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Ray Rossi

Ray "el rey de la noche!"....merely a Jersey Guy with a microphone, a transmitter, and an internet connection.   I'm proud to host New Jersey's only all live/all local/all night show...every weeknight from 11 to 3...spreading the gospel of the Garden State to every corner of the globe via RadioPup on your smartphone...on your computer at nj1015.com...at home and in your car from the big and imposing frequency modulated stick at 101.5! I've been a resident of Manalapan since 1987, and have watched the town grow. And I don't plan to move out of here any time soon...unless the taxes become unbearable, in which case maybe I'll go back to my grandmother's little village in Nola, Italy and speak in non-incoherent Neapolitan much to the amusement of the locals.
Chris Christie reacts to a question during ‘Ask the Governor’ on Thursday, Jan. 15. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
Chris Christie reacts to a question during ‘Ask the Governor’ on Thursday, Jan. 15. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
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VOTE: Should Gov. Christie resign if he decides to run for president?

My “take away” from the Ask the Governor Show tonight:

1) He’ll only run for President if he decides –

Its good for him

It’s good for his family

It’s good for the country

2) Whether or not he can do the 2 jobs at once – meaning run for President and be Governor at the same time.

He mentioned having

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Esaw Garner, center, walks to the Staten Island site of husband Eric Garner’s death, with the Rev. Al Sharpton, center right, and mother-in-law Gwen Carr, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Esaw Garner, center, walks to the Staten Island site of husband Eric Garner’s death, with the Rev. Al Sharpton, center right, and mother-in-law Gwen Carr, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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VOTE: Does NJ’s proposed chokehold legislation hamstring police?

After the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner at the hands of members of the NYPD, much has been said about the chokehold that prompted his death in the first place.

And in the wake of the man’s death, protests have sprung up calling for – among other things – the elimination of the use of the chokehold by police to apprehend suspected criminals

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Jared Colon (ABC 7)
Jared Colon (ABC 7)
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Ray’s Hero of the Day: Hillsborough mom donate’s teens organs to save others

No one will ever know the pain Beth Colon has to live through every day.

Especially after losing her 17-year -old son, Jared, a senior at Hillsborough High School, was punched in the head during a verbal argument with another Hillsborough teen.

Upon learning

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Youtube screenshot
Youtube screenshot
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VOTE: Is ‘Uptown Funk’ the best song you’ve heard in a while?

Last year about this time, singer Pharrell released his chart topping hit “Happy!”
And there was a reason why it was chart-topping.

It was just that good – and unlike a lot of the dreck being served up by pop artists

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Governor Chris Christie (R) at a press conference (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie (R) at a press conference (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
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POLL: Do you want Chris Christie to be the next president?

As of this writing, the top RNC fundraiser is stepping down from his position and is poised to join a Christie in ’16 campaign.

Or so the pundits say.

I have yet to hear the State of the State, but I’m waiting to see just how the Governo

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Michael B Jordan as Adonis Creed - Tasos Katopodis Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
Michael B Jordan as Adonis Creed - Tasos Katopodis Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
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VOTE: Would you want to see another ‘Rocky’ film?

And here I thought Rocky Balboa dies at the end of the last installment of the “Rocky” series.
Doesn’t he “blur” away after he leaves his wife’s graveside?

I thought that was the end of the series – but, oh no, I was wrong

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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VOTE: Should men wear women’s pantyhose to keep warm outside?

In researching this piece, I never realized that it was exactly one year ago today I’d posted this piece on men who work in the frigid cold wearing panty hose to keep warm.

And now that we’ve entered the doldrums of winter with all that it has to offer – why not ask i

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George Najjar, Sayreville War Memorial High School football coach (Youtube)
George Najjar, Sayreville War Memorial High School football coach (Youtube)
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POLL: Should Sayreville football coach George Najjar get his job back?

As of last night's Board of Education meeting in Sayreville, School Superintendent Rich Labbe made the announcement that the Sayreville War Memorial football program will return in 2015.

What was not discussed - but will come up - will be the status of former Coach George Najjar - who'd been suspended back in October - when the football sea

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