Hometown View

Winning Streaks On The Line
There’s no doubt tonight’s football game between Toms River North and Middletown South is big, especially to the players and coaches and all of those associated with the football programs and the schools themselves.
Will Round 3 Bring a Knockout?
One of the final acts of this year’s presidential circus will play out tonight in Las Vegas when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the last of three debates.
Swimming and Cycling for Fran Wallach
13-year old Ryan Dean took on a special project tied in with the recent celebration of his Bar Mitzvah. This Sunday he hopes it will result in a successful fundraiser for a cause that is near and dear to him.
Calling All First Responder Chili Chefs
It was two weeks ago that I told you about the JBJ Soul Kitchen which is part of the B.E.A.T. Center on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. The community restaurant serves paying customers and those who are in-need and it’s open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday and serves a Sunday brunch.
Ocean County’s Most Famous Athlete of All Time Is…
Anytime there is a discussion centered on who or what is the best or greatest in any category it’s sure to spark a debate. Whether it’s movies, music, presidents, quarterbacks, you name it you can find yourself in a pretty lively discussion trying to defend your opinion of the GOAT (…
A Hometown View About Nothing
Some days I just don’t have much to say. Today is one of those days. That’s not actually true as my co-workers will tell you I always have a lot to say. It’s just that right now as my fingers tap the keyboard of my computer I really don’t have anything specific to share…
Turning Rutgers Around and Losing a Legend
Random notes and thoughts for the day after Columbus Day or for some Indigenous Peoples Day. Yes the state of Vermont along with the cities of Phoenix and Denver are the latest to change the second Monday of October to one not celebrating the Italian explorer but rather Native Americans. Just thoug…
How Did It Get This Bad?
Watching Monday night's debate I just can’t help but wonder how we have allowed it to get this bad, that the alleged most powerful person in the world is a choice between these Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Winter Arrived in Queens at 11:11
My baseball season ended at 11:11 last night when little-known Conor Gillaspie hit a 3-run homer in the top of the 9th to give the Giants a 3-0 lead over the Mets. I turned my TV off then, not needing to watch the Mets go down in order in the bottom of the 9th

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