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Cedar Grove Police Arrest Woman Using Toxic Chemical to Get High

November 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Montlciar woman was arrested on Nov. 12 when Cedar Grove police observed her ingesting Dust Off, a compressed electronics cleaning gas, through a straw into her nose. 

According to police reports, Ptl. Alan Rock investigated a report of a female ingesting CDS in the area of Pompton Avenue and West Bradford Avenue at around 12:30 p.m.  When ...

Multi-Town Firefighters Battle Montclair Blaze in the Snow

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources.

Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire Department. 

Story developing....

Verona Man Arrested for Allegedly Masturbating in Car

VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested Tuesday after being observed allegedly masturbating in his car on Oct. 1.  

According to police reports, two juveniles were walking home from school in the area of 510 Bloomfield Ave. when they saw Conor McGee, 35, masturbating in his parked car.  The two juveniles immediately reported the incident to Verona police, and provided a ...

Cedar Grove and Verona Schools Closed Friday

November 16, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Public schools will be closed in Verona and Cedar Grove on Friday to allow for further clean up after Thursday's storm.      

 All after school and evening activities are canceled.  

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Delayed Opening for Verona Schools on Friday

VERONA, NJ - Due to inclement weather, the Verona Public Schools will have a delayed opening on Friday.  

Verona Schools will begin at 10 am. Afternoon Pre-K will begin at 1 p.m. 

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Delayed Opening for Cedar Grove Schools on Friday

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Due to inclement weather, the Cedar Grove Public Schools will have a delayed opening on Friday.  

In Cedar Grove, South End and North End School will start at 10:20 a.m., Memorial Middle School will start at 10 a.m. and Cedar Grove High School will start at 10:10 a.m.  Morning care will be offered at North End and South End at 9:40 a.m, at the middle school  at ...

Football: Despite Riggio's 4 TDs, Verona's Season Ends in Heartbreak

November 11, 2018

VERONA – Nick Riggio walked off a heartbroken and frigid Sellitto Field to a rousing ovation of Verona fans and cheerleaders lining up along the players’ entrance. Understandably emotional, Riggio and Verona had just had their season end in heartbreak, 33 seconds away from appearing in a sectional championship.

But while this loss still stings and will for a while, Riggio ...

Football: Cedar Grove Falls to Shabazz in North 2, Group 1 Semifinals

NEWARK, N.J. - Cedar Grove's 2018 football season came to a disappointing and shocking ending on Friday night when the fourth-seeded Panthers lost to top-seeded and defending sectional champion, Malcolm X. Shabazz High School, 49-6, in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 semifinals at Shabazz Stadium.

Shabazz will face Hasbrouck Heights in the final next Friday night in Newark. The Panthers ...

Verona Football Playoff Game Moved to Saturday Due to Weather

VERONA, NJ - Once again, Mother Nature is wreaking havoc on high school football schedules.  

With heavy rain predicted and a flash flood watch in effect beginning 6 p.m. on Friday, the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 playoff game has been moved to Saturday at 7 p.m.  No. 2 Verona will host No. 3 Lyndhurst.  

This is the second time that rain has forced the rescheduling ...

Statement by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. about Nov. 15 Snowstorm

November 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm: 

Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region.

We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly underestimated the amount of snow we received. In addition, the arrival of the storm during ...

'Timothy J. Piazza Law' Targets Hazing

TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing.

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death was captured by a video that showed Penn State University fraternity brothers ...

A Message from Cedar Grove Regarding Storm Clean Up

In order to allow the Department of Public Works access to clear the streets properly, please remove all parked cars from the street.

There will be No Overnight Permission granted tonight so that roads can be cleared of snow. If you do not have a place to park your car, check with a neighbor for assistance. If necessary, you may use the rear portion of the Municipal Lot.

Please be aware ...

Cedar Grove Elects DiChiara, Mega and Prvulovic to Board of Education

November 7, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove residents voted to fill two three-year terms and one 1-year term in Tuesday's elections.

Peter Prvulovic was elected to a second term on the Board of Education with 2,292 votes.  Nicole DiChiara, who was appointed to the board in April to fill the seat vacated when Vin Vollero resigned, was elected to her first three-year term with 2,977 votes.

Human Needs Pantry Needs Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Turkey for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry needs  your help to help make this Thanksgiving possible for neighbors in need.

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and the pantry is in desperate need of stuffing, instant mashed potatoes and turkeys!

PLEASE consider buying a few of these items and dropping them off to the pantry today (Sunday) or tomorrow (Monday).

The Human Needs Food ...

Local Teen Prepares Thanksgiving Meal Bags for a Dozen Human Needs Food Pantry Clients

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Bloomfield teen Sebastian Wolski delivered twelve Thanksgiving meal bags to the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair on Sunday. 

The 13-year-old wanted to help the community, so he reached out to his neighbors and local businesses for donations. HE then took the proceeds and purchased Thanksgiving food items. He made twelve complete meal bags that included ...

Cedar Grove Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award

In September, three of our Cadettes in Troop 20322 completed their Silver Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can receive. The Silver Award recipients are Chloe Bekhit, Victoria Cutalo and Alexandria Eustice. Our Cadettes decided to focus their project on childhood literacy. They assisted with different events at the library, made decorations for the children’s section of ...

Holiday Tours of Kip's Castle Begin in December

November 21, 2018

VERONA, NJ - The annual Holiday Candlelight Tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle will begin on Dec. 6.  The public will have a chance to view the stained-glass Tiffany windows and learn the history of this castle. 

Tours will be given on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. beginning Dec. 6 through Dec. 29.  Kip's Castle is located at 22 ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

Sneak Peek at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day 2018 Parade Balloons

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.

Christmas magic was made as the balloons came to life in front of an informal gathering of more than 1,000 ...

More than 54 million expected to travel nationwide, highest travel volume since 2005

November 19, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017.

The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million people traveled. The 2018 Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as ...

Forecasters Blew It, Rutgers Climatologist Says Winter Storm

November 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson.

"The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a forecaster and I don't like to throw darts, but it was a blown forecast," ...

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Travel Advisory for Northern New Jersey for Nov. 15

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ.

Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night.  The chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 inches. 

Today's high temperature will be just above the freezing ...

Verona Fire Department Shares Tips for Safely Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

November 20, 2018

VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the last year the Verona Fire Department shared some helpful tips to ensure its residents had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove thought it was information that should be shared again...

"Planning on deep frying your turkey this year? Check out this video before you do to prevent a deadly disaster and the ...

A Message from Cedar Grove Regarding Storm Clean Up

In order to allow the Department of Public Works access to clear the streets properly, please remove all parked cars from the street.

There will be No Overnight Permission granted tonight so that roads can be cleared of snow. If you do not have a place to park your car, check with a neighbor for assistance. If necessary, you may use the rear portion of the Municipal Lot.

Please be aware ...

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Travel Advisory for Northern New Jersey for Nov. 15

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ.

Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night.  The chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 inches. 

Today's high temperature will be just above the freezing ...

'Timothy J. Piazza Law' Targets Hazing

November 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing.

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death was captured by a video that showed Penn State University fraternity brothers ...

Police Search for Clues as Identity Released of 41-Year-Old Female Victim of Fatal Stabbing on Greenwood Ave

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police
Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female victim identified as Tameeka Johnson, 41, of Montclair.

Montclair Police discovered ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Verona's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is Nov. 18

November 12, 2018

VERONA, NJ - Four Verona houses of worship will continue a long-standing tradition in town by hosting an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 3pm on Sunday, November 18. The service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake located at 32 Lakeside Avenue and will feature a joint choir made up of voices from First Presbyterian, Our Lady of the ...

More than 54 million expected to travel nationwide, highest travel volume since 2005

November 19, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017.

The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 million people traveled. The 2018 Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as ...

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Human Needs Pantry Needs Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Turkey for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Human Needs Food Pantry needs  your help to help make this Thanksgiving possible for neighbors in need.

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and the pantry is in desperate need of stuffing, instant mashed potatoes and turkeys!

PLEASE consider buying a few of these items and dropping them off to the pantry today (Sunday) or tomorrow (Monday).

The Human Needs Food ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

November 20, 2018

November 12, 2018 – November 18, 2018

On November 12, 2018 at 12:33 p.m., Ptl. Alan Rock investigated a report of a female ingesting CDS in the area of Pompton Avenue and West Bradford Avenue. He located the female and determined that she was ingesting Dust Off, a compressed electronics cleaning gas, through a straw into her nose. The 37 year old female from Montclair was placed under ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

Forecasters Blew It, Rutgers Climatologist Says Winter Storm

November 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson.

"The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a forecaster and I don't like to throw darts, but it was a blown forecast," ...

Pedestrians Making you Late?

November 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

My eight year-old daughter and I have a secret delight: We love to make Verona drivers late. For years, we have undermined the very foundation of driver sanity. You’ve observed our leisurely street-crossing strolls, our full six and one half seconds of time-consuming indulgence. But what you don’t know is all the rest of our chicanery. I’m going to ...

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Mon, November 26, 7:00 PM

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Tour of the Birthing Center

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Holiday Tours at the Morgan Museum

November 20, 2018

The Morgan Museum, an 1845 farmhouse, located at 902 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, will be part of the Essex County Historic House Tour again this year.  We will be open Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2 from 1 until 4 p.m.  Take a tour of the museum which will be decorated for the holidays.  There will be guides present to discuss the history of the house and ...