Week In Review: Buffer Zones, MBTA’s Future, Climate Change Planning
In the news this week, Attorney General Martha Coakley — on the steps of the Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold the state’s law restricting protests around abortion clinics.
“This is about keeping the public peace. It is about the appropriate balance,” Coakley said.
But plaintiff Eleanor McCullen said buffer zone law violates her right to peaceful, free speech.
“Here I am, gentle, loving. And I can tell you this. It’s worth my time… big time,” McCullen said.
At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, dozens of university presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on college access and affordability. “If we hadn’t made a commitment as a country to send more of our people to college, Michelle, me, maybe a few of you, would not be here today,” President Obama said.
And here in Boston, the MBTA will soon run trains later on weekends — But not during the week.
“Quite candidly, we do not have the capability in the system to wind up being able to go 24/7,” MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott told us on Monday.
We’ll dig into those stories and more with our week in review panel.
Joan Vennochi, Democratic analyst and columnist for The Boston Globe.
Jim Stergios, executive director of The Pioneer Institute.
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