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Homelessness

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Top Homelessness Articles

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  • 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...
  • John Mica gives I-4, VA updates

    John Mica gives I-4, VA updates
    Homelessness, veterans' issues and politics will be topics this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: Incoming House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, talks to Ybeth Bruzual on News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8...
  • Mayo: Big lawyers join fight against Fort Lauderdale homeless feeding restrictions

    Mayo: Big lawyers join fight against Fort Lauderdale homeless feeding restrictions
    A clergyman cited for feeding the homeless has assembled a local Dream Team to fight Fort Lauderdale's controversial new ordinance. Mark Sims, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs, has enlisted legal heavy-hitters Bill Scherer...