5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – April 23, 2019

by | Apr 23, 2019 | Headlines, News, Politics

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 23, 2019 — the Mount Carmel Preservation Society has filed suit against the Diocese, the Residential Drop-Off Center is Open this Week for Hazardous Waste, this dogs’ hips don’t lie, the Worcester Public Schools is holding a budget hearing tonight, and be prepared for the longest City Council meeting of 2019.

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

Mount Carmel Preservation Society Files Lawsuit Against Diocese

The Mount Carmel Preservation Society (MPS) has filed a lawsuit bringing civil action against the Worcester Diocese. The MPS believes that the Diocese shouldn’t be allowed to knock down the church or sell the property until State agency action and review is completed.

MPS and the Diocese will be in court one week from today — April 30 — at 2 PM.


First Free Day to Drop-Off Hazardous Waste this Week in Worcester

The Worcester Dept. of Public Works and Parks’ first free household hazardous waste drop-off day is this Saturday and by appointment only.

To make an appointment [and for a list of what you can and cannot bring] visit here: Household Hazardous Waste Day

Date/Time of Next Hazardous Waste Day: Saturday April 27th, 2019

Location: 1065 Millbury St, Worcester, MA 01607

This Dogs’ Hips Don’t Lie — And She Needs Help

A Central MA couple is reaching out to the community to help with their puppy, Kalli. Kalli needs two hip replacements and the couple is hosting fundraisers during May and June in Central Mass. to help cover the costs to keep Kalli healthy.

Kalli is currently in recovery from a vulvoplasty/episioplasty and mass removal (pending results) on 2/04/19. She needs continued aftercare and management of bilateral hip dysplasia (pending surgery).

On Wednesday night, Bertucci’s of Westboro will be donating 25% of all purchases to Kalli’s cause — both dine-in and take-out.

Show the flyer pictured below to make sure the 25% goes to Kalli.

You can donate via GoFundMe here, too: Help Kalli be pain free!

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Budget Hearing for Worcester Public Schools

The Standing Committee on Finance and Operations will hold a public hearing on the FY20 Budget on Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building. Public comment is welcome.

This may be the most important budget hearing for the public schools administration in years. 

Worcester City Council Meeting – Get Comfortable

Tonight the City Council returns after a week-long April vacation. And this week the Council is doubling-up.

Not only do they have their usual orders from the councilors, but City Manager Edward Augustus, Jr. also has his own agenda to go over.

So take a nap this afternoon and read this preview before you go to the meeting.

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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]