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Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners Host Annual Charity Day On 9/11 To Benefit Over 100 Charities Worldwide
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The Frustration of Being a Mets Fan, a Continuing Series

I had no intentions of talking about baseball this morning but I beg your forgiveness so I can explain what it’s so frustrating to be a Mets fan and saddled with ownership that seems to forget the team plays in New York and not Kansas City. 

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New Jersey apples
New Jersey grown apples (Facebook)
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Rules That Make a Man

I subscribe to Men’s Health magazine for several reasons, including the ridiculous notion that one day I will have the time and resources to live the lifestyle that the magazine encourages and promotes. 

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Back from Thanksgiving Weekend

Random thoughts after what for many was a long holiday weekend which included plenty of eating with some shopping thrown in.

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Thanksgiving display at the WOBM reception desk created by Joyce Howell
Thanksgiving display at the WOBM reception desk created by Joyce Howell (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Thanksgiving: The Purest of Holidays

To me Thanksgiving is without question the best holiday of the year because it’s pure. at least for the most part. 

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Brick's Carmen Sclafani, Ray Fattaruso, and Ja'Quez Johnson
(L-R) Brick's Carmen Sclafani, Ray Fattaruso, and Ja'Quez Johnson (Chris Melvin)
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A Trio of Potential Champions

A little of this and a little of that following a weekend which gave us a preview of what winter is like as well as the reason why people who can head south.

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President John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy ride with secret agents in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963.
President John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963) and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy ride with secret agents in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. (Keystone/Getty Images)
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Where Were You 50 Years Ago Today?

It was for a generation of Americans the all-time “where were you when” moment. 

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New members of the Ocean County College Hall of Fame. (L-R) Karen Geiger Trump, Dom Alagia, Michael Kavanagh, Bob Czarniewski, Mary Bellezza Gibson
New members of the Ocean County College Hall of Fame. (L-R) Karen Geiger Trump, Dom Alagia, Michael Kavanagh, Bob Czarniewski, Mary Bellezza Gibson (Kevinj Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New OCC Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Three former athletes and a pair of special contributors were inducted into the Ocean County College Athletic Hall of Fame in a dinner ceremony on campus Wednesday night. 

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Toms River North girls soccer coach John Crowley
Toms River North girls soccer coach John Crowley (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media)
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Bad Workers, Good TV and Great Soccer

Why is it that places that sell New Jersey lottery tickets refuse to take the time to train their employees on how to work the machine? 

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Toms River South girls soccer team
Toms River South girls soccer team (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Death of an Artist in Residence

The Toms River South girls soccer team is two wins away from claiming the Group 3 state championship but they face a tough road after winning the South Jersey title last week. 

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Johnathan Aiken #26 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights carries the American flag out as he leads his team onto the field before the start of their game against the Cincinnati Bearcats
Johnathan Aiken #26 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights carries the American flag out as he leads his team onto the field before the start of their game against the Cincinnati Bearcats (Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Bad Weekend at Rutgers

A bad week at Rutgers University ended with another 2014 football recruit decommitting and saying they will look at other options. 

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No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven secured the No. 1 seed in Central Jersey Group II with a big 22-15 win over fellow Top 10 team Manasquan last week.
No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven secured the No. 1 seed in Central Jersey Group II with a big 22-15 win over fellow Top 10 team Manasquan last week. (Photo by Bill Normile)
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Far From Perfect Playoffs

And so it begins this weekend.  The far-from-perfect NJSIAA Football Playoffs get underway tonight and when the final game has been played on Sunday, December 8 a total of 24 high school football teams will be able to proclaim themselves as “state champions.” 

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Ed Graichen on the sidelines of the Toms River South-Central boys soccer game
Ed Graichen on the sidelines of the Toms River South-Central boys soccer game (Kevin Willliams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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“Gator” Proves You Can Go Home Again

You Can’t Go Home Again is the title of a 1940 novel written by Thomas Wolfebut it’s also used quite a bit in everyday life as a way to summarize that once a part of your life is over, it’s over. 

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