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We need to build more homes

RITA COFFEY |

In the city of Worcester, the April inventory of single-family homes dropped 39 percent over April of last year.

Gateway City holds huge potential

ANGELA BOVILL |

Worcester is designated a Gateway City by state law, which creates an economic boost through increased funds for development.

Set up a proper intern program

JOSEPH T. BARTULIS, JR. |

While it's hard to imagine summer is right around the corner, certain employers annually look forward to the prospect of free summer labor provided by unpaid interns. But not every intern should be...

Column: Retail must be redesigned

BRENT MAUGEL |

In the next two months, more than 700 Toys “R” Us stores will be empty. This presents an opportunity to re-imagine how this space could and should be utilized.

Worcester needs to aid homeless

FRANCIS R. CARROLL |

Worcester is indeed fortunate to have a smart and compassionate city manager who is doing his best to help solve the homeless situation here, but Francis Carroll believes the responsibility for...

Voke/tech career development needs funding

SUSAN MAILMAN AND TIMOTHY P. MURRAY |

We urge business leaders to contact their legislators about the need to increase voke/tech school funding. By doing so, we strengthen regional economies across Massachusetts.

Viewpoint: Women of color need to break the concrete ceiling

MELANIE BONSU |

We've all heard of the glass ceiling, an invisible barrier hindering women from rising within the ranks of corporate America.

Viewpoint: Nonprofits and for-profits should collaborate

ANGELA BOVILL |

Profits vs. prophets. That is a simplistic way to view the difference between for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. The purpose of a business is to make money for investors, while the...

Power grid solutions needed to avoid blackouts

GORDON VAN WELIE |

The challenges to power system reliability require action from policymakers, regulators and the energy industry.

Regulations will create progressive Massachusetts marijuana industry

Steven Hoffman |

The chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission says well-founded regulations rooted in public input will help Massachusetts create a leading national marijuana industry.

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