5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 23, 2020

by | Jun 23, 2020 | Headlines, News

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores 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 – Tuesday, June 23 – Dell’Ovo’s Kitchen is now selling Italian ice and fried dough, you can read Major Taylor’s autobiography online for free, the City Manager is presenting his self-evaluation tonight, the Northborough Fire Department is hiring, and the Worcester Bravehearts will have a season this summer.


Dell’Ovo’s Kitchen Selling Italian Ice

It appears the dog days of summer are already upon us.

Thankfully, you don’t have to look any further than Shrewsbury St. for respite. Dell’Ovo’s Kitchen is now selling Italian Ice in nine flavors — including watermelon, lemon and cherry — and several variations on fried dough this summer [see their menu board below].


Marshall “Major” Taylor’s Life Story is Available to Read for Free

Marshall “Major” Taylor — “The Worcester Whirlwind” — is known was the first Black world champion cyclist in 1899, the American sprint champion in 1900 and one-time holder of seven world records.

Major Taylor Blvd. runs through downtown Worcester between Foster and Highland streets, a downtown monument of Major Taylor stands outside the Worcester Public Library, and the Major Taylor Association of Worcester is dedicated to educating people about Major Taylor’s accomplishments and his life in Worcester.


The Worcester Bravehearts Will Play this Season

According to a report from Spectrum News 1, the Worcester Bravehearts will have a season this summer and start it on July 2 at the New Britain Bees.

The Future Collegiates Baseball League [FCBL] says it will play with six teams this year.

To read the full story, click here.


City Manager to Present Self- Evaluation of Accomplishments Tonight

At tonight’s City Council meeting, City Manager Ed Augustus will present a roughly 100-page document of his accomplishments during the course of FY20.

In a letter to the council before his self-evaluation, Augustus writes: “I have the distinct privilege and honor of being City Manager of Worcester, and I remain as confident now as when I first took office in what we are doing and what still lies ahead to be accomplished. There will be challenges and times that test our spirit and will. My Administration will meet these challenges and this City will rise in those times. We will do it together, we will persevere and we will move forward.”

To read the full self-evaluation, click here [starts at page 61].


Northborough Fire Department is Now Hiring

The Northborough Fire Department is seeking applicants for the full-time position of firefighter/paramedic.

See the job listing 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. 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]