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Flood-damaged belongings sit on the side of the road in a Union Beach neighborhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy
Flood-damaged belongings sit on the side of the road in a Union Beach neighborhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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A Week Of Roughing It

Where do I begin on this Monday? 

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Donations brought to Toms River High School North
Donations brought to Toms River High School North (Paul Barnoski)
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Good Comes Shining Through

We are clearly at our best during the worst.  As bad as this week has been for many the good has shone through brightly at times. 

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Children Enjoy Traditional Halloween Pumpkins
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Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween and the costumes you see around the shore area today will be a bit different from the past.  Instead of witches and warlocks, skeletons and bumble bees and werewolf’s and Indian maidens you’ll find many in jeans, sweatshirts and boots.  They won’t be saying trick or treat but rather “we need to find another place to live” or “boy what I would give for a hot cup of coffee.”

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Flooding on Long Beach Island near Murphy's Chicken & Egg
Flooding on Long Beach Island near Murphy's Chicken & Egg (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Watching The Worst Fears Become Reality

There are really no words that can be used to sum up what the Jersey Shore has been through over the last few days from the time we realized that our worst fears were about to become a reality. 

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(L-R) Manager Bruce Bochy #15, Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean, MVP Pablo Sandoval #48 and Laurence M. Baer President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants poses with the Commissioner's Trophy after Game Four of the World Series
(L-R) Manager Bruce Bochy #15, Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean, MVP Pablo Sandoval #48 and Laurence M. Baer President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants poses with the Commissioner's Trophy after Game Four of the World Series. ( Matt Solcum - Pool/Getty Images)
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Nothing Here About Sandy

So what’s there to talk about today?

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Campaign signs in Jackson
Campaign signs in Jackson (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Picking A Leader

Less than two weeks away to Election Day and a good time to see how some men feel about the process of choosing our leader. 

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October Snowstorm Hits The Northeast
October snowstorm (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
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October Suprises

You probably don’t want to make any plans for late October next year especially in you believe that bad things do come in threes. 

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Monster energy drink
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Hooked On Energy Drinks

Walk into any convenience store and head to the glass cases where cold drinks are kept and you will find no shortage of choices when it comes to the ever-growing market for energy drinks.  Customers buy them early in the morning and late in the evening and we all probably know of someone who is almost hooked on them.

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Team Boobarang
Team Boobarang at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Day To Make Strides

There was a sea of pink in Point Pleasant Beach yesterday as some 20,000 people came to town for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. 

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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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