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Cedar Grove Parents Group Files Complaint Against 3 Board of Education Members

November 29, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A group of Cedar Grove parents have filed a complaint against three members of the district's Board of Education with the New Jersey Department of Education School Ethics Commission.

The complaint against Board of Education President Christine Dye and board members Nicole DiChiara and Leonard Splendoria charges that they violated the Code of Ethics for ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Accepting Video Auditions from Students for Summer Training

MILLBURN, NJ -- Paper Mill Playhouse is accepting audition videos from students interested in its 2022 Summer Training Programs.

The training programs include the Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory or Musical Theater Intensive, it noted. Audition videos from students 10-18 years old are being accepted.

Now in its 27th year, the 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical ...

Cedar Grove School Board Approves Stipends for Spring Sports Coaches

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Cedar Grove Board of Education approved one winter coach and several coaches for the spring sports season in 2022.

The following spring sports coaches were approved:

Vincent Cordasco, head coach, baseball, $8,481
Vincent LoProto, head coach, boys track, $8,223
Colleen Merklinger, head coach, girls track, $9,280
Nicole Velardi, head coach, ...

Verona Township Manager Matthew Cavallo Announces Resignation

November 23, 2021

VERONA, NJ -- Matthew Cavallo, the township manager in Verona for the last six years, has tendered his resignation.

Cavallo will be leaving his post in Verona in February 2022 to take a position in Wyckoff in Bergen County.

Verona Mayor Alex Roman acknowledged Cavallo's impending departure at Monday night's Town Council meeting.

"There are so many things that we've ...

Ice Hockey: Verona-Glen Ridge Beats Hillsborough, 6-2

December 4, 2021

FLEMINGTON, NJ -- The Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team won for the third time this season, defeating Hillsborough, 6-2, Friday night.

James Kostas scored two goals for Verona-Glen Ridge (3-1), which got three assists from Zach Gold.

Dominick Pandiscia, Rowan Brennan and Andrew Eremita each contributed one goal and one assist for VGR. Jack Budnick also scored a goal. Evan Twitchell and Will ...

Four Cedar Grove Girls Soccer Players Make First Team All-Division

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Four members of the Cedar Grove girls soccer team were named to the 2021 Super Essex Conference All-Colonial Division Team.

Pashience Abud, Kaitlyn Wolff, Alexa Wolff and Samira Lukovic all were selected to the first team in a poll of the conference's coaches. Abud, a junior, finished with 12 goals and four assists. Kaitlyn Wolff, a junior, had 13 goals and 10 assists.

Ice Hockey: Verona Blasts Millburn, 10-0

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The Verona-Glen Ridge ice hockey team got hat tricks from two players and skated to a 10-0 victory over Millburn on Wednesday.

Rowan Brennan and Zach Gold each collected three goals and two assists for the Hillbillies (2-1), who outshot Millburn, 24-16.

Evan Twitchell finished with two goals and one assist. Will Benson assisted on three goals and scored one. Dominick ...

Cedar Grove Police Investigate Pompton Ave. Carjacking

November 24, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A carjacking on Pompton Avenue Tuesday night is under investigation.

Cedar Grove police report that at 8:22 p.m. Tuesday, they responded to a reported carjacking at 93 Pompton Ave. in the parking lot of the shopping center that includes Staples, Party Fair and Park Avenue Bridals.

The victim told police that her vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle attempting ...

'Kindness for Christopher' Pajama Drive in Cedar Grove Underway Through Dec. 18

November 29, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two Cedar Grove High School students, Matt and Mike McAuliffe, are running their fifth annual Kindness for Christopher Pajama Drive.

They are collecting new pajamas for patients at Hackensack University Medical Center in memory of 10-year-old Christopher D’Amico. Christopher died in a boating accident. He once asked for donations to an animal shelter in lieu ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Accepting Video Auditions from Students for Summer Training

November 29, 2021

MILLBURN, NJ -- Paper Mill Playhouse is accepting audition videos from students interested in its 2022 Summer Training Programs.

The training programs include the Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory or Musical Theater Intensive, it noted. Audition videos from students 10-18 years old are being accepted.

Now in its 27th year, the 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical ...

Shopping Tips for this Holiday Season of Giving

November 28, 2021

 As Thanksgiving passes, and Jingle Bells starts playing on the radio, the holiday shopping season is upon us.

A recent WalletHub study dove into the tendencies of holiday shopping:

1 in 4 people are foregoing holiday gifts this year due to COVID-19, according to WalletHub’s 2021 Coronavirus and Holiday Shopping Survey.
Starbucks, Target, and Nike top the list of ...

Two Arrests Made in Cedar Grove Carjacking Case

December 1, 2021

EAST ORANGE, NJ -- Two suspects have been arrested in the case of a carjacking in a Pompton Avenue parking lot in Cedar Grove last week.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced Wednesday that 18-year-old Zion Jenkins and a 16-year-old female juvenile have been arrested in East Orange and charged with receiving stolen property.
 
The preliminary investigation ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Renaissance Plans Focus on a Decade of Enhancements

NEW JERSEY – The state’s most extensive transit system recently laid out plans for a massive transformation intended to make it tops as far as reliability and efficiency.

According to NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin Corbett, President, the company intends to make up for lost time and has already begun the process. Strategic plans made through 2030 bring a promise of increased ...

Verona Juniors Adopt-A-Family Wish Trees Return

December 3, 2021

This holiday season, the Junior Woman's Club of Verona is coordinating with the Verona Recreation Department to bring back the Adopt-A-Family wish tree event to help provide gifts to local families in need.
 
Wish trees are set up at the American Cleaners, Blue Hippo, The Compound and The Verona Public Library.  Each tree includes ornaments with wish requests from families who are ...

2021 Holiday Lights Parade Draw Hundreds of Spectators in Totowa and Woodland Park

November 28, 2021

TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ -- Hundreds of spectators lined the streets in Totowa and Woodland Park Saturday night to enjoy the 2021 Holiday Lights Parade, presented by the Totowa & West Paterson Fire Departments, as well as the Woodland Park Christmas tree lighting and fire department Winter Festival at Dowling Gardens.

Santa took a break from the North Pole to stop by the ...

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...

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Sun, December 5, 12:00 PM

Garden State Model Railway Club, North Haledon

63rd Annual Model Train Show

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Mon, December 6, 7:00 PM

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Verona Town Council Meeting

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Tue, December 7, 12:00 AM

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Cedar Grove Regular Council Meeting

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