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Verona Board of Education Begins Search for New Superintendent

September 10, 2021

VERONA, NJ — The Verona Board of Education (BOE) discussed plans to find a new superintendent for the district.

Superintendent Dr. Rui Dionisio resigned in early August to serve as the superintendent of schools for the Ramapo/Indian Hills Regional High School District. The BOE accepted Dionisio’s resignation during the BOE meeting on Aug. 31. 

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Cedar Grove Council Approves $1.4M Purchase of Pompton/Fairfiew Ave. Tract

September 15, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The tract of land at the corner of Pompton and Fairview avenues will never be developed, according to Mayor Peter Tanella.

That was ensured after the Cedar Grove Town Council passed an ordinance Monday night approving the township's purchase a vacant piece of land at that site adjacent to Vincent Road in downtown Cedar Grove. 

The township is buying the land ...

Verona Town Council Approves $350K for Emergency Repairs After Ida Flooding

VERONA, NJ — The Verona Township Council approve $350,000 of emergency funding to address expenses incurred during the massive flooding from Tropical Storm Ida.

The costs will include $175,000 for the reconstruction of parts of Claremont and Afterglow avenues, $15,000 for road reconstruction inspection, $75,000 for removal of debris, $30,000 for tree removal, $20,000 for labor associated ...

Boys Soccer: Cedar Grove Downs Science Park, 3-1

September 19, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The Cedar Grove boys soccer team stayed undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Science Park on Saturday.

Science Park had the early lead before Paul Skabich tied the game with an assist by Maximus Rodrigues before the end of the first half.

Cedar Grove (4-0) controlled the second half, getting goals from Anthony Palmieri, to break the 1-1 deadlock, and Anthony Costanzo with ...

Girls Soccer: Cedar Grove Beats Pequannock, 2-1, for 4th Straight Win

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove girls soccer team won its fourth game in a row, 2-1, over Pequannock on Saturday.

“We knew [Pequannock] was a good team so we came in with a strong mind set to play hard just like we do every game,” said Cedar Grove forward Gianna Tavares.

The victory for Cedar Grove was an unlikely one given the first-half offensive effort by ...

Football: Verona Wins 'Absolutely CRAZY' 59-56 Game Over Hanover Park

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The Verona football team held on for a 59-56 victory over Hanover Park Friday night to give the Hillbillies their first victory of 2021.

“I’ve never coached a game like this; it’s absolutely crazy,” said Verona head coach Kevin Batty.

Verona held tightly to a three-point lead in the game’s final minutes. After recovering ...

Cedar Grove Police Officer Buscio Gets Knights of Columbus' Shield Award

September 14, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Officer Dominick Buscio received an award from the Knights of Columbus at Monday night's Cedar Grove Township Council meeting for his role in bringing down a regional burglary ring earlier this year.

Ray Scally, chairman of the Shield Award of the Knights of Columbus Council 3632 representing Cedar Grove and Verona, presented the award to Buscio for being "a ...

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Route 23 in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ — A 50-year-old man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed while driving down Rout 23 South in Wayne on Friday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a statement released by the Wayne Police and Passaic County Prosecutor’s office, police responded to a call of a motorcycle accident in area of 1813 Route 23 South on Friday around 9:22 p.m. This ...

Verona Police Seeking Video of Suspect in Vandalism Case

VERONA, NJ — A while male in his mid-20s is suspected of committing several acts of vandalism Sunday night, Verona police said.

The police are seeking additional video of the suspect, who committed multiple acts of vandalism to personal property on Grove Avenue and Gould Street between 9:15 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday.

Verona police say the suspect was wearing a blue hoodie jacket ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Honors August Care Award Recipient

September 18, 2021

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (September 17, 2021) – Mountainside Medical Center names Melba Malaran (pictured center) as the Care Award recipient for August. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award is a monthly award that focuses on recognizing team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify our five beliefs outlining who we are: creative, courageous, connected, compassionate and ...

Comedian Jim Breuer Cancels Upcoming Show at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair

September 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Comedian Jim Breuer has canceled several shows, including one set to take place at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, because of their COVID-19 vaccine policies.

Set to perform on December 3, Breuer, explained via video that his decision came after he felt that the various theaters were "segregating" people with mandates for all attendees to show proof ...

Wayne Registered Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

September 16, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — This past week, a Wayne man admitted in court that he possessed "multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse," according to an announcement made by Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. 

"Robert Klemt, 34, of Wayne, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden on Sept. 14, 2021, to information charging him ...

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Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Prime Healthcare's New Jersey Hospitals Announce Termination of Contract with UnitedHealthcare

September 19, 2021

Denville, New Jersey.

Prime Healthcare’s New Jersey hospitals announced its decision to terminate its contracts with UnitedHealthcare, citing that they are being significantly underpaid compared to the rates of neighboring facilities. The decision to terminate its contracts with United specifically impacts Saint Clare’s Health in Denville, Dover and Boonton, Saint Michael’s ...

Comedian Jim Breuer Cancels Upcoming Show at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair

September 15, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Comedian Jim Breuer has canceled several shows, including one set to take place at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, because of their COVID-19 vaccine policies.

Set to perform on December 3, Breuer, explained via video that his decision came after he felt that the various theaters were "segregating" people with mandates for all attendees to show proof ...

Wayne Registered Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

September 16, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — This past week, a Wayne man admitted in court that he possessed "multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse," according to an announcement made by Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig. 

"Robert Klemt, 34, of Wayne, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden on Sept. 14, 2021, to information charging him ...

Letter of Support for Cedar Grove BOE Candidates Marzullo and Daura

September 17, 2021

Dear Community Members,

My name is Paul Palek, a lifelong Cedar Grove resident. Being a product of the Cedar Grove Schools, a youth coach and community volunteer I have always had a strong allegiance and sense of pride for our community and school system. 

However, throughout the past year and a half I have seen a significant number of scenarios impacting our public schools and ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...