5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - July 27

 by Tom MarinoJuly 27, 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 - Wednesday, July 27 - check out the schedule for mosquito control spraying in Worcester next month, learn more about Worcester's Next Generation 9-1-1, Dairy Queen in Worcester is hosting a fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital, Resinate is accepting donations of school supplies for its "stuff the bus" drive and save $4 with your Price Chopper card on Worcester Bravehearts tickets.

Mosquito Control Spraying in Worcester in August

The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) plans to spray areas of Worcester with mosquito pesticides next month on August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. The scheduled dates are subject to change due to weather conditions, mosquito populations, mosquito virus activity, and/or special event spraying.

Full schedules from the CMMCP are available on its website, including specific areas to be sprayed. An informational phone line can be reached at (508) 393-3055, Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.

The city will also notify residents in specific areas and neighborhoods to be sprayed via email, social media, and text. Residents interested in receiving these alerts should ensure that they are registered at ALERTWorcester.

Full instructions to opt out of spraying can be found here. can be found here.

Residents are advised to observe the following precautions if their area is being sprayed:

  • Close street-facing windows and turn off any “outside air” settings on air conditioners.
  • Keep pets inside between sunset and midnight, and do not let children play near or behind truck-mounted applicators when they are in use
  • Remain inside during the application and for 15-20 minutes afterwards
  • Wash off any vegetables from home gardens after spraying and before consuming them

Learn about Worcester Next Generation 9-1-1

Watch week four of Worcester Emergency Management's Summer Learning Series. The series covers Worcester's Next Generation 9-1-1.

Worcester Emergency Management reminds residents that although the software and technology is improved, personnel will always ask callers to confirm their physical location.

See the video below:

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Hosting 'Miracle Treat Day'

On Thursday, the DQ Grill & Chill on Grafton Street in Worcester is hosting "Miracle Treat Day" to raise money for Boston Children's Hospital.

The special event is being held from 12 PM to 2 PM on the restaurant's outdoor patio and there will be free cake testing, games for kids and more.

DQ Grill & Chill is located at 721 Grafton St.

Resinate Accepting School Supplies Stuff the Bus

Resinate, the cannabis store at 1191 Millbury Street in Worcester, is accepting donations of school supplies for its "stuff the bus" drive. Anyone that makes a donation will receive a free Resinate lighter.

The school supply drive seeks the following items:

  • For all ages
    • Backpacks
    • Notebooks
    • Folders
  • For K through 6th grade
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Rulers
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Colored Paper
    • Colored Pencils
    • Safety Scissors
    • Glue
  • For Middle School/ High School
    • Binders
    • Pens
    • Calculator

The Worcester location is open Monday-Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM and Sundays 10 AM to 6 PM.

For more information, visit the Resinate website.

Save $4 on Worcester Bravehearts Tickets with AdvantEdge Card

Worcester Bravehearts fans can save $4 off box seats tickets purchased at the Bravehearts box office with their Price Chopper AdvantEdge card.

There's still time to save! The regular season ends Aug. 7.

The discount is available for the following games: Friday, July 29 vs. New Britain Bees, Saturday, July 30 vs. Pittsfield Suns and Saturday, Aug. 6 vs. Norwich Sea Unicorns.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bravehearts Box Office located at Fitton Field, 1 College St, Worcester. Call 508-438-3773 for box office hours of operation.

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