APP: On Sunday mornings, he (Orellana) coaches in a sports league for children with disabilities. On Monday nights, he helps run a literacy program for Latino families. On most Tuesday nights, he’s coaching and mentoring at the Escape Wrestling Club, a free program he started to introduce underprivileged kids to the sport that changed his […]
Many residents of Lakewood and surrounding communities have added a new word to their vocabulary—”Shul.” Yiddish in its origin, the word is a synonym for a synagogue and widely used in the Orthodox community to refer to a house of prayer and worship. Please be neighborly and watch and share this video.
Over 50 leaders from Lakewood and across Ocean County gathered for a dinner on Wednesday night to form Lakewood Neighbors, a coalition to address the social and civic challenges facing the region and develop a shared vision for the future. They will be reaching out to concerned citizens to join them in the coalition, and […]
Most times, a bridge that connect communities is made of steel and concrete. Other times, a bridge of music can cross community boundaries and provide a connection. That was the case this fall at Ocean County College, where the band 8th Day performed and then took part in a question-and-answer session with a diverse audience […]
For Ruth Fiore, a freshman from Lakewood, N.J., studying biomedical engineering, being a first-generation college student has presented her with a host of challenges—particularly since she is also the youngest in her family and the only one of the five children to pursue higher education. Read the full story >