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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4260 on: January 05, 2024, 12:27:32 AM »
And what about bussing?
Breakfast on the bus, while you sit in traffic

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4261 on: January 05, 2024, 10:21:43 AM »
And what about bussing?

Bussing too.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4263 on: January 08, 2024, 06:24:42 PM »

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4265 on: January 11, 2024, 08:17:02 PM »
https://thelakewoodscoop.com/news/lakewoods-westgate-community-to-form-iggud-westgate-following-shooting-incident/
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4266 on: January 11, 2024, 08:32:47 PM »
I think we need a DDF Block.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4268 on: January 11, 2024, 09:26:15 PM »
Who's to say the gangs won't be the majority?
Because they won't have a vote.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4269 on: January 11, 2024, 09:30:47 PM »
I'm a simple man, all I want is a bloc

Because 4/5 is a majority too :P
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4271 on: January 16, 2024, 07:57:06 PM »
https://www.app.com/story/news/education/2024/01/11/new-jersey-cost-non-public-school-transit-program-lakewood/72162981007/

Bussing too.

https://agudah.org/after-years-of-agudah-advocacy-nj-legislature-enacts-major-busing-reform/

Agudah deserves a tremendous amount of credit for this. This has been a protracted battle and Agudah successfully played the long game to get it done. It's also a great demonstration of the Agudah's ability to anticipate where the needs will be, rather than just cleaning up existing messes.

This bill faced strong opposition until very end and they get extra credit for pulling it off prior to Schnall taking office.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4272 on: January 16, 2024, 08:44:15 PM »
Murphy also signed this law about WIC. I didn't read anything about it, but it looks interesting.




SYNOPSIS

     Requires DOH to issue WIC electronic benefits transfer cards; permits online purchase of eligible foods using WIC funds and carryover of unused WIC benefit amounts; authorizes use of WIC funds for grocery delivery charges.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


An Act concerning the New Jersey Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, and supplementing Title 26 of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    As used in this act:

     “Electronic benefits transfer” means a method that permits electronic access to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food benefits using a card or other access device approved by the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture.

     “Food instrument” means a voucher, check, electronic benefits transfer card, coupon, or other document which is used by a participant in the WIC program to obtain supplemental foods.

 

     2.    a.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the Commissioner of Health shall implement an electronic benefits transfer system in every county of the State for benefits provided under the federal “Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children” (WIC), established pursuant to the “Child Nutrition Act of 1966,” Pub.L.89-642 (42 U.S.C. s.1771 et seq.), that meets all federal requirements and specifications for such a system.

     b.    The Department of Health shall issue an electronic benefits transfer card to all individuals receiving benefits under the WIC program, which may be used to purchase WIC-eligible foods at an authorized New Jersey WIC vendor.

 

     3.    a.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, an individual who receives benefits under the WIC program shall be permitted to:

     (1) purchase WIC-eligible foods using the online platform of an authorized New Jersey WIC vendor, including an approved vendor which operates predominantly as an online retailer;

     (2)   expend a portion of the total value of the individual’s WIC check, cash value voucher or electronic benefits during a single transaction, and carry forward any remaining fund balance for use during a future retail transaction; and,

     (3)   utilize funds available through any New Jersey WIC food instrument to pay the delivery charge levied by an authorized New Jersey WIC vendor for home delivery of the individual’s WIC-eligible purchase.

     b.    The Commissioner of Health shall apply to the Food and Nutrition Service within the United States Department of Agriculture for any necessary waivers or approvals to implement the provisions of this section.

     4.    The Commissioner of Health shall adopt such rules and regulations, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

 

     5.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill expands the types of transactions that individuals who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) can make using a WIC financial instrument, such as a WIC check, cash value voucher (CVV), or electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card.  The bill directs the Commissioner of Health to establish an EBT system for the WIC program in New Jersey and issue an EBT card to all WIC beneficiaries for use when purchasing WIC-eligible foods at an authorized New Jersey WIC vendor.

     Under the bill, program participants may utilize a WIC financial instrument to purchase WIC-eligible foods through the online platform of either a New Jersey WIC-authorized vendor or an authorized vendor whose retail presence in the State is primarily as an online retailer.  WIC participants could also use their WIC benefit to pay a delivery charge, levied by an authorized New Jersey WIC vendor, for home-delivery of a WIC-eligible foods purchase.  Finally, this bill would allow WIC participants to expend a portion of the full value of their WIC check, EBT or CVV during a transaction, and carry forward any funds balance to use in a future transaction.  Currently, WIC participants are not permitted to carry forward unused benefit amounts into a subsequent month.

     The bill directs the Commissioner of Health to apply to the Food and Nutrition Service within the United States Department of Agriculture for any federal waivers or approvals needed to implement these changes to the New Jersey WIC program.  The commissioner is also authorized to adopt any rules and regulations needed to implement the provisions of this bill.

     WIC is a federal program that provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and health care referrals to pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding women, infants, and children aged five years and under, who are low income and at nutritional risk.  The WIC program is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service within the United States Department of Agriculture, but is administered at the State and local level.  In New Jersey, the Department of Health administers the WIC program, in conjunction with WIC Local Agencies in all 21 counties.

     Although the New Jersey WIC program does not currently provide EBT cards to WIC participants, the Department of Health website states that the department’s new WIC EBT system, named eWIC, will be available for use throughout the State by the end of 2020.  This will bring the State into compliance with USDA regulations (7 C.F.R. s.246.12).

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4273 on: January 16, 2024, 08:53:03 PM »
Update: The WIC bill was amended to take out the ability to carry over to the next month.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4274 on: January 16, 2024, 09:02:26 PM »
Update: The WIC bill was amended to take out the ability to carry over to the next month.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4276 on: January 17, 2024, 11:24:25 AM »
Murphy also signed this law about WIC.
Murphy's Law?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4277 on: January 17, 2024, 06:23:12 PM »
https://thelakewoodscoop.com/news/authors-response-addressing-the-materialism-debate/
I don't agree with everything written, but he/she brings up excellent points in a coherent, well written (and cheeky) way
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4278 on: January 18, 2024, 03:58:43 PM »
I don't agree with everything written, but he/she brings up excellent points in a coherent, well written (and cheeky) way

I disagree with the premise of the original letter. While the gashmiyus in town has gotten out of hand, why is that an impediment on how one brings up their children? People need to have strong values and instill that in their children. Chinuch should not be based off of looking over ones shoulder and gasping fearfully and how much gashmiyus your neighbor has. Rather teach your children to be proud of your own value system.

I say this as a lifelong Lakewooder who recently moved to one of the surrounding towns. Perhaps we are in a better position to give this over to our children because we have fewer frum neighbors and each one is valued not based on what kind of clothes or house that they have but rather becuase they are a fellow frum yid? Perhaps because we didn't push to get into the so called "better" schools where the coemption is more fierce? Perhaps because I walk 20 minutes to shul every week with my children so we have more time to discuss life values? Maybe all of the above?   

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4279 on: January 18, 2024, 04:00:10 PM »
https://thelakewoodscoop.com/news/authors-response-addressing-the-materialism-debate/

There wasn't the materialism. There also weren't jobs and people needed to commute to get a well paying job and women who needed to stay in town couldn't get one.
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