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By Alex Nussbaum and Alex Nussbaum,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 30, 2002
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Silk farms. Ski slopes. An atomic-powered city with moving sidewalks. A mammoth shopping mall. Plenty of plans have been hatched to conquer New Jersey's most infamous of open spaces, the swamps of the Meadowlands. But the latest grand scheme, perhaps the most ambitious ever, would do little more than return the marshes and mudflats to Mother Nature. Environmentalists, aided by U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman, a New Jersey Democrat, are pushing what could be a half-billion-dollar plan to preserve the wetlands, reverse decades of toxic abuse, and, in the process, create a model for environmental renewal.
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April 7, 2014
Thanks for Dan Rodricks ' column championing the mandatory Program Open Space funds ( "Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1). Program Open Space offers a bit of balance to development. When you buy real estate, you take up some of Maryland's space. The POS transfer tax is a tiny portion of that transaction that provides outdoor recreational space for adults and children. Projects that Program Open Space funds have helped create and enhance include Cylburn, a horticultural educational park in Baltimore City, Fair Hill, Green Ridge State Park, Appalachian Trail protection on South Mountain and Meadowlands in Baltimore County.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 24, 2001
TRENTON, N.J. - Acting Gov. Donald DiFrancesco has proposed an ambitious 10-year plan for redeveloping the Meadowlands sports complex as a family entertainment, recreation and shopping destination, as well as advancing other projects in the area and linking them with long-sought rail connections and improved roads. DiFrancesco conceded that his proposal was an attempt to satisfy Bergen County legislators and other suburban Republicans who have criticized his plan to demolish the Continental Arena in the Meadowlands while the state helps develop a new arena in Newark for the old site's two teams, the Nets and the Devils.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | January 7, 2014
Pro soccer Mount St. Joseph grad Robinson leaves Wake, signs with D.C. United Defender Jalen Robinson (Mount St. Joseph), a member of D.C. United's youth academy for four years, has left Wake Forest after two seasons to sign a homegrown contract with the Major League Soccer club. College players with ties to an MLS club's academy are exempt from the league draft. Robinson, 19, is "one of the most athletic players in all of college soccer who can play center back or right back," general manager Dave Kasper said in a written statement.
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By Ronald Smothers and Ronald Smothers,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 21, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- More than 100 acres of the New Jersey Meadowlands would be developed as a family entertainment complex with an indoor ski slope, indoor surfing, a Formula One racetrack, a minor league baseball stadium and office towers, under a $1.3 billion redevelopment plan chosen recently by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. The project, called Meadowlands Xanadu, is the proposal of the Mills Corp., the Virginia-based mall developer, and the Mack Cali Realty Corp.
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By Peter G. Gosselin and Peter G. Gosselin,BOSTON GLOBE | September 27, 1998
CARLSTADT, N.J. - For generations, people traveling up and down the Eastern seaboard have known where to expect the dirtiest, ugliest, most stench-filled stretch of their trips - here in the Meadowlands of northern New Jersy.Since European settlement of this region three centuries ago, New Yorkers and New Jerseyites have been dumping things they don't want in these soft marshes, creating a mess of almost incomprehensible proportions. For several decades, large swaths of the area were on fire.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 2, 1997
Overcoming sickness, poor post position and the toughest group of fillies she has ever faced, Sanabelle Island won her 23rd straight race last night at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.The 3-year-old Maryland-bred is now one victory from tying the record winning streak by a 3-year-old pacing filly.In 1973 and 1974, Handle With Care won 24 in a row.Trained and driven by Steve Warrington of Galena on the Eastern Shore, Sanabelle Island prevailed by a length in the first round of the Mistletoe Shallee Stakes.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 15, 1998
CARLSTADT, N.J. - For generations, travelers have usually rushed past the Meadowlands, barely acknowledging its long, flat marshes, the acres and acres of tall, brown reeds bowing low in the wind, the murky waters and, more recently, the unnatural peaks of former garbage dumps, the squat warehouses and vapid office parks.It is here, in these forgotten badlands, where for decades only dump trucks, mobsters and the most determined muskrat trappers dared to go, that Mills Corp. of Arlington, Va., plans to spend $1 billion to build the state's largest mall, Meadowlands Mills.
NEWS
By Maria Newman and Maria Newman,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 11, 2004
LYNDHURST, N.J. -- The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission approved on Thursday a master plan to transform 8,400 acres once known as the state's signature trash heap into an ecological preserve and the largest urban park in the region. The plan, several years in the making, received high praise from local and state officials and from environmentalists, who said it would preserve the sensitive Meadowlands and benefit the local economy. The 32-acre preserve, 10 times the size of Central Park, was once home to toxic landfills that contributed to the state's reputation as a waste dump.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | December 10, 1993
Anyone who insists that guns are not the problem is the problem.A Meadowlands sports complex in Laurel is an idea whose time has passed. It needed the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Colts and Baltimore Orioles to work.The good thing about the Baltimore City police commissioner search is that there are still people who want the job.Washington would be an OK town if you could drink the water.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2010
East Rutherford, N.J. - In the parking lot of New Meadowlands Stadium, more than an hour before kickoff, Brian Moran, the lead singer of the Cousins Moran, climbed atop the shoulders of a stranger, and with a microphone in his hand, he belted out the lyrics to Celtic Symphony, a celebratory ode to the Celtic Football Club. An exuberant crowd, at least half of them wearing football jerseys, raised their beers and roared with appreciation. But you didn't have to a fan of the Cousins Moran - a Irish rock band from New Jersey whose members are, in fact, all cousins - to quickly grasp that Saturday's game between Navy and Notre Dame wasn't entirely about football for many in attendance.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
After a two-year absence, Syracuse and Virginia will return to the Face-Off Classic, and Johns Hopkins will participate in the Big City Classic for the first time, event organizers will announce Thursday. Those storylines highlight a joint announcement from Konica Minolta and Inside Lacrosse, which will organize both tripleheaders involving games of local and national implications. The Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 and will feature the return of Syracuse and Virginia, two programs that have captured a combined 14 NCAA championships but hadn't participated in the event since 2008.
SPORTS
May 26, 2010
Most fans don't care Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times First of all, the majority of NFL fans don't give a hoot about where the Super Bowl is played as long as it starts on time. For them, the Super Bowl takes place in their living room. But the fact the league is staging its marquee event outdoors in a cold-weather city underscores what the Super Bowl has become. It's no longer a week of fun in the sun but a vital tool to help finance exorbitantly expensive new stadiums.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | October 15, 2006
They have faced a Minnesota Vikings team with a new coach in the season opener and a Dallas Cowboys team whose coach was an old nemesis, losing both games. They have gone to Houston with a chip on their shoulder, have come home to play the Jacksonville Jaguars with a renewed swagger and fallen flat against the New York Giants at the Meadowlands last week. Titans@Redskins Today, 1 p.m., Ch. 9, 1430 AM Line: Redskins by 10 1/2
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 23, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Mills Corp., a Chevy Chase shopping-mall developer that has lost more than half its market value this year, has secured financing for its Meadowlands Xanadu project in New Jersey, clearing the way for a possible sale of the company. Colony Capital, based in Los Angeles, will provide as much as $500 million of equity financing and arrange for construction loans to fund the balance of the expected $2 billion cost of the Xanadu project, Mills said yesterday. Mills' shares jumped 15.3 percent on the announcement, which comes less than a week after New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine said the state would try to help save Xanadu.
NEWS
By Maria Newman and Maria Newman,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 11, 2004
LYNDHURST, N.J. -- The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission approved on Thursday a master plan to transform 8,400 acres once known as the state's signature trash heap into an ecological preserve and the largest urban park in the region. The plan, several years in the making, received high praise from local and state officials and from environmentalists, who said it would preserve the sensitive Meadowlands and benefit the local economy. The 32-acre preserve, 10 times the size of Central Park, was once home to toxic landfills that contributed to the state's reputation as a waste dump.
SPORTS
By New York Times News Service | September 16, 1995
NEW YORK -- The state of New Jersey, already home to what used to be New York's two professional football teams, has drawn up a proposal to build a 50,000-seat baseball stadium in the Meadowlands sports complex for the Yankees, state officials have reported.One official, who spoke on the condition that he not be named, but who is familiar with the plans of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said that the authority was "definitely interested" in having the Yankees in New Jersey.
NEWS
By Ronald Smothers and Ronald Smothers,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 21, 2003
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- More than 100 acres of the New Jersey Meadowlands would be developed as a family entertainment complex with an indoor ski slope, indoor surfing, a Formula One racetrack, a minor league baseball stadium and office towers, under a $1.3 billion redevelopment plan chosen recently by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. The project, called Meadowlands Xanadu, is the proposal of the Mills Corp., the Virginia-based mall developer, and the Mack Cali Realty Corp.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 5, 2002
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Burning Roma claimed the lead down the backstretch and never looked back, winning the 25th renewal of the $400,000 Meadowlands Cup last night at the Meadowlands. Burning Roma defeated Volponi, the favorite, by three-quarters of a length. It was an additional length back to Windsor Castle. Gander, the morning-line favorite, was scratched, and Laurel-based Include finished fifth. "He wanted to go early, so I just let him go," said winning jockey Eibar Coa. "I broke kind of slow, but I saw everyone taking a hold so I just decided to go, and he really responded for me."
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