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Trash can in Seaside Park following an explosion
Trash can in Seaside Park following an explosion (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Seaside Park Terrorism: You Bet It Was Covered

Anytime you talk about politics you are sure to make a certain percentage of the population unhappy. It’s the nature of the topic. However to some extent everyone has an opinion when it comes to President Donald Trump and even some of his ardent supporters are questioning his actions and words just three weeks into his term.

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Jaden Rhoden (left) and Mike Nyisztor scored their 1000th career points last night while Darrion Carrington (center) reached 500 career assists last week
Jaden Rhoden (left) and Mike Nyisztor scored their 1000th career points last night while Darrion Carrington (center) reached 500 career assists last week (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Mariners Hoops Having Banner Season

Toms River North is probably not known as a perennial basketball powerhouse but the Mariners have had their periods of success and one of them is right now.

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51(Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Super Bowl LI: From Dud to Super

Super Bowl LI (that’s 51) looked to be a dud until Tom Brady played like a stud and guided the greatest comeback in the history of the game as New England rallied from a 28-3 deficit late in the 3rd quarter to beat Atlanta 34-28 in overtime.

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Vince Lombardi Trophy with Patriots and Falcons helmets
Vince Lombardi Trophy with Patriots and Falcons helmets (Tim Bradbury, Getty Images)
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Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Truth be told the football season ended a couple of weeks ago because what is taking place Sunday in Houston is not really a football game. The Super Bowl has become for the most part a national holiday that does not come with a day off unless you are among the 16 million or so expected to call out sick next Monday.

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Dan Curcione led Wall to the 2016 NJSIAA South Jersey Group III championships.
Dan Curcione led Wall to the 2016 NJSIAA South Jersey Group III championships. (Photo by Mark Brown/B51 Photography)
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Shore Coaching ‘Dynamic Duo’ Changes Teams

Coaching changes in the NFL or major college football are ones that may generate speculation, debate, controversy, intrigue. You name it. When a successful head coach leaves one team or program for another it can have a direct impact on both although expectations are not always met. I have always felt that on the high school level coaching is just as important as talent which is why some programs continue to win even when they don’t have a collection of all stars.

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Rick Handchen
Rick Handchen (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Transition at Brick Township High School

The transition in athletic directors at Brick Township High School has been a bit smoother than the one taking place in Washington DC.

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Protesters in Elizabeth against the President Trump's executve order
Protesters in Elizabeth against the President Trump's executive order (Make The Road New Jersey)
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Understanding President Trump’s Executive Order

Like most of you I don’t really know all the specifics of the immigration ban that was signed by President Donald Trump a few days ago. I don’t know if the new president’s executive order is good or bad, right or wrong. In truth it’s probably somewhere in the middle.

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Maksmymilian Gruszecki (left)
Maksmymilian Gruszecki (left) (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Nothing But Blue Skies for Central Regional’s ‘Maks’

Senior Central Regional basketball star Maksmymilian Gruszecki scored 26 points during a win over Ridge Saturday as part of the Winter Showtime Hoops Classic, was the game MVP and is looking at some top New Jersey colleges.

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Hunter Marhan's pin in the final bout completed a furious comeback by Long Branch to stun Colts Neck and send the Green Wave to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals.
Hunter Marhan's pin in the final bout completed a furious comeback by Long Branch to stun Colts Neck and send the Green Wave to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals. (Bob Badders)
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High school Tournaments Fill the Void Before the Super Bowl

The weekend before the Super Bowl allows us to turn our attention to local sports.

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Beach erosion in Harvey Cedars
Beach erosion in Harvey Cedars (Harvery Cedars Police)
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Passing Referendums and Not Digging Out

Some random notes and thoughts for a Wednesday.

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