FIRST REPORT: Toms River Sued Over Discrimination Against Orthodox Jews

A lawsuit has been filed against the Township of Toms River and the Toms River Zoning Board in the United States District Court, alleging that they have been discriminating against Orthodox Jews and their civil rights, and specifically their right to build a shul in the township. Read more ›

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Charges Florida Man who Scammed Senior out of $10,000

Authorities today are once again urging residents to use caution after charging a Florida man with scamming a senior resident out of $10,000. Read more ›

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New Feature Documentary on The Life of Rav Dovid Feinstein zt”l at MTJ Dinner


Can gadlus and pashtus really coexist?

Can one guard every single word, but still have all the time in the world for anyone?

Can one possess the strongest of opinions, but still be accepting of all?

Can one need nothing for himself, but others’ needs have no limits?

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The Business Your Neighbor Built For Decades Is Gone!

[COMMUNICATED] Help businesses and breadwinners rebuild from Covid! Support the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, which is at the forefront of Job creation!

Giving another Yid Parnassah is the highest form of Matanos L’Evyonim! Read more ›

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PURIM 2021 BEHIND THE MASK: TLS Purim Online Fundraiser for 100 Local Mosdos and Non-Profit Organizations Now Live!

Last week, TLS and local Askonim set up a way for local Mosdos and non-profit organizations to continue the annual Purim fundraising tradition – while staying safe. Read more ›

PPP UPDATE: SBA Approvals are in Full Swing; Apply/Complete Your Application NOW

The SBA has already issued PPP loan approvals for thousands of eligible businesses applying through our partnership. Read more ›

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UPDATE: Authorities shoveling, searching snow as fatal Lakewood shooting investigation continues [VIDEO]

Authorities today are continuing their on-scene investigation of the fatal shooting in Lakewood. Read more ›

Wednesday: CHEMED Offering FREE Tdap Shots for Pregnant Women

[COMMUNICATED] The Center for Health Education, Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED) is offering free Tdap shots at CHEMED for all pregnant women whether or not they are CHEMED patients on Wednesday, February 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Read more ›

Republicans Blast Governor Murphy’s Budget Plan

New Jersey Republicans took Governor Murphy to task for his FY2022 budget proposal, saying it would leave New Jersey and its residents in an even deeper financial hole than the state currently finds itself in.  Read more ›

WATCH 1 PM: Governor Murphy Delivers Budget Address

Governor Murphy is delivering his FY2022 budget address in a prerecorded live stream where he will outline New Jersey’s budget issues and his priorities for the coming fiscal year. Read more ›

PHOTOS: Truck takes down traffic light, and to go

A truck took down a traffic light in Lakewood today, and the traffic light remained on top of the truck. Read more ›

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Readers Continue To Learn Tough Lessons From Benshitrit Tragedy


The story of Osnat Benshitrit made ripples through worldwide news yesterday. The 32-year-old mother of 4 was 30 weeks pregnant and had no health conditions when she contracted coronavirus. One week later, she passed away.  Read more ›

NJ Assembly Panel Advances Bill to Require MVC to Designate Appointment Times for Seniors to Receive REAL IDs During COVID-19 Pandemic

With the goal to ensure seniors and residents with certain medical conditions can safely obtain drivers licenses, probationary licenses or identification cards with REAL ID, Read more ›

Less Purim traffic expected around Lakewood this year

With Yeshivas cancelling their door-to-door collecting and many Purim parties cancelled due to Covid, less traffic is expected this year in Lakewood. Read more ›

Rabbi Twerski’s Zatza’l Approach To A Great Life


Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski Zatza’l was a great talmid chochom and world-renowned psychiatrist. He served as the director of psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 20 years.

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OrthoStep Seasonal Blowout Shoe Sale THIS SUNDAY!

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PHOTOS: Lakewood First Aid squad conducts extrication training exercises

Lakewood First Aid over the last few weeks held a series of extrication training drills, in order to keep up to date with the constant changes in new vehicles hitting the roads. Read more ›

Purim that Falls out on Erev Shabbos; Seudas Purim | Rabbi Moshe Rotberg

This year Purim will fall out on Erev Shabbos. This introduces numerous changes in the way things are done. Read more ›

Dozens of motorists around Lakewood report damaged tires due to potholes

TLS has been inundated with messages the past few days about many potholes developing around town. Read more ›

Yeshiva Mercaz HaTorah Belle Harbor: An Oasis of Torah



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Letter: No Shiva and No Kaddish; Chesed Shel Emes opportunity

Dear TLS Editor,

No Shiva! No Kaddish! Today Lakewood lost a true pure Yiddish Neshama, Gail Wasserman A”H, Gittel Rochel bas Shmuel. Read more ›

US Surpasses 500,000 Dead From Covid-19

The United States recorded its 500,000th death from Covid-19 on Monday, the highest death toll of any country worldwide, a little over a year after the first coronavirus death was recorded in California.  Read more ›