Wooden huts taken down in NJ Tent City

    Fifteen wooden huts have come down at an encampment for the homeless who live in the woods in Lakewood, the Asbury Park Press reports

    Aug. 15 marked the deadline for the so-called Tent City inhabitants to take down the huts, built to get them through the winter cold. 

    They’ll be replaced by tents under an agreement with the homeless not to expand their community.

    The Tent City sprang up in the woods off Cedar Bridge Avenue because there are no homeless shelters in Ocean County. The nearest shelters are in Newark, Atlantic City and Trenton.

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