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Rally for the Homeless Planned in Lakewood Sunday

Advocates for the homeless are holding an "All We Need Is Land" rally Sunday in Lakewood. 

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OC Hunger Relief Benefit

Ocean County Hunger Relief has been spending thousands of dollars to provide furniture, household items, toiletries and food to more than 40 homeless people, according to Carol Latif, Executive Director of the Toms River non-profit agency.

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A bulldozer removes tents at Lakewood's Tent City
A bulldozer removes tents at Lakewood's Tent City (TheLakewoodScoop,com)
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Lakewood Takes Control of Tent City

Who knows? World peace may actually be possible if an agreement between Lakewood Township and a homeless enclave known as Tent City is any kind of indicator.

In what's become a dramatic new development, the remaining 29 Tent City residents were asked to leave the site Thursday morning as the township legally regained control of the property where Tent City has occupied for 7 years

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Tent City Supporters Protest, (Tent City Facebook Page Photo)
Tent City Supporters Protest, (Tent City Facebook Page Photo)
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Tent City: The Movement

Even though the homeless enclave in Lakewood, known as Tent City, is essentially closed, the 29 individuals who remain aren't planning to go away quietly.

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(Kim Reinick, ThinkStock)
(Kim Reinick, ThinkStock)
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Homelessness Up 16 Percent in NJ [AUDIO]

Homelessness is on the rise in New Jersey. On Jan. 28, a statewide point-in-time count of the homeless, known as NJ Counts 2014, found 13,900 homeless men, women and children in the Garden State. That was an increase of 1,898 people, or 15.8 percent, compared to last year's count.

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Tom O'Malley/photo courtesy of Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
Tom O'Malley/photo courtesy of Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
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Possible Solution to Homeless Issue in Lakewood

An ambitious effort is underway to convince Lakewood officials to welcome a pilot program for the homeless.

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Panhandlers' Placards Show Signs Of Continued Economic Hardship
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NJ Has Serious Homelessness Issue, Says Expert [AUDIO]

New Jersey has a serious homelessness issue that needs to be addressed according to one expert who is helping the state devise a strategy.

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Micro Houses Proposed for Ocean County’s Homeless

Ocean County homeless advocates are hoping to bring an idea that's increasing in popularity on the west coast right here to the Jersey shore.

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Homeless Shelter
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Shelters Hope to Save NJ’s Homeless This Winter [AUDIO]

Cold temperatures and powdery snow are signs of the approaching holiday season for many, but those winter trademarks signify a struggle for survival among New Jersey's homeless population.

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Tent City hearing
Tent City hearing (TheLakewoodScoop.com)
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Lakewood Tent City Dwellers Can Stay For Now, Says Judge

Homeless denizens of Lakewood's Tent City get a reprieve from eviction by an Ocean County Superior Court judge.

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