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Squatter problem plagues several Waikiki properties

Allison Schaefers
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FL MORRIS
A homeless man spent several days on a mattress in front of a boarded-up building at 2107 Ala Wai Blvd., No. 2 on the map above. He has since moved on. ------
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FL MORRIS / fmorris@staradvertiser.com

State Rep. Tom Brower (D, Waikiki-Ala Moana-Kakaako) lifts an abandoned shopping cart from the grounds of a boarded-up building at 2240 Waikolu Way. The property, next to the Marine Surf Hotel and Matteo's Restaurant, is one of many in Waikiki that have been appropriated by homeless squatters.