Law & Order: Man stabbed in Pleasant Street neighbor dispute

Law & Order features information released by the office of Attorney General Maura Healey, Massachusetts State Police, Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., and the police departments of Worcester, Auburn, Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Paxton, Shrewsbury and West Boylston. (Sourced from municipal websites, social media and press releases.)

Beyond #MeToo, Brazilian women rise up against racism and sexism

Women’s empowerment recently got a big boost at the Golden Globes, but the United States isn’t the only place having a feminist revival. The viral success of #MeuPrimeiroAssedio spurred a spate of social media activism in Brazil, where despite decades of feminist efforts gender inequality remains deeply entrenched. A Holy Cross professor explores.

Fed threats could be boon to early, steadfast Mass. pot investors

“There’s a different calculation in terms of what the risks are, no question. But there’s also a different calculation in terms of what the returns are because fewer people potentially will enter the business, therefore the potential returns are greater,” Steven Hoffman, chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission, recently told WGBH’s “Greater Boston.”

Mariano: Ideas worth considering for Worcester

“It is important that city officials focus on the day-to-day operation of our city departments – on routine services, both big and small, that we receive. Many departments do a good job, but all of them can do better. Here are a few ideas worth considering.”

Want to change the world? Start here

Joyce Mandell, a community development specialist, urban studies professor and self-proclaimed rabble-rouser, initiated a blog, “Jane Jacobs in the Woo,” in 2016 to stimulate conversation and actions to build a vibrant Worcester, and was a founding member of Worcester’s Urban Planning Partnership (UPP). A resident of the city for over 20 years, she believes in the potential of Worcester, the power of praxis and the truth to be found both in stories and stillness. Jane Jacobs in the Woo will now be a regular feature in the Worcester Sun online and in print. Nov. 8, 2016, seemed a day of such promise.

Editorial: A short life to learn from

Jayden Morley was badly abused as a 2-year-old. But then his luck turned — and lasted as long as his broken body could. His story points out how ordinary things like love, family, acceptance can make all the difference.