Community Bulletin Board

Grant awarded for DWI
checkpoints in county

Community Bulletin Board Grant awarded for DWI checkpoints in county

Grant awarded for DWI
checkpoints in county

Prosecutor Thomas F. Kelaher and Sgt. John Mount announced that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office has received a funding grant of $20,000 from the Division of Highway Traffic Safety for regionalized traffic enforcement in Ocean County. The funds will be used to provide Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoints throughout Ocean County in the coming year. Kelaher announced that a DWI checkpoint will in place on Dec. 27 in Lavallette. Further checkpoints in 2004 will be announced as planned."

Flu clinic recipients

increase by fivefold

More than 1,000 county residents recently took advantage of an Ocean County Health Department clinic held Dec. 9 to receive their flu vaccination shot, according to public health coordinator Joseph Przywara. He said this year’s forecast for a nasty flu season probably encouraged an increased number of residents to be vaccinated for the first time in years. A normal flu clinic usually draws about 200 clients, according to a press release. Przywara noted that immunization does not guarantee that the person receiving it will not get the flu, but should prevent severe complications or death from the flu.

The next scheduled county flu vaccination clinic will be held Jan. 6 from 9-11 a.m. at the Ocean County Health Department, 175 Sunset Ave., Clinic Area D, in Dover Township.

No appointments are needed at the county flu clinics. Almost anyone 9 years of age or older can get a flu shot. The flu shot offered by the county will cost $15 and the pneumonia vaccination shot will cost an additional $15. Those clients on Medicare Part B will not have to pay for the shots, nor will retirees of the Railroad Retirement system.

For more information call (732) 341-9700, ext. 7502 or visit

Synagogue members

collect food for needy

Members of Congregation Ahavat Shalom, Lakewood, collected hundreds of pounds of Kosher and non-Kosher foods and distributed the items to several organizations and private families in need of sustenance. The project, called "Operation Isaiah 5764," has been held by the congregation for more than a decade on the evening of Kol Nidre, ushering in the Yom Kippur solemn day of atonement.

Lakewood ShopRite and Foodarama Inc. of Freehold donated 600 shopping bags which members and friends filled with nonperishable foods of all kinds. Pantries receiving sustenance included Temple Beth Am, Catholic Charities, Parents Resource Center of Lakewood Public Schools, Macedonia Baptist Church, and others.

Synagogue social action/public relations chairman Larry Kalb received assistance on the project from Rabbi Lee S. Paskind and many of the synagogue’s adult and high school age members.

In addition, the sisterhood, led by President Arlene Schwartz with the help of synagogue members, delivered fresh food baskets to needy persons prior to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year holiday.