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Some say spirits haunt Shore's historic places

app.com — Ephemeral women. Spirits of long-dead soldiers. Unexplained noises in abandoned buildings. The Jersey Shore has it all. With some of the oldest and densely populated infrastructure in the nation, New Jersey is said to host a wide variety of allegedly haunted locations from the northern shores of Monmouth County to sightings of ghostly apparitions in Long Beach Island.

Barcas, Wishart lead Wall boys soccer to SCT semifinal win over SJV

app.com — All Brendan Barcas needed was a second chance. The Wall senior midfielder got free in overtime and took a shot toward the net. The shot was blocked by St.
Oct 30, 2014

Barcas, Wishart lead Wall boys soccer to SCT semifinal win over SJV on.app.com/1tGLz3A via @AsburyParkPress

Oct 30, 2014

Barcas, Wishart lead Wall boys soccer to SCT semifinal win over SJV on.app.com/1tGLz3A via @AsburyParkPress

NJ employer health costs rise with Obamacare

app.com — New Jersey employers' health care costs rose by as much as 24 percent in the first year of Obamacare, cutting into profits for many businesses, according to a survey released Thursday by one of the state's biggest business lobby groups.

Roselle Catholic wing Pierre Sarr commits to Monmouth

app.com — For all of the recruiting success Monmouth University head coach King Rice has had recently, one thing he and his staff have not been able to do during their tenure in West Long Branch is a pull a recruit from one of New Jersey's power programs. That changed on Thursday evening when the Hawks received a non-binding verbal commitment from Pierre Sarr, a 6-foot-7 wing from state heavyweight Roselle Catholic.
Oct 30, 2014

Roselle Catholic wing Pierre Sarr commits to Monmouth (UPDATED w/quotes from RC head coach Dave Boff). on.app.com/1tGH8WD

Oct 30, 2014

Roselle Catholic wing Pierre Sarr commits to Monmouth on.app.com/1tGH8WD

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: Quick story as Roselle Catholic standout Pierre Sarr has pledged to Monmouth. More coming. on.app.com/1tGH8WD

Oct 30, 2014

Quick story as Roselle Catholic standout Pierre Sarr has pledged to Monmouth. More coming. on.app.com/1tGH8WD

Dad admits guilt in son's shooting of Brandon Holt

app.com — Anthony Senatore kept unsecured firearms in his home, and his 4-year-old got hold of one and fatally shot 6-year-old Brandon Holt with it. A Toms River man on Thursday acknowledged his guilt in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old neighbor by his 4-year-old son. Anthony R.

Austin Tilghman outdoing early expectations at Monmouth

app.com — Austin Tilghman may be just a freshman, but before trying to decide what the Monmouth University point guard's preparedness level for college basketball is, one should consider the resume he came out of high school with. A 6-foot-1, 225-pound bruiser who turned down FCS scholarship offers in favor of hoops, Tilghman spent his first three years of high school at St.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: Austin Tilghman has exceeded expectations at Monmouth. When the season starts, he'll be playing. Story: on.app.com/1tGyBD6 @CallMeAussy

Oct 30, 2014

Austin Tilghman has exceeded expectations at Monmouth. When the season starts, he'll be playing. Story: on.app.com/1tGyBD6 @CallMeAussy

Central advances with overtime win

app.com — An overtime goal at 65:31 by Central's sophomore midfielder Madison Demand helped Central advance to the state semifinals. An overtime goal at 65:31 by Central's sophomore midfielder Madison Demand pushed the third-seeded Golden Eagles past sixth-seeded Seneca in this South Jersey Group IV quarterfinal.

Monmouth football game on ESPN3 set to be new norm

app.com — One very big advantage of the Monmouth University football team moving to the Big South will show itself when the Hawks host Charleston Southern on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Beginning Saturday, the remaining four conference games on Monmouth's schedule will be broadcast. The Charleston Southern game and the Nov.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI: Monmouth football game on ESPN3 set to be new norm on.app.com/1tFTtKG

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: .@MUHawksFB's appearance on ESPN3 Saturday will be commonplace once the school's own ESPN3 deal begins. Story: app.com/story/sports/c…

Oct 30, 2014

.@MUHawksFB's appearance on ESPN3 Saturday will be commonplace once the school's own ESPN3 deal begins. Story: app.com/story/sports/c…

Friday's forecast: Dry Halloween for East Coast

app.com — The national weather forecast for October 31st calls for the day to be dry in DC-New York-Boston for the trick-or-treaters.

Orthodox girls school heads back to court

Oct 31, 2014

Orthodox girls school rejected by Jackson Zoning Board heads back to court. app.com/story/news/loc…

Field hockey: Mendham beats Middletown North in NJSIAA game

app.com — Buoyed by a fast start with three goals over the first 15:35, Mendham opened its pursuit of an NJSIAA North 2 Group III title with a convincing 5-1 victory over Middletown North on Thursday. Juniors Samantha DiMaio and Allie Chapis each scored twice and Isabella Nardone, also a junior, had one goal for Mendham (15-2) the No.

Connor Hanifin guilty of killing best friend Francis Duddy in crash

app.com — A 19-year-old man who was driving a car that crashed Feb. 8 in Toms River, killing his best friend, who was a front-seat passenger, pleaded guilty today in Ocean County Superior Court to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said. Connor P.

Gov. Chris Christie: 'Sit down and shut up!'

app.com — On the second anniversary of superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie heckled back. After a warm reception from local schoolchildren in Belmar and a subsequent stroll with his wife, Mary Pat, and Mayor Matt Doherty through the downtown, throngs of people greeted the governor with kind words and well wishes.
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No. 11 Freehold Township holds off No. 2 Manalapan 1-0 in SCT semifinal win

app.com — Kyle Czajkowski's early goal sends the Patriots into the Shore Conference Tournament final An early goal from the head of senior Kyle Czajkowski was all the Patriots needed to secure their spot in the Shore Conference Tournament final for the first time since 2008, holding off Manalapan 1-0 in the first of two SCT semifinals on Thursday night.
Oct 30, 2014

No. 11 Freehold Township holds off No. 2 Manalapan 1-0 in SCT semifinal win on.app.com/1tGJ8hF via @AsburyParkPress

Breeders’ Cup: Breen sends Pants On Fire in Dirt Cup

app.com — It seems like yesterday that trainer Kelly Breen was sending Pants On Fire and Ruler On Ice out for the 2011 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, less than two months after the latter produced the biggest win of Breen's career in the Belmont Stakes.

Ommegang releases new 'Game of Thrones' beer

app.com — Valar Morghulis isn't brewed in the Seven Kingdoms, but it tastes like it could be. The beer is the fourth and most recent release in Cooperstown, New York-based Brewery Ommegang's line of beers inspired by "Game of Thrones," the hit HBO fantasy show based on the "Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels by Bayonne native George R.R.

Hockey: Liberty Invitational returns to Prudential Center with slew of New Jersey players

app.com — The Second Annual Liberty Invitational is set to return to the Prudential Center this weekend and will feature tournament host Princeton, Yale, UConn, Merrimack, and a slew of past New Jersey high school hockey standouts.

Rutgers’ Jack suffers sprained thumb; iffy for opener

app.com — It's the sight nobody associated with Rutgers men's basketball wants to see: Kadeem Jack in a cast. The standout senior sprained his right thumb when he fell at a recent practice. His prognosis is week to week, with the hope that he'll be ready to go for the opener against George Washington Nov.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @NJHoopsHaven: More on Kadeem Jack's sprained thumb & its impact; also some details on how Eddie Jordan is focusing on RU's defense http…

No snow, but storm still coming to NJ

app.com — A coastal storm is expected to bring gusty winds and rain to the area this weekend, but no snow, according to the National Weather Service. NJ's snow depth record? 52 inches Minor tidal flooding is possible in some spots, with the tides to watch on Saturday, according to a Thursday briefing by Larry Nierenberg, a meteorologist in the weather service Mount Holly Office.