5 Things You Need to Know in Worcester Today – April 24, 2019

by | Apr 24, 2019 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – In our latest daily feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com will explore 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 — April 24, 2019 — a new Worcester Police Mounted Patrol Unit initiative, a Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Worcester County, the Worcester Red Sox Booster Club membership options, street sweeping locations and the Dept. of Environmental Protection to salute Worcester’s drinking water. 

Here are the five things you need to know today in Worcester:

DEP Salutes Worcester’s Drinking Water

MassDEP and the City of Worcester will mark “Earth Week 2019” and celebrate the City of Worcester’s use of Gap II grant funding from the Baker-Polito Administration to implement cost-saving energy efficiency measures at the Worcester Drinking Water Treatment Plant, which is located in neighboring Holden.

The event will take place on Wednesday morning at 10 AM — Worcester Drinking Water Treatment Plant, 71 Stonehouse Hill Road, Holden.


New Worcester Police Mounted Unit Initiative to Be Announced

A special announcement will be made on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 PM at the Mounted Patrol Unit’ stable and barn at the Worcester County House of Correction. The announcement will outline a new initiative for the WPD’s mounted patrol unit. Worcester PD Chief Steve Sargent, Mayor Joe Petty and City Manager Ed Augustus will all be in attendance.


Worcester Red Sox Booster Club Announced Memberships

On Tuesday, the Worcester Red Sox Booster Club announced four different membership options for fans that want to get an early start on getting behind the local ballclub.

Memberships range from no cost (teammate membership) to $500 (hall of fame membership) which each level having varying perks and benefits.

For the full list, click here: Booster Club memberships.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Back

On Saturday, April 27, between 10 AM and 2 PM the public can dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications at four locations throughout Worcester County, operated by local law enforcement agencies and other community partners. The service is free of charge, no questions asked and most of these collection sites can be found in the lobby of your local Police Department.

Locations near Worcester: Shrewsbury Police Department, Town of Leicester – Recycling Center, Northborough Police Department and Northbridge Police Department.

For more information, click here.


Street Sweeping to Begin in West Boylston St/Gold Star Blvd. Neighborhoods


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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]