Judge: Homeless can stay in Lakewood's Tent City, for now

Homeless people living in the woods in Lakewood's "Tent City" can stay there while a court battle between their advocates and city officials continues.A judge

LAKEWOOD - Homeless people living in the woods in Lakewood's "Tent City" can stay there while a court battle between their advocates and city officials continues.

A judge in Toms River today refused to order the homeless out of their encampment just off Cedar Bridge Avenue. But the judge acknowledged the current situation can't go on forever.

Superior Court Judge Joseph Foster says the government has some responsibility to care for the poor. He wants both sides to come up with a negotiated end to the years-long standoff regarding the camp.

Judge may decide fate of Lakewood tent city as early as Friday

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Jewish Community Center in Edison temporarily evacuated after 1 JCC in Edison temporarily evacuated after bomb threat
87-year-old Inge Goldstein poses with a sign she 2 Women's March event to be held in Pompton Plains
Jersey City police looking for shooter after bullets 3 Bullets strike one person, NJ Transit bus in Jersey City
Jersey City police looking for shooter after bullets 4 Bullets strike one person, NJ Transit bus in Jersey City
A make-shift memorial sits at the site where 5 Shooting leaves 3 dead in Jersey City

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE