On Beacon Hill: No way, Jose — a cloudy forecast for health care

In about 13 months, Charlie Baker and Elizabeth Warren will most likely be the highest-profile candidates on their respective party’s ticket. But last week, with the threat of block-granting Medicaid bearing down, they were on the same page. That wasn’t the case for GOP leaders in D.C. Plus, Markey, Sanders, Polito, Evangelidis and the Worcester-Amazon dance.

Editorial: Oohs and aahs for ofo

There’s something new and noticeable on the streets of Worcester: bright-yellow bikes from a sharp young company in China. Adding to the fun, Worcester’s only the second U.S. city to get the ofo bike-sharing system — further proof we’re on a roll.

Editorial: Economic development by the numbers

A recent report by City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. and Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor shows that Worcester’s use of a key economic development incentive is producing positive results.

Editorial: Farewell to First Night as we know it

First Night Worcester had some disappointing turnouts in recent years and always tight finances. It also had staying power and spunk, putting on quite the annual variety show since its 1982 debut. The nonprofit organization’s decision to fold is a chance to applaud a good run, and see New Year’s in a new light.