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 - Wednesday, September 8 - Worcester is holding a Chandler Street redesign public input meeting, Compass Tavern is sponsoring a men's basketball tournament to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. Bernard's Church, Friendly House youth hoops league starts October 15, the Human Rights Commission is hosting another listening session on police body cameras next week and the Hanover Theatre's 2021-2022 season kick-off is scheduled for Sept. 23.
A virtual public meeting to get feedback and input on the redesign of Chandler Street will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM..
The redesign will encompass the section of Chandler Street between Main Street and Park Avenue, and is being done in partnership between the City of Worcester and MassDOT. The estimated $9.2-million project will be done in two phases, with Phase 1 extending from Main Street to Queen Street.
Construction is expected to start in 2025.
Pre-registration for the public meeting is encouraged and can be done by clicking here. For more information about the project, or to submit comments and questions, please visit www.worcesterma.gov/chandler-street-redesign-project.
The Worcester Majors, the city's professional ABA basketball team, is hosting a two-day men's basketball tournament on the weekend of Sept. 25 and 26.
The tournament is in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of St. Bernard's Church.
The event is being sponsored by The Compass Tavern.
The Friendly House Youth Hoops League starts on October 10.
Registration for the league starts Monday, Sept. 20 until Sept. 28. Registration is $200 and includes a team t-shirt, 12-week regular season and playoffs, and six weeks of practice.
Students in grades 2 to 9 are eligible to participate. To register, click here.
The City's Human Rights Commission is hosting another listening session on police body cameras next week for residents in district 4.
The meeting will be held on 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.
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory is having a 2021-2022 Season Kick-Off event on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 PM.
The event includes live entertainment and a preview of the theatre's season ahead highlighting their Broadway Series and holiday shows.
The evening includes a behind-the-scenes Q&A with Hanover Theatre President and CEO Troy Siebels and a performance from Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
The event is free, but registration is required. Register by Sept. 17. To register, click here.
When you register for the event, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Broadway Merchandise Package from the theatre's upcoming shows.