Category: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. voters to play larger national role than normal in fervent election year

Telegram & Gazette Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication After a final flurry of door knocks this weekend and a visit from a former president Monday, voters in Central Massachusetts and around the state will head to the polls Tuesday in position to play a crucial role in the nominating process for both parties… Expert quote: […]

Worcester housing prices struggle in a slow recovery since 2011

Telegram & Gazette Geoffrey Carliner, College of Arts & Sciences When David J. Parent purchased a single-family two-bedroom house in Worcester in November 2006, he paid $195,000 for it… Expert quote: “Usually, there are two reasons for house prices in a specific place to change. One is the unemployment rate, and the other is the […]

Expert panel recommends Worcester build consensus for superintendent search

Telegram & Worcester Hardin Coleman, School of Education Members of an expert panel on Wednesday suggested the city’s upcoming superintendent search should be preceded by a thorough investigation of what residents want from the district and its new leader… Expert quote: “If there’s not some consensus in the community about how that should happen, that […]

In-network coverage at risk in St. Vincent, MetroWest dispute with Tufts Health Plan

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Alan Sager, School of Public Health A contract dispute between Tufts Health Plan and two local hospitals spilled into the public domain Sunday, with both sides taking out newspaper advertisements to explain a situation that could result in thousands of subscribers losing in-network coverage… Expert quote: “We have the rhetoric of […]

Mass. appeal: Candidates canvass state as Election Day nears

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication For one of the two leading candidates for governor, Tuesday night will likely serve as the turning point in a lengthy political career… Expert quote: “The death of the mayor and his funeral freezes the race to a relatively large degree. The clock has almost been […]

Baker, Coakley square off Monday at The Hanover

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication The two leading candidates for governor, Democrat Martha M. Coakley and Republican Charles D. Baker Jr., will square off at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts Monday in the city’s first gubernatorial debate in 12 years… Expert quote: “At the current time, most people just don’t […]

Independents: Major party candidates out of touch

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication A charismatic entrepreneur who plans to start a political movement. A successful venture capitalist with a penchant for creating jobs. A controversial anti-gay pastor facing accusations of crimes against humanity in Uganda… Expert quote: “If you had a really appealing personality driving a new, alternative party, […]