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Jane and Kevin Williams wedding picture
Jane and Kevin Williams wedding picture (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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34 Years Later and Still In Love

In 34 years of marriage when it comes to questions about who is right and wrong I’m about as successful as the Mets offense.

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U.S. Supreme Court building
U.S. Supreme Court building (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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A Case of Ridiculous Heads for the U.S. Supreme Court

Anyone who has a vested interest in North Bergen High School should be horrified and ashamed over the actions of their Board of Education.

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A road in need of repair in Toms River
A road in need of repair in Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Roads In Need of Repair

You hear a lot of talk about our failing infrastructure and while some of it might not be evident one thing is for sure: our roads are in terrible condition. 

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The Jackson Little League team
The Jackson Little League team (Jackson Little League)
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Jackson Little League Gets Revenge on Toms River

Some random thoughts on a Tuesday and remember the promise you made this winter about not complaining when it got hot.

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Kevin Williams circa 1979 and today
Kevin Williams circa 1979 and today (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A 36 year career in Ocean County

This week I will celebrate two anniversaries although I’m not sure of the date of one of them.

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The Ocean County all-star team
The Ocean County all-star team (Ray Rich Photography)
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Gridiron Classic brings bitter rivals together

One of the things I like best about the U.S. Army All Shore Gridiron Classic is the coming together of players who only months before were bitter rivals.

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Cover of the 2015 U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic program
Cover of the 2015 U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic program (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Perfect Night for Football

A perfect night on tap for the 38th annual U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic which for the first time will be held at Long Branch High School. Known to many as the Monmouth-Ocean game it’s the final football game for many recently-graduated high school seniors while others get ready to play on the collegiate level.

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The Rutgers Athletics contingent takes a selfie with The Scarlet Knight in Cape May.
The Rutgers Athletics contingent takes a selfie with The Scarlet Knight in Cape May. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Show Your Scarlet Knight Pride

Tomorrow looks like a great day to walk the boardwalk and if you’re a Rutgers alumnus or supporter you might want to join up with a contingent of your fellow Scarlet Knights who will stroll the boards in Lavallette, Ortley Beach, Seaside Park and Seaside Heights. It’s all part of an initiative this summer in which Rutgers representatives, including student-athletes walk every boardwalk in New Jersey to promote the school and athletic program.

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Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with his brother Jeff during the Gillette Home Run Derby
Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with his brother Jeff during the Gillette Home Run Derby (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Beast of the East is also the King of Swing

In all honesty the Home Run Derby is a rather meaningless exhibition which allows the host city for Baseball’s All-Star Game to have a second night to pack the stands while ESPN’s Chris Berman drives you to the edge with his “back, back, back” calls.

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Berkeley Beach Patrol boat
Berkeley Beach Patrol boat (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Perfect Weekend

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty beat this morning after spending more than 12 hours at the beach this weekend.

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