In an otherwise interesting item about Soprano-like activities in parts of New Jersey, my fellow Galley Slave Jonathan V. Last mistook me to hail from Monmouth County. I am actually from Toms River in nearby Ocean County. That said, Monmouth is a beautifully rustic region with towns such as Colts Neck, which is not a part of the above-mentioned scandal. Monmouth is also home to the legendary Golden Bell Diner.
And while I am at it, let me reassure our readers that there are no obvious signs of corruption in Toms River--at least not that I am aware of under the sturdy leadership of Republican enforcer Carmine Inteso.
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