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Protesters hold up a placard during a rally in London's Parliament Square
Protesters hold up a placard during a rally in London's Parliament Square (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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Opening Closed Minds with Healthy Debate

I don’t know when it started or who is to blame but one of the things lost or at least forgotten in this country lately is open-minded dialogue...

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San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns
San Antonio Spurs Assistant coach Becky Hammon (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Women on the Sidelines

In most cases coaches rise through the ranks, starting on the high school or college level and work their way up as an assistant before becoming a head coach. The only two women I can think of right now that meet the criteria are assistants in the NBA: Becky Hammon with San Antonio and Nancy Lieberman with Sacramento. Would it be sexist of me to say I don’t see either of them becoming a head coach in the league?

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Manasquan High School girls basketball team after their win
Manasquan High School girls basketball team after their win (Paula Lopez)
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A Great Night of Girls Basketball

Rarely do I know with the topic for the Hometown View will be until the morning and I never imagined that today it would be about girls high school basketball but last night provided a trio of championship game endings that can only be described as scintillating.

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Justin Robinson during Monmouth's game vs. Sienna
Justin Robinson during Monmouth's game vs. Sienna (Monmouth Athletics)
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No Dancing for the Monmouth Hawks

The Hawks saw their nation’s best 17-game winning streak end with a four-point loss to Siena in the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament in Albany and are headed to the NIT tournament.

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Members of the Monmouth University mens basketball team
Members of the Monmouth University mens basketball team (Monmouth Athletics)
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Monmouth Men’s Basketball Team is Ready to Dance

The last two years have been magical on the Monmouth campus in West Long Branch and there’s only one thing missing: a spot in the biggest of all dances, the NCAA Tournament.

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Barnegat celebrates their win over Lower Cape May
Barnegat celebrates their win over Lower Cape May (97.3 ESPN via YouTube)
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Playoff Fever Grips NJSIAA

The winter sports season is winding down and believe it or not the spring season officially begins tomorrow which is the first day of practice for baseball, lacrosse, softball and other sports.

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(L-R) Shawn Michaels, Sue Moll, Marianne Levy and Bob Levy outside WOBM's former studios and offices on Route 9 in Bayville
(L-R) Shawn Michaels, Sue Moll, Marianne Levy and Bob Levy outside WOBM's former studios and offices on Route 9 in Bayville (Shawn Michaels,Townsquare Media)
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Happy 49th Birthday WOBM FM!

Happy 49th Birthday to the first commercial radio station in Ocean County as it was on this date in 1968 that WOBM-FM began broadcasting from its old studios and office in Bayville.

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Remembering Joe: Fan, Reporter and Friend

Joe Adelizzi was a throwback to a time when all a sports reporter really needed was a 4 by 8 inch notebook, a pen and a memory for names and numbers. It also helped to be a fan.

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La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner 'Moonlight' with Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards
La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner 'Moonlight' with Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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And The Winner Is…Confusion at the End

There were thousands of tweets during last night’s Academy Awards and among the best came at 12:30 a.m, just a few minutes after the telecast went off the air.

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(Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Summer at the Shore…in February

Thursday’s unseasonably warm weather was also a stark reminder of what a difference a few miles can make.

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Penn State's THON 2017
(Dr. Frank Sommerer)
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Toms River’s Austin Sommerer, THON’s Man In Charge

Toms River East's Austin Sommerer was the executive director of this year’s Penn State which is like being a corporate CEO.

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Work on the expansion of Casino Pier in Seaside Heights
Work on the expansion of Casino Pier in Seaside Heights (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Summer Comes Very Early to the Shore

Stealing part of a famous line from the movie Field of Dreams, “if the temperature hits 70 on a holiday weekend in February they will come.”
They surely did come this weekend as unusually mild temperatures and a Monday off for most combined to make some shore towns resemble July more than February.

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