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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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Vin Ebenau/Townsquare Media
Vin Ebenau/Townsquare Media
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Lunch at Jon Bon Jovi’s Place

There must be something about January 23rd when it comes to bad weather. Yesterday we got slammed by a Nor’easter that resulted in power outages, flooding, wind damage and beach erosion. On the same date last year it was a major blizzard that not only dumped between 16-24 inches of snow but also produced major flooding.

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Point Boro celebrates coach Kevin Hynes’s 300th career win.
Point Boro celebrates coach Kevin Hynes’s 300th career win. (Matt Manley, Townsquare Media NJ))
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A Weekend of Milestones

A number of Shore coaches and educators reached career milestones over the weekend.

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Ticket to the inauguration
Ticket to the inauguration ceremony (Gary Gellman)
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U.S.A.: Rooting For The Home Team

I’m fascinated at times by politics and how some people are so sure they have all the answers. And I’m not talking about the politicians but everyday people who are sure they know more than me and you. With that said today is inauguration day which is something our federal government and country has held since 1789.

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An example of deteriorating facilities in the Pineland Regional School District
An example of deteriorating facilities in the Pineland Regional School District(Regional School District)
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Pinelands Regional District Asks For Taxpayer Help

Regardless of where you live your property taxes are likely pretty high so the last thing you want is anything that raises them even more. For that reason school referendums in recent years have had a difficult time garnering the public’s support.

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Dickies Dogs in South Toms River
Dickies Dogs in South Toms River (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Don’t Judge a Business By Its Name

So what’s in a name? I have always believed that in some cases the name of a business can help or hurt its chances of success. Take for example Dicky’s Dogs on Route 166 in South Toms River.

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Inauguration merchandise is seen near the White House
Inauguration merchandise is seen near the White House (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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Preparing For A New President

Nobody knows for sure what to expect once President-elect Donald Trump becomes President Trump on Friday but clearly there has never been anything like what’s taken place between Election Day in November and the inauguration on Friday.

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Jane Williams Turns 60
(Kevin WIlliams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Happy 60th birthday Jane!

As we get older most of us tend to ignore birthdays because it’s a reminder that we are getting older. I say most of us because some look forward to their birthday each year like it’s a national holiday which should be celebrated. We all know a few of them.

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