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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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Kevin's daughter Alex (L) with her sorority sisters collecting for THON at Shop Rite in Toms River.
Kevin's daughter Alex (L) with her sorority sisters collecting for THON at Shop Rite in Toms River. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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First Monday In October

Jumping all around on this first day of October.

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Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a solo home run
Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a solo home run (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Football, Baseball & Canning

The fourth weekend of the high school football season is here and for the first time we could be dealing with some wet weather. 

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Are You Ready For Some Football With Real Referees?

While you were sleeping (at least most of you) the NFL and the referees union reached tentative agreement on a new contract which means you can say goodbye to the replacement refs. 

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Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeney’s Grab For A Headline Over NFL Replacement Refs

Until yesterday what I knew about Steve Sweeney was limited to the fact that he’s the President of the New Jersey State Senate and a Democrat from Gloucester County.

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Seahawks Packers Monday Night Touchdown
Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes the controversial game winning catch (Kevin Casey, Getty Images)
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Cheesehead Robbery

I don’t like to use this segment often to talk about professional sports but I feel compelled to chime in on the growing controversy about the National Football League’s use of replacement referees as the labor dispute with the union representing the regular officials continues.   

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Garrett Graham
Garrett Graham (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Catching Up On The Weekend

A little of this and a little of that after a spectacular weekend which saw summer officially come to an end and fall arrive.

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