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Monmouth CountySuperior Court Judge David Bauman hears arguments
Monmouth CountySuperior Court Judge David Bauman hears arguments
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The Pledge of Allegiance in Court

There are 590 school districts in New Jersey and they are required by law to begin their school day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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Snow on the New York State Thruway near Buffalo
Snow on the New York State Thruway near Buffalo (New York State Police)
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Winter Arrives Early in Buffalo

Baby its cold outside but compared to Buffalo we’ve got nothing to complain about. 

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Scene from "Mony, Mony" Nissan commercial
Scene from "Mony, Mony" Nissan commercial (YouTube)
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Stepping Down and Stepping Up

A little of this and a little of that on a morning that will clearly remind you that winter is just around the corne. Actually it feels like it’s already arrived.

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The True Meaning of Veterans Day

So I’ve been following an issue which while not necessarily controversial has attracted its fair share of attention the past couple of weeks.

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Central players gather around their coaches following victory
Central players gather around their coaches following victory (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Central Golden Eagles Avenge Last Year’s Loss

For the second straight year the girl’s soccer teams from Central and Toms River South met in the South Jersey Group 3 Tournament and on Tuesday the visiting Golden Eagles got the revenge they had been seeking after losing to the Indians in the sectional final last November. 

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Jackson Memorial celebrated a 33-27 overtime upset of top-ranked Red Bank Catholic that ended a 40-game winning streak by the Caseys against Shore Conference competition dating back to 2010.
Jackson Memorial celebrated a 33-27 overtime upset of top-ranked Red Bank Catholic that ended a 40-game winning streak by the Caseys against Shore Conference competition dating back to 2010. (Photo by Bill Bricker)
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Santa Gets an Early Start

Random notes and thoughts on a Monday.

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Kevin Williams with a scruffy beard
Kevin Williams with a scruffy beard for "No Shave November" (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Staying Scruffy for a Good Cause

A little of this and a little of that a day after Election Day which for all the talk of change produced very little of it for the most part in New Jersey. 

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SIgn pointing the way to voting machines
SIgn pointing the way to voting machines (Craig Allen, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Midterm Election Day in Ocean County

As Election Days go this one is not all that interesting or riveting although on a national level midterm races could give Republicans control of the Senate for the first time since 2006 while increasing their majority in the House of Representatives. 

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Alex in her new Hoboken apartment's kitchen
Alex in her new Hoboken apartment's kitchen (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Emptying the Nest

I am both happy and sad that my 22-year-old daughter Alex has officially made my wife and me “empty nesters.”

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Pete "Randy Macho Man Savage" Lepore
Pete "Randy Macho Man Savage" Lepore (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Hijacking of Halloween

Today of course is Halloween which I have always thought of as a kid’s celebration that adults have somehow hijacked. 

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Taking the joy out of youth sports

At what age and at what level should winning be the priority when it comes to sports? 

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Damage in Lavallette after Superstorm Sandy
Damage in Lavallette after Superstorm Sandy (Borough of Lavallette)
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Sandy’s One Night Stand

It was two years ago today that the Jersey Shore was introduced to Sandy and while she was only a one-night stand the Superstorm/Hurricane has sure left a lasting impression. 

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