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Cedar Grove Resident Makes TCNJ Dean's List

February 4, 2023

EWING, NJ -- Cedar Grove resident Peter Vincent Corso made the Fall 2022 semester Dean's List at The College of New Jersey with a GPA of 3.8. 

A senior in his final semester, Peter is a double major--B.A. Political Science and B.A. Music (Voice)--and a member of the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. 

He is ...

Verona School District Hires a New Facilities Manager

VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Board of Education voted last week to approve the hiring of Henry Bottiglierie as facilities manager.

Bottiglierie will be paid a prorated salary of $117,000 effective Feb. 27 through June 30. He was hired on the recommendation of Verona Schools Superintendent Diane DiGiuseppe.

Bottiglierie previously worked as the facilities foreman in the Madison School ...

Students from Cedar Grove and Verona Make U. of Scranton Dean's List

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Local residents were among more than 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2022 fall semester.

The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's List. The list ...

Verona Council Mulls Raising Fees to Stay Within Budget

January 26, 2023

VERONA, NJ -- The township will be seeking ways to bring its budget back in line.

Verona is above the 2% budget cap, at 2.61%, Jennifer Muscara, acting Chief Financial Officer of the township, told the Town Council at its meeting Monday night.

"We're about $600,000 over the appropriations cap," Muscara told the Town Council, "which is 2.5 percent from last ...

Passaic Valley Water Rate Hike May Impact Verona Residents

VERONA, NJ -- Verona residents could be seeing an increase in their water bills soon, although no discussion on raising rates in Verona has taken place yet.

The Passaic Valley Water Commission rates are going up by 6 percent.

Verona has been purchasing its water from the PVWC since 2021 after the township was forced to shut down its own water wells because of compliance issues.

The ...

Verona to Apply for Grant to Build New Pickleball Courts

VERONA, NJ -- A resolution on the agenda for Monday night's Verona Township Council meeting calls for the township to apply for a grant to build new pickleball courts.

A resolution authorizes the submission of an application to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for a Local Recreation Department Improvement Grant (LRIG).

The Verona Township Council is seeking to obtain ...

Wrestling: Cedar Grove Defeats Parsippany Hills, 44-27

February 3, 2023

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Parsippany Hills recorded more pins, but the Cedar Grove wrestling team came away with more points, and the victory, 44-27, over the Vikings on Friday.

Cedar Grove is 12-7. Parsippany Hills is 11-8.

157 Robert Kelly (CG) — Decision 3-2 Nicholas Buckley (PH)
165 Nicholas Genuario (CG) — Pin 1:16 Cole SanMartin (PH)
175 Michael Willis (CG) — Decision 3-1 ...

Wrestling: Cedar Grove Wins on Senior Night

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove wrestling team honored its nine 12th-graders with ceremonies on Senior Night on Wednesday.

The Panthers then went out and defeated Paterson Eastside, 78-3.

Cedar Grove seniors honored were: Christopher Babcock, Adolfo Cadillo, James Canterelli, Edmund Dakar, Christian Morrice, Mark Ratel, Preston Saraiva, AJ Soriano and Michael Willis.

The Panthers ...

Wrestling: Verona Dominates Against Paterson JFK, 78-6

VERONA, NJ -- The Verona wrestling team turned in a convincing performance on Senior Night with a 78-6 victory over Paterson Kennedy on Wednesday.

Seniors Matt Steitz (165 lbs.), Christian Vasquez (175 lbs.) and Nick Priori (190 lbs.) all pinned their opponentsin well under three minutes.

 Also recording victories via pin for Verona (7-10) were Nicolae Stanescue (134), Gavin ...

Cedar Grove Police Department Promotes Two Members

January 24, 2023

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two members of the Cedar Grove Police Department received promotions on Monday.

Jose Rodriguez was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, and Joseph Ligas was elevated from patrolman to sergeant.

Both of them took their oaths in a ceremony Monday at Town Hall.

Verona to Apply for Grant to Build New Pickleball Courts

January 23, 2023

VERONA, NJ -- A resolution on the agenda for Monday night's Verona Township Council meeting calls for the township to apply for a grant to build new pickleball courts.

A resolution authorizes the submission of an application to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for a Local Recreation Department Improvement Grant (LRIG).

The Verona Township Council is seeking to obtain ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

Home of the Week: 30 Old Farmhouse Rd Long Hill Twp., NJ 07946

Check out 30 Old Farmhouse Road in Long Hill, with an open house this Sunday  2/5 from 2-4 pm. This home provides one-level living in spades with 13 rooms, including 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The centerpiece is the chef’s kitchen with a breakfast bar, center island, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Right off the kitchen is the family room with a gas fireplace and ...

Crane’s Mill Residents ‘Walk Across America’

February 4, 2023

Crane’s Mill took part in Walk Across America! Organized by Joanne Van Dien, the community’s exercise physiologist, this month-long challenge saw residents participating in various exercise programs, including walking, biking, cardio, strength training, swimming, and more!

Residents logged each session as 100 miles in their quest across the country.

“I was so happy and ...

Landmark Essex County Catering Venue is Closing After 66 Years

February 5, 2023

WEST ORANGE, NJ – According to The Knowles family, owners of the Manor since 1956, the beautiful and iconic venue will be closing after July 5.

In an open letter to “valued friends, past clients, guests and all of our extended Manor family,” they announced, “After an immensity of difficult deliberation, it saddens us greatly to announce that this era of The ...

'Environmentally Devastating Practices' in Cedar Grove

February 3, 2023

Dear Editor,

Like many in our community, I was shocked to see that during the week of January 22nd, corporate developer Garrubbo Properties  clearcut over 800 trees adjacent to the popular West Essex Trail in Cedar Grove in order to prepare the land for a long beleaguered affordable housing project under the pseudonym 36 Cliffside Drive LLC. In 2019, I watched in horror as thousands of ...

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