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Accused Homeless

Homeless man accused of intentionally setting NJ fire that killed two people

October 26, 2020 | 1:50am A homeless man was charged for allegedly setting fire to a New Jersey apartment building that left two people dead and nine injured, authorities announced Sunday. Brandon Adams, 34, is accused of intentionally igniting the early Sunday morning fire in Camden, the county prosecutor’s office said. Authorities drew that conclusion…

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Californians Homeless

Homeless Californians face new crisis: living outside in smoke-filled air

Susana de Sant’Anna hasn’t been able to take a full breath of air since about June 2015.That was when she was hospitalized in San Francisco with severe sepsis, complicated by Lemierre’s syndrome – a rare infectious disease – and an abscess of the left lung. She underwent two lung surgeries, and in the two years…

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formerly Homeless

Formerly Homeless Candidate Could Be America’s First Afro-Latina In Congress

Candace Valenzuela knows what it’s like not to know if your family members will have a roof over their heads, or if they’ll be able to pay the bills. That’s why, she says, she would make a great member of Congress. “A lot of people in this country respect the ‘pull yourself up by your…

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Homeless Hundreds

Countless new homeless turn UWS into a spectacle of drugs and harassment: residents

Upper West Side residents say three hotels that are housing hundreds of homeless men during the coronavirus pandemic have turned the area into a spectacle of public urination, cat-calling and open drug use. Among those staying at the luxury Belleclaire on Broadway and the Lucerne on W. 77th Street, and the more down-market Belnord on…

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Coronavirus Homeless

Coronavirus in homeless communities: How bad is it in Bay Area shelters, camps?

Alameda County has seen reported coronavirus infections in its homeless communities nearly triple over the past two and a half weeks. But with 74 unhoused people testing positive so far — and no deaths — health officials say the county’s experience is part of a broader Bay Area trend: For the most part, the virus…

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encampment Homeless

Time for homeless encampment near Disraeli Freeway to come down, says Main Street Project | CBC News

An encampment near the headquarters of the Manitoba Metis Federation should come down, says the head of the Main Street Project.The president of the Mantioba Metis Federation says he’s had no response from the City of Winnipeg on a request to remove an encampment next door to MMF headquarters. (Justin Fraser/CBC )A Winnipeg non-profit that…

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Diego's Homeless

San Diego’s homeless choir advances to America’s Got Talent finals

The Golden Buzzer.Fans of America’s Got Talent know it’s the rare moment when an act is so good, a judge will guarantee the performers advance to live shows late in the season, with no risk of being eliminated. Each judge can only do it once a season, so the buzzer is used sparingly.In a surprise…

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Homeless Student

Once homeless, a student loses 100 pounds and fends off isolation with teachers’ help

High school senior Keith Wallick really wants to go to college. “I know I have to go to make myself better,” he says.But young Keith really did not want to go to school.As a freshman, he “was very outspoken about his feelings,” recalls Susana Ansley-Gutierrez, principal of Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles. “I…

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Homeless Jacksonville

Jacksonville Homeless Shelters See Zero COVID-19 Cases

More than 4.4 million people worldwide — including more than 1.4 million in the United States – have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise. While efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak continue, states have begun to shift their focus toward reopening their economies. The Centers for Disease…

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Homeless tents

Homeless tents in San Francisco neighborhood rise 300%, says lawsuit

Homeless tents in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District increase by 300% during coronavirus outbreak leaving streets ‘unsanitary, unsafe, and often impassable,’ says lawsuitSan Francisco’s Tenderloin District has experienced a 300 per cent increase in the number of homeless sidewalk tents since the coronavirus outbreak began That’s according to a federal lawsuit filed by the community and the…