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Letter: Sad that playground has closed

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

All of a sudden, the children of Hunters Run and Founders Mill lost their property. Now, vacant and unused, “private property” signs are on it.

We had too many playgrounds, said the county administrator’s office, so “we took what we could get for it.” When questioned about an auction and about publication of any, Ms. P. Cronin named this newspaper.

It seems all well and good for Gloucester County to sell to anyone land that it deems to be better off without. However, this playground on Kitchener Drive was to be maintained by the county for use by children resident here. Gloucester had a stewardship, it would seem.

No “For Sale” sign was ever posted. No real estate agent notified residents of an upcoming sale in the neighborhood, as is the practice. Judging from Gloucester’s reputation, we got Bowser-ed again. Very quietly, this land was sold from under our children by the very party entrusted to maintain it fo...

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