Thursday, May 29, 2014

Does anyone really care for the תינוקות של בית רבן of Lakewood

 While Lakewood mourns the loss of Mrs. Ziva Krieger A'H, she was a person who devoted her life for the chinuch of all children in Lakewood. She did it for free never charged anyone and her goal was that each child get the best chinuch that was tailored to their need. Unfortunately there are many who are involved in the chinuch of the tashbar of Lakewood but for the wrong reason. Its all about money and power. Therapists and other professionals dont hold a candle to what mrs. Kriger a"h did for the children in town. While there are many moros, Rebbeim and teachers that are dedicating their life to teach the tashbar, there are unfortunately others who only see dollar signs, and children are getting destroyed and neglected as a result of their pursuit of power and greed.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lakewood homeowners receive estimated Tax bills-TAXES RAISED MORE THAN 2%

Something to keep in mind as elections near. The Taxes just keep going up and UP.. where the money is going is anyones guess but for courtsey busing there is not a cent. Not only that but there is a shortfall. This appears to be a rippoff of the Lakewood tax payers. WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY GOING??? New construction is adding more money to the tax rolls. Many seniors are moving in paying high property taxes without using services of the BOE at all. Its time to take back control from those that are in power and year after year all they do is raise our taxes.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Nebach a tragedy- why start the blame game

Nebach a little girl was nifteres A"H in Lakewood in a car accident. A horrible tragedy for all those involved. It could have happened Lo aleinu anywhere to anyone at anytime. Why does TLS allow comments both on the website and Facebook page about the Lakewood community that are disparaging and seemingly anti Semitic. Lakewood does not deserve this. 
Funny the Scoop posted this on their Facebook page  
**LOOK, THIS FORUM, AND THE OTHER SCOOP FORUMS, ARE RUN BY 'JEWS, YES, JEWS'. YOU DON'T LIKE THAT? NO PROBLEM. THAT'S WHY FACEBOOK MADE AN 'UNLIKE' BUTTON.BUT IF DO CHOOSE TO STAY, AND WISH TO CONTINUE RECEIVING OUR FREE AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS ITEMS, THEN EITHER KEEP YOUR IGNORANT AND HATRED-FILLED COMMENTS TO YOURSELF, OR FIND YOURSELF BEING BOOTED FROM OUR FORUMS - LIKE THE OTHERS WHO DON'T BELONG AMONG THE CIVILIZED PEOPLE OF SOCIETY. IT'S TRULY UNFORTUNATE WE NEED TO REMIND PEOPLE OF BASIC DECENCY, BUT APPARENTLY IT'S NO LONGER A BASIC FOR SOME. THANK YOU**



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Senator Cory Booker visits Lakewood- Did askanim show him the real issues?

NJ senator Cory Booker was in Lakewood he was given a tour of the SCHI school and other places of education among other establishments. He than had a meeting with community leaders and honchos. Did the askanim take the opportunity to show him the many homeowners that are paying taxes through the roof? How about the busing issue as the state representative, was he made aware of the shortfall Lakewood is in. Did they tell him how we are shortchanged by the state formula? Or did they only show him what was in their personal interest and maybe promise him a vote?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Meetings and more meetings

The  roshei hamosdos met last night in an effort to find a solution to the courtesy busing. Different options and ideas were explored including staggering the start times of schools for boys and girls. These savings are minimal, we need our state representatives to fight and advocate for a change to the current formula in state aid otherwise the problems will not go away. Its not only a Lakewood, NJ issue it is effecting other communities in NJ such as fair lawn, Teaneck, Passaic.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

New store will hopefully bring relief to food prices in Lakewood

http://www.ocsignal.com/2014/05/lakewoods-chateau-grand-demolish-kosher-deli-coming/

A trip to NY is not cheap but the price of kosher food is still much cheaper than Lakewood. You cant compare. With many struggling families, hopefully another supermarket will compete with or break the current monopoly of food prices in town and make shopping affordable, saving the trip over the verrazano. 

Will this help the Lakewoood Mikvah issue

http://www.app.com/article/20140514/NJBIZ/305140052/What-s-going-there-Ritual-bathing-facility-coming-Lakewood-Orthodox-Jews?nclick_check=1

Finally a solution to the Mikvah crisis in town. Woman are first getting appointments after 1:00 AM! it is going on for awhile now with no solution in site. Others are traveling to nearby Deal or Manalapan  were they can get earlier appointments. The mikvaos are controlled by a few yechidim and it is up to them when to build and finish up the construction. Its impossible for anyone to schedule an early appointment. There is money available to build. The tzibbur should demand the construction should be completed asap.