Howell Homeless Camp Is Preparing For Winter, Seeking Alternative Shelter For Residents

photos courtesy of Minster Steve Brigham
Minister Steve Brigham, the founder of Destiny’s Bridge , the non-profit organization that operates the homeless camp in Howell, announced on facebook this morning that the organization is seeking to find alternative housing for residents of the camp for the winter months.

Brigham opened the Howell camp last year with the agreement of the Township.  Prior to that, the minister operated Tent City in Lakewood for many years, taking care of as many as 130 homeless people, before Lakewood officials shutdown and demolished the camp while providing temporary rental assistance to 60 residents. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Homelessness, Howell, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Singer Endorses Flancbaum In LD 30 Assembly Race

Senator Robert Singer and Justin Flancbaum

Senator Robert Singer answered Assemblyman Sean Kean’s endorsement of former Wall Township Mayor Ned Thomson to replace Dave Rible in the State Assembly and on the ballot in November with an endorsement of Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority.

Singer told MMM that his endorsement of Flancbaum was prompted by Kean’s nod to Thomson.  “I intended to stay out of the race,” Singer said in a phone interview, “but when Sean jumped in, I had to defend my county.”

Singer is a former mayor of Lakewood.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Anti-Semitic incidents jolt New Jersey town buffeted by welfare scam

Holocaust memorial vandalized, anti-Jewish flyers placed on cars in Lakewood, as incidents seen tied to recent arrest of Jewish couples; authorities offer reward, call vandalism ‘sickening’ By Times of Israel staff An anti-Semitic banner draped over a Holocaust memorial in Lakewood, New Jersey, July 2, 2017. Courtesy ADL) A Holocaust memorial outside a synagogue in Lakewood,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: July 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

How Lakewood became a worldwide destination for Orthodox Jews | Di Ionno

It is Friday in Lakewood. A few thousand young men in black suits and wide-brimmed black hats are rushing toward Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG), the world’s largest yeshiva outside of Israel. Parking in the vicinity of the school is as impossible as finding a spot in Hoboken or Jersey City. Students circle in their Toyotas, Nissans… Read the rest of this entry »

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Swastikas found painted in Howell park, police say

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HOWELL — Nine swastikas were spray-painted at a park frequently visited by members of the Jewish community, police said. Police discovered the swastikas Monday at Echo Lake Park, located at 1205 Maxim Southard Road, after a concerned citizen reported the vandalism and provided a picture to police. Howell police Detective Sgt. Christian Antunez, the police department’s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Swastikas found painted in Howell park, police say

Strand Theater to salute David Bowie Jan. 29, with music and film

bowieDavid Bowie, 1947-2016. Most of the details have not been announced yet, but The Strand Theater in Lakewood will present “A David Bowie Salute,” Jan. 29. According to a press release, “The night of celebration will include films and music videos on The Strand stage, live acoustic performances by local artists paying tribute, a listening party… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Art, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Strand Theater to salute David Bowie Jan. 29, with music and film

Lakewood patient doesn’t have Ebola, state says

A patient who was taken overnight to a local hospital because of Ebola-like symptoms has a conventional travel-related illness, not the deadly virus, a spokeswoman for the N.J. Department of Health said. While the patient had recently traveled to Africa, “this person had not even traveled to an Ebola-affected country,” said Donna Leusner, the spokeswoman. Nor… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Lakewood patient doesn’t have Ebola, state says

Possible Ebola case being investigated in Lakewood, reports say

 Update:  New Jersey officials say the patient has a travel related disease which is not Ebola.

LAKEWOOD – A person who recently returned from Africa has been hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms, according to multiple reports. State and local police responded overnight, Tuesday into Wednesday, to what was classified as a “hazmat situation” in the area of Squankum Road and East Kennedy Boulevard, NBC reported. Sources told The Lakewood Scoop that the patient,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Woman apparently froze to death outside Lakewood home

assetContent (46)LAKEWOOD — A township woman found dead outside her Davids Court home Sunday morning appeared to have frozen to death, a law enforcement source told NJ Advance Media. Olivia Benito, 66, was found face down and partially covered in snow, according to law enforcement who were at the scene. An investigator who asked not to be… Read the rest of this entry »
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NJ town mourns loss of religion student found dead in Jerusalem Forest

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