WBUR Gloss

I don’t have time to write anything more than sketchy notes about this WBUR piece about how Worcester is finding out that it can do something besides abrasives

Basically, the message I got from this was:

  • Worcester: it’s a cheap place to live if you’d rather be in Providence!  (No mention of the fact that pushing Worcester to be a bedroom community to various other cities that will remain nameless has made housing prices unaffordable for many residents.)
  • The original Galleria was supposed to be the juggernaut to transform the local economy.  (Really?  Was this ever the case?  Why were the further promises about the Centrum, MedCity, etc., never mentioned?)
  • That John Anderson was mayor of Worcester is not notable in the least.
  • The biotech/medical industries, which I’ve heard mentioned as the future of our economy for a few years now, merit about one sentence when it comes to the city’s economy.
  • We can only find people who are associated with Hanover Insurance to do a piece about Worcester.

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5 thoughts on “WBUR Gloss

  1. Hannah says:

    A friend pointed out to me the WBUR article this morning. When I read it, I was really disappointed. What was the point of the article? It jumped all over the place! Worcester is unique, I think, though I can’t put my finger on why. WBUR also seemed to report on the CIty Square activity a week later than any other local news media, even though it has the bureau across from city hall… Where’s the POSITIVE coverage of Worcester? Why not talk about stART, for example?

  2. Tracy says:

    We also might want to jump in on the comments there; they aren’t exactly pro.
    There’s definitely some skipping around in history there. I’d say that things have been on the upswing here for at least five, maybe even ten, years. It’s really not a great piece. Disappointed in ‘BUR. They usually aren’t this parochial.

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