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Replica of "The Newsroom's" set at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot
Replica of "The Newsroom's" set at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Summer TV Wasteland No More

There was a time when TV during the summer months consisted of sports and reruns and that was about it. 

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North Avenue Beach in Seaside Park
North Avenue Beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Secret Beach

I will admit to being very territorial when it comes to the beach and if you’ve heard or read my 10 Commandments or Rules of the Beach then you know that already. 

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Jason Allentoff holds his newborn daughter Sophia
Jason Allentoff holds his newborn daughter Sophia (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Being A First Time Dad

One of my favorite parts of Men’s Health magazine is the “The Average Guy” feature which runs in the back and basically reports stats and numbers when it comes to men and a variety of subjects.

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Fans of the New York Yankees cheer and hold signs as Alex Rodriguez steps uo to bat against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field
Fans of the New York Yankees cheer and hold signs as Alex Rodriguez steps uo to bat against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Not The Final Word On A-Rod

For now my final take on Alex Rodriguez and this entire Biogenesis mess (notice how I said “for now” because clearly there will be much more) so I guess in truth this is not my final take but rather my current one. 

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Seaside Park
Seaside Park water tank (YouTube)
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Looking Back At The Weekend

A little of this and a little of that after a 50-50 weekend which did gives us a spectacular Sunday. 

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Manchester Little League Junior League team
Manchester Little League Junior League team (Manchester Little League)
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Greetings From Troy, Michigan

Taylor, Michigan in August does not rate with Disney World or even the Jersey Shore but its where a group of kids from Manchester are hoping to be because that’s the site of Little League Baseball’s Junior League World Series.

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Rainbow at Seaside Heights
Rainbow at Seaside Heights (Joe Palmer, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The End Of Summer Is Near

Those of you who believe the glass is usually half-full when hearing that today is August 1st will say that there is still plenty of summer left.  However in you live in my glass is half-empty world then it’s a bit different. 

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Joe Gomulka outside the temporary Beach Patrol headquarters
Joe Gomulka outside the temporary Beach Patrol headquarters (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Joe G. Leaves The Beach

Longtime Jersey Shore lifeguards know that working on the beach is like an addiction. It’s in their blood, it’s a part of who they are and they are lured back each summer by the sights and sounds of the beach and ocean.

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Tony Graham
Tony Graham (Townsquare Media NJ)
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End Of An Era At FirstEnergy Park

If you’re a regular at Lakewood BlueClaws games you’ve probably seen Tony Graham hanging around the ballpark although he does spend most of the game in the Press Box. 

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Kevin Williams (L) and wife Jane
Kevin Williams (L) and wife Jane (Kevin Williams)
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Happy Anniversary

I remember it like it was yesterday. Actually I might remember it better than yesterday which is probably more a sign of getting older than anything else.

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Hostess Twinkie supermarket display
Hostess Twinkie supermarket display (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Rebranding Of Food Favorites

What do Twinkies and Hamburger Helper have in common?  They are two food items that at different points had significance in my life and years later have been rebranded as they fight for survival in a crowded market place.

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Seaside Park lifeguard tournament
Seaside Park lifeguard tournament (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Winners From All Around The Shore

For the Toms River East Little League having a team advance to the New Jersey State Tournament is nothing new and we'll cover that shortly.

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