PHOTOS & VIDEO: National Guard Comes To Lakewood To Assist Local Authorities

PHOTOS & VIDEO [UPDATED 2 AM] The National Guard is in town. Concerened about the large amount of vacated homes for Friday night due to the Hurricane, Mayor Miller and Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien came up with the idea to reach out to the National Guard for assistance.

Mayor Menashe Miller – a Major in the U.S. Military, used  some of the contacts he had in the Army to arrange for the additional troops, who came into town with Humvees.

Upon arrival, Lakewood Police Department’s Captain Gregory Meyer welcomed the Troops with a hot meal ahead of their long night.

About twenty Units with multiple Humvees spent Shabbos patrolling the roads of Lakewood, keeping an extra eye on the town, while families spent Shabbos at family and friends.

The Troops got some rest by setting up cots and blankets at Town Hall’s Auditorium.

This evening, the Mayor and Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien went down to Town Hall to bring the tired Troops some hot Kosher pizza and french fries, sponsored by Moshe Lankry of Pizza Plus. TLS.

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  1. the only thing major in this post is misinformation. as in most similar situations, the national guard offers their services. take a look at most other affected nj townships, they had the national guard for a couple days already.

  2. Mayor Miller & Meir Lichtenstein my sincerest appreciation to you both. I live in Coventry and went away for Shabbos bec didn’t have power. Was very worried about burglars taking advantage.

  3. A great thank you to you fine members of the NJ National Guard! U
    guys sure u don’t wanna stay around here longer? Lakewood will definitely give u guys lots of action! Anyway, thanks tons for coming to help keep our town safe.

  4. I’m sure patrolling Lakewood will be a real culture shock for them. Although starting with the food supplied to them they will see that Lakewood is a community of chesed & kindness.

  5. a kiddush hashem to pizza plus & a big help all of them to the lakewood community.

    may we all show them the proper hakoras hatov & make a kiddush hashem-by thanking them-so they will always be there in the time of need

    WHEN YOU ARE really in need call out to HASHEM for help & you will always be answered (as long as it comes from your heart & not just reading from a siddur or tehillim) as it says in ashrei, hashem is close to all who call out to him with truth i.e. with sincerity & feeling

  6. I saw one about 15 minutes ago in Raitree. Nice one Mayor. Now how about getting hold of your contacts at JCP&L and getting our neighborhood back on line with power.

  7. Humvees Shmumvees. We had a robbery on our block fri night tax dollars @ work ! From 7 to. 7 u can’t get away with a U-turn of clifton -some cop will catch you but @ nighttime they r gone & nebech homes r broken in to 1 after another I think if more then 3 robberies in a developments we should get a tax abatement

  8. thanks for the gaurd.
    if only brooklyn would also allow them to help out. bloomberg says “no murder since the storm” well why should a person murder when they dont have to. they just have to walk into an empty home and steal. there is nobody stopping them and therefore nobody to kill! bloomberg stop the looting!

  9. To “m”
    You think because the National Guard is around there won’t be ANY robberies?! Without them maybe there would’ve been many more? Can your brain handle that? It’s unbelievable how some people think law enforcement can stop every crime. Oh, and you’re probably one of those who never found out your windows have locks on them.

  10. From JCP&L website:

    Customers Affected: 16

    Customers Affected: 406

    Customers Affected: 27

    JCP&L has little clue as to how many customers are with power, something is screwy over there.

  11. Its impossible for law enforcement to be everywhere at once but this will surely be an additional deterant.
    Good move to bring them in.

  12. I think its a shame to have the National Guard in Lakewood patrolling these streets when there are so many other towns that have been affected worse than Lakewood. We should send these men and women into the towns that really do need them. The Lakewood Police Dept. is doing a very good job during the storm.

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