Editorial: Coincidences or culture shift?

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Cultural shifts can happen in two ways, deliberately or accidentally.

A person or group can set out to affect change and find their message resonates with a much larger population. It’s also possible an independent series of events share a theme, a common thread that over time stitches together that which becomes a movement.

Worcester's downtown skyline, slightly askew

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Is Worcester in the midst of reinventing itself … yet again?

Since the beginning of the year five seemingly disparate things have occurred in the city of Worcester. We believe these developments do indeed at least share a theme and that together they portend a larger shift in how city residents view their environment and their ability to control it.

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