5 Things You Need To Know Today In Worcester - September 13

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 13, 2021

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, September 13 - the Human Rights Commission is hosting a listening session on police body cameras tonight, vaccine clinics will be held at Worcester schools starting this week, there's a "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day" pub crawl on Green Street this week, ArtsWorcester is hosting a special design competition, and a request for proposal is expected to be released this week by the City of Worcester to find a tenant for the Union Station cafe space.


Human Rights Commission Hosting District 4 Listening Session on Police Body Cameras

The City's Human Rights Commission is hosting another listening session on police body cameras next week for residents in district 4.

The meeting is tonight -- Monday, Sept. 13 -- at 6 PM at Chandler Elementary Community School and virtually on Zoom.

To participate virtually, click here. To call in, dial 929-205-6099 and use meeting ID#: 912 0091 4074

The meeting will livestream from www.worcesterma.gov/video-on-demand, and on the government channel on Spectrum cable 192.


Worcester Public Schools to Host Vaccine Clinics at High Schools, Middle Schools

Starting today, Worcester Public Schools will host vaccine clinics for students ages 12 to 19 at city high school and middle schools.

Clinics will be held today at Worcester East Middle, Worcester Tech, North High, St. Casmir and Gerald Creamer schools.

For the full schedule, click here.


'Halfway to St. Patrick's Day' Pub Crawl this week on Green Street

The Police Pipes and Drums of Worcester is hosting its annual "Half way to St. Patty's Day" pub crawl on Friday, September 17 at 6 PM.

The pub crawl will start at Fiddler's Green Pub and visit Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar, The Hangover Pub, The Banner, The White Eagle and The Compass Tavern.

The pub crawl will help benefit the band's trip to Washington, D.C. for National Police Week to perform for fallen Worcester Police officer Manny Familia as his name is added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.

Put it on your calendars now!! Come join us and plan on having a great time on Friday September 17th!! The pub crawl...

Posted by Police Pipes & Drums of Worcester, Massachusetts on Thursday, August 19, 2021


ArtsWorcester Hosting Design Competition for Worcester Wares Stickers, Tote Bags

ArtsWorcester is holding a design competition for limited editions of die-cut stickers and tote bags to be sold at Worcester Wares.

The original design should involve one or more of these ideas, or  an interpretation or combination of them:

  • the 300th anniversary of the City of Worcester,
  • future Worcester,
  • your view of Worcester, or a view of Worcester.

The winning design will be:

  • original, and not a treatment of any existing logo or design
  • legible at different scales and distances,
  • full of positive energy, happy anticipation, and/or hope
  • enjoyable and appealing for all ages

One design will be selected and the artist will receive $250. The deadline to submit is Friday, September 17. To submit a design and for more information, click here.

Calling all artists and designers! @artsworcester is holding a design competition for limited editions of die-cut...

Posted by Worcester Wares on Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Request for Proposal Expected to Be Released this Week for Union Station Cafe Space

A request for proposal is expected to be released this week by the City of Worcester to find a tenant for the cafe space inside Union Station.

The space is 98 square feet and rent is $300 per month. The lease is for three years with two two-year mutual agreement extensions.

Once the bid is open, its expected to be closed in mid-October. The cafe space has been vacant since December 2020.

For a list of all open bids, click here.

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