5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester- June 15

 by Tom MarinoJune 15, 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, June 15 - join a virtual public meeting tonight on a plan for May Street and Chandler Street roundabouts, Acting City Manager Batista joins the next Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association meeting, Citizens Bank launches a program to enable customers to get their paycheck early, the Regional Environmental Council has opening day for the University Park Market and the Worcester Chamber Music Society announces its Summer ChamberFest series.

Public Meeting on May Street and Chandler Street Roundabouts

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting tonight to propose a pair of roundabouts at the intersection of May Street and Chandler Street in Worcester. The streets meet in front of Worcester State University.

The virtual public meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Register here.

The proposed roundabouts will be constructed at the northern and southern intersections of the streets. Other improvements include median islands, curbing and landscaping. The project is expected to increase sight distance for vehicles, reduce crossing times for pedestrians and include a bike lane for cyclists.

The estimated cost to complete the project is $5.4 million.

Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association Meeting with Acting City Manager Batista

Acting City Manager Eric Batista will join the June meeting of the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association on Thursday, June 16 at 7 PM at the Christ Baptist Church at 7 Granby Road, directly behind the Shrewsbury Street ReadyMed Center.

Batista will be there to introduce the Worcester 311 hotline and message service for non-emergency calls.

Free parking is available in the church parking lot directly across the street from the church.

Tickets to WooSox games will be raffled at the meeting.

Citizens Bank Customers Can Get Their Paycheck Early

Citizens Bank introduced it Citizens Paid Early this week, which allows those who receive their direct deposit into a Citizens Bank account to receive their paycheck up to two days early.

Citizens Paid Early is automatically applied to all Citizens personal Checking, Savings, and Money Market Accounts.

Citizens Bank also said it will eliminate non-sufficient funds fees by the end of the year.

REC University Park Market's Opening Day

The Regional Environmental Council opens its University Park Market at 955 Main Street in Worcester on June 18 from 9 AM to noon.

Customers are invited to connect with local farmers and vendors to purchase fresh, affordable produce and products. Vendors include Fay Mountain Farm, Oakdale Farms, Black Seed Farmers Markets, True Moon Magic Soaps and Kokorico’s Fresh Juices.

All REC Markets accept SNAP, HIP, WIC and senior coupons, as well as cash and debit/credit cards.

Worcester Chamber Music Society Announces ChamberFest Summer Concerts

The Worcester Chamber Music Society presents a series of three concerts as part of its Summer ChamberFest, performed by core members of WCMS along with guest artists.

Performances will take place July 9, 14, and 16 in the air conditioned Gordon Hall at the First Baptist Church at 111 Park Avenue in Worcester.

All summer festival concerts start at 8 PM and will be one hour long with no intermission. A pre-concert talk  will take place before the concert at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, July 9 | Concert 1

Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, op. 67
Brahms Horn Trio in Eb Major, op. 40
Guest: Jean Jeffries, French horn

Thursday, July 14 | Concert 2

Corelli Concerto Grosso tbd
Schubert String Quintet in C Major, D. 956
Guest: Mark Mummert, harpsichord

Saturday, July 16 | Concert 3

Pärt Fratres for viola and piano
Schubert String Trio in Bb Major, D. 471
McGinn “A Tad Low Strung” for Viola and Piano
Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, op. 102 no. 2

Tickets prices are $30 for adults, $10 for students, EBT/WIC $5 and youth under 17 are free.

For more information, visit the Worcester Chamber Music Society website or call (508) 926-8624.

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