5 things you need to know today in Worcester

In today’s daily feature 5 Things You Need to Know, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories for residents of Worcester and Central Massachusetts to keep an eye on.

These five things can cover a wide range of topics and issues that we feel are relevant to understanding what is happening in the city and in the cities and towns that surround Worcester.

In today’s edition, Monday June 21, the Treasurer and Tax Collector windows at City Hall are closed today, the MIAA state championship men’s lacrosse games start today at Worcester State University, the MBTA is hosting a public meeting on fare evasion regulations tonight, the Worcester Youth Behavioral Health Career Pathway is recruiting 10th and 11th graders and this weekend they will take a historic bus tour of Worcester.

Treasurer and Tax Collector Windows at City Hall Closed Today

The City Hall Treasurer and Tax Collector windows will be closed on Tuesday.

Anyone wishing to make a payment can do so online or at a People’s United Bank branch.

To make an online payment on the City of Worcester website, Click here. For a list of People’s United Bank branches, Click here.

MIAA State Championship Men’s Lacrosse Games at Worcester State today

MIAA State Championship Boys Lacrosse games will be played at Coughlin Field at Worcester State University with two games each beginning today, Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 22.

MIAA Boys Lacrosse Tournament Director Dan Brothers said, “The MIAA is delighted to host the boys’ state championships at Worcester State University. Worcester State has hosted numerous MIAA events that gave as result in memorable, well-executed contests for student-athletes, spectators, and schools. The staff and facilities at WSU provide an opportunity to showcase one of Massachusetts’ educational institutions, its excellent facilities, and strong partnership with the MIAA. This is a great place for players, coaches and fans to experience an MIAA state championship.”

The Division 1 championship will feature St. John’s Prep vs. Boston College High School at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Division 2 championship will continue with Longmeadow vs. Billerica at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday’s games feature Wachonah vs. Sandwich in the Division 4 championship at 5 p.m., followed by Medfield vs. Norwell in the Division 3 championship at 7:15 p.m.

MBTA Hosts Virtual Public Meeting on Fare Evasion Regulations Tonight

As part of the fare transformation project, the MBTA will hold a virtual public hearing tonight regarding a proposed new regulation, 703 CMR 5.00 Fare Evasion.

The proposed regulation is established pursuant to MGL c. 159, §101 and promotes revenue collection and addresses issues related to fraudulent or illegal fare evasion on vehicles or ferries owned or operated by the MBTA. 703 CMR 5.00 establishes a process by which violators may receive a non-criminal citation or warning and be fined commensurate with the nature of the offense.

The virtual public hearing will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm The hearing will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, Click here.

Worcester Youth Behavioral Health Career Pathway High School Student Recruitment

The Worcester Youth Behavioral Health Career Pathway is recruiting 10th and 11th grade students for a pilot two-week college experience program.

The program is for students interested in careers in behavioral health. It will take place from August 8 to 19 (with a three-day break from August 12 to 14), and accommodation, food, and transportation are included. Classes are taught by behavioral health professionals, and students will receive college and career counseling, as well as job shadowing and mentoring.

The program is in partnership with the City of Worcester, UMass Chan School of Medicine, and Worcester State University. For students to apply and register, Click here.

Take a ride on a historic bus tour of Worcester on Sunday

Join Worcester District Medical Society Curator Dr. Dale Magee on Sunday, June 26 from 1-4:30 pm on a bus tour to discover the city’s medical past, present and future.

The tour will take you through the city to see the current medical institutions and what remains of the past. See footage from the past with onboard screens as the bus moves through a dozen locations that gave birth to Worcester’s health care industry today.

After the tour, there will be a short reception with refreshments at WDMS.

Tickets are $20 each and reservations are required. Seating is limited to 40 people. For more information and to register, Click here.

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