Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Share photos and videos of your community with your neighbors.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Hey good people of Jefferson: We want to see your photos of ... well, just about anything! So much happened in town this week. There was a football game on Friday night and Sunday featured a pep rally for youth football. Got any images you'd like to share with your neighbors of a milestone, a celebration, a fun night out ... maybe just an interesting moment or something cool going on around town? Hit Pics and Clips in the bar across the top of the site and get your photo or video out there to Patch readers. Pretty much anything you think the community should see is fair game.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
New York wins by 35 but misses out on playoffs.
EAST RUTHERFORD – It’s not often that a 35-point win over a division rival in the final week of the football season ends in disappointment. In order to enter the playoffs as a wild card team, the the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants needed to win their game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and get help in the form of wins from the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. New York took care of its end of the deal, drubbing the lowly Eagles (4-12) by a score of 42-7. But it was a loss by the Lions to the Chicago Bears that put an end to the championship defense for Big Blue. “It is what it is,” said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul as he walked by reporters after the Lions game went final. The third-year end…
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
David Wilson dominates with 327 all-purpose yards.
EAST RUTHERFORD – David Wilson might be dizzy from all the backflips. The Giants rookie running back and kick returner – whose touchdown celebration is a standing backflip – scored three times and spent much of Sunday afternoon giving his offense terrific starting field position. The 2012 first round draft pick out of Virginia Tech amassed 327 all-purpose yards against New Orleans, 227 coming on kick returns. The 52-27 win marked the first time since 1986 the Giants scored more than 50 points, when they beat Green Bay 55-24. More importantly, it kept the defending Super Bowl champions alone atop the NFC East. Eli Manning finished the day 22 of 35 with 259 yards and four touchdowns to go along with two interceptions. Wilson received the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Cake from Ramsey deli has played a role in both the NY Giants' Super Bowl win and the Mahwah High football team's success this season. Giants' season turned around last year after boy with pulmonary disease brought cake to team practice.
A Mahwah family may have found the secret weapon behind the NY Giants’ Super Bowl victory – crumb cake made at Lotito’s Deli in Ramsey. And now, the cake might be helping to catapult the Mahwah High School Thunderbirds toward their first state championship in over 30 years. Known as the “Crumb Cake of Champions,” the sweet treat was originally handed out to the Giants players and coaches as a ‘thank you’ from the Accurso family, whose son, 9-year-old Vinny, suffers from pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorder. After hearing about Vin’s condition, Coach Tom Coughlin invited the family to a Giants practice last season. They brought the crumb cake as a present for the team. After the Giants won their next game, the Accursos …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Giants, many of whom are still without power, dropped a heartbreaker at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in front of a capacity crowd, a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the metropolitan area.
Football fans converged Sunday on East Rutherford to watch the Giants battle the Steelers at MetLife Stadium, just a couple miles from where a massive tidal surge brought on by Hurricane Sandy submerged the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt just six days earlier. More than 80,000 people turned out for the afternoon contest, overcoming the devastation wrought earlier in the week by Sandy's vicious winds and pelting rain that ripped apart homes, toppled trees and power lines, and left millions -- including many Giants players -- cold and in the dark for most, if not all of the week. Nicole Johnson, a Nassau County police officer, was one such fan. As of game time, Johnson and her husband had yet to have power restored at their …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Falcon's head man honored, with program to receive $1,000 check.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jefferson Falcons head football coach Joe Mattessich received a prestigious honor this week. On Wednesday, the New York Giants announced on their website that Mattessich is their The Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week. The selection comes a week after the Falcons defeated Hackettstown 35-13 on the road. For winning the award, according to information on the website, Mattessich will receive a certificate of recognition signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin. The Falcons' football program will also receive a $1,000 check. Mattessich will be acknowledged by a stadium announcement when the Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 4. You can find more about the award here.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Joe Martinek Sr. says former Hopatcong standout is determined to keep football dreams alive.
Joe Martinek Sr. is always happy to hear from his football playing son, also named Joe. Only this morning he answered the phone with a little bit of trepidation. “I thought it was kind of early for him to be calling me,’’ Martinek Sr. said. “He said, ‘I’m sure you didn’t want to hear from me this morning.’ ’’ The football-playing Joe had some bad news. The Hopatcong High School and Rutgers University standout was waived by the New York Giants in order to get their roster size down to 75. The plan for the 6-foot, 225-pound fullback now is to keep in shape and trust that his Atlanta-based agent Don Henderson can get him an opportunity with another NFL team. “He’s in good spirits but it was tough for him,’’ Martinek Sr. said. “I’m sure he’s …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Also, prosecutors close the investigation into the death of Christine King of Oak Ridge.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sue Toth
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Lots of goings-on in and around Jefferson this week. Did you miss any of it? Fear not, because Jefferson Patch has got you covered. Here’s some highlights of stories you may have missed on Patch this week. Freeholder Margaret Nordstrom was ordered to vacate her seat by an appeals court this week. The court ruled that her narrow victory in the June 2011 primary was “improperly decided.” Her seat currently remains vacant. Morris County prosecutor Robert Bianchi announced that the investigation into the death of Christine King of Oak Ridge was closed. It was determined that there was no relationship between King and her killer, Leonardo Parera. The prosecutor’s office also found that police were justified in shooting and ultimately killing …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thousands pack MetLife Stadium for Super celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012