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Essex Fells Doctor Killed in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

March 22, 2017

ESSEX FELLS, NJ - Dr. Jan Huston was struck and killed by a vehicle while on the sidewalk near her home in Essex Fells on Tuesday morning, officials announced.

The beloved 66-year-old medical director of the Breast Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside in Glen Ridge, was rushed to the same hospital following the accident, where she died a short time later.

According to reports, Huston ...

Montclair Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver After Striking Victim in Inclement Weather

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are in search of a suspect driving a tan GMC Sport Utility Vehicle who fled the scene after striking a pedestrian and nearly missing another on Tuesday.

The 54-year-old victim from Montclair was taken to the hospital with complaint of pain in his side. He had been struck by the vehicle from behind while walking on Grove Street near Claremont ...

Cedar Grove Fire Department Reminds Residents to Keep The Fire Hydrants Clear

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With the heavy snow fall in our area,  the Cedar Grove Fire Department would like to remind any residents with a fire hydrant on your property to properly clear around the fire hydrant.

When clearing away the snow, don't forget to clear snow at least three feet in every direction from your nearest fire hydrant.  Clear a path from the hydrant to the street as ...

Local Students Achieve Honor Roll at Seton Hall Prep

March 20, 2017

Several local students earned academic honors last marking period.




Cedar Grove


1st Honors


Julian Braun ’17




Cedar Grove


1st Honors


Dylan Coffin ’20




Cedar Grove


1st Honors


Daniel DiNatale ’18




Cedar ...

Local Students Attain Honor Roll at St. Peter's Prep

James C. DeAngelo, ’85, Principal of Saint Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, has announced that the following Essex county residents earned honor roll status and other academic awards for the third marking period of 2016-2017:

Cedar Grove:  Matthew Marini, '19, Liam Brown, '19, and Matthew Lee, '19 earned First Honors.  James McGuire, '17, Daniel Brown, ...

Memorial Middle School's TREP$ Marketplace Draws a Big Crowd

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Once again Cedar Grove's young entrepreneurs packed the CGHS gym at the annual TREP$ marketplace on Sunday.

The marketplace featured more than 80 businesses with products ranging from lip balm, bath bombs, coasters, candles, jewelry, and other homemade creations, games of chance and skill with prizes to win, and a variety of food stands including tacos, french fries, ...

Boys Lacrosse Preview: Verona Plans to Build on Past Success

March 23, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Verona looks to improve on last year's 10-9 record as head coach Matt Diglio enters his second season with the program.  

Last year the Hillbillies started off strong, but struggled toward the end of the season due to injuries and tough competition.  They fell in the second round of the state tournament, but pulled off the team's first playoff win in the ...

Boys Lacrosse Preview: Cedar Grove Readies for First Varsity Season

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — After just two years as a junior varsity sport, Cedar Grove High School boys lacrosse will make its varsity debut this spring.  With an overall record of 15-3 and a successful 10-2 record during last year's junior varsity season, the Panthers are ready to transition to varsity play.

" We are both excited and nervous about the upcoming season," said ...

Photo of the Day: Verona High School Softball Competes at Disney World

Verona High School Softball recently competed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Disney World.  

Verona Town Council Shows Excitement For Phase Two of Library Renovation

March 22, 2017

With phase one of the Verona Public Library complete, the library is now ready for phase two, which will transform the space into an inviting and multi-functional facility.

Township Engineer Jim Helb and Frank Messineo of Solutions Architecture, LLC presented the town council and the public with their plans for phase two of the library renovation at the March 20 Town Council meeting. While ...

Fairfield Council Agrees to Find New Way to Honor Late Football Coach Michael Palmieri

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Anthony Palmieri of Cedar Grove, son of former Fairfield recreation football coach Michael Palmieri, addressed the Fairfield Township Council on Monday to inquire why his father’s monument was removed from Hollywood Avenue Park and why his memorial plaque was moved to the backstop of the baseball field.

Many friends and family members, including ...

No Parking and No Garbage or Recycling Tomorrow in Verona

VERONA - Due to the impending snowstorm, please note the following:

There will be no trash or recycling pick up tomorrow morning.

Please do not put your trash or recycling out.  All items will be picked up on your next regularly scheduled collection day.

There will be no on street parking allowed tonight and throughout the cleanup process of the ...

Verona Lions Provide Transportation to Medical Appointments for Verona Residents

March 21, 2017

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Lions are working with the Verona Health Department to provide Verona residents with transportation to and from the doctor when needed.  

If transportation to and from the doctor is needed, residents can arrange a ride by calling the Verona Health Department.  The Verona Lions donated a car to the township for this purpose and this service is provided by ...

Cedar Grove Girl Scouts Are Collecting Donations for Mary's Place By the Sea

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Girl Scout troop #20510 of Cedar Grove is collecting donations for Mary’s Place By the Sea, a facility that supports women with cancer, from March 13 to April 7.

Mary’s Place isupports women with cancer through integrative services which complement their medical treatment and support their healing: mind, body and soul. Their custom, 10-bedroom home is ...

Cedar Grove Town Council Recognizes Bob Cunniff for Scouting Service

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove resident Robert Cunniff was honored by the Cedar Grove Town Council at its meeting Monday night for his years of scouting service and volunteerism in the community.  Cunniff recenlty stepped down as scout master.

Councilman Joseph Cicala read a proclamation thanking Cunniff for his service both to the scouts and the community.  

According to the ...

Community Concert Series at First Presbyteria Church Continues on April 2

March 23, 2017

The next performance of the 2016/17 Community Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Verona is Sunday, April 2nd at 3 pm.

Come hear the extraordinary harpist, Robbin Gordon-Cartier perform a wonderful program of harp music from around the world.  The program includes audience participation.

Robbin Gordon-Cartier is a dynamic harpist ...

Memorial Middle School's TREP$ Marketplace Draws a Big Crowd

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Once again Cedar Grove's young entrepreneurs packed the CGHS gym at the annual TREP$ marketplace on Sunday.

The marketplace featured more than 80 businesses with products ranging from lip balm, bath bombs, coasters, candles, jewelry, and other homemade creations, games of chance and skill with prizes to win, and a variety of food stands including tacos, french fries, ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Memorial Middle School's TREP$ Marketplace Draws a Big Crowd

March 20, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Once again Cedar Grove's young entrepreneurs packed the CGHS gym at the annual TREP$ marketplace on Sunday.

The marketplace featured more than 80 businesses with products ranging from lip balm, bath bombs, coasters, candles, jewelry, and other homemade creations, games of chance and skill with prizes to win, and a variety of food stands including tacos, french fries, ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Verona Businesses to Participate in the 17th Annual Taste of Essex

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC), which is hosting its 17th annual “Taste of Essex” event ‪on April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Manor in West Orange, recently announced some of the food and drink establishments that will sample some of their finest dishes and drinks at the event.

A portion of the proceeds from this event ...

Verona Lions Provide Transportation to Medical Appointments for Verona Residents

March 21, 2017

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Lions are working with the Verona Health Department to provide Verona residents with transportation to and from the doctor when needed.  

If transportation to and from the doctor is needed, residents can arrange a ride by calling the Verona Health Department.  The Verona Lions donated a car to the township for this purpose and this service is provided by ...

Verona Family Night is March 23

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) will celebrate family night on March 23 with the support of the Township of Verona, Board of Education and local restaurants. The purpose of Family Night is to provide Verona families a cleared schedule to enjoy quality time with each other.  Family mealtime is an effective tool in fostering family unity and helping ...

Cedar Grove Girl Scouts Are Collecting Donations for Mary's Place By the Sea

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Girl Scout troop #20510 of Cedar Grove is collecting donations for Mary’s Place By the Sea, a facility that supports women with cancer, from March 13 to April 7.

Mary’s Place isupports women with cancer through integrative services which complement their medical treatment and support their healing: mind, body and soul. Their custom, 10-bedroom home is ...

No Parking and No Garbage or Recycling Tomorrow in Verona

March 13, 2017

VERONA - Due to the impending snowstorm, please note the following:

There will be no trash or recycling pick up tomorrow morning.

Please do not put your trash or recycling out.  All items will be picked up on your next regularly scheduled collection day.

There will be no on street parking allowed tonight and throughout the cleanup process of the ...

No Garbage and Recycling Pickup Tomorrow in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE - Due to the impending winter storm, the township of Cedar Grove has advised that garbage and recycling pick-up is cancelled for Tuesday March 14th and will resume on your next scheduled day.  

Get Ready to "Spring Forward" Verona/Cedar Grove: Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ – What time is it? Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, and if you don't move your clock an hour ahead, you will be an hour late.

 Among the states, only Hawaii and much of Arizona will keep their clocks set to Standard Time. Most of Europe won't begin what it calls "Summer Time" until March 30.  Daylight ...

Caldwell Man Arrested for February Murder

March 8, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - An 18-year-old Caldwell resident has been arrested in connection with the murder of his cousin last month.

Jose Lazaro Gonzalez, 18, of Caldwell, has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon, and possession for unlawful purpose in the killing of 27-year-old Marvin Lazaro on Feb. 26, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Caldwell Police Chief ...

Community Concert Series at First Presbyteria Church Continues on April 2

March 23, 2017

The next performance of the 2016/17 Community Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Verona is Sunday, April 2nd at 3 pm.

Come hear the extraordinary harpist, Robbin Gordon-Cartier perform a wonderful program of harp music from around the world.  The program includes audience participation.

Robbin Gordon-Cartier is a dynamic harpist ...

First Presbyterian Church Presents Vocal Workshop on March 25

First Presbyterian Church of Verona, NJ will present clinician and William Paterson University Music Professor, Dr. Lauren Fowler-Calisto in a Vocal Workshop on Saturday, March 25.

The event is FREE and open to the public!  All ages and levels of experience are welcome to participate.

Dr. Fowler-Calisto will incorporate Vocal Pedagogy, Alexander Technique, Dalcroze ...

Nutley Irish hold 39th Annual Investiture Mass and St. Patrick's Day Parade

NUTLEY, NJ - The frigid cold temperatures and a mostly cloudy sky did not ruin the Nutley Irish American Alliance’s 39th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 4. The day began with a morning investiture mass at St. Mary’s Church in Nutley.

The Rory O’Moore Pipes and Drum Band performed marching through the church preceding the priests and parade ...

Travel: Sightseeing in Seattle

March 17, 2017

SEATTLE, WA - In the summer of 2016, my husband and I traveled to Peru with five of our friends.  We hiked the Inca trail, with the end goal of basking in the beauty of Machu Picchu. The REI tour we took and the guides we had left a lasting impression.  So when we heard that Edwin, our lead guide was going to receive an award as one of the best guides of 2016, some of my traveling ...

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Straphanger Fatality at East Orange Station

March 22, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - There was a fatal accident earlier today at the East Orange Station. According to firefighters and other emergency personnel on the scene, witnesses they spoke to reported that a young man was spotted siting on the tracks and was struck by an eastbound train. Any additional information, including the name of the victim has yet to be released. 

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Verona Police Blotter

March 21, 2017

Blotter Report March 12, 2017 – March 18, 2017

3/12/2017

7:39 AM Officer Michael Barone took a report of a neighbor dispute on Linn Drive. The first floor tenant reported that he was awoken earlier today by noise from the upstairs neighbor “stomping” around his apartment. The officer spoke with the upstairs neighbor who stated that he was not stomping his feet, and that he ...

Candidate Statement from Cedar Grove Town Council Candidate Donald Elting

March 22, 2017

My name is Donald Elting and I am running for Cedar Grove Town Council.

Now more than ever our town is in need of independent thought and new ideas. The landscape of our town is changing, and we need to be nimble enough to respond to it.

After the last two council meetings, the taxpayer’s subsidy of the town pool kept sticking in my mind. Most residents are probably unaware that ...

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, PA. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix, said law enforcement officials.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, said acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

I Endorse Robbie Vargo for Cedar Grove Councilman

March 19, 2017

 Dear Editor,

I am writing in support of Robbie Vargo, to endorse his candidacy for Cedar Grove Town Council.

I have known Robbie since his days on his high school wrestling team, and when he went to Montclair State with my sons.   He has always been a respectful and kind young man and I continuously took notice of his strong work ethic and determination.

His resolve as a ...

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Our Lady of the Lake School Awards Sixth Grader with the Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award

March 22, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Sixth grader, John D. has made Our Lady of the Lake history by becoming the school’s very first recipient of the Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award. The recognition is earned by the OLL student-athlete who exemplifies never-ending teamwork, respect and honor while gracefully representing OLL School, their team and themselves. The award was established in the honor of ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...