NJ Spotlight News

Anger over Lakewood cutting trees to deter homeless people

Clip: 08/31/2022 | 4m 50s | Video has closed captioning.

The mayor of Lakewood is under-fire over a controversial decision to cut down all of the trees once lining the Town Square. A move city leaders defended as a way to deter homeless people from gathering there. After receiving multiple complaints from residents and town employees advocates contend it's a reactive decision that doesn’t address the root issue of homelessness.

Aired: 08/31/22

Rating: NR

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