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Andy Chase on the Ocean Of Love Radiothon billboard
Andy Chase on the Ocean Of Love Radiothon billboard (Townsquare Media NJ)
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In The Homestretch Of The Ocean Of Love Radiothon

Random thoughts and notes heading into the weekend.

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Jackson sign
Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ
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Remembering “The Duck”

For more than 33 years I have worked here and obviously when you do something for that long you develop relationships with people.  I have been blessed in that many of them have become close friends. 

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Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees reacts after he struck out for the final out of game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers
Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees reacts after he struck out for the final out of game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Winter Looms In The Bronx

It used to be fun to root against the Yankees.  As a matter of fact as a long-suffering Mets fan I’m one of those whose baseball fandom could best be described by saying “I root for two teams…the Mets and whoever is playing the Yankees.”

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Andy Chase on the Ocean Of Love Radiothon billboard
Andy Chase on the Ocean Of Love Radiothon billboard (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Halloween & Hope

Just 14 shopping days left before Halloween but I already have my costume picked out. 

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Derek Jeter being helped off the field after injuring his ankle.
Derek Jeter being helped off the field after injuring his ankle. (Elsa/Getty Images)
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Random Thoughts With A Head Cold

Random thoughts and notes on a Monday  as I deal with a head cold. 

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Central Regional High School
Central Regional High School
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Remembering The ’71 CRHS Golden Eagles

Most of you have no idea how good the 1971 Central Regional High School Football team was but I’m here to tell you that it was nothing short of sensational…and that might be an understatement. 

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Toms River nativeTodd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds throws the ball during batting practice before Game Four of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants
Toms River nativeTodd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds throws the ball during batting practice before Game Four of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Quick Hits

Just a few quick hitters for today.

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Friends Helping Friends
Friends Helping Friends (FriendsHelpingFriends.com)
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Paying It Forward

Friends Helping Friends of New Jersey was formed following the “pay it forward” philosophy as the organization holds fundraising events to assist friends and their families who are in need of financial assistance and other support. 

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Newsroom typewriter
Newsroom typewriter (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Making Of The Hometown View

The other day I was introduced to someone who wanted to know how I come up with something every morning for this segment and whether I write it well in advance of when you hear it. 

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Christopher Columbus circa 1500
Christopher Columbus circa 1500 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Happy Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day which has been a federal holiday since 1937 and of course is to celebrate Christopher Columbus’s first journey to the Americas. 

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Monsignor Donovan High School
Monsignor Donovan High School (Monsignor Donovan High School)
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The Year Of The Golden Griffin

We are going from summer to very much fall-like weather conditions this weekend. Today will be a beach day for those who can take advantage of it but by Sunday we are looking at rain and temperatures not getting out of the 50’s.

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Workers make adjustments to the stage ahead of the first presidential debate at the University of Denver
Workers make adjustments to the stage ahead of the first presidential debate at the University of Denver (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Facing Off In Denver

I have to admit I’m looking forward to tonight’s televised Presidential debate which will run from 9-10:30 and focus on the economy. 

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