A little of this and a little of that on what we used to call “hump day” but now refer to a simply “the day after yesterday and the day before tomorrow.”

For those of you who set an alarm clock that goes off in the morning while it’s still dark out:  Is there any better feeling than waking up thinking it’s basically time to get up and then you look at the clock and realize you have two or three more hours of sleep time?  When that happens you feel like you just won the lottery. The sleep lottery.

The original plan was that beachfront communities in the northern part of Ocean County (Seaside Park to Point Pleasant Beach) were going to try and coordinate the reopening of beaches and boardwalks but that apparently is not going to happen because the mayors of those towns could not reach a consensus.

Beaches in Lavallette reopened on Tuesday but the narrow boardwalk remains closed and speculation is Seaside Park could soon follow.  However Seaside Heights Mayor Anthony Vaz is reluctant to open beaches or boardwalks in the borough and would prefer to wait until Gov. Murphy lifts the “stay at home order” that has been in effect since March 21.

Murphy may make the decisions for local mayors easier later this week when he is expected to issue guidelines regarding beaches and boardwalks even though the final decisions will likely remain up to the towns themselves.

The fallout from this week’s announcement that schools in New Jersey will not reopen for the rest of the academic year continues for athletes who were denied a spring season.  Many have taken to social media to express their frustration which is especially difficult for those seniors looking for one more season to be part of a team and play a sport they love.

It’s heartbreaking to read some of their comments but they will learn a valuable lesson the hard way: life is often not very fair.

After spending most of his rookie season on the New York Giants practice squad former Monmouth University standout Reggie White Jr. was released yesterday to make room on the roster for a player the team just picked up.  White, the leading receiver in Hawks history, will now look to catch on with another NFL team.


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