5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – April 30, 2019

by | Apr 30, 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 30, 2019 —the Worcester School Committee IS happening this week, the EAW Forum is tonight, Rachel’s Table 3rd Annual FOODraiser, Mezcal hosting a tacos & tequila dinner on Thursday and street sweeping begins today on Shrewsbury St.

The Worcester School Committee Meeting is On this Week

Last week, the School Committee meeting was cancelled due to an error by the City while posting the committee agenda.

The School Committee hasn’t met since before April school vacation — which should make this meeting…long.

The meeting is Thursday night at 7 PM at City Hall. 

See the committee agenda here


EAW Forum is Tonight

The Educational Association of Worcester [EAW] will meet tonight from 5-7:30 PM for an election forum. Three candidates are running for EAW president — incumbent Roger Nugent, former president Leonard Zalauskas and Michael Patrick Lyons. The evening will consist of a meet and great with the candidates, followed by a question and answer period.

Street Sweeping to Begin Today on Shrewsbury St & Other Areas


Mezcal Hosting a Tacos & Tequila Dinner Party on Thursday to Kick-Off Cinco De Mayo Event


Mezcal Worcester is kicking off four days of fiestas with a Tacos & Tequila Dinner on May 2. Each guest will enjoy three featured tequila cocktails with chef’s tacos and sides. Tickets are $50/pp and include tax and gratuity.

To purchase a ticket, click here.


3rd Annual Rachel’s Table FOODraiser at Big Y

It’s a simple concept with big payoff – by taking advantage of Big Y’s buy 1 get 2 free sale, participants are able to donate three times more than usual.

Last year, Rachel’s Table collected over a ton of food in just two hours.

This year’s fundraiser falls on Sunday, May 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Big Y on Mayfield St. in Worcester.

All food donations go right to Friendly House in Worcester.

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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]