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 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Montclair 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee's NFL Draft Night Party brought out the hardcore NFL watchers and the less fanatic Thursday night.
Thursday’s NFL Draft kicked off the start of a year of festivities and events in Montclair leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. A portion of Glenridge Avenue was closed down in front of The Clubhouse Thursday night as residents gathered there to watch the NFL Draft and celebrate the coming of the Super Bowl to the Meadowlands in eight months. The NFL Draft Night Party was the first of many events that will be put on by the Montclair 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee. “Since the draft is the first event for the NFL for the upcoming season, we decided to have a draft night party,” said Member of the Super Bowl Committee and former councilman Brian Scantlebury. “It’s all to drum up support for our activities throughout the year.” The evening was …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A news outlet is reporting Rutherford officials are contemplating offering liquor licenses citywide during the Super Bowl in February 2014. Would this work in Montclair?
In a town with hundreds of restaurants and eateries to choose from, one thing Montclair lacks is liquor licenses. But as Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford approaches, a nearby city is pondering a move to lift the ban on liquor licenses for two weeks in February 2014 for the big game, according to NorthJersey.com. Think of this as an informal survey and vote below whether you think it’s a good idea to allow restaurants throughout Montclair to serve you a glass of beer or wine for a short period in February 2014 — if local officials could do it. While there are only a handful of liquor licenses in Montclair, most restaurants are BYOB and cater to customers bringing their own wine or beer. And it is a familiar sight…
Commentary at the party will be provided by Montclair TV34’s Three Wise Men, Mike from Montclair, Al from White Plains and Dennis from Yonkers.
Thursday, April 25
Montclair will begin leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII with an NFL Draft Night party on Thursday, April 25. The Montclair 2014 Committee will organize the party at The Clubhouse, located at 131 Glenridge Ave., between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Watch the NFL draft on television as it happens live from Radio City Music Hall. Commentary at the kickoff party will be provided by Montclair TV34’s Three Wise Men — WFAN call-in faves Mike from Montclair and his fellow sports aficionados Al from White Plains and Dennis from Yonkers. The event will also include a tailgate pig roast and barbecue by Craftbar restaurant executive chef Lauren Hirschberg, who is also a featured New York celebrity chef at the Giants Coaches Club. Wine will be provided by Angelbeck’…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
See what's happening in Montclair this week.
Monday begins water main work in the area around Orange and Brooklawn roads. Residents in the area will have their water turned off and may experience disruptions until Wednesday. The Montclair Water Bureau will use a “hyper-flushing” process in the south end of town to improve water flows. The work will require shutting off water service in the area for a number of hours each day. Some water discoloration may occur after the work is completed, however once the mains are flushed, the discoloration will disappear. For a full schedule of work times and when water will be shut off, click here. Open registration for new and incoming K-12 students to Montclair Public Schools in September will run from Monday through Friday. Register students…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Turtle Back Zoo is home to the famed Essex County prognosticator.
Essex Ed appeared on Saturday, Groundhog Day, at Turtle Back Zoo. Ed predicted an early spring and called the Super Bowl for the Ravens. Ed has correctly predicted the Super Bowl two of three times.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Montclair State University's Family and Child Studies Professor Jonathan Caspi, Ph.D., talks about the sibling dynamics involved in one of the biggest stage in the world.
Forget the Manning Bowl, because Super Bowl XLVII will feature a brother-verse-brother head coach match-up. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the two head coaches pitted against one another will be brothers. On Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m., John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens will compete against his younger brother Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers. All this sibling rivalry got Jonathan Caspi, Ph.D., of Montclair State University's Family and Child Studies program, thinking about the sibling dynamics involved in one of the biggest stages in the world. Your Patch editor recently spoke with Caspi, who specializes in sibling relationships, aggression and sibling abuse, about how the sibling relationship could affect the game. …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Baltimore Raven Joe Flacco said he believed MetLife Stadium should get a retractable dome if they want to host the Super Bowl in Bergen County.
Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't think much of plans to hold the Super Bowl at Bergen County's MetLife Stadium next year. When Denver Post reporter Mike Klis asked Flacco for his thoughts about the "cold weather" venue, the Super Bowl-bound quarterback said he thought it was "retarded," then, correcting his language, called it "stupid," according to a post on DenverPost.com. "If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one," Flacco said, according to the post. "Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.” Flacco, who grew up in South Jersey, won't have to worry about the weather when…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
This column is ending, but these Magic Bars and apple cake will see you through the winter.
Hello, loves. Since this will be my last Sunday Night Supper column, I thought I’d go out with a bang. I love to cook, but I love to bake even more, and what I love the most is when someone shares a recipe that she (or he) really loves and this new dish turns out to be shockingly spectacular. This happened New Year’s weekend. Every year since Y2K, we've been going to my brother's house in Montclair for New Year's. It's always a heady crowd, literally and figuratively. My sister-in-law Nancy is a psychologist. She has two sisters. One is a high-powered TV executive who is married to a psychoanalyst. Another sister, a law professor, used to be married to a psychiatrist and is now married to a physics professor. My sister-in-law's mother …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thousands pack MetLife Stadium for Super celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012