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Legends of the Meadowlands: Inez and Barney Branca

Inez and Barney Branca The couple established Bergen Engineering and Branca Properties in 1945 as a way for the Branca family to build office and warehouse properties in the Meadowlands region of New Jersey. Over...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Wellington and John Mara

Wellington and John Mara Under the Maras’ direction, the Giants came to the Meadowlands in 1971, quickly establishing themselves as New Jersey’s team while going on to win the Super Bowl four times. Wellington, beloved...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Manny Martinez and Tony Treus

Manny Martinez and Tony Treus They are the owners of the Segovia Restaurants, which have helped to define the Meadowlands region as a mecca of fine dining for more than four decades — and served...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Larry Inserra Jr.

Larry Inserra Jr. He is chairman of the board and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets Inc., a family-owned business founded in 1954. Inserra Supermarkets has deep-rooted ties to Lyndhurst in the Meadowlands, where Inserra family patriarch Patsy Inserra...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Larry Russo

Larry Russo With a work ethic grounded deeply in innovation and quality, Russo founded Russo Development in 1972 to build — and then eventually own — industrial buildings in the region. He was an early...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Randy Neumann

Randy Neumann As a boxer, he compiled a professional record of 31 wins (11 by way of knockout) and 7 losses in 38 fights — against notable opponents such as Jimmy Young, Jerry Quarry and...

Legends of the Meadowlands: George Newman

George Newman Newman, who founded Allied Outdoor Advertising, bought the 28-acre site surrounding the Northeast Corridor rail line and adjacent to the New Jersey Turnpike in 1982 to develop the Allied Junction project. Allied Junction...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Fletch Creamer Sr.

Fletch Creamer Sr. He served his country in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II — and as a volunteer firefighter in Fort Lee. He was a commissioner of the New Jersey...
Legends of the Meadowlands

The fantastic 50: A look at the most influential people in the history of...

Click image to view bio.   What a list. It includes people who helped build the Meadowlands — who brought the New York Giants and Jets to play there — and who built MetLife Stadium, the successor...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Frank Lautenberg

Frank Lautenberg A tireless advocate for transportation infrastructure as a U.S. senator, Lautenberg was instrumental in the expansion of rail and roadway projects, including the Secaucus Junction Station, later bearing his name.

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