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13-foot statue of Christopher Columbus
13-foot statue of Christopher Columbus (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The Meaning of Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day, which might be one of the most confusing holidays we have in terms of who observes it and what’s open. 

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Jerry Sandusky and the scoreboard at Sayreville High School
Jerry Sandusky and the scoreboard at Sayreville High School (Sanducky: Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Scoreboard: Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Comparing Sayreville to Happy Valley

On the surface it may appear to be a bit of a stretch but I can see some similarities in what’s taking place now at Sayreville High School and what happened three years ago at Penn State University. 

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Toms River Student Loan Fund logo
(Toms River Student Loan Fund)
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Toms River Helps Its Own Students

If you have a child in college or one close to that point you are quite aware that the costs associated today with higher education are staggering and often crippling. 

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The entrance to Lakewood High School
The entrance to Lakewood High School (Lakewood Scoop)
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Football’s Trifecta of Trouble

Clearly it’s been a rough couple of days for the sport of football and for once I’m not talking about the NFL but rather right in our own backyard.

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The scoareboard at Sayreville War Memorial High School
The scoareboard at Sayreville War Memorial High School (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sayreville Cancels the Season

Sayreville High School has fielded one of the top public school football programs in the state over the last couple of decades.

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Ed Sarluca (R) and fellow inductees Mike Moynahan(Swimming),Jon Dawson(Tennis)),Melanie Ford (basketball, me(Baseball) into the University of Charleston Sports Hall of Fame
Ed Sarluca (R) and fellow inductees Mike Moynahan(Swimming),Jon Dawson(Tennis)),Melanie Ford (basketball, me(Baseball) into the University of Charleston Sports Hall of Fame (Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Good Weekend for Football, Movies and Honors

Its possible Brick and Jackson Memorial could meet on the football field again during the state playoffs and if they do don’t be surprised if fans get treated to another dandy like the one that took place Saturday night at Munley Field. 

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A tray of Dunkin Donuts coffee
A tray of Dunkin Donuts coffee (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Drive-in and napkin pet peeves

Pet peeves.We all have them and it does not matter if they’re big or small because they just push that button that sets us off. It seems like the ones that bother me the most keep popping up.

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Senior tight end Jordan Craig comes down with the ball after a leaping 30-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that gave Toms River North a 30-27 lead.
Senior tight end Jordan Craig comes down with the ball after a leaping 30-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that gave Toms River North a 30-27 lead. (Heather Laing Photography).
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4 Days of Football

It’s a long high school football weekend with 22 games spread over four days because of Yom Kippur and the schedule includes a Saturday night game in Jackson that just may determine who wins the Class A South championship.

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Heroes and Legends game at FirstEnergy Park
Heroes and Legends game at FirstEnergy Park (Lakewood BlueClaws)
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Heroes and Legends at FirstEnergy Park

FirstEnergy Park is the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws and the ballpark also hosts high school and college baseball games among others. 

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Monmouth Park
Monmouth Park (Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media)
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Hedging Bets on Sports Gambling in NJ

A few weeks ago proponents of legalized sports betting got all fired up when Governor Chris Christie basically came out and said casinos and racetracks could move forward and offer sports wagering. 

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