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Gary Nova of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights warms up during a game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.
Gary Nova of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights warms up during a game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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The Reality of High Expectations

It was just about a year ago that I did a segment titled High Expectations, Harsh Reality for Student Athletes which began with “I am constantly amazed at the number of young athletes (actually the parents of young athletes) who expect their child to land a college scholarship and when they don’t look to point the finger, usually at a coach.”

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Category: Hometown View
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Tom Macpherson\Getty Images
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One Day A Year You Get to Call Your Own

Growing up I think we all looked forward to that one day a year. No, not Christmas, our Birthday. It's the one day of the year that belongs to "you" and "you" only. As kids you wake up to Mom, Dad, sisters and brothers saying "Happy Birthday."

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East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol"
East Brunswick's Jax performs Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on "American Idol" (YouTube)
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Jersey girl Jax returns home after latest ‘American Idol’ triumph

Jersey Girl Jax will be honored by her hometown Friday when she returns to the Garden State. She took one step closer to the American Idol finals this week, becoming the only woman in the competition's top 4.

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Damage from Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant
Damage from Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant (Dennis Malloy, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Letters will soon be sent to Sandy victims about reopening claims

Beginning next month, thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims will begin receiving letters asking whether they want to reopen damage claims if they feel their initial claim was wrongfully denied or they don't believe they received a fair settlement.

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Operation Sin City suspects
Operation Sin City suspects (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Two heroin networks smashed in twin probes, say authorities

Two networks suspected of moving tens of thousands of hits of heroin each week through Ocean, Monmouth, Atlantic, and Union Counties and Philadelphia are simultaneously shut down and 34 suspects are identified in a two-pronged probe centered in Ocean County.

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Education commissioner repeats warning regarding state aid, PARCC

Instead of backing away from threats to withhold school aid for districts that fail to have 95 percent of their students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, New Jersey Education commissioner David Hespe doubled down Tuesday and repeated a warning to the State Senate Budget Committee.

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Kevin 's stress reliever: spending time with his family. Here he tailgates before a Penn State game with his wife Jane and daughter Alex
Kevin 's stress reliever: spending time with his family. Here he tailgates before a Penn State game with his wife Jane and daughter Alex (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Lessons in Stress Management

The burdens of everyday life can be overwhelming at times and can easily make you wonder if you’ll get through them. Or if it’s even worth it. Today seems like a good day to bring back and oldie but a goodie from an expert on dealing with stress management.

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Category: Hometown View

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