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Cedar Grove Earns Traffic Safety Commendation from AAA

October 21, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - AAA Northeast Division recently awarded  a Traffic Safety Commendation to the Township of Cedar Grove in recognition of zero traffic fatalities in 2016,  and the Cedar Grove Police Department’s continued efforts to protect and serve the citizens of the Township of Cedar Grove.

Two Arrested in Verona After Hiding in Van Being Towed

VERONA, NJ - Two people were arrested last week after an officer discovered them hiding in a van that was being towed and impounded.

On Oct. 11, Officer Robert Juliano responded to a call from a Pompton Ave. service station to take a report of a black van that had left the service station without paying for fuel. While responding to the area, Officer Juliano saw a van matching ...

Car Burglarized on Squirehill Rd. in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police responded to Squirehill Rd. on Saturday on a report of a burglary to a vehicle.

Ptl. Anthony Cardona responded to the call around 3 a.m.  The vehicle owner said she awoke to a dog barking.  When she looked outside she saw her car door open and the interior light on according to police reports. The center console and glove box were found ...

A Sit Down With Cedar Grove High School's Principal

October 18, 2017

The author and photographer of this article are students in Mr. Vincent Cardiello's Television Production class at Cedar Grove High School.  This week, they bring us an interview with CGHS principal Rick Mangili.  

Interviewer: What are you most looking forward to this school year?

Response: Mr. Mangili is looking forward to seeing the senior class graduate. He thinks ...

VHS Student Wins Art Award

VERONA, NJ - Verona High School senior Cole Smith, was a recipient of an award for his art. Sponsored by the Association of Indians in America – South Jersey (AIA-SJ), the Mahatma Gandhi Art & Writing Contest of 2017 invited all New Jersey middle and high school students to submit their original
works, written or art, based on the following quotation from Mahatma Gandhi: “Our ...

Montclair State University Celebrates Opening of New Media Building

MONTCLAIR, NJ - During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 26, Montclair State University officials opened a new, high-tech, multimedia School of Communication and Media Building.

“We believe this is the most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America and that it is, in fact, more advanced that many professional ...

Rutgers Football Tops Purdue for Homecoming Win

October 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers football (3-4, 2-2) posted its second-straight Big Ten win with a 14-12 victory over Purdue (3-4, 2-2) on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium. The Scarlet Knights recorded back-to-back Big Ten victories for the first time since joining the league.

Fueled by touchdowns from fifth-year senior Gus Edwards and freshman Raheem ...

Football: Cedar Grove Pummels Pascack Hills 35-20

CEDAR GROVE,NJ - Max DeVito scored two touchdowns to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers to a 35-20  victory over Pascack Hills Cowobys in Cedar Grove on Friday night.

The Panthers struck first when QB Sammy Ventola found John Guaimano to complete a 20-yard touchdown pass with Ryan Lopez delivering the extra point.  The Cowboys answered scoring twice in the first quarter to ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week: CJ Lavery

VERONA, NJ - Verona football player CJ Lavery stepped up when his team needed him and proved himself as a true team player. Not only that, but Lavery has also exhibited talent and dedication on the football field. That is why he is this week's TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Hillbilly Athlete of the Week.

"I am so glad and honored to be named Athlete of the Week," Lavery said.

Cedar Grove Tables Making Decision About Whether to Stay With Passaic Valley Regional Flood Board

October 20, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Township Council has postponed voting on whether or not it would remain part of the Passaic Valley Regional Flood Control Board.

At the Township Council meeting on Oct. 16, council members tabled an ordinance that would bring an end to Cedar Grove's involvement on the Passaic Valley Regional Flood Control Board.

Cedar Grove joined Little Falls ...

Essex County Announces Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Essex County’s 2017 Leaf Collection Schedule for County Roads. Residents whose properties are on County Roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb.

To organize leaf collection on County roads, Essex County is divided into four sectors. There ...

Cedar Grove Considers Exiting Passaic Valley Regional Flood Board

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Township Council will hold a special hearing this evening and take a vote on whether or not it will stay as one of the municipalities on the Passaic Valley Regional Flood Control Board.  

Cedar Grove, along with Little Falls and Woodland Park, is part of the tri-town flood board that has seen its successes of flood mitigation work through the years for ...

Lieutenant Governor Candidates Square Off in MSU Debate

October 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The boxing gloves were on as Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidates Shelia Oliver and Carlos Rendo met face to face Monday in the only televised debate held prior to the upcoming NJ General Election, November 7.

Held in the Presidential Theatre on the Montclair State University campus, the telecast was hosted by NJTV News and sponsored by PSE&G for ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cedar Grove Collects Donations for Victims of Hurricane Maria

October 14, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Members of the Cedar Grove Police Department set up a collection site for the Victims of Hurricane Maria in the lobby of the Township Municipal Building. Township Residents donated numerous items for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The collection was organized by the Hispanic Law Enforcement Society of Essex County. Thanks to all for your generous donations. Pictured ...

Next Verona Family Night is Oct. 19

VERONA, NJ = The volunteers of the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) would like to thank the Township of Verona, Board of Education and local restaurants for their continued support of Family Night. 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 ...

Montclair's Parents Who Rock Pay Tribute to Tom Petty and Raise Funds for Charity

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday night nearly scores of people gathered for an evening of music with Parents Who Rock at Montclair Center Stage.

The band paid tribute to the late Tom Petty and used the opportunity to raise funds benefiting Unidos Hispanic Federation for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. 

The ...

Auditions for 4th Wall Theatre "Raisin in the Sun" postponed

October 22, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The 4th Wall Theatre has postponed auditions for 'A Raisin in the Sun' until further notice.

Auditions were originally scheduled for Tuesday October 24 and Wednesday October 25. 

 

 

Wyclef Jean Visits Montclair to Promote Album and Tour

MONTCLAIR, NJ - International recording artist Wyclef Jean stopped through Montclair at the Historic Wellmont Theatre on Thursday where he'll be performing on November 3 at 8pm.  

His new album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, is his first album in 8 years and is being released on the 20th anniversary of his debut album "The ...

Four Cedar Grove Artists Earn Awards in Senior Citizen Art Show

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO CONGRATULATES ARTISTS

IN ANNUAL ESSEX COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS JURIED ART SHOW

17 Senior Citizens Receive Recognition for Their Artistic Talent

Cedar Grove, NJ – Four Cedar Grove seniors were recognized in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show last month.  Victoria Augustine received first place in the ...

Who is Victor Santos?

October 22, 2017

The real estate investor arrested Wednesday on federal charges of using straw buyers to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank is also behind Newark's new Department of Public Works garage that is at the center of a federal whistleblower lawsuit.

Victor Santos, 57, of Watchung, who was charged along with three others with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, owns 52-90 ...

Christie, Booker, and Baraka show strong support for Newark to be next Amazon HQ

A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business School on ...

Not So Fast Newark; Mayor Says Somerville Ideal Home for Amazon HQ2

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and assorted state and Essex County officials will try to convince online behemoth Amazon.com to invest billions in Newark as the ideal location for its planned expansion and an east coast headquarters complex worth billions to the state and local economy.

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher says not so fast, suggesting ...

Montclair Township Receives $142K for Microgrid Exploration

October 20, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Will Montclair Township get Microgrids? A grant award of $142,480 will explore the possibilities.

On Wednesday, Richard S. Mroz, President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and Joseph Lake. Fiordaliso, BPU Commissioner were joined by Montclair Sustainability Officer Gray Russell, Montclair Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo, and Acting Township Manager Timothy ...

More than 1,500 Residents Participate in Essex County Fall Hazardous Waste Day

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - 1624 Essex County residents brought material to be recycled at Essex County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday October 7. The event was organized by the Essex County Utilities Authority. 

The event gave residents the chance to safely dispose of pesticides, herbicides, motor oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs and other items in an ...

Next Verona Family Night is Oct. 19

October 13, 2017

VERONA, NJ = The volunteers of the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) would like to thank the Township of Verona, Board of Education and local restaurants for their continued support of Family Night. 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 ...

Three Infant Deaths in 40 Hours Prompts Warning for Parents

NEWARK, NJ -Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is urging parents to take proper precautions to protect children in the wake of three baby deaths over a 40-hour period last week.

Parents should avoid sleeping with very young children and make sure they have cribs or bassinets. 

“In a 40-hour period there ...

Cedar Grove Fall Hydrant Flushing Begins Oct. 16

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will conduct its Fall Hydrant Flushing Program starting Monday, Oct. 16 through Thursday, Oct. 19.

The township will begin with hydrants in South End and proceed North.  Flushing will be done between hours of 7 pm and Midnight.

Because it is difficult to pinpoint the exact neighborhood where flushing will occur at a given time, residents are ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Welcomes Photos of Area Haunted Homes

October 14, 2017

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove welcomes reader submitted photos of the haunted homes around town. 

Its that time of year when grim grinning ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and ghosts start to appear on the lawns and in the windows of homes around town and everyone wants to see them. Send us your photos of Halloween displays when you see them and we'll share them ...

Photo of the Day: $2 Million in Upgrades Coming to Verona Park

 

Playground and Tennis Courts to be Modernized; 52-Space Parking Area to be Created

Verona, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) announced that two projects totaling $2 million will be undertaken to modernize the playground and tennis courts and create additional parking in Essex County Verona Park on Wednesday, October 4. Providing ...

Who is Victor Santos?

October 22, 2017

The real estate investor arrested Wednesday on federal charges of using straw buyers to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank is also behind Newark's new Department of Public Works garage that is at the center of a federal whistleblower lawsuit.

Victor Santos, 57, of Watchung, who was charged along with three others with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, owns 52-90 ...

Two Non-profit Organizations Partner to Offer Spiritual Retreats for Homeless at Loyola Jesuit Retreat Morristown

October 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2017 Fall Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown earlier this week. Nine men from Eva's village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Wednesday and Thursday at ...

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Who is Victor Santos?

October 22, 2017

The real estate investor arrested Wednesday on federal charges of using straw buyers to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank is also behind Newark's new Department of Public Works garage that is at the center of a federal whistleblower lawsuit.

Victor Santos, 57, of Watchung, who was charged along with three others with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, owns 52-90 ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

October 18, 2017

On October 9, 2017 at 7:47 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle after a random check on his MDT revealed that the operator had a suspended driver’s license. The 38 year old male operator from Nutley was arrested processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On October 11, 2017 at 12:11 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle with an obstructed windshield.

Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 11, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

Candidate Statement from Verona Board of Education Member Lisa Freschi

October 18, 2017

Continued Dedication to Development & Training

Little known to the public, Board of Education members have many obligations beyond the monthly public meetings. Verona, as well as all local school boards in NJ, belongs to the New Jersey School Boards Association.  Their services range from board member training to legal information and negotiation consultations. School Board Members ...

Two Non-profit Organizations Partner to Offer Spiritual Retreats for Homeless at Loyola Jesuit Retreat Morristown

October 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2017 Fall Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown earlier this week. Nine men from Eva's village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Wednesday and Thursday at ...

In Support of Lisa Freschi for Verona Board of Education

October 21, 2017

I would like to encourage everyone to go out and vote on November 7th: it is both our privilege and our duty!

I would also like to encourage Verona residents to confirm  Lisa Freschi  for the VBOE. I have known Lisa for over twenty years and I can vouch for her integrity and intelligence. Lisa has been passionate about education for a very long time, as the mother of three sons who ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, October 23, 7:00 PM

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

Songs from the HEART: A Night to Support Teens

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

Tue, October 24, 7:30 PM

Bloomfield Civic Center, Bloomfield

Historical Society of Bloomfield Presents: ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Wed, October 25, 7:30 PM

Cedar Grove Public Library , Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove Historical Society Meeting

Arts & Entertainment

Cedar Grove High School Blood Drive

October 21, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, come join us at Cedar Grove High School, 90 Rugby Road, to take part in our school’s blood drive! It will be located in the auxiliary gym, upstairs across from the trainer's office, and will take place from 8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Mrs. Cali, the school nurse, and the Red Cross Club will be in charge of this event, and the more blood you donate, the more lives ...

Paying tribute to 'Shakespeare in Love'

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey pays tribute to ‘Shakespeare in Love’

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – Many audiences loved the film version of “Shakespeare in Love,” which won the best picture Academy Award in 1999, with dialogue by Marc Noonan and Tom Stoppard. Adapted by Lee Hall for the stage, much of the dialogue remains. The production has a warmth and ...