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Ballots in Brief: Ocean County School Boards

Very close margins decide the composition of school boards in nearly a dozen contested races throughout Ocean County, and Lacey Township board of ed voting stays in November...

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Ballots in Brief: Monmouth County School Boards

Marlboro voters shoot down a $46 million dollar referendum to bring full-day kindergarten to the district and upgrade its elementaries, as school boards throughout Monmouth reorganize...

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Ballots in Brief: Monmouth County Municipal Races

Some surprising wins by independents, a rebuilt oceanfront pavilion in Belmar's future and the advent of alcohol in Little Silver highlight unofficial results in Monmouth local balloting...

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Ballots in Brief: State Assembly

A shocker in Monmouth County's 11th Legislative District stands in bold relief to a shore Republican juggernaut and hands two Assembly seats to Democrats...

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Ballots in Brief: Ocean County Municipal Races

A Republican sweep in Stafford, a Democratic sweep in Brick, and a dark-horse victory in Little Egg Harbor loom among the highlights of contested races in Ocean County...

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Ballots in Brief: Freeholder & County Clerk

In unofficial balloting, incumbents cruise to victory in the races for seats on the Boards of Chosen Freeholders for Ocean and Monmouth Counties and the County Clerkships in both counties...

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Joint Base could be impacted by veto threat to Defense spending bill

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst could be impacted if President Barack Obama follows through on a threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, which has received bi-partisan support from both Houses. 

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“Ask the Senator” Premieres with Senator Sam Thompson

"Ask the Senator" premiered on WOBM-AM Newstalk 1160 and 1310 on Wednesday with a visit from State Senator Sam Thompson (R-12).

The Republican, whose district covers parts of Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, and Burlington Counties, addressed a variety of topics, including:

  • Expanding casino gambling outside Atlantic City
  • Refunding the Transportation Trust Fund with a gas tax hike
  • Concerns about the state budget and the Public Workers' Pension Fund
  • What it's like to be a Republican in a mostly Democratic state

Check out the full episode right here, and keep listening for a new edition every month on WOBM-AM Newstalk 1160 and 1310...

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Non-profit: The VA is NOT Underfunded

A nonprofit organization that provides services for homeless veterans contradicts  reports that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is being underfunded.

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New Developments in Separate Sex Assault Cases Against Jersey Shore Politicians

On the heels of being accused of sexual assault by a 15-year-old boy in Jackson, Daniel Toth has withdrawn his bid to again serve on the Brick Township Council.

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