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Thursday, July 13, 2006


[Thank you anonymous for today's informative post. To all readers: comment on any topic - your comment might be tomorrow's exciting post - KollelVeib]

Here's the scoop. Georgian Court College has increased their enrollment and now has become and received university status, which gives them considerable clout. Having been given the go ahead to build dormitories, they now need more space for on-site parking. Having the foresight of anticipated enrollment increase, they applied a year ago for a larger parking lot and for an additional entrance into their campus from 14th Street.

The neighbors on 14th Street, and rightfully so, contested the new entrance, since the side streets from County Line Road cannot handle traffic without new traffic lights being installed and without sidewalks being layed. They scratched the entrance plan, but recieved an ok for the parking lot. Now they are attempting to alleviate the 9th Street traffic by bringing the college entrance closer to Forest Avenue.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


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Can someone explain to me why the Yeshiva/Vaad/Penzer is concerned that Georgian Court College wants to make an entrance on Private way?

The yeshiva only generates 1,500 cars parked every which way. Will the convenience, whatever it may be, for the college really make any dent on the current traffic situation. Isn't it a chillul hashem that we can't let our neighbors live in peace? Did we maybe forget we are still in golus? They live here too. We don't own the city. Are they bringing extra crime, bad influences (tznius issues), ch'v missionary work, with the fact that they want a lousy extra exit out of their campus?

I am at a loss as to why they wanted to pack the public planning board session with the whole yeshiva, so that the application should be turned down. Someone please enlighten me.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


[Thank you "a concerned jew" for today's fascinating post. To all readers: feel free to comment on ANY non-related topic; we may just use YOUR comment for tomorrow's post - KollelVeib]

Non-Jews are also human beings, believe it or not! I know this comes as a revelation to some people reading this blog, but they bleed just like any Jew and they were also created b'tzelem Eloikim!

The rampant racism in the frum community is appalling, and it nauseates me in the extreme.



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A serious accident has just occured at the corner of Alexander Ave and Route 9. A van with a male driver and a car with a woman and her baby had a head-on collision. All three were taken away on stretchers, but the baby was in the most serious condition; initially the baby went into cardiac arrest but was stabilized at the scene.

Neither party was a member of the Orthodox community, although the van belongs to a local business that is Orthodox owned.

There is no access to Grebow shopping center (Confection Collection, Benetton, Tastebuds) until around 3:00 pm

Sunday, July 09, 2006


HUD complaint lists alleged bias incidents at complex
Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 07/7/06


Cottage Manor is at the center of a HUD discrimination case, one that alleges racial and religious discrimination at the long-troubled apartment complex. The charge — filed against Triple H. Realty, its former superintendent and its current managing property agent — is based on a pattern of activities from 2002 to 2004.

It's the first housing discrimination case filed in Lakewood's recent history, despite some residents' frequent accusations that the township's large Orthodox Jewish population receives preferential treatment.

HUD documents released this week paint a picture of a complex attempting to create segregated buildings, based on religion. The papers allege Jewish tenants got the best treatment — including better apartment maintenance and a white picket fence in front of one building — while minority tenants battled management.