5 Things You Need To Know Today In Worcester - January 10

 by TWIW StaffJanuary 10, 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, January 10 -  the city is accepting bids on the sale and redevelopment of 17 Lodi Street, there are four free COVID-19 testing clinics at the Mercantile Center this week, there's a vaccine clinic today at the YMCA on Main Street, Holy Cross temporarily suspends fan attendance at all games and Worcester's Department of Emergency Communications is hiring a dispatcher.

Worcester Accepting Bids on Green Island Property

The City of Worcester is now accepting bids for the sale and redevelopment of 17 Lodi Street (in photo above).

According to city records, the building is being sold as a commercial property. It was built in 1890. Lodi Street is a one-way street.

Bids are due no later than 10 AM on Feb. 16, 2022. The property is sold as is. Click here for information.

Four Free COVID-19 Testing Clinics at Mercantile Center this Week

There are four free COVID-19 testing clinics at Mercantile Center in downtown Worcester this week.

Clinics are operated by UMass Memorial Health and will be held Monday to Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome.

  • Monday, Jan. 10 -- 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Tuesday, Jan 11 -- 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Wednesday, Jan 12 -- 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Thursday, January 13 -- 10 AM to 3 PM 

Vaccine Clinic Today at YMCA Central Community Branch

The YMCA Central Community Branch on Main Street in Worcester is hosting a vaccine clinic today from 11 AM to 7 PM.

No appointments are needed. Participants can receive a first dose, a second dose, or get a booster. Designated medical staff will be on site to answer any questions.

The YMCA clinic is held every Monday until further notice.

Holy Cross Temporarily Suspends Fan Attendance at Athletic Events

Holy Cross Athletics has temporarily suspended spectator attendance at all athletic events until further notice.

The following changes will be effective immediately until further notice:

  • Events will continue to be held as scheduled and in compliance with all conference and institutional COVID-19 policies.
  • Events will not be open to the general public.

Tickets purchased for events that do not allow for spectator attendance during this period will be refunded through the original method of payment.

Any questions regarding ticketing can be directed to the Holy Cross Ticket Office at [email protected] or 1-844-GOCROSS.

All men's and women's basketball contests will be broadcasted on ESPN+. Men's ice hockey games will be streamed on FloHockey, and women's ice hockey games are available on College Sports Live.

City of Worcester Hiring Regional Dispatcher

The City of Worcester's Department of Emergency Communications is hiring a Regional Dispatcher.

The position is responsible for receiving and transmitting information accurately and rapidly via communications equipment for Police, Fire and EMS.

To apply and for more information, click here. The position will remain open until it is filled.


Lead image: 17 Lodi Street, Worcester/ThisWeekinWorcester.com

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