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Former Monmouth Regional stars reunite for JSBL final

app.com — WALL - It stands to reason that the average basketball fan could name the last several NBA champions, and probably at least the last few winners of the NCAA Tournament. The same thinking stands locally. The fans who really pay attention, and there are plenty of them residing in Monmouth and Ocean County, can rattle off recent winners of the Shore Conference Tournament.
Jul 31, 2014

My column off the final focuses on a reunion of sorts, 5 years after Monmouth Reg. HS had a promising season stall. on.app.com/1rUCF2r

Jul 31, 2014

RT @Joshua_Newman: History can lose teams that don't win a title. Three guys off one such team reunited at the JSBL title game. Column: on.app.com/1rUCF2r

Jul 31, 2014

History can lose teams that don't win a title. Three guys off one such team reunited at the JSBL title game. Column: on.app.com/1rUCF2r

Jul 31, 2014

@Joshua_Newman column: Former Monmouth Regional stars reunite for JSBL final on.app.com/1u5jFfR

Could Ebola happen here?

app.com — The Ebola virus is spreading. There's no known cure. And it's more deadly than the bubonic plague. On Wednesday, the state Department of Health issued an alert to New Jersey healthcare providers to be wary of Ebola symptoms in people who have traveled to west Africa in the past three weeks, and to report all hemorrhagic fevers immediately to local health departments and to isolate suspected patients.

Manasquan-Brielle falls in semis of Senior League Eastern Regional

app.com — The best team in the New England pool simply had too much clout. Elmwood Little League of Providence, Rhode Island, scored three in the top of the first inning and never looked back, scoring once in the third, and twice each in the fourth, fifth and seventh en route to a 10-2 victory over Manasquan-Brielle in the Senior League Eastern Regional semifinals in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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Manasquan-Brielle softball falls in semis of Senior League Eastern Regional on.app.com/1uMZ6c0

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Manasquan-Brielle falls in semis of Senior League Eastern Regional on.app.com/1rUdr4k via @AsburyParkPress

Trip to Connecticut a welcome, but costly one for Toms River families

app.com — As a kid growing up in Toms River and playing for Toms River Little League, you dream about one day having a chance to play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Despite all the recent success Toms River Little League and Toms River East Little League have had in the past 20 years, for most 12-year-olds it doesn't happen.
Jul 31, 2014

Trip to Connecticut a costly but welcome one for Toms River families app.com/story/sports/y…

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Trip to Connecticut a welcome, but costly one for Toms River families on.app.com/1rTS0QQ via @AsburyParkPress

The day Belmar’s lifeguards didn’t show up for work

app.com — Jersey Roots is a look at the history of Monmouth and Ocean counties. Have a local historical topic you would like more information about? Contact Erik Larsen at elarsen@app.com. The summer of 1995 was a season of turmoil on the Belmar beachfront.
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. @Erik_Larsen tackles mass calls out in this weeks Jersey Roots. The day Belmar’s lifeguards didn’t show up for work on.app.com/1rTHjOg

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The day Belmar’s lifeguards didn’t show up for work on.app.com/1rTHjOg via @AsburyParkPress

Talent on display at Maroon & White girls hoops camp

app.com — LITTLE SILVER - The 6th Annual Maroon and White team camp came to a close on Thursday night at Red Bank Regional High School. The camp showcased some of the top girls basketball teams in the state, including last season's NJSIAA Tournament of Champions winner Shabazz. Shore Conference heavyweights Manasquan, St.
Jul 31, 2014

Talent on display at Red Bank's Maroon and White girls basketball camp on.app.com/1xI18X8

Lakewood mother prays for her son fighting in Israel

app.com — From this Jewish enclave on the Jersey Shore, prayers are being said for Israeli soldiers fighting on the front lines in Gaza. But perhaps nowhere in Lakewood are those events 6,000 miles away being felt more than in the home of Township Committeeman Steven Langert and his wife, Sharon, whose 22-year-old son Aaron, is among the estimated 740 Jewish-Americans serving in the Israeli Defense Forces.

Mystery in Brick: Driver dumps car, disappears in woods

app.com — Police are continuing a search for the man who abandoned a car in the driveway of a Gardenia Drive townhouse then walked into the woods Wednesday evening and never came out, authorities said. About 6 p.m.

Heroin, syringe confiscated in Manchester vehicle stop

app.com — Heroin and a hypodermic syringe were recovered this week from vehicle after police stopped a motorist on Route 571, authorities said Thursday. Scott Neal, 30, of Toms River, Todd Moeller, 36, of Brick, Michael B. Sokalski, 24, of South Toms River and Jessica Hahn, 36, of Toms River were arrested at 3 p.m.

Rutgers football, Big Ten football

app.com — PISCATAWAY - Gary Nova is writing off the poor preseason forecasts for the Rutgers football team in its inaugural Big Ten season because "everybody wants to pick on the new kid." "It's just like in school," Nova said. "So we don't expect to have too much respect."
Jul 31, 2014

Rutgers football: Gary Nova-Ralph Friedgen pairing key to offensive success on.app.com/1rUfyVL via @AsburyParkPress

Tropical update: 70 percent chance of cyclone

app.com — While a low pressure system 550 miles east of the southern Windward Islands is not quite a tropical cyclone, there's a 70 percent chance it will become one within two days, according to the National Hurricane Center. The cyclone will be named Bertha, if it reaches tropical storm status.