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Kids get on a school bus
Kids get on a school bus (Suzanne Kirby, Townsquare Media NJ)
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School buses and a BlueClaws playoff run welcome fall

Welcome back to those of you whose listening habits change during the summer when school is not in session. I clearly missed you more than you missed me and I’m glad we’ll be once again sharing this time every morning.

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Not the ending I was hoping for
Not the ending I was hoping for (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Thanks Hermine: Not The Ending to Summer I Was Hoping For

These past few days were not especially good ones for meteorologists like our own Dan Zarrow as the Tropical Storm named Hermine did not live up to what was forecasted for the Jersey Shore.Dan and dozens of others have been the brunt of jokes, ripped on social media and blamed for the cancellation of outdoor plans that could have taken place. It would be easy to pile on but I won’t do that. Well, not exactly.

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Central Regional head football coach Justin Fumando
Central Regional head football coach Justin Fumando (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Beach Gives Way to the Gridiron

There is one consolation to the end of summer: the start of football season. Football is by far my favorite sport and while the NFL waits until next week college and high school football get underway this weekend.

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Satellite view of Hermine
Satellite view of Hermine (NHC)
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Hermine Brings Summer To An End

And so we have arrived at what I’ll call Labor Day Weekend Eve because for many the final holiday weekend of summer will begin later today as they’ll take tomorrow off.

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Governor Chris Christie makes remarks after vetoing Assembly Bill No. 15, which would have raised the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by 2021, while at Pennington Market in Pennington
Governor Chris Christie makes remarks after vetoing Assembly Bill No. 15, which would have raised the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour by 2021, while at Pennington Market in Pennington (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Vetoes and Cuts at the End of August

Let’s bounce around on the final day of August. How could that be?

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Colin Kaepernick Won’t Stand? Who Cares?

I have decided that I really don’t care that Colin Kaepernick will no longer stand during the playing of the National Anthem as his protest against black oppression in the United States.

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A school bus is stopped
A school bus is stopped (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Summer’s Last Gasp

And so for many begins the final week of summer vacation as next week will find school’s opening and the daily routine becomes very different.

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Sunrise in Seaside Park
Sunrise in Seaside Park (Joe Palmer, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Summer Winds Down at the Shore

Signs of summer winding down are everywhere as kids leave for college, high school athletes are practicing for a new season and retail stores promote fall not summer items.

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Rosanne Citta (R) with her daughter Heather
Rosanne Citta (R) with her daughter Heather (Facebook)
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Rosanne Citta: A Disposition To Do Good

Desire to do good to others; an act of kindness; goodwill; a disposition to do good. Those are all definitions of the word benevolence which describes the life led by Rosanne Citta, who died this past weekend following a short illness at her Florida home in Pompano Beach at the age of 71.

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Fireworks explode above the Maracana Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic games
Fireworks explode above the Maracana Stadium at the end of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic games (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Saying Goodbye to Rio

It would be easy, as some do, to slam the Olympics because the event held every four years is filled with more than its share of controversy, corruption and questionable decisions made by those who have often lost sight on what the games are supposed to be all about.

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(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States celebrate with American flags after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final
(L-R) Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States celebrate with American flags after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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A Day Off For Gold

I have nothing for you today but since I have an obligation to fill about 120 seconds here are some random thoughts in no order of importance.

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Cars line up at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru
Cars line up at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Domino Effect of Morning Problems

I was thinking about how regimented most of us are each morning and how one small thing can throw us off and sometimes set the tone for the day. This is especially true for those of us who live by the alarm clock.

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