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Lakewood schools get nearly $30 million from state, avoiding a loan  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood public school officials said Tuesday they will get a total of nearly $30 million more in state funding for 2019-2020.

Lakewood Schools Offer Cash Rewards For Successful AP Test Scores

Lakewood Schools Offer Cash For AP Test Scores - Lakewood, NJ - The district says the AP Initiative includes extra study hours with assistance from teachers to ...

Lakewood: AG slams 'culture of fear,' limits police cooperation with ICE  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - Attorney General Gurbir Grewal condemned a "culture of fear " at a town hall meeting Tuesday where he addressed a rise in hate crimes and ...

Ocean County Prosecutor, NJ AG hosting Bias Intimidation Town Hall

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal will be joining Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer at Lakewood High School for a special town hall meeting ...

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.

What Students Are Saying About: Female Superheroes, Being Left Out and Their Dream Homes  New York Times

The best recent teenage comments in response to our writing prompts — and an invitation to join the ongoing conversation.

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.

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Jackson Council President Apparently Caught in Contradictory Statements Jackson's Town Council President seems to have been caught using a manufactured ...

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.

Shirley Eileen Mission  Hartford Courant

Shirley Eileen Mission, 88, of Avon and formerly of Granby, beloved wife for 44 years of the late Walter Charles Mission, passed away peacefully on Saturday, ...

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.

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.

Lakewood scholar gets $25K for college; dreams of helping low-income kids  Asbury Park Press

Malachi Sutton, a Lakewood High School senior, is headed to Rutgers University on a $25000 scholarship and has big dreams for his future.

Sumter Today: Our 4th most popular episode of 2018 - Lakewood High School band scholarship graduates  Sumter Item

Merry Christmas to all, and to all we present our 4th most popular segment this year!This past summer, we went to speak with a talented group of recent ...

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 ...

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.

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 schools hire (more) experts to review busing costs  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood Public School District is trying to save money on transportation. To do so, it's hiring several experts to review a proposal to privatize busing.

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 High marching band Class of 2018 awarded college scholarships  Sumter Item

Some teenagers turn their tassels at graduation and never look back at high school. Not four recent Lakewood High School graduates. Five of the six seniors ...

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; ...

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, ...

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: 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.

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.

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 ...

Rep. Norman's visits 'spark' students at Lakewood, Crestwood high schools in Sumter  Sumter Item

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., admitted he's not excited about working with all the new Democrats joining the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, ...

'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.

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released State Report: Your Rank?  Toms River, NJ Patch

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released Report - Toms River, NJ - UPDATE: NJ released its controversial system that grades every school on a 0-100 scale.

Lakewood High grad soars despite hardships  Sumter Item

A Lakewood High School senior showed that his will to do well in school is much stronger than his reading disability after he received more than nine ...

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.

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.

'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.

Lakewood standout Perdue signs to play college basketball at Jacksonville State  Sumter Item

Lakewood High School basketball standout Juwan Perdue is going to become a Gamecock. A Jacksonville State University Gamecock, that is. The 6-foot-6-inch ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

Richardson waiting for Signing Day  Sumter Item

Lakewood High School quarterback Malik Richardson knows where he will be playing college football next year, but he's not telling until Wednesday.

HS Football: Lakewood is 'grateful'  Asbury Park Press

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

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 ...

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 boys basketball team travels to Illinois to face nationally-ranked squad  Sumter Item

The Lakewood High School boys basketball team will looking to piggyback off its success from the past couple of years for the 2018-19 season. The Gators ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Lakewood publicly denounces anonymous Facebook group. Will other towns follow?  Asbury Park Press

Rise Up Ocean County says its concern is growth in Lakewood and neighboring towns. Lakewood officials say the page is anti-Semitic.

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, ...

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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Lakewood still hasn't rehired more than 100 teachers  Asbury Park Press

The Lakewood Board of Education has said it will rehire all teachers laid off amid budget problems earlier this year, but it hasn't happened yet.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

Edelson: Lakewood hoops would have been cruelest cut of all  Asbury Park Press

Within the unfolding tragedy that consumes Lakewood, cutting the boys basketball program would have been like ripping the town's heart out.

Lakewood High School alumna participating in cross-country air race  Sumter Item

Thousands of students wrapped up another school year after spending hundreds of hours in the classroom across the country. This summer, one Sumter native ...

Lakewood basketball coach drops resignation  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD - Days after stepping down as the head basketball coach at Lakewood High School, Randy Holmes has rescinded his resignation, pending the ...

Toms River accident: Lakewood DPW worker 'did not deserve this,' friends say  Asbury Park Press

Victor Lugo's funeral procession wound past Lakewood Public Works on Sunday, where colleagues and friends grieved his loss before his funeral.

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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Amid chaos, Lakewood football coach pushes forward  Asbury Park Press

Lakewood High School football coach L.J. Clark understands how important athletics are, as the cash-strapped district faces tough budgetary decisions.

Year in Review 2018: The most read Asbury Park Press stories at the Jersey Shore  Asbury Park Press publishes dozens of stories each day, ranging from the triumphant to the tragic to the bizarre. The following is a look at the top 10 most read stories by ...

Home cooking  Sumter Item

Mike Carraher, the man who established the Lakewood High School varsity boys soccer program 22 years ago, is ready to start building his third century mark of ...

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 ...

'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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Lakewood students protest budget woes in Trenton  Asbury Park Press

TRENTON - Hundreds of Lakewood High School students spilled out of a dozen buses here Wednesday, bringing their financial crisis to the state capital and to ...

Lakewood superintendent could stay on for three years  Asbury Park Press

LAKEWOOD — The current superintendent of the cash-strapped school district could remain in that role for three more years. School Board President Barry Iann ...

Why Lakewood school board attorney's $600K contract under is under fire

LAKEWOOD--Lakewood's cash-strapped school board raised a few questions earlier this month when it rehired its former board attorney on a contract worth at ...

Threat found at Lakewood High School; Classes will be held Monday

LAKEWOOD, Ohio-- Police and school officials are investigating a threat discovered at Lakewood High School. Custodial staff found graffiti Friday evening that ...

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