5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - May 2

 by TWIW StaffMay 2, 2022

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition - Monday, May 2 - Worcester Wares is reopening its DCU Center store this week, the Burger Bah at Worcester Public Market is hiring, the Worcester Fair Housing Project makes its annual presentation tonight, the Burns Bridge lights up green tonight in observance of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and road test applicants need to provide their own vehicles starting today.

Worcester Wares Reopening DCU Center Store this Week

On "508 Day" weekend, Worcester Wares will be reopening their DCU Center store to customers.

The store is located at Door 22 on Commercial Street. The DCU Center location has been closed to customers since early 2020, but has served as its hub for online ordering and curbside pick-up.

The store will be open on Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.


The Burger Bah at Worcester Public Market is Hiring

The Burger Bah inside the Worcester Public Market is hosting a day long "instant interview" session on Thursday, May 7 from 11 AM to 8 PM.

The Burger Bah is hiring for counter help, cashiers and grill cooks. Walk-ins welcome. No experience necessary. Flexible schedules, competitive pay and tips.

Check out the restaurant's menu here. 


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Worcester Fair Housing Project Makes Annual Presentation Tonight

The Worcester Fair Housing Project will make its annual presentation to Worcester's Human Rights Commission tonight.

The Worcester Fair Housing Project is a partnership between the Community Legal Aid, Inc. and the City of Worcester. For more information on WFHP, click here.

Attorney Maureen St. Cyr and Miriam Nyante will make the presentation. The meeting starts at 6 PM and is being held virtually.

To join the meeting, click here. (Meeting number: 2311 007 3698 Password: C6GputMFp79)

Burns Bridge Will Light Up Green Tonight for Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

The Burns Bridge -- connecting Worcester and Shrewsbury over Lake Quinsigamond -- as well as the Zakim, Longfellow, and Fore River Bridges will be illuminated green tonight in observance of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Mindsat MGH has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to shine a light on the issue of mental health challenges children faced during the pandemic, prompting experts in pediatric healthcare to declare the children’s mental health crisis a national emergency.

Road Test Applicants Need to Provide Own Vehicle Starting Today

Learner’s permit holders applying for a Massachusetts issued driver’s license will be required to supply their own vehicle for road testing beginning today.

The pandemic use of Commonwealth-owned vehicles ended on April 29.

Applicants must bring a physical copy of their learner’s permit, a printed and completed copy of the Road Test Application and be accompanied by a qualified sponsor. A sponsor is a person who is a licensed driver over the age of 21 with at least one year of experience driving.

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