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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) greets children following a campaign event at Darrell's Place on January 30, 2016 in Hamlin, Iowa
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) greets children following a campaign event at Darrell's Place on in Hamlin, Iowa (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Politics on the Ground, Heroism on the Big Screen

As we start a new month let’s jump around a bit and cover several topics and issues:

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Melting snow from last weekend's blizzard
Melting snow from last weekend's blizzard (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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SC Wrestling Tournament Creates New Memories As Snow Melts Away

At this time last week we were wondering if a big snowstorm was really on its way or would this be another miss by forecasters. Clearly many of them got this one right. However we really got a break this week with warmer weather and so much of the record snowfall has melted already.

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A yield sign at the top of a ramp from I-195 onto Cedar Swamp Rd in Jackson
A yield sign at the top of a ramp from I-195 onto Cedar Swamp Rd in Jackson (Google Street View)
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Do You Know What a Yield Sign Means?

We all have pet-peeves when it comes to driving: tailgaters, slow drivers in the left lane, those that don’t use turn signals, those who swerve in and out of traffic and in recent year’s texting on a cell phone. They would clearly be on just about everyone’s list and I’ll throw in another: failure to even consider what a yield sign means.

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Giant panda Tai Shan enjoys a birthday cake at the National Zoo
Giant panda Tai Shan enjoys a birthday cake at the National Zoo (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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How The Best Can Still Be Yet to Come

As I close in on another birthday that is not a reason to celebrate I realize that no longer can I say “the best is yet to come” because in all truth it’s likely passed.

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Route 37 at Hooper Ave in Toms River during the blizzard
Route 37 at Hooper Ave in Toms River during the blizzard (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Aftermath of the Blizzard

The effects of Saturday’s massive snowstorm are still being felt as several school districts remain closed today and many others have delayed openings.

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Laying in the essentials for the snowstorm
Laying in the essentials for the snowstorm (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Winter Finally Makes An Appearance

Here we go as it seems all the models and all the forecasters agree that Winter Storm Jonas is going to be a problem for us at the Jersey Shore.

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Donovan Catholic field hockey co-head coaches Debbie Schwartz and Dawn Dziedzic
Donovan Catholic field hockey co-head coaches Debbie Schwartz and Dawn Dziedzic (Townsquare Media NJ)
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‘Spotlight’ on sports, not snow

Going to bounce around a bit this morning and not mention that four-letter word that seems to be on the minds of everyone these days. I’ll leave that to meteorologist Dan Zarrow.

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Snow in Bradley Beach
Snow in Bradley Beach (Bud McCormick)
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Winter’s Four Letter Word: S-N-O-W

It is a four-letter word that brings a smile to the face of children (and teachers) and a frown to those of us who have no choice but to deal with it. It seemed like we used this word just about every day last winter, often saying it with utter disgust.

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The Monmouth Hawks are introduced at the MAC before their game against Siena
The Monmouth Hawks are introduced at the MAC before their game against Siena (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Monmouth Mens Basketball Rocks the MAC

A year ago getting a ticket to a Monmouth University men’s basketball game was as simple as walking up to the box office a couple of minutes before tipoff and purchasing whatever you wanted.

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Kevin and his daughter Alex (L) at Burger & Lobster in Manhattan
Kevin and his daughter Alex (L) at Burger & Lobster in Manhattan (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Weekend of Lobster, Burgers and Snow

We woke up this morning to winter. Yes it took until the middle of January but it finally looks like winter outside following a Sunday snowfall that was the first of the season.

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The Kwatkoski Family with Todd Frazier and Berkeley Mayor Carmen Amato
The Kwatkoski Family with Todd Frazier and Berkeley Mayor Carmen Amato (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Night to Support Team Trevor

A follow up to the segment I did earlier this week on Trevor Kwatkoski, a 5-year old Berkeley Township boy who was diagnosed with bone cancer in April.

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Tickets played in the WOBM Powerball pool
Tickets played in the WOBM Powerball pool (Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Champagne Wishes and Powerball Dreams

Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot will be an estimated $40 million and nobody will be talking about that today and few if any will be buying tickets.

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