Thursday, June 7, 2012
The world's best futball player and his national squad hold open practice at the home of the New York Red Bulls ahead of Saturday match with Brazil.
Thousands of futball fans filed into Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday night as the world's best player and his Argentinian national team prepped for a Saturday showdown with rival Brazil. Lionel Messi, the three-time defending FIFA player of the year, scored once on a header in the half-pitch intrasquad scrimmage as fans hung on his every move. Messi, who stars for Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga, did not disappoint, flashing the speed and power that have many in the sport heralding him as one of the best to ever play the game. He showed off the pinpoint accuracy of his feared left foot during a shooting drill that ended the practice session, beating the Argentina keeper on two shots that bent into the bottom right corner from about…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A weekly look at news in New Jersey
A family argument led to the murder of a Deptford man early Friday morning, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Chad Gatewood, 45, and his nephew, Elijah P. Gatewood-Gabriel, 20, allegedly got in a confrontation around midnight, when Gatewood stabbed Gatewood-Gabriel multiple times with a kitchen knife in the family's apartment, GCPO spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld said. Tax collections in New Jersey are running $230 million behind Gov. Chris Christie's projections after April revenue came up short, according to a state Treasury report released Tuesday. If the trend continues, Christie and lawmakers may have to revise their plans to cut taxes, or they may have to find other places to trim the budget. [Inquirer] Princeton …
Friday, October 22, 2010
Ridgewood loses to rival and neighbor Paramus 4-1.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Maroons (10-7-1) have had their share of ups and downs this past week on the pitch. On Sunday, Ridgewood was knocked out of the Bergen County tournament by top-seeded Immaculate Heart Academy. Tuesday, the two schools met again in a regular season matchup in which the Maroons won 2-1. Ridgewood hoped to keep the momentum going as they faced their other rival and neighbor, Paramus. A win against the Spartans would keep the Maroons on pace for a share of the league title. Instead, the Spartans were the ones celebrating after 80 minutes. Paramus (15-1) set the tempo early as Sarah Cortes recorded two goals, the second coming less than five minutes after the first. "I was looking for a window of opportunity," Cortes said. "I knew I had …