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“I am only one,
But still, I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still, I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

by Edwin Osgood Grover


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It's understandable that people may feel powerless when it comes to changing the members of their city council or school board. However, the residents of a Michigan community were facing high property and school taxes, which left them feeling frustrated and helpless. They decided to take action and voted out the entire governing body. They made a brave move and changed the locks on the offices as a sign of their determination to bring about change. It's admirable to see people standing up for what they believe in, and we hope that their voices are heard.

Communities across New Jersey need to take a page out of this community's book. Taxes in New Jersey are out of control. For example, the City of Gloucester City has the unwanted distinction of being one of 30 communities in the state with the highest property taxes. Since 2018, Gloucester has held the 23rd spot on that list.  For the second year in a row, taxes for many City residents increased by more than $1,000.

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