Friday, June 30, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת חקת

Friday, June 30, 2017 / ו' תמוז תשע"ז
Candle lighting: 8:11 pm
Shkiah: 8:29 pm

"אָז יָשִׁיר יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת, עֲלִי בְּאֵר עֱנוּ לָהּ.
בְּאֵר חֲפָרוּהָ שָׂרִים כָּרוּהָ נְדִיבֵי עִם... וְנִשְׁקָפָה עַל פְּנֵי הַיְשִׁימוֹן"

Final Touches at Rockwell Satmar development in Lakewood

 Landscaping is in as residents will be moving in shortly t the new neighborhood

Master Plan Density Hidden Meeting Live

FAA

R’ Aaron Kotler to Appear on Next Headlines Radio Show

Matzav


The upcoming show will feature guest R’ Aaron Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha, discussing the​ topic on protecting ourselves​ in regard to the current tensions facing the Lakewood community and what we, as a community, need to do on a personal and collective level to protect ourselves going forward.

הגר"ח קנייבסקי 'שיתפללו



במודעה שהתפרסמה היום (ה') נכתב: "לאור המצב המתוח ששורר בתוככי העיר והישיבה בלייקווד שאנשים הובאו תחת עין ביקורת הרשות בבחינת שגגות נעשו להם כזדונות רחמנא ליצלן, ביקשתי שישאלו את פה קדשו של מרן שר התורה הגאון רבי חיים קניבסקי, מה צריך להגיד לטובים שבעם ה' החפצים לעשות רצונו על צד היותר טוב. וענה מרן: שיתפללו והשם יעזור, ובירך מרן את כל אנשי הקהילה בלייקוד.


From bhoco.il

Thursday, June 29, 2017

County Line Developers Band Together To Appeal Judges Ruling

After the judge null and voided the 2013 County Line rezoning ordinance (which changed the zoning from residential to commercial) the developers have banded together to intervene and repeal the ruling.


The developers seem to realize that they have very little legal standing within the judicial system and have chosen instead to drown Mr. Michael and Cathy Stillwell - who brought on the original lawsuit, with legal fees hoping it will cause them to drop the case.


Rumors on the street is that many in the neighborhood who were glad to hear that the judge had finally restored law and order, are extremely upset at this latest development.


Is there no shame anymore?


Hopefully common sense and justice will prevail and the judge will null and void this appeal as well. See the attached Part 1 of the lawsuit, more to follow.





The fast Day of Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz
‘Zos Chukas HaTorah’ There is no mention in the Gemara of the week of Parshas Chukas being one of tragedy, nor is it mentioned by the Rambam, nor Tur, nor Shulchan Aruch! Not even in the Siman where tragedies and proper days to fast are mentioned, Orach Chaim 580! In fact, most are wholly unfamiliar with anything specifically attributed to this week. Yet, the Magen Avraham, citing the Sefer HaTanya[1] (an earlier source that the famous Kabbalistic work of the Shulchan Aruch HaRav), tells of a terrible, albeit fascinating, historical tragedy.

Friday of Fire

The Magen Avraham prefaces his terrible tale by quoting certain writings[2]

Oif Simches Lakewood June 29, 2017

Hirth-Choen Neimas Hachaim
Zuckerman-Einstader Ateres Riva
Muehlgay-Bilus Ateres Chana
Gross-Wilner  Lake Terrace
Breuer-Bleier Ateres Chynka

Heading to the Catskills? general info

 Lakewood residents heading up to the Catskill mountains for the weekend some information to keep in mind.
- Sign up for traffic alerts HERE from Roadinform or simply go HERE on your mobile device.

-Notice The changes at exit 163 on the GSP if your taking the Jersey 17 its on the right side of the Parkway.

-As in previous years, the Mincha Area will be open from 5 to 11 PM each Thursday night. Those who make use of the facility are reminded to park only on the upper level, not to engage in solicitations or collections of any kind and to obey all traffic laws.
Kosher food will be available in the upper level vending machine 

Back To Kashrus Issues

Yudelstake- Update

The site will not be addressing anymore the corruption in Lakewood, as we have done for the past 15+- years. There is currently a grass roots movement that are addressing the corruption in Lakewood. Address all issues and concerns to them.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Secret Density Subcommittee Meeting

From TBL
As far as the public knows, the next Master Plan meeting is on July 6th at 6:00 PM. The Township was kind enough to post notice of that on their site.


Here's what they don't want you to know....


Through OPRA requests we determined that a secret meeting of the Density Subcommittee was held approximately June 21st. The public was not informed and developers were there requesting 30 zoning changes!!


The matter was not resolved in one meeting and a 2nd secret meeting is taking place tomorrow Thursday June 29th at 3:00 in room 18 on the 2nd floor.  At that meeting they will attempt to finalize the drastic zoning changes and then present them as a final already approved matter at the July 6th meeting. It is outrageous that they are hiding this information from the public and it is critical that people attend the meeting tomorrow and stop their little rezoning party in its tracks!


Let's not allow them to collude in secret to destroy our town!


Please be advised that the Housing Density Subcommittee of the Lakewood Township Master Plan Committee will be conducting a Secret Workshop Meeting on June 29, 2017 at 3:00pm in Room 18 (2nd floor) of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building.


Oif Simches Lakewood June 28, 2017

Wenger-Eisnman Ateres Chana
Miller -Freilich Lake Terrace
Chai Lifeline parlor meeting 1172 Coughlin

The Raids Continue

Unfortunately the raids are continuing see here for more details

Bridge Over the Lake or Bridge in Brooklyn

For years residents have suggested and floated an idea to extend Sunset avenue over Lake Carasaljo from South Lake to North Lake drive adding another North west corridor to town. Candidate Yosef Travis  was mocked when he said that developers will pay for it. Now in the Emails obtained through OPRA requests by TBL (see here on FAA) Three Vaad members and township officials discuss various traffic fixes around Lakewood. These ideas have been around for years but nothing was ever done. Now obviously feeling the heat officials are once again discussing the traffic improvements. While at the same time they were vacating streets taking away the traffic grid and creating the mess. One of the suggestions is a bridge over the lake. Questions remain Is it even practical? are there environmental issues? how much will it cost? 
Who knows, but for now it sounds good. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Oif Simches Lakewood June 27, 2017

Chasunas:
-Chavoly- Quinn at Ateres Reva hall
-Horowitz- Trevelo at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
-Silberberg- Laskin at Neemas Hachaim hall
-Gross- Pincus at Lake Terrace hall
- Hespedim in BMG Rav Shneur ztl Yartzheit -Rav Yoel Roth Mashpia will be at Breslov B''M 423 6th street Maaariv 9:30  followed by the shiur
-Hilula at 814 E. County line with Rab Nosson Gourarie 


BD"E

The Levaya of Mrs. Nechama  Schwartzman a"h  aishes Rav Yitzchok bas Rav Aaron Pam  will take place at Shiras Devora 555 Oak street 4:00 pm .
TNZBH

Today: Lakewood BOE Meeting

The Board of Ed is having a special meeting the board is expected to extend the position of  the superintendent
see Agenda

-Public Hearing of the Budget for the 2017-2018 School Year
-Approval of the 2017-2018 FY Budget and related resolutions.
 DECISION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OR INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tehillim

Urgent: Please daven for Nechama Bas Sarah Devorah a Young Lakewood mother who is sick and now in critical condition

Gartel Gemach at the Woodbourne shul

Woodbourne shul opens for the summer season

Oif Simches Lakewood June 26, 2017

-Chasuna: Litt- Kuriansky at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Silverstein- Schwartzman Ateres Chana hall
-Chasuna: Neiman- Weitzman Neeimas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Neiman wedding at Lake Terrace hall
-Vort: Hachosson Ari Frankel  to Kallah Faigy Schwartz bas R' Shimshon at 5    Malka Way Lakewood NJ
-Chai lifline Lakewood bbq 1 Truman presidential estates
-Rav YItzchok Sheiner Shlita in Lakewood until Tuesday

KA''H

 כן ירבו
NJ.com Birth rates have been declining for decades in the United States, causing concern among demographers and planners who worry a smaller youth movement may struggle to prop up a much larger aging populace.  
New Jersey is no different, but a handful of towns are bucking that trend. NJ Advance Media analyzed 25 years of birth record data and found that 17 towns, and only 17, have birth rates outpacing the state average and have seen their birth rate grow in the last quarter century.  

#1 Lakewood
It's not even close
There's growth and then there's Lakewood growth.  
At 45 births per 1,000 people in 2015, Lakewood's birth rate is more than double the next highest municipality in the state and four times the state average.  The huge figures are tied to fast-growing Orthodox Jewish community, which has also made it one of the fastest growing towns in the state.

Video: Bochur released Bentching Gomel at Satmar Bm in Lakewood

video
Video Courtesy of watsapp.

Live feed Levaya in Eretz Yisrael of Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz zt"L

Click HERE to view

Girls camp season begins

Summer has begun and the girls schools in Lakewood have finished for the year. Camp season begins today with girls proudly wearing their camp bags and other camp paraphernalia. After a long hard year with some snow storms,  busing threats, homework etc.. the kinderlach get some time to unwind in a non pressure environment enjoying the summer fun. Thanks to the morah's and counselors who provide a fun Torah environment for the Lakewood kinderlach.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Oif Simches Lakewood June 25, 2017

-Vort: Shmuel Freilich to Kallah Nechama Winsbacher B''M Bais Elimelech 105 E -Harvard Lakewood, NJ 6:30 pm
-Vort: Chosson Shalom Saltz to Kallah Nechama Engelson 
-Chasuna: Horowitz Franklin Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Yeshiva Lev Aryeh BBQ event at 1172 Coughlin street Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Chai Lifeline Lakewood Ocean point/ Lakeview reception at 30 Seapoint Drive -7:00 pm

Updated: Baruch Matir Asurim


Live stream: Levaya of Reb Meir Zlotowitz Zt"l

The Center Run in Lakewood Today

אנו רצים even when we just RUN its for Tzedaka.

The Center Run fundraiser for the special children's center will have over 300 Runners through the streets of Lakewood. Race begins at 5 pm in Town Square
-314 Runners 
-Total Raised so far $913,963 and counting

Things To Do Sunday June 25 Lakewood, NJ

-Bais Yaakov heath and Safety Fair from 11:00 am -5:00 pm Clifton Avenue School 7th street and Clifton Avenue
Admission 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 under 2 yrs old free  Rides, safety booths, helmets, giveaways, snacks drinks ices
Twins from France shows at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
2:00 pm Helicopter landing
Hatzolah Extrication drill 4:00 pm 

-The Center Run Leaving fom Town Square at 5:00 pm
-Circus at Blue Claws stadium
-Stay home relax and get ready for Camp
Great summer bowling coupons available at www.rollingwiththekollel.com


BD"E

Corrected: Levaya of HaRav Yitzchok Arye Scheinerman Z"TL  will take place today at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim in Lakewood 11:30 am he was 91. Rav Scheinerman was a marbitz Torah in Cleveland for over 50 years he is survived by his children, Rav Peretz Rav Yisrael Mrs Pollack, Mrs Marilus Mrs Shonig.
His Brother Rav Elchonon ztl was NIftar Last week he was 98.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

NWS Confirms 2 Tornadoes In Howell

HOWELL, NJ Patch.com—(June 24, 2017) The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down during Saturday morning's severe storm. see Video below
 The worst of the damage was centered around the Route 9/West Farms Road area, police said, with Ideal Plaza and the Home Depot receiving "considerable damage," police said.

The weather service said the first tornado was the one seen in the now widely circulated video taken by Brett M. Dzadik at the Home Depot. That tornado touched down at 7:21 a.m., rated an EF-0, had wind speeds of up to 75 mph and a path of about 40 yards wide for about a half-mile, the service said.

Melava Malka Motzei Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5777 Lakewood, NJ

The Reb Shalom Shechter yeshiva Melava Malka for Yeshiva Ner Moshe is at Ateres Reva hall in Lakewood

Melava Malka Kumzitz with Simply Tzfas band at 34 Caranetta Drive Lakewood to benefit the Tsfat community and Chalonei Rokia $20 admission for Balei Batim $10 Kolel/ Bochurim

Tomorrow shachris there will be a minyan with Carlbach Hallel tomorrow at 9:00 am 305 Albert Avenue with musical instruments

BD"E Rav Meir Zlotowitz ZT"L


Levaya will take place at Shomrei Hadas 2:00 pm 14th and 38th in Boror Park.
Matzav.com It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Meir Zlotowitz zt”l, founder of ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications and one of the greatest disseminators of Torah in history. He was 72.

Rabbi Zlotowitz, who resided in Flatbush, Brooklyn, led the “ArtScroll Revolution,” a transformation in the availability of Torah literature in English and Hebrew.
Rabbi Zlotowitz, during his formative years, studied at Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, becoming a close talmid of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l and, later, his son, Rav Dovid Feinstein.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim פרשת קרח ראש חודש תמוז

Friday, June 23, 2017 / כ"ט סיון תשע"ז

Candle lighting: 8:11 pm
Shkiah: 8:29 pm

 והנה פרח מטה אהרן לבית לוי ויצא פרח ויצץ ציץ ויגמל שקדים

Shabbos Achdus Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Parshas Korach

Breslov-Carlebach-Lakewood



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Attorney: Return to BOE only If superintendent is Reinstated permanently

At the Lakewood township committee Attorney Inzulbuch said his return to the district is only if outgoing superintendent is reinstated permanently. The BOE offered her to stay on as interim for one year which she declined.  She was  in attendance at the committee meeting earlier when Mr. Inzulbuch said he will not work with another superintendent who was appointed by Gov Christie, and his return is contingent with the.

Video: Lakewood Taxpayers Save High School Football Team with Funding of 84K

The state didn't have the money neither did the school district so the rich Lakewood township awarded 84K to save the Piner Football team. At The Township Committee meeting Attorney Inzelbuch brought the Team with him and asked the committee to fund the team for this coming fall. Read more in the APP or watch Video below courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Watch Live: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting 6/22/17

Photo: Trekking up to the Catskills




Westgate residents opposed to change by township


Submitted.
The Township said it would enforce the parking on N. Crest  before changing it to a 1 way street. They say that Buses  will now go down N. Crest. Currently buses dont go on other streets in Westgate that are 1 way and hundreds of kids will still be walking to the main street. Why are a few well connected people getting their way.  This will inconvenience a lot of residents and put the safety of children and pedestrians at risk with cars flying down N. Crest if it becomes 1 way.  Traffic will now be diverted to the back parking lots creating a very dangerous situation.

Tonight: Lakewood Township committee meeting

Lakewood township committee meeting June 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Official AGENDA Here and below
Some items:
-North Crest St in Westgate to become a one way Public hearing 2nd reading
-Tomchei Shabbos to receive parcel of land from Lakewood township
-Cedarbridge Resolution Designating 2220 Pine Holdings, LLC As Redevolper Of Block 961.01, Lot 5 In The Cedarbridge Redevolpment Area. see HERE
-Request state to install left turn signals on Route 9
-Purchase Of Two Automated Leaf Vacuum Trucks 

Yom Kippur Katan Minyanim in Lakewood Erev Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5777

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5777 is Shabbos and Sunday

Minaynim for Mincha and Yom Kippur Koton in Lakewood:
somerset walk  1:35 and  7:00
Kol Shimshon
Lev Avos today 1:20 pm
Alumnai 1:45
B"M kelmwoods Westgate 2:45
Chateau Sefard 6:30
Satmar every hour bottom of the hour

State Wont Allow TR and Brick to Protest Cuts, With 100 Buses to Trenton

 Patch- The state will not allow a permit to protest cuts to the school district,  Toms River BOE and Brick planned to load 100 school buses the plan initially announced by the Toms River Regional School District to send what they had hoped would be 100 school buses filled with parents, teachers, and other school employees to protest the school funding deal announced late last week by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto .APP reports  “They’re not approving our permits and we’re wondering how Lakewood got 10 buses there. They were approved."

Facing a 3.3 million dollar budget cut to the school district, That deal would strip

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Oif Simchas/ events Lakewood June 21, 2017

At the Kamenetzky Respler wedding
Chasunas:
-Felsenberg- Leiser At N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Kamenetzky- Respler at Lake Terrace
-Gorelick- Tikotzky At Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Sitorsky- Gruman Fountain Ballroom  Lakewood Cheder

-Yartzheit siyum and Atzeres Zikaron for Harav Chaim Stein Zatzal at Yeshiva Birchas Chaim 1111 Vine street Lakewood 7:00 pm

Severe Weather Thunderstorms in Lakewood

Heavy downpours and Thunderstorms passed over Lakewood knocking out power in some areas. There was a storm related electrical fire on Princeton Avenue. Power is out at East 7th street and East 8th Street  near the tracks Westgate briefly lost power. Outages also reported in Jackson neighborhoods. Flooding on rt 88 and other streets downed trees also reported.

Joseph & David Smoothie Bar Now Open in Lakewood

Joseph & David "Juice For Life" NOW OPEN!
Serving:
* Juices *Smoothies *Coffee *Salad * Ices * and More 
6465 US Highway 9 Howell, NJ (Just Past Wine on the 9 North)
732-707-7123 www.JosephandDavid.com Kosher under KCL supervision

School is over for the Girls

The school year in Lakewood started back in September there was uncertainty with the busing at the time it took a while but eventually most schools had buses while others got used to carpooling. It was a mild winter and after a long school year the children and teachers can rest up and catch a well deserved break  Summer has begun and the girls schools in Lakewood have finished for the year. Some schools will have a half day today, playgroups too are over. Camp season begins next week Monday. The boys this year will continue for another month.  As for Next year the LSTA says most of the routes have been picked up.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood June 20 , 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Moishe weiss to Kallah  shani maline Tues, June 20, Beis Medrash Ohr Tuvia, 969 East End Ave, Lakewood 8-10:30

-Vort: Hachosson Yechiel Bokchin to Kallah Rivky Fuerst bas R Eli at Bais Nosson Tzvi 14th street Willow Ct 7:30 pm

Vort: Chosson Kozloff to Kallah Gold Bas R' Yisrael at Rabbi Gissenger shul 175 Sunset

Chasunas:
-Levi- Smith N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Niyazoff- Zisow at Ateres Reva hall

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning Board Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Agenda HERE docs HERE
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 P.M.
TBL HERE watch LIVE at FAA Channel HERE


Many Girls Still Not Accepted to High School As Camp Begins

School is over and the fun of camp begins but there are still many 8th grade girls who still have not been accepted into high school as of today. Among those still waiting are valedictorians straight A students and average students. No rhyme or reason that explains it.  When will this madness end?
Why do girls and their parents have to live with this worry throughout the summer? 

The Circus Is Coming To Town

No, not the township committee but  a international traveling circus "cirque Italia" will be at FirstEnergy Park at BlueClaws Stadium in Lakewood, NJ this weekend.  From June 22nd- June 25th.  Speak to your Rav  about attending due to tznius issues and other concerns.
 Cirque Italia is here with acts from all around the world that you can only see at Cirque Italia! Get your tickets at

Lakewood Bikur Cholim Auction

Donate HERE 4 hours left


Video: Board Of Education Meeting, Lakewood NJ


Courtesy of First Amendment Activist Youtube Channel

Monday, June 19, 2017

Bus Safety

Following some recent incidents, now with camp season here, its important parents are aware and that camps staff ride along with campers.

Oif Simchas Lakewood June 19, 2017

Chasunas:
-Weichbrod- Tabak at Ateres Reva hall
-Shechter- Saks at N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Fink- Karfiol at Lake Terrace Hall
-Friedman - Greenberg Fountain Ballroom at Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Shalomchaim at Circa 415 Cedarbridge Ave Lakewood, NJ 

-Masoras Avos Building completion Dinner 23 Congress Lakewood
-Nadvorna Rebbe 16 Tuscanny Terrace Lakewood

Lakewood BOE meeting today

Lakewood Board of Education meeting tonight June 19, 2017 6:30 pm 855 Somerset Avenue
see Agenda HERE
-Extend lease with Sodexo at $2,759,684.78  that's Two Million
Seven Hundred Fifty-Nine Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Four Dollars and Seventy Eight Cents.

- Interview Of Candidates Eligible To Fill Board Vacancy:
1. Chanina Nakdimen

2. Bentzy Tresisser

NJ Bill Up For 2nd Reading Today

Yudels- NJ S3067 will be up for a vote in State Senate Monday June 19, 2017. 
Bill S3067 Requires Commissioner of Education to develop guidelines for school districts regarding transgender students. The 2nd Reading in the Senate today.  Details of bill HERE  contact your legislators.

Letter From Leading American Roshei Yeshiva Re: Giyus Bnei Yeshivos in Erretz Yisroel

TRASALATION OF  THE  LETTER (Below) FROM LEADING ROSHEI YESHIVA IN AMERICA. REGARDING THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS TAKING PLACE WITH THE  IDF MILITARY DRAFT OF BNEI HAYESHIVOS IN ERETZ YISROEL 
B”H
 To: Maran Hagaon Hagadol Rav Aharon Yehudah Leib Shteinman shlita, Hagaon Hagadol Rav Moshe Hillel Hirsh shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Slobodka, Hagaon Hagadol Rav Dov Landau shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Slobodka, Hagaon Hagadol Rav Gershon Edelstein shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Ponovezh,  Hagaon Hagadol Rav Aviezer Piltz shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Tifrach, Hagaon Hagadol Rav Dovid Cohen shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Chevron, Hagaon Hagadol Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Ateres Yisroel, Hagaon Hagadol Rav Boruch Weissbaker shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Beis Matisyahu, Hagaon Hagadol Rav Moshe Barzovsky shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Slonim,

In representation of the Olam HaTorah here in the USA, we hereby address the Roshei Yeshivah and Torah leaders in Eretz Yisrael,
The bleak situation regarding the drafting of bnei yeshivah [into the IDF] has been brought to our attention by many roshei Yeshivah, specifically of the Sephardic community. Those who approached us supplied detailed explanations and examples regarding the enactment of new [harsh] laws, and the enforcement thereof. These [facts] have nothing to do with the sharp differences of opinion amongst the various chareidi factions in Eretz Yisrael. 
We will detail several points, in short.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood June 18 , 2017

-Chasuna: Golstein at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna : Abrams-Mark at Lake Terrace hall

Engagements:
 Moishe Weiss (Staten Island) to Shonny Maline (Lakewood)
 Shalom Saltz (lakewood) Nechama Engelson (Lkwd)

Power Outage at PRV/ Arlington in Lakewood

Updated: 8:00 pm Power restored to most costumers 
Customers Affected: 101-500
Cause: Investigating
Crew Status: Arrived
Estimated Restoration: Today at 10:00 PM

Lakewood News Briefs June 18, 2017

-Jackson Dorm Ban: Attorneys deny all anti-Semitism in lawsuit

-Bobov 45 Rebbe in Lakewood today 2-5 pm at 227 Autumn Rd.
-Mincha at Bobov B"M 6:00 pm 902 E. County Line

-Lakewood BOE: votes to rehire attorney who has sued district 80 times

-Yeshiva Ktana of Lakewood Grand Carnival at Gazebo Park Westgate 3:00 pm

-2 Egg throwing incidents Friday night at Joe Parker and Lanes Mill while walking to shul 7:30 pm

-Lakewood Bikur Cholim 36 hr $500,000 Fundraiser: Donate HERE

-LPD 3 officers honored at Rutgers University


Friday, June 16, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת שלח שבת מברכים חודש תמוז לייקווד

                                               טובה הארץ מאד מאד
Friday, June 16, 2017 / כ"ב סיון תשע"ז

Candle lighting 8:10 pm
Shkia: 8:28 pm

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz is next Shabbos and Sunday
Molad: Sat Jun 24 at 9:13 am & 13 chalakim.

Weather shabbos day high of 85 scattered thunderstorms

New Eiruv at prospect Square is up and checked.

News Silence About Giyus Asifa in NY

Did you know close to 20,000 Yidden gathered at a sports arena in Brooklyn this week. They cane to the Barclays center and listened to Admorim and Gedolim talk about the Giyus threat in Eretz Hakodesh currently facing Yeshiva Bochurim. 
The Asifa was organized by Satmar yet some Litvishe Roshei yeshiva both from Eretz Yisrael and the US felt it was important to come down and address the crowd. The national and international media covered and reported the event. But, you wouldn't know it took place if you get your news from the mainstream frum media outlets. There was no coverage from the Daily newspapers such as Hamodia or Yated N'eeman. The websites that provide kosher news were silent too. They report on every stupidity and even some questionable content but on the Giyus gathering not a word not even a photo!
Was there a news blackout?

Mazel Tov! Over 25 Weddings in Lakewood This Week

Its Chasunah season, The simcha halls in Lakewood were booked all week long. Walk to your fridge, look at your calendar, check out your scheduler on your cell phone, the boxes are full and scribbled in with reminders for the many Simchas during the month of June. B"H there are so many simchos in klal yisrael. We tend not to report on positive and good news. Yet how can we ignore the very fact that yidden are traveling every night to one, two, or even three weddings. Families are commuting throughout the Tri-state area, from Brooklyn to Lakewood, from Lakewood to Monsey, or from out of town. Many are traveling long road trips to or from the Midwest or other places out of town to attend a family simcha.

We are witnessing the continuation and constant building of klal yisrael. The continuation of the promise of lo yomushu mpi zraacha. Yes we are getting home very late and than have a wedding the next night again. Not to forget the Shabbos aufruf and the excited family get together for Shabbos Sheva Brachos. 

We tend to take it for granted, however we must stop and pause and see what is going on around us. We should appreciate the kindness of Hashem and to think about, and help those that are having a difficult time with shidduchim during theses times of Simcha.

Simchas by Klal YIsrael, Lechaim!!

No BOE Busing today For The Way Home

For those schools that have BOE contracted busing through the LSTA there will not be any busing for the way home today. Although the Lakewood school district is getting paid extra from the LSTA to bus students to private schools, the buses are still bound to the public school schedule who are on a shortened day schedule. Hopefully next year the bids should stipulate that bus companies must conform to the schedule of the private schools.

Lakewood Shabbos of Chizuk with BMG Roshei Yeshiva


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Video: Kosher Guru Visits the South Side Sandwich Shop and Smokehouse in Lakewood

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood June 15, 2017

Lakewood Chasunas:
-Franklin- Rothstein at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga'
-Rosenberg- Katz N'eemas Hachaim Hall (Bobov Rebbe 48 to attend)
-Licht- Farkas Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Asifa for Bochurim in the Parsha of Shidduchim live hook up with Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita Divrei Chizuk by Rav Nochum Cohen from yerushalayim at B"M V'yoel Moshe of Lakewood Rav Shmuel Leib Eizkowitz 636 7th street 10:45 pm

-Shiur from Rav Yitzchok Meir Hager at B''M Erech Shai

BD"E

After four years in a coma following a car accident in Lakewood  a gabbai Tzedaka from EY Rabbi Baruch Wilhelm z"l of Modi'in Illit passed away at the Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva, he was 49 years old. Four years ago, June, 2013 he was critically injured in a car accident in Lakewood while crossing the street at the intersection of Madison avenue and 6th street - he was taken to  Jersey Shore, Emergency Trauma and after 3 weeks he  was brought to Israel for treatment and hospitalization, and has since been in a coma.  The Lakewood Roshei yeshiva asked everyone to daven for
 הרב רפאל ברוך בן אסתר הניה. He leaves behind a almana with 9 children R'L.
TNZBH source

LSTA predicts a Smooth Beginning for Next Year

Printed in The Voice of Lakewood. 


Former Lakewood BOE Attorney Rehired

The Lakewood BOE had a special meeting last night,  on the agenda was a decision to approve a board attorney or reject all proposals and advertise a new RFP for Attorney/Legal Services. In the roller coaster of Lakewood politics former Board of Ed lawyer Michael Inzelbuch was hired to represent the district. Mr. Inzelbuch served as board attorney for 10 years and was replaced in 2012. He sued the district  representing special education students in lawsuits which resulted in  more expensive educational services. Ironically the School district at the time filed a lawsuit against Inzelbuch, in an attempt to prohibit him from suing due to a conflict of interest.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood June 14, 2017

Chasuna: Gewirtzman- Stern Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Rosenberg- Miller Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
CHasuna: Grubin- Krasner Ateres Reva hall, Lakewood NJ
Chasuna: Yechiel  Siegel Neemas Hachaim hall

-Lakewood reception for Yeshiva Mesivta Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin with the attendance of  the Harav Aaron Shechter shlita 14 Primrose Lakewood, NJ 8:30 pm

-Yartzheit seuda and Siyum for Habachur Yosef Greidi Z''L at Yeshiva Bais Pinchos hall 8:00 pm

The Twentieth Of Sivan The forgotten Fast Day

The Twentieth of Sivan
By Rabbi Kaganoff
Question:

“I noticed that the back of my siddur contains a large section devoted to selichos for the 20th of Sivan, yet I have never davened in a shul that observed this day. What does this date commemorate?”

Answer:

Misameach 150k Charidy Fundraiser

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For another few hours, donations received to our campaign will be TRIPLED, maximizing the power of every dollar you give. Funds will go to the new family center in Lakewood. 

OPRA of Lakewood Master Plan Committee

Posted by First Amendment Activist. Acording to some of the docs the township kept delaying the response to the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request they asked for an extension that was due yesterday.

LIC Lakewood Industrial Commission Meeting today

LAKEWOOD INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION Regular Business Meeting June 14, 2017
Time and Place: 11:30AM Conference Room C (Second Floor)
Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
5. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

List of Write In candidate Names for Lakewood Primary Election 2017

List of over 200 write in candidates for the Lakewood, NJ primary election from the Ocean county board of elections. Jackson, NJ write ins below

Lakewood school bus driver was reportedly high when he crashed

NJ.com- LAKEWOOD-- No one was hurt Monday morning when police say a school bus driver crashed into a parked car while under the influence of the painkiller Oxycodone, app.com reported. According to Police the driver hit the car near Lakewood Middle School no one was aboard the bus his speech was slurred and he appeared unsteady on his feet.


Oif Simchas Lakewood June 13, 2017

Chasunas:
-Magid- Diamant at Ateres Reva hall
-Sorotzkin (Ben Harav Yitzchok) - Zaks at Lake Terrace hall
-Brown- Skorsky at N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Kornbluh-Cohen at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder- The Zaideh Rav    Nochum Cohen from -Yerushalayim  will be in Lakewood until Sunday
-Weiss- Schorr at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga Lakewood, NJ

Letter From Novominsker Rebbe -Giyus Should be Discussed by Gedolim in EY

Rabbi Yaakov Perlow 1644- 48th Street Brooklyn, NY 11204 

 Bs”d Thursday Behaaloscha 14 Sivan 5777 To the Honor of my friends the famous Geonim Moreinu Harav Gershon Edelstein shlit”a Rosh Yeshivas Ponevezh, and Moreinu Harav Dov Lando shlit”a Rosh Yeshivas Slobodka

 After greeting you peacefully and with due respect, I received your precious letter and I read it with utmost attention, and after carefully reviewing all that has transpired recently and in consideration of the tremendous responsibility which rests on the Gedolei Torah in Eretz Yisroel to safeguard that which is Holy, I have resolved that it would have been better if that previous letter sent from the US were not written at all,

Lakewood Chaveirim Launches Look Before You Lock




LDC Meeting Today

Lakewood Development Corporation
Notice of Official Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:30 PM
Municipal Building
231 Third Street Conference Room C

BOE Member Vacancy

Board Member Vacancy  deadline of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. 

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 2018. 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; (c) be registered to vote in the district and not disqualified as a voter; and (d) not been convicted of a disqualifying criminal offense. See, N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lakewood Developer Pulls Application

APP-  LAKEWOOD - "Dozens of residents came to a public hearing here Monday night to fight a four-story apartment building planned for Park Avenue. 
But they never got the chance to speak because the developer pulled the plug on the project amid the opposition. Attorney Adam Pfeffer withdrew the apartment application, according to a report in the APP  Read more Here.

Oif Simchas Lakewood June 12

Chasunahs:
Sturm- Friedlander Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Levenstein- Glustein Ateres Reva hall Lakewood, NJ
Krasner- Portowicz N'eemas Hachaim hall
ollech- Mordowitz Lake Terrace hall
Garnick-Diamant  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Updated Full Video: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting 6/12/17

Courtesy of First Amendment Activist you Tube Channel 
Minute 51:00 Park Avenue application

Tonight: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT  June 12, 2017  700 P. M  Municipal building    See Agenda 
TBL- The variances requested here are outlandish! Does the VAAD really condone this type of irresponsible building? Do they really think that the below applications are appropriate? Assuming not, we ask them to please publicly and vocally speak up to defend the homeowners of Lakewood whose lifestyle is being attacked by over-development.

Appeal # 4024 – Zissel Morris, 5 James Street, Block 415 Lot 16, R-10 zone. Side yard setback
                      variance requested for a duplex.

Appeal # 4007 – Arm Land Group, LLC, Cross Street, Block 439 Lots 4 & 7, HD-7 zone.  To
                            construct 10 duplexes and 4 single family.

Appeal # 4021 - PBNPR Homes, LLC, 930 Park Avenue, Block 232 Lot 12, B-4 zone. Use
                          variance for an apartment building.

J2 South Pizza Pie Special


Scorcher: Air Quality Alert Lakewood, NJ

Hot and Humid weather today in Lakewood, NJ High of 93° 
RealFeel® 99°
Precipitation 0%
A full day of sunshine, hot and humid; poor air quality from air stagnation.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood, NJ June 11, 2017

-Vort: Hahosson Binyomin Dembinsky to Kallah Sara Gluck Bas R' Dov at Bnos Devorah 360 Oak St Lakewood, NJ Starting at 7:30pm

-Vort: HaChosson Ushi Klein to Kallah Bergman at 34 Cabinfeild From 7:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson Yehoshua Baruch Liefer to Kallah Miriam Strulovic bas R' Mordechei at Khal Zichron Yaakov R' Gissinger shul 8:30 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Dovid CHinagel to Kllah Breindy Hauptman bas R' Chaim Binyomin at 1120 Forest Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 5:30 pm

-Chasuna: Landau- Cohen Ateres CHana hall Bais faiga
-Chasuna: Einhorn- Feinzeig at Ateres Reva hall Lakewood, NJ

-Dinner: Mesivta of Eatontown at Bais Yaakov hall 277 James street Reception 6:15 Dinner 7:15 pm

WATCH: Live Stream Broadcast Giyus Asifa at Barclay Center

To Watch Video replay of the Asifa click HERE

Lkwd Sunday June, 11 events

-Sundy June 11, Gourmet Glatt  Lakewood with the kosherguru doing a very exciting tasting for Meal Mart sausage from 12:00 to 4:00

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah and Hanochas Even Hapinah for the new Alexander Bais Medrash at 131 East 7th street Lakewood NJ. 3:15 pm with the attendance of Alaxander Rebbe from Eretz Yisrael and The Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchem  Olshin shlita

-Missouri Torah institute  Dinner honoring Rabbi Kotler

Video: The Lakewood Hatzolah Song

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Video: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting 6/8/17

    
Submitted.
24:00 - Mr. Lucas – speaks about traffic on Cross St. Claims Fairways and Eagle Ridge didn’t add traffic. Blames the schools for the traffic. Says all seniors are selling. Tried to contract the township many times but no one to talk to. 
26:50 – resident says township shouldn’t give $ to the BOE. Recommends a new book by the name of ‘Ana American Sickness’
27:40 – Moshe Raitzik supports making N Crest a one way street. M Raitzik lives in West Gate. He recommends a few changes to the ordinance. 
31:16 – Paul Schneider Esq. – speaks on behalf of the owner of block 440, Lot 60 which is close by to Bushwick Avenue which the township is vacating. Points to the fact that FAA broadcasts all meetings and not the township. Strongly attacks the committee.
34:48 – resident  has been struggling with the township and sergeant Works to repaint the yellow line on Madison Ave. Township has been giving her empty promises. Coles gives her another empty promise. 
37:30 – FAA exposes the va’ad. Great speech. Coles does not like to be called a puppet of the va’ad. 

Is BMG Opposing the Asifa in Brooklyn against Giyus Ttomorrow?

Tonight on Talk line communications network The Fight over a Brooklyn Anti Israel Army Rally

Rabbi Aron Kotler Pres  Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG) Lakewood Oppose Rally

Rabbi David Niederman Pres. United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg\
Organizer Anti IDF Let Our People Go Rally
Listen HERE 12- 2 am

Friday, June 9, 2017

Zmanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת בהעלותך

Friday, June 9, 2017 / ט"ו סיון תשע"ז
Candle lighting: 8:07
Shkia: 8:25 pm

Weather 82°HI 
Precipitation 25%

Mostly sunny and warmer

Lakewood and LA Shabbos of Chizuk


Shabbos TAG At Khal Ateres Yeshaya

Join Us for Shabbos TAG This Shabbos
Parshas Bahaaloscha and on Sunday for a filter drive 7:40-10:30 AM at  Khal Ateres Yeshaya.

Developer plans 20 Apts Former Lakewood auto sjop

APP reports-  Ventus Auto Center moved away from Park Avenue about seven months ago, but vacant land doesn't last long in Lakewood and a local developer is now planning to build 20-apartments at the site.

WestGate Yes Lakewood commons NO

Submitted.
It all comes down to who you know and who is stronger that is the unfortunate system in Politics and Lakewood operates the same way. At the township committee meeting last night an Ordnance was passed turning North Crest street in West Gate to a one way only. That was not the recommendation by traffic and safety at the sneaky meeting 2 days before Pesach. The opinion was to enforce traffic and not extend the one way all the way through. NO public hearings took place and township officials did not take a vote or get the input of ALL residents who live on that street. Some of those pushing for it don't even live in Westgate any more but they have friends in High places. It may or may not be a good idea to have it go one way but the way they went bout it stinks

On the other hand a petition by Lakewood commons residents asking the town to reinstate parking on one side of the street was rejected in the workshop meeting because traffic safety and others don't want it. Too bad they don't have the right connections.

Traffic alert: New Goethals Bridge Opens

Beginning 10 p.m. this Friday, June 9th, the existing Goethals Bridge will be permanently closed in both directions to accommodate the transition to the new Goethals Bridge in connecting Staten Island to NJ.

Eastbound traffic is expected to resume on the new Goethals Bridge late Saturday afternoon, June 10th. Westbound traffic is expected to resume on the new Goethals Bridge late Sunday afternoon, June 11th.

BD''E

BD''E the levaya of  Yehudis Storch a''h (18)  bas R' Sholom and Dina Storch will be friday  10 am @ 7th street chapel in Lakewood . She was niftar following an illness. TNZBH
May the family be comforted 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood June 8, 2017

 -Vort: Chosson Yanky Braun to  Kallah Leah Weingartden Bas R' Aron at the  Shemen Lmincheh Simcha hall 7:30 pm

Chasunas:
-Cweiber- Krupenia at Ateres Reva hall
-Rosenberg- Friedman at N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Spira- Leibowitz at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Turin- Weintraub Atertes Chana

-RCCS-Presidential estates parlor meeting at 3 Grant 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
-Shiur Rav Yitzchok Meir Hager at B''M Erech Shai
-Kabolas Panim for Rav Dovid Tzukerman from Yerushalayim (son of Rav Mordechai Zatzal) at 912 madison ave (concord apt.) 8-9 pm. Chumash shiur 10:45 pm at 725 Valley Drive

Lakewood Township Committee Meeting

See Agenda HERE Broadcast Live by First Amendment Activist 7:30 pm 

Photos: Billboard in Manhattan for Giyus Asifa at Barclays

 Leading up to the Giyus Asifa at Barclays a Mobile Billboard was driving around NYC in the vicinity of the Israeli consulate and the UN. Tickets will be sold in Lakewood at Satmar B"M 405 Forest. Price $10 a ticket .

An Emboldened Vaad continues With Its spins

As the saying goes "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me".

Fresh off their "landslide" victory the Vaad goes back to the same games. Oh, they plan on setting up a forum or email for the residents to interact and reach out to the Vaad members, who were unreachable until now.
Read the Vaad letter below from 2006 what they also promised to do back then. 

The vaad had more than enough time to regroup refocus and truly represent the needs of the entire Lakewood tzibbur but did absolutely nothing. 

See you again in 2027 with the same spin.

From 11 years ago:
As for the restructuring of the Vaad, (Meir) Lichtenstein said: “The outreach the Vaad did before, and the issues that arose, were fewer because the community was smaller. I think the Vaad realizes that as the community grows they have to grow with the community.”

LAKEWOOD — The Vaad, an influential council of Orthodox Jewish leaders, will be restructured to better respond to the concerns of the township's fast-growing Orthodox community, the organization announced in a letter to Orthodox residents.

A council of rabbis is to be formed for the purpose of giving guidance to the 11-member Vaad, which issues political endorsements and takes positions on various civic matters. "It is the intent . . . to place the Vaad under the guidance of the Ichud Rabbonim (council of rabbis) and through that to ensure that the needs of the entire Kehilla (community) are appropriately met," the letter stated. The Vaad was created by leaders at Beth Medrash Govoha, the country's largest rabbinical college and center for Talmudic studies, which has long been the magnet that's drawn Orthodox families to Lakewood. Now, however, many of the newer Orthodox residents have no connection to the yeshiva, which has injected a new dynamic into town politics, say close observers of the Lakewood scene.

"We sincerely recognize that the Vaad . . . must adapt in order to better represent the needs of a growing and diverse (religious community)," the letter stated.

Joe Atlas, a Vaad member and spokesman for the group, said it has become increasingly difficult for the Vaad to respond to all the various concerns of residents as Lakewood's population grows. "As much as the Vaad tries to meet the needs of everybody in the community, it cannot meet with every single person," Atlas said.

The Vaad comprises 11 Orthodox leaders. The council of rabbis will include between 60 and 70 religious leaders from Lakewood's Jewish congregations, Atlas said.

The expectation is that the rabbis will be better able to keep their fingers on the pulse of the community and bring concerns to the Vaad, Atlas said.

In its endorsement letter, the Vaad wrote, "As we see it, municipal government needs to drastically and rapidly change across the board and become much more responsive to the needs of the Kehilla (community) and Yochid (individual)."

The Vaad endorsed two incumbent Orthodox committeemen seeking re-election — Meir Lichtenstein and Menashe Miller.


"We have asked Meir and Menashe to implement a forceful program of change in the way town hall is run and operates," the letter stated. "This will include some significant personnel changes and restructuring, backed by a continued aggressive advocacy for the needs of each and every individual in Lakewood. 





Watch Live APP Discussion about Lakewood with Rabbi Aaron Kotler

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Video: Ocean county Election commissioner meeting

-10:43 FAA asks about Vaad campaigning outside Voting place in  Lakewood
-14:10 FAA Clarifies why no conflict of interest to endorse candidates

Township Rewards WestGate: North Crest to Become a One Way Street

Votes count: An Ordnance making N. Crest street a one way is scheduled for first reading at the Township committee meeting this Thursday night and a public hearing will take place Thursday June 22. 

ORDINANCES FIRST READING - Public Hearing Scheduled For June 22,
2017 For Item #1 and July 13, 2017 For Item # 2
1. An Ordinance Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New
Jersey, Amending And Supplementing Chapter XI Entitled "Traffic" Of The
Revised General Ordinances Of The Township Of Lakewood (North Crest-One
Way)

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood June 7, 2017

-Kabolas Panim For Harav Shmuel Melber Shlita who was appointed to give the Bais Medrash shiur at Yeshiva Chayei Olam of Lakewood Rav Chaim Eli Ungar Rosh Yeshiva.   Tonight 9:45 pm at 300 Cross street.  B'Hishtatfus Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal Shlita. 
-Vort: Chosson Nochum Fenster to Kallah  bas Rav Velvel Salel Z"L at Rav Gissinger shul
-Vort: Chosson Michoel Memelstein to Kallah Esther Ellinson bas R" Zissel
-Vort: Chosson yehuda Ollech to Kallah Bas R' Shalom Gellis
-Chasuna: Klatzko- Eisemann at Bais Yaakov Hall 277 James street Lakewood, NJ
-Chasuna: Heshkowitz- Indich at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood CHeder
- Wedding: Doweck- Kaplan at Ateres reva hall Lakewood
-Wedding: Shenker- Felbrand at Lake Terrace hall Lakewood, NJ

-Sheva Brachos  Bluzhev Ribatitch at Khal Chasidim 14th street corner Cedar Row 8:00 pm
-Vaad and Kumzitz with Reb Muta Frank wi at Berditchev Kloiz tonight 10:00 pm 75 Birch

APP Ask The Editor to Discuss "Controversies Plaguing Lakewood" on Facebook Live

 The Asbury Park Press will discuss Lakewood on its Ask the Editor with Hollis Towns on June 8!
APP: Bring your questions for the discussion at noon June 8, where Towns will be joined by Rabbi Aaron Kotler, head of Beth Medrash Govoha; opinion editor Randy Bergmann;  and Lakewood reporter Payton Guion. Tune in for APP’s next Ask the Editor Facebook Live with Executive Editor Hollis R. Towns, where we’ll be talking about the ongoing controversies plaguing Lakewood. We’ll take a look at whether courtesy busing should be eliminated, and whether the legislative delegation has done enough to address funding inequities here, among other questions. 
Here's a question:  Why do you allow the paper to be a Platform and springboard of anti Semitic editorials and comments spewing hate, bigotry and baseless accusations about the Lakewood community?