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HIgh Tech Hall at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City
HIgh Tech Hall at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City (Facebook)
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Learning At The Teacher’s Convention

Public schools in the state are closed today and tomorrow for the annual New Jersey Education Association Convention in Atlantic City. 

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Polling place in Atlantic County
Polling place in Atlantic County (Chris Coleman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Heading To The Polls

Today is Election Day in New Jersey and the focus state-wide has been on the Governor’s race where incumbent Chris Christie is a double-digit favorite over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. 

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Political signs in Toms River
Political signs in Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Scourge Of The Sign

Tomorrow of course is Election Day and its one with some added interest in New Jersey because of the race for Governor. 

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Central's Amanda Carolan (right) and Lindsey Maikin celebrate another upset win for the Golden Eagles, who will play in their first ever SCT final on Saturday night. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
Central's Amanda Carolan (right) and Lindsey Maikin celebrate another upset win for the Golden Eagles, who will play in their first ever SCT final on Saturday night. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
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Central Regional’s Cinderella Season

I did not get home until late last night so the task of greeting trick or treaters was left up to my wife.  She told me this morning that we had a lot of visitors to the house and just about ran out of candy. 

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Mantoloking
John Moore, Getty Images
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Are We Really Stronger Than The Storm?

STRONGER THAN THE STORM.  Is that the battle-cry we have vowed to live by or is it a political marketing slogan that has masked the reality of what thousands of people are still facing on a daily basis?

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Members of the Toms River East football team make a donation to the Ocean of Love billboard radiothon
Members of the Toms River East football team make a donation to the Ocean of Love billboard radiothon (Rachael Rittweger)
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Winning On The Field, On The Billboard and At The Store

After a terrible start the Toms River East football team has turned things around and will take a two-game winning streak into tonight’s visit to Toms River South in the first all-Toms River matchup of the fall. 

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Ocean of Love billboard
Ocean of Love billboard (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Ocean Of Love Billboard

As I’m sure many of you know Townsquare Media has four radio stations in the Monmouth/Ocean County area and it’s not unusual for us to promote events for one station on the others especially when there is civic or charitable aspect to that event. 

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Point Beach senior point guard Matt Farrell, pictured with his father, Bob Farrell, announced on Tuesday that he has verbally committed to Boston College.
Point Beach senior point guard Matt Farrell, pictured with his father, Bob Farrell, announced on Tuesday that he has verbally committed to Boston College. (Scott Stump)
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A Big Commitment

A little of this and a little of that on a very fall-like day:

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Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki (Bill Normile)
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Making A Commitment

We are heading into what looks like another nice fall weekend with temperatures well into the 60’s but it does appear more fall-like weather will finally set in next week. 

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Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan shake hands at the end of their debate at Rowan University
Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan shake hands at the end of their debate at Rowan University (WCAU TV)
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Misusing Words

I could make a case that the two words we often misuse the most are “nobody” and “everyone.” 

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Kevin with his daughter Alex and son Brandon at Penn State
Kevin with his daughter Alex and son Brandon at Penn State (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Great Weekend In Happy Valley

A little of this and a little of that as I battle to get my voice back after a wild weekend at Penn State in which I saw my beloved Nittany Lions outlast Michigan in a four overtime thriller before more than 107,000 fans in what was the ultimate white-out. 

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The ocean churned up by the nor'easter at Bradley Beach
The ocean churned up by the nor'easter at Bradley Beach (Bud McCormick)
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Paying The Piper

We knew we would have to pay for the extended summer weather sooner or later and less than a week after dealing with sunshine and temperatures in the 80’s the payback begins today. 

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