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 – Thursday, November 4 – the Auburn Fire Department warns of scams via text message, Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets go on sale for a limited time for $25, Clark University pursuing $100 million in financing, Table Talk Pies taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving, and the Massachusetts Fire Marshall warns residents too check your alarms when its time to change the clocks.

Auburn Fire Department Warns of Scam Texts

The Auburn Fire Department is warning residents that a some received text messages that appear to be part of a scam.

Some residents received text messages that included a link to buy a t-shirt.

The Auburn Fire Department reports it does not endorse the sale or shirt. It also said residents in other municipalities have reported receiving the same message.

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