No, nobody in Lakewood was arrested for hosting weddings [PHOTOS]

In response to numerous inquiries about false news stories:

No, Lakewood police did not arrest homeowners for hosting a wedding.

Two Lakewood homeowners were issued summonses after police received numerous complaints about the nuisance they were causing – but the weddings were within the rules of under 50 people.

In fact, security was hired at one of the homes to ensure more than 50 people did not attend.

The statement from police read as follows:

“The home owner was charged on scene with Maintaining a Public Nuisance and expected to be in court next month.

Earlier this morning we learned of another pop up wedding venue at a Spruce Street home also resulting in a criminal complaint. The homeowner was also charged on scene with Maintaining a Nuisance after Officers found a gathering of more than 50 people.”

See picture of summons attached.


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  1. Great it’s like the guy who eats less then a kzayis at a time on yom Kippur. Is it better to have a lot of people at a wedding then davening btzibur. If there is even a slight chsash that someone could get sick and chsv die. We should be machmir and go lifnim mishuras hadin now is not a time for kulos.

  2. Well, the false article made national news. Somehow I bet no retraction gets published… and if it does from the source… that does not get picked up nationally.

  3. A plea to all – just stay home and save lives. Stay in your home. Don’t go out and shop unless you have nothing to eat – protect your life. Even if EVERYONE in your house are under 50, don’t go out, 30% of the people seriously ill from Covid19 (Coronavirus) in NJ are under age 50.

    Today one of my dear friends is in the ICU unit in our local hospital – daven for him (cannot release the name for Tehilim due to HIPAA rules). Today one of my dear friends in London died of Covod19. Today I spoke to one of our local beloved doctors who has Covid19 and to 2 other good friends locally who are in bed with somewhat moderate cases.

    It is mild for most, deadly for some.

    Stay home. Save Lives.
    Thank you.

  4. Realistically speaking people should be joining areivim and writing wills and medical living wills, if there is a shortage of ventilators it will be very important if you leave clear instructions what you want. Frankly if you’re going to be worried about it at least you can think of through and not just work with emotions

  5. I dont understand wat the 50 people only is abt,,, it only take one or 2 people to spread the virus, why cant everyone listen and stop being selfish and shopping for shoes, clothes etc wen u cant even go anywhere for Yomtov, u shld be staying at home so we can get rid of this virus
    wats more important, clothes or saving lives?

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