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Verona Fire Department Responds to Fire Alarm in Apartment Building

January 21, 2017

VERONA - Early Saturday afternoon, Verona Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 14 Montrose Place.  According to Verona Fire Chief Magatti, "We found out there was a small fire in the basement of the small apartment building, but it was out by the time we arrived.  There was no extension into the rest of the apartment building."  The fire ...

Verona and Cedar Grove Police Release Sketch of Montclair Luring Suspect

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - As previously reported, there were two an attempted child luring incidents reported in Montclair, one on Friday and one on Tuesday.

The Montclair Police Department released a composite sketch of a suspect from the first incident which occurred on Friday near the Clifton border.  A second attempted luring incident was reported on Tuesday in ...

Police Chase Ends in Car Crash in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -  An attempted motor vehicle stop by Cedar Grove police led to a car chase and crash on Wednesday in Cedar Grove.  

Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Officer Christopher Heck attempted to stop a motor vehicle after he determined that the operator had a suspended driver’s license. The driver ignored the officers directions and attempted to elude him.

Officer Heck ...

UPDATE: School Cancelled in Cedar Grove on Monday

January 23, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After first announcing a delayed opening, the Cedar Grove Board of Education has closed schools in the district for Monday, Jan. 23.

Fallen trees knocked down power lines in the area of South End School on Harper Terrace.  The school is currently without power and it is not expected to be restored until later Monday, according to school officials.

All afternoon and ...

Delayed Opening in Cedar Grove: Downed Tree and Power Line in South End

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove school district will have a two hour delayed opening Monday.  A fallen tree knocked down power lines near South End School, resulting in loss of power for the school.

All before-care and morning activities are canceled.

South End and North End Schools will being at 10:20 a.m.

Middle School will begin at 10 a.m. and high school will begin at 10:05 ...

Montclair Kimberley Academy to Host a Panel Discussion on The Presidential Election

MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Wednesday, January 25 (at 7:30 pm), the Montclair Kimberley Academy History Department will host “The Presidential Election: What Does It Mean?” a panel discussion featuring Jay Nordlinger, senior editor of National Review, and Lynn Sherr, author and senior correspondent for ABC News for more than 30 years. This evening will be moderated by Duncan ...

Boys Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove falls to Brick Memorial 6-4

January 23, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove lost to Brick 6-4 at Floyd Hall in Little Falls on Saturday.

The Hornets struck first with a goal by Alex LoPresti assisted by Jack Propero and Dan Lapinski on a power play early in the first period.  Brick answered with two goals in the first.

LoPresti found the back of the net again early in the second period with the help ...

Verona Girls Track Earns Second Place at North Jersey Championships

The Verona High School Girls Track Team had a very successful night at the North Jersey Championship Meet at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Friday,January 20. The FDU facility prohibits the use of metal spikes thus making it very difficult for any athlete to get their best results.

The Verona girls achieved a second place overall finish in the small schools division.

Some outstanding ...

Boys Basketball: Cedar Grove's Third Quarter Run Leads To 52-39 Win Over MKA

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Riding behind a strong third quarter scoring run and an impressive defensive effort the Cedar Grove Boys Basketball Team clawed out a 52-39 win over MKA on Saturday.

“They’re a great team, they have a great record. We came out to play right off the bat and when it came down to it at the end we pulled away and got the win,” said senior Joe Rufo.

Tied at 39 ...

I-280 Eastbound Bridge replacement project requires long-term lane closures

January 22, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a long-term traffic shift on I-280 eastbound starting this weekend to allow for bridge replacement work, as the I-280 and Route 21 Interchange Improvements Project advances in Essex County.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, January 20, until 5 a.m. Monday, January 23, ...

Verona Businesses Appeal to Town Council About Store Signage Code

VERONA, NJ - Business signage has been a hot topic for business owners and residents in Verona for some time now and was a topic that was brought up by a local merchant at a recent township council meeting.

Local business owner Ken Borino -- who owns several storefronts on Bloomfield Avenue -- expressed his concerns with the signage ordinance at the Jan. 17 council meeting after receiving a ...

Passaic Valley Regional Flood Board Sees Movement On Number of Projects

Members of the Passaic Valley Regional Flood Board, comprised of members from Little Falls, Woodland Park and Cedar Grove, received notice that the Army Corps of Engineers' (ACOE) Peckman Project permits can be granted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

Nick Agnoli, flood board vice chairman, presented a rough sketch of a proposed plan to ...

Candidate Packets Available for Verona's 2017 Municipal Election

January 11, 2017

​VERONA, NJ - Verona residents interested in running for Township Council in the May 9 Municipal Election can obtain an election packet in the Office of the Municipal Clerk, 600 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, New Jersey between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Candidates must be a registered voter in the Township of Verona, and have been a resident of the Township of Verona for a ...

Verona Rescue Squad Pancake Breakfast is Feb. 5

January 19, 2017

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Rescue Squad will hold its 5th annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, February 5, from 8am to 1pm.  Proceeds will benefit the Squad.  The cost is $7 and children under age 5 can eat free.  The event will be held at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona.

The breakfast will include pancakes, bagels, bacon, ham, eggs, orange ...

Verona Volunteer Night is Jan. 24

VERONA,NJ - The Township of Verona will host Vounteer Night on Jan. 24 at the Verona Community Center located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m.

The open house and networking event, gives Verona residents an opportunity to learn more about the volunteer organizations in Verona as well as giving those organizations a chance to network with each other and potential ...

VOTE for Montclair Arts: Several Local Venues Vying for 2017 Awards

January 22, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair arts lovers will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite local arts venue for 2017. Several Montclair venues are up for the 2017 People's Choice Awards hosted by Jersey Arts.

Montclair has been recognized for the past few years in this contest and now is the opportunity to vote again for 2017. All ballots must be cast by midnight of February 16. Winners ...

Deadline Announced for 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — The deadline for Essex County seniors to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest is Monday, March 27.

Seniors ages 60 and older are encouraged to participate, as Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo these individuals have led ...

Morgan's Farm Skating Pond Opens

Morgan's Farm Skate Pond will open on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 from 3:00-6:00pm. Please check the Cedar Grove Recreation Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/cedargroverec) or the Recreation Website (http://www.cedargrovenj.org/site/index.php/municipal-services/recreation) daily for the skating schedule.

Verona Businesses Appeal to Town Council About Store Signage Code

January 20, 2017

VERONA, NJ - Business signage has been a hot topic for business owners and residents in Verona for some time now and was a topic that was brought up by a local merchant at a recent township council meeting.

Local business owner Ken Borino -- who owns several storefronts on Bloomfield Avenue -- expressed his concerns with the signage ordinance at the Jan. 17 council meeting after receiving a ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...

Verona Volunteer Night is Jan. 24

VERONA,NJ - The Township of Verona will host Vounteer Night on Jan. 24 at the Verona Community Center located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m.

The open house and networking event, gives Verona residents an opportunity to learn more about the volunteer organizations in Verona as well as giving those organizations a chance to network with each other and potential ...

Essex County Deer Management Program Begins Jan. 17

January 11, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The 2017 Essex County Deer Management Program, which includes South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation, will begin on January 17 according to Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.  This is the tenth year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer.

“Controlling the ...

Verona Volunteer Night is Jan. 24

VERONA,NJ - The Township of Verona will host Vounteer Night on Jan. 24 at the Verona Community Center located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m.

The open house and networking event, gives Verona residents an opportunity to learn more about the volunteer organizations in Verona as well as giving those organizations a chance to network with each other and potential ...

PSE&G Offers Ways to Prepare Heavy Rain and Gale-Force Winds

January 23, 2017

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - PSE&G is preparing for the approaching storm system that could bring heavy rain and gale-force winds. Given the weather services' forecasts, PSE&G is preparing for a busy day tomorrow and will have additional personnel scheduled and on standby, with extra tree personnel and equipment at the ready. Gale-force winds can cause flying debris, and bring down trees ...

Verona Rescue Squad Pancake Breakfast is Feb. 5

VERONA, NJ - The Verona Rescue Squad will hold its 5th annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, February 5, from 8am to 1pm.  Proceeds will benefit the Squad.  The cost is $7 and children under age 5 can eat free.  The event will be held at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona.

The breakfast will include pancakes, bagels, bacon, ham, eggs, orange ...

Free Rabies Clinic to be held in Cedar Grove and Montclair

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Montclair Health Department will host free rabies clinics for local residents in February, according to town officials.

The clinics will be held in Cedar Grove and Montclair.

Cedar Grove Clinic - Tuesday, Feb. 21, Cedar Grove Municipal Building, 525 Pompton Avenue, dogs from 6 to 6:45 p.m., cats from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Montclair Clinic - Thursday, Feb.

Verona Volunteer Night is Jan. 24

January 10, 2017

VERONA,NJ - The Township of Verona will host Vounteer Night on Jan. 24 at the Verona Community Center located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m.

The open house and networking event, gives Verona residents an opportunity to learn more about the volunteer organizations in Verona as well as giving those organizations a chance to network with each other and potential ...

Verona Volunteer Night is Jan. 24

January 10, 2017

VERONA,NJ - The Township of Verona will host Vounteer Night on Jan. 24 at the Verona Community Center located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. from 7 to 9 p.m.

The open house and networking event, gives Verona residents an opportunity to learn more about the volunteer organizations in Verona as well as giving those organizations a chance to network with each other and potential ...

Men's Night 2017 at St. Catherine's is Feb. 28

January 20, 2017

Don't miss Men's Night at St. Catherine of Siena School Gym. Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 6:30pm. Guest speaker Neil Smith, former President & GM of the Stanley Cup Champion NY Rangers. Corned beef and cabbage dinner. Beer, water and soda will be served.

$20 Men age 21+

$15 Boys under 21  

For tickets, please contact Tom Daniels. 973-809-8365.
 

SoJo Spa Club Opens in Edgewater

January 23, 2017

EDGEWATER, NJ – There is a new relaxation destination in Northern New Jersey.  SoJo Spa Club opened its doors on Friday in Edgewater featuring a rooftop infinity pool, 170-foot- long foot massage path, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, 10 unique sauna and therapy rooms and a variety of outdoor hot tubs. The eight-story spa club/hotel also devotes an entire floor to family-friendly ...

Former Quarterdeck Inn Site Set To Transform Into 105 Room Hotel LBI

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The owner and developer of two distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI plans to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.   The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to moderately renovate the Quarterdeck building and develop it into the ...

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I-280 Eastbound Bridge replacement project requires long-term lane closures

January 22, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a long-term traffic shift on I-280 eastbound starting this weekend to allow for bridge replacement work, as the I-280 and Route 21 Interchange Improvements Project advances in Essex County.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, January 20, until 5 a.m. Monday, January 23, ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

January 23, 2017

On January 17, 2017 at 1:31 p.m., Lt. John Kennedy was assisting another officer on a motor vehicle stop when he observed a motorist using her cell phone while driving. He stopped the vehicle for the violation. The 27-year old operator, Ashley Keenan of Henryville P.A., was subsequently arrested after it was determined that her driving privileges were suspended. Keenan was processed at police ...

Wayne Police Arrest Two on Drug Charges After Chase In Willowbrook Mall

January 15, 2017

WAYNE, NJ — Township Police arrested two men at Willowbrook Mall after finding them in a bathroom stall injecting themselves with heroin, police said.

Det. Capt. Lawrence Martin said officers responded to the mall around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Jan. 11 as a man who had been banned from the property, Jesse R. Simunovich, 23, of North Caldwell, was reportedly seen ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, January 23, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Learning to Fly

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, January 24, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Learning to Fly

Arts & Entertainment

Tue, January 24, 7:00 PM

HB Whitehorne Middle School, Verona

Voices of West Essex

Arts & Entertainment

Verona Unico Italian American dinner is Jan. 29

January 23, 2017

We are excited to announce the Verona Unico chapter will be hosting a traditional Italian American Dinner this Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1pm. This casual and relaxed dinner will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit located at 36 Gould Street, Verona, NJ!. All are invited to come and enjoy antipasto, Sunday gravy with pasta, desert and more. Your meal will be prepared by Italian ...