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Raymond V. Mariano: Polar opposites compete for Worcester District 5 City Council seat

Haxhiaj is a hardworking, civic-minded person with the potential to make a difference. But her decision not to put anything of real substance in print is troubling. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: District 1 City Council race is a rock fight. Who is the best choice?

After Cipro came in first in the preliminary election, Rose decided to hit back. In essence, he called Cipro a liar for misrepresenting his record. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: State police threaten to quit over vaccine mandate — so do it!

To those troopers who are sworn to protect the public but refuse to do so: bye-bye. Do all of us a favor and resign. I’m not kidding, what are you waiting for? → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: We need Gov. Baker to be Big Papi, but he's Wade Boggs instead, so COVID wins

Charlie Baker has always seemed reluctant to chart a bold path. Critics say that when bold action is called for, Baker takes smaller steps than needed. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Wanted - One or two new voices on the Worcester City Council

We need city councilors who are willing to set the city’s agenda and push the city manager to accomplish even more than he has. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Warning, Worcester's trash police want to weigh your bags

Raymond V. Mariano: Warning, the trash police want to weigh your bags → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Everywhere you look, it’s raining idiots

Raymond V. Mariano: Everywhere you look, it’s raining idiots → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Worcester mayor, School Committee try to dump superintendent Binienda

After decades of dedicated service to the children of Worcester, Maureen Binienda shouldn’t be shoved out the door under cover of darkness. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: When our Olympic athletes protest, let’s all cheer for America

I don’t object to athletes who involve themselves in politics. In America, everyone has a right to express his or her views. But there are other voices... → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Catholic Church using religion as a political weapon is a mistake

For me, religion is a very private matter not something to stick in someone else’s face. And it’s certainly not something to use as a weapon — to judge someone. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Use pandemic related funds to fix our crumbling streets

These days, it is hard to find subjects that we can agree on. Mention almost any political topic and you are likely to start a fight. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Debbie Martell, rainbow bagels and why hate is bad politics, business

At a time when local and national businesses are taking steps to show their support for the LGBTQI+ community, there are still pockets of hate. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Democrats and Republicans offer free stuff that isn’t really free

When we go to the movie theater, my wife gets excited when, after seeing several different movies, she qualifies for free popcorn. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: It’s not just their flag, it’s ours!

Raymond V. Mariano: It’s not just their flag, it’s ours! → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: 'Visit from hell.' St. Vincent Hospital profits up, health care is not

I really didn’t plan to write another column about the St. Vincent nurse’s strike. But then my sister was taken to St. Vincent Hospital. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Duffy Field a tough decision, so City Council runs for cover

More recently, the proposed renovation of Duffy Field is just another example of the council doing anything they could to avoid making a tough decision. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: On Memorial Day, we honor real heroes, true patriots

On Memorial Day, we honor real heroes and true patriots — men and women who did something extraordinary in service of their country and their fellow Americans. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Local leaders' political behavior doesn’t have to be disgraceful

Raymond V. Mariano: Local leaders show political behavior doesn’t have to be disgraceful → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Worcester shouldn’t ignore increasing incidents of violent crime

Beyond all of the restaurants, ballpark and entertainment, Worcester is a community where families raise children. Keeping them safe should be job one. → Read More

Raymond V. Mariano: Are Triple-A Worcester Red Sox and Polar Park worth the investment?

I have little doubt that Polar Park will be an even better investment for our city and that the surrounding neighborhood will be transformed. → Read More