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An Insider’s View Of The Toms River Tom MacArthur Protest [Editorial]

Much has been written across local social media since yesterday evening about the protest outside of the WOBM studios before, during, and after 3rd District Representative Tom MacArthur’s (R) appearance on “Ask the Congressman”...

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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What Do People Not Understand About Clearing Snow Off Their Cars?

My drive to work today was a bit of a nail-biter. And no, it wasn't because of snowy or icy roads. It wasn't because of an accident, construction, or backed up traffic. It was because of the people who still don't understand the concept of clearing all of the snow off of their cars.

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Photo by Joe Hyer
Photo by Joe Hyer
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Does Negative Campaigning Belong In Ocean County?

The photo above was taken at Beachwood Plaza on Route 9. In it, we see three men who have apparently set up something of a pop-up sign shop.

The signs say, "Hillary For Prison 2016".

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Would A Bumper Sticker Change How You Do Business?

One of the greatest things about America is that we all have freedom of speech and expression. We should be able to express our opinions and preferences publicly.

However, when doing so, we also have to be prepared that others may not share those same opinions.

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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How Are Your Local Mail Carriers And Delivery Drivers?

Warning: I'm going to go on a rant here.

I'll start by saying that I have the utmost respect for mail carriers and delivery drivers.

The vast majority do their jobs reliably and in a friendly manner. But as with many situations, the disappointing experiences are the ones that tend to make an impression.

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(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
(Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Do You Agree With This Brutal Commentary On Point Pleasant Beach?

Back in the Spring I talked about how we have a number of great options for family beach destinations here in Ocean County. But today, one New Jersey reporter is slamming Point Pleasant Beach.

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Cigarettes Are Litter Too

I try not to get up on a soapbox too often in these pages, but last night when I was walking my dog I saw something that was really disappointing - one of my neighborhood lawns covered in cigarette butts.

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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My First Impressions Of The New Beachwood QuickChek

Yesterday we told you about Beachwood's new QuickChek opening its doors on Route 9 (and the resulting traffic pattern changes). Today I stopped by to grab lunch, here are my first impressions:

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Google Maps
Google Maps
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What Ocean County Road Irritates You The Most?

Sure, there are a lot of bad roads in our area - pot holes, awkward merges, inappropriate speed limits, etc. But what about roads that you dread driving? Those stretches of streets that never fail to irritate you?

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Freshly baked tomato and mozzarella pizza
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Do You Agree With This Pick For Best Pizza At The Shore?

Ok look, I'm starting to have issues with these "best of" lists. Just a couple of days ago I took issue with this pick for "The Best Ice Cream" in New Jersey, and today I'm calling shenanigans on this call for The Best Jersey Shore Pizza.

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