5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – July 22, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – July 22, 2019

Worcester PD and Community PAR to Host First Annual Charity Ride

On Saturday, Aug.3, the Worcester Police Dept. will host their first annual Ride for Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery [WPAR].

Proceeds from the ride will benefit the Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery — a partnership between Community Program for Addiction Recovery and the WPD.

The WPD assigns an officer to work full-time with WPAR. Through this partnership the officer and a Recovery Coach Supervisor offer guidance in all pathways to recovery including: medication assisted treatment (MAT), recovery support groups, counseling, and family outreach and support.

From January 1– June 30, 2019 WPAR reached out to 260 individuals and have provided them with various types of support services.

For tickets, click here. Registration is at 9:30 AM and stands are up at 11 AM. The ride will be a scenic ride of Worcester, and the towns of Leicester and Paxton. The ride will end at the YMCA in Worcester and will be followed by a cookout from 12:30 PM to 3 PM. 


Coes Reservoir to Be Closed on Tuesday, July 23

The Worcester DPW has contracted for the application of copper sulfate to Coes Reservoir on Tuesday, July 23.

People are advised to stay out of the water, discontinue boat use and fishing, and keep their pets out of the water on this day. 

The reservoir is planned to be back open on Wednesday, July 24. 

Copper sulfate is a safe and effective way to control the growth of harmful, toxin-producing algae. The application of copper sulfate is a common practice to maintain a healthy lake and poses minimal risk to humans and animals after application is complete. 

For questions, please call the DPW&P Customer Service Center at 508-929-1300.

Railers Tavern to Host Charity Beer Kickoff and Memoir Announcement

On Tuesday night, July 23, the Railers Tavern in downtown Worcester will host a night of “runners’ stories and celebration” with Bill Rodgers, Jack Fultz, Bobby Hodge and introduce Hodge’s memoir on the early days of the running boom, evoke the Boston Marathon legend of the “Runner in Red” – and kick off Barb’s Beer charity beer in Central Mass to support a cure for lung cancer.

The event is from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. For more info, click here: https://runnerinred.com.


Project New Hope’s Back-to-School Brigade Raising Money for School Supplies

The Project New Hope Inc. Back-to-School Brigade is in partnership with Operation Homefront, Dollar Tree and the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Inc., once again this year. Last year, PNH distributed more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military kids across Massachusetts.

PNH serves military families, veterans and Gold Star Families. The Back-to-School Brigade program is for the immediate children of the veteran only and open to children ranging from kindergarten to high school.

PNH is collecting donations to purchase school supplies and new backpacks to distribute to military children.

To make a tax-deductible donation to Project New Hope Inc. which will go to help military families through the Back-to-School Brigade and other programs, please click here.


Worcester Railers Re-Sign Forward Bo Brauer

The Worcester Railers announced on Friday that the club has re-signed forward Bo Brauer to an ECHL contract for the 2019-20 season.

Brauer, 24, of Edina, MN enters his second professional season after spending last season with the South Carolina Stingrays, Atlanta Gladiators, and the Worcester Railers.
Brauer played in 31 games for the Railers last season scoring nine goals and seven assists (9-7-16). He also had five game stints with both South Carolina and Atlanta last season.  


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