Markey, Senate Dems move to set new net neutrality vote

The Massachusetts legislator announced that all 49 Senate Democrats have pledged to support his resolution of disapproval and said he will file his resolution once the FCC’s new rule is officially posted in the federal register, then force a vote on reversing the rule within 60 legislative days.

Mariano: The real danger of the Trump presidency

“President Trump and his legion of darkness has caused so much pain and committed acts that have caused such great harm that it is hard to measure the damage that he has caused. As we begin 2018, I wanted to look back at Trump’s first year. What is the real danger posed by his presidency?”

Mariano: Wishes for the New Year

“This past year has been exhausting. But, it is a new year and hope springs eternal. Maybe, just maybe, things will be better in 2018. Here are my wishes for the New Year.”

Audio Journal helps visually impaired ‘see’ the world

“Our No. 1 priority is finding listeners so that there are as many people listening to us who can benefit from the radio shows,” director Vince Lombardi said. He said there are about 5,000 legally blind people in Central Massachusetts, and that the nonprofit Audio Journal reaches about 3,500 of them.

Chandler eyes 2018 Senate agenda that moves past scandal

“We have education ahead of us, we have housing, a very important issue because we’re so short on housing in Massachusetts,” Worcester’s Harriette L. Chandler said recently. “We have a lot of legislation to get through and we need the governor to work with us, we need the House to work with us, and we need to work together.”

Sina-cism: Remembering the Benchley brand of humor

“At book club last week, a friend gave me a copy of Nathaniel Benchley’s 1955 biography of his father, comedian Robert Benchley, who remains — more than 70 years after his death — one of Worcester’s most famous funnymen.”

Editorial: For you. About you.

“Why?” It’s the question we hear more than any other. Why, in an age when an unlimited amount of news is available at your digital fingertips, would Worcester Sun begin publishing a print edition? We’ll tell you.