Author Mayukh Saha

Life becomes difficult if you are old and lonely unless you have the right neighbors. Anne Glancey, of New Jersey was lucky on that count.

When the city authorities threatened to fine her for necessary repairs to her house and other code violations, she didn’t have the financial means to do so.

Nor had she any friends or relatives to turn to. Her only contact was with the neighbors, Kristin and Adam Polhemus. But that was enough to see her through.

The list that the city authorities of Hamilton Township had sent was daunting for someone in her situation. Anne had to repaint the house, get rid of a derelict car lying in her front yard, and trim the lawn; or she would face three violations with fines that could add up to $3,000 per day. This had always been her home and naturally, Anne was quite upset.

She showed the letter to Adam and Kristin. They decided to help and posted on Facebook inviting neighbors in Hamilton.

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