A mother who is searching for a suitable match for her daughter bemoans the real crisis in finding a Shidduch in her days. She discusses the seemingly disproportionate number of boys that do not seem to be truly devoted to leading a Yeshiva lifestyle. She also writes about the focus on money over good manners when it comes to finding the right mate. It seems that the problems we face today are not new
It happens almost on a weekly basis that we hear of a crime being prevented in the middle of the night by the dedicated members of the LCSW. Last night a vacant home was broken into, and once again the LCSW was first on the scene to apprehend the criminal. This past year numerous crimes were solved by the LCSW. Crimes that do not seem to be high priority by our police force are often solved after the tireless efforts of our own citizens. I am not saying that our police do not care, but you cannot discount the tireless efforts of a force that is protecting the town they live in.
Once again the time has come to insist that before we hire any more police officers, Lakewood should establish a true auxiliary police force similar to other towns throughout New Jersey and New York City. Towns from Manchester to Edison have capable, dedicated reservists working alongside their police force. But our police chief has said numerous times that he does not want any auxiliary officers.
This is the story of the FBI investigation of the Ramapo funding of the Rockland Boulders stadium. From what we know of our own Blue Claws stadium deal, we should be seeing an investigation in our own town soon. Journal News When several town officials pursued the construction of a multimillion-dollar baseball stadium against the wishes of the majority of voters, they touted it as an economic boon that would draw tourists from throughout the region.But the stadium, home to the Rockland Boulders, opened its third season Thursday under a cloud of financial scrutiny and a surprise FBI-led raid on Town Hall during which agents seized paper and computer records.The records include documents involving the financing and construction of the stadium, which was supported by a $25 million bond guaranteed by Ramapo and its taxpayers. One element of the probe focuses on documents outlining the sale of bonds for the project.The investigators are reviewing documents to determine whether Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence overstated assets, such as incoming revenue, for the bonds and refinancing of the $25 million bond. They also are looking into the movement of money among accounts, possible commingling of funds and whether the Local Development Corp. that oversaw the project generated money and repaid the town, a source familiar with the probe said.
It was reported elsewhere (and then suddenly unreported) that this past Tuesday the FBI had removed boxes of files from BOE offices.(file photo)
At the last BOE meeting, Board Artorney Steven Edelstein had announced that he was cooperating with a subpoena from the FBI requesting all files and correspondence between the Board of Education, Catapult special education services, and Ocean Health Initiatives.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) to provide emergency responders with vital health information about injured motorists (and pedestrians?) was advanced today by the full Senate.
S71 has been revised to mirror Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto message. “This initiative alerts responders that victim’s vital health information is in glove boxes, giving first responders a better chance of reviving our motorists in life-threatening circumstances,” Singer emphasized. “Yellow Dot programs are working to help save lives in more than 20 states, including Connecticut and New York. I urge communities across this state to spread the word and encourage drivers to use yellow stickers.”
From an advertorial on[TLS]
The irony of this legislation coming from a man responsible for one known death when he ran over two pedestrians leaving a bar (the same one as him?) years ago.
Here is an account of his last known accident where he paid $1.175 million dollars for running over 75 yr. old Barbara Sara of Jackson NJ
After the Announcement of an FBI investigation into the BOE's dealings with contractors, board member Zechariah Greenspan surprisingly decided to make a motion to fire BOE lawyer Steven Eidelstein.
BOE and LAC member Yoni Silver suddenly seconded the motion for an immediate vote. At that point other members of the board protested the sudden motion. That is when an argument broke out amongst the board members. We were told that the fighting was quite a scene. According to one board member it was very embarrassing and highly unprofessional. Video coming soon.
At tonight's BOE meeting, board attorney Steve Eidelstein announced that the board was served with subpoenas from the FBI for all records and documents in regard to Ocean Health Initiatives and Catapult Learning. OHI was the health center that Senator Singer who is on the Ocean County Board of Health, was involved in bringing to Lakewood. The FBI is demanding any records or correspondence since 2008 for both organizations that did business with the BOE.