Editorial: New Year for the Worcester renaissance

Worcester has come far the last 25 years, preparing itself for the future. While developers continue those big-ticket improvements, let’s add feet to the equation. We urge folks to get out and enjoy this city more. People going out and about inspire the street-level, human-scale practicalities that help a place come alive.

Mass. buoys transportation security following Manhattan bus bomb

Massachusetts planned to up the visibility of law enforcement at transportation hubs following the detonation of a bomb in New York City’s main bus terminal Monday, but Gov. Charlie Baker said there were no known threats to the state.

On Beacon Hill: Birds of a feather?

With the governor’s expected re-election bid up ahead and the persistent partisan roadblocks of the Trump era lurking, things are about to get interesting. Plus, Warren, Healey and the State Police scandal.

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.

Sina-cism: Worcester — the mayhem on main streets

“As if the walkers and drivers weren’t creating enough problems, the city has in recent months seen the rise of swerving, featuring packs of Epsilon-Minus Semi-Morons — also known as youths (some as young as eight) who amuse themselves by traveling in packs on major thoroughfares, weaving among cars, snarling traffic and fraying nerves.”

Editorial: Courting Amazon, and all that comes with it

Seattle-based Amazon is shopping around for a place to build a second headquarters. Will Worcester beat the stiff competition? Do we want it to? We look at the city’s assets from Amazon’s point of view. We wonder, too, whether the behemoth’s arrival would change us for better or for worse.