Thursday, May 23, 2013
Annual race at Giralda Farms benefits Project Community Pride.
Hundreds braved Wednesday evening's heat to run the Pfizer 5K Run With Pride on the Giralda Farms office campus in Madison. More than 600 people pre-registered for the event and others signed up on the day of the event, organizers said. For around 20 years, the annual 5K, formerly the Wyeth 5K, has benefited Project Community Pride, a non-profit agency that offers families from Madison, Florham Park and Chatham clinical mental health services, including individual and group therapy. Madison Mayor Bob Conley thanked Pfizer and race participants for supporting Project Community Pride. "You don't know how many kids they've set in the right direction," he said. Project Community Pride program specialist Lara Shaljian said the organization is …
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…
Local roads in Chatham, Harding and Morris Township will close for 6.5 mile race course.
It's a bird...it's a plane...it's a bunch of runners dressed up as Superman. Superheroes of all types will be flexing their muscles as they run through several Morris County towns Sunday as part of the Superhero Half Marathon and Relay. The event, sponsored by Morristown bar and restaurant Tashmoo and Sona Thirteen, will kick off at the Ginty Field Complex in Morris Township around 8 a.m. Runners will travel on a 6.5-mile course but run a total of 13.1 miles. Last year, more than 1,300 runners, most of them dressed head-to-toe in costume, ran the race according to the event's website. "The event is quickly on its way to becoming one of the largest races in New Jersey," organizers said on the event's website. Several roads will be closed, …
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
Wildcats exploded in second inning against Montville.
The Whippany Park High School girls softball team faced the Montville Mustangs Tuesday evening at Peterson Field in Rockaway for the Morris County Tournament Championship. The Mustangs were unable to stop the Wildcats and their onslaught. Montville jumped out to an early two run lead in the first inning. Although the Mustangs struck out the side in the first, Whippany Park exploded in the 2nd inning with nine runs putting Montville back on their heels. Whippany Park added two more runs in the 4th on a two run home run from Jenn Sanislo, the Wildcats pitcher and tournament MVP. Montville was unable to mount any offense until the 5th inning when an error, a walk and a fielder's choice put two base runners on the bags. But two balls hit …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hundreds sign petition that cites concerns about noise, and points out there's an airport about a mile away.
An application to build a helipad at the New York Jets training facility in Florham Park has hundreds of neighbors in Madison petitioning to stop the project. Opponents cite concerns about noise and safety, and say it's unnecessary because Morristown Municipal Airport is about a mile away. The application by Florham Park Helipad LLC to construct a helipad at 1 Jets Drive was scheduled to be heard at a Florham Park Planning Board meeting Monday night, but the application was adjourned until the board's May 30 meeting at the applicant's request. An online petition by residents of the Oak Knoll neighborhood asking the Planning Board to reject the proposed helipad, which the petition says would serve as "accessory to the Commercial Athletic …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
High school Key Club gearing up for May 19 event at Lurker Park.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Program open to all Florham Park and East Hanover residents.
The Florham Park and East Hanover Cheerleading squad will hold in-person registration on Saturday to get young and eager residents signed up for the 2013 cheer season. Signups will be held on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Florham Park Library. An additional registration date for in-person registration will be held on Wednesday at the library from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cheering program, run by the Florham Park Recreation Department, is open to all Florham Park and East Hanover residents who are entering grades 1-8 beginning in September 2013. In-person registration is required for program participation. For more information, contact the Florham Park Recreation Department at (973) 410-5390.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Estimated 400,000 people expected in region.
The 2013 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 …