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Gun-shaped cell phone case is worrisome to local police

By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer

A gun-shaped cell phone case is causing concern among local police departments.

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Talk brings Confederate soldiers’ stories to life

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

[img_assist|nid=108849|title=|desc= Military historian Arthur Green discusses the little understood but interesting story of the Confederate soldier and how the South was able to uniform, arm and sustain its troops throughout the duration of the Civil War.

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March Madness scores early but misses later

By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer

[img_assist|nid=108845|title=|desc= College basketball insiders won’t be the only ones paying attention to the NCAA Tournament. Millions across the country are filling out brackets in hopes of scoring big in their office pools as March Madness gets under way.

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Referendums pass for HVAC in schools

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

Voters in the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District have approved two referendum questions that approve heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) projects for classrooms, instructional spaces, public spaces and offices throughout the district.

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Driving with arthritis

Q: My dad has what appears to be increasingly profound arthritis and I’m worried about whether he can do what he needs to do when he’s driving. He claims he’s OK to drive and that he’s as solid behind the wheel as he ever was. I have my doubts, but I honestly don‘t know how make a judgment.

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New-car conveniences consumers crave

By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features

Until recently limited to only the costliest luxury models, an increasing number of cars and trucks in virtually all size and price classes are offering an array of advanced safety systems, including compact cars and even subcompact crossover SUVs.

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Lancers look for more titles after capturing SCT crown

By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent

With a Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) championship in tow, St. John Vianney High School has its eyes on more postseason titles to cap an already impressive season.

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Gloria Nilson & Co. earns 11 FAME Awards from Shore Builders Association

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate was once again recognized by the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey during its recent 13th annual Fabulous Achievements in Marketing Excellence (FAME) Awards celebration on Feb. 25 at South Gate Manor, Freehold.

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Weichert affiliates ranked No. 2 traditional real estate franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

For the second year in a row, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. has been ranked the No. 2 traditional real estate franchise and the No. 3 company overall in the Real Estate category by Entrepreneur magazine in its 37th annual 2016 “Franchise 500” list, a ranking of America’s top franchise opportunities.

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MCAR installs new officers and directors

The Monmouth County Association of Realtors (MCAR) held its 2016 Installation of Officers and Directors recently at Buona Sera Palazzo in Ocean.

The members welcomed President Gloria V. Siciliano and the new MCAR leadership as well as recognized 2014 and 2015 President Robert White and the outgoing directors for their work and dedication to the Association.

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Eagles’ girls seek return trip to Group III hoops final

By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent

Middletown High School South’s girls’ basketball team is one victory away from a return to the NJSIAA Group III championship game it won last year, and the team can credit an emotional boost provided by the bench.

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CBA’s Rivera wins state wrestling championship

Sebastian Rivera made Christian Brothers Academy’s (CBA) finest wrestling season even more memorable.

After a year in which the Colts set team records, Rivera’s championship victory at 113 pounds at the NJSIAA Individual Wrestling Championships March 6 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City provided the perfect conclusion to the season.

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FARC to hold St. Paddy’s Race March 13

Runners and racewalkers will get an early start on the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations thanks to the Freehold Area Running Club (FARC).

On March 13, the club will present its 27th Annual St. Paddy’s 8K Race starting at 10:30 a.m.

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SPORT SHORTS

The Monmouth County Park System’s golf season is under way, and all six county golf courses — Bel-Aire in Wall, Charleston Springs in Millstone, Hominy Hill in Colts Neck, Howell Park in Howell, Pine Brook in Manalapan and Shark River in Neptune — are open

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Chocolate Lovers’ Weekend

The Ocean Grove Area Chamber of Commerce presents Chocolate Lovers’ Weekend on March 12 and 13.

On Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour some of Ocean Grove’s inns with a sweet treat at every stop; Hunt for Hearts find hearts hidden in the shops and boutiques and earn prizes.

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Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to Connor Jessup

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Follow the Underground Railroad beyond the history books

By Lori Acken

WGN America’s ambitious Underground (Wednesdays beginning March 9) hopes to move what most Americans know about the Underground Railroad well beyond the name Harriet Tubman and some hazy recollections from history class.

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Did you know ...

A miniseries of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, based on one of the best-selling crime novels of all time with 100 million copies sold worldwide

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Will Big Bang’s bundle bring no joy?

Question: Back when Murphy Brown was a fixture on CBS, TV Guide Magazine had an article called “Will diapers dampen TV’s adult sitcoms?” I was of the opinion they would, and now that Howard and Bernadette of The Big Bang Theory

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Dream big — anything is possible

By Paul Hall www.channelguidemag.com

Can predator and prey truly live together in harmony? They can and do in the new Walt Disney release Zootopia.

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