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
David Njoku of Cedar Grove broke the Essex County record in the triple jump.
The Cedar Grove Boys and Girls Varsity Track Team competed in the sectional championship in Newark on Saturday, May 11. David Njoku of Cedar Grove broke the Essex County record in the triple jump when he soared 47-8 in the Colonial Division, according to the Star-Ledger. "I think it was speed and my second phase that was really important today," Njoku told the newspaper. "I just ran as fast as I could and jumped as far as I could and was able to get the record."
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Verona Unicorns Defeat Fair Lawn at the Verona Community Center.
The Verona Girls U-10 team defeated Fair Lawn in a game held at the Verona Community Center. Goals were scored by Audrey Hoffman (2) and Cayla Okafor (1).
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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
the Anthony Fasano Foundation holds its annual charity Golf Classic on Monday, May 6.
Anthony Fasano, a Verona native and currently a tight end with the Kansas City Chiefs, is hosting his charity’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, May 6. The outing, sponsored by the Anthony Fasano Foundation, will benefit Reed Academy, an Oakland school serving the needs of children with autism. The event is held at Montclair Golf Club, located at 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. The event times are as follows: 9:30 a.m. Symantec Registration Table Opens 10:00 a.m. BBQ Buffet Lunch Opens 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 4:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour 5:15 p.m. $10,000 Putting Contest 5:30 p.m. Aards Dinner This isn’t the first time Fasano has returned to the area for a sporting event. Last year, he approached county officials, including County …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Cedar Grove Panthers will play against the Verona Hillbillies for a fundraising rivalry game.
Cedar Grove Panthers will play the Verona Hillbillies in a rivalry game to raise money for the teams. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University. Yogi Berra stadium is located at One Hall Drive in Little Falls. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free to children wearing a youth baseball or softball jersey.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Center tells SI.com in first-person account he "didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.”
Former New Jersey Nets center Jason Collins, who played for six seasons with the team including a championship run in the 2002-03 season, revealed he was gay in a soon-to-be published story. Collins said in a first-person account in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated posted on SI.com that he “didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation.” He tells the magazine, “I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.” In the story, Collins describes how the first person he came out to was his aunt, a Superior Court judge in San …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Not just for masochists, boot camp workouts have legions of devotees. Find out what you might gain from trying one out in Verona-Cedar Grove.
Having the best of intentions has never been equated with having the best of bodies—or even less flabby ones. So many of us have unused or infrequently used gym memberships, and even for those of us who do make it to the gym, we often lose a mental struggle with ourselves to stay on the treadmill for a full workout or complete that last set of reps. So what’s a person to do who wants to get in better shape but needs more motivation to do it? Well, that’s where boot camp comes in. Originating on the West Coast around 15 years ago, boot camp workouts have recently made their way to the East Coast and around the globe. While they may have originally appealed to athletes and hard-core fitness enthusiasts, there are now boot camps for people of…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Verona High School graduate, who spent time with both Jets and Giants, inks two-year pact with AFC West team.
Verona High School graduate Dan DePalma has signed with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, according to published report. The 23-year-old 5-foot, 11-inch wide receiver, has previously seen practice squad and pre-season action with both the Jets and Giants, signed a two-year deal with the team, according to a NorthJersey.com report. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. DePalma, a 2007 graduate who attended West Chester University in Pennsylvania, will compete for a spot on the 53-man roster for playing time, the report said. He joins fellow Hillbilly Anthony Fasano, who recently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent after playing tight end with the Miami Dolphins, in the AFC West division.