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  1. Pedestrian struck, killed by car on Route 9 in LakewoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 |

    A 76-year-old woman died Sunday after she was struck by a car as she tried to cross a busy street in Lakewood, authorities said. Sofia Biernacka, of Lakewood, was hit by a car headed south on Route 9 near the intersection with Sixth Street around 5:30 p.m, police said in a statement Monday.


  2. 86 people may have been exposed to measles at event as N.J. outbreak continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 |

    As many as 86 people might have been exposed to the measles at a private, invitation-only event in Ocean County, where an outbreak has continued to spread since Octobner, health officials said. The county's department of health didn't say where or when the event took place.


  3. 4 Lakewood men admit to welfare fraud, agree to repay stolen benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 |

    Tzvi Braun, Yisroel Merkin, Samuel Serhofer and Eliezer Sorotzkin took turns Wednesday pleading guilty at court in Toms River. The Asbury Park Press reports the four admitted they filed false tax returns and underreported their incomes - allowing them to obtain government assistance like Medicaid worth between $54,000 and $74,000.


  4. N.J. measles outbreak 2018: Do I need to get vaccinated? 11 key questions answeredRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 |

    This file photo shows a doctor holding a dose of MMR, the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella.


  5. Driver charged with leaving scene of crash that killed 20-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | The Jersey Journal

    A 28-year-old Lakewood man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly left the scene of a fatal car crash Sunday morning, police said. At about 7:20 a.m. Sunday, two vehicles traveling on West County Line Road in the area of Cedar Row in Lakewood collided.


  6. Lakewood's Orthodox population keeps growing. We talk to a rabbi about why, and what it means.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 |

    You might say Lakewood -- a northern Ocean County township whose Orthodox Jewish population has exploded in recent decades -- is experiencing growing pains. With more than 100,000 residents, two thirds of them Orthodox, Lakewood is now the fifth most populous municipality in New Jersey, trailing only Newark, Jersey City, Paterson and Elizabeth -- and it's still growing.


  7. Measles outbreak in Ocean County hits 15; possibly spread northRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | The Jersey Journal

    As the number of measles cases in Ocean County increased to 15 on Friday, health officials warned residents in Passaic who visited three locations in the city could have been exposed to the highly-contagious virus. It's possible that anyone who visited the Passaic Chill Youth Drop-In Center on 217 Brook Avenue, Junior's Kosher Deli on 215 Main Avenue and the Rite Aid on 78 Main Avenue between Nov. 17 and 18 could have been exposed to measles.


  8. Measles outbreak in Lakewood hits 14 cases as officials urge 'crucial' vaccinationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    As Lakewood's confirmed measles cases rose to 14 this week, health officials warned the public that most of those not vaccinated will develop the illness. A person who acquired measles while traveling internationally exposed others to the infection in Ocean County between Oct. 13 and Nov. 9, state officials have said.


  9. Eleven people have been sickened by measles in Ocean County over the last two months.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 |

    The latest report from the New Jersey Department of Health said were 11 confirmed cases of measles in Ocean County and that the newest patients may have exposed others while they were in the area. Those who visited the office of Dr. Eli Eilenberg, at 150 James St., Lakewood, on Nov. 1 between noon and 4:30 p.m. may have been exposed to measles, the department said in a release.


  10. Thousands rush for measles vaccine as outbreak grows to 8 suspected casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Ocean County residents turned out in big numbers for a free vaccine clinic in response to a growing measles outbreak , after another suspected case was reported to health officials. More than 2,500 measles vaccines were administered this week in Ocean County, as an eighth suspected case that was reported Thursday is monitored, officials confirmed.


  11. Measles outbreak in Lakewood jumps to 6 confirmed cases, 7 more suspectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Officials have confirmed two additional cases of measles in Ocean County to bring the total of confirmed cases in the outbreak to six with another seven people suspected of contracting the virus. As of Wednesday afternoon, test results are pending on the seven suspected cases as hundreds of people have scrambled to get vaccinations , according to Brian Rumpf, the director of administration at the Ocean County Health Department.


  12. N.J. man hid camera in woman's bathroom after 3 years of stalking, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    A Lakewood man who broke into a woman's home and hid a camera in her bathroom was arrested after she installed surveillance cameras of her own and caught him burglarizing her home again, authorities said. Jacob A. Farkas, 41, stalked the woman for about three years before being taken into custody Tuesday, Lakewood police said in a statement. 1 comment

  13. Measles outbreak in N.J. causes surge in people seeking vaccinationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Health officials in Ocean County are continuing to monitor a measles outbreak after four cases were confirmed in Lakewood and another four are suspected. The first case involved a person who had traveled to Israel and contracted the disease.


  14. Lakewood 8th grade student brought box cutter to school, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    A Lakewood Middle School student was arrested Monday morning after bringing an aluminum and plastic box cutter that could not be picked up by metal detectors into the building, police and the board of education's attorney said. School officials briefly locked down the building on Somerset Avenue at 9:30 a.m after getting reports that a student had a weapon, Lakewood police Lt. 3 comments

  15. Measles outbreak in N.J. rises to 4 confirmed cases, 2 others being testedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    New Jersey health officials have confirmed four cases of measles in Lakewood and say they are testing two other people who have symptoms of the illness. The first case, reported to the Health Department on Oct. 26, involved a person who traveled to Israel and contracted the disease there.


  16. Ocean County measles outbreak hits 2 more people, more could have been exposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    Two more people have been infected with measles in Lakewood after being exposed to the highly-contagious virus from a traveler who brought it into the country last month, the New Jersey Department of Health said. The department warned residents Thursday that the two unidentified people may have infected others between Oct. 25 and 30 at the following locations in Lakewood: * NPGS, 231 Main St. on Oct. 25 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and Oct. 29 between 2:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. The two people developed symptoms after being infected by another unidentified person who developed symptoms after international travel to Israel and was in Ocean County between Oct. 13 and Oct. 21, the department said in a release.


  17. Clinic urges vaccinations as suspected measles case reported in N.J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    An Ocean County clinic warned residents of a case of suspected measles Wednesday and urged people to make sure they were vaccinated against the disease. The Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry, located in Lakewood, made the announcement on its web site but did not offer any other details on the case.


  18. Staffer who cut deals in controversial Medicaid fraud program removed from jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 |

    A staffer within the state comptroller's office who quietly made deals to resolve millions in disputed Medicaid payments -- resulting in settlements for far less than what was owed -- has been removed from his position, officials said. State Comptroller Philip J. Degnan would not disclose if the individual was fired, and would not reveal his or her name or whether there was any criminal wrongdoing, saying only that the employee was no longer with his office. 1 comment

  19. Dunkin' Donuts breakfast sandwich infested with worms, flies, larvae, N.J. woman saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    A New Jersey woman received a gut-wrenching surprise Thursday morning when she arrived home with her nearly 3-year-old-son, unwrapped a Dunkin' Donuts breakfast sandwich she bought minutes earlier and began to eat. "I opened it up, took a bite and a live maggot came out of my mouth and fell on the table," Krystle Platzer recounted in a phone interview Friday morning.


  20. Cops seize crack cocaine, arrest 5 in Jackson drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2018 | The Jersey Journal

    A drug bust in Ocean County Tuesday turned up 2.5 ounces of crack cocaine, several weapons and around $6,000 in cash, authorities announced Wednesday. Authorities arrested five county residents and charged them with various drug offenses following raids at two residences in Jackson, according to a statement released by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.


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