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Editorial

  • Editorial

    Editorial: The T&G is still the one

    Updated: May 13, 2024

    Even a reduced T&G – our story reports it has about 20 journalists on staff these days – far outweighs the next closest media organization.

    Updated: May 13, 2024
  • From the Editor

    From the Editor: Competing with the T&G again

    Brad Kane Updated: May 13, 2024

    The T&G remains the Central Massachusetts paper of record. Since Michael McDermott started as executive editor in 2022, the T&G has started to get its groove back.

    Brad Kane Updated: May 13, 2024
  • From the Editor

    From the Editor: The magic of moviemaking

    Brad Kane Updated: April 15, 2024

    The Central Massachusetts business community loves movies just as much as anyone, but the industry just doesn’t have much of an impact here.

    Brad Kane Updated: April 15, 2024
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Life sciences need another $1 billion

    Updated: April 15, 2024

    Before the state legislative session ends this year, lawmakers need to turn Gov. Maura Healey’s economic development proposal into reality.

    Updated: April 15, 2024
  • From the Editor

    From the Editor: Trusting what people say

    Brad Kane Updated: April 1, 2024

    For the second part of the Canal District Transformation series, we had to place a lot of trust in what people were telling us, particularly Amy Chase from the small business Crompton Collective

    Brad Kane Updated: April 1, 2024
  • Editorial

    Editorial: It’s the workforce, stupid

    Updated: April 1, 2024

    We can’t afford an exodus of younger workers, and key to prevent that is to make housing more affordable. NIMBY may be a proud Massachusetts tradition, but leaving development of more affordable housing options up to each town is insufficient.

    Updated: April 1, 2024
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Preserve the Canal District magic

    Updated: March 18, 2024

    While it’s hard to argue against Polar Park’s economic impact on the neighborhood, the Worcester Red Sox will be the first to admit the Canal District was already trending upward as a funky urban center before they decided to move.

    Updated: March 18, 2024
  • From the Editor

    From the Editor: Polar Park, following the numbers

    Brad Kane Updated: March 18, 2024

    We weren’t being anti-Worcester. We were just following the research. For the latest analysis on the Polar Park project, WBJ has some new research, showing how property values have risen drastically since 2021.

    Brad Kane Updated: March 18, 2024
  • From the Editor

    From the Editor: Compassion, bravery, weed, and what makes for a Business Leader of the Year

    Brad Kane Updated: March 4, 2024

    Ulysses Youngblood was the star of the Worcester Homecoming panel, largely because he disagreed with everyone in a very constructive way.

    Brad Kane Updated: March 4, 2024
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Health care's problems are far beyond one greedy executive

    Updated: March 4, 2024

    Steward Health Care and Dr. Ralph de la Torre may be deserving of this public thrashing, but it risks overlooking the much larger issues in Massachusetts health care: COVID funding masked structural funding issues for hospitals, especially the

    Updated: March 4, 2024
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Embrace the new normal of borrowing costs

    Updated: February 19, 2024

    The tight economy may be loosening soon, but in order for that to happen, Central Massachusetts business leaders will need to embrace a new normal of borrowing costs and move forward with their plans.

    Updated: February 19, 2024
  • Opinion

    From the Editor: The next evolution of craft beer

    Brad Kane February 19, 2024

    Now that the Central Massachusetts craft beer industry has grown up, it has entered the next phase of its evolution: corporatization.

    Brad Kane February 19, 2024
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Cannabis businesses aren't government piggy banks anymore

    Updated: February 5, 2024

    Cannabis firms are like most other businesses and should be freed from excess fees and taxes, in order to be competitive. They shouldn’t have to pay a king’s ransom just to exist.

    Updated: February 5, 2024
  • Opinion

    From the Editor: Hope & despair over the progress (and lack thereof) for women in leadership

    Brad Kane Updated: February 5, 2024

    Gauging the status of women in the workplace is a difficult task, especially as we strive for an economy and business community where people are valued for their talents and expertise regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or background.

    Brad Kane Updated: February 5, 2024
  • From the Editor

    From the Editor: I love dogs

    Brad Kane Updated: January 22, 2024

    While they’ve fulfilled my life in ways only furry friends can, caring for dogs over their lifetimes is an expensive endeavor, which is why I feel the pain of local animal nonprofits.

    Brad Kane Updated: January 22, 2024
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Reduce parking requirements for new developments

    Updated: January 22, 2024

    Stringent parking requirements can be a significant barrier to development, plain and simple, and right now, we need to make sure parking regulations are not excessive.

    Updated: January 22, 2024