What’s most disappointing about the recent news out of Woodbridge, where yet another well-off suburb has voted to deny a mild effort to share services with a struggling city, is how routine it has become. All over the state, we’ve seen examples of wealthy towns engaging in what’s known as resource hoarding, where municipalities with many amenities cut off access to those unlucky enough to live on the wrong side of a municipal border.
It has to stop. If state government doesn’t step in, courts might have to. Either way, it’s untenable.