Officials, residents ponder Worcester’s problems, potential

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WORCESTER — As Edward M. Augustus Jr. looks to become the city’s sixth permanent manager since 1950, the problems to solve and the potential to nurture growth seem as diverse as the city itself, civic leaders and residents said last week.

“Homelessness,” a couple living on the street for the past two months pegged as the city’s biggest problem.

“Infrastructure,” opined a retired mail carrier, echoing the sentiments of many residents who say potholes and traffic are out of control.

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