In today’s daily feature 5 Things to Know, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories for Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents to watch closely.
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 surrounding Worcester.
In today’s edition, Tuesday, December 6, seven Worcester residents are sworn in as Worcester County Correctional Officers, Worcester Tech Student Council is hosting a fundraiser, Mochi Doh is hiring, Nothing Bundt Cakes is bringing back its Peppermint Holiday Chocolate Chip and gas prices in Massachusetts drop 10 cents from last week.
7 Worcester residents sworn in as correctional officers
Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis administered the Correctional Officers Oath to 20 recruits graduating from the Sheriff’s Office’s 58th Basic Recruit Training Academy (BRTA) Friday in Anna Mary College. Seven graduates are Worcester residents.
The Worcester residents are (pictured above, top left to right) Officer Shaquille Adjei, Officer Camil Dahrouj, Officer Stephen Jandrow (bottom left to right) Officer Daniel Kwakye, Officer Huy Pham , Officer Cam Savoy and Officer Cody Sosa. .
Two graduates were recognized with performance awards during academy training. Dahrouj was recognized for his academic excellence with the Francis T. Foley Scholar Award. Pham was recognized for displaying outstanding effort, enthusiasm, and excellence with the Paul J. Westberg Class Banner Award.
The Sheriff’s Office Academy is a 12-week paid program consisting of hands-on and classroom instruction teaching recruits how to manage and maintain the care, custody, and control of inmates incarcerated in the Jail Worcester County and House of Correction. .
Worcester Tech Student Council Fundraiser
The Worcester Technical High School Student Council is hosting a fundraiser to help support their club by selling t-shirts for graduates to celebrate being a proud product of the Worcester Public Schools.
T-shirts are $20 and are available. here.
Mochi Doh is hiring
Mochi Doh, a Japanese restaurant Pon de Ring Donuts at 209 Harding St., is hiring.
Interested candidates must be 18 years of age or older and available Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Send a resume to [email protected] Apply.
Nothing Bundt Cakes’ Mint Chocolate Chip Returns
Nothing Bundt Cakes, at 98 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury, now has mint chocolate chips available for the holiday season. Includes chocolate cake filled with chocolate chips and mint pieces.
The special holiday item is available in 8-inch and 10-inch Bundt Cakes, Bundtlets, and Bundtinis. Online order is available here.
Gas prices drop 10 cents in Massachusetts
AAA Northeast reports weekly changes in gas prices throughout the region.
The average price of gasoline in Massachusetts decreased 10 cents from last week, averaging $3.66 per gallon. That price is 16 cents lower than a month ago ($3.82) and 25 cents higher than December 5, 2021 ($3.41).
The average price of gasoline in Massachusetts is 26 cents higher than the national average.
The recent sharp drop in domestic gas prices may be affected by the results of Sunday’s meeting of OPEC+, a group of 23 oil-producing countries including Saudi Arabia and Russia. Domestic gasoline prices are down 26 cents nationally in the past two weeks. But OPEC+ decided to maintain production cuts of 2 million barrels per day, around 2% of world demand. The purpose of the move is to boost the world price of oil, which has fallen recently on fears of weak demand, specifically in China. Regardless, the national average pump price for a gallon of gasoline fell 14 cents last week to $3.40.
“Gas prices are falling dramatically and are just five cents a gallon more nationally than they were a year ago,” said Mary Maguire, vice president of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Northeast. “But since oil is the main ingredient in gasoline, the OPEC+ move could slow this decline. However, the price of gasoline is likely to be lower soon than it was a year ago.”
AAA Northeast’s December 5 survey of fuel prices found the current national average is 14 cents lower than last week ($3.54), averaging at $3.40 per gallon. Today’s national average price is 14 cents lower than it was a month ago ($3.79) and 5 cents higher than this day last year ($3.35).