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Report: Protesters Defiant at Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

The Lakewood planning board attorney, according to a report on Joyce Blay’s News & Views threatened to put protesters in jail at a recent meeting in the township.

Since last year, Deutsch and other residents opposed to over-development have attended public meetings of Lakewood’s planning board and the Lakewood Zoning Board of Adjustment, not as development application objectors, but as public policy protesters.

At the March 21, 2017 meeting of the Lakewood Planning Board, retail advocate Herschel (Harold) Herskowitz took a seat behind Deutsch in the audience. Both men, seated next to the aisle, held up protest signs.

In a telephone interview with NJ News & Views later that evening, Herskowitz said he was not intimidated by Jackson’s comments during the meeting.

“I said, ‘Mr. Jackson, please, I want to be arrested!”

Read the full story here.

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