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Are Illegal Lemonade Stands The Greatest Threat To Ocean County? [Editorial]

We've been having a pretty epic run of hot and humid days. And what can be more refreshing on a muggy 90 degree day than an ice cold cup of lemonade?

Well, apparently if you're in some areas of Ocean County, setting up a lemonade stand is a good way to get a quick childhood lesson in code enforcement.

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How To Get What You Want From Customer Service

With a whole lot of people shopping today as Amazon's "Prime Day" has grown to become a shopper's delight on par with Black Friday, we can be sure that in addition to the joy of catching a deal, plenty of people will also have buyer's remorse.

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Photo by Justin Louis
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One Of My Biggest Gas Station Pet Peeves [Editorial]

I could go back to the well of "should we be able to pump our own gas?" over and over again, and we could get a brisk debate going about it every time. But this isn't about whether we should be able to or not, it's about one of the things that still happens when getting a fill-up that drives me crazy..

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The 5 Rules Of Memorial Day Weekend

As of this writing we are mere hours away from Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer in Ocean County.

With that in mind, I thought that this would be the perfect time to share some tips for those who will be visiting our area this season...

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The 10 Commandments Of Wawa

It's a Jersey Shore institution. For those of us who live here, Wawa is a way of life. For those who visit, it's something to look forward to. But I think that there are a few rules that every Wawa-goer should observe.

Hence, I've come up with The 10 Commandments Of Wawa:

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One Of The Worst Habits Of New Jersey Drivers [Editorial]

I openly admit that I complain a lot. And a good bit of the complaining that I do in these pages centers on people's highway habits.But there is one habit in particular that I haven't had a chance to write about yet. And it's something that I think is worse than just about everything else that one can do on the roads.

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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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5 Rules For Better Adulting In 2017

As we head into a new year, I figure it could also be a good time to talk about some of the ways that we can all strive to "adult" better.

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A sign for the newly completed exit 89 on the Garden State Parkway (Justin Louis, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The 5 Worst Stretches Of The Garden State Parkway

For many Ocean County residents, it's the main artery between the Shore and the rest of New Jersey, whether North or South. While the Garden State Parkway has indeed made many improvements over the last few years in particular, there are still stretches of the roadway that can lead to white-knuckle rides...

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Has Driving In New Jersey Gotten Too Dangerous? [Video]

I've said it before and I'll say it again - yes, I have become a grumpy old man. But when I see things like in the video above, I think that my sour attitude is shared by many.

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