Editorial: A toy that’s too real

 | The extremely realistic-looking item even had a cylinder containing ejectable, pretend shell casings. Only by its light weight could the officer tell it was just a toy. Laws don’t prevent realistic-looking toy guns from being sold. But common sense should stop people from buying them.

Editorial: Untangle the Massachusetts State Police mess

A troubled daughter of a local judge crashed her car in Worcester in mid-October, setting in motion events and accusations that have placed scrutiny on the State Police and changed its leadership. The public is confused and its trust shaken.

Editorial: Sen. Moore offers timely bill on campus sexual assault

Legislation progressing on Beacon Hill would provide clarity and guidance on the issue of sexual violence at Massachusetts colleges. Meanwhile, the federal government is beginning a revamp of Obama administration rules that could be a step backward in providing students a safe and supportive campus atmosphere.

Worcester Sun print edition coming Dec. 9

“Along with features our readers have come to rely upon and expect, we will expand our news coverage as well as our coverage of sports, education, politics and city life. We have a few surprises up our sleeves, as well.”

Editorial: Work cut out for next City Council

With the municipal election Tuesday — and changes afoot every day in Worcester — we hope for a City Council resolved to be stronger. Many of the big development pieces are either in place or on the way. This puts the city at a critical juncture. We need the next set of city councilors to bring the vision, determination, cooperation and leadership that will help glue it all together.