Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ordinance No. 2016-40 Summary Oak street Core

"a more affordable ownership housing opportunity for a wide range of income groups while assuring compatibility with, and maintaining the stability and quality of existing neighborhoods"

The following Ordinance amends Chapter 18 of the Code of the Township of Lakewood, entitled “Unified Development Ordinance of 2005”, Article 9, entitled “Zoning Districts and Regulations”, by the addition of a New Section 18-912, entitled “Oak Street Core Residential Development” for purposes that the Oak Street Core Residential Development provisions of this Ordinance are designed to provide a more affordable ownership housing opportunity for a wide range of income groups while assuring compatibility with, and maintaining the stability and quality of existing neighborhoods, and to provide the opportunity for lower development costs and lower per-unit land costs that subsequently lower response to high-cost infill properties, and to promote a more efficient utilization of land, and to promote energy conservation. This Ordinance further outlines the

Oif Simches Lakewood Aug 31

-Chasuna: Hachososn Yosef Chaim Shneur Kotler Ben Rosh hayeshiva Bais medrah Govoha Harav Aryeh Malkiel shlita, Kallah Miriam Baddouch bas Rav Shmuel at Lake Terrace hall in Lakewood. Chupa 5:45 pm Simchas Chosson Vkallah 9:45 pm

-Wedding: Schorr -Blum Ateres Reva in Lakewood
-Wedding: Mandel- Koppenheim Ateres Chana hall Lakewood
- Chasuna: Karmel- Gilbert Fountain Ballroom in Lkwd
Vort: Hachosson Eliezer ben R' Yaakov Eisenbach Hakallah Rivka Rabinowitz of Lakewood. Vort tonight wed at khal chasidim 1401 Cedar row, Lakewood, NJ. 

Rav Doniel Neustadt appointed Rav in Pine River village Ashkenaz shul

Rav Doniel Yehuda Neustadt has been appointed as the new rov of the Pine River Village Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ. The appointment was officially made public this morning. 
A Few months ago Harav Boruch Saks shlita was appointed Rav of the Sefard minyan at PRV located in the same building as the Ashkenaz minyan. Rav Saks is a R''M in Yeshiva of Staten Island and was the Rav of the Agudah Zeirei minyan in Boro park for many years.

Power outage stores temporarily closed at GG plaza

There is a power outage at Rt 9 and county line Rd in Lakewood.  Stores at the Gourmet Glatt shopping plaza are out of power, some stores are closed until power is restored. The blackout is along route 9 also in Howell, AldI is closed as well.

Back to school

Uniforms, shoes, Brief cases, school supplies, yom tov shopping, the lists are crossed off and the bank account is emptied, its back to school season. (No word yet on busing hopefully by next week.) Local stores have school supplies on sale for this week, click on the links. 
 Staples  Shoprite  Walmart   Gourmet Glatt  NPGS. Daily Deals 219 2nd street. Toys4u. Amazing Savings. Center of town. Dollar stores etc..  

 CLASS ACT School Uniforms Moved to 219 2nd Street Lakewood, NJ 08701

Benny Friedman at his niece wedding in Lakewood last night

The kallah, Mushkie Bernstein, is a daughter of Benny’s brother-in-law and sister, Rabbi and Mrs. Avrohom Bernstein of Freehold, NJ. The chosson is Mendel Glazman of Riga, Latvia.

ADL concerned over string of anti semetic vandelism in ocean county, NJ

Florham Park, NJ, August 30, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed concern over anti-Semitic vandalism that has struck parts of Ocean County, NJ, calling it, “an attack on the entire community.”

On August 25, spray-painted swastikas and the words “Hail Hitler” were discovered on playground equipment at Yeshiva Ketana. A number of swastikas were also spray-painted onto benches and playground equipment at Echo Lake Park in Howell Township on August 29. 
“We are deeply concerned over anti-Semitic vandalism that has plagued communities in Lakewood and Howell Township,” said Joshua Cohen, ADL New

Hero saves baby left in car at Howell commons parking lot


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Photos: Bein Hazmanim Lakewood



Waiting room at Pediatric affiliates

Oif Simchas LKWD Aug 30

Vort: of  Hachosson Moshe Phillip to Kallah bas R' Ari Nussbaum  tonight 8:00 PM at 1250 Georgian Terrace in Lakewood

Engaged: Hachosson Ariel Drilman (Lawrence) to Kallah Shaindy Klein bas R' Moishe (Lakewood)

Engaged: Hachosson Eliezer ben R' Yaakov Eisenbach Engaged to Hakallah Rivka Rabinowitz of Lakewood. Vort tomorrow wed night at khal chasidim

Photo:Demolition of old strip on rt 88

Demolition of former mechanic shops and junk yard on rt 88 across from Park avenue in Lakewood

Hamodia OP-ED: Good News From Ocean Township

OP-ED
The federal court decision in the Yeshiva Naos Yaakov case is a significant victory for religious liberties in general and the Jewish community specifically. We are gratified that U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson upheld the yeshivah’s contention that the application of zoning regulations by Ocean Township, N.J., was, in fact, a matter of religious discrimination.

The township’s claim that its denial of a variance was based on impartial, “neutral ordinances” was rejected by the court. It found, instead, that it was a violation of RLUIPA, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which prohibits local boards from exploiting zoning laws in such a way as to interfere with freedom of religion.

Lakewood, an affordable place to make weddings

Why Are Baltimore Weddings Made in Lakewood?
From Baltimorejewishlife.com
Dear Baltimore Friends, amush
I know I speak for hundreds if not thousands. We love our friends, neighbors, and families. We want to be at their simchos. But we hate driving three hours each way to Lakewood to get to the simchos. More and more of us are choosing to make Baltimore simchos in Lakewood. Why? I am told it is based on cost. What wedding halls in Lakewood offer cannot be matched by halls in Baltimore. Apparently, the halls offer amazing packages for everything: hall, food, band, video, photographer, etc.-all in one great deal.

Here’s the question.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Oif Simchas Aug 29, Lakewood

Seudas Preida: A Seudas Preida took place last night at BMG Ateres Esther hall for 10 kolell members moving to found a kollel in Montrealthe Rosh Kollel is Rabbi Akiva Ort.
Wedding: Fayazi- Stauber weeding Ateres Chana hall in Lakewood
Engaged: Hachosson  Ami Notis (Monsey) to Kallah, Michal Walin (Lkwd) bas R' Yossi 

Lakewood Zoning board meeting Aug 29

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AUGUST 29, 2016 7:00 pm  municipal bldng         
AGENDA                                                                                                        
6. NEW BUSINESS

Appeal # 3967 – Congregation Maalos Hatorah, Chestnut Street, Block 1159 and 1159.04
                            various lots, R-20 zone. Use variance and preliminary and final major
                            subdivision for the construction of duplex housing units with basement
                            apartment and synagogue.

Howell park defaced with Swastikas

HOWELL, NJ — Howell Township police are investigating after a resident found swastikas spray-painted there Monday, police said. 
The swastikas, at Echo Lake Park on Maxim Southard Road, were reported Monday morning, Detective Sgt. Christian Antunez said. 
The detective bureau found nine swastikas spray-painted in white near the horseshoe pits on the backboards and benches, he said. The horseshoes area is about 300 feet from the road and parking lot, making the vandalism partially visible but hard to distinguish, he said.  There also was random, non-distinct spray painting on the floor of the gazebo, he said.

Lakewood branch of ocean county Library to add Sunday hours

The Ocean county Library will be open on Sunday in some locations. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 11th, the Toms River, Lakewood, and Stafford, NJ branches will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays until May.

School starts next week waiting for the bus pass

The bus pass did not arrive yet in the mail this year. Since a new consortium was set up to oversee the mandated  busing for the private schools, bus passes have not arrived yet. Boys schools are starting next week and as of now no busing information has been released yet. The consortium is working non stop to prepare and run the busing hopefully it will all be in place when school begins.

NJ Department of Education Director of State Monitors Visits Lakewood

Lakewood, NJ – With what was recently hailed as a huge “political miracle,” when a public safety and traffic nightmare was avoided as Governor Chris Christie signed the landmark Lakewood busing bill, a new set of dilemmas has seemingly cropped up.

While Lakewood residents breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that the governor signed an appropriations bill, what was unknown was exactly how this bill would be implemented.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kids home from camp? Things to do in and around Lakewood

Staten Island Ferry - Battery State Park either to walk along the water in NY and then return - or go to Governors island - it is a full day adventure. Gov Island ferry right next door to SI ferry under 12 free adults $2. Alpine slides biking and other fun activities.

-Doorbroook sprayground in Monmouth now open 
-Fort Delaware - great day trip with ferry, tram, old fort 
-Cape may zoo 
-Atlantic City- Ripleys, boating, Recycling Center - Surprisingly a great family trip 
-Philadelphia- Franklin Museum, US Mint (Free)
-Poconos 2 and a half hrs from Lkwd
-Diggerland 
-Storybook land 

Lakewood news links

Will I fit in or be miserable in Lakewood

WABC Video: Lakewood Jewish camp defaced with swastika

Lakewood cops bust Piggy bank Robber

The hate filled comments on yeshiva ruling

Shiva info

Mishpachas Mashinsky sitting shiva at 18 Waverly Pl., Monsey until Wednesday morning. Shachris 8:00, Mincha 7:55, Maariv 8:30 getting up Wednesday morning

Shiva for HaRav Moshe Cohen  Z''L is at 614 Princeton Avenue in Lakewood (Between East 6th and East 7th streets) Shachris 8:00 Mincha 1:35 Maariv 9:30 pm getting up Thursday morning

Donate to the Lansky children Fund HERE Watch Video Below:
Shiva for R’ Doniel Lansky  ע"ה, is at 6529 Pebble Brook Road, Baltimore, MD 21209, through Wednesday morning.  Shachris 8:00 am Mincha 3:00pm mincha/Maariv 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 27, 2016

NWS: Gaston can bring rip currents to NJ

Hurricane Gaston way out in the Atlantic may produce waves that could cause dangerous rip currents on the Jersey Shore, according to a forecast by the National weather service. The storm was at Hurricane strength before it was downgraded to tropical storm and now back at Hurricane strength.
"THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DANGEROUS RIP

Friday, August 26, 2016

A favorable ruling for Yeshiva Naos Yaakov

Yesterday, a federal court issued a final order determining that prohibiting Storzer & Associates’ client, Yeshiva Gedola Na’os Yaakov, from operating its religious boarding school for advanced Jewish studies in Ocean Township, N.J. violates federal law.

It further required the Township to permit the Yeshiva to operate its educational institution with 80 students at 1515 Logan Road in Ocean Township.

This order ends the Yeshiva’s two-year struggle to locate its facility in the Township and vindicates its constitutional rights.

ערב שבת פרשת עקב שבת מברכים חודש אלול Shkiah getting earlier

Sunset over lake Carasaljo this week
Zemanim for Lakewood Shabbos parshas Eikav  כ"ב אב תשע"ו August 26, 
candle lighting: 7:18
Shkiah 7:36
Rosh chodesh ELUL is Next Shabbos and Sunday
״כי ניחם ה׳ ציון
ניחם כל חרבותיה
וישם מדברה כעדן
וערבתה כגן ה׳
ששון ושמחה יימצא בה
תודה וקול זמרה״
(הפטרת השבוע)

שמחת אופרוף בית מדרש גבוה

  שמחת האופרוף להחתן יוסף חיים שניאור נ''י קוטלר בנו של ראש הישיבה הרה"ג  ר' אריה מלכיאל קוטלר שליט"א 
עב''ג הכלה מרים תחי' בת הרב שמואל בדוש
 העליה לתורה תתקיים שבת קודש פרשת עקב בבית מדרש גבוה תפלת שחרית בשעה 8:00 קידוש אחר התפילה
The Chasunah of Hachosson Shneur Kotler will be iy''h this coming Wednesday August 31 at Lake Terrace hall in Lakewood.

Levaya of Rav Moshe Cohen ZTL in Lakewood

The Levaya of Rav Moshe Cohen zt''l will take place 11 a.m. at Khal Ateres Yeshaya, Led by his son Harav Simcha Bunim shlita. Located at 908 East County Line Road in Lakewood, NJ. The Kevurah will follow at the East 7th Street Bais Hachaim in Lakewood. Heavy Traffic expected in the area, The olam is requested to park along somerset avenue. The Levaya procession will go east on County Line rd from Ateres yeshaya down somerset avenue to the Bais olam.

Video: Camp Ahvas Torah in Lakewood playground defaced with graffiti

Video: Township committee approves Oak Street core 361 units

5:00- What is going on with the Masterplan commitee 
15:18- What is Township doing about Zika Virus awareness
25:00- why is Township vacating paper streets 
1:15:05- Motion to vacate dies will be carried over in new ordnance for next meeting 
1:55:00- attorney advises committee men not answer questions addressed by the public regarding Ordnance to Oak street Core. 
2:00:00- traffic is a nightmare why is developments are being sold to outsiders from Brooklyn its not giving anyone in yeshiva an opportunity to buy why is the township in the business of helping developers
2:07:00- why no public notice about 361 homes being built township eliminates public notices
First Amendment Activist

Update: Bochurim found safe in Bear mountain after going missing in Bear mountain state park

Update: B''H The bochurim  who went missing in bear mountain state park were found safe and in good health. Upon hearing the news Dancing broke out at camp Stolin in the Catskills.


Police investigate swastika sprayed in Lakewood playground

Photo: NJ 12
News 12 NJ Lakewood police are investigating vandalism on a playground that involves anti-Semitic graffiti. Several swastikas and the phrase “Hail Hitler” were spray-painted all over the playground located on Second Avenue. The playground is often used by a Jewish camp Ahavas Torah. Anyone who might have any information about the incident is asked to call Lakewood police.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 25, 2016

Engaged: Mazel Tov Chosson Stern from Montreal to Kallah Bas Reb Nachum Bergman ( Lkwd) Vort was earlier today.
Chasuna: Perlow- Tyner wedding at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood, NJ
Wedding: Zelishovsky - Banker (Chicago) at Lake Terrace hall in Lakewood
Video below Yoel Falkowitz at a wedding in Lakewood last night

Amudim to host Lakewood event on Abuse


Rav Moshe Cohen ZT"L

Levaya in Brooklyn today 5 PM at Yeshiva  Chasan Sofer 1876 50th street.
Levaya tomorrow morning in Lakewood 11:00am at Khal Ateres Yeshaya 908 East county Line Kevurah will be in Lakewood 7th street bais Olam
Matzav-It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Moshe Cohen zt”l. He was in his 90s.  Rav Cohen was a rebbi for many years. 
He was a son-in-law of Rav Shmuel Ehrenfeld zt”l, the previous Mattersdorfer Rov. 
Rav Cohen was the patriarch of an outstanding Torah family of marbitzei Torah, including his son, Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen, rov of Khal Ateres Yeshaya in Lakewood and author of noted sifrei halachah.

BDE: Sheindel Mashinsky a"h

BDE: Ms. Alta Sheindel Mashimsky A”H, (18) of Monsey sister to Sendy, David, Yanky, Avrumy & Menachem Moshe Mashinsky of Lakewood. Levaya in Monsey 12:00 pm at 31 Dover Terrace Rav Schneebalg shul. She was hit by a car last night in Monsey on rt 59. Father id Rav Yosef Mashinsky Menahel in yeshiva Bais Dovid of Monsey.

BDE: Daniel Lansky, a'h

It is with deep sorrow and regret that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah of Daniel Lansky, A’H, husband of Elana (Zylberminc) Lansky, father of  Coby, Aaron and Gabi Lansky, son of Rabbi & Mrs. Nachum Lansky. Reb Daniel lived in Lakewood for a while and moved back to Baltimore.The levayah will take place today at Levinson’s at 4:00 PM  - Kevurah at Agudath Israel Cemetery 6300 Hamilton Ave Rosedale, MD 21237 Shiva will take place at 6529 Pebble Brooke Road Baltimore, MD 21209.

Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...

Lkwd briefs

Oak street core ordnance passes, resident threatens to sue twsp. APP

Lakewood BOE appoints new member: Thea Jackson, a public school parent and Lakewood HS grad, appointed to the Lakewood BOE. (Mullen APP/Twitter)

Where is the outrage or poll about using public funds?
Howell implements 100% courtesy busing to all children even those who live close to school. 

Lakewood Blueclaws extend contract with Major League team

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Oif Simches, Aug 24 Lakewood

-Chasunah: Prager Rotenberg Fountain Ballroom at Lakewood Cheder
-Chasunah: Burr- Steinhardt at Ateres Chana hall Lakewood
-Wedding: Hachosson Yechiel B"R Benzion Herbst To Bas Rav Shayeh Miller  (Lkwd) In Neimos Hachaim hall Lakewood.
-Vort: Hachosson Zalman ben Reb Ari Mintz  to kallah bas R' Yisrael Miller at 
 stolin hall 153 East 7th street Lakewood, NJ.


BDE: Rav Aaron Rogow Z'L

Rav Aaron Rogow Z"L of Lakewood (Rogov) Was niftar today following a bout with yeneh Machla L''A. He was a long time Rosh Chaburah in Bais Medrash Govoha and over the past few month talmidei hayeshiva took on more learning as a zechus. He was 56 years old originally from Chicago. Levaya will take place in BMG Yeshiva Thursday at 12:30 pm 7th street, Lakewood.

Lakewood BOE meeting tonight. School taxes went up again

Lakewood BOE public meeting tonight 6:30 pm  
855 Somerset avenue Lakewood, NJ
Read Board agenda HERE 
On the agenda:





Bein hazmanim at the Beach

Lakewood is close proximity to the Jersey shore but for obvious tznius reasons most beaches are not accessible.  However there are some spots one can go to during off peak hours usually on the weekdays or in the evenings.
-Island beach state park - has usually just fishing during the week - exit 83 on the parkway. There is a fee to enter but you can find a private stretch.

-Mantoloking, drive down Cederbridge all the way go over a bridge Take the road after the bridge to the end  you hit rt 35 Make a right at the light  the road runs along the beach. To the left there are small side streets you can park for the beach. or you can park on side streets to the right. After 5-6 pm you can enter without a pass

 -Sandy Hook gateway national recreation area. This park is 45 minutes from Lakewood free entrance on weekdays  lots of beaches and during the week you can find lots of empty secluded areas as you go further out. Take rt 36 to the end. Picnic areas available.

Photo: Earlier today at NPGS Jackson plaza

Photo: @Lkwdbuffer11

Shiva info

Shiva for Harav Yaakov Yitzchok Zelinger z"l  at 1480 E 24th St Ave O & N in Flatbush  Shachris 8:00 pm Mincha 7:15 Maariv 9:00 pm. Till Sunday morning.

Shiva for R' Yankel Stern Z''L at 11 Glen Avenue North, Lakewood, off Central Avenue. Shachris 8:00 AM Mincha 7:00 pm Maaariv 9:00 pm

Reb Duvie Rosenberg sitting Shiva for his father at 1336 45th street in Brooklyn Getting up Friday afternoon

Mishpachas Hill sitting Shiva for their Father R' Steven Hill z"l at 31 Highview rd Monsey, NY till Monday morning.

11 girls still not in Elementry school

2 weeks before school starts there is so far 11 girls that are not in any elementary school in Lakewood. This is on top of the issues with some girls that are also not in high school and some boys that are waiting to get into a cheder. Hopefully there wont be a repeat of previous years with kids waiting at home weeks into the school year. 
Submitted.

Kent road to reopen today

Today will be the grand reopening of Kent Road. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday, August 24th at 11 AM on Kent Road between Lanes Mill Road and Brown Road in Howell.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Map of Sanz Klausenburg Lakewood

BEAUTIFUL MAP OF THE NEW "RIVER GARDENS".

Oif Simchas

Vort: Hachosson Heshy Siff to Kalla Birnhack (LA) tonight in Stolin hall 153 E 7th street in Lakewood from 7:30 -10:00 pm

Chasuna: Hachosson Yehuda Kops  Hakallah Sarah Nahmanni at Lake Terrace hall
 Pumpidisa band at a Chupah in Lakewood last night 

ברוך דיין האמת

BDE: David Ashur (formerly of Drake Rd) was niftar Levaya took place earlier today at 68 Short hill rd Livingston NJ 

BDE: Tragic passing of Lakewood resident Mrs. Malky Lombardo from South Lake drive Leaves behind a husband and three children. Levaya details TBA

 ויה"ר שלא ישמע עוד שוד ושבר בגבולינו. ומחה ה׳ דמעה מעל כל פנים, אמן

BD''E Reb Yankel Stern ZT'L Levaya in Lakewood

Petirah of Reb Yankel Stern Z"L from Brooklyn. Levaya Of Reb Yankel Stern Z''L father of R' Dovid Aryeh, R’ Shimon, R’ Menachem, R’ Yisroel, R’ Aron, Faigy Glezerman, Rivky Grossman, Fraidy Heller, and Menucha Singer. The Levaya will take place today in Lakewood 6:00 pm at the 7th street chapel Kevurah will also be in Lakewood.

Lakewood supermarkets have a" Whole foods feel".

Lakewood, NJ –  KoshertodayThe growing number of kosher independent supermarkets in this rapidly expanding community appeared to have at least to some degree the appearance of a Whole Foods store. Stores like Gourmet Glatt and Seasons have an unusually high number of what might be considered “health foods.” Kosher food experts told Kosher Today that many of the new kosher independents appear to blend a Whole Foods look with the mainstream supermarket appearance. Perhaps this trend is a carryover, they say, from the mainstream supermarkets and discount club stores like Costco that are also pecking away at the dominance of Whole Foods whose sales in recent months have been declining. On the kosher front, Whole Foods has significantly increased its kosher shelf space, even forming a partnership with Kayco (the Kedem food group). The trend towards carrying more gluten-free and health foods in general continues to be a big story for kosher, the experts say.

The quiet streets of Bein hazmanim in Lakewood

 No complaining or honking your horns, the streets can not be quieter than it is now. Are you surprised that you can park your car almost anywhere without driving around looking for a parking spot? If you ever imagined what a well planned thought out properly zoned infrastructure would look like than enjoy these few weeks of bein hazmanim. The bein hazmanim is not just for those who go away but for those that stay behind there is something to enjoy. Lakewood has everything you want for a relaxing vacation. If only we could always have such calm and quiet all year.

Shloshim and divrei hesped for H''Avreich Rav Tzvi Aryeh Rackoff Z'L

A siyum Hamishnayos and Divrei hesped will take place today commemorating the Shloshim of Rav Tzvi Aryeh Z'L ben Rav Nachum Ahron Rackoff shlita. The siyum will take place Today before Shkia at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 East county line Rd in Lakewood, at 7:15 pm.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Video: Boyaner niggun for "Al Naharos Bavel" at a recent Chasuna in Lakewood

Aaron Teitelbaum Productions with Yedidim Choir על נהרות בבל, שם ישבנו גם בכינו, בזוכרנו את ציון,  ציון עיר מקדשנו. Composed by R' Pinya Chazon (Spektor) 1871-1952

Oif Simchas

Wedding:The Rudnicki-Weisberger Chasuna Tonight in Ateres Reva hall Chupa 7:30 at 500 Summer avenue Lakewood, NJ

Engaged: Hachoson Avrumy Levine to Kallah Bas Rav Henoch Perl shlita

Tomchei Shabbos of Lakewood 5K raffle drawing tonight HERE

Too similar street names? cant the township just "vacate" them

Matzav.com  Article was also printed in Yated Neeman.
Lakewood, NJ – Did your son say he’s visiting a friend on Forest Avenue or Forest Drive? That’s nowhere near as confusing as an emergency responder pondering if the dispatcher said Grand Avenue or Grant Avenue. These are some of the recent street name confusions that have come to light.

Video: Cleaning ladies protesting in Lakewood for more pay

LPD: Funeral procession in Lakewood downtown 11am-12 pm

The Lakewood Police Department  advises you to avoid the downtown area from 11 am and 12 pm due to a large funeral procession. The procession is anticipated to cause significant congestion during that time frame. Please take alternate routes if possible. Thank you.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Director of non public transportation appointed

 From the Lakewood BOE website all questions regarding non public transportation please contact:
Avraham Krawiec Director NonPublic Transportation
Email:  info@Lakewoodsta.org
Phone: 732-707-7287
Fax:     732-582-4535

Friday, August 19, 2016

ט"ו אב תשע"ו ערב שבת פרשת ואתחנן -שבת נחמו נחמו עמי Lakewood

Zmanim for Lakewood ,NJ Friday August,19 Candle lighting 7:29 Shkia 7:47 Lakewood Kumzitz Motzei Sabbos Nachamu 40 Caranetta Dr. all r invited




"A shtickle Nechama" State Won’t Investigate Jackson Blockbusting Report

The State of NJ has said it won’t investigate alleged blockbusting in Jackson due to technical issues, micromedia reports "Council President Robert Nixon updated a packed house at the August 9 Jackson Township Council meeting. “For the time being, the State has deferred an investigation on technical grounds based on their interpretation of the State discrimination law. Our lawyers have been in touch with the federal authorities and their discussions will be continuing,” Nixon said. read more HERE

Bein Hazmanim for local Lakewood publications

With many away for summer vacation the local papers all took a well deserved break and did not print the current issues for shabbos. Its a good break for readers too. This week there is no, Shopper, Voice, Masa Umatan. The BP weekly will print weekly in the summer.

Lakewood news Friday 8/19

-Expect Heavy traffic leaving Lakewood for shabbos Nachamu getaway

- 7-Eleven Stores Hold 2nd 'Bring Your Own Cup Day' On Friday and Saturday, customers can pay $1.50 to use their own container to hold the beverage. Receptacles must  fit upright into a 10-inch-diameter store display.

-LPD "Drive sober or get pulled over" campaign begins this weekend 

Rockwell update: Satmar Lakewood development

Vacancy at the Lakewood BOE deadline to file today at 4 pm

The Lakewood Board of Education is seeking applications for a vacancy on the Board of Education. The person filling the vacancy will serve until the Board’s Annual Organization meeting in early January 2017. New Jersey law requires that to be a Board of Education member, a person must: (a) be a citizen and resident of the district and shall have been such for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment; (b) be able to read and write;

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tu B'Av Oif Simchas Lakewood, NJ

-Chasuna Rennert- Mayzis Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Wedding: Katz- Greeman at Fountain ballroom Lakewood
-Wedding: Ganz- Beilus at Ateres Reva hall Lakewood, NJ.
-Vort: Hachosson  Moshe Brodye (Staten Island)  engaged Hakalla  Rochel 
Epstein Bas R' Ahron Dov from Lakewood. Thurs 5-9 pm at Westgate simcha hall.

Tonight: Lakewood township committee meeting

Lakewood Township committee meeting  Thu, August 18, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Municipal Building - Auditorium. Draft Agenda 
1. Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New
Jersey, Accepting The Highest Bid At The Public Auction Held On August 4,
2016 For The Sale Of Property Owned By The Township Of Lakewood, Known
As Block 445 Lot 9, From The Highest Bidder And Authorizing The Mayor To
Execute A Contract Of Sale
08-18-16 2

Whats on sale this week in Lakewood?

At Shloimy's kosher, Meal Mart 5Lb bulk Franks for $15.99 with coupon.
Seasons  Farm Fresh Kosher West  Aisle 9  Gourmet Glatt Kosher Village

FoodeX  NPGS  Shloimys Kosher world

LPD chief Meyer announces untimely passing of patrolman

Lakewood Police Department
From the desk of….
Chief of Police Gregory H. Meyer
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of 31 year old, Patrolmen Craig Lawson. Officer Lawson, the son of recently retired Chief of Police Robert Lawson, was hired by the Lakewood Police Department in April of 2014. After successfully completing the Ocean County Police Academy, he was assigned to the Patrol Division’s evening shift.

Video: Lakewood Planning Board 08 16 16

46:00 Application for Albert Avenue development: no decision, carried over to next meeting
First Amendment Activist

The new 100K township parking lot on Park and 4th


LPD officer suddenly passes away, son of former chief

The following statement was issued by the Mayor of Lakewood, NJ:
“It is with much sadness I regret to inform you of the sudden passing of Lakewood police officer Craig Lawson, badge number 355. He was the son of our beloved former chief of police and dear friend, Rob Lawson. “Craig was a rising star and he will be sorely missed. The Lawson family asks for the privacy while they grieve, but on behalf of Lakewood Township, I ask of you to have the Lawson family in your hearts and prayers during this trying time."

“Menashe P. Miller, mayor of Lakewood” 
Source:Matzav

A race against time to set up busing consortium

With school starting in just a few weeks the Igud hamosdos is moving fast to set up the busing consortium that will oversee all state mandated busing for private schools in Lakewood. Members were chosen for the  executive board and they will be voted on by the schools. Since the consortium is replacing all busing duties of the BOE, all logistical operations for private mandated courtesy busing falls under its control. Many questions remain as who will be in charge who will oversee the operation who can parents call etc. The consortium is also responsible for the bidding process. Read article below in last weeks Shopper.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Thank you letter to the LPD

from LPD site:
Chief Meyer:

My 19-year old son lost a 4-day old phone in Manasquan late on Saturday night/early Sunday morning. The phone/account technology allowed us to track the phone to Lakewood, specifically corner of Lexington and 4th. I will spare you many of the details, however on Sunday, August 14 at approximately 7PM or so, the Lakewood Police were called and Officer Soriano Badge #352 and Officer Ward Badge #302 responded.

Oif Simchas 8/17/16 Lakewood

-Vort: Hachosson  Aryeh Mayor Tonight 7:30pm 9 Belvedere Lane in Lakewood

-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Glatzer to haKallah Bas R' Dovid Frost  7:00 pm R'  Luria's Shul Ohr Yechezkel  307 Ridge Ave Lakewood.

-Vort: Hachosson Chaim Y. Neuman ben R' Yaakov Gershon to Hakallah Chaya  Trenk at Tiferes Simcha  hall 613 Oak street, Lakewood NJ

-Vort: Hachosson Yisroel Kanarek Ben R' Hershel to Kallah.. Zeillberger bas R Leib (Edison) at Westgate simcha hall 6:00 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Yakov cohen to Kallah.. Sender (Far Rockaway) at 5:00 at 120 Brill St. in Lakewood

-Vort Hachosson Akiva Gornish to Hakallah ..Spitzer (LKwd) will be tonight at 333 Case Rd., Lakewood, at 7:30.

RT 9 proposal will host meeting before submitting report

View the proposed improvements for Route 9 HERE 2-Way Left Turn Lane, New Traffic Lights Among Route 9 Proposals from TR to Lakewood
The proposals for the RT 9 corridor were done without any input from the public. The officials do not live in Lakewood nor do they understand the traffic nightmare it will cause. Officials promised there would be a meeting in July. Its now mid August and no date set for the Lakewood meeting. The proposal calls to make Hurley avenue a one way street going East to Cedarbridge. The only wat to get to Central avenue from Cedarbridge is to reroute all the traffic to rt 88 and back around on Rt 9. This will be a disaster.

Other Lakewood news

Film premier of  documentry on Lakewoods "tent city"

Blueclaws stadium fundraising event for sick teen ager canceled after team, asked for more money in contract. Lakewood taxpayers didnt give them enough money.

Sudler begins work on latest building in Lakewood complex


205 minutes average wait time at local Lakewood Emergency room

The government gave Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood just three stars. This was greatly based on the fact that emergency department patients who are admitted to Monmouth wait on average 205 minutes before leaving for their room, longer than the state and national average.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune similarly got three stars from the government, which found that the MRSA bloodstream infections incurred by its patients were worse than the national benchmark. Moreover, the hospital’s emergency department patients spend a median of 200 minutes before leaving for home, a rate that is higher than the state and national averages.

Window art at Gourmet Glatt


Lancaster, Kosher mart open for season at Dutch wonderland

Dutch Wonderland Location Under Star-K Supervision 
Operating Hours: purchase Tickets HERE
August 15th thru August 28th: Sunday thru Thursday, 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
August 29th thru September 1st: Sunday thru Thursday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oif Simchas

Chasuna: Wolpin Chasuna tonight in Bais yaakov hall on James street. Chupa at 7:00 simchas chosson v'kallah 10:00

Vort: R' Menachem Speigel making a vort for his daughter at Ateres Leah Hall (Ohr Elchanan) 805 Cross St. at 8:30 PM.

Engaged: Hachoson Chaim Y. Neuman ben R' Yaakov Gershon to Hakallah Chaya Trenk from Lakewood

Tonight: Lakewood Planning board meeting

LAKEWOOD PLANNING BOARD Tuesday, August 16, 2016 
AGENDA 6:00 pm at town hall municipal audotorium  on 3rd street
 PUBLIC HEARING
1. SD 2142 Congregation Kol Aryeh
 Hope Chapel Road Block 24.04, Lot 5
Minor subdivision to create two lots
2. SD 2144 Chaim Abadi
 Shady Lane Drive Block 12.01, Lots 7 & 11
Minor Subdivision to create three lots
3. SP 2181 River 1161, LLC
 River Avenue Block 1064, Lot 4
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for an addition to an existing grocery store
4. SD 2143 Kikar Shabbos LLC

BDE: Petirah of Lakewood Child Yosef Sholom Feldheim, a'h

 Lakewood, NJ  - Aug. 16, 2016 - We regret to inform you of the petirah of Yosef Sholom (ben R’ Shaya and Baila) Feldheim Z”L, a three-year-old boy niftar following an illness R’ Shaya an alumnus of Yeshiva Yesodei HaTorah is a son of Reb Tzvi Mordechai, Rosh Mesivta in Denver, and Mrs. Feldheim is a daughter of Reb Naftoli & Helen Hexter. Rabbi Hexter is a Menahel at Bais Yaakov of Baltimore. The Kevurah will be taking place at the 7th Street Bais Olam at 2PM.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes. (LINK)

Today's Duplex Deals

699K                                                                                             875K here

Lakewood News 8 - 16 - 16

-A new home for Camp SCHI?

-Website takes a break  promises to make LAKEWOOD MEDIA GREAT AGAIN!

-LPD updates website ads be prepared page

-Tonight $250 VIP kumzitz for The Chilndrens center with Yehuda Green

Health News

-LRRC: It a crime not to immunize children  "Mayer Hoberman, executive 
 director of social services, said, “In a sense, it is a crime not to protect one’s  family against getting many preventable diseases like measles"

Kosher News

-Meat departments empty in some Lkwd stores since no shechita last week
-OU Ungers Barely infestation alert 
- Star-K recalls Corn sold in Lakewood



Monday, August 15, 2016

Videos: MInyan Shelanu Tisha B'Av 2016 - Road Trip departure


 Road trip 2016 departure

Oif Simchas August 15 2016

Vort: Chosson Yudi Weissman to kallah,... Weisberg from Lakewood tonight at Rabbi Forcheimer's shul 5th street between Forest and Madison in Lakewood. 5:00 pm

Wedding:Chosson Dovy Schwab to Kalla, Rochel Slomovitz Bas R' Mendel at Arers chana hall in Bais Faiga

Engaged: Chosson Avrum Tzvi Schonblum is engaged to Kallah,.. Riefer from Lkwd

"Mentoast" טוסט נקניק Israeli Panini bar opens in Lakewood

A Israeli Panini bar opened today in Lakewood. Under the Hashgocha of the KCL "Mentoast" טוסט נקניק is a panini bar with meats. The store is located at the Singin gas station corner Hurley and Cedarbridge avenues. Previous location of  chickie's and Mediterranean food. Wishing much Hatzlocha to the owners. for info call 732-731-9498 follow on  instagram        

One of top 12 most wanted criminals in Puerto Rico was arrested in Lakewood

NJ.com  LAKEWOOD — A fugitive who was one of the top 12 most wanted criminals in Puerto Rico was arrested in Lakewood on Wednesday, authorities announced on Friday. Members of the New York and New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in Trenton arrested Ezequiel Manners at a warehouse in Lakewood, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshal's Office.
Manners was an employee at the warehouse where he worked under a fake name, authorities said. He was wanted by authorities in Puerto Rico for first-degree homicide and weapons charges.

Tonight: NCSY Boys night out at Hurricane Harbort Great Adventure

New Jersey NCSY goes to Hurricane Harbor ALL BOYS NIGHT 
Monday August 15, 2016 Park Hours: 8PM- MIDNIGHT
Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $35 or ordered online
THE KING COBRA, TORNADO, FALLS SPEED SLIDES, BADA BING BADA BANG
BADA BOOM TUBE SLIDES AND THE BLUE LAGOON WAVE POOL WILL BE OPEN! FREE PARKING. For more information please call 201.862.0250 or email office@njncsy.com  

Bein Hazmanim begins in Lakewood

Schools are off for 6 weeks already, but for the youngeleit of Lakewood summer vacation begins today as they rest up before resuming for Elul Zman. During these weeks one experiences a feeling of what it used to or should be like. With thousands leaving for summer vacation  parking spots are easy to find, lines in stores are shorter, less traffic on the streets and there's a feeling of a calm and peace. This is what it feels like in out of town places on a daily basis. Enjoy it for now before the school season begins and the busing fiasco may take a while to straighten itself out.

Trump campaign launched in Israel

Is the Donald going to visit Israel? Donald appointed Lakewood resident DR. Roberts to the Israel advisory committee. 
ABC- The Republican Party has launched its first ever election campaign in Israel, trying to convince skeptical American-Israeli dual citizens to cast their votes for Donald Trump. GOP activists were campaigning on Monday in Israeli cities with a high concentration of Americans, such as Jerusalem, Modiin and Raanana, handing out stickers and buttons with the slogan "Trump — in Israel's interest" in Hebrew and English.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Shame on VIN

It was  merely a half hour after Chatzos on Tish B'Av day. We just got off the floor over mourning the churban and the editors over at VIN went right back to work. A story painting Lakewood in a bad light that has absolutely no relevance even "LToeles" was so important it had to be posted smack in middle of the day on Tisha Bav. Of course the title had to indicate "Lakewood man" and If the story was not enough they had to post an accompanying picture from 5 years ago to sensationalize a story that makes Lakewood look bad. Shame on VIN 

Motzei Tisha B'Av

HAVDALAH on Motzei Tisha B'av Nidcha Fast is over 8:38 according to Rav Moshe Feinstein. 
50 minutes is at 8:45

On Motzei Tisha B’Av Nidcheh, (Sunday night this year) one makes havdala and is permissible to drink the cup of wine or grape juice. We do not make a bracha on besamim or a Ner. We only make a borei pri Hagafen and say the bracha of Hamavdil.
 The minhag is not to eat meat or drink wine until Monday morning. However laundry and haircuts are permitted right away after the fast on Sunday night. To hear music its brought down to wait until the morning as well.

-10:15-11:30 Seder limud in BMG Zemel bm(Mizrach BM) lizchus Rav Matisyahu ben Ettil L'refuah shleima. 11:30 Divrei HIsoirerus Harav Yisrael Neuman shlita

Live Tisha B'Av event at Pine River Village shul in Lakewood 5:30 pm

Friday, August 12, 2016

Tisha B'Av Lakewood 5776- 2016 Shiurim evets info

                     כל המתאבל על ירושלים זוכה ורואה בשמחתה
                                                   Watch LIVE at the Kosel HERE    
                        
-Tisha B'Av day
-Kinus Tisha B'Av- for Women and girls at Yeshiva Ktana hall 10:15 am-1:15 pm live hook up 732-806-8139 dial 9 and 9
-KNA Roberts shul project inspire 1:03 Chofetz Chim HF 2pm and 4pm
-CCHF events Men at Tiferes Bis Yaakov 613 Oak st. 2:45 and 5:00 pm
 For Women at the Lkwd Cheder hall 725 Vasser 2:30, 6:15 program B 4:30
-Hearthstone-  CCHF Tisha b'av event For women Motzoai shabbos  10:15 pm at  978 Claire, $12.
-Lev Avos Day Tisha bav children learning with rabbi shmell followed by  childrens c.c. Video @2:30 

Tisha B'Av Tales


Watch Tisha B'av come to life in this incredible new production, "Tisha B'av Tales". Produced for Oorah’s campers at both of Oorah's TheZone summer camps, as well as for Oorah families worldwide, this production featuring world-renowned storyteller Rabbi Yitzy Erps will bring a new meaning to Tisha B'av for both young and old alike.

ערב שבת פרשת דברים "שבת חזון" ערב תשעה באב Lakewood Zemanim

Short review of the Halachos  Shabbos Erev Tisha B'Av HERE 
Hadlokas Neiros/ candle lighting 7:38
Shkiah 7:56
Chatzos Shabbos day 1:01 pm
Shkiah Shabbos day 7:55 must finish eating before shkiah
Tisha B'Av
72 minutes is 9:07
Chatzos Tisha B'Av 1:01 pm
מנחה גדולה 1:35 ( Talis and Tefillin)
Fast is over 8:38

Halachos of Erev Shabbos Chazon and Tisha B'av 5776 on Shabbos

Halachos of Tisha B'av 5776 on Shabbos and Erev Shabbos Chazon, Motzei Tisha Ba'v Havdalah.
EREV SHABBOS CHAZON  5776- 2016
(Based partially on Rabbi Felder Sefer) This year 5776 Tisha Bav is a Nidcha since it falls out on Shabbos. The fast will be on Sunday.

 Erev Shabbos Chazon one may cut their Nails for Shabbos since it is not shavua shechal bo.

One may polish their shoes only with liquid polish.

Showering is a machlokes if you are allowed kol gufo the minhag is to be meikel but to use warm water.

Friday links

Heat indexes may reach 115 degrees this weekend

Harav Yeruchim Olshin Rosh Yeshivas BMG visiting Baltimore

Mass mutual makes a  donation to Lakewood Hatzolah

Trump closes up NJ office  is he giving up on NJ?

-From a FB post:
"We are in Lakewood New Jersey which is really cool it's a Hasidic Jews neighborhood and all you see is Jewish people walking around as in they have the hamacas on their heads and they have the beards. Not putting them down it's just pretty cool looking. Never seen real Jews before."



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Some Mikvaos will be open Sunday night

Due to the expected backlog of appointments on Motzei Tisha B'av some Friday night Mikvaos will also be open Sunday night Motzei Tisha Bav in addition to the regular Lakewood Mikvaos. If you live in a development inquire within.

TVOL reports on the Busing Breakthrough


Wats on sale? Get your pre Taanis watermelon

Get your pre Taanis  seedless Watermelon at ShopRite for $3.88 each!
Seasons  Farm Fresh Kosher West  Aisle 9  Gourmet Glatt Kosher Village

FoodeX  NPGS  Shloimys Kosher world

Shidduch crisis asifos across Lakewood Tisha B'Av night

Motzei Shabbos the night of Tisha B'Av in shuls across Lakewood there will be gatherings  focusing on the "shidduch crisis" to join in sharing the pain of singles who can't find a shidduch. Signs posted said these initiatives are under the guidance of Rav Shmuel kaminetzky and the Viznitz dayan of Lakewood. It reads "there were never yomim tovim as TU B'Av when Jewish girls would find a zivug. Unfortunately they Are now in a Crisis As the mashgiach Rav Mattisyahu Solomon Quoted the Posuk in Eicha "Besoloiseha Nugois vehi Mar lah". 
Crying over the churban Bais Hamikdash helps us feel the Tzaar hashechina.  The shechina cries for those in pain, but over time we are numbed and forget that Hashem wants us to cry along and beseech his mercy. Asifos will all take place at 10:40 pm (Ezras Noshim will be open in all locations).
1. Ateres Yeshaya, Speaking, Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen, Rav Yitzchok Basser.
2. Khal Zichron Pinchos, New England village, speaking Rav Aaron Zuckerman.
3. B"M Zichron Yoel 1014 Lawrence, speaking Rav Leib Gruber, Rav Yankel Berman. Additional gatherings will take

Video: Lakewood Fire commissioners meeting 08 08 216

Lakewood Fire district taxes went up this year from .058 to .070
Minutes of meetings not posted since Feburary 2016
2:34:30 fire prevention material distributed to Lakewood residents
2:50:00 Fire helmets for kids at 53 cents a piece 

What vacation?

Mid August parking lots in all yeshiva buildings of Lakewood are full as the kol haTorah reverberates with thousands of talmidim and bnei  hayeshiva going strong in all botei midrashim. The summer zman will conclude  tomorrow erev shabbos chazon erev Tisa B'av.

Short takes

-Asbury Park Press ‏POLL question: Do you agree with public funds being used for busing at Lakewood's private schools? No such poll asking for mandated private busing for any other town in NJ why single out Lakewood. No such poll asking if public school students should receive courtesy busing as is the law across NJ. 

-Cory Booker finishing 7 day 21 county #JerseyRoadTrip stops by Bell-works building in Holmdel  in attendance Lakewood residents and askanim, Why did he not stop by his favorite town Lakewood?

-Yated Neeman: This weeks feature a look at Lakewood

A parlor meeting for French children

A fund raising Meeting was hosted by Mr. Rubin Schron regarding  the need to build schools for the chinuch of the thousands of children whose families have recently emigrated from France to Eretz Yisrael. The driving force behind it is the kalover Rebbe shlita the Rebbe, suffers R"L from a severe form of ALS and primarily communicates with his eyes via a special computer program. In attendance is the Lakewood RY and other Lakewood residents.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lakewood: Drashos Chizuk for the 9 days

                              Wednesday August 10 2016 Lakewood, NJ
-Tehillim for Pessel bas Tziporah tonight at 9:15 for women at  182 Spruce St
-Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen will speak t BMG Beren Bldng Chaburah room at 7:20
-Rav Noach Orlowek at BM Kelmwoods in Westgate 8:30 pm (for women)
-Rav Uren Reich will speak at Nadvorn B'M hall 5th and Monmouth 10:00 pm
-Rav Pesach Krohn Ateres Reva Hall 8:30 for women and girls, Admission is $18.
-Chninuch Panel at Talmud Torah of Lakewood inaugural Asifa
Rav Yitzchock Finkel Former Menahel Torah Temima & Rav Yehoshua Kuppfer menahel Yeshiva Ketana Chaim Berlin 8:15 at Madison Manor  4th and Madison, Lakewood.
-Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal at Parlor meeting for yeshiva Nefesh Hachaim Rav Shmuel Hirth Rosh yeshiva at River 978 reception 7:45 program 8:30
-Siyum/BBQ at Minyan Shelanu after 7:00 Mincha 

Urgent care or your PCP

Recently Urgent care centers have popped up around Lakewood. Mostly since Obamacare took off requirements of only going to your primary doctor. Additionally, its not easy getting a appointment in Lakewood with a Doctor or pediatrician right away. Many practices now have full time PA's who see lots of the patients. Urgent care does not replace your primary care physician. An urgent care center is a convenient option when someone's regular physician is on vacation or unable to offer a timely appointment. Or, when illness strikes outside of regular office hours, urgent care offers an alternative to waiting for hours in a hospital Emergency Room. One thing to factor in, is the information from your visit to an urgent care center may not be shared with your primary care doctor if they are not affiliated.

Application deadline


Tisha B'Av weather alert: Hot, humid air to feel like over 100 F

Start drinking water today, The forecast over the weekend will be very hot and even more humid with steamy weather The combination of heat, high humidity, sunshine and other conditions will push  Temperatures above 100 F in much of the Northeast during the weekend. Sunday weather in Lakewood will be a high of 92 and reel feel of 109! If you start drinking and hydrating on shabbos it will all evaporate, the way to stay hydrated is to start drinking a few days in advance.