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No On Street Parking in Verona Saturday Night

February 17, 2018

VERONA, NJ - There will be no on street parking tonight in anticipation of the snow. Please remove cars from all roadways

Please cal the police desk at 973-239-5000 if you need assistance.

Bloomfield Public Schools: No Threat to Students or Public

February 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Public Schools issued a statement this evening after a photo was posted by a student posing with a gun: there is not threat.

The Bloomfield Police Department confirmed that there is no threat. 

Additional  information is expected on Tuesday.

  

Cedar Grove High School Honor Roll - Second Marking Period

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The following students earned high honors or honors at Cedar Grove High School for the second marking period.

9th Grade - High ...

PARCC debate in Newark continues amid calls from Murphy for its dismantling

Newark, NJ--Ever since New Jersey began using the PARCC exam in the 2014-15 school year, the state teacher's union and other groups have criticized the standardized test and called for the state to stop using it to assess student performance.

During the campaign for governor last year, Phil Murphy, who was endorsed by the New Jersey Education Association, promised to ditch the ...

Verona High School Dismisses Volleyball Coaching Staff After Record Season

February 21, 2018

VERONA, NJ - TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove has learned from a reliable source that Verona head volleyball coach Jeff Stiefbold and assistant coach Scott Stiefbold have been dismissed from their coaching posts at Verona High School.  Under the Stiefbolds, the Verona girls volleyball team had a historic 31-1 season that earned them the Divisional, County, Sectional and Group 1 State ...

Verona Residents Host Cornhole Tourney to Benefit Team Zoey

VERONA, NJ - It began as a conversation at the gym and escalated to a charitable tournament that sold out in under two hours.  One of the organizers, Shawn Luftglass describes the event as a "true team effort" from both the residents and the business community, noting that he was amazed at the response and how quickly it all came together.    

"It ...

Boys Basketball: Cedar Grove Holds on for 39-36 Win Over Verona

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Clinging to a one possession lead at 39-36 with just seven seconds remaining the Cedar Grove boys basketball team would need to dig deep to pull out a last second victory over rival Verona on Senior Night in Cedar Grove on Tuesday.

“We talked in the huddle about fouling and we said that to foul there with a couple seconds to go [is wrong because] defense is our game, ...

NJ Governor Signs Executive Order to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Recognize Parkland Florida Victims

February 19, 2018

New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, Florida. 

The order is for all state offices, agencies and instrumentalities including schools for February 20.

Cedar Grove Council Takes Stand Against Legalization of Marijuana

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Council is taking a stance against the legalization of marijuana and the sale of it within the township.

Earlier in the year, Councilwoman Kerry Peterson brought up the topic to the council, suggesting the council task the township's Health Advisory Board and Municipal Alliance Committee to research the proposed legislation so Cedar Grove would be ready ...

Falling in Love Just Got a Little More Expensive in Verona, but All for a Good Cause

VERONA, NJ - It’s a little more expensive to fall in love in Verona these days.  As they say, nothing in life is free, even love.  The town council adopted an ordinance at its Monday meeting establishing a $100 fee for officiating a marriage, civil union, or domestic partner ceremony by township officials.

Previously there was no charge for the service.  The ordinance that ...

Verona Residents Host Cornhole Tourney to Benefit Team Zoey

February 21, 2018

VERONA, NJ - It began as a conversation at the gym and escalated to a charitable tournament that sold out in under two hours.  One of the organizers, Shawn Luftglass describes the event as a "true team effort" from both the residents and the business community, noting that he was amazed at the response and how quickly it all came together.    

"It ...

CASA Essex Welcomes New Advocates

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Fifteen volunteers joined a community of advocates dedicated to speaking up on behalf of Essex County's foster children with CASA for Children of Essex County. The latest class of advocates gathered at the Wilentz Court Complex in Newark on Tuesday, February 13 as they as they took an oath to advocate for the best interest of foster children in family ...

Nutley Gives Back to Family of Keith Jaret who gave so much to so many

NUTLEY, NJ - As news of the passing of local business leader Keith Jaret spread through the community, everyone who knew him, or even met him for a moment, expressed their sorrow, and then asked "what can I do to help?"

Jaret, who along with his wife Maureen, own Jaret's Stuffed Cupcakes, built a reputation that exceeded the expectations of any entrepreneur. Sure, ...

Dave and Busters opens second Garden State location in Wayne

February 13, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - Dave and Busters at Williowbrook Mall opens February 14. TAPinto got an invitation-only preview of Dave and Buster's Willowbrook Mall location with a chance to play games and indulge in food and drink. This location is the second to open in the Garden State and the 109th to open in the chain.

General Manager Dan McGuinnes explained that Dave and Buster's ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate Nutley's 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWARK, NJ - In anticipation and support for the 2018 Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders join them as they gear up to celebrate another year of Irish heritage and tradition in Essex County.

The 40th Annual Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade, is scheduled to take place on March 3, 2018, and will begin with the Nutley Irish American ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Verona/Cedar Grove Girl Scouts Annual Father/Daughter Dance

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Girl Scouts of Verona and Cedar Grove held their annual Father/Daughter Dance on Sunday.  Thanks to all who submitted their photos.  If you would like yours included, please email it to jmoreno@tapinto.net.

 

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of Verona and Cedar Grove. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove is accredited ...

Preliminary Accreditation given to Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at On3

February 18, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Accreditation is an essential requirement in the complex process of establishing a new medical school. 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine is creating a rigorous academic curriculum that combines ...

Ten-year-old Verona Chef Kicks It Up a Notch in the Kitchen

VERONA, NJ - A 10-year-old chef is cooking up a little magic in Verona, or should we call it “Saucery?”  

A “foodie” since birth, Connor Barshay has a sophisticated palate for one so young, with a love for salty, sour and savory flavors -- preferring pickles, olives and cheeses over cake, candy and other sweets.  Perhaps his favorite food accompaniment is hot ...

Dave & Buster's Plans Feb. 14 Grand Opening at Willowbrook Mall

WAYNE, NJ - Dave & Buster's at Willowbrook Mall will have its grand opening celebration on Feb. 14. 

It will be the chain's 109th location and second in New Jersey. The Woodbridge location opened in November.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. to the public. From 4:30 to 7 p.m. happy hour will feature half price cocktails, $1 off 22 ounce ...

Photo of the Day: Winter Beauty in Cedar Grove

February 19, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Snow fell over the area in Cedar Grove, but with temps predicted to be in the 60s and 70s later in the week it won't last long.  Cedar Grove resident Ed Christenson captured the late winter beauty at Cedar Grove Park.  

Local Doctor's Insight: What You Need to Know About Pertussis

February 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Kevin Berg, M.D. of Mountainside Medical Center offers insight into the recent Pertussis case confirmed in Montclair. 

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has made an unwanted appearance at Montclair High School earlier this month, with 3 confirmed cases.

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a bacteria called, Bordetella pertussis.

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Verona and Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the Verona and Cedar Grove area beginning 7 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m.Sunday.

The watch calls for possible heavy snow with total accumulates of four to six inches, with higher amounts possible.  The watch in in effect for Northeast New Jersey, New York City, Rockland and Westchester Counties in New ...

East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

February 20, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

Former US Postal Service Employee from Rahway Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Narcotics Packages

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.

Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court, where he was charged with one count of ...

Verona Council Ponders Gov. Phil Murphy's Plan to Legalize Pot

VERONA, NJ - Like other townships in the area, Verona discussed the potential impact of the potential legalization of marijuana within the state of New Jersey proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Deputy Mayor Michael Nochimson sparked the discussion when he shared an article that appeared in a local newspaper over the weekend.  He noted that the subject of the article, Rick Fuentes who headed ...

Travel Spotlight - Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Travels Report from the NYC Toy Fair - Here are Two More Winning Products for Your Children

February 22, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The International Toy Fair may have ended yesterday, but we are not done sharing with you our picks from the show.  

These are the products that we feel are the most innovative and your family will really enjoy.  We shall dub them the TAPintoTravels Toy of the Year Awards or T30TY’s for short. That seems appropriate since it sounds like ...

Save the Date - the New York Auto Show - MAR 30 – APR 8

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away.  This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

From the New York Toy Fair - Travels Reveals the Toys That Will Make You the Star of Your Child’s Life - the Oscars of the Toy World - the TOTY Awards

TAPintoTravels - As you know, we are here to encourage you to travel.  Unfortunately, the New York Toy Fair is one place virtually none of you can go.  So, unless you have been tirelessly been searching the internet, you are not up to date on what toys your children will be wanting soon.

Fortunately, with Press Correspondent credentials, we were able to go in your ...

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NBA Star Dennis Rodman Enjoys Life in Livingston

February 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.

Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

February 13, 2018

February 5, 2018 – February 11, 2018

On February 6, 2018 officers investigated a report of a burglary to two motor vehicles at an Eileen Drive address. An unknown actor had entered the unlocked vehicles during the overnight hours. Residents are reminded to remove valuable items and lock all vehicles in their driveways.

On February 9, 2018 at 3:03 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a ...

Verona Superintendent Responds to Safety Concerns After Florida School Shooting

February 16, 2018

It saddens me to write to you in the days following the senseless act that occurred in Parkland, Florida. A tragedy that takes innocent lives from their loving families in a place that is suppose to be a safe haven can have an emotional effect on so many people, and it is natural for children and their parents to be concerned for their own safety.

The Verona Public Schools are the foundation ...

Health Authorities Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, February 22, 6:30 PM

Robert O'Toole Community Center, Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce Meeting and ...

Business & Finance

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Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Fred Hill Sports Academy, Verona

1st Annual Verona Charity Cornhole Tournament

Giving Back Sports

Mon, February 26, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove is Proud to Be the Official Media Sponsor of Memorial Middle School's 8th Annual TREP$ Marketplace

February 22, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove announced that it will be the official media sponsor for Memorial Middle School's 8th Annual TREP$ Marketplace, which will be held March 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. in at Cedar Grove High School.

On that day, the Cedar Grove High School gym will be transformed into a vibrant market where more than 100 middle school students will sell their ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...