5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - May 25

 by Tom MarinoMay 25, 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, May 25 - results of Worcester's greenhouse gas emissions inventory will be released Thursday, fill out the Worcester Now | Next survey before it closes, Auburn seeks to redesign its town flag with submissions from the public, the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission seeks survey respondents over 50 years of age and Dunkin' donates $1 per ice coffee sold on Wednesday.

Results of Worcester's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Join a public meeting inside the Levi Lincoln Room inside Worcester City Hall on Thursday, May 26, at 5:30 PM, on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Worcester.

During the meeting, learn the results of the city's greenhouse gas emissions inventory.

Registration is encouraged for those attending in person or streaming the meeting online. Register here.

Complete the Worcester Now | Next Survey

Worcester Now | Next is an 18-month-long citywide planning process that will engage the community in exploring issues such as such as land use, housing, economic opportunity, natural and cultural resources, open space and recreation, services and facilities, and transportation and mobility, among others.

The first of two citywide surveys during the process was released in March and is scheduled to end at the end of May. If you are a city resident and haven't completed the survey, you can do so here.

Auburn Flag Redesign Accepting Public Submissions

The town of Auburn is redesigning its flag and accepting design submissions from the public.

The flag design must be relevant to the town of Auburn and have a brief explanation of the symbolism included. Individuals may submit multiple different designs and anyone interested in submitting is welcome to.

For more information and to learn how to submit your design, visit the Town of Auburn website.

Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission Survey

The Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission seeks area residents ages 50 and older to complete its recent survey.

The Community Age Friendly Needs Assessment Survey is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Dunkin' Iced Coffee to Support Local Hospitals

Today is Iced Coffee Day and $1 from each Dunkin' Iced Coffee sold in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire will go to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to bring joy to kids battling illness at local hospitals.

The funds will go to programming at UMass Memorial Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, and Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

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