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Andy Chase inside his tent on the Ocean of Love billboard in Toms River
Andy Chase inside his tent on the Ocean of Love billboard in Toms River (Townsquare Meida NJ)
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Neither rain nor wind can stop the Ocean of Love Billboard

It’s a tradition unlike any other when it comes to billboard radiothons. 

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Route 9 in Old Bridge
Route 9 in Old Bridge (NJ DOT)
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The Difference 4 Hours Makes

Bouncing around a bit on a Thursday morning:

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Kevin Williams' father whose nickname is "Bear"
Kevin Williams' father whose nickname is "Bear" (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Virtual Prayers For “The Bear”

Facebook certainly has its faults and it’s easy to make fun of those who are seemingly addicted to the online social networking source and share just about everything with their so-called “friends.” 

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(L-R) Brandon, Alex, Jane and Kevin Williams get ready for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Point Pleasant
(L-R) Brandon, Alex, Jane and Kevin Williams get ready for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Point Pleasant (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Making Strides Together

One thing you can count on at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Point Pleasant Beach is that my wife’s car will be the first in the parking lot right next to the starting point.

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Toms River Student Loan Fund recognition dinner honorees
Toms River Student Loan Fund recognition dinner honorees (Susan Guida)
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Honoring Toms River’s Best

The focus was on teachers last night during the Toms River Student Loan Fund’s annual recognition dinner at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center. 

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Beachwood Mayor Ron Roma (back center) and Council President Steve Komsa with the Geiger Family.
Beachwood Mayor Ron Roma (back center) and Council President Steve Komsa with the Geiger Family. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring Beachwood’s “First Famly of Soccer”

 

Thousands of driver’s everyday along Route 166 in Beachwood pass a sign at the intersection of Beachwood Boulevard which draws attention to the borough’s Citizen of the Year. 

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Stevens Institute of Technology women’s soccer team goalie Lindsey Mahnken of Bayville
Stevens Institute of Technology women’s soccer team goalie Lindsey Mahnken of Bayville (Stevens Institute Athletics)
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Toms River North Mariners Roll Out the Ribbons

If you’ve watched an NFL game this month you have likely noticed that just about every participant wears something pink as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
and in recent years that has spilled over to high school games as well.

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Campaign signs in Jackson
Campaign signs in Jackson (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Signs of An Election

As we get closer to Election Day more and more of those lawn signs are popping up and while I assume there are some restrictions they are clearly not enforced.

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13-foot statue of Christopher Columbus
13-foot statue of Christopher Columbus (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The Meaning of Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day, which might be one of the most confusing holidays we have in terms of who observes it and what’s open. 

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Jerry Sandusky and the scoreboard at Sayreville High School
Jerry Sandusky and the scoreboard at Sayreville High School (Sanducky: Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Scoreboard: Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Comparing Sayreville to Happy Valley

On the surface it may appear to be a bit of a stretch but I can see some similarities in what’s taking place now at Sayreville High School and what happened three years ago at Penn State University. 

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