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

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

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 23, 2019 — the Worcester Regional Research Bureau released its latest report on the possibilities of fare-free buses in Worcester, you can take a walking tour of the Worcester Revolutionary War locations, check out the list of QCC grads, Hanover Theatre is hosting a Teen Art Night and Cirque du Soleil on Ice is coming to the DCU Center. 

Research Bureau Releases Report on Fare-Free Busing in Worcester

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau [WRRB] released their latest report — The Implications for a Fare-Free WRTA — on Wednesday.

According to the WRRB, “There is research and evidence from other cities that going fare-free – not merely lowering fares, but eliminating them entirely – is perhaps the most effective ridership-boosting tool available to bus systems. While it may seem like an unrealistic idea, the WRTA collected only around $3 million in fares last year (14 percent of its operating budget), and the cost would be mitigated by eliminating the costs of fare collection.”

The WRRB argues that by eliminating fares for the WRTA, the number of people riding the city buses will increase and will improve “efficiency and city livability.”

 

Check out the Full List of 2019 QCC Grads

Quinsigamond Community College hold their graduation today at 1 PM at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester.

To see the full list of today’s QCC graduates, click here

Walk the Streets of the Revolutionary War Locations in Worcester

The City of Worcester played an important role in the Revolutionary War and the Worcester Historical Museum is hosting tours from the Salisbury Mansion to visit some of the places where revolutionary history was made in Worcester.

The first tour is this Saturday, May 25, from 11 AM to 12 PM. 

Each tour (May 25, June 29, July 20, August 24, September 14 and/or October 5) is limited to the first 12 attendees. To reserve your spot(s) and date(s), call 508-753-8278.  

Click here for more information. 

 

Cirque Du Soleil: AXEL Coming to DCU Center

The DCU Center made a major announcement on Twitter on Wednesday. 

Cirque Du Soleil: AXEL will showcase world-class acrobatic skating performances set in fantastical universes combining full-spectrum visual effects and awesome live music that seamlessly integrates popular songs with new original scores. Cirque du Soleil AXEL will be presented at the DCU Center for six performances only, starting December 5, 2019.

For tickets and more info, click here. 

 

Girls Teen Night Out in Worcester at the Hanover Theatre

TEEN Girls Night Out Worcester is an evening designed to ENGAGE, INSPIRE, and EMPOWER Girls ages 12 to 17 years, from throughout Worcester. Held at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, girls will have the opportunity to create a piece of art inspired by the theater. Take part in improvisation and dance mini-classes. Take a voice lesson. Tour the conservatory spaces. Be inspired by women from Worcester and throughout Massachusetts who are making a difference in our community.

The event is hosted by ArtReach Studio in Worcester. To register for the event, click here

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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. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.