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Editorial: Gray power

Go seniors.

They came out in droves last week to protest proposed cuts to Bay Aging in the Gloucester County budget. Services impacted would have included the Gloucester Senior Center, Bay Transit and Meals on Wheels.

And it worked.

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors, in a first draft of its budget for the next fiscal year, had cut in half county donations to a number of nonprofit agencies. In addition to Bay Aging, organizations taking hits would include Puller Center, Gloucester Housing Partnership, Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic, Gloucester Boys and Girls Club, and the Laurel Shelter.

In other words, help that goes directly to the poor and needy among us.

After the protest, the board has restored the money. Well done!

Supervisors will probably stand by their desire to hold the tax rate no higher than 68 cents per hundred value. The current rate is 65 cents, total property value fell with a new assessment, and 68 cents would “equalize” revenue at the current year&r...

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