Week In Review: Rep. Olver Retires, Khazei Drops Senate Bid22:06

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(flickr/Office of Governor Patrick)
(flickr/Office of Governor Patrick)

The political landscape in Massachusetts shifted this week. First, longtime Democratic Rep. John Olver, D-Amherst, announced he will not seek reelection, possibly easing the state's redistricting process. Then, Alan Khazei ended his campaign for U.S. Senate.

Meanwhile, a group of gay current and former military personnel whom have been denied spousal benefits filed a lawsuit this week in federal court in Boston. The lawsuit says the government's Defense of Marriage Act violates their constitutional rights and asks the military to recognize their marriages.

Also, an investigation found deceptive practices involving seafood in Boston-area supermarkets and restaurants.

Radio Boston reviews the week's news.


  • Renee Loth, columnist, The Boston Globe
  • Ken Cooper, Pultizer Prize winner, editor, Trotter Review


This program aired on October 28, 2011.