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Toms river east vs. Southern
Matt Gudzak, Jerry Caporale and Toms River East welcome Southern on Saturday as the Raiders make a bid to secure a playoff spot in South Jersey Group IV. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
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Remembering Those Who Served From Ocean County

Some random notes and thoughts on this Veteran’s Day in which we honor all of those who have and are serving in the armed services. 

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ball helmet
(Brad Burascano, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Last Weekend of the Season

When the high school football season began in early September the general consensus was that defending champion Lacey was the team to beat in Class A South and their most serious challenge would come from Brick Memorial and Toms River South. 

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HIgh Tech Hall at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City
HIgh Tech Hall at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City (Facebook)
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Learning At The Teacher’s Convention

Public schools in the state are closed today and tomorrow for the annual New Jersey Education Association Convention in Atlantic City. 

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Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall
Governor Chris Christie arrives to speak at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall ( Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Election Post Mortum

As I mentioned yesterday it was a foregone conclusion that Chris Christie would be re-elected to a second term as Governor of New Jersey and if there was any suspense it ended quickly. 

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Polling place in Atlantic County
Polling place in Atlantic County (Chris Coleman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Heading To The Polls

Today is Election Day in New Jersey and the focus state-wide has been on the Governor’s race where incumbent Chris Christie is a double-digit favorite over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono. 

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Political signs in Toms River
Political signs in Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Scourge Of The Sign

Tomorrow of course is Election Day and its one with some added interest in New Jersey because of the race for Governor. 

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Central's Amanda Carolan (right) and Lindsey Maikin celebrate another upset win for the Golden Eagles, who will play in their first ever SCT final on Saturday night. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
Central's Amanda Carolan (right) and Lindsey Maikin celebrate another upset win for the Golden Eagles, who will play in their first ever SCT final on Saturday night. (Photo by Cliff Lavelle)
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Central Regional’s Cinderella Season

I did not get home until late last night so the task of greeting trick or treaters was left up to my wife.  She told me this morning that we had a lot of visitors to the house and just about ran out of candy. 

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Kevin's daughter Alex and son Brandon in their Halloween costumes during their childhood
Kevin's daughter Alex and son Brandon in their Halloween costumes during their childhood (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Hometown View Halloween

Today of course is Halloween and for the first time ever regardless of where you live in Ocean County it’s also Trick or Treat. 

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Nick Moglia
Nick Moglia (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Brick Township Student Pays It Forward

A couple of weeks ago I did a Hometown View on Friends Helping Friends of New Jersey who will hold a fundraising event on Friday that will benefit several local people facing medical challenges. 

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Storm damage at the Jersey Shore (John Moore, Getty Images)
Storm damage at the Jersey Shore (John Moore, Getty Images)
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Are We Really Stronger Than The Storm?

STRONGER THAN THE STORM.  Is that the battle-cry we have vowed to live by or is it a political marketing slogan that has masked the reality of what thousands of people are still facing on a daily basis?

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