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Lakewood schools: Judge questions funding formula, won't let NJ kill lawsuit  Asbury Park Press

A judge on Tuesday said there was evidence to show the state school funding formula doesn't cut it in Lakewood. A case that could help will continue.

Toms River accident: Lakewood mourns victims of deadly crash  Asbury Park Press

Kevin Quispe-Prieto, Jimmy Quispe-Prieto, Victor Lugo and Robert Ordenana were killed Wednesday in a Toms River accident on the Garden State Parkway.

Barricaded Armed Man Surrenders In Jackson: Reports

JACKSON, NJ — A man who barricaded himself in a shed with a shotgun surrendered Wednesday night after a standoff that lasted for more than seven hours, ...

Funeral Services Set For Lakewood Man Killed In Parkway Crash

Funeral Services Set For Man Killed In Crash - Lakewood, NJ - Victor A. Lugo, 24, was an aspiring police officer; a 2013 Lakewood High School graduate, he ...

Lakewood High School assistant principal arrested on child pornography charges  Asbury Park Press

Major Finklin, 63, of Toms River, has been suspended with pay while the district conducts an investigation, an official said.

Toms River accident: Community remembers victims who 'touched our lives'  Asbury Park Press

The community planned vigils and fundraisers Thursday to remember the four lives lost in a violent accident on the Garden State Parkway in Toms River.

Lakewood High: The pearl in the oyster bed: Frank  Asbury Park Press

While Lakewood High's neighbors point to their success with the popular metrics, it will have to make due with a more elusive goal: learning.

Lakewood school budget crisis: Math teacher's court case could change it all  Asbury Park Press

A Lakewood math teacher has spent four years fighting for more school funding, even without official support. The case comes to a head Monday.

Brothers Killed In Parkway Crash Laid To Rest Together  Toms River, NJ Patch

Brothers Killed In Parkway Crash Laid To Rest - Toms River, NJ - Kevin and Jimmy Quispe-Prieto of Beachwood were killed in the Dec. 26 crash that also killed ...

Don't fight Lakewood school funding lawsuit: Bergmann  Asbury Park Press

Gov. Murphy and the Legislature should not fight the lawsuit over state aid and concede that Lakewood is being shortchanged.

Threat Investigated At Lakewood High School: Police

Threat Investigated At Lakewood High School: PD - Lakewood, NJ - Breaking: The nature of the threat was not released but the suspicious email prompted a ...

NJ football: Lakewood High School at Marlboro High School  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood running back Dante Morris battles for yards against Dylan Conselyea of Marlboro during a game in Marlboro on Sept. 15, 2018. Subscribe Now.

Lakewood school board hands lawyer 35 percent raise for hourly work  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - The public schools' $600,000-a-year attorney, who earns four times as much as the state education commissioner, is getting a pay raise.

Lakewood schools settle one employee lawsuit for $75K as another case emerges  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - The Lakewood Public School District has paid $75,000 to settle a legal claim that the district was mishandling public money meant to aid special ...

Lakewood school board member resigns, 'we cannot repay this loan'  Asbury Park Press

A Lakewood school board member has resigned his post in an apparent protest of the state's decision to offer the struggling school district a $28 million loan ...

Lakewood: State offers schools $28 million loan, faults district's lack of cooperation  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood schools have been offered a $28 million loan to balance the budget - but the state suggests a lack of cooperation from school officials.

Lakewood Looks To Add Metal Detectors At Elementary Schools

Metal Detectors For Lakewood Elementary Schools - Lakewood, NJ - Lakewood school district officials on Tuesday evening said they are preparing to add them; ...

Lakewood: Schools accept $28 million loan and pay $600,000 for lawyer in same night  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood's school board created a juxtaposition of dire need and excess. The board's lawyer says he'll walk away from a $600000-a-year job.

Ocean County College aims to help Lakewood students pursuing a college degree  Asbury Park Press

Ocean County College is working with Lakewood High School to boost the number of graduates pursuing a college degree.

Lakewood: Parents take over school board meeting  Asbury Park Press

In emotional meeting, Lakewood parents demand more from school board to guarantee funding, stability and good educations for their children.

'Everything is far from okay.' Half empty buses, excess spending in N.J. district

The district has been paying private companies to transport students while district-owned buses sit unused.

ACLU: Lakewood schools, not minority parents, should ensure SCHI diversity  Asbury Park Press

The ACLU says it is wrong to blame minority parents for not wanting to send their children to Lakewood's predominantly Jewish SCHI school.

Lakewood High School principal to resign after OVI arrest  The Newark Advocate

Stacey Stein, 44, was arrested Feb. 7 in Fairfield County and made her first court appearance Tuesday.

Gun in Lakewood school seized later than initially reported  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - A loaded handgun brought into Oak Street School Tuesday was not secured until the first period of the school day, district officials said Thursday, ...

Lakewood schools eye $28M loan to balance budget  Asbury Park Press

For months Lakewood school district leaders said they would not take out another loan. But with deadlines looming, that may become a reality.

'Put your pencils down': NJ scolds Lakewood schools, but gives $28M loan  Asbury Park Press

An email chain shows a back-and-forth that led the state to offer Lakewood schools a $28 million loan, and a rebuke.

Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office investigating viral Lakewood High School fight video  WIS

A fight video making the rounds on social media has now captured the attention of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Lakewood Schools To Require Clear Backpacks After Gun Incident

Lakewood Adds Metal Detectors, Clear Backpacks - Lakewood, NJ - The decision takes effect in the fall, comes 10 days after a fourth-grader brought a handgun ...

Lakewood SCHI school lacks diversity because of minority parents, Sen. Singer says  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - Minority parents are the reason there's a lack of diversity at a controversial Lakewood private school for students with special needs, state Sen.

Lakewood Student Brought Box Cutters To School: Police

Lakewood Student Brought Box Cutters To School: PD - Lakewood, NJ - Police said one was found in the student's backpack and another was located ...

Lakewood: Will Trenton ever learn?: Hoban  Asbury Park Press

NJ should take over Lakewood, alter busing rules and policies for placing special needs children.

Relive the highs, lows and unbelievable moments of 2018 at the Jersey Shore  Asbury Park Press

A look back at a year of great highs, terrible lows and several still unthinkable moments at the Jersey Shore in 2018.

Lakewood school board lawyer: Start looking for my replacement  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood Board of Education lawyer Michael I. Inzelbuch said Friday that the board should seek contracts from other attorneys.

About our Medicaid fraud investigation  Asbury Park Press

Editor's note: The Asbury Park Press published a story today about how the state comptroller allowed a Lakewood Board of Education member to enter the ...

Lakewood High School wrestling program in danger of being axed  Asbury Park Press

Wrestling is among many athletic programs at Lakewood in danger of being cut due to a budget crisis.

Lakewood schools need state funding fix, experts say  Asbury Park Press

It's a perennial problem in Lakewood: The school district budget. This year, officials hope new leadership in Trenton will set aside more funding.

3 reasons Lakewood schools are broke  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood schools have faced a budget crisis for many years in a row. Here's why.

Lakewood schools: board member returns, highly paid lawyer pledges to be 'mindful of the taxpayer'  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - The township schools' lively lawyer, Michael Inzelbuch, had a message to send during Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting, ...

NJ Football: Lakewood budget crisis blamed for death of Toms River rivalry  Asbury Park Press

Toms River High School South's controversial decision to end its 98-year rivalry with Lakewood was based on declining attendance, the ongoing budget crisis in ...

Renter Hell: Lakewood tenants ordered out, then given reprieve  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood tenants were given 24 hours to vacate a 10-unit apartment building on Third Street after it was declared unsafe.

Metal Detectors In Place At Lakewood Elementary Schools

Metal Detectors In At Lakewood Elementary Schools - Lakewood, NJ - The district purchased the units for its elementary schools in the wake of a 9-year-old ...

A new Mr. Lakewood: Oscar Orellana never stops  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood's Oscar Orellana is a guidance counselor, coach, literacy volunteer and immigrant advocate. And that's just on Mondays.

Measles Cases Now 4 In Ocean County Outbreak, Officials Say

4 Measles Cases Confirmed In Lakewood - Lakewood, NJ - Patrons of two restaurants were exposed; authorities are urging people to call providers instead of ...

WATCH: Lakewood High School grads take a victory lap  Asbury Park Press

Wearing their caps and gowns, Lakewood High School seniors visit with elementary pupils to encourage them on.

Lakewood Superintendent Laura Winters gets big pay hike in new contract  Asbury Park Press

New salary is the second-highest for a Jersey Shore superintendent and ranks 25th among superintendents statewide.

Hollywood Comes To Lakewood With William Goldstein  Broadway World

World-renowned composer and pianist William Goldstein, who is an Emmy and Tony nominated artist, will be performing at the Historic Strand Theater, 400 ...

NJ Football: Tradition restored, Toms River South-Lakewood game is on  Asbury Park Press

A long-standing Shore Conference high school football tradition has been restored. The Toms River South-Lakewood Thanksgiving Day football rivalry will ...

FOUND: Lakewood Girls, 14 And 15, Are Safe: Police

LAKEWOOD, NJ — (Updated, 10:30 p.m. Monday) Two Lakewood teenagers who went missing Monday afternoon have been found safe, police said.

NJ Football: Toms River South-Lakewood Thanksgiving game wiped out after 98 years  Asbury Park Press

What was the Shore Conference's oldest, continuous football rivalry is no more. Toms River South and Lakewood, which have met every year on Thanksgiving ...

Lakewood election 2018: Fiscal watchdog, conservationist challenge incumbents  Asbury Park Press

Tuesday's election could renew Lakewood's longtime leadership or bring in a *fresh* slate of committeemen to consider key issues of development and growth ...

Cash-strapped Lakewood schools paying $600,000 for new attorney  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - The school board is bringing back controversial attorney Michael Inzelbuch, who formerly worked for the district, and will pay him a one-year ...

National School Walkout: Students call for gun control, mourn Parkland shooting victims  Asbury Park Press

On National Walkout Day, thousands of students in New Jersey loudly chanted for gun control and silently mourned the 17 victims killed in Parkland.

Lakewood school funding: District needs millions to cover deficit  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - The township's public schools are facing a $14 million to $20 million budget shortfall for the 2018-2019 school year, a gap district leaders say the ...

Lakewood busing mismanagement update scheduled for Thursday morning  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD — School officials on Thursday morning are planning to discuss updates on the district's busing situation since the hiring of a new coordinator.

The Lakewood of the 1950s still exists, but only in my mind: Frank  Asbury Park Press

Yes, Historic Lakewood does exist: But only in my mind. A look at Lakewood in the 1950s.

Four New Jersey colleges that ranked among the best in the world  Asbury Park Press

4 New Jersey post-secondary schools make list of best colleges across the world.

Lawyers bail on Lakewood low-income housing nonprofit over unpaid $15,000 bill  Asbury Park Press

A nonprofit running a Section 8 program in Lakewood hasn't paid some of its lawyers, the latest in a string of controversies tied to the organization.

HS Football: Lakewood is 'grateful'  Asbury Park Press

HS Football: Lakewood is happy it will have a season.

Lakewood Township saves high school football  Asbury Park Press

The township committee pledged $84000 to save preserve football at Lakewood High School.

Lakewood town manager quits suddenly after possible email dispute  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - Township manager Thomas Henshaw resigned unexpectedly Wednesday after working just more than three years as the top administrator in this ...

WATCH: Lakewood HS football players raise fists in anthem protest  Asbury Park Press

Anthem protests have been trickling down to other New Jersey high football programs. Now it's at Lakewood.

Lakewood schools: NJ never asked us for more info to justify $28M bailout  Asbury Park Press

The Lakewood Board of Education meets Wednesday to decide whether to take a $28 million loan offer or demand a permanent funding fix.

Lakewood development foes assaulted in home invasion are out of hospital  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - A couple who led strong opposition to the development of homes on a golf course here and were brutally assaulted in their home nearly a month ...

Growing up in Lakewood: Readers' memories  Asbury Park Press

Take a look back with us at Lakewood in the 1950s. Check out APP readers' reactions and memories of downtown historic Lakewood.

Lakewood schools could still lose staff, despite $8.5M loan  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - While the Lakewood public school community breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the state announced an $8.5 million bailout, substantial staff ...

Ocean County Medicaid fraud: $2.6M never repaid because of amnesty deals  Asbury Park Press

About $2.6 million in Medicaid benefits wrongly paid out on behalf of Ocean County residents will not be recouped by the state because of deal-making during ...

The revival of Lakewood High School, sock by sock  Asbury Park Press

Incentives, branding and a big donation from an NBA player are spurring a culture change.

NJ football: What you need to know for Red Bank Catholic vs. Mater Dei Prep championship game  Asbury Park Press

NJ football: The NJSIAA Non-Public Group III final is set for MetLife Stadium on Saturday at 4 p.m. as the top two teams at the Shore clash.

WATCH: Lakewood students walk out to protest cuts, teacher layoffs  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood students staged a walkout in protest of potential teach layoffs.

Lakewood High Teacher, 52, Accused Of 3-Year Relationship With Student  CBS Los Angeles

LAKEWOOD ( – A 52-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on allegations she had a three-year sexual relationship with a female student ...

Lakewood community advocates beaten in Eagle Ridge Circle home invasion: Police  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - A township couple who have become outspoken opponents of development in their neighborhood were severely beaten when their Eagle Ridge ...

National Walkout Day: In every classroom, I've needed a plan to flee gunman  Asbury Park Press

"We are sick and tired wondering when it is going to happen to us," said Communications High School senior Lara Graney.

Gun On Lakewood School Bus Seized During First Period: District

Gun On Lakewood Bus Seized During First Period - Lakewood, NJ - Lakewood school district officials updated the sequence of events, saying the child was not ...

Lakewood gives $1.2M to struggling school district  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - Township officials have agreed to give nearly $1.2 million to the local public school district to close what had been a $14.7 million budget deficit, ...

Lakewood house fire shut down part of Route 9  Asbury Park Press

A house caught fire Saturday morning on First Street, prompting police to shut down a section of Route 9.

6 Cases In NJ As Measles Outbreak Expands, Officials Say

6 Cases In NJ As Measles 'Outbreak' Expands - Lakewood, NJ - Patrons of at least three restaurants and two doctors' offices have been exposed. Even if you ...

New high school set to open in Lakewood (Wash.) district  American School & University

Teachers and staff are in the Lakewood (Wash.) district are getting their new high school ready for students next week. The Arlington Times reports that the ...

NJ Football: Lakewood beats Toms River South. Is this the farewell?  Asbury Park Press

NJ Football: Lakewood football, saved from chopping block, finishes season with a 26-12 victory over Toms River South.

Lakewood Returns Miller, Lichtenstein To Township Committee

LAKEWOOD, NJ — Menashe P Miller and Meir Lichtenstein were re-elected to the Lakewood Township Committee on Tuesday, besting a field of five ...

NJ Football: Week 2 Shore Conference scores, recaps, photos, videos  Asbury Park Press

The USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey wants to be your No. 1 destination for Week 2 Shore Conference high school football *content*. We've got the scores, ...

Ex-Lakewood HS football players sentenced  Asbury Park Press

For $146.50 apiece, two former Lakewood High School football players gave up the prospect of college athletic scholarships.

Lakewood H.S. students, staff 'shocked' by arrests of 4 football players  Hunterdon County Democrat

Lakewood High School students and staff members say they were shocked by the arrests of four of the school's football players for their alleged involvement in a ...

NJ Football: Josh Lezin of Lakewood has a bright future.  Asbury Park Press

A suggestion made to Josh Lezin when he was in the seventh grade has turned out to be an avenue to a bright future for the Lakewood High School senior ...

Lakewood public schools failing on instruction, finances, report card says  Asbury Park Press

The scores show improvement since monitors were sent to oversee Lakewood's cash-strapped schools. One advocate questions whether they've done enough.

Lakewood renters complain about rats, roaches and shoddy repairs  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - The tenants were tired of dealing with rats, roaches, mold, doors falling off hinges and holes in the walls. But "what good would it do to complain?

NJ school aid: Many Shore schools see state money pour in  Asbury Park Press

Schools in Ocean and Monmouth counties are set to get millions of dollars in new school aid. Here's what you should know.

Edelson: Lakewood hoopsters' victory iconic 40 years later  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD – It was an iconic snapshot in Jersey Shore sports history. Everyone remembers where they were on March 22, 1975, when Lakewood shocked ...

Video Shows High-Speed Chase Before Fiery Fatal Lakewood Crash

Video Showing Events In Fiery Fatal Lakewood Crash - Lakewood, NJ - Two people were killed in the June 7 crash; the car reached 112 mph in fleeing a Toms ...

Doll Found Stuck To Tree With Knife Probed In Lakewood

Doll Found Stuck To Tree With Knife Probed - Lakewood, NJ - Police call the incident disturbing but said it does not appear to be targeting any person or group.

After two torn ACLs, Lakewood's Chapelle Russell beating the odds for Temple football  Asbury Park Press

A few minutes after he sealed Temple University football's latest win with a fumble recovery in the end zone, linebacker Chapelle Russell became a tour guide.

4 NJ high school football players charged with armed robbery

Four members of a high school football team in New Jersey are under arrest, charged in an armed robbery spree.

In Lakewood schools, art contest focuses on unity  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - Four students left a Monday night school board meeting with big cardboard checks and cash, named the winners of a month-long art contest ...

Did Lacey school violate students' Second Amendment rights?  Asbury Park Press

LACEY - Hundreds of gun rights advocates crowded a Lacey Township school board meeting to protest a district weapons policy they said was used to unjustly ...

Womans Car Found; Lakewood Police Still Seek Carjacker

Woman's Car Found; Lakewood Police Still Seek Carj - Lakewood, NJ - Police said the man was described as 6 feet tall and having blonde hair.

Man remains jailed for charges of threatening Rep. Smith online, but aunt says he's mentally ill

A Monmouth County judge granted a prosecutor's pretrial detention request for a 43-year-old Princeton man accused of threatening a congressman online ...

Last of Lakewood H.S. former football players sentenced for robbery spree

TOMS RIVER --The last of four former Lakewood High School football players who admitted to committing a string of armed robberies was sentenced on Friday ...

Lawsuit over Lakewood's Eagle Ridge golf club survives initial challenge from developer  Asbury Park Press

The judge's decision means residents' lawsuit over development at Lakewood's Eagle Ridge Golf Club can go forward.

'Promising' Lakewood H.S. athlete sentenced to prison for robberies

Naquese Joshua is the third of four former Lakewood High School football players to be sentenced for committing a string of armed robberies.

Man Sought After Carjacking Victim Escapes In Lakewood

Man Sought After Carjacking Victim Escapes - Lakewood, NJ - The man asked for directions then pounded on the woman's window until it broke, police said.

Lakewood isn't naming permanent school superintendent  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - Lakewood Public Schools is set to appoint a new superintendent next week, though that person will only be a temporary leader as the search ...

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