Update 01/31: After nearly a year & a half of waiting, the traffic light at the intersection of Teaberry Court & County Line is finally active. Hopefully, one won't have to wait that long at the light itself. Update 01/24: The new traffic light at the intersection of County Line Road and Teaberry Court is inactive, although […]

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Tomorrow Night: Jackson Zoning Board Special Hearing for Whitesville Shul  This is one zoning application that has been through the mill!  This evening, Attorney Donna Jennings will represent the Whitesville shul at a special meeting she requested for her client, Rabbi Mordechai Hirsch, before the Jackson Zoning Board. To recap, the Board technically and wrongly […]

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As previously reported, hunting season in Lakewood presents unique challenges. Hunters from anywhere in the state can hunt anywhere in the state where hunting is allowed. Numerous LNN readers have reported encountering hunters in the area. While there are restrictions on how close hunters are allowed to be to residential homes, the standard limitations may […]

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Jackson NJ- An ordinance for the much talked about land swap for Bellevue Estates now appears on the agenda for this evening's council meeting. The full text and terms of the proposed ordinance are included below.

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Jackson Twp. is set to perform a full property revaluation. According to the local assessor’s office, the last time they performed a revaluation was approximately 2009. When the ratio of sales price to assessment falls below a certain point, it triggers the need to revalue the properties. The town currently plans to allot $2,125,000 for […]

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Today’s Jackson Council meeting is anticipated to draw quite a few displeased members of the public, after Council President Marty Flemming released an agenda that omitted the proposed land swap with Bellevue Estates, the finalization of which was triumphantly announced by Mayor Reina last Friday. As covered previously, Bellevue Estates, a frum developer, acquired a […]

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Applicants of the Whitesville Road shul have requested a special hearing from the Jackson Zoning Board, according to Donna Jenings, who represents the case. At their last encounter Jennings’ final comment was, “I guess we’ll see you in court,” after the board voted 4-3 in favor of her applicants. It is unclear whether board members […]

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The Ocean County Board of Commissioners is getting ready to approve dozens of contracts that provide lifelines to senior citizens who are vulnerable and frail and in need of assistance. Some of the contracts scheduled to be approved by the Board of Commissioners are: Lakewood Community Services Corp. which is expected to receive $939,866; Jewish […]

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Details of Jackson Township’s settlement with Oros Bais Yaakov have finally been released, bringing to a close a decade-long legal saga surrounding the Zoning Board’s conduct toward religious institutions in the municipality. The school sued the township in 2014 over the Zoning Board's refusal to grant it a use variance to construct a high school […]

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Original story: Apparently, not enough people have applied for the ANCHOR property tax rebate. New Jersey State Democrats announced the rebates a year ago with great fanfare and excitement, but Republicans criticized it as being too little, too late.  Now, with the application deadline approaching, few people must have applied, because state officials announced that […]

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Gov. Phil Murphy will deliver his fifth State of the State address at 2 p.m. this afternoon. This is the first time in 3 years that the address is being given live. The last two years it was virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s no secret that Governor Murphy has been considering a run […]

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As reported earlier, there is currently a shortage of cholov yisroel baby formula on the market. This is partly due to Kendamil Mehadrin not being available at this time. Although earlier reports indicated that Kendamil Mehadrin would not be returning to the market, Kendamil co-founder Dylan McMahon’s office has delivered a message from the company […]

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NOTICE: Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be opening the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program from 1/17 – 2/3 What:  The Housing Choice Voucher Program is HUD’s largest rental assistance program. Approved households use vouchers to help pay the rent on privately owned homes of their choosing. A household receiving […]

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In response to a leaked email wherein NYT author Brian Rosenthal was searching for negative information on the Orthodox community, a frum woman and LNN reader delivered the articulate and well written message below. "I saw the email going around with his phone number,” she explained in a phone call,  “He was looking for negative […]

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‘There are twenty-five minivans on my block. How did they know to come to mine?’  This was the question a recent Lakewood car theft victim asked officials trying to track the vehicle down. Officials are quick to advise owners to lock their car doors and windows, and to never leave the keys in the car […]

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Under the Credit Card Competition Act, the Federal Reserve would require large, big box banks with assets of over $100 billion to provide at least two credit card options to end users. Currently, large banks like Wells Fargo, US Bank and the like only need to provide one company, usually Mastercard or Visa, which together […]

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Lakewood 2022 Car Thefts Report

January 3, 2023
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Amid the recent legislative crackdown on New Jersey car thefts, LNN conducted an in-depth review of the incidents of car theft reported in 2022. By mid-November, Lakewood had reported 86 thefts, or an average of 7.47 thefts a month. Looking at the map, there are clearly areas that are more hard-hit than others.  Territorial Breakdown:  […]

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Egg Prices Could Drop 25%-30% in January

December 31, 2022
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Economists are hopeful egg prices will drop 25%-30% in the next three weeks. As multiple local grocers explained to LNN previously, holiday demand drives egg prices up annually from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. There is just a lot more cooking going on in America during this time. This year another factor made it even […]

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NJ residents must enroll by December 31st for coverage starting January 1st  9 in 10 People Who Enroll Qualify for Savings; Many Pay $10 a Month or Less for Health Coverage See  GetCovered.NJ.gov for more information.   According to New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride, nearly 300,000 New Jersey residents signed […]

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Reina to Veto Corrupt Tree Ordinance

December 30, 2022
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Following exposure by LNN and others, the ordinance pushed through the Jackson Council by a member who’s family business will profit from it, will be vetoed by Jackson Mayor Michael Reina. In a press release, Reina today announced he will veto the ordinance approved by the township council on Tuesday, December 27th giving extraordinary powers […]

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