From the Boston Globe comes an entertaining article about those whose houses are bisected by the municipal border between Cambridge and Somerville. While taxes seem to be determined by what percentage of their land and homes reside in each municipality, voting and public school eligibility seem to be determined by the town in which one sleeps.

Teresa Neighbor, executive director of the Cambridge Election Commission, says commissioners used to do routine checks on these border properties, including ones in Gregory's neighborhood. The place where people vote should depend on where they sleep, says Neighbor, though over the years, she says, there have been fewer such home inspections.