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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.

More women needed in STEM

Rachel LeBlanc |

Women make up half of the American labor force, yet there are fields, particularly STEM, where women continue to be vastly underrepresented.

Economic growth is a community-driven process

Meredith Harris |

Economic development is not a profession. It is a process, an amalgamation of various activities, which, together, focus on a singular goal: the betterment of a community.

Educate yourself on what you are eating

LYNN STROMBERG |

Kitchens have caught on to changing menus with the seasons, but be weary, food may not always come from local farms.

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