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Homelessness

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  • Homelessness in Fort Lauderdale: A city's tortured history

    Homelessness in Fort Lauderdale: A city's tortured history
    They once wanted to round them up and bake them in "paddy wagons;" nowadays they just don't want them fed publicly or outdoors. Fort Lauderdale's current battle with a 90-year-old veteran over feeding the homeless has drawn global scrutiny, placing what...
  • HUD secretary says L.A., nation on track to house all homeless vets

    HUD secretary says L.A., nation on track to house all homeless vets
    The U.S. is on track to end veteran homelessness by the end of next year, even in Los Angeles, the epicenter of the problem, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said Saturday. "I believe we can," Castro said at the United Way of...
  • Homeless Connect: New Britain Aids The Desperately Poor

    NEW BRITAIN — As winter weather draws closer, social workers and counselors are putting on the annual Homeless Connect event at the YMCA on Monday to offer medical care, supplies and warm clothing to the city's homeless. There will be free health...
  • Former Wilton Manors police chief, Broward Sheriff's captain dies at 56

    Former Wilton Manors police chief, Broward Sheriff's captain dies at 56
    To his fellow law enforcement officers, he was a stand-up guy and a good leader. To his friends, he was a visionary, "a quiet archangel" with a passion for helping people. Former Wilton Manors Chief of Police Rick Wierzbicki died Thursday after battling...
  • Nov. 15 Letters: A Montessori perspective

    Editors' note: On Saturdays this month, we will feature letters to the editor from 10 students of the Hampton Roads International Montessori School in Newport News. For information on how more Peninsula-area students might participate in a similar...
  • City helps homeless in many ways

    City helps homeless in many ways
    As a Fort Lauderdale resident and national provider of affordable housing I have extensive knowledge and experience dealing with issues that affect homeless individuals. In my 20-plus years of experience, I can say the city of Fort Lauderdale has...
  • Lawsuit over feeding seeks to give homeless their day at the beach

    Lawsuit over feeding seeks to give homeless their day at the beach
    When city commissioners stayed up until the early-morning hours last month to pass an ordinance placing tough new restrictions on outdoor feeding programs, the aim was to break up congregations of homeless downtown. But in challenging the new law,...
  • Police again cite activist, 90, for feeding homeless on Fort Lauderdale beach

    Police again cite activist, 90, for feeding homeless on Fort Lauderdale beach
    The power struggle between 90-year-old Arnold Abbott and the city continued Wednesday when police again cited the activist for feeding the homeless on the beach in violation of a new city ordinance. A squad of about 10 uniformed police stood by as Capt....
  • Controversy brewing over Pints in the Park

    Controversy brewing over Pints in the Park
    Stranahan Park in Fort Lauderdale used to be a popular spot for charitable groups to feed the homeless. This Sunday, the park, located in front of the Broward County Main Library, will be packed with nonprofit booths, musical performers, food trucks,...
  • What would Arnold Abbott's wife think?

    What would Arnold Abbott's wife think?
    I keep wondering what Arnold Abbott's wife would think. Abbott has captured the world's attention by being cited several times in Fort Lauderdale for feeding the homeless. The actual story is much more complicated, but suffice it to say the city looks...
  • Hospital pursues right cure for homelessness: Editorial

    Still revered by doctors, the Hippocratic Oath dates back to the fifth century B.C. Of its nearly 400 translated words, most people recognize only a paraphrased snippet: "Do no harm." There's also a line that reads, "Whatever houses I may visit, I...