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by William E. Cleary Sr.
JEER-- This jungle of weeds and trash shown above can be found at the intersection of Lane Avenue and Powell Street. The photo below was taken at Little Somerset Street near Victoria Place. The weeds and overgrown trees have taken over the sidewalk. Nearby property owners should not have to put up with conditions like these. Drive around the city and you will find many similar homes. Grant you Gloucester City is inundated with abandon properties. A local official told us there are 450 of them. However, it seems to us that there are enough Public Works employees available to be assigned to correct this blight. And if not hire an outside contractor and charge the responsible parties for the cost. To just let them remain in this condition and do nothing depreciate the homes in the surrounding neighborhood and reflects badly on Gloucester City. City officials should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this blight to ruin our community. WE WONDER, if these deplorable conditions were next to the mayor’s house or the house of a councilman would they still exist?