5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 6, 2019

by | May 6, 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 — May 6, 2019 — a public meeting will be held to discuss a location for a new Doherty High, POW! WOW! Worcester is celebrating 508 Day, Worcester EMS Local 95 has a new home, WooSmash! Event calls all gamers, and an Indian Lake clean-up is scheduled for this weekend.

Where Should the New Doherty High Go?

That’s the question a public meeting hopes to answer regarding the construction of the new high school. The meeting will take place at the current Doherty Memorial High School on Monday, May 13 at 6:30 PM. 

Discussion will likely surround whether or not the new building should be constructed on the adjacent athletic field or someplace entirely different in the neighborhood.


POW! WOW! and Worcester Wares to Celebrate 508Day

Consider it a new holiday in Worcester — 508 Day (May 8, 5/8…508 area code, get it?).

While too much hasn’t been given away as far as details for the Worcester holiday this Wednesday, Worcester Wares — in coordination with POW! WOW! — is hosting a shopping event from 5:08 PM to 8:05 PM on Wednesday with store specials and an entry fee to help support POW! WOW! Worcester.

The social media accounts of POW! WOW! Worcester promise to entertain their followers with special announcements starting Wednesday morning.

Indian Lake Watershed Assoc. to Host Clean-Up

The Indian Lake Watershed Association Inc. has scheduled its spring cleanup for Saturday, May 11 from 9 AM to noon.

Volunteers are needed to assist with shoreline cleanup as well as the spring cleanup of public parks and memorials in the greater Indian Lake area

Meet at Morgan Park, 550 Grove Street in Worcester at 9 AM. Please bring gloves, labeled leaf blowers and wheelbarrows, if possible.


WooSmash! Super Smash Bros Tournament in Worcester

A Super Smash Bros. Tournament is taking place on Saturday, May 18 and is hosted by MassDiGI, Becker College, Discover Central Mass. and the Becker Gaming Tournaments and Esports Clubs.

The tournament is at Becker College from 12 PM to 6 PM and is “totally free.” Prizes and cash to winners. You can register here


Worcester EMS Local 95 Finds New Home

On Friday, Worcester EMS received keys to their new office at 625 Chander St. It’s also home to Worcester Firefighters Local 1009. Congrats!

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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]