Is Leaving Norfolk Right for Brookline? [POLL]

Editorial in the Boston Globe suggests that leaving Norfolk County is the right move for Brookline. What are your thoughts?

If anyone doubted Brookline's decision to leave Norfolk County, the move was praised in last week's Boston Globe

By the end of Town Meeting last month, . In an editorial the Boston Globe ran on Friday, the editor suggests that leaving Norfolk County is the right thing to do. 

Last April, when the Warrant Article initially came up, the concern was thatthat the town could lose . The editorial observes that court systems are now funded by the state and comparable to state systems. 

This year's petition was the third time that the warrant article had come before Town Meeting. Last November, the body voted to. 

Before the town can officially secede, the petition must be approved by State Legislature.

Read the full piece on the Boston Globe

What are your thoughts? Is this the right move for Brookline? Take the poll and leave your comments below. 

Bill Davidson June 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM
What's not clear in the Boston Globe editiorial is the nature of the Brookline District Court's "simple lease deal with the state-run Trial Court." Who assumes that lease once Brookline leaves Norfolk County?


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