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The New York Yankees observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing
The New York Yankees observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing (Elsa/Getty Images)
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We Are Boston [VIDEO]

In 2001 it was New York and now 12 years later it’s Boston. 

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Lakewood Hall Of Fame induction class of 2012
Lakewood Hall Of Fame induction class of 2012. L to R: John Brown, Mads Madsen, Dan Kozelnik, Jack Boylan, Keith Lee, Daniel Burnick, Ken Hicks, Sr., Major Finklin, Brent Braisted. Missing was Nanc Arven. (Patricia Halpin)
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Helping The Lifeguards

It is nearly six months since Superstorm Sandy landed a haymaker to much of the Jersey Shore and we are less than six weeks from Memorial Day weekend which is the unofficial start of the summer tourism season. 

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Tim Osborn
Tim Osborn (Ocean County Signal)
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Time Is Up

Last July I was at Toms River High School East for a 7-on-7 tournament that was part of the U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic which would be played later that week. 

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Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari presents proclamations to Greg Janoff, Regional Vice-President of Townsquare Media and General Sales Manager Don Dalesio. Looking on is Master of Ceremonies Nina Anuario and Chamber President Maureen Stankowitz
Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari presents proclamations to Greg Janoff, Regional Vice-President of Townsquare Media (far right) and General Sales Manager Don Dalesio. Looking on is Master of Ceremonies Nina Anuario and Chamber President Maureen Stankowitz
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Honors For Helping During Sandy

Townsquare Media was among several honorees at last night’s Toms River-Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Cocktail Reception at the Ramada on Route 9 in Toms River. 

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Sharing Word Of Sadness, Wisdom & Opinion

I just sit here some mornings staring at my computer’s keyboard and wondering what it is I want to say.  What words of wisdom, sadness, joy, information, opinion, and frivolity do I share with you? 

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Brian Peterson (back turned) at home plate
Brian Peterson (back turned) at home plate (Lakewood BlueClaws)
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A Season Behind The Plate

The one thing that’s been missing in the first 13 seasons of Lakewood BlueClaws baseball is a local player.  With all the good high school and college players that have come out of the shore area you would think one would end up with the Phillies organization and spend a season at FirstEnergy Park. 

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Walter Matthau as coach Butterworth in The Bad News Bears
Walter Matthau as coach Butterworth in The Bad News Bears (YouTube)
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“Bad” Coaches

The spring sports season is just underway which means over the next few weeks I will hear numerous complaints from parents about the coach their son or daughter plays for. 

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Rutgers University President Robert L Barchi
Rutgers University President Robert L Barchi (Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
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A Taste Of Summer

Based on the weather forecast for the next few days you might question if we’re pretty much bypassing spring and going right into summer.   

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Field at FirstEnergy Park
Field at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws (Facebook via Jersey Shore Hurricane News)
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Talking Basketball & Baseball

There is so much to talk about but let’s start with a couple of thoughts on the growing scandal at Rutgers University.  

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Mike Rice
Mike Rice (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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The Mike Rice Problem

There seems little doubt that Mike Rice will be fired as men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University and I wouldn’t be surprised if the dismissal occurred before this day is over. 

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Collin Cowgill #4 of the New York Mets is greeted by John Buck #44, Daniel Murphy #28 and Ruben Tejada #11 after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres on opening day
Collin Cowgill #4 of the New York Mets is greeted by John Buck #44, Daniel Murphy #28 and Ruben Tejada #11 after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres on opening day (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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A Day For Mets Fans To Savor

Only one New York baseball team has a chance to go undefeated this season and it’s not the Yankees. 

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Brian Wilkerson
Brian Wilkerson (courtesy Brian Wilkerson)
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Back On The Sidelines

Brian Wilkinson wanted a second shot at being a head football coach in the Shore Conference and he got it last night in what was probably an unlikely place for him until recently. 

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