Mariano: Half-truths and alternative facts about PCBs at Burncoat and Doherty

“And now that everyone knows the truth, the mayor and School Committee still refuse to admit that there is a potentially very serious health risk in these two buildings. They refuse to cooperate with their own teachers and involve the EPA in testing so that everyone knows exactly what they are facing. They hide behind language like there is ‘no conclusive proof.’ “

Mariano: The problem of PCBs at Burncoat and Doherty high schools could be worse than I thought

“This issue is important to me. Certainly, I feel strongly because my wife is one of the teachers who has had cancer. But Burncoat was my high school and my wife was a student at Doherty. These are our classmates, our friends and our neighbors. These are the students who fill my wife’s classroom.”

Mariano: Erratic Tweeter-in-Chief hurts his own agenda [Vote and tell us what you think.]

The question is, how can Trump do all of the things he promised to do when he is constantly distracted by tweeting and his senior staff is forced to spend so much of its time defending him and walking back what he really meant to say?

Mariano: Shame on the mayor, superintendent and School Committee!

“In Worcester, we have a mayor who does not lead, a superintendent who minimizes serious health concerns because there are not enough people waving placards in her face, and a School Committee afraid to tell the mayor and superintendent to do their jobs.”

Mariano: If I ran for mayor – Part 2

“For years, after I left City Hall, I refrained from any public comment about our government or the men and women who help lead our city. That ended when I started writing for Worcester Sun.”

Mariano: If I ran for mayor

“I get that question — whether I am running for mayor — a great deal these days. Once I started writing a weekly column for Worcester Sun, the number of inquiries increased. But, first let me lay out what I would do if I ran for mayor and was successful.”

Mariano: We created this mess. It’s up to us to fix it

“Today, in America we seldom take responsibility for the messes that we create. Someone else is always to blame.” Ray Mariano on the nation’s pathological passing of the buck.

Mariano: VOTE: Should Worcester be a sanctuary city?

The purpose of this column is to give readers an opportunity to vote on the subject and to express their personal feelings.

Mariano: My life with Jordan Levy

Jordan Levy is a Worcester original. Everyone who has ever voted for him, watched him speak on the floor of the City Council or listened to him on the radio has to admit that he is one of a kind.

Mariano: To Trump and the Republican Congress, in defense of immigrants

Except for Native Americans, all of our families came from somewhere else. No other country, in the history of mankind, can claim that kind of lineage. It is what makes us different and what makes us exceptional.