Slots parlor developers to detail plans at Worcester City Council (joint subcommittee) meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m., City Hall, Main Street. BE THERE! … And a Jackson Browne song because the people of Worcester are more than Happy Idiots Struggling for The Legal Tender! – R. T.
Is Worcester so desperate for revenue …
By Rosalie Tirella
… that it needs a slots parlor to fleece the region’s poorest folks?
Are we Holyoke or Springfield, dying cities, cities where slots are deemed civic saviors?
Are we a city without several colleges, several hospitals, a major teaching hospital, bio engineering parks?
Are we a city whose downtown lacks all hope, investors, developers, plans, etc?
Are we a city of fast folks, people looking to make a fast buck without fear of gaming’s social, economic and psychological repercussions?
Are we a city that does not value its city scape, the way the city feels as you drive, bike or walk through it?
Do we have city councilors and a city manager who disrespect Woo citizens, especially our most vulnerable folks?
I SAY A RESOUNDING “NO” TO ALL OF THE ABOVE!
Worcester is a little pinched around the edges, but otherwise a grand town. A thriving city filled with good people, lovely parks, solid public schools, good colleges, hospitals, museums, restaurants, fairs and cultural events. The region’s economy is solid, thriving.
WE DO NOT NEED A SLOTS PARLOR IN GREEN ISLAND.
LOOK AT HOW STRONG OUR CITY IS. REMEMBER ALL ITS ASSETS.
Let’s not tart up and degrade our urban grand dame. I like her slow and steady conservative, sometimes too conservative, style. It means we don’t do rash, stupid things very often.
SAYING “YES” TO A SLOTS PARLOR IN GREEN ISLAND WOULD BE A RASH, STUPID THING TO DO.