Front PageMisaskim and FBI Partner for Cultural Training Session

Posted: Jan 30th, 2012 10:55 PM
Over 70 FBI agents from the New York Field Office were present at a cultural sensitivity training session held by Misaskim on January 17th in a continued effort by the bureau to better understand the customs and traditions of various cultural groups that live in New York City. The seventy five minute training session, which was held at a field office in ... Read More


Local News6 Arrested in Ocean County on drug charges

Posted: Jan 30th, 2012 10:51 PM
An Ocean County special operations group and local police arrested half a dozen people and seized drugs, cash and a handgun in two separate investigations. The first round of arrests came Wednesday, when the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group and officers from the Brick and Lakewood police executed search warrants at a home on Eastern ... Read More


Front PageThe Financial Outlook for Lakewood Township – Update

Posted: Jan 29th, 2012 11:34 PM
Financial Factor 1. As the world becomes more sophisticated with the use of technology, business and industry has discovered savings in salary & benefits, improved service, and the benefits derived from mundane clerical management tasks, where a sophisticated computer based application system provides a win/win scenario for clerical administrators ... Read More


Front PageZoning Board of Adjustments and the Planning Board

Posted: Jan 27th, 2012 1:49 PM
I believe that the Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Planning Board should be replaced by an 18 member Land Use Board comprised of 2 panels of members that represent 2 members from each of the 9 wards where each ward representative sits on opposite panel. Bill Hobday Read More


ImpactNJ Synagogue Firebombings Suspect: I'm Not Guilty

Posted: Jan 25th, 2012 12:39 PM
An unemployed man accused of firebombing two New Jersey synagogues in recent weeks has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, arson and bias intimidation. Anthony Graziano entered his plea in state Superior Court on Wednesday morning through his lawyer. He’s being held on $5 million bail. Public defender Robert Kalisch says his office plans to have ... Read More


ImpactNJ Gov.: Put Gay Marriage On The Ballot For New Jersey Voters To Decide

Posted: Jan 24th, 2012 7:01 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he'd veto a gay marriage bill if it reaches his desk, threatening to upend Democrats' efforts to push through the Legislature a bill legalizing the same-sex unions. Christie told a town hall audience in Bridgewater that an issue of such magnitude deserves to be voted on by residents, and he urged Republican ... Read More


Front PageS-2664 Has Been Stopped! And YOU DID IT! – From AARP, New Jersey

Posted: Jan 24th, 2012 8:40 AM
S-2664 Has Been Stopped!  And YOU DID IT!  – From AARP, New Jersey YOU Told Trenton “No” to Anti-Consumer Telecommunications Deregulation…And It Listened. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! Tens of thousands of AARP New Jersey members just like you raised their voices and told the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Christie to oppose ... Read More


ImpactThe Financial Outlook for Lakewood Township

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2012 9:00 AM
Committeeman Steven Langert has said that we may need to look for ways to reduce the Municipal Budget through the reduction in staff of municipal employees.  Well, the statement was not taken well by many.  Last year, municipal employees faced the situation, and made generous concessions, that provided, among others, a reduced Municipal Budget.  We are ... Read More


Front PageQuotes of the Week

Posted: Jan 21st, 2012 10:05 PM
As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.  Bo Bennett As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.  Jean Paul Autumn arrives in early morning, ... Read More


Local NewsIncumbent Fire Commissioners seek reelection – From Juan Ortiz

Posted: Jan 20th, 2012 1:55 PM
Bill:  Good afternoon!  I have attached some information about the Fire District budget and about us, the incumbents, running for seats on the board.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and we will address them.  I would like to know if you have contact information for the Retirement Communities here in Lakewood.  I would like to ... Read More


ImpactLakewood Township Planning Board – 01/17/2012

Updated: Jan 19th, 2012 11:31 PM
SP 1972 – Preliminary & Final Major Site Plan for proposed boys high school and dormitory.  Applicant Hamesivta B’ Bensonhurst seeks variances.  Location is Massachusetts Avenue, opposite North Drive.  Block 442 Lots 3.01 & 3.02. ----- Here we go again.  The Planning Board has once again failed in their mission to plan, as we sink ... Read More


Local NewsWinter Weather Alert – From Lakewood Township

Updated: Jan 19th, 2012 11:32 PM
Winter Weather Advisory 1/20/2012.  DPW is gearing up.  There is a chance we are expecting a possible accumulation of an inch of snow for the morning commute.  Residents are advised to have on hand shovels, salt, etc.  Please drive with caution. Read More


ImpactCall it ShabbatBook: It's an online global community of Sabbath hosts and guests

Posted: Jan 19th, 2012 7:42 AM
BIGHEARTED Jewish Brooklynites pile food on thousands of plates on Friday night, feeding hungry strangers they’ve met on a Facebook-styled site where collecting “invites” is key. is an online global community with 25,000 members swapping requests to join each other’s Sabbath meals — a Jewish tradition honoring a break from the work ... Read More


ImpactEnd Piracy Not Liberty

Posted: Jan 18th, 2012 11:07 AM
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Local NewsChristie Proposes a 10% Income Tax Cut in New Jersey

Posted: Jan 18th, 2012 9:19 AM
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie vowed on Tuesday to press ahead with what he called “the New Jersey comeback,” proposing a 10 percent, across-the-board cut in income taxes and a host of changes to the state’s schools and criminal justice system. In his State of the State speech midway through his term, Mr. Christie praised legislators for helping ... Read More


Front PageGevald Video

Posted: Jan 30th, 2012 10:53 PM
The official music video for "Gevald!" by Yisrael Chazin Written and performed by Yisrael Chazin Produced Recorded and Mixed by Yosef Hutner Lead Guitar: Reuven Mathieson Guitars: Yosef Hutner Synthesizers: Yosef Hutner Beatboxing: Adrien Bienn Read More


ImpactSteven Langert Announced He Will Not Stand For Any Criminal Illegal Aliens

Posted: Jan 30th, 2012 4:19 PM
In a recent article, Committeeman Steven Langert announced that he will not stand for any criminal illegal aliens in our town. This reminded me of a video that Steve asked me to be in and stand next to him while he pats himself on the back for all of his accomplishments. At the end of the video I felt we should discuss the real problem in our town. Look at ... Read More


Front PageLakewood Township Planning Board – 01/17/2012 - Update

Posted: Jan 29th, 2012 11:32 PM
Lakewood Township Planning Board – 01/17/2012 - Update SP 1972 – Preliminary & Final Major Site Plan for proposed boys high school and dormitory.  Applicant Hamesivta B’ Bensonhurst seeks variances.  Location is Massachusetts Avenue, opposite North Drive.  Block 442 Lots 3.01 & 3.02. ----- Here we go again.  The Planning Board ... Read More


ImpactObama To Announce Mortgage Crisis Unit Chaired By New York Attorney General Schneiderman

Posted: Jan 25th, 2012 12:46 PM
"A couple of years too late" During his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will announce the creation of a special unit to investigate misconduct and illegalities that contributed to both the financial collapse and the mortgage crisis. The office, part of a new Unit on Mortgage Origination and Securitization Abuses, will be ... Read More


Local NewseList is now - smart list

Posted: Jan 24th, 2012 7:03 PM
We are excited, and are writing to share our excitement with you! We have been hard at work (as always) upgrading our software, our list data, our website, our customer service capabilities, and yes, even our name! That’s right! e-list has undergone a total transformation from top to bottom, and is just about ready to re-launch as “smart list: the ... Read More


Local NewsLakewood Township Form of Government

Posted: Jan 24th, 2012 8:54 AM
The time has come, to actively seek changes in, for, and by the governing Body of Lakewood Township.  A Mayor and Town Council form of government with nine local wards are needed, where town council members are elected to represent wards or districts within the Township in order to insure representation from all geographic areas.  Seniors have no ... Read More


Front PageTownship Committee Meeting of 1/19/2012 The Proposed School on Mass Ave

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2012 9:26 PM
I relayed the account of the meeting of the Planning Board from 1/17/2012 to the Township Committee, with my objection that the Planning Board is approving flawed applications where variances are requested.  Mayor Menashe Miller agreed that this is a problem, because of the quality of life issues.  The Mayor asked Deputy Mayor Albert Ackerman, liaison to ... Read More


Local NewsVideo: Hershel (Harold) Herskowitz Speaking Out at Thursday Township Meeting

Posted: Jan 23rd, 2012 8:26 AM
Hershel (Harold) Herskowitz speaking out at Thursday Township meeting about the corrupt behavior of a certain committeeman. Read More


ImpactFire Election Newsletter – From Vincent LoBello and Juan Ortiz

Posted: Jan 21st, 2012 6:34 PM
The Board of Fire Commissioners’ planning has resulted in the completion of major projects including construction and renovations to the fire stations in Lakewood and the replacement of some fire apparatus aging 40-50 years old.  Last year the Board of Fire Commissioners increased staffing of the career firefighters, added a second paid station, and ... Read More


ImpactKars4Kids Charity Loses Big on Real Estate

Posted: Jan 20th, 2012 1:48 PM
Oorah spends millions on these efforts. In 2010, the group spent $3.5 million on its camp, $1.1 million on outreach and $970,000 on scholarships. Kars4Kids, which is registered with tax authorities as J.O.Y. for Our Youth, and Oorah also make unsecured loans to charities and individuals. As of December 2010, the two groups had a combined $210,000 in ... Read More


Local NewsLakewood Rabbonim Sign Letter Against Questioning ‘Gittin’ In Lakewood

Posted: Jan 19th, 2012 11:17 PM
Dozens of Rabbonim in Lakewood have signed a letter screaming against those who are attempting to re-investigate the river defining Lakewood, thereby questioning the validity of hundreds of Gittin written in Lakewood over the years. The letter, which was signed by the leading Rabbonim of Lakewood, was signed about two months ago sources say, but was only ... Read More



Updated: Jan 19th, 2012 11:30 PM
Daniel E. Regenye, Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) Public Health Coordinator, said, “The most effective way to reduce and eliminate the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases is to have you and your family vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.  New Jersey has ... Read More


BusinessKodak Files for Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Posted: Jan 19th, 2012 7:39 AM
Photography icon Eastman Kodak has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it seeks to boost its cash position and stay in business. The move comes as the ailing company has failed to find a buyer for its trove of 1,100 digital imaging patents. Kodak said in November that it could run out of cash in a year if it didn't sell the patents, for which ... Read More


Local NewsLakewood BOE Regular 2011-12 Meeting Schedule - From Pastor Glenn Wilson and U.N.I.T.E.

Posted: Jan 18th, 2012 9:22 AM
Lakewood BOE Regular 2011-12 Meeting Schedule - From Pastor Glenn Wilson and U.N.I.T.E. LAKEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION, 1771 MADISON AVENUE, LAKEWOOD, NEW JERSEY, Balance of 2011-2012 Conference & Public Meetings Schedule January 19, 2012          - Conference Meeting 6:00 p.m., Public Meeting 8:00 p.m. February 2, 2012         - ... Read More


Local NewsHold Legislators Accountable for DIRTY WATER BILL – From the Littoral Society

Posted: Jan 17th, 2012 8:27 PM
On Monday January 9th, the legislature passed legislation that could double the amount of polluted runoff to waters across the state, from Barnegat Bay to the Delaware River.  This dirty water bill will allow developers to consume thousands of acres of the most valuable open space left in New Jersey -- places we need to buffer these waters from ... Read More