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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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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 (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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Taylor Giresi attacks a homeless Belmar man (Facebook photo via Support for David Ivins page)
Taylor Giresi attacks a homeless Belmar man (Facebook photo via Support for David Ivins page)
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NJ Man Gets 3 Years in YouTube Beating of Homeless Man David Ivins

A New Jersey man captured on video beating a homeless man days before Christmas in 2011 has been sentenced to three years in prison.

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Lakewood Tent City Not Being Shut Down This Week [AUDIO]

Just a formality. That's what Lakewood Mayor Al Akerman is calling violations ordering a so-called Tent City to remove all its tents and wood-burning stoves by today.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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How Is Jersey Taking The Cold Snap? [AUDIO]

Bitter Arctic air continues to plague the Garden State with unbearable temperatures. Just think - just six months ago, we were all complaining about 90 degree weather and a series of heatwaves during the Summer season. Now, it's a total 180.

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NYPD officer giving a homeless man a new pair of boots (Facebook photo via NYPD's Facebook page)
NYPD officer giving a homeless man a new pair of boots (Facebook photo via NYPD's Facebook page)
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What Impact Did Sandy Have On NJ’s Homeless? [AUDIO]

Every year, nearly 30,000 New Jerseyans find themselves homeless. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, many others were forced from their homes and into shelters and hotel rooms.

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Happy to Learn That This Internet Sensation is True [Photo]

There are a lot of stories and photos that go around on the Internet. Unfortunately, many are hoaxes or at the very least the back stories have been embellished. But every now and then, things are, in fact, just as they seem to be.

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Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Speaking on Atlantic City's Boardwalk About Sponsored Legislation To Curtail Homeless Residents Being Sent To Atlantic City From Other Counties (Ilya Hemlin Townsquare Media NJ)
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South Jersey Lawmakers Look To Ease Atlantic City’s Homeless Burden

“We want to help the homeless out, we just don’t want to be a dumping ground.”

That’s what Assemblyman Chris Brown and fellow assemblyman John Amodeo hope to achieve with a bill that aims to prevent other counties from haphazardly sending their homeless to Atlantic City.

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Senator Sam Thompson (thompsondancerclifton.com)
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Homeless Issue Deserves Attention From State Says NJ Senator

The difficult economy is already causing most counties to run on bare minimum, however individuals not able to scrimp any more could find themselves on the street—with the county having substantially less (if any) resources to spend on caring for the increasing amount of homeless.

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