Verona/Cedar Grove News

September 18, 2018

MASSILLON, Oh. — Montclair High School has established itself as one of the best football teams in New Jersey over the past few decades, with a rich legacy and tradition unlike any other program in the Garden State.    This weekend, it will lock horns with another team carrying all those same ...

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VERONA, NJ - Skyler Freedman, of the Verona High School Women's Lacrosse team, played goalie and won the championship at the Delaware Lacrosse 5v5 Clinic and Round Robin Tournament on Sunday at the University of Delaware. This “House” team was made of up 7 girls from NJ, Maryland, Pennsylvania ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps. The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The director of Essex County College's (ECC) police academy announced today that he was placed on administrative leave, possibly signaling a sale of the training grounds. “After serving as the Academy Director for the past 14 years, I have been placed on ‘administrative leave’ until ...

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BOONTON, NJ - Frank Riggio scored two touchdowns to help lead the Verona football team to a 33-21 victory over Boonton on the road Friday night. Verona opened up the scoring with a 67 yard touchdown run by Nick Riggio.  The extra point by Steven Luehs gave the Hillbillies a 7-0 lead to end the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- With a score higher than some basketball games, the Cedar Grove Panthers football team defeated the Hanover Park Hornets, 69-67, in their home opener on Friday night. Cedar Grove led 20-6 after the first quarter, but the Hornets delivered four touchdowns within six minutes in ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona boys soccer seam is looking to regroup with a little R & R for the rest of the weekend after a tough 2-0 loss to Millburn leaves the squad winless in their last three contests.     “I thought maybe in minute 60 we’ve played three games and we’ve played three overtimes ...

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Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a combination of warm spices originally blended to create the spice blend for pumpkin pie. From time to time a “food journalist” will get their knickers in a twist and write ad nauseam about the final product not containing any pumpkin. ARGH! Keep in mind ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A public hearing will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss two pending ordinances that will address multi-family housing in Cedar Grove, as well as the township’s currently unmet affordable housing obligations.   “While the thought of any further development in ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As Hurricane Florence continues to churn closer to the Southeast coast, Belmar is preparing for high winds, rough surf and dangerous rip currents the massive storm is expected to bring to the Jersey Shore later this week. Department of Public Works employees were out along ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Just miles from where Paterson remembered one of its own sons lost in the terrorist attacks of 9-11, dozens of city firefighters and police officers joined together to honor the memory of the first of what would ultimately be nearly 3,000 recorded deaths in the collapse of the Twin ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the members of the West Caldwell Township Council approved an ordinance disallowing the growth and sale of recreational marijuana within the community. According to the amended ordinance, the Township of West Caldwell has determined that ...

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VERONA — The second half provided quite the contrary for Verona after a lackluster opening, with golden opportunities in the box happening seemingly each minute. But every threatening run that materialized for the Hillbillies was quickly put to rest by Newark Academy goalie Gabriella ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It was business as usual for Verona and Cedar Grove High School wrestlers to end the summer. Verona and Cedar Grove joined forces with the Cordoba Trained club team, rising senior Michael Garcia took first place, Senior Cade Byrne took second place, Sophomores Antonio ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Beginnings concert scheduled for Wednesday night has been canceled once again due to inclement weather.  A new date has not been scheduled yet.

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MONTCLAIR — A team that thrives on recruiting from the football hotbed of New Jersey, Montclair State University has even more of a local touch this year.  When Montclair State opened up its season with a 37-14 win over Salve Regina Saturday at Sprague Field, seven former players from Verona and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Four different Panthers delivered touchdowns in Newark on Saturday as the Cedar Grove football team defeated Newark Central, 31-20, to open the season. Quarterback Mike Lever completed 10 passes -- three of which ended in touchdowns -- for a total of 134 yards in the win. Lever ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona football team welcomed their coach the best way possible.  The 35-0 blowout victory over Caldwell gave Kevin Batty his first victory in his first game as coach where he once played. “Tremendous, I can’t even explain it to come back here and win like that and beat ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Verona and Cedar Grove public schools opened on Wednesday for the 2018/2019 school year.  Thank you for sharing your photos.  If you'd like to add yours to the gallery, please email them to jmoreno@tapinto.net.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University officials have come under fire over a recent video that has surfaced of the campus police responding to a call of a fight between students on Wednesday, with guns drawn.  Students and alumni took to twitter after a video surfaced. Students and alumni ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - High temps and a heat advisory has postponed many athletic events at both Verona and Cedar Grove High Schools on Thursday. Verona Athletics announced via Twitter that all games scheduled for Thursday are postponed. Cedar Grove Athletics announced the postponement of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - If the Cedar Grove girls soccer team felt out of shape for the start of their season they surely will not have that feeling for long after a double overtime season opening game against Veritas Christian Academy ends in a 1-1 tie. “We had a lot of chances, I think for a team ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona schools will have a half day on Thursday due to the forecast of high heat and humidity.   The following letter was sent to parents: The Verona Public Schools has been monitoring the recent weather pattern as it relates to the heat and humidity conditions in our ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove High School Panthers volleyball team opened its season with a 2-0 win over the Dover Tigers at home on Wednesday. The Panthers defeated the Tigers in just two sets -- 25-13 and 25-9.  Madison Chesney tallied 13 service points, four digs and one ace in the win.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Construction on the new Turtle Back Zoo entrance started September 4th. The Education Center entrance will be the main entrance for the Zoo during construction. Temporary ticketing options may be available on select days. The new Turtle Back Zoo entrance is set to open ...

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VERONA — As they begin their senior season, Lara Tole and Sarah Carlucci both know how important it is to start the beginning of their end in Verona on a high note. And on Opening Day, the duo showed just how much they can impact games for a Verona team hungry to finish what it started after making ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - School is opening on Wednesday in Verona and Cedar Grove, don’t miss a chance to share your ‘First Day of School’ photos with TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove readers this year.   Send your favorite pictures of Verona and Cedar Grove students, teachers, principals, staff or ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, resident of Little Falls is still seeking a living kidney donor. He is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week. He is a former college and high school football player, who played for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, between 1973-77, on a full ...

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