LifestyleVideo – Lipa at a Wedding in China (FIRST SINCE WWII)

Updated: Jan 1st, 2011 6:58 PM
China - Possibly the first heimishe wedding in China since World War II took place today at the Marriot in Shanghai as a New York businessman married a Belgian employee of a high tech company. Ari Lauber of Brooklyn’s Ner Mitzvah has been living in Shanghai for approximately seven years and is known for his tremendous hachnasas orchim, feeding ... Read More


TravelAmerican Airlines Breaks Up With Expedia

Posted: Jan 1st, 2011 6:26 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Expedia has stopped selling tickets on American Airlines flights, the latest twist in a simmering pricing dispute between American and travel websites. "Expedia has chosen to no longer offer American Airlines fares on its website," American said. "Customers looking to compare flights or fares online should visit other travel sites ... Read More


Local NewsNJ Governor Defends Disney World Vacation During Mega-Blizzard

Posted: Jan 1st, 2011 6:23 PM
FREEHOLD, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was criticized for vacationing in Florida as a blizzard pummeled the East Coast, defended his trip and praised his state for its response to the storm, which dumped nearly three feet of snow in some parts. Speaking Friday at his first news conference since returning home, Christie said all major ... Read More


OpinionOil Could Push to $110: Charts

Posted: Dec 31st, 2010 8:20 AM
It's "certainly possible" that the price of a barrel of oil will push above $100 a barrel, Daryl Guppy, CEO of, told CNBC Thursday. "Once you move above $100, then $110 is just clear freeway straight to that level," Guppy added. Read More


ImpactReader's Rant - Our Apologies To The Chief

Updated: Dec 31st, 2010 1:29 AM
Our sincerest apologies to chief Lawson. A reader sent in a letter not based on facts. One of our administrators  did not know our strict policy of not posting unfounded trivial accusations.  We can assure  everyone that such a thing will never happen again. Read More


ImpactOorah and Leading Law Enforcement Officials Exchange Words of Praise

Updated: Dec 30th, 2010 6:00 PM
Jefferson, NY - Oorah's camp directors and senior staff met with Schoharie and Delaware Counties' Top Law Enforcement officials yesterday as Oorah paid formal tribute to local and county officials for their efforts in assisting Oorah, its staff and its campers. The law officials were equally praising of what Oorah has built in their counties ... Read More


WorldSwede sentenced to prison for Auschwitz sign theft

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 4:23 PM
Krakow judge approves settlement between Anders Hogstrom and prosecutors, who say main motive of theft was financial A Swedish man was sentenced Thursday to two years and eight months in prison for instigating the theft a year ago of the notorious "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work Sets You Free") sign from the former Auschwitz death camp. A judge at a ... Read More


TechGet our updates Via text message directly to your phone

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 4:02 PM
Do you wanna know every time our site gets updated? its simple! just send a text message to 40404 'Follow Lakewoodsvoice', and you will recieve an alert everytime a new post, article or interview is added to our site. We hope you find this service useful! Read More


TechSkype adding Wi-Fi, 3G video calling to their iPhone app

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 11:45 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new version of the free iPhone app for Skype SA will let users make and receive video calls. Users of the Internet calling and messaging service will be able to use both Wi-Fi and AT&T Inc.'s 3G cellular network. FaceTime software, which comes with iPhones, works only with Wi-Fi. The app, which is being released Thursday through ... Read More


Local NewsNJ DOT chief defends response to blizzard

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 10:40 AM
State highways in Monmouth County remained snow-clogged three days after the blizzard, with only one open lane in each direction on routes, which one state legislator blames on a state of emergency banning nonessential traffic not being declared early Sunday. Frustrated drivers interviewed along hard-hit Routes 36 and 71 gave the state Department of ... Read More


Local NewsTent City-Homeless Brave The Bad Weather

Updated: Dec 30th, 2010 7:34 AM
There is a big yellow bus blocking the road from Cedarbridge to Tent City. The bus, filled to the ceiling with old clothes, canned food, and assorted debris, has been stuck in the waist high snow since Sunday night. Few people could imagine that there are people at the end of that road. Lakewood residents weathered the storm by hibernating for two days ... Read More


Local NewsLakewood Revises Trash Pickup Schedule

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010 8:03 PM
Township officials announced a schedule, for the rest of this week and next, for trash collection which was suspended because of the blizzard: • There will be no trash collection Friday. Anyone with a scheduled trash collection Friday should put their trash out Thursday. • The township Public Works Department is accepting residents' trash at ... Read More


ImpactReader submitted - The "Mother" of Lakewood's problems

Updated: Dec 29th, 2010 7:57 PM
The "Mother" of Lakewood's problems. Snow cleaning disasters. Trash pick up down from twice a week to once a week. Blue Claws drain on the Lakewood budget. Lakewood's annual Budget increases of over 8%. Lakewood's Development approvals without proper planning. Skyrocketing Lakewood taxes. Cutting or curtailing of Township ... Read More


Local News2 snow-related deaths reported in NJ town

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010 1:12 PM
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Authorities have linked two New Jersey deaths to the storm that dumped over two feet of snow in some areas. Both victims were men in their 50s who had some health issues before. Both lived in Monmouth County's Howell Township, one of the hardest hit areas. Police tell the Asbury Park Press that a 55-year-old old man was found ... Read More


ImpactCory Booker: The Mayor of Twitter and Superhero of the Blizzard

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010 10:32 AM
Newark, NJ - If you’re a mayor of a northeastern U.S. city, you probably despise Cory Booker right now, because the tweeting mayor of Newark, N.J., is now a social-media superhero, able to move towering snowbanks in a single push — or by sending the shovels and plows your way. After a blizzard started blanketing the Northeast on Dec. 26, an event ... Read More


ImpactWill Gas Prices Rise Even Higher In 2011?

Posted: Jan 1st, 2011 6:28 PM
NEW YORK — The price of oil is poised for another run at $100 a barrel after a global economic rebound sent it surging 34 percent since May. That could push gasoline prices to $4 a gallon by summer in some parts of the country, experts say. Flying, shipping a package and ordering a pizza all likely would get more expensive in the new year if that ... Read More


ReligionChina - Selling the Talmud as a Business Guide

Updated: Jan 1st, 2011 6:30 PM
Jewish visitors to China often receive a snap greeting when they reveal their religion: “Very smart, very clever, and very good at business,” the Chinese person says. Last year’s Google Zeitgeist China rankings listed “why are Jews excellent?” in fourth place in the “why” questions category, just behind “why should I enter the party” ... Read More


Israeli NewsIsrael Confirms Major Gas Find

Posted: Dec 31st, 2010 8:34 AM
Jerusalem - Exploratory drilling off Israel’s northern coast this week has confirmed the existence of a major natural gas field — one of the world’s largest offshore gas finds of the past decade — leading the country’s infrastructure minister to call it “the most important energy news since the founding of the state.” Houston-based Noble ... Read More


TorahTNT- Thursday Night Torah With Rabbi Shalom Rubanowitz

Updated: Dec 31st, 2010 8:23 AM
Dear Friends, From the Rabbi Files: You are a Rabbi, and a young couple, new to the neighborhood, come to you to ask you to marry them. The bride-to-be says that she finalized a divorce a few years ago, and while she thought it would never happen -thanks to Hashem she found the perfect guy- a truly nice, young Jewish man-who loves her! (And she him). ... Read More


Local NewsUSPS Asks For Public's Help: Clear Path in the snow to your mailbox

Updated: Dec 30th, 2010 7:11 PM
U.S. Postal Service officials are asking the public to be sure mail carriers can safely make it to and from mailboxesin the wake of Sunday's blizzard. Sidewalks, pathways, approaches to and egresses from mailboxes should be free of snow and ice, officials said. “Keeping mailboxes and surrounding areas clear will prevent injuries and let our ... Read More


Impact, US NewsFacebook tops Google as most visited site in U.S.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 4:36 PM
Facebook surpassed Google for the first time as the most visited website in the United States for most of 2010. The social network site edged out with 8.9 percent of all U.S. visits between January and November 2010, while ranked second with about 7.2 percent of all visits, according to online measurement service Experian ... Read More


Local NewsPort Authority plan: Raise Bayonne Bridge roadway

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 4:09 PM
BAYONNE -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says raising the roadbed is the best way to fix the Bayonne Bridge so larger ships can pass underneath. The 151-foot-high road deck on the span connecting Bayonne with Staten Island is not high enough to accommodate the next generation of larger container ships. Ships pass under the bridge to ... Read More


US NewsIs there a way to increase your chance of winning the Mega Millions lottery?

Updated: Dec 30th, 2010 3:49 PM
NEW YORK  -- When it comes to winning the lottery, is there a method to the madness? According to Richard Lustig there is, he's picked the winning numbers 7 times. His success story has been featured on TLC's "The Lottery Changed My Life" and even wrote a book "Learn how to increase your chances of winning the lottery." His advice: "Don't do ... Read More



Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 10:42 AM
These garbage men really stink. Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts -- a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned. Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, ... Read More


US NewsReport: MTA failed to follow its own emergency protocol and put lowest level plan into effect Sunday.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010 1:50 AM
The MTA failed to follow its own emergency protocol before the blizzard that crippled large swaths of the subway system, the Daily News has learned. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority didn't declare its highest-level Winter Operations Plan 4 in effect until Sunday when the storm was underway, officials confirmed Wednesday. An all-hands-on-deck ... Read More


ImpactStorms Delay $1 BILLION In Retail Spending

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010 9:45 PM
ATLANTA — The blizzard that swept through the Northeast on Sunday and Monday delayed $1 billion in retail spending, according to research firm ShopperTrak, but won't derail a holiday shopping season expected to be the best since 2007. The effect won't be as bad as last year's pre-Christmas snowstorm that similarly paralyzed parts of the East Coast. ... Read More


Local NewsHomeless in Lakewood Tent City deal with blizzard

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010 7:59 PM
The homeless encampment in the woods off Cedar Bridge Avenue might need a new name: All the tents in Tent City were flattened during this week's blizzard. Fortunately, only one was occupied at the time. The man inside, who is in his 60s, escaped unharmed after the roof collapsed from the weight of the snow, according to the Rev. Steven A. Brigham, ... Read More


US NewsJudge Blocks City's Requirement For Graphic Anti-Tobacco Ads

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010 5:41 PM
A federal judge has rejected the city's proposal that grisly anti-smoking ads be posted wherever tobacco is sold, the Associated Press is reporting. Judge Jed Rakoff issued the ruling Wednesday, saying the effort is laudable but pre-empted by federal law. The graphic advertisements featured images of diseased organs, including a brain damaged by a ... Read More


Tech, Israeli NewsCan't go to the kosel now? use your iPhone to be there

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010 11:46 AM
Phone users can now visit Judaism's holiest prayer site from anywhere in the world. The Israeli foundation that administers the Western Wall has launched an iPhone application that streams live from the site around the clock - except on the Jewish Sabbath and holidays, when transmissions are forbidden by Jewish law. The application allows users to send ... Read More


Local NewsN.J. Towns Awaiting Federal Money struggle with cost of blizzard cleanup

Updated: Dec 29th, 2010 10:29 AM
Two days after the final fallen flakes of one of the worst snowstorms in state history, the wake of winter’s wrath persists. Recovery efforts Tuesday included everything from State Police helicopters using infrared cameras to search for signs of life in abandoned vehicles to Newark Mayor Cory Booker personally taking snow plow requests via Twitter. And ... Read More