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Re: Re:RE: Cellphones while driving - article in Boston Herald

On 4 Dec 2002 at 14:44, Joseph Pappalardo wrote:

> While you might still have a 'town meeting' in Brookline...I thought it
> was population that actually deined town/city verbiage.  Is there a purist
> in the house?

No, in Massachusetts at least, it's the form of government.  Boston was the "Town of 
Boston" with a town meeting until it adopted a city form of government in 1820-something.  
Framingham, which is even larger than Brookline, is a town, with a town meeting, while 
Newburyport, which is much smaller, is a city because it has a city form of government.

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