Bad drivers, take note, Lakewood is no place to demonstrate your ineptitude for the next week and a half. Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronato's next safe-driving policing partnership focuses on roads and highways in the township, December 7 through 16.

Lakewood Enforcement Detail (Ocean Co. Prosecutor's Office)
Lakewood Enforcement Detail (Ocean Co. Prosecutor's Office)

It was circulated all weekend, but this afternoon the Yankees officially placed Aaron Boone in the manager's seat. The 44-year-old is remembered among fans as the man who delivered the walk-off homer that sent the Pinstripes to the Series in 2003. He has a three-year deal and a one-year option.

'Bye, Ben and Jerry. Not the ice cream mavens, but Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese, following Big Blue's loss in Oakland that dropped the team to 2-10. The manner in which Eli Manning was sent to the bench after 210 straight starts and two Super Bowl titles didn't sit well with most fans, either.

A Toms River towing firm and its owner owe a total of nearly $110,000 in damages to a former dispatcher and to the state, stemming from sexual harassment claims. The former employee, a single mom of three, was awarded almost $58,000, which is about $50,000 more than an administrative law judge decreed earlier this year.

Today marks the opening of what might be New Jersey's last bear hunt for a while. It's firearms-only through Saturday, or later, depending on the number of bagged bruins. Governor-elect Phil Murphy advocated a moratorium during his campaign.

A US Supreme Court ruling on New Jersey's lawsuit to legalize sports wagering should arrive in several months. The action is less about the appropriateness of betting, and more about whether the federal government should selectively ban it, as it does under the 1992 law.

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