2016 News

As I See It: The Worcester Plan — Education initiative for the city’s future

Worcester’s future success is directly related to the quality – and perceived quality – of its system of public education, as well as the belief that if we establish the best urban school system in America, success will be ensured. Quality public education stimulates economic opportunity, grows our tax base, improves the quality of life for all of our citizens, provides a highly educated next generation of Worcester citizens, and fulfills our most important obligation to our children.

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Sununu talks ‘local politics,’ and Trump

WORCESTER – He’s a New Hampshire guy who came to national prominence as chief of staff in the George H.W. Bush White House and then as the co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire.” But former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu came south to Worcester Thursday night to discuss the adage “all politics is local” and found it to be a challenge.

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As I See It: Parking in Worcester – free and easy?

Somewhere between the extremes of the city of Worcester owning and operating all of its on- and off-street parking assets for the purpose of economic development and a full privatization of those assets which would maximize profitability, lies the city’s solution for Worcester in optimizing public assets. The Worcester Regional Research Bureau, in its recent study of Worcester parking assets chose the former, by adding yet another layer of government by recommending a politically-chosen Parking Commission and parking czar. This is the wrong recommendation.

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Evaluating the price of parking in Worcester

Downtown Worcester is at a tipping point, where the city needs to be less concerned about incentivizing businesses, residents and visitors to the area and more concerned about providing a positive experience for those going downtown, said Timothy Murry, president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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