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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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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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(Center) New Jersey Senator Jennifer Beck and (second from left) Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (NJ Republicans)
(Center) New Jersey Senator Jennifer Beck and (second from left) Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (NJ Republicans)
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Beck Joins Outdoor Sleep-In for Homelessness Awareness

Monmouth-based New Jersey State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) today pledged to join legislators who will spend the night of April 11 outside the statehouse to call attention to the plight of homeless individuals throughout the Garden State.

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“Economic Discrimination” Undermines Homeless Relief, Warns Tent City Founder

The struggle to resolve homelessness issues in Ocean County and elsewhere is compounded by a growing gap that leaves low-wage earners beyond the reach of federal aid, but short of self-sufficiency, says Lakewood Tent City Minister Stephen Brigham.

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Homeless Students on the Rise [AUDIO]

Once the final bell rings, where do all the children go?

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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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Flickr User Shinya Suzuki
Flickr User Shinya Suzuki
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Are Homelessness Policies Threatening AC’s Future?

Is Atlantic City's usefulness as a homelessness sanctuary at odds with the goal of becoming a renewed tourism hub? State legislators who represent the district plan to air out the issue Tuesday.

Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown (R-2) sponsor a measure that would stem the flow of displaced people from various parts of the state to Atlantic City

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Lakewood's Tent City
Lakewood's Tent City (Facebook)
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NJ Proposal Would Reward Developers Who Help End Homelessness

Developers would be incentivized if they set aside units to place roofs over the heads of homelessness victims, under new proposals by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Board.

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