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Dino Flammia

I am a digital journalist for New Jersey 101.5FM. I began working with the station in 2007 as a morning news producer (I don't miss the 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. schedule) until my shift into the field. This job is always full of surprises; I never know where the next assignment will take me.
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NJ’s tobacco control efforts severely lacking, report claims

Compared to how much money the CDC believes New Jersey should spend on a comprehensive program to help cigarette smokers quit and prevent kids from starting, the state puts out next to nothing.

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Navy SEAL challenge
Navy SEAL challenge at Raceway Park in 2015 (Brian Motzenbecker)

Can you handle Navy SEAL training? Try this Saturday in Englishtown

For nearly a week, crews have been busy erecting the eight-mile course at Raceway Park, packed with 42 heart-pounding obstacles. There are also three-mile and 11-mile options, and a course for children.

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Beach in Long Branch
Beach in Long Branch (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)

How to spot and escape rip currents at the Jersey Shore

As beach weather persists in the Garden State, you're being warned to look out for rip currents in the ocean that can pull you way offshore in a matter of seconds.

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WILDWOOD, NJ - AUGUST 26: People ride their bicycles on the boardwalk during a mandatory evacuation in preparation for Hurricane Irene August 26, 2011 in Wildwood, New Jersey. The Cape May Department of Emergency Management ordered the evacuation of all residents and visitors of Cape May County in anticipation of a direct hit by Hurricane Irene. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
People riding their bicycles in Wildwood, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

How much are Airbnb rentals affecting NJ shore tourism?

Tourism industry employees and observers at the Jersey Shore are keeping a close eye on the rising popularity of online home-sharing services such as Airbnb, which currently don't adhere to the same sales and lodging taxes as hotels and motels.

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