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NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo gives Jeffrey Hillman a pair of boots (Facebook)
NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo gives Jeffrey Hillman a pair of boots (Facebook)
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Homeless Guy Given Boots by Cop Shoeless Again – Would You Give to a Homeless Person? [POLL]

I won’t fault Officer Larry DePrimo for seemingly doing the right thing and giving a barefoot homeless man a pair of boots on a cold night in Manhattan recently.

How many times have you seen a homeless person wandering around and have said to yourself, “…there but for the grace of God go I!”

But then reason takes hold, and you think that perhaps that “donation” you’re about to make will be for naught

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Doctors Bring Supplies For Homeless at Lakewood Camp

Representatives of two medical groups have donated winter clothing, medicine and supplies to residents of Tent City, a homeless encampment in the woods of Lakewood.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Proposed Anti-Greyhound Therapy Legislation Good First Step For AC Rescue Mission [AUDIO]

Proposed legislation to end the practice of "Greyhound Therapy" - where counties/municipalities put their homeless on a bus and send them blindly to Atlantic County- is being considered a positive first step by members of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, however it's only the begging of a much larger conversation.

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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)
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)
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Lawmakers Look To Ease Atlantic City’s Homeless Burden [AUDIO]

"We want to help the homeless out, we just don't want to be a dumping ground."

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Homeless Shelter
Homeless Shelter (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Homeless Issue Deserves Attention From State Says NJ Senator [AUDIO]

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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Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Governor Christie Addresses Atlantic City Homeless Issue [AUDIO]

Governor Christie used a stop on his Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour to address a topic he rarely hits upon- homelessness in Atlantic City.

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Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media
Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media
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FoodBank Urges New Jerseyans To Say No To Hunger Relief Spending Cuts [AUDIO]

More than 800,000 New Jerseyans already are receiving food stamps. And it's one of the main reasons a recent vote by the House Agriculture Committee to slash hunger relief spending by $16.5 billion is not sitting well with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Lawmaker Wants To Stop Homeless From Being “Deposited” In Atlantic City

A South Jersey lawmaker is pushing a plan to stop homeless people from being transferred from one part of the state to the other, unless social workers first agree upon a case management plan.

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Pastor Steve Brigham
Pastor Steve Brigham (YouTube)
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Homeless Aid Proposal Not Enough For Some [AUDIO]

Yesterday, we told you about State Senator Dick Codey's ambitious legislation to help the ever-growing homeless population in New Jersey.

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State Senator Richard Codey
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Jersey Lawmaker Pushes A Plan To Help The Homeless [AUDIO]

State Senator Dick Codey has unveiled an ambitious agenda to help homeless individuals in the Garden state.

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