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Tyrice Beverette with (L) basketball coach Randy Holmes & (R) football coach L.J. Clarke
Tyrice Beverette with (L) basketball coach Randy Holmes & (R) football coach L.J. Clarke (Kevin WIlliams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Signing Day

About 100 people gathered in a large room at Lakewood High School Wednesday afternoon to hear Piners football standout Tyrice Beverette announce his college choice on National Signing Day.

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Homes in Toms River damaged by Sandy
Homes in Toms River damaged by Sandy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Sandy Is Still Here For Many

For most of us Superstorm Sandy was more of an inconvenience than anything else.  We might have lost power for some time and had a few trees fall in our yards but for the most part the loss from the storm was minimal. 

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII
Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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A Great Game In New Orleans

Super Bowl 47 had something for just about everyone including big plays, a power failure, a scintillating halftime performance by Beyonce, a very cute Clydesdale,  a bit of controversy, a fantastic finish and in the end a 34-31 victory for a Ravens team that looked anything but Super just 7 weeks ago.

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Super Sports Weekend

The Pine Belt Arena should be the scene of an exciting Saturday of high school wrestling as the venue hosts the Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals and Finals for the first time ever. 

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(L-R) Incoming BlueClaws General Manager Brandon Morano and Geoff Brown, the outgoing GM who is taking a position with the Rutgers athletic department.
(L-R) Incoming BlueClaws General Manager Brandon Morano and Geoff Brown, the outgoing GM who is taking a position with the Rutgers athletic department. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Change At The Top

In the world we live in it’s often hard to find good things and good news but let’s close out the month of January with a couple of positive items.

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Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Heading For The Hall Of Shame?

Is Alex Rodriguez on a quick path to the Hall of Shame where he might be welcomed in by Lance Armstrong? 

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Drive thru
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The Perils Of The Drive Thru

We have become an increasingly lazy society which explains the popularity of drive thru lanes at everything from banks to fast food restaurants. 

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Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark
Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark (Facebook)
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Winter Is Alive & Well

Random thoughts on this final Monday of January, a month which has reminded us that winter is still alive and well.

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Logo of Monsignor Donovan's 50th anniversary celebration
Logo of Monsignor Donovan's 50th anniversary celebration (Monsignor Donovan High School)
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Monsignor Donovan Celebrates 50 Years

They opened their doors in 1962 as St. Joseph High School and a little more than two decades later the school name was changed to Monsignor Donovan.  Now in its 50th year as Ocean County’s catholic high school Mon Don’s year-long golden celebration continues tomorrow with an Alumni Basketball Reunion and Retired Jersey Celebration.  

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Front of the Crab's Claw Inn
Front of the Crabs Claw Inn (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Lavallette Strong

I’ve been making more and trips to the barrier island in the last couple of weeks and there is plenty of good news but unfortunately just as much bad news. 

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Geoff Brown
BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown Announcing First Energy Park Hosting the 2013 All Star game while in Seaside Heights (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A BlueClaw Moves On

I first met Geoff Brown in November of 1999 when he was introduced as General Manager of what would be a new minor league baseball team in Lakewood.  At that time the team did not have a name or even a stadium and they were working out of temporary offices in the Lakewood Industrial Park. 

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Snow 2010
Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media NJ
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Real Winter Returns

There will be moans and groans heard around the shore today.  People will show up in their office complaining about how they had to clean off their cars and scrape ice off the windshield. 

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