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N.J. town officially recognizes homeless encampments in woods

HOWELL – The town council adopted a resolution at its meeting Tuesday night officially recognizing the homeless encampments located on township-owned land in the woods of Route 9. In adopting...

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A Lifeline for Troubled Veterans

After the United States withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011, thousands of combat troops were expelled from the force with less than honorable discharges as the military came under pressure to downsize...

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A Look Inside A Local Homeless Camp

By Chris Lundy – February 27, 2017 HOWELL – It’s quiet, walking into the homeless camp in Howell. Most of them are at work. That’s the contradiction that Minister Steve Brigham, who...

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Kean Bill to Support Homeless During Winter Passed by Senate

Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean Jr. (R-Union, Somerset, Morris) to help homeless individuals during severe winter weather events was passed by the New Jersey Senate. “We saw just last...

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‘Tiny House’ Pilots Could Make Huge Difference to NJ’s Indigent and Homeless

The “tiny house” movement that has millennials and baby boomers squeezing their lives into one- or two-room homes may be on the verge of putting down roots in New Jersey, but for a very...

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Homelessness/Poverty Fact Sheet

Did you know that… Nearly 47 million people (1 in 7) in the U.S. live below the poverty line. 1 in 5 U.S. children under age 18, or nearly 15 million, live in poverty. The poverty line for a...

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9 Homeless People Found Living Under N.J. Highway Overpass: Newark Police

NEWARK, NJ — Newark police recently “relocated” nine homeless people found living under the highway overpass at I-280 and Route 21, authorities announced Friday. City police and workers with...

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