If we are going to honor the developers, we also have to acknowledge the role of those who create the crucial infrastructure of a vital built environment – the artists, the preservationists, the tree huggers and the tree planters. … They too are the “power players.”
“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.”
“Michael Gaffney is leaving the City Council. It is fair to say that he is one of a kind. I can’t think of another local elected official with whom to compare Gaffney. … Michael Gaffney is universally disliked by his colleagues at City Hall. I think he likes it that way.”
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“With more than 80 percent of those citizens of voting age expected to stay home, what you do on Election Day says as much about our democracy and our community as anything the candidates might say or do.”
CRISPR technology raises many questions. A WPI professor looks to the past for some answers. Plus, top stories, a new free-to-read and a jam-packed Inbox. All in your Wednesday, Aug. 23, Worcester Sun.