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Christian Kane with son Gavin, wife Mary and their other five children
Christian Kane with son Gavin, wife Mary and their other five children (Christian Kane)
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Help Toms River’s Field of Dreams Become a Reality

You have likely read or heard recently about the monumental effort in Toms River to build a true “Field of Dreams.” It is the brainchild and passion of Chrstian Kane and his wife Mary and it would benefit those like their six-year old son Gavin and other special needs children.

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Brian Wilkerson
Brian Wilkerson (Brian Wilkerson)
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4: The Number That Matters Most

After turning around Pinelands Regional's football team, coach Brian Wilkinson’s loyalty was not rewarded as he is among a handful of non-tenured history teachers who will not be returning in the fall due to budget cuts.

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Janis Tice
Janis Tice (Kevin Williams, Townquare Media NJ)
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Janis Tice: Forever a Big Part of Toms River South Pride

Two months ago Janis lost a long battle with breast cancer at the age of 61 and tomorrow night prior to the Indians game against Brick her contributions and memory will be honored as part of Senior Night.

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Kevin Williams in the suit he would have worn to the Met Gala
Kevin Williams in the suit he would have worn to the Met Gala (Kevin Williams)
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Small Crowds, Rich Crowds

Sorry I could not make it to last night’s Met Gala, the charity ball held at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art each year. Tickets started at $30,000. I wonder if there was an open bar and all you can eat shrimp.

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NIcholas Paggi and his mother mother Helga
NIcholas Paggi and his mother mother Helga (GoFundMe)
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A Parent’s Worst Nightmare Comes True

In those few seconds it takes to answer the phone when it rings in the middle of the night your mind races with terrible thoughts and you take a deep breath before saying “hello.” For Helga Paggi it was not a phone call but rather the sight of two Toms River Police officers at her door last week that signaled something was wrong.

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Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park
Kevin Williams in his "happy place" at the beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Have a Nice Working Weekend

"Have a nice weekend" is something that will be repeated time and time again today because on Friday our thoughts are often on the weekend with most people assuming that Saturday and Sunday are days off. However that is not the case for a large percentage of us as nearly one third of single-job workers are at work on a Saturday or Sunday and, in some cases, both days.

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Peter Schlendorf
Peter Schlendorf (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Good Sports, Bad Sports

The good: Donovan Catholic’s Peter Schlendorf had a banner day for Donovan Catholic's lacrosse team. The bad? The Mets are in trouble and it's not even May.

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Matt Davidson #24 of the Chicago White Sox (L) high fives Todd Frazier #21
Matt Davidson #24 of the Chicago White Sox (L) high fives Todd Frazier #21(Jon Durr/Getty Images)
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Todd Frazier Turns the Corner From a Slow Start

Toms River's Todd Frazier had his best game of the season on Tuesday night after a bout with the flu and doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored three as Chicago rolled to a 10-5 victory.

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Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
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Revisiting an Old Favorite Film

My favorite movie of all time is “The Graduate “which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and returning to the big screen via a digitally restored version Wednesday at the AMC Loews Seacourt 10 in Toms River as well as 700 other theaters around the country.

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Len Zdanowicz (left) and Steve Bush prepare to award plaques
Len Zdanowicz (left) and Steve Bush prepare to award plaques (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Honoring Gridiron and Classroom Success

85 high school seniors were honored for making the Shore Football Coaches Foundation Academic All Shore Team by combining their football achievements with those in the classroom.

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