Category Archives: Lakewood

Shore Town Baseball Names Joe Ricciutti New BlueClaws President & General Manager

Shore Town Baseball is pleased to announce that Joe Ricciutti has been named President & General Manager of the BlueClaws.  Ricciutti was president of the Staten Island Yankees from 2007 through 2011 and was recognized by Ballpark Digest as the Minor League Executive of the Year in 2008.
Since 2011, Ricciutti has been the Assistant Vice President, University Event Management at Columbia University where he led the division that provides event management, venue rental, and food and beverage services for over 34,000 events annually across the Columbia University campuses.  Ricciutti oversaw a staff of over 150 full-time and 250 part-time employees and the business grew significantly in his six years at Columbia.  He had previously worked for both the Staten Island Yankees from 2001 to 2004 and Columbia University from 2004 to 2007.

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Lakewood Schools Have Bragging Rights!

The residents and community can be very proud of the 2017 Lakewood High School (LHS) graduating class. They won more than $70,000 in academic, community, and sports scholarships, and were recognized by the state with free college tuition for 22 students.

Lakewood Committeeman Michael D”Elia said, “We have good teachers and coaches, and excellent students who should get the credit and recognition they deserve.”

Laura Winters, superintendent of the Lakewood School District, said, “I am extremely proud of the Lakewood School District teachers, staff, coaches and students. It is amazing to see the tireless effort, energy and hard work that the school community puts forth to ensure the success of all students both on the field and in the classroom….Piner Pride!” Continue reading Lakewood Schools Have Bragging Rights!

Lakewood among Top 100 Safest Cities in America

People who live in Lakewood are not surprised. Among 764 qualifying cities, Lakewood Township has been named one if the top safest cities in America.  In its official report of the Top 100 Safest Cities in America, The National Council for Home Safety and Security, made up of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industries, noted that Lakewood, number 63 out of 100, has a comparatively low crime rate and many places in the township for everyone to enjoy safely.

Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles said, “How come we’re not Number One!?!  Just about everyone who lives in Lakewood knows what a beautiful, safe town it is. I have lived and worked in Lakewood for 29 years. My wife and I have raised our family here so I feel qualified to say that we are fortunate to be residents of Lakewood.” Continue reading Lakewood among Top 100 Safest Cities in America

Lakewood Mobile 311 Site for Non-emergency DPW Requests Has Been Updated

The Lakewood Township Mobile 311 citizen website used to allow Lakewood citizens to communicate via a computer, phone, or tablet directly with the Department of Public Works (DPW) at http://lakewood.mobile311.com for non-emergency requests and concerns has been updated.

Citizens can now use this site to report bulk, brush, metal, and E-waste (electronics) pickup; and pothole repair. Also, residents can now indicate what zone they are in when entering a request. Keep in mind that if a request is made for pickup after the regularly scheduled zone pickup, the pickup will not be made until the following month’s scheduled pickup. Continue reading Lakewood Mobile 311 Site for Non-emergency DPW Requests Has Been Updated

BlueClaws Looking For Craft Vendors To Be Part of September 2nd BlueClaws Extravaganza

As part of the third BlueClaws Extravaganza on Saturday, September 2nd, the BlueClaws are looking for vendors to be a part of a special craft fair at the event, which begins at 3:30 pm, and through that night’s 7:05 pm game.

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Shore Town Baseball Acquires Lakewood BlueClaws

Shore Town Baseball, a newly formed group headed by Minor League Baseball veteran Art Matin, and including local investors Bob Tamashunas and Bill Luby, both residents of Monmouth County, NJ, has reached an agreement to acquire the operating interest in the BlueClaws.
Matin was previously the CEO of Mandalay Baseball Properties, which owned and operated nine separate franchises over its existence, including among others the Dayton Dragons, Oklahoma City RedHawks, Frisco RoughRiders, and Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.  This followed a successful career in the tech industry that included senior positions at IBM, McAfee Security, and Veritas.  He also served as chairman of MiLB’s Baseball Internet Rights Company (BIRCO) from 2010-2014.
Luby and Tamashunas are partners at Seaport Capital, a private equity firm that has a history of investing in minor league baseball through its majority ownership of Mandalay Baseball Properties.

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BCCT’s Peter Pan is FLYING into the Strand

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Continue reading BCCT’s Peter Pan is FLYING into the Strand

Roads to Be Repaved in the Lakewood Industrial Park

The Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC) with the cooperation of the Township Committee is repaving several roads in the Lakewood Industrial Park through an arrangement with the Ocean County Road Department. With this arrangement, Ocean County makes road projects available, using their resources, at a lower cost than it would have been otherwise.  As a result, the Lakewood Industrial Commission is funding the repaving and receiving work from the Ocean County Road Department at a significantly lower expense.  Continue reading Roads to Be Repaved in the Lakewood Industrial Park

Ocean County Soil Conservation District and Partners Awarded Grant Funding to Support Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative in Lakewood Township

Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OSCSD) is pleased to announce an award of $50K in grant funding from National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). These funds will support our “Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative”, a project developed
in partnership with Georgian Court University, Lakewood Township, Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, Barnegat Bay Partnership, and New Jersey Agricultural Society. An Urban Agricultural Advisory Committee consisting of all partners, as well as Fulfill (previously Monmouth-Ocean Food Bank), Lakewood
High School, and New Jersey Farm Bureau, has been established. The Committee will utilize the knowledge and skills of partners in their areas of expertise to provide strategic advice and planning towards accomplishment of our goals:

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10th Annual BruceClaws Night on July 29th

For the 10th time, the BlueClaws become the BruceClaws! Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Night is Saturday, July 29th, presented by Kean University.
The fun starts at 5 pm when the E-Street Shuffle plays live in the Coors Light WRAT Trap from 5 pm – 7 pm as part of the
TD Bank Summer Concert Series. There will be $2.50 Miller Lites throughout the night as well.
During the game, BlueClaws players will be wearing special BruceClaws jerseys. These jerseys will be auctioned off with all proceeds to benefit BlueClaws Charities and their Community Partners.

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