January 28, 2014 |
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Whether he deserves them or not, Peyton Manning can't escape questions about his poor record in cold-weather games. With this year's Super Bowl being played outdoors at nearby MetLife Stadium, the Denver Broncos quarterback was sure to be asked about the wintry conditions - rain, sleet, snow, and a below-freezing temperature at kickoff - in the forecast for this Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. In fact, it took all of three questions before the topic was broached during the Broncos' first news conference aboard the Cornucopia Majesty docked at the Hyatt Jersey City on Sunday.
January 21, 2014 |
David Robinson doesn't wear a top hat or have a carrot for a nose. The role of New Jersey's chief snowman, after all, commands a certain dignity. But with rank comes responsibility. And so, when the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management asked him in August whether the streets of East Rutherford - and its roofless MetLife Stadium - might be heaped in snow or frozen in ice when it hosts the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, Robinson obliged with a calculation. After all, this would be the first Super Bowl ever in a cold-weather, open stadium.
May 17, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - A long-delayed megamall project at the Meadowlands sports complex could take another step forward this week. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority announced Wednesday that a vote on the American Dream project could take place at a special board meeting Friday. The authority has to approve a new master plan for the mall, which Gov. Christie has called "an offense to the eyes" because of its exterior, a mishmash of pastel panels visible from the New Jersey Turnpike.
December 5, 2012 |
NJ Transit officials are expected to take tough questioning from state and federal politicians on what steps were taken to protect their train fleet from the storm surge during Sandy. Hearings on the storm's impact on transportation infrastructure - scheduled in the U.S. Senate on Thursday and in the New Jersey Assembly on Dec. 10 - will examine why more than 300 rail cars and locomotives went under water at two yards in North Jersey, suffering damage that included waterlogged electrical systems and passenger compartments.
October 17, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Trailing by three scores at the half, Andrew Luck walked out of the visitors' locker room at MetLife Stadium on Sunday as one confident rookie. He had been there before. In fact, it had only been a week earlier that Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft, had heroically carried his Colts back from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat the Packers, 30-27. In his fourth game as a pro, Luck had spotted Aaron Rodgers 18 points, and won. Accordingly, when asked on Sunday if he thought that he could replicate the previous week's comeback, Luck was emphatic.
September 25, 2012 |
John A. Cashman, Jr., 72, a long-time Hambletonian Society director and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society since 2008, passed away Sept. 22 in Atlantis, Fla. His leadership and dedication to the sport of harness racing spanned the entire industry strata for more than 50 years - racing, breeding, track management and ownership, sales and syndication, stake racing preservation, and promoting and advancing the sport he loved. At a time in life when many would opt for a lesser role, Cashman led the efforts to promote and preserve the Hambletonian, harness racing's richest and most prestigious race, at the host track of the Meadowlands in New Jersey, where it has been raced since 1981.
July 28, 2012 |
With competition for a second Philadelphia casino license now under way, it's worth heeding Gov. Christie's wise caution about expanding gambling at the Meadowlands complex in North Jersey. Christie's staunch opposition to a Meadowlands casino, reiterated at an Assembly hearing last week, rests mostly on the sound observation that it could undermine the state's efforts to boost the fortunes of Atlantic City. The Shore resort has struggled in the face of growing competition from casinos in Pennsylvania and other states.
July 21, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Controversial flames are being fanned once again for a casino here at the Meadowlands Complex. The revenue travails of Atlantic City, particularly this summer's disappointing early returns at the new Revel casino on the Boardwalk, are proof that New Jersey needs to expand gambling beyond the Shore resort, proponents of a Meadowlands casino say. The state Assembly's Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee held a...
May 31, 2012
Golf Association of Phila. WARNER CUP (NET) At Talamore; ages 55 and over. Overall Results Bob Abramski, Talamore. . . 64 Gary Tiller, Talamore. . . 65 Thomas Brennan, Blue Bell. . . 67 Gary Chlapaty, RiverCrest. . . 68 Louis Graziano, Bucks. . . 68 Francis Tan, Medford Lakes. . . 68 R. Rosenwasser, Hopewell Valley. . . 69 Ed Rogers, Concord. . . 69 Ed Brzezowski, Concord. . . 70 David Kearney, Lehigh.
February 6, 2012 |
Even before a team from the Meadowlands - the New York Giants - earned a spot in the Super Bowl, New Jersey was preparing for a Super Bowl at the Meadowlands. Two years from now. "An awful lot of preparation is required for an event of [that] size, and we are taking this quite seriously," said Lt. Steve Jones, spokesman for the state police. The NFL voted in 2010 to award the 2014 game to a bid led by the Giants and New York Jets, setting the stage for the first outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl.