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Pledge of Allegiance Lawsuit Up for Review

A judge in Monmouth County today will consider dismissing a lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen School District aimed at removing the words "under God" from the Pledge Of Allegiance.

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Aimee Belgard (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
Aimee Belgard (Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media)
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Clock Ticking to Sway Independents

With polls showing Republican candidate Tom MacArthur leading Democrat Aimee Belgard in race to replace GOP Congressman Jon Runyan, the clock is ticking for Democrats to sway Independent voters. 

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Pocket Book Issues are Key in NJ’s 3rd Congressional District Race

The economy, the plight of the middle class, and job creation are among the main issues facing the three candidates running for Congress in New Jersey's competitive Third District race, according to retired Ocean County College Political Science Professor Richard Strada. 

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Voting at the Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River
Voting at the Silver Bay Elementary School in Toms River (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Will a Third-Party Candidate Impact NJ’s 3rd Congressional District Race?

It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, Third-Party candidate Frederick John LaVergne has in New Jersey's close 3rd Congressional District race between Democrat Aimee Belgard and Republican Tom MacArthur.

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Democratic-Republic Party Candidate Tracy Caprioni for Freeholder
Democratic-Republic Party Candidate Tracy Caprioni for Freeholder
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Another Third-Party Candidate for OC Freeholder Lays Out Platform

Another third-party candidate is hoping to fill the Ocean County Freeholder seat that's up for re-election next month.

Listen to Townsquare Tonight here:

On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, Democratic-Republican Party Candidat

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NJ’s 3rd Congressional District Race considered a Toss Up

Voters can make a difference in the closely watched mid-term election. The Third District is the state's most competitive by party registration: 27 percent are Democrats, 28 percent are Republicans and 48 percent are unaffiliated. 

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Brian Pizza, Forked River, Libertarian candidate for Ocean County Freeholder
Brian Pizza, Forked River, Libertarian candidate for Ocean County Freeholder
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A Libertarian is Hoping to become Ocean County’s Newest Freeholder

Full Townsquare Tonight Interview:

Limited government interference, fewer taxes, fiscal accountability, consolidation and finding efficiencies .... these are a few of the goals of Ocean County's Libertarian candidate for the Freeholder Brian Pizza of Forked River. O

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Unsecured Firearms Measure Passes in the State Senate

 

The State Senate passes a bill to toughen penalties against reckless gun owners if a child gains access to their loaded firearm and injures or kills another person. The bill (S-516), sponsored by shore State Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10), would change the law from a disorderly persons offense to a third or fourth degree crime.

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Former Manalapan Mayor Found Guilty on Federal Fraud Charges

Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was found guilty following a two-week federal fraud trial. He was convicted Thursday of falsifying documents and setting up a sham company to gain a loan and investment money, to buy a local farm in 2009 that earned him over a million dollars in farmland preservation funds

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New Domestic Violence Bills Under Consideration

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a 5-bill package designed to protect the rights of domestic violence victims.

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-Monmouth) sits on the Women and Children Committee, which crafted the legislation

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