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Barnegat Bay (John Montone/1010 WINS)

Radio Free Montone: Grow A Lawn, Kill A Bay

I spend a great deal of time in Barnegat Bay kayaking, canoeing, boating and swimming. If it dies, a part of me will die with it. And I won’t be alone.

08/08/2014

(L-R) Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, at Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's 'Sharknado' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: New Yorkers Weigh In On ‘Sharknado 2′

I couldn’t have done it without Toni-Roni, Raji, Mohamed and Mike.

08/01/2014

A child holds up a sign outside of the Bethel Baptist Church before the funeral for Eric Garner on July 23. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Taking Sides In Eric Garner’s Death

Sides have been chosen and that is as regrettable as it was predictable.

07/25/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Jersey City Cop Killer Was A THUG

Had I been reporting the story, I would not have mentioned his name there — by denying him what he craved most. In fact, when I returned to work Wednesday morning I took to referring to the cold-blooded cop killer as the THUG.

07/18/2014

(credit: Mary Montone)

Radio Free Montone: My Final Blog…From Here

The rooms are almost barren but for boxes of our belongings. No pictures on the walls, no family photo albums on the coffee table.

07/11/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Everyone Is Right…Until They’re Wrong

So many people are in the know these days.

06/27/2014

Israel Kass' set up in his car that enables him to listen to 1010 WINS. (credit: Israel Kass)

Radio Free Montone: The Things We Do For WINS

Give us 22 minutes and we’ll give you the world — anywhere you are!

06/20/2014

California Chrome #2, ridden by Victor Espinoza,during the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Another Year, Another Belmont Bust

I’ll take Pumpkin over California Chrome any day.

06/13/2014

Neighbors last summer said rats had taken over at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: Swamp Thing

It was a slow news day, during a slow news month and we needed a story with legs. Well, we got what we were wishing for.

06/06/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: How ‘Long’ Will Sea Bright Be?

Sea Bright is beautiful. But how long will Sea Bright even be?

05/23/2014

Beyonce and Jay Z at at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)/Solange at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: First Zapruder, Now Jay-Z?

My immediate reaction was, “Who cares?” That is a legitimate question when deciding what stories to cover and which ones to ignore on any given day. I did not care…but plenty of people did.

05/16/2014

Citi Bike (file/credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Cycle And The City

New York is now a cycling city.

05/09/2014

Andrew Jarzyk, 27, had been missing since March 30. (Credit: Hoboken Police)

Radio Free Montone: Rest In Peace, Andrew

“In the midst of life, we are in death.”

05/02/2014

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Sell My House, Please!

Thanks to the proliferation of real estate reality shows on cable TV, selling a house has evolved into an elaborate and expensive scam perpetrated upon people by the realtors and their spin-offs.

04/25/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: A Trip Down Memory Lane Via The Pulaski Skyway

When I was a kid and my parents packed my brother and me into our ‘63 Dodge Dart with the push button transmission for a trip down the shore, the Skyway loomed large like a giant rusting Erector set.

04/18/2014

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