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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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Rocky runs up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps
Rocky runs up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps (YouTube)
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Favorite Big Screen Classics

So I’m flipping through the TV channels after midnight on Saturday which has now turned into Sunday.  I’ve had my fill of college football and watched the replay of the wild World Series ending a dozen times.  I’m thinking of going to sleep but am not all that tired and as I go through the movie channels I come across “Rocky” which was just starting.   

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Members of the Toms River East football team make a donation to the Ocean of Love billboard radiothon
Members of the Toms River East football team make a donation to the Ocean of Love billboard radiothon (Rachael Rittweger)
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Winning On The Field, On The Billboard and At The Store

After a terrible start the Toms River East football team has turned things around and will take a two-game winning streak into tonight’s visit to Toms River South in the first all-Toms River matchup of the fall. 

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Ocean of Love billboard
Ocean of Love billboard (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Ocean Of Love Billboard

As I’m sure many of you know Townsquare Media has four radio stations in the Monmouth/Ocean County area and it’s not unusual for us to promote events for one station on the others especially when there is civic or charitable aspect to that event. 

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Point Beach senior point guard Matt Farrell, pictured with his father, Bob Farrell, announced on Tuesday that he has verbally committed to Boston College.
Point Beach senior point guard Matt Farrell, pictured with his father, Bob Farrell, announced on Tuesday that he has verbally committed to Boston College. (Scott Stump)
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A Big Commitment

A little of this and a little of that on a very fall-like day:

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The family portion of Team Boobarang
The family portion of Team Boobarang (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Team Booberang Walks Again

Point Pleasant Beach was a sea of pink on Sunday as nearly 20,000 people flocked to the town to walk for family, friends, co-workers and the hope that one day breast cancer will be a thing of the past.

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Mike Gesicki
Mike Gesicki (Bill Normile)
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Making A Commitment

We are heading into what looks like another nice fall weekend with temperatures well into the 60’s but it does appear more fall-like weather will finally set in next week. 

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Michael Rankin
Michael Rankin (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Friends Helping (Courageous) Friends

Michael Rankin is a 9-year who lives in Toms River and attends Cedar Grove Elementary School.  He plays soccer, wrestles for three clubs, plays little league and travel baseball, swims for the Ocean County YMCA swim team and also plays the piano.   Michael was also diagnosed with Leukemia less than a year ago and is currently in the maintenance phase of his treatment and doing very well. 

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