Monday, April 18, 2016

No changes

Ban on attending ball games at stadium still stands. It was issued over 15 years ago assuring the olam from attending the games at the stadium. The area now has developed since and is now a bustling part of town. Quick check, seasons, the woods development and many more houses going up on the corner of new Hampshire. Gameday now means lane closures and traffic in the area. Sorry no Kosher food  option at the concession stand

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  1. Whst is the purpose of this post. Boredom ? The games are not for bnei Torah. There are plenty of goyim who want the games. Whoever moved there knew about the stadium traffic. What exactly is your problem ?

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    1. Our problem is precisely people like you who liks to dictate to everyone as to what level of yidishkiet we should practice. Agav , the internet is slso not for "bnei torah " yet you have no problem dictating to us how we should be living our lives.

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  2. Are non bnei Torah allowed to go to games without having the fear of their children throw out of school?

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  3. Is the ban on Toms River chevrah too?

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  4. There are many more schools now. Om sure there are some schools that dont care if you go. Just send your children to those schools and yoy will he fine. But dont apply to the schools that do care and complain when you dont get in

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  5. Rav Elya Svei Zatzal was very upset at the Blueclaws cedarbridge deal.

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  6. Years ago we asked Rav Nesanel Quinn zt"l the menahel of Mesifta Torah Vodaas if we can go to the Yankee game he told us go but please put in your tzizzis and behave.
    Today's mechanchin know better but have more kids off the derech because everything is assur

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  7. Many parents who have children in Orchos Chaim or YTT take their children to major league sporting events. Why Blue Claws remains a problem is beyond me. So. Much. Stupid.

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    1. I've got news for you - so do many parents with children in the Lakewood Cheder. Surprise!

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    2. You are being moitze shem ra on these parents and schools just to show how open minded you are.

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  8. there is kosher there.

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  9. Mariano Rivera was in Lakewood tonight his son played on the team against the blueclaws

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  10. This what Hershel H. wrote about on the stadium deal years ago on TLS. he knows more than anyone else what goes on in town.

    Now that you are done reading all the propaganda. Here is a little dose of truth. The Blue Claws stadium cost 23 million dollars and brings in 29 thousand dollars YEAR in rental fees paid to the township. That is what I said. A YEAR. The stadium brings in little other revenue, as food and clothing are not taxable. As far as bringing commerce to our stores and restaurants, I have yet to meet one store owner in any part of Lakewood that will say they were visited by a Blue Claws attendee on his way to or from a game. As for employment, 60 minimum wage jobs that are provided to teenagers for three months a year is nothing to take pride in. Let us put into perspective what could have been done with 23 million dollars when the stadium was built.

    At the start of the new millennium the decision was made to build this stadium, and all the deals with the power brokers were made behind the scenes. At that same time the UEZ could have purchased every dilapidated building on Clifton Ave. for a fraction of the stadiums cost. The buildings could have been restored, and a program could have been established to lease the stores, at a price per sq. ft. akin to what the stadium receives, to eligible entrepreneurs willing to open appropriate stores in the downtown area.


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    This plan could have grown businesses that would have brought employment opportunities capable of supporting hundreds of famillies. Urban blight would have been erased, and crime reduced. Money from other areas of NJ would be spent in our town,providing sales tax that could have been used for more UEZ projects. Instead of burning a note on a useless stadium this year, the town could have already sold the buildings that were purchased, for a hefty profit. The property taxes on these buildings would have been back on the books, and our town would have a different face. But this did not happen. Because egos were involved. Certain people really liked baseball. Favors needed to be repaid. Friends needed opportunities. And we, the residents, parents, workers, children, seniors, and taxpayers, of Lakewood, struck out.

    Hershel Herskowitz

    http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2009/12/hershel-now-a-little-dose-of-truth.html#sthash.98DXCjvX.dpuf

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