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Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and Kate Winslet
Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and Kate Winslet (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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A Night with Oscar

The 88th Academy Awards, a 3-hour plus gala in which Hollywood pats itself on the back, featured some major surprises on a night when the theme was clearly the controversy over the film industry’s lack of diversity.

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A Dinner With Michael Symon And John Stevenson - Part Of The Bank Of America Dinner Series - Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented By FOOD & WINE
Ilya S. Savenok ( Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
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Lowering The Drinking Age to 18

I somehow missed a story that surfaced earlier this week about a New Jersey Assemblyman wanting to lower the drinking age to 18 in the state. I honestly knew nothing about it until my wife mentioned in to me Thursday and I actually questioned the accuracy of the story until doing a bit of research.

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Tom Tarver at Manalapan with his daughter Mia
Tom Tarver at Manalapan with his daughter Mia (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Tom Tarver Returns to Shore Football

A little of this and a little of that with just 18 days to Daylight Savings Time, 25 days until spring begins, 96 days to Memorial Day and 117 days until summer begins. We can make it!

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Mater Dei junior Elijah Mitchell throws down two of his 16 points.
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No Lack of Excitement at the SCT (But Parking Is Another Matter)

If you attended last night’s talent show at Toms River High School North and were not notified in advance there was another event taking place on the campus you might have been jolted when you pulled into the parking lot.

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Michigan State v Rutgers
Students cheer on the Rutgers football team at High Point Solutions Stadium (Elsa/Getty Images)
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Parents Who Go Overboard

As parents our devotion, dedication and belief in our children can often make us blind to what the outside world sees and that we can go way overboard sometimes.

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Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500
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A Weekend of Thrills on the Track and Court

You often here the expression “it’s a game of inches” used in sports but rarely when it comes to auto racing yet it was a matter of inches that decided Sunday’s Daytona 500 and coming out on the short end was a Southern Regional High School alumnus.

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Donald Trump speaks to voters during a campaign event in Gaffney, South Carolina
Donald Trump speaks to voters during a campaign event in Gaffney, South Carolina (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump, the Teflon Candidate

One of the most amazing things about Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency is that he’s by far the wealthiest individual seeking the office yet he’s not had to spend all that much to rise to the top among Republican contenders...

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Kyle Sandberg with this year's seniors at Toms River High School East
Kyle Sandberg with this year's seniors at Toms River High School East (Ryne Sandburg)
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A Bad Start Leads to Good News to Share

Here’s a guaranteed bad start to your morning. You pull up to a Dunkin' Donuts and order coffee at the drive-thru even though you’re a couple of minutes behind schedule. When you drive around to the window you see there’s a car in front of you and unfortunately they have ordered things that take a bit longer to make like a frozen Dunkaccino and breakfast sandwich. Now you’re going to be late.

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dunking basketball
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Fantastic Finishes at the Shore Conference Basketball Tournament

I have always thought of the Shore Conference Tournament as the highlight of the basketball season even though I was opposed to the change made several years ago to expand the field from 16 teams to all of those with a .500 or better record. I’ll admit to being “old school” and feeling the tournament should be a reward for having a good season and a .500 record is not something most teams celebrate.

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Poster for the 11th annual Phil Citta Memorial Fundraiser
Poster for the 11th annual Phil Citta Memorial Fundraiser (The Office Restaurant and Lounge)
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Phil Citta’s 72nd Birthday Celebration

I don’t need any extra motivation to pay a visit to The Office Restaurant & Lounge as I was there twice over the weekend but my guess is I will be stopping in at some point tomorrow as well to wish Phil Citta a happy 72nd birthday.

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