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Photo from Land for the Homeless Facebook page
Photo from Land for the Homeless Facebook page
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Central Jersey Non-profit working to start new Tent Community for the Homeless

The closing of "Tent City" in Lakewood and overcrowding at shelters has prompted the creation of a non-profit organization raising funds to buy land in a town willing to welcome a new encampment for the homeless in Central Jersey.

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Lakewood’s Courtesy Busing Issue Draws Attention to Growing Population Concerns

How to accommodate Lakewood Township's exploding population is becoming a greater priority in the wake of the school district's controversial courtesy busing issue. 

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Lakewood Tent City scene (Sherry Rubel)
Lakewood Tent City scene (Sherry Rubel)
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Lakewood’s former Tent City depicted in Photo Exhibit

A Middlesex County woman is hoping to change attitudes on homelessness through a photo exhibit highlighting the former Tent City in Lakewood. Sherry Rubel's exhibit goes on display July 10 at The Monmouth Museum at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.

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Bulldozers remove tents from the former Tent City Homeless camp in Lakewood, Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
Bulldozers remove tents from the former Tent City Homeless camp in Lakewood, Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop
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Destiny’s Bridge officially becomes a Non-profit for Ocean County Homeless

Destiny's Bridge is now a 501c3 organization after recently being approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization, according to Minister Steven Brigham, advocate for the former Tent City homeless camp in Lakewood. 

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(L-R) suspects Alicia Noble and Damian Arena
(L-R) suspects Alicia Noble and Damian Arena (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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New arrests in Sin City, Broken Rule drug probes

Investigators who collared dozens of suspects in a probe of two major heroin operations at the end of April add 13 more to the total.

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New Tent Enclave outskirts of Lakewood, by Tentcity.org
New Tent Enclave outskirts of Lakewood, by Tentcity.org
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Squatter’s rights and wrongs: Lakewood homeless dweller’s day in court postponed

The onetime Lakewood Tent City inhabitant who defied a township ordinance and returned to the woods will wait a little longer to learn whether his next abode has iron bars.

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Tent City Structure, Photo Credit to Destiny's Bridge Facebook Page
Tent City Structure, Photo Credit to Destiny's Bridge Facebook Page
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Local Singer Gives Tent City a Voice

A singer from Freehold is giving a voice to the former residents of Lakewood's Tent City as her song accompanies the documentary "Destiny's Bridge" at the Music in Film Festival in Asbury Park.

Lisa Rose Ferrara says she became interested in Tent City after seeing a play about the movement.  She bega

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Minister Steve Brigham, by Tom Mongelli TSM
Minister Steve Brigham, by Tom Mongelli TSM
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Homelessness Remains a Persistent Problem For the Shore Area

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As one year of free rent comes to a conclusion, Lakewood's former Tent City residents face the prospect of homelessness again. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, homeless advocate Minister Steve Brigham, who list his own address as a vehicle in the parking lot of a big box store, explains why these people can't seem to get it together.

Brigham, one

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