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 …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Prep classes at the New York Jets training facility in Florham Park will let some Flight Crew applicants bypass part of the audition process.
Auditions for the New York Jets Flight Crew are approaching in April. But before auditions start at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, the team is holding a series of $30 prep classes at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park. The classes, which do not guarantee a spot on the squad, but should help during auditions, are "supportive and non-competitive" and include a Q&A session with the director of the Flight Crew, Denise Garvey, an announcement on the team website says. For the first time this year, prep class attendees have the chance of receiving "priority boarding." At each class, a dancer who stands out will be selected to bypass the preliminary audition and go straight to the semifinal round, according the website…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie says 'the countdown has officially begun' for next year's big game, which will be held in New Jersey for the first time.
The Super Bowl is fast approaching—it's next Sunday in New Orleans—but Gov. Chris Christie already is looking forward to next year's big game. The 2014 Super Bowl will be held in New Jersey for the first time and bring with it related media and celebratory events, including one of the competing teams holding practice next-door to Madison at the New York Jets practice facility off Park Avenue in Florham Park. The AFC team will practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in the borough, and Gov. Chris Christie and the National Football League on Thursday touted the practice facility in an announcement about Super Bowl events that will be held in the state. Media Day is scheduled to be held at the Prudential Center in Newark on Jan. …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
NY Jets coach 'did not deny causing the accident' after allegedly going through red light.
New York Jets head football coach Rex Ryan told authorities he was trying “to beat the light” when he apparently caused a minor three-car crash during the evening rush hour last week in Bethlehem, Pa., police said. The accident occurred at the intersection of Wyandotte and W. Third streets, just south of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge on Jan. 14 at 6:13 p.m. One eyewitness and the driver of one of the other two cars in the crash told police they saw a 2013 red Ford Mustang, which Ryan was driving, go through a red light as it traveled west along W. Third Street, police said. Though police said the investigation remains ongoing, the partially redacted accident report Bethlehem officials released Tuesday said Ryan, a Summit resident, received a …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
15-year career with organization ends after team misses playoffs for second straight season.
Tuesday, January 1
Basking Ridge resident Mike Tannenbaum was fired Monday as New York Jets general manager after 15 years with the team. After missing the playoffs for the second straight season, the Jets dismissed Tannenbaum in an early-morning meeting at their Florham Park practice facility, according to ESPN. Tannenbaum became emotional when he read a farewell letter to the team after his firing, ESPN reported. The team then applauded Tannenbaum, who began his Jets career as a salary-cap manager under Bill Parcells before becoming the GM in 2006. Tannenbaum and the Jets organization were criticized last year for the signing of popular quarterback, Tim Tebow, when the team already had a starting signal caller in Mark Sanchez. Tannenbaum spoke in 2011 at a…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jets Play 60 challenge wrapped up Tuesday and two students were picked to lead the team onto the field on Thanksgiving.
New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson jumped rope, played basketball and rode scooters with Madison and Harding sixth-graders on Tuesday morning at Madison Junior School to wrap up the Jets Play 60 Challenge, which challenged students to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day for four weeks. It is the fourth year the program, created by the NFL and the American Heart Association, was been presented in schools. Madison students Madison DePierro and Jack Hanson were randomly picked to lead the Jets on the field on Thanksgiving in their game against the New England Patriots.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Cornerback tells sixth-graders Darrelle Revis is best friend on team, best quarterback is 'whoever's going to win us games.'
New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson—who is in the headlines this week because star Darrelle Revis' torn ACL means Wilson will be filling in for him for the rest of the season—talked to Madison, Florham Park and Harding sixth-graders on Tuesday morning at Madison Junior School to kick off the Jets Play 60 Challenge, which challenges students to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day for four weeks. This is the fourth year the program, created by the NFL and the American Heart Association, has been presented in schools. Wilson fielded questions from students ranging from who the best quarterback is ("Whoever's going to win us games"), if Revis could be back for the playoffs ("I don't know, you'll have to ask him. He'll be fine eventually…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Long snapper talked to Madison third- through fifth-graders about the importance of keeping good grades.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tanner Purdum, the long snapper for the New York Jets, visited Madison Junior Football practices on Monday at Dodge Field. Purdum talked to more than 80 third- through fifth-graders at the Madison Pre-Clinic, Clinic and Pee Wee football practices, and stressed the importance of doing well in school. He said maintaining good grades allowed him to play football through college and then enter the NFL. Purdum demonstrated how he snaps, gave some one-on-one instruction to the Pee Wee snapper, and provided autographs. He also fielded questions ranging from what his number is (46) to whether he gets to play in every game (yes). Purdum, a Morris Plains resident, is in his third season with the Jets. His agent, Rob Roche, is a Madison pre-clinic …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Fans from all over New Jersey and surrounding areas come out to see the public practice.
Thousands of fans lined up on Thursday morning to see the New York Jets for their very first public practice this preseason at their Florham Park home. Fans traveled from all over the tri-state area to be the first to catch a glimpse of Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez, and all other members of Gang Green in the borough's Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. The practice, which is the first of two public practices that will be held this week, started at 12:30 p.m., but some devoted fans got there as early at 8:30 a.m. Around 11 a.m. hundreds of people started filling the line to get into the Fan Fest, which started at 11:30 a.m. In the hour leading up to practice, kids participated in many activities at the fest, including bounce houses, face …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tebow, Sanchez and the rest of Gang Green will practice for all to see for two days.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In what has been the antithesis of a quiet offseason and opening to training camp, the New York Jets will finally bring the show to their Florham Park home for all to see on Thursday. After closing shop in Cortland, N.Y., on the campus of SUNY Cortland, Gang Green will hold their first of two straight public pratices at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center at 1 Jets Drive in Florham Park. Practice on Thursday will begin at 12:30 p.m., with Fan Fest and the Jets Shop opening at 11:30 a.m. On Friday practice begins at 11:20 a.m., with Fan Fest and the Jets Shop opening at 10:20 a.m. The continuation of camp at the team's home away from the Meadowlands follows what has been an eventful series of months. In March, fans were introduced to …