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HOMELESS: As city commissioners prepare for a vote that could de-fund part of Lakeland’s homeless initiative, reporter Sara-Megan Walsh talks with one of the two caseworkers who help find housing, jobs and services for homeless individuals and families. Of the 176 cases they’ve worked with this year, only five remain without housing, she reports.

DINING: Under new ownership and having moved to Lake Miriam Plaza, Palace Italian Restaurant in south Lakeland “remains a solid choice for moderately priced, every-day Italian,” reviewer Eric Pera writes. In his three-star review, he notes new owner Daniele Mazzella, a sommelier, has assembled a budget-friendly wine list.