‘Era of opportunity’: City Manager Eric Batista delivers State of the City address

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WORCESTER — In his first State of the City address Wednesday, City Manager Eric D. Batista painted a picture of a city filled with opportunity.

“If we are successful, this era of opportunity, progress and change will become an era of accomplishment and victory,” Batista said.

However, the city manager said Worcester faces challenges, citing a shortage in the housing supply, gun violence and fighting opioid addiction.

Wednesday’s State of the City address was organized by the city and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau and held at the Jean McDonough Arts Center. In 2017, former City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. had a State of the City address organized with the Research Bureau.

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