Bureau serves public well

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It is regrettable that The Research Bureau, the city’s foremost source of public information and independent data-gathering, has come under attack. It is even more unfortunate that some of the sniping comes from members of the City Council who should appreciate the value of the work the bureau has contributed in the last quarter of a century.

The bureau is a nonprofit, nonpartisan private organization that conducts research, publishes reports and sponsors forums on public policy issues central to local government and the public school system. The reports are posted on the city’s website, and some of the events have been aired on Worcester’s government cable channel, Channel 12.

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