5 days to leave

On any given summer night, about 30 people sleep in one of several camps below a labyrinthine intersection of highways on the North Shore. Some of them call it home. But on Tuesday, state and city officials told the population of homeless people who live there they have five days to clear out their belongings […]

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Miami Dumping homeless

«Previous|Page 2 of 2 “I observed a Coral Gables police car letting out a person who was very clearly homeless,” said Solowsky, who works in Sarnoff’s law firmand serves as a pro bono attorney for the DDA. “I’ve seen similar situations, but I didn’t take note of which municipality was involved.” Coral Gables police, however, […]

Miami dumping homeless

When Miami Beach police officer Ysidro Llamoca encountered Jamie McNeil — shirtless, shoeless, unshaven and scruffy — the beach dweller was preparing to sleep again on the sand dunes of Lummus Park. Instead of hassling the homeless man, Llamoca offered to help. Fifteen minutes later, McNeil, 34, was in a white van operated by the […]

Working on homeless problems ?

Hayward tackles homelessness problem HAYWARD — The city is stepping up its efforts to deal with the homeless and illegal activity downtown, including a plan to regulate outdoor food giveaways and an ordinance that would hold landlords responsible for tenants’ behavior. “We have a significant homeless population in Hayward,” Lt. Mark Koller told a small […]

Real Life

The young boy was screaming out words from his mother’s lap. She was trying to calm him but she herself wasn’t doing so good either. The volume of his wailing and the smallness of the shelter’s office made my voice and the questions I was asking melt into the cacophony. “What’s he saying?” I said, […]