BREAKING: Two Frum Residents Appointed to Jackson Township Planning Board

As previously reported on TLS, Jackson Mayor Mike Reina and the Jackson Township Council recently requested residents to step up to fill various vacant positions in the local government, and several frum residents heeded the call, with two of them now being appointed to the township’s Planning Board.

Tzvi Herman (left), a current Jackson Board of Ed member, and Rabbi Mordechai Burnstein (right), an askan in Jackson, submitted applications to serve on open township positions, resulting in their being named to the Planning Board.

Herman today submitted his letter of resignation to the Board of Education as he cannot serve in both positions simultaneously. Rabbi Burnstein was previously named by Mayor Reina as a township chaplain.

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  1. Please take your jobs seriously and don’t stuff people into Jackson as was done in Lakewood. That will go a long way in keeping the reputation of frum politicians in tact.

  2. This is a mistake on his part. In Lakewood there is a BOE member who serves on the Planning Board at the same time. There is no conflict. Tzvi doesn’t have to resign, though his term ends at the end of this month anyway.

  3. Chaim, let me guess, you’re a home owner and would like to be the last. Think about the hundreds of families who are desperate to move out of their apartments.

  4. grreat news we need a voice of reason,now we got 2.It`s the politicians that ruin the town not the members on the board.They can always be removed by the politicians.

  5. What made the mess in Lakewood was the mentality that we can only live on a certain block. The idea of moving to Jackson is that the world is a very big place and if you don’t get a specific block there’s another one down the road. People’s perception has to change and then we all can live in a nicer place with everybody having an opportunity to buy a house. Without all the congestion problems which take up so much of our time.

  6. What are the qualifications required to join the planning board?
    Previous urban development experience, or just owning a home in town?

  7. Mike Reina is the best. So now there can not be all the anti semetic comments.Jackson is a great place to live. We are not Lakewood. We do not want or need all the traffic….No one wants to sit in bumper to bumper taffic every single day….. Keep Jackson a great place to live. Follow the laws and rules for every one…No one is special…..We are all the same.I do agree with a post made awhile ago. If your children are not in the public school system you should not be on the school board…Whereever your children attend thats where you should be…Jackson is a great town

  8. If a town doesn’t let shuls or schools be built ie Jackson and Toms River, thats what’s killing lakewood, all neighboring towns use lakewoods infrastructure, if everyone will have shuls schools and shops lakewood Will free up and everyone will be happy

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