Saturday, February 28, 2009

Emergency Campaign Relief Fund For Friday's Fire

An Emergency Fund has been set up for the family which lost their home to the terrible fire on Friday, which was posted here on The Lakewood Scoop. Checks can be made out to VOFRF and mailed to:

Victims of Fire Relief Fund
Rabbi simcha Bunim cohen
37 Fifth street
Lakewood NJ 08701

Tizku Lemitzvos.


Change in location for Mir Kabolas Ponim

The location for the Kabolas Ponim for the Mir Yerushalayim, has been changed. It will take place on Tuesday, March 3rdn in the Gratter Building, 100 Park Ave. Between Main and 2nd Street. 7:30p.m will be the Reception Kabolas Ponim followed by the program at 8:00 p.m. The event will be attended by the Rosh Hayeshiva, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel Shlita.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Lakewood- Child falls out of window.

Hatzolah is currently on the scene on East 9th St for a child who fell from a house window. The patient is being transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in stable condition.

BREAKING NEWS: Major Fire On 7th St

Photos and Exclusive Video Below. TLS is currently on the scene of a major fire ripping through a home on 7th between Private and Lakewood Ave (near Yeshiva). Tens of Firfighters are on location along with the Police and Hatzolah. B'H, the one person who was in the house at the time made it out safely. The entire area has been sealed off. Watch flames shooting out of the house in the video below. See full coverage of the story in the next issue of The Voice Of Lakewood.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

BREAKING NEWS Anthrax Scare In Sterling Forest UPDATED

BREAKING NEWS:: A yungerman from Sterling Forest received a wedding invitation in the mail today, which was clearly tampered with. When he opened it, he discovered the white substance. Fearing it may be anthrax, he quickly called the Police. Police arrived along with HAZMAT to check all who may have come in contact with the powdery substance. Being that the yungerman brought the mail with him to the kollel on Rt 88, where he learns, Police have shut down the kolle area and have not let anyone in or out.

Update 11:50 p.m.
Police have just reopened the kollel after testing the substance and the results returning negative.

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MVA Car Overturned On Lexington And Courtney

Photos and Video below. A car driving on Courtney was hit by a van driving on Lexington causing it to flip over and land on its roof. The driver managed to escape the wreckage with only minor head injuries. He was treated on the scene and transported to KMC by Hatzolah.

Video and Pictures of Satmar Dayan Placing Mezuzah on new Fertser Hatters/ Hats for $40!!

Pictures and Video below. The Satmar Dayan of Lakewood, Attended the grand opening of the new Ferster Hatters Lakewood branch this afternoon, to place Mezuzuahs on their store, which is located in the Lexington Towers on 2nd St. In honor of the grand opening, they were giving away hats starting at $40 dollars!! The Lakewood Scoop spoke to the owner Nuchem Weiss from Boro Park, who said, that being that many people did not know about this tremendous sale, they will be having it again this coming Sunday! Bent down hats will be starting at $40 and Up hats will be starting at $100 (Also very discounted).

Pedestrian Struck

A pedestrian has just been struck on Park and 2nd. TLS is on location and will post photos soon. Hatztolahs services were not needed being that Lakewood EMS was already on location.The injured is being transported to Jersey Shore in stable condition.

Pester Rebbe-Comedian Yoely Lebovits coming to Lakewood!

This Motzei Shabbos, there will be a pre-purim Melave Malka /kumzitz at the home of Shea Weinberger in Presidential Estates, with the special appearence of none other than the Pester Rebbe himself! The suggestd donation is $36 with proceeds of the event going to the Mesivta of Eatontown. Below is a clip of the Pester Rebbe's newly released cd which is now available at your local judaica store. To check out his website, click here.

Yussis Deli -Delivers!

Well not all contests are a hoax after all! Yussi's Deli was running a contest to win a free trip to Eretz Yisroel if you made 10 purchases in the store over the last couple months. Last night, the 25 finalists were chosen. Out of those, there will be one winner. This coming Monday evening, the raffle for the lucky winner will take place at Yussis Grill in the Westgate Plaza at 7:00 p.m.

Tonight, FREE BEER At The Vineyard!!!

Yes, you heard right! The Vineyard of Lakewood is doing it again! To get you into the Purim mode, The Vineyard will be having a Beer Tasting Event at their Westgate store, Thursday evening from 7:30-10:00 p.m. You don't want to miss it! The event is for Men only, because someone's got to drive you home when your done! A Freilechin Purim!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lakewood-Hatzolah member responding to call involved in MVA

A Hatzolah member responding to a call a couple moments ago, was involved in a MVA on 8th and Madison. B'H Nobody was injured.

Attention 'The Event' ticket holders in Lakewood- Stay tuned

"the show sold less than 1000 seats out of 5400. Don't bother wasting your tickets on a show that'll get cancelled.....this time by the producers themselves." The Lakewood Scoop does not want to speculate, but according to the above comment which was found on the COLLIVE website regarding The Event, it was blown way out of proportion claiming only a fraction of the tickets were sold. Although the scheduled show is just a few days away and its website claiming it's almost all sold out, you will never know for sure. We don't know if it's a statement from someone who's in the loop or just a non-sense comment, but in this economy, maybe people are cutting back on concerts too. You may want to stay tuned to the news.


Baruch Dayan Ha'emes

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Levin, the wife of the founder of the Hamodia, who was nifteres last evening in Israel. The paper was founded in 1950 by Rabbi Y. L. Levin, son of the Agudath Israel leader Rabbi I.M. Levin of Warsaw and Yerushalyim. Being that she was nifteres in Israel, the levaya was made immediately and some family members from overseas were unable to attend. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Tzion.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New feature and update on The Lakewood Scoop

The Lakewood Scoop would like to thank all our readers for so quickly making us the #1 Lakewood site! We would also like to thank all those who send us in tips and info! We have had hundreds of hits just in the last couple of hours and counting- fast! As you may know, Lakewood has events almost every day. This town always has something exciting to keep its residents' interest! So unless it's a big event (Not Lipa's), Instead of posting each one on TLS's main page, we have added a scrolling "Todays Events" on the side, which has been sponsored by First Meridian Mortgage of Lakewood. If we left out an event, please contact us and we will add it immediately. If you have trouble finding the scrolling bar, please contact our customer service help line and we'll be happy to guide you to it. Thanks for reading and a happy chodesh to all!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lakewood-Break-in at Yeshivas Ohr Yisochar

Bachurim returning today from their off shabbos were stunned to find all of the locks on the lockers busted. A bachur which was passing by on Motzei Shabbos, noticed a white car parked outside the building. There is no other information available at this time.

Lakewood-Hashgacha Pratis at YTT Expo / School

The Lakewood Scoop has just learned about a break-in at the YTT school after the YTT EXPO event last night. Amazingly, all the income from the EXPO which is usually kept in the school safe in the office was not placed there after this years event in Lake Terrace. The safe from the office was found this morning moved outside of the office and broken.

Lakewood-Fire on Forest Drive. UPDATED

Videos and Photos below. The Lakewood FD are currently on location of a working fire on Forest Drive off of Miller. The fire started when widow Police officer and former deputy chief Wayne LeCompte, turned on a lamp and returned to find the room engulfed in flames. There was live ammunition exploding in the house in the moments following , which caused a delay in battling the fire. TLS does not know the condition of the cats which were in the residence at the time of the fire.

Lakewood-Frank David of the Lakewood Fire Department Dies.

Video and pictures of the funeral of Frank David (Efrayim Ben Yitchok). He was with the Eatontown Fire Dept for 20 years and 5 years with the Lakewood Fire Dept. He was 71. In attendance, were members of the Fire and Police Department, including Sargent Frank Work, as well as Committeeman and Deputy Mayor Steve Langert. Frank, was a crossing guard as well. He will be dearly missed.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Video of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski speaking about serious issues in our community

Rabbi Twerski shocked many people in the audience this evening, when he spoke about serious issues that are plaguing our very own communities. Some of the issues he spoke about were, Internet immorality addiction, Drug use, Alcohol addiction, Gambling addiction and Molestation in our community, just to name a few. To purchase a copy of the entire lecture on CD/DVD, you may contact the sponsor of the event, Ari Krug at 732-370-7586. Proceeds will go to the Yeshivas Toras Emes Building Campaign.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lakewood-Rabbi Abraham Twerski coming to town.

Today, Sunday February 22nd, at 7:00 p.m, world famous Rabbi Abraham Twerski will be giving a lecture on Parenting Challenges Of The 21st Century at the Lakewood Courtyard . Rabbi Twerski is the founder and medical director emeritus of Gateway Rehabilitation Center and the author of over 50 self-help books including a collaboration with the late Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts Characters.

Admission is $18 per person and $30 per couple. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Yeshivas Toras Emes Building Campaign. The event has been sponsored by Krug Orthodontics.

Don't miss this rare opportunity!

Lakewood-Violence on Kennedy Blvd. UPDATED

TLS has just been notified of numerous Police officers on the scene of a large fight on Kennedy Blvd and Cederview area. Police have made a few arrests. No other information is available at this time.

U/D Sources tell The Lakewood Scoop, the fight began at the club at Laurelwood and Kennedy area, when people who purchased tickets at the club noticed how full it was and wanted a refund. Numerous Police officers from surrounding townships responded to the brawl. Including officers of the Jackson Police, Howell, Dover, Toms River and Lakewood. Two were arrested. Rumors about a Police Officer being stabbed are false.

(SR, SW,-Lakewood)

Lakewood-BREAKING NEWS-BMG to open Boys and Girls School next year

First Report:::After much deliberation, BMG has decided to open its own Boys and Girls Elementary school this coming school year. The Cheder, now run by Rabbi Baruch Manes, located at the corner of Madison and 9th Street, which is owned by BMG, will become the new location for the BMG boys school. The Cheder and the BMG girls school locations, are yet to be determined. Bais Faiga will remain with R' Baruch Manes and will be taking his cheder school children with him. TLS will keep you updated with any further details as they emerge.

U/D Sunday 1:45 p.m

TLS has received the following information from various sources.

A few people from all sides have been working around the clock on the various issues in the Cheder and Bais Faiga for the past few weeks. Proposed solutions include, a total change in the administration, to strong oversight by an appointed Vaad HaCheder, to splitting the boys from the girls schools or creating two new schools.

There were many ideas which did not work out. There is a strong option on the table being worked on right now...which near all see as the best solution...

TLS will continue to monitor this breaking story.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lakewood-Pair of Tefillin lost-UPDATED

A Chaveirim member has just contacted The Lakewood Scoop regarding a pair of Tefillin which he just found near Coventry Square. The name on the bag is 'Yaakov Dovid Bollag'. If you know who is this bachur is, please contact him directly, or, or call Yechiel at 732-995-5798. Tizku Lemitzvos


The Bachur has been located.The Lakewood Scoop would like to thank all those concerned individuals who helped locate the bachur. Tizku Le'mitzvos.

Lakewood-Police Dept presenting plaque to Rotary Club.

The Lakewood Police Department presenting a plaque to the Rotary Club last night at the township meeting, for donating 5 defribulaters to the Police force, who respond to many medical emergencies.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lakewood-BREAKING NEWS Bank Robbed

TLS has just received word about an armed robbery at the Investors Savings Bank on Route 70. Police have just arrived on location but the suspect has fled. TLS will bring you any updates as they. become available.

U/D 7:35 p.m.
TLS just spoke with Police Chief Rob Lawson, who said, based on the information they have, they believe this is the same white middle aged male, who robbed the Brick bank a few weeks ago. The suspect got away with approximately $1,300 of cash. Nobody was harmed in the robbery.

State Senator and Mayor of Lakewood Bob Singer touring the SCHI building today

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hamodia website goes live

Just a short while ago if you Googled the word Hamodia and clicked on the first link from your query, you were directed to a simple place-holder site with the words "We will not be publishing an internet Edition of the paper."However, that has all changed now. With the growing popularity of the internet, even within the Frum community, the Hamodia .COM has realized that by not publishing an online edition they miss out tapping into an otherwise lucrative market.
This is just another step to gain ground ahead of the competition. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Hamodia teamed up with the popular Lakewood magazine, The Voice Of Lakewood, which has been serving the Lakewood community for nearly five years with it's upscale magazine.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lakewood Bachurim in Yeshiva Belle Harbor mugged

Three Bachurim from Lakewood who are currently learning in Belle Harbor Yeshiva in New York have been mugged near the Yeshiva today. $10 was taken from one of the Bachurim but b'h nobody was injured. TLS will bring you any available updates.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lakewood- Video and Pictures of Township Comitteeman Menashe Miller at the SCHI building

In light of the upcoming SCHI dinner, Menashe Miller went down to the building today to get a first hand look and experience. The enormous building facility which sits on 13 acres of land and is aquipped with state of the art equipment, is unfortunately already being outgrown.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lakewood- BREAKING::: Police chase going on now

The Lakewood PD are currently chasing a car on rt 9 North bound, who took out a light pole a few moments ago.

Nechemia Brodt from Lakewood singing at a recent Hachnosas Sefer Torah

Friday, February 13, 2009

Lakewood-Fire on Cannonball sends one to hospital.

Hatzolah has just transported one adult to KMC with injuries from a fire on Cannonball Street. The patient had mutiple oil burns to the face and legs. All other members of the family were evacuated with no injuries.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lakewood-ridding the town of drug dealers one by one

Good news for the Raintree area homeowners! The Golf View development on Joe Parker near Rabbi Rosenblatt's Yeshiva will finally be cleaned up once and for all. The management of over 70 homes has been taken over by Ocean Group Management of Lakewood NJ. TLS spoke to the owner of Ocean Management Group Mr. Shmidt, who said, that as of now, there have already been a few drug dealers evicted and more are pending eviction. The management group is working very closely with the Township as well as with the Police Department and both parties are extremely satisfied thus far with the results.

This is also good news for future home buyers in the development which will be going up across the street of the Golf View homes, in the near future.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bais Medrash Kol Aryeh Tu Beshvat party with Makove Rebbe Shlita-for kids

Bais Medrash Kol Aryeh on Hope Chapel, held a Tu Beshavat party for the shul's children. In attendance was the Makove Rebbe Shlita who spoke to the kids and handed out fruits. Following that, Reb Fischel Shechter told the kids a beautiful story.

Lakewood-BREAKING NEWS-person assaulted

TLS has just been notified, that these has been someone assaulted accross 1702 Princeton Ave. The injuries are non-life threatening. TLS will bring you more information when available.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Lakewood-Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Shmayahu of Toronto Alumni Melaveh Malka

Pictures and Video of the Alumni Melaveh Malka in Ateres Yeshaya. The Rosh Hayeshiva, Rav Chaim Mendel Brodsky Shlita, is the Son-in-law of Rav Nachum Partzovitz zatzal of the Mir Yerushalyim . Sitting next to the Rosh Hayeshiva Shlita, was his father Rav Shamshon Brodsky Shlita, an Alter Mirrer, who is currently a rov in Flatbush.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Segula for Today - Parshas Hamon

There is a known Segula for Parnassah to say Parshas Hamon on Tuesday Of Parshas Beshalach. The T'filah can be found by clicking here.

Shooting on East 7th & Nolan/Park area

5:36 a.m. this morning, The LPD responded to a call on 7th Street for shots fired. TLS Spoke to Chief Rob Lawson who said, that it was a drive-by shooting and several shots were fired. One bullet casing was found in a window frame of a nearby house and the rest were found on the road. There was nobody injured in the incident.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lakewood- Choson and Kallah miss their own Sheva Brachos

Sheva Brachos was a very bittersweet simcha for the Bergman and Kurtz families this evening, after the Choson and kallah, coming from Toronto to Lakewood today, for their last Sheva Brachos, never made it. After the B&K wedding last week in Lakewood, the family went to Toronto for Shabbos Sheva Brachos. Although the kallah, from Toronto has a dual citizenship, because she had just married, the border control refused to let her through with just her Canadian passport. Her papers proving her US citizenship, was thought to have been left in the couple's Lakewood apartment, but could not be found.

Lakewood-Fire leaves one person dead at Tent City

TLS was just on scene of a deadly fire at Tent City in Lakewood. The fire occurred at about 6:45 p.m this evening. LFD and LPD responded and requested many backup units due the lack of lighting in the homeless shelter tent area. At approximately 7:10 p.m they discovered one DOA (Dead On Arrival). The CIU and medical examiners office arrived and closed off the entire perimeter, which started at the Minyan Shelanu area and stretched deep into the woods. TLS spoke to the officials on scene and being that it is an ongoing crime scene investigation, no other information is available at this time.

U/D As per the LPD, the man who died in the fire was Rev. James Wilcox.

Hachnosas Sefer Torah at Elmwood Village today