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Lakehurst Mayor: Police Are Monitoring Manapaqua Avenue

Emergency services open house, Hindenburg event on the calendar

Note: Lakehurst Mayor Harry Robbins and Councilmember Gary Lowe invite all residents to an informal open forum beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at Lake Horicon.

Hello Lakehurst,

I have received some about Manapaqua Avenue and Chestnut Street. The Council and I take the safety of our residents very seriously. Manapaqua and Chestnut are county roads. With that being said, I sent a letter out to Freeholder John P. Kelly who is in charge of the Ocean County Engineer Department. On April 24, I received a call from a representative of the Engineering Department. They will come out to do an evaluation of the roads. The Borough will do everything in its power to fix these concerns.

However, it is turning into a mud throwing campaign by people who hide behind aliases. Let me put your mind to rest. The Lakehurst Police Department is doing their job. First, the police have not received a complaint on this since April 2011. However in the last year alone, there have been 88 radar/traffic enforcement details, 30 motor vehicle stops with 27 tickets issued, one driving while intoxicated arrest. And there have not been any accidents. Not to mention the hundred times a week that our officers patrol this road. If anyone would like a breakdown on the 27 tickets please e-mail me. I would like to remind everyone that if you see any suspicious or criminal behavior to call the police department when it is occurring.

From this point on I will not answer anything that is signed with an alias. If you are big enough to throw mud, you should be big enough to use your real name and stand behind what you say. 

On May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lakehurst First Aid, Lakehurst Fire Department along with the Lakehurst Police Department and the Lakehurst OEM, will host an open house. This event will be held at the EMS building on Proving Ground Road next to the ball park near St. Johns Church. This should be very interesting for both the young and old alike. Hope to see you there.

Spring cleaning time is upon us. This means, it’s time to get rid of all those unwanted things laying around in your garage or basement. Well, May 19 is your lucky day — Town Wide Yard Sale Day. For only a $5 registration fee payable at Borough Hall, you will get your address on a map of Lakehurst, which will direct shopper’s right to your house and all your unwanted treasures. 

May 6 is the 75th anniversary of the crash of the Hindenburg in which 36 lives were lost. A special display in connection with the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society will be held on Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lakehurst Community Center. Authors William Althoff and will be on hand for a book signing. Learn more about the Hindenburg and many things about Lakehurst’s past by visiting the Lakehurst Historical Society on Center Street. The Lakehurst Historical Society is housed in the old St. Johns Church, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Ocean County.

If there is anyone out there with computer skills and some extra time on your hands, the historical society can use your help. For more information call 732-657-8864. 

God bless America, God bless Lakehurst and please God bless our Troops.  

Harry Robbins

billamerica May 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM
well said mayor robbins people need to know facts before they judge what is going on especially with our Police Department. They do an outstanding job and are obviously very busy just by reading the articles they release on here. I hope people do come out and to the open house we need volunteers in lakehurst. Instead of judging everybody harshly lend a helping hand by being a volunteer and help your neighbors.
walt tupycia May 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM
merge with manchester.
JOHN May 05, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Gladice May 05, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I am completely satified with the services my town has to offer. Our governing body gives us a fireworks display that is better than alot of other displays in other towns with a local police presence everywhere. National night out evry year, great public works department. They completely go out of there way for the residents of this town. Everywhere you go, you can see them hard at work. I love my local police department and luckly I dont know anybody on the fire company or first aid yet meaining I havent needed their services. I would volunteer if I wasn't in my early seventies. From what I can see, we have a great governing body and if I wanted to live in a large town like Manchester, i would of moved there. and I mean no disrespect to Manchester, but there is nothing better than a small town with that small town feeling.
thirdgenerationff May 06, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Walt, Move to Manchester, England no one wants your dribblings here anymore. Mayor Robbins, way to stand up to slingers with pseudonyms. Keep up the good work.
bret May 06, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Proud of lakehurst..proud of our police department, fire department, first aid, and our mayor and council. Manchester should take a page out of our book maybe it would make the residents of that empty town happy for once. Yes we r smaller yes we get and have less money but we also have something that manchester will never have an identity were our voters control what happens and who is in charge. No disrespect intended to the residents firefighters, policemen of manchester but unless u are 55yrs old or older you are the minority.."manchester day!" what about independance day..like john said above backwards..Need I say more. By the way why isnt this the Manchester-Lakehurst Patch..like it is in other town..50% or more stories come from our town we should have our name on here too i think. who agrees. these stories obviously don't just come from manchester.


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