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Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Students from Verona and Cedar Grove Get Academic Honors at FDU

TEANECK, NJ — Among those receiving academic honors at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus recently were students from Verona and Cedar Grove.

Daniel Foster of Verona was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2020 semester.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a ...

Verona H.S. Graduate Earns Dean's Award for Academic Excellence at Colgate U

HAMILTON, N.Y. — Matthew Nagy, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2022, has earned the fall 2020 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.

Nagy is a Mathematical Economics major and a graduate of Verona High School.

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses earn the fall 2020 Dean's Award for Academic ...

McEvoy Unofficially Wins Re-election in Verona

May 11, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Jack McEvoy has been projected as one of the three winners in the election for three open Township Council seats on Tuesday night.

With results tallied in all of the township's 11 districts and 7,546 votes counted, McEvoy, Chris Tamburro and Cynthia Holland were leading for the three council seats. McEvoy received ...

Verona Goes to Polls Tuesday to Elect 3 Council Members

VERONA, NJ — There are three open seats on the Township Council that will be decided when registered voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 11.

But only one incumbent is seeking re-election. That is Mayor Jack McEvoy, who is seeking to retain his seat on the council.

Two other current Verona councilmembers whose terms expire in June, Ted Giblin and Kevin Ryan, are not seeking ...

Hydrant Flushing Begins May 10 in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The township will conduct its Spring Hydrant Flushing from Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 12.

The flushing will begin with hydrants in the South End of town and proceed Northwards. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight.

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

Softball: Verona Upsets Livingston, 4-1

May 14, 2021

VERONA, NJ — The Verona softball team made Essex County news with a 4-1 victory over previously undefeated Livingston on Thursday.

Carlie Goldstein hit a two-run homer and Sara Bochicchio singled in a run for Verona (8-4), which scored two runs in the fourth inning and two in the fifth inning.

Winning pitcher Melanie Naeris pitched a six-hitter, walked two and struck out two. She ...

Boys Lacrosse: Cedar Grove Beats Pequannock, 7-3

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Junior attack Darin Casey scored three goals to lead Cedar Grove to a 7-3 boys lacrosse victory over Pequannock on Thursday.

Aidan DeSena and Tyler Rummel each made an impact without scoring a goal themselves. DeSena assisted on three goals, and Rummel had two assists and won 10 of 13 faceoffs for the Panthers (10-1).

Michael Marinelli scored two goals, Mike Willis ...

Girls Lacrosse: Verona Advances in ECT, Beats Columbia, 16-7

VERONA, NJ — The Verona girls lacrosse team had a double dose of success on Thursday after a 16-7 victory gives the squad a win on ‘Senior Night’ while simultaneously advancing in the Essex County Tournament. 

“It’s hard to do the senior night and play a big game, there’s a lot of ebbs and flows and all those emotions coming into play, but ultimately ...

Ribbon is Cut to Open Cedar Grove's New South End Engine Company #3 Firehouse

May 7, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The South End Engine Fire Company #3 has a new firehouse after the ribbon was cut for its grand opening on Thursday.

Mayor Kerry Peterson and councilmen Joe Zichelli and Joseph Maceri were on hand to celebrate the new facility and make the ceremonial cut of the green ribbon. The occasion also marked the debut of new Engine No. 73.

"I was honored to be a part of ...

Verona Police Department Promotes Three

VERONA, NJ — The Verona Police Department promoted three members of its force on Monday.

Officer Brendan Huber was has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Sgt. Anthony Condorelli to the rank of Lieutenant, and Lt. Paul Watkins to the rank of Captain. 

"We congratulate Sgt. Huber, Lt. Condorelli, and Captain Watkins and wish them well as they move forward in the next phase ...

Four North Jersey Residents Charged in Burglary Ring; Verona P.D. Helped Lead Investigation

TRENTON, NJ - Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona.

The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to investigate 84 burglaries that were committed over a five-month period ending in March in eight ...

McEvoy Unofficially Wins Re-election in Verona

May 11, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Jack McEvoy has been projected as one of the three winners in the election for three open Township Council seats on Tuesday night.

With results tallied in all of the township's 11 districts and 7,546 votes counted, McEvoy, Chris Tamburro and Cynthia Holland were leading for the three council seats. McEvoy received ...

Verona Goes to Polls Tuesday to Elect 3 Council Members

VERONA, NJ — There are three open seats on the Township Council that will be decided when registered voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 11.

But only one incumbent is seeking re-election. That is Mayor Jack McEvoy, who is seeking to retain his seat on the council.

Two other current Verona councilmembers whose terms expire in June, Ted Giblin and Kevin Ryan, are not seeking ...

Essex County Gas Prices Soar to 7-Year High

May 13, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.06 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.03 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump hit $3.11 as of Thursday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Citing Downward Trending Numbers, Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

COVID Cases Show Signs of Abating in Cedar Grove and Verona

May 3, 2021

VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ — As the rate of new COVID cases, as well as hospitalizations and the rate of transmission (rT), slow across New Jersey, a similar trend is showing up locally.

There were 10 new confirmed COVID cases in Cedar Grove over the last week, and eight new confirmed cases in Verona during the same period, according to data provided by Essex County —fewer than 1.5 per ...

Hydrant Flushing Begins May 10 in Cedar Grove

May 7, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The township will conduct its Spring Hydrant Flushing from Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 12.

The flushing will begin with hydrants in the South End of town and proceed Northwards. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight.

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

Four North Jersey Residents Charged in Burglary Ring; Verona P.D. Helped Lead Investigation

May 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ - Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona.

The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to investigate 84 burglaries that were committed over a five-month period ending in March in eight ...

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to Start Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program

May 14, 2021

Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program individually designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living.  The goal of the program is to improve quality of life and promote positive lifestyle changes through education and exercise.

This program is medically supervised by the Mountainside ...

Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Missing Baby Found Unharmed After NJ Police Issue Statewide Amber Alert

May 10, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Following an Amber alert issued on Monday afternoon, authorities located two-week-old Chinna Payne in East Orange just after 3 p.m. along with the man last seen with the infant, according to New Jersey State Police. 

Police reported that Damion Payne, 27, of Newark, is accused of assaulting the child's mother in Newark before leaving ...

Support for Jack McEvoy

May 9, 2021

As retired Verona School System teachers and importantly, as seniors, we are often left out of the discussion and forgotten even though we remain an active and vocal part of the community.  Seniors participate as volunteers, attend fundraisers for VFEE, among others, attend Rescue Squad and Fire Department pancake breakfasts and take an active role at various meetings.  Even though ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...