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Kevin Williams with a scruffy beard
Kevin Williams with a scruffy beard for "No Shave November" (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Staying Scruffy for a Good Cause

A little of this and a little of that a day after Election Day which for all the talk of change produced very little of it for the most part in New Jersey. 

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SIgn pointing the way to voting machines
SIgn pointing the way to voting machines (Craig Allen, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Midterm Election Day in Ocean County

As Election Days go this one is not all that interesting or riveting although on a national level midterm races could give Republicans control of the Senate for the first time since 2006 while increasing their majority in the House of Representatives. 

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Alex in her new Hoboken apartment's kitchen
Alex in her new Hoboken apartment's kitchen (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Emptying the Nest

I am both happy and sad that my 22-year-old daughter Alex has officially made my wife and me “empty nesters.”

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Pete "Randy Macho Man Savage" Lepore
Pete "Randy Macho Man Savage" Lepore (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Hijacking of Halloween

Today of course is Halloween which I have always thought of as a kid’s celebration that adults have somehow hijacked. 

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basketball backboard
(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Taking the joy out of youth sports

At what age and at what level should winning be the priority when it comes to sports? 

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Damage in Lavallette after Superstorm Sandy
Damage in Lavallette after Superstorm Sandy (Borough of Lavallette)
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Sandy’s One Night Stand

It was two years ago today that the Jersey Shore was introduced to Sandy and while she was only a one-night stand the Superstorm/Hurricane has sure left a lasting impression. 

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Lacey head coach Lou Vircillo moved to second place all time in career wins in Shore Conference history with win No. 264 after a victory over Jackson Liberty.
Lacey head coach Lou Vircillo moved to second place all time in career wins in Shore Conference history with win No. 264 after a victory over Jackson Liberty. (Photo by Scott Stump)
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A Monumental Win

Belated congratulations to Lacey High School football coach Lou Vircillo, who finally collected his 264th career victory over the weekend when his Lions shutout Jackson Liberty. 

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Representatives from Manchester Middle School accept their $10,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation
Representatives from Manchester Middle School accept their $10,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation (OceanFirst Foundation)
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The OceanFirst Foundation Pays Off

More and more school districts are seeking grants and outside funding to support programs no longer covered by budgets while allowing for the establishment of new and innovative ones. 

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Andy Chase inside his tent on the Ocean of Love billboard in Toms River
Andy Chase inside his tent on the Ocean of Love billboard in Toms River (Townsquare Meida NJ)
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Neither rain nor wind can stop the Ocean of Love Billboard

It’s a tradition unlike any other when it comes to billboard radiothons. 

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Route 9 in Old Bridge
Route 9 in Old Bridge (NJ DOT)
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The Difference 4 Hours Makes

Bouncing around a bit on a Thursday morning:

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