Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hatzolah Party For Children

Photos and video below of a party this evening at the Hatzolah Garage. The party, which consisted of a catered Yussis meal and entertainment by comedian, R' Shloime Juravel, was to give Hakoras Hatov to the children who went collecting for Hatzolah on purim. R' Avrohom Waxman, Director of development, who arranged the party, thanked the children for using their precious Purim day for such an important organization.


Apartment Complex Settles Federal Discrimination Suit For $200K

The U.S. Justice Department says owners and managers of a Lakewood apartment complex will pay $200,000 to settle allegations that they discriminated against Hispanic and African-American tenants. The lawsuit filed on behalf of tenants at the ------------ Apartments, claims the management transferred black and Hispanic tenants from the complex's most desirable building to make room for yidden, whom they courted as new tenants from 2002 to 2004 and charged lower rent. Under the settlement announced today, the defendants will pay $170,000 to the victims and $30,000 to the government as a civil penalty. The agreement must still be approved by a federal judge. NJ.

MAZEL TOV!! Daughter Of Rosh Hayeshiva Engaged

Mazel Tov! The Lakewood Scoop is pleased to announce the engagement of the youngest daughter of the Rosh Hayeshiva, Reb Dovid Schustal Shlita, to the son of the Reb Hershel Kaminsky Shlita, Rosh Mesivta of Yeshivas Mir in Flatbush and the son-in- law of Hagaon Reb Shmuel Birnbaum Zatzal. The Vort will iy'h be taking place on Sunday. Mazel Tov!

Overturn On Route 9 And Spruce

(Photo) A reader has just sent us in this photo of the overturned vehicle, which occurred about an hour ago on Route 9 and Spruce. The one person in the car, walked out with only minor scrapes. Thank you SF.

Updates Below Serious MVA On Route 9

Photos below. Just in. There has just been a serious MVA on Route 9 N and Kennedy. An EMS member which was passing by, called the police.
U/D 6:35 p.m Hatzolah has just showed up and are requesting extrication to pop open a door.
U/D 6:38 p.m Extrication is complete and 2 patients are being transferred to KMC, one by Hatzolah and one by EMS, in stable condition.

TLS-02/TLS-001/TLS-07/Photos Credits: MOFOTO

UPDATES BELOW:: BREAKING NEWS Suspicious Package Found

Photos and video below. First Report: The PD and FD are en-route Elmwood Plaza for a suspicious substance found in a rubbermaid container. They are requesting HAZMAT to respond. We will keep you updated as soon as the information becomes available.
U/D 4:19 p.m The area at Elmwood Plaza, has been closed off. An employee of one of the businesses at the plaza, called Police after the package, which was dropped off by UPS at a different location and brought to Elmwood Plaza, smelled strange. The Officials on scene are waiting for the HAZMAT team to arrive.
U/D 4:45p.m The HAZMAT team has just showed up and currently gearing up to head inside the building. The Ocean County CIU, Lakewood Police Street Crime Units and Members of Lakewoods' Detective Beaureus' Office are on location as well.
U/D 6:43p.m All Departments have cleared the scene and are taking the package in for examining. However, it is believed to be approximately 15 pounds of drugs.


Minyan Shelanu Announces 2009 Raffle

Minyan Shelanu, has just announced its annual Lag Ba’omer raffle of 2009. The grand prize is $10,OOO, First Prize $2,600 and Second Prize is $1,800. The drawing takes place each year at their now famous Lag Ba’omer Bonfire. The location this year however, has been changed to the public school on Oak St. (The Lakewood Scoop will of course keep you posted with further details regarding the Bonfire Iy"h). 100% of proceeds go to Minyan Shelanu. To purchase tickets, you can call the office @ 732-276-7361. For more information, click here. To read about what the Minyan is and does, click here. Also, to see videos and photos of the Hachnosas Sefer Torah at the Minyan about six weeks ago, click here.

Tehillim Needed For Harav Blech Shlita

(Click on image to enlarge). If you have an extra minute, please take the time to say a kappitel tehillim for Harav Shmuel Blech Shlita, of Kehal Anshei Sefard, who will be undergoing a by-pass surgery at 10:00 a.m this morning. His name is Shmuel Yissachar Ben Leah.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Full Coverage Of Reb Yecheskel Roth Shlita In Lakewood

Photos and Videos below of Reb Yecheskel Roth Shlita in Lakewood this evening, at a parlor meeting on behalf of Karlesburg. First video is Reb Yecheskel Shlita saying S'firas Ha'omer. Second video is greeting people at the parlor meeting, including Reb Aharon Walkin Shlita and Reb Osher Chaim Lieberman Shlita.

Chaveirim Of Lakewood Launches Donation Page.

(Video below) Responding to over 50 calls daily throughout Lakewood and beyond, Chaveirim of Lakewood relies solely on donations to cover their expenses. There isn't a single person who doesn't know someone who has been helped through this amazing organization. From a simple flat, lockout or boost, to the more complicated calls, Chaveirim is always there for you no matter what degrees and weather conditions outside. Besides the initial cost of over $2,000 dollars to equip each member, there are many maintenance fees. The good news is, Chaveirim has just made it very easy for you to be a part of the great 'Zechus', by setting up a donation page online! Click HERE to be redirected to the donation page. Chaveirim Volunteer Services Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Donations can also be sent in to P.O. Box 56, Lakewood NJ,08701. To get a glimpse of the amazing work of Chaveirim, click on the video below.

(During the large flood in Lakewood last June)

Avraham Fried Songs For S'fira

(Click on the songs below to listen) to S'fira songs from Avraham Fried. The CD, My Zaidy's Zmiros, is a collection of the Zmiros Avraham Frieds' father, Reb Yaakov Moshe Friedman Z'L, used to sing at the Shabbos table. This CD was sung by the Friedman brothers and was given out last year at a family simcha.

Police Checkpoint On Route 9

Notice. Because common sense isn't always so common, The Lakewood Scoop would like to give you a friendly reminder. If you talk on your handheld while driving, or have a habit of not wearing a seat belt, you will get a ticket. If you're heading down Route 9 anytime today, as always, make sure you have a seat belt on and you're not talking on your cell phone. Police have set up a checkpoint at Prospect St and Route 9 and are giving tickets for the above violations. Just this past Friday, The Lakewood Scoop posted a similar notice regarding a checkpoint on Squankum. The Lakewood Scoop has also recently posted an article which was sent to us from the Lakewood Police Department, reminding everyone about the Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign which is to begin on the 18th of May.

Just In. Person Stuck In Elevator

Just in. The Police and Fire Departments have just arrived to a building on Woehr Ave, which is in the Frum, Park & 2nd area, near the Park Terrace hall, for a person which is stuck in an elevator. The person, reportedly got stuck between the 2nd and 3rd floor. There are several seniors living in that building, however, we do not have any additional information at this time regarding the age of the person stuck. We will keep you posted with any further details.
U/D 12:00 p.m. The person has been freed.


Don't Like The Way A Store Operates? A Molotov Cocktail May Not be The Answer

Two young people who said they were protesting the treatment of chickens when they threw Molotov cocktails at a KFC in Lakewood each have been sentenced to 90 days in the Ocean County Jail and five years of probation. Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels on Friday also ordered Tyler C. Clark, 20, and Suzannah Kindig, 19, both of Lakewood, to pay $2,500 each in restitution to KFC for the damage they did to the restaurant at 140 E. Kennedy Blvd, not far from Glatt Bite, on July 4th. Executive Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Michel A. Paulhus said Clark broke a window to the KFC restaurant with a tire-iron in the middle of the night and threw two Molotov cocktails inside, while Kindig threw two Molotov cocktails against the wall of the building. Paulhus said the pair made the Molotov cocktails at Clark's house with wine bottles they emptied of wine and filled with gasoline and motor oil. The substances did not ignite, he said. "I would categorize them as poorly constructed Molotov cocktails," Paulhus said. He added that although the devices did not ignite, they created a mess at the restaurant, which was closed at the time of the incident. Clark and Kindig pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to burglary and arson. In admitting the crimes, both said they did not like the way KFC treated

Sick Of The Traffic In Town? That May Change

More traffic signals, fewer left turns and better street lighting are some of the changes the downtown could soon experience as the township looks to relieve traffic congestion and improve pedestrian safety, the APP reports. The township planner recently turned in a report that recommends installing several traffic lights along Clifton, Lexington and Forest avenues as well as at the intersection of North Lake Drive and Lakewood Avenue. It also suggested prohibiting drivers from crossing or making a left turn onto Madison Avenue at intersections with no traffic light. Lakewood's population went from 45,048 in 1990 to 67,910 in 2005, according to the report, citing state figures. Rough estimates put today's population at about 80,000. The increase has taken its toll on the roadway infrastructure and public safety. The planner, T&M Associates, fielded questions and comments at a public hearing Monday, though only about a half-dozen people showed. Some spoke in favor of improving bus services to alleviate traffic. "It would take a lot of cars off the road if we made the buses child- and stroller-friendly," Moshe Gluck, 29, said, noting the high proportion of young children in town. T&M will now draft a final report and submit it probably in late May to the Township Committee for a vote, T&M traffic engineer Lee Klein said. See the app for a full report.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Night Kollel At Sterling Forest

Photos and video below of the new night kollel at Sterling Forest, which opened last night, headed by Harav Chaim Meir Roth Shlita.


Photos Of Hespeidim At BMG

Photos below of the Hespeideim given at BMG this evening.


Notice From The Township- No Parking On 8th St

Please be aware New Jersey Natural Gas Company and Kiely Company will be working to install a new gas main beneath Eighth Street, between Lakewood Avenue and Forest Avenue. A temporary NO PARKING area will be designated on Eighth Street along the southern edge of the roadway. The parking restriction is necessary to allow work crews a clear area in which to install the new utility. Kiely Company has distributed informational flyers to homes and vehicles on Eighth Street affected by this project. The Police Department has posted EMERGENCY NO PARKING placards on Eighth Street indicating the days of the week and the times of the day parking will be restricted. Curbside parking will be prohibited Monday April 27th through Friday May 1st between the hours of 8AM and 4PM each day. Motorists traveling west on Eighth Street may find temporary road closures however east bound travel will always be permitted. Drivers of emergency and service vehicles may experience traffic delays on Eighth Street between Lakewood Avenue and Forest Avenue due to this utility work. Thank you in advance as this utility improvement project is completed to improve your neighborhood.

Hespedim For Harav Elya Svei Zatzal At BMG

The Lakewood Scoop has just been notified, that at 6:00 p.m this evening, Hespedim will be held for Harav Elya Svei Zatzal at the new Bais Medrash dining room. The speakers will be, Reb Yeruchem Olshin Shlita, Reb Yosef Mermelstien Shlita, Rosh Hayeshiva of Novaminsk, and Reb Yehuda Svei Shlita, son of the Rosh Hayeshiva Zatzal and a maggid shiur at the Philadelphia Yeshiva.

Tzadik Ba La'ir.

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Hagaon Rav Yecheskel Roth Shlita, Av Bais Din and Rov of the Karlesburg Shul, will be attending a parlor meeting to benefit his Bais Hora'ah in Boro Park. The event will iy'h be taking place at the home of R' Mendel Fishman, 106 Ivory Ct at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

PG May Not Stand Alone After All

The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to move the nomination of a second member of the Ocean County Board of Taxation to the full Senate. Attorney Nick Montenegro, 66, of Point Pleasant, a Democrat, was among two names from Ocean County released by the committee. Real estate agent P.G. Waxman, 50, of Lakewood, also a Democrat, is up for reappointment. Both nominations are for five-year terms and come with an annual salary of about $20,000. The part-time appointments are made by the governor and require confirmation of the Judiciary Committee before a vote in the full Senate. "That is good news," said county Tax Administrator L. Ozzie Vituscka. "It makes us functional. We can conduct business. It's not optimum, but it's a start." The seven-member county tax board has been functioning with just a single commissioner — Waxman — for more than a month. While Waxman can hear tax appeals as the lone sitting member of the board, he is legally bound from rendering decisions without at least a second member. The panel has been dwindling in size for the past two years due to attrition. Previous appointments made by Gov. Jon S. Corzine either withdrew their names, were held up over questions about qualifications or blocked for political reasons. The board expects to hear about 11,000 tax appeals from property owners in 2009. There are reassessments this year in Bay Head, Manchester and Seaside Park and revaluations in Jackson, Lacey and Toms River, according to the board.App.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Daf Hayomi Shiurim Around Lakewood

(Click on image to enlarge and print) The Lakewood Scoop would sincerely like to thank all those who sent in Daf Hayomi Shiurim locations from around Lakewood, enabling us to create this beautiful list. Tizku Lemitzvos. If there is any information on the list which is incorrect, or if you there are any additional Shiurim which you know about which are missing, please email us at and we will update it. As posted here on The Lakewood Scoop, Daf Hayomi around the globe began Mesechta Baba Metziah today.

Hatzolah Training Course

Photos and video below of one of Hatzolahs' training courses. Just to get a glimpse of the continuous training classes Hatzolah members go through, behind the scenes.

New Sushi Bar Open At Yussis Deli + TLS Dicount

(Click on image to enlarge). Yussis' Deli has just opened a sushi bar at the Clifton Ave. store and in honor of that, they are having a 'Buy 2 Get 3rd Free' special on any rolls. In addition, 'Lekoved' the Sushi Bar opening, there's a 'Any Chicken Sandwich For $6.99' special, Both specials are honored at Yussis' Deli as well as at Yussis' Westgate Grill. To top it off, mention The Lakewood Scoop on Tuesdays, and get %5 off your order!

Lichtenstien Freilich Vort

Photos below of the Lichtenstien Freilich Vort last night, which was attended by the Rosh Hayeshiva Reb Yisroel Neuman Shlita, Reb Henoch Shachar Shlita, Reb Sholom Kamenetzky Shlita, Reb Meir Reuven Berkowitz Shlita and Reb Moishe Rabinowitz Shlita.


At The Renewal Kidney Campaign Parlor Meeting

Photos below of the Renewal parlor meeting in Presidential Estates.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mazel Tov!

The Lakewood Scoop is pleased to announce the engagement of the daughter of Reb Elya Ber Wachtfogel Shlita, Rosh Hayeshiva of Yeshivas South Fallsburg, to the son of Reb Yaakov Licht Shlita, Rosh Hayeshiva of Yeshivas Bais Pinchos of Lakewood! The Lechaim is now taking place in Monsey. Mazel Tov!

It's Never Too Late To Join! New Daf Hayomi Mesechta Beginning Tomorrow!

Have you always wanted to join the Daf, but kept on pushing it off? Well, now you have a new opportunity. Tomorrow morning, hundreds of thousands accross the globe will be starting Meseches Baba Metziah, the 22nd Mesechta of the Daf Hayomi cycle. It's never too late to start! The Lakewood Scoop is currently compiling a list of all the Daf Hayomi Shiurim in Lakewood. If you know of a Daf Hayomi Shiur near you, please email it to us at so that we can post it Le'toeles Harabim. Please include: The name of the Magid Shiur, the time and location. Tizku Lemitzvos. If you'd like to listen to a Daf Yomi Shiur while in the office or wherever else you may be, click HERE to listen and see the Daf of the current day, or go to

At The LCSC Petting Zoo

Photos below of the LCSC open house petting zoo today. Also in attendance were Committeemen Menashe Miller and Meir Lichtenstien.

Chavrusa Tumult Day At BMG-Going On Now

Photos and Video below of the famous Chavrusa Tumult Day at BMG going on now.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes

Photo of Lakewood Levaya. Baruch Dayan Ha'emes. The Lakewood Scoop regrets to inform you of the Petira of R' Yoneh Zev Hershkowitz z'l, the father of R' Mordechai Hershkowitz of BMG. He was 92. The Levaya in Lakewood is taking place at 11:30 a.m. on 12th St between Lexington and Clifton. The Levaya in Boro Park will be taking place this afternoon at Shomrei Hadas Chapel corner of 14th Ave and 39th St, at 1:00 p.m. May he be a Meilitz Yosher for the entire family.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Breaking News-Man Assaulted

Just in. A man has just been assaulted at a party near the NJ Transit station, on Route 88. The man, from Asbury Park, has been transferred to KMC with non-life threatening injuries. Hatzolah was not called for the incident. No further information is available at this time.

Breakfast 'N Learn Resuming Monday

The Breakfast & Learn program, will be resuming this Monday, starting a new Sugya in Mesches Sukkah. The program features a Gemara shiur Monday through Friday from Reb Simcha Bunim Cohen Shlita (or learn on your own with a Chavrusa) from 7:00 a.m.-7:40 a.m. with 5 minutes of Mussar, followed by a free buffet breakfast. There is minyan Shachris at 6:15 a.m. as well as one after the shiur, at 7:40 a.m. The program is located at 218 Joe Parker Road, near the GSP, at Rabbi Rosenblatts' new Yeshiva building. For more information, you can call 732-299-3000.

Lunch & Learn has already resumed its normal schedule. The Lunch & Learn program takes place every day at the Coventry Shul, beginning with Mincha at 1:25 p.m. Following Mincha is a shiur by Reb Simcha Bunim Cohen Shlita, which is followed by lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting

LCSC Childrens' Petting Zoo Tomorrow

The LCSC, a community service agency, welcomes parents and children to its open house tomorrow, Sunday, from 12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m, at the agency, 415 Carey St, between Forest and Madison. It will feature a petting zoo, in which children will have an opportunity to feed the animals and interact with them. There will also be free pop-corn at the event. The LCSC, provides many services to the Lakewood community including Meals on wheels, small business assistance and after school mentoring programs, to mention a few.
Source: The Voice Of Lakewood.

FD Vehichle Involved In MVA

At approximately 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, the Fire Marshals' Office Vehicle was involved in a MVA on Cedarbridge and New Hampshire. The vehicle was rear ended and sustained substantial damage. The Fire Marshal was unharmed in the accident. Although the CIU is usually called for accidents involving Ocean County vehicles, they were not called in this incident.

3 Arrested In Home Invasion On Warren Ave,

Police have arrested three people in connection with an April 16 home invasion of a Warren Avenue house where shots were fired, as reported here on The Lakewood Scoop. A handgun was also seized by police, said Detective John Stillwell of the Lakewood Police Street Crimes Unit. No one was injured and police have recovered the firearm. Darius Nash, 28, of Lakewood and a 15-year-old were arrested a day after the home invasion. Their names were not released as police sought a third suspect. The third person, involved in the home invasion was captured Wednesday afternoon, Stillwell said. Kenneth Scott was arrested at the Woodlake Manor Complex (not far from frum developments), at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police had set up surveillance in the area after receiving a tip that Scott may be in a condominium there, Stillwell said. Officer Jay Pederson of the street crimes unit, headed by Stillwell, tackled Scott after a brief foot chase. TLS/App

Friday, April 24, 2009

K'vias Mezuzah At B'nos Devorah Today

Photos below of Kvias Mezuzah at the Bnos Devorah School this morning. In the photos: R' Henoch Shachar Shlita, R' Yosef Notis Shlita (School owner) and R' Gettenger Shlita . Note the photo of the new school building on Prospect Street, embedded inside the cake.

Photo credits MY.

Checkpoint On Squankum

Notice. If you are traveling up Squankum Rd anytime soon, make sure your Registration is up to date and your seat belt is on. Howell Police have set up a road block and are stopping every car to check for the above mentioned violations.

Lakewood EMS Arbor Tree Ceremony

Photos and video below of the Lakewood EMS Arbor Day 2009 Ceremony which took place today at the OEM/EMS building. The tree was dedicated to the 30 years of service to the Township and to the men and women of the EMS Department. Also in attendance, was Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien and Deputy Mayor and Committeeman Steve Langert. A Plaque was presented to the Department by Deputy Langert and was received by EMS Supervisor Scott Carter.

UPDATED Serious MVA On Monmouth

Photos below. Just in. The Lakewood Scoop is currently on the scene of a serious MVA on 10th and Monmouth. There are multiple injuries. Medics are requested to respond.
U/D 1:08 p.m Hatzolah is transporting 2 patients to KMC in stable condition. Photos will be posted shortly.


Hesped For Hagoen Reb Elya Svei Zatzal

This Sunday, a Hesped will take place for The Philadelphia Rosh Hayeshiva, Hagoen Reb Elya Svei Zatzal, at Rabbi Luria's Shul, Bais Medrash Ohr Yecheskel, 307 Ridge Ave. at 6:30 p.m. The Hespedim will be given by: Reb Moshe Shimon Luria Shlita, Morah D'asra Bais Medrash Ohr Yecheskel, Reb Efrayim Zurayben Shlita, Rosh Hakollel Ahavas Torah V'chessed and Reb Yaakov Fensterheim R"M Yeshivas Bais Moshe of Scranton.

New Grill & Takeout-Win Free Dips In Store Naming Contest!

Get hungry while driving down Route 9? Well, in about two weeks, you'll have where to stop in and grab a bite! A new Grill & Takeout is coming to town at the former Getty station. The Lakewood Scoop spoke with the manager BW, who said, besides for the Falaffel, Shwarma and Subs they will be carrying on a daily basis, Thursday evenings and Erev Shabbos they will be carrying a full Shabbos Takeout menu including a huge selection of their own dips. Talking about dips, if you'd like to receive two Free dips a week for a month, send in your store name suggestion and if it's chosen, you will win those free dips of your choice! suggestions can be sent to (Lookout for the ads in the Voice).

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Haircuts Permitted Tomorrow-Rosh Chodesh

When Rosh Chodesh Iyar falls on a Shabbos, as it does this year , this coming Shabbos, one is permitted to take a haircut and shave on Erev Shabbos in honor of the double Simcha of Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh, even for those who are keeping Minhagim of Aveilus from Pesach to Lag Baomer. Shulchan Aruch with Mishnah Berurah 493:1 MB5. Although this a clear Halacha, we encourage our readers to always check with their local Rav. Thank you RG.

Readers' Scoop: Looking For 'Clean' Help

To the editor,

I have a cleaning help in my employ, and something about her gave me this unsettling feeling..She didn’t clean all that great,but she spoke English, she was very reliable and she always showed. I kept telling myself, I'll keep her until after Pesach and then I'll get a new one. One day my husband came into the house singing, and she tells me, "I see your husband is in a good mood". I just ignored her and attributed it to nosiness. But now its after Pesach, and I haven't found someone else and I am desperate for a clean house, so I mentioned to my daughter, who is twelve, maybe we should just take her back. My daughter told me, "you know what she told me,'you have to have a boyfriend already, first you have one, then he'll introduce you to others, I'll help you find one’"!! I am in utter shock, what kind of TRASH do we let into our homes?! Are we sacrificing the kedusha of our homes because of our comfort? On the other hand, it is not possible for me to do it on my own.
I would like to hear some your readers' opinions on the matter,
A Lakewood mother.

Lakewood PD Calls Hatzolah

Just in. The Lakewood Police Department called Hatzolah moments ago, to assist in a Cardiac Arrest. Lakewood EMS was initially called, but requested medics when they arrived and found the child in Cardiac Arrest. Being that there were no available EMS medics, PD called Hatzolah to dispatch their own.

UPDATED Fire In Industrial Park

Updated. Just in. The Lakewood Scoop is currently near the scene of a general alarm fire at a warehouse in Industrial Park on Lehigh Ave. The Press isn't allowed in at the time pending word of a chemical fire.
U/D 11:34 a.m The fire has been contained and no chemicals have been involved.

Last Chance To Say Birchas Ilanos- Lakewood Locations

(Click on image to enlarge). Today is the last day to say Birchas Ha'ilanos for this year. We have attached a list of many locations around Lakewood to find the appropriate trees. Thank you TLS-61 for sending us the list.(Mishpacha Magazine/Hamodia/Misaskim).

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes- Man Niftar At Family Simcha

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes. R' Elya Shoenig Z'l, 60, from Detroit, attending a family wedding in Lakewood this evening, was niftar in middle of the Chasuna. Hatzolah received a call for a patient who has collapsed, apparently suffering a massive heart attack and immediately dispatched multiple units including medics. Hatzolah worked on the patient for nearly 45 minutes, but were unsuccessful in reviving him. Baruch Dayan Ha'emes.

Pedestrian Struck

Just in. PD and EMS have just arrived on the scene of a pedestrian struck at Airport Road and Route 70. The patient is not breathing. The Driver has fled the scene.
U/D 11:18 p.m. Police have stopped the suspects car at the DMV inspection center and he is now in custody. Traffic & Safety are responding to the scene.
U/D 11:35 p.m. CIU units are on scene. Patient is in traumatic arrest.

Arrest Made In Wal-Mart Howell Bomb Threats

Police have arrested a Wal-Mart employee who they say called the store while he was working and made false bomb threats. Brian Chadwick, 29, who lives at the Moon Motel on Route 9 in Howell, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with six counts of making terroristic threats and six counts of causing false public alarm. As reported here and here on The Lakewood Scoop, Wal-Mart in Howell was evacuated on two separate occasions due to bomb threats. TLS/App

Renovations At BMG Today

Video below of the renovations today at Bais Medrash Hayoshon.
Thank you CS.

Emergency Meeting For Two Kidney Transplant Patients

(Click on poster to enlarge) Renewal is currently in the process of coordinating two separate life-saving kidney transplants, scheduled to take place next week. After years of intense efforts in searching and testing for matching kidney donors, Renewal was B'H successful in finding two gracious yidden who are willing to donate their kidneys to these two very desperate patients. However, there are almost no funds to cover the these expenses. A meeting has been set up for this Sunday, at the home of Yudi Sherer in Presidential Estates at 7:15 p.m.

Message From The LPD Regarding Boating

Enjoying Lake Carasaljo The Friday after Passover was our first view of the coming spring. Many families were seen enjoying Lake Carasaljo Park. Some were walking amongst nature, some were with their children enjoying the playgrounds, and some were enjoying kayaking and boating on the water. It certainly was a relaxing way to complete the holidays. Many of the boaters appeared new to this recreation and the Lakewood Police Department would like to pass on a few reminders to help them safely enjoy this activity: 1). Only human powered, sail powered, or solely electric powered watercraft are allowed to operate on Lake Carasaljo or Lake Manetta. Kayaks, canoes, rowboats, inflatable approved watercraft, peddle (paddle) boats, sunfish, and sailfish are considered vessels and are regulated under New Jersey Boating Laws. Electric Powered watercraft of any length are considered “power boats” and must display current NJ Registration Numbers. 2). New Jersey State Law requires that all vessels (boats) have enough US Coast Guard Approved and correctly sized “Personal Floatation Devices” (PFD – Life Jacket) for all occupants of the vessel. Any occupant under the age of 12 years must wear the PFD whenever the vessel is underway (moving). We recommend that all persons wear a proper PFD. 3). New Jersey State Law also requires that all vessels are equipped with a Sound Signaling Appliance (generally a marine style whistle). This can aid in alerting someone on the shore that the boater is in distress. 4). During hours of darkness or diminished visibility (fog) a minimum of a “visible” hand held lantern must be used. 5). Also recommended is a “throw rope” bag which can be quickly thrown to a boater in distress to aid in their rescue. Accidents can, and do, occur on the water. The Lakewood Police Department and other Lakewood Emergency Responders are always on the ready to serve in the event of an incident. The above safety items are designed to give us, and the distressed boater, more time to make it safely to shore and then home. We all hope that your use of the Lakewood Township Parks remains a safe and enjoyable experience. Have a great Spring!!
(Photo by SD for TLS)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

And The Winners Are....!!

Congratulations!! The winners of the Board Of Educations' three year term seats, are, in order of Votes: 1) Yoni Silver 2,458= 27.23% 2) Irene Miccio 2,157 =23.90%, 3) Meir Grunhut 1,833 =20.31% !! May they be Matzliach in all their endeavors! The Budget was not passed by a landslide vote of 85.16% who voted NO and 14.84% who voted YES.

UPDATED Breaking News Hold Up At Gunpoint In Raintree

Breaking news. A man delivering food to a home in the Frum Raintree area, has just been held up. Sources tell The Lakewood Scoop, the car was approached by a black male wearing all black clothing, who pulled out a gun and demanded cash. The Police are looking for a green Taurus which fled the scene. Anybody with information is asked to contact the Police asap.

U/D 10:54 p.m Police have arrested the suspect after being pulled over on Pine Street and the victim positively identifying him. Another job well done by Lakewoods' Finest!


Photos Of The Seigel Shwinger Vort

Photos below of the Seigel (Executive Director SCHI) and Shwinger (Manchester) Vort this evening.


UPDATED Biker Struck

Photos below. Just in. A man on a bike has just been hit by a car at 11th and Lexington. Hatzolah units are now pulling up to the scene.

U/D 5:35 p.m Hatzolah is transporting the patient to KMC with minor injuries.

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Children From The Cheder Doing Birchas Illanos Today

Photos below of the Lakewood Cheder talmidim doing Birchas Ha'illanos with their Rebbe today.


UPDATED Breaking News Overturned Car

Photos and video below. Just in. The Lakewood Scoop is currently on the scene of an overturned vehicle on New Hampshire and Cedarbridge area. There are two people trapped inside. Many PD, Fire and EMS units are on scene. Photos and video will be posted shortly.
U/D 1:30 p.m The victims have been extricated from the vehicle and are both being transported to Jersey Shore in stable condition.

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J2 Pizza Joins Swavecard

The Lakewood Scoop would like to inform you, that J2 Pizza is now accepting Swavecard. The discount is 10% off all orders over $30 (excluding sushi). Be sure to present your Swavecard at checkout, simply stating that you are a member will not get you the discount. There are currently approximately 1500 members on the program and counting. If you'd like to sign up, click here.