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Holiday Eating Strategies (Audio)

Tis the season to toss sensible eating habits out the window. For many of us, the sugary, salty and or fried tasty holiday treats and hors d'oeuvres are just too good to pass up. The big concern? is that getting back on the right eating track after a holiday binge may not be as easy as you think

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Jason Walsh of Bayville, Photo Credit Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
Jason Walsh of Bayville, Photo Credit Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
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OC Men Arrested for Sexual Assault of Minors

A tier-three Megan's Law sex offender from Bayville and a Toms River man were arrested Friday in separate incidents involving the alleged sexual assaults of minors. Jason Walsh, of Bayville, is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old female while giving her a driving lesson

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NJ State Senator Robert Singer (Townsquare Media)
NJ State Senator Robert Singer (Townsquare Media)
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Extending the Permit Extension Act?

New legislation from Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible (R-30) would extend the Permit Extension Act of 2012 for another 2 years.

The current Act - which allows developers to avoid halting projects while reapplying for lapsed permits -  is set

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Long-awaited Improvements Slated to Begin in South Toms River in 2015

2015 is a few weeks away, but it's shaping up to be a busy one for South Toms River. Officials have unveiled long-awaited improvements slated to begin in the coming months to make the 87-year-old Borough more pedestrian-friendly. 

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Tips to Keep Families and Pets Safe this Holiday Season

Holiday decorations are tempting to pets, but taking some simple precautions can keep everyone safe. 

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Gas Prices, Photo Credit to Listener Robyn Key
Gas Prices, Photo Credit to Listener Robyn Key
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Gas Tax Hike Proposal is Not Popular with Shore Lawmakers

State lawmakers consider increasing the gas tax to help replenish the anemic Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) but officials from the Jersey shore are not on board.

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Nick Folk
Nick Folk
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Lakewood High Wins Health Award and Visit from Jets Kicker

New York Jets Kicker Nick Folk will visit Lakewood High School on December 16 to honor the school as the 2014 winner of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Jets PLAY 60 "Eat Right, Move More" program. State Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will also appear at 12:30 that day.

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The Toms River District Will Explore Later Start for Schools

Starting the day a half-hour later is something the Toms River District will consider for the 2016-2017 school year.  

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(L-R) South Toms River Administrator Joseph Kostecki, Councilman-Elect Sandy Ross, Councilman Greg Handshy, Mayor-Elect Oscar Cradle, Councilman Bill Gleason (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
(L-R) South Toms River Administrator Joseph Kostecki, Councilman-Elect Sandy Ross, Councilman Greg Handshy, Mayor-Elect Oscar Cradle, Councilman Bill Gleason (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
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South Toms River Sharpens Priorities for 2015

Modest in size - a little over a square mile, population less than 4,000 - and relatively young age - on the maps since 1927 -  South Toms River has evolved into a center for marine commerce and light industry while keeping its small-town closeness intact. The borough's leaders are now engineering the most ambitious transformation in its brief but active history.

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(Robert Giroux, Getty Images News)
(Robert Giroux, Getty Images News)
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Extra Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled in Ocean County

Weeks and weeks of flu vaccination clinics have all been prep, say Ocean County health officials. Prime time starts now, as temperatures drop, indoor activity increases, and with it the risk of exposure to viruses.

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