New Jersey Olympians Earn Gold At The Summer Games
The Olympics are over for the more than 10,000 athletes who completed in London, including 20 from here in New Jersey.
Mixed Bag For New Jersey’s Olympians
Olympians from New Jersey are having some success and some big failures as the Summer Olympics begins its second week of competition in London.
More Damage Than Irene
I don’t know for sure but it seems that the fast-moving storm that went through the area Saturday night caused as many problems for some as Hurricane Irene last August. I had a 50-foot tree completely uprooted in my backyard which crashed through my fence; fortunately it fell away f…
Business Of The Beach – Hometown View
Shore area beaches have been the subject of much talk and some controversy recently and all indications are the conversation won’t be ending anytime soon.
Memorial Day Is Here – Hometown View
Memorial Day weekend is here….the unofficial start of the summer tourism season, a 15-week stretch that is vital to so many here in Ocean County.
The Queen Of Disco Passes – Hometown View
The deaths of most well-known people rarely make a direct impact on us because we don’t know them outside of their celebrity persona. Of course there are exceptions to this rule, especially if it’s someone you idolized and followed closely or if they died in a tragic…
Medical Doubleheader – Hometown View
Yes I took yesterday off but it was not much of a fun day unless you call getting a colonoscopy and stitches removed your definition of a joyous medical doubleheader.
More Teams, More Money – Hometown View
As expected the executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a proposal Wednesday that continues a recent trend in the sports world by rewarding teams that are at best average.
Toms River Athletic Hall Of Fame Inductees – Hometown View
The Toms River Regional School District will hold its fifth Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony tomorrow in the Pine Belt Arena with 16 former athletes, four coaches and four outstanding teams saluted for their past achievements. The ceremony begins at 5pm, is free and open to the public and I…
Meeting Chris Herren – Hometown View
Earlier in the week I talked about Chris Herren, the former pro basketball player who was to appear last night at the Pine Belt Arena and talk to parents and students about his battle with drugs. I was not planning on doing a follow up but after being among the nearly 1,000 people who turned out to…
Meet Chris Herren – Hometown View
We may never win the war on drugs but we have learned that times have changed from the days of “Just Say No” as the battle cry to keep teenagers from experimenting with recreational drugs.
Remembering Dick Clark – Hometown View
The younger generation only knows Dick Clark as the guy who hosted New Year’s Rockin’ Eve which after he suffered a stroke several years ago was turned over to Ryan Seacrest with Clark appearing in a somewhat limited role. However I and I’m sure many …