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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 Today, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) will join officials at the Atlantic City International Airport to announce more than $5.2 million in federal funding projects related to airport operations.  An additional $8.1 million was allocated to the Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing for upgrades to its base located in Atlantic City. The funding is […]

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Tim Hart, Division Director of Ocean County Parks and Recreation is funding a presentation to be delivered by Keith Henley for Black History Month at the Lakewood Middle School. Henley portrays the lives of Matthew Henson and George Washington Carver, and the contributions of famous African Americans. Mr. Henley is from the American History Theatre […]

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A 416-page complaint filed in Superior Court of New Jersey maintains that Lakewood’s Simcha Hall Ordinance is invalid for numerous reasons. The law, as it's written, allows banquet halls as accessory uses to schools throughout all non-residential zones in Lakewood. But it does not contain any provisions for buffers or setbacks. Consequently, under the ordinance, […]

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All good things must come to an end. And thankfully bad things too. At last night’s meeting the Lakewood BOE officially abolished the School Employee Vaccination Requirements. The regulations, originally adopted in October of 2021, state that: “To satisfy the testing requirement of Executive Order 253 and this Policy, an unvaccinated covered worker must undergo […]

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Following a lot of bad press over virtual meetings, the BOE has seemingly resumed the in-person ones. Apparently, the demand was overrated. So far, in the two in-person meetings conducted since the start of 2023, there have been no attendees from the public.

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Last motzei shabbos, HT Bussing held a safety meeting with Committeeman Menashe Miller and Lt. Twokorski of the LPD. Each bus company is required to meet three times a year to discuss matters related to their routes, bus safety and any other concerns which need to be addressed. Committeeman Miller recounted an incident from his […]

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A tragic fatal accident which occurred on Cedar Bridge Avenue in the summer of 2021 names Lakewood Housing Authority, Lakewood Twp., Ocean County and others as defendants. It alleges these agencies should be held accountable for damages for not having replaced a guardrail that was removed from the stretch of the road where the accidental […]

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Inflation is squeezing everyone's budgets. The current state of the economy is affecting local townships in multiple ways. Apart from the rising cost of materials, Lakewood is competing with townships across the state to hire employees. And having a hard time with it.  Responding to a comment from the public on the recently adopted minimum/maximum […]

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The Ocean County Sheriff Department has announced a new dispatcher course designed specifically for members of the Orthodox Jewish community. The course, which runs from February 4th to March 18th, will be held every motza'ei shabbos, one hour after shabbos, and on Sundays at 10 am. This course is an opportunity for members of the […]

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Lakewood township has formalized an agreement with the LFD to allow the LPD to use the James Street Firehouse. As part of this agreement Lakewood Fire Department has agreed to provide back-up services to Lakewood Township’s two primary extrication agencies- Lakewood First Aid and Hatzolah. Hatzolah will also be using part of the space together […]

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More information has emerged on the two men who perished in last night’s plane accident as they returned to Cleveland. Ironically, the pair were in NY for a funeral.  Ben Chafetz was an ardent supporter of many mosdos and chesed organizations. He has been written up in many publications in the past. One of the […]

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A class-action lawsuit alleges Coca-Cola and Simply Orange Juice (a kosher certified product) deceived customers. The juice has been found to have toxic PFAS at levels “hundreds of times” above federal advisory consumption limits. PFAS are a class of chemicals used in thousands of consumer products. They are water, stain and heat resistant and they […]

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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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Bais Kaila has joined the growing list of schools working with Simchaseinu, an ingenious initiative that capitalizes on the personal connection teachers have with their students. By having teachers make the suggestions, the most appropriate shidduchim are redt. Teachers often appear on shidduch resumes as references. Day in and day out interaction that teachers have […]

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With GOP congressional infighting laid to rest and a battered Rep. Kevin McCarthy elected Speaker, Republican congressmen are finally ready to be rewarded for a narrowly won electoral victory, as the Speaker dispenses coveted chairmanships to his fellow Republican House members. New Jersey 4th congressional district Rep. Chris Smith is being placed at the helm […]

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Lakewood based, First Commerce Bank, plans to change over to a bank holding company structure. The plan was announced in November and received the unanimous approval of the bank’s Board of Directors. It also will require the approval of the stockholders. Under this plan, each share of the bank’s common stock will be exchanged for […]

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In September, Lakewood based Crawford Lake Capital announced a total of $54 million in assets under management. On January 11th, those holdings hit a total of $57 million, a rise of 5.2%.  When last ranked, Crawford Capital ranked 4481 out of 6612 funds. It was founded by Isaac Markowitz, who currently manages the portfolio. Markowitz, […]

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Prices on children's Motrin hi $26.50 for an 8oz bottle from some sellers today on Walmart.com. Although prices on Instacart for the same size were somewhat lower, at $13.29, a 1oz bottle of the same on Instacart was selling for $11.49.

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EMS and the Lakewood Fire Department responded today to a call in Leisure Village. On arrival they found an unconscious person in a car that was running inside the garage. Emergency responders began CPR. Details to follow as they become available.

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