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Void Remains more than a Year after Popcorn Park Zoo’s Prognosticating Football Camel Dies

Football fans may be feeling a little lost predicting this year's Super Bowl Champion without help from the late prognosticating camel "Princess" more than a year after her death at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township. 

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(L) Reverend Edward Harper; (R) South Toms River Mayor Oscar Cradle (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
(L) Reverend Edward Harper; (R) South Toms River Mayor Oscar Cradle (Dianne DeOliveira, Townsquare Media)
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Local Black Leaders Give Their Take on Race Relations

 

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Is racism still an issue in 2015? Local Ocean County veterans of the civil rights movement believe it is. On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, South Toms River Mayor Oscar Cradle contended that complacency can easily dismantle all the advances of the civil rights movement. Cradle was one of a distinguished panel of local leaders whose experiences with racism changed their lives.

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Darian Barnes
Darian Barnes
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Former Pro Footballer Takes Over as Colts Neck’s Head Coach

Retired pro-football player Darian Barnes is back with the Shore Conference in a big way. 34-year-old Barnes, who played 7 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a fullback during a Super Bowl victory year in 2002, will be head coach at Colts Neck High Sch

3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur
3rd Congressional District Republican candidate Tom MacArthur (R) (Townsquare Media NJ)
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MacArthur Telephone Town Hall Tonight

Missed your chance to speak with shore Representative Tom MacArthur (R-3) during this month's "Ask The Congressman" on WOBM-AM? You get a second chance tonight.

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Ocean County’s Homeless to be Counted Next Week

Ocean County will try to get an accurate count of the homeless living here for the annual Point-In-Time federal survey on Wednesday, February 4. 

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TechFest 5 Is Bigger & Better Than Ever

Ocean County Vocational Technical School's annual "TechFest" music festival is back and bigger and better than ever with its fifth installment coming up in April.

The event raises money for scholarships for students from the OCVT

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Financial Impact Unknown in Proposed South Seaside Park Secession

Hearings continue next week on whether to allow residents of Berkeley's South Seaside Park section to secede from the Township and instead become part of Seaside Park.

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OC Freeholder Works to Protect Seniors from Hidden Fees

Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari is hoping to protect senior citizens from having their retirement savings slowly drained by hidden fees. Vicari said in many cases, seniors are being told that there are no fees associated with their 401k's and bank accounts but he says many of these accounts contain hidden fees

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Flickr / L.G.T.
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Snow Shoveling Tips

Shoveling snow in a storm of this caliber that's bearing down on the Jersey Shore can be dangerous, especially in people with existing heart conditions, according to Dr. Anthony Matejicka, Chief Medical Officer at Community Medical Center in Toms River. 

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Ship Avenue in snow, December 2009/photo courtesy of riversidesignal.com
Ship Avenue in snow, December 2009/photo courtesy of riversidesignal.com
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Beachwood Residents Reminded to Keep Parked Vehicles off Streets

The Beachwood Police Department is asking residents to keep parked vehicles off the roads during the snow storm to allow plows and emergency vehicles to get through, as per the Borough Ordinance. 

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