FLYNN: That's one regret that I have. It's like the president never having an opportunity to appoint someone to the Supreme Court. I've been disappointed with the superintendent of schools; I don't think they've done a good job. But I'm more hopeful about this woman than in the past.
KING: One other thing that needs to happen in this city — the combination of the schools and the continued assault on the folks whose incomes are low is driving people out of the city. And it's going to mean that a lot of folks whose incomes are low will not be here in 20 years.
FLYNN: It's not even people with incomes that are low. My neighbors in South Boston have been driven out, and they're medium-income.
KING: There's something wrong, okay? . . . If you look at Tremont Street and Washington Street, some of the only places that people whose incomes are low can go to get a cup of coffee are the Dunkin' Donuts. And then we have people who don't want Dunkin' Donuts in this community.
People don't understand that the more people with money come in, the more people who want to make money cater to them, and then they don't offer things for the other folks. Somehow — with the planners, with the city, with the council, and all those — there's got to be some attention paid to whether this place is going to work for everybody, and not just the wealthy. It's got to change.
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