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New York's Veterans Day Parade Honors Military Personnel
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A Day To Honor America’s Veterans

It is Veterans Day which is a public holiday to honor all of those who served in the United States Armed Forces. It is a state and federal holiday that does not affect most businesses...

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Alyssa Wilson with her father Jamie, mother Samantha and sister Brianna as she signs an agreement with UCLA
Alyssa Wilson with her father Jamie, mother Samantha and sister Brianna as she signs an agreement with UCLA (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Donovan’s Alyssa Wilson is California Dreaming

Los Angeles is one of three cities still in the running to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and that might work very nicely for Donovan's Alyssa Wilson who will be spending at least the next four years there.

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People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton
People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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The Greatest Upset in Political History

“Do you believe in miracles?! YES! Al Michaels uttered those famous words as he counted down the final moments during the USA’s stunning upset of the Soviet Union in Olympic ice hockey 36 years ago. He might have said the same around 2:30 this morning when Donald Trump went over the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the presidency of the United States in what many are calling the greatest upset in political history.

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Kevin with the Election Day cover of the New York Post
Kevin with the Election Day cover of the New York Post (Ray Malaspina, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Hold Your Nose and Cast Your Vote

The front page of today’s New York Post summed up Election Day for millions of Americans: a picture of a woman holding her nose with the headline,“Vote for the one you dislike least.”

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The beach at Seaside Park still looks nice even if it's cold
The beach at Seaside Park still looks nice even if it's cold (Jane Williams)
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Welcome Back Standard Time

We may have gotten an extra hour’s sleep but the end of Daylight Savings Time is actually pretty depressing as sunset today is 4:47 p.m. and we will continue to lose daylight until December 21st.

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Central Regional's Mike Bickford
Central Regional's Mike Bickford (Bob Badders)
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Central Regional’s Football Team Bounces Back

The low point of Central Regional High School’s football season came during a 42-0 win over Toms River East on September 9th. Despite the blowout victory that improved their record to 2-0 there was little joy among the Golden Eagles because a fight during the game resulted in three of their players (and three from East) being ejected. That meant they would be ineligible for the NJSIAA Playoffs and no matter what their season would end on November 4th.

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Kiss, Car, Date: A First Time for Everything

A recent Harris Poll addressed a subject that has challenged parents for decades but probably more so today than ever: when should kids be allowed to do certain things for the first time?

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Piper Perabo
Piper Perabo (John Sciulli/Getty Images for Audi)
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Ending a ‘Notorious’ Championship Drought

Some middle of the week tidbits, thoughts and opinions,

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A bag of leftover Halloween candy
A bag of leftover Halloween candy (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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‘Halloween is celebrated on October 31′ and Other Statements I Don’t Regret

I have learned that if you want to tick off at least half the public then question why the annual Toms River Halloween Parade is held on Halloween which forces trick or treating the day before in Toms River, Beachwood, Pine Beach, South Toms River and Ocean Gate.

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Beachwood Police hand out Halloween candy
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Two Day Halloween in Toms River

Today is the final day of October which is better known as Halloween which means trick or treating. Well not quite. It is trick or treating for the entire country except for Toms River and some of the surrounding towns which hosted that part of the holiday yesterday.

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