Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New York Yankees and Manchester City have teamed up to bring a new professional soccer team to NYC by 2015.
The New York Red Bulls, who call Harrison their home, will not be the only face of professional footy in the metropolitan area for much longer. New York City is planning to kick the ball around in the MLS come the spring of 2015. Major League Soccer Commissioner Dan Garber announced the birth of the newest franchise in the MLS: the New York City Football Club. The new club will be owned by 2012 Barclay’s Premier League champions Manchester City and the 27 time World Series champion New York Yankees. “This opportunity is huge for us and huge for the city. We will work to deliver good, beautiful football to the fans in New York,” said Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano. “We are very happy and honored to have the Yankees as partners.” Yankees…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Irvington native signed a 3-year, $6 million contract with the Jets in March.
Jets running back Mike Goodson was sent to a Morris County jail following his arrest on drug and weapons charges in Denville Friday. Goodson, 25, was the passenger in a GMC Yukon stopped in the left center lane of I-80 West when a tow truck came upon them and called 911 early Friday morning, according to multiple reports. The tow truck driver reportedly was concerned about the intoxicated condition in which he found Goodson and the driver of the Yukon. Goodson was transported to Saint Claire’s Hospital in nearby Boonton and eventually charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, and possession of a hollow-point bullet, according to ESPN. The driver of the…
Former NBA player Chris Herren shares drug battle, recovery with community.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. It was just a little drinking and smoking on the weekends in high school. It was just a little cocaine offered by a friend in college. It was just one little yellow pill during the offseason. Then it was a career down the tubes. Then it was two drug overdoses, one of which was heart-stopping. Then it was a family that turned away because of too much pain. For more than an hour, Chris Herren, a once-heralded high school basketball star, college hoops standout and second round National Basketball Association draft …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
See how sculptor Brian Birrer created a solid wood statue of Robinson, the first African-American to play on a Major League Baseball team.
Scultptor Brian Birrer will bring his life-sized sculpture of Jackie Robinson to the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sunday. Birrer will be on hand at 1 p.m. to discuss how he created the 250 lb. solid wood sculpture of Robinson, the first African-American to play on a Major League Baseball team. Birrer spent 900 hours transforming more than 50 pieces of walnut, pine and basswood into a figure so realistic many people reportedly stand only inches away without realizing that the clothing, shoes and hat are all carved out of wood. The self-taught artist has traveled around the country with the Robinson statue as well as his past works, which include sculptures of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Robinson started for the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Berra celebrated his birthday at The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University.
Montclair's very own baseball legend, Yogi Berra, celebrated his 88th birthday this weekend. On Sunday, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center located on the campus of Montclair State University invited members of the 1978 World Series Yankees and other star players for a special autograph signing event. Berra blew out candles on a custom made baseball-themed caked surrounded by family and friends. The celebration continued on Monday with the Yogi Berra Museum Celebrity Golf Classic. Ron Guidry served as this year's co-host for the annual outing. Proceeds from the outing benefit the Museum's outreach and year-round educational programs.
Spring running season continues into June in and around Essex County.
Spring running season continues into June, as a number of local groups sponsor 10K and 5K races. June 2 Montclair YMCA 2 Mile & 10K Run 973-744-3400 Application Form Online registration through May 27: www.raceforum.com/montclair Pleasant Valley Twilight Challenge 5K, Basking Ridge 908-204-2523 Download Application CompuScoreReg.com Online Registration June 8 Club Metro 5K Run, Jersey City Download Application CompuScore Online Registration June 9 Portugal Day 5K Run, Newark email@example.com Download Application 201-650-1220 CompuScore Online Registration June 15 Florham Park Jaycees 5K Run Tom Lukasiewicz, 973-236-1280 Download Application June 17 President's Cup Nite Race 5K, Millburn Sneaker Factory, 973-376-6094 Download …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region; team practices to be held in Florham Park and Media Day in Newark
The 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium is expected to have a $550 million economic impact on New Jersey and New York, with an estimated 400,000 people in the region, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Businesses should start preparing for the flood of visitors now, according to speakers at The Big Game Huddle, an informational and networking event held Wednesday at Raritan Valley Country Club. “Start the celebration now,” said Wayne Hasenbalg, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “You don’t have to wait until the week before the game," he told the dailyrecord.com. That impact will be felt in North and Central Jersey, as one of the competing teams will practice at the Atlantic …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Hall of famer Goose Gossage and 1978 Cy Young Pitcher Ron Guidry among players who will sign autographs Sunday at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center in Montclair.
Members of the 1978 world champion New York Yankees will sign autographs at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair on Sunday. The event marks Berra’s 88th birthday. Hall of famer Goose Gossage, 1978 Cy Young Pitcher Ron Guidry and six-time World Series Champion Chris Chambliss will be on hand to sign autographs and inscribe items. Other former Yankees scheduled to appear include Mickey Rivers, Cliff Johnson, Oscar Gamble, Paul Blair, Brian Doyle, Roy White, Cliff Johnson and Tommy John. Most autographs will be $25, plus an extra $10 for inscriptions. Check the attached PDF for the full schedule and pricing. While you are at the museum, check out the collection of Yankees and Yogi memorabilia, including his record-high …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The marathon and half-marathon drew many locals
The Jersey Shore Marathon and Half-Marathon saw many Montclair runners. Half-Marathon results are below, courtesy of Active.com. Inspired to run? Registration is open for 2014.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Livingston won on Saturday.
Livingston volleyball beat Montclair on Saturday, playing at home. The final score was 2-0.