Leominster District Court eyed for re...

Leominster District Court eyed for relocation - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 9 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jul 14, 2010, titled Leominster District Court eyed for relocation - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Leominster District Court is among about a dozen courthouses being considered for temporary relocation or consolidation, according to state Rep.

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Leominster Taxpayer

Redwood City, CA

#1 Jul 14, 2010
The magic word here is "leased". Anyone that has been part of corporate real estate reductions know it's far easier to get out of leased space than to try and sell buildings you own. Especially since the lease is up next year...Or it could be a negotiating ploy for a better lease price going forward.
My personal feeling is the court houses could be in a repurposed warehouse building with no windows.
Instead we have buildings like the new Worcester superior court with thousands of sq feet of open wasted space and similarly the Moakley Federal courthouse on the Boston waterfront. Far too much spent on lavish courthouses for lawyers, judges and criminals, none of which deserve it.
Unionguy

AOL

#2 Jul 14, 2010
Extend the lease - cut rhe price per square foot - the court can lay off one of the 3 assistant clerks to raise some cash, and everybody leaves happy.
The Real Truth

Leominster, MA

#3 Jul 14, 2010
Now we see it was really a dumb idea for the City of Leominster to build a STATE building.
vote the bums out

Westford, MA

#4 Jul 14, 2010
if the state court opts out of the lease..use it for a new police station
fml

Leominster, MA

#5 Jul 14, 2010
if they get rid of Leominster Court we'll end up sending all our cases to Fitchburg. Considering the two judeges over there that let 90% of people go, regardless of evidence or lack of defense, i'm sure you'll see a rise in area crime. The court will be so busy they'll just throw out most cases to free up docket time for others!
Here We Go Again

Gardner, MA

#6 Jul 14, 2010
I thought the courts were backed up with many cases to hear. It does not make sense to close any of the courts if there are not enough of them to keep up with all of the cases that need to be heard in a reasonable amount of time. Again this is another sign of the state trying to cut money from the wrong part of the budget to make budget! Next thing you know they will allow criminals to be let go and all charges dropped to they do not have to go to court at all. This is a dumb idea to even have a review about!
Not Oz

Leominster, MA

#7 Jul 15, 2010
Charge more in court fees to make up the difference. Lawyers charge their clients billable hours and the cost is ridiculous and outragious, why not do the same on the Court side? Why are my tax dollars going towards funding criminals and the lawyers?

I don't mind you jacking up the fees because the only people it impacts are those using it, and since I don't break the law, I don't need it.

Stop fleecing everyone when you should be charging the few that use the system, maybe they'll get a clue (but I doubt it).

And while this state is at it, stop paying inmates to work, they're in a prison not a factory, they SHOULD be working....to pay off their room tab.

Since: Apr 09

Leominster, MA

#8 Jul 15, 2010
Leominster Taxpayer wrote:
The magic word here is "leased". Anyone that has been part of corporate real estate reductions know it's far easier to get out of leased space than to try and sell buildings you own. Especially since the lease is up next year...Or it could be a negotiating ploy for a better lease price going forward.
My personal feeling is the court houses could be in a repurposed warehouse building with no windows.
Instead we have buildings like the new Worcester superior court with thousands of sq feet of open wasted space and similarly the Moakley Federal courthouse on the Boston waterfront. Far too much spent on lavish courthouses for lawyers, judges and criminals, none of which deserve it.
Or the courthouse in East Brookfield, often called "The Brookfield Taj Mahal", which went millions over budget, and isn't being closed...

Since: Apr 09

Leominster, MA

#9 Jul 15, 2010
fml wrote:
if they get rid of Leominster Court we'll end up sending all our cases to Fitchburg. Considering the two judeges over there that let 90% of people go, regardless of evidence or lack of defense, i'm sure you'll see a rise in area crime. The court will be so busy they'll just throw out most cases to free up docket time for others!
Fitchburg is a smaller courthouse...why not consolidate it's operations into Leominster's
courthouse. Oh, no, no no, that makes logical sense....

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