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Verona Students Named to U. of Rhode Island Dean's List

July 3, 2022

KINGSTON, R.I. -- The University of Rhode Island Dean's List included five students from Verona, N.J.

Verona residents Lauren Brown, Brendan Lesko, Bryan McKeen, Cecilia Pandiscia and Jake Parent all qualified for inclusion on the Dean's List.

To be included on the Dean's List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and ...

Verona High School: Project Graduation 2022

VERONA, NJ -- The Verona High School SCA’s 2022 Project Graduation Committee took 116 of the graduating seniors to an off-site location to celebrate their graduation last week.

Laura Palmerezzi and Robert Merkler helped put together the event for the Class of 2022.

The SCA (School Community Association) has as its primary objective providing the school with funds, ...

Verona Interim Superintendent Gives Last Comments to School Board

VERONA, NJ -- Verona interim schools superintendent Lydia Furnari addressed the district community when she attended her final Board of Education meeting earlier this week.

Furnari's interim tenure ends July 1, when Diane DiGiuseppe takes over as the permanent superintendent of Verona schools.

Furnari became the interim superintendent prior to the beginning of the ...

Joseph Maceri Sworn in as New Cedar Grove Mayor

July 4, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Joseph Maceri took the oath to become the new mayor of Cedar Grove at the township's reorganization meeting on Friday, July 1.

Maceri has been a member of the Township Council since 2019. He succeeds Councilman Peter Tanella as mayor. Tanella just concluded serving his fifth term as Cedar Grove's mayor. He remains as one of the five members of the Township ...

Verona Tabs Telecom Consultant for Eventual 5G Rollout

VERONA, NJ -- The Township Council on Monday approved a resolution to hire Hoplite Communications of East Brunswick to consult with the township over the eventual installation of 5G wireless deployment in the municipality.

Hoplite Communications will be assisting the township in how to develop and pass an ordinance to appropriately regulate 5G in the township.

Unlike ...

Four Cedar Grove Boys Tennis Players Get All-Division Recognition

July 2, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Four members of the Cedar Grove boys tennis team received recognition from the Super Essex Conference on its All-Colonial Division team for 2022.

Sairaj Srinivasan of Cedar Grove was named to the first team. The senior played first singles for the Panthers. Srinivasan won 12 matches for Cedar Grove, including three of his last four in the 2022 season.

Aaron Sprigle and ...

Baseball: Verona's Mulligan Makes SEC All-Liberty First Team

VERONA, NJ -- Sean Mulligan, a Verona baseball player and a member of the Class of 2022, recently was named to the 2022 Super Essex Conference Liberty Division First Team.

Mulligan, a right-handed pitcher and infielder, was voted to the team in a poll of the conference's coaches.

Mulligan struck out 102 batters in 51 2/3 innings pitched, allowing 32 hits and posting a 2.43 earned-run ...

Baseball: Cedar Grove's Lombardi Named to All-Division First Team

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Alfonsi Lombardi, a senior on the Cedar Grove baseball team, was selected to the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division FIrst Team.

Lombardi, a left-handed pitcher, led Cedar Grove in innings pitched (48 1/3) and strikeouts (41). At bat, he batted .344 with three home runs and three doubles. Lombardi also led the Panthers in stolen bases with 17.

Senior Aiden Kerney and ...

Fire Damages Home on Scheiber Terrace in Cedar Grove

July 5, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Fire Department was dispatched to a residence on Scheiber Terrace for a reported structure fire at approximately 1 a.m. Monday morning.

First-arriving fire units were met with CGPD units that were able to extinguish the bulk of the fire on the side of the house.

Fire units fully extinguished the fire with minor extension to the inside of the ...

Verona P.D. Seeks Help Finding Driver in Friday Hit & Run in Parking Lot

VERONA, NJ -- A pickup truck backed into an unoccupied parked car at 110 Fairview Ave. Friday morning.

Verona police are asking the public for help in locating the driver of the vehicle.

The incident happened at approximately 11:55 a.m. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Officer Pami at 973-239-5000.



The video can be viewed at the Verona Police ...

Verona Police Arrest Two Men on Weapons Charges After Attempted Car Burglaries

VERONA, NJ -- Two men were charged with numerous burglary, theft and weapons offenses after an early-morning incident in Verona on Thursday.

At approximately 5 a.m. Thursday morning, Officer Saldutto and Lt. Greco of the Verona Police Department responded to a report of individuals attempting to burglarize motor vehicles.

Officer Saldutto observed an individual next to ...

Verona Fireworks Show Scheduled for July 1

June 29, 2022

VERONA, NJ -- Verona will commemorate Independence Day with a fireworks display this Friday.

The July 1 fireworks will be held at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave.

Prior to the fireworks, there will be a DJ, with dancing, food and entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. on Liberty Field off of White Rock Road.

Parking at the site will be limited.

Cedar Grove Fireworks Scheduled for June 30

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cedar Grove's July 4th fireworks show is scheduled for June this year.

The township's annual fireworks display is on the calendar for Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Panther Park, 118 W. Bradford Ave.

The gates will open at 7 p.m. No food or camping chairs will be permitted on the turf at the park.

In the event of inclement weather, the show will be ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 7 New Gun Laws in New Jersey

July 5, 2022

​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey.

"These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is not."

Murphy and democratic leaders called it "Gun Safety Package 3.0" ...

Will the Supreme Court Gun Decision Be Making Quick Draw McGraws of Us in New Jersey?

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey had among the toughest gun ownership restrictions in the United States, 2021 according to a 2021 report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Prior to last month's United States Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey was a "may issue" state for concealed gun permits, meaning you MAY get a gun permit IF law enforcement ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Honors Care Award Recipient

June 30, 2022

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (June 29, 2022) – Mountainside Medical Center names Nino Jeffrey “Jeff” Garcia, RN as a Care Award recipient. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award recognizes team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify our five beliefs outlining who we are: Creative, courageous, connected, compassionate and collaborative.

Jeff joined Mountainside ...

West Caldwell Police: Former Home of Supreme Court Justice Alito Target of Harassment

June 27, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's one-time residence in West Caldwell has been targeted for harassment, according to West Caldwell police.

In a statement released by the West Caldwell Police Department Sunday night, authorities have responded to multiple calls at a residence formerly owned by Alito.

"Erroneous information was circulating on ...

Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill's Statement on Roe v. Wade Ruling

June 24, 2022

Today, the Supreme Court abandoned 50 years of established precedent and took the truly unprecedented step of stripping American women of the reproductive rights that the Court, regardless of its political configuration, had recognized and protected for more than half a century. In their unconscionable decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, the conservative majority on the court revealed itself to be ...

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