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Monmouth football media day
(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Donovan Griffins Relive Memories of the Gepper

Steve Gepp was a Hall of Fame basketball coach for some three decades at St. Joseph’s High School which later became Monsignor Donovan and of course is now Donovan Catholic. During his tenure the Griffins had many outstanding teams and under the colorful Gepp won their share of championships. But the true testament of what he meant to the school and his players is the annual Golf With the Gepper tournament,

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Kevin recreates a baby picture with his son Brandon
Kevin recreates a baby picture with his son Brandon (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Things Not To Do After Age 30

The latest issue of Men's Health magazine offers a list of things men should not do after 30. As is often the case I used some of theirs and some of mine:

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Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning gold
Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning gold (Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The Olympic Distraction

Despite my issues with NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics I find myself glued to the TV during prime-time viewing hours and it’s only a matter of time before these 4 hour sleep nights catch up with me. Actually they already are.

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The coffee area at the Quick Chek in Lawrenceville
The coffee area at the Quick Chek in Lawrenceville (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Coffee, Driving and the Law

Sometimes you just scratch your head over the needless laws that are on the books and if Assemblyman John Wisniewski has his way we’ll add another one in the near future.

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Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The End of the A-Rod Era

Alex Rodriquez has been among the most polarizing athletes of our lifetime as a mere mention of his name can bring a vast variety of reactions from fans, fellow players, past and present teammates and others.

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(If There Is A Need, We Will Feed)
(If There Is A Need, We Will Feed)
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Feeding Those in Need

There are a number of organizations doing their part to help with the growing problem of feeding the hungry as many adults and children right in our own area struggle on a daily basis. You may not see them but they live in just about every town. They could even be your neighbors. Men and women, boys and girls for whom one meal a day is about as good as it gets.

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Rio De Janeiro Prepares For 2016 Summer Olympics
Olympic rings in Olympic Park in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Let the Summer Games Begin

Okay, I’m going to say it without any shame. I love watching the Summer Olympics and for the next couple of weeks I will likely spend countless hours watching swimming, gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, women’s soccer and more.

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Rubber masks in the likeness of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
Rubber masks in the likeness of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
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The Most Vicious Presidential Campaign Ever

It’s three months until the presidential election and one thing is apparent: there is a viciousness to this campaign that starts at the top and goes all the way to the bottom. And it has to stop now.

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Crosswalk sign
Crosswalk sign sign in downtown Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Confusion at the Crosswalk

We all have our pet peeves and some of us (including yours truly) could come up with a very long list. I don’t know where it would be on my list but clearly somewhere at the top would be rude pedestrians.

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Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis
(L-R) Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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A Weekend Off The Beach

A little of this and a little of that on August 1st which has always been one of my least favorite days on the calendar because it’s a reminder that summer days and nights will soon be but a memory.

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Democratic National Convention: Day Four
Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton embrace at the Democratic National Convention (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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Voting For The Lesser of Two Evils

The conventions are over and the race for the White House between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has officially begun and most Americans will likely cast their ballot for the lesser of two evils.

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Kevin and his kids Brandon and Alex and wife Jane on the North River Lobster Company’s floating lobster shack
Kevin and his kids Brandon and Alex and wife Jane on the North River Lobster Company’s floating lobster shack (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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3:27 a.m.: The Time Vacation Comes To An End

My brief summer vacation ended at 3:27 this morning when the annoying buzzer of my alarm clock went off. It’s ironic because for those of us who get up early maybe the best part of vacation is not setting an alarm.

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