Verona/Cedar Grove Top Stories

May 13, 2020

VERONA, NJ - VeronaTogether's "CareAVan" toured Verona on Saturday and encouraged residents to show their off "Verona Pride."  Escorted by Verona police the Verona charity filmed families on their front lawns, front porches, and driveways showing off their Verona pride.  In addition, the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With the closure of schools through the end of the academic year due to the COVID-19 crisis and a "stay at home" order still in place, the Cedar Grove school district announced last week that it would be formulating a virtual plan for the fourth grade promotion and eighth grade ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Wednesday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 371 with 93 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 114 with 13 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 66 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - It's a tough time for all of us in Cedar Grove, but for one group it may be just a little bit tougher.  With school's closed for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Cedar Grove High School Class of 2020 is missing out on a lot.  They can't see their friends, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove school district announced an adjustment to the 2019-2020 school calendar on Monday, moving the last day of school up to June 16.  It was previously June 19. The district had three unused emergency closing days or "Snow Days."  Typically, unused snow days are ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove announced the reopening of the track at Panther Park as well as the tennis courts on Little Falls Road on Monday.  Social distancing rules remain in place and permits are required for the tennis courts. This follows the reopening of Community Park and Morgan's Farm for ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Township Manager Tom Tucci announced the cancellation of Cedar Grove's annual Memorial Day Parade and all Summer Recreation Programs, including Swim Team in a letter to residents on Friday.  The town pool will not open on Memorial Day Weekend as is tradition.  No decision has been ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona Township Manager Matthew Cavallo announced the cancellation of Verona’s summer playground programs and the township’s Fourth of July festivities due to the COVID-19 epidemic in a letter on Wednesday.  Cavallo further stated that the Township Pool will remain closed at least ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to the township's Situational Awareness Report, 65 percent of Cedar Grove's positive COVID-19 cases stem from nursing and care facilities within the township.   According to Wednesday's report from Essex County there are currently 348 cases of COVID-19 in Cedar Grove ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Superintendent of Schools Michael Fetherman is leaving the Cedar Grove school district at the end of the academic year.  Fetherman has been with the district since 2009, starting out as Cedar Grove High School principal in 2009 and taking on the role of superintendent ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that New Jersey schools will remain closed for the rest of this academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “ALL SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year – to protect the health of our ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Sunday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 332 with 74 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 106 with 11 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 61 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove High School music students joined in to honor first responders and health care heroes on Thursday as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. The CGHS collaboration features ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Thursday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 304 with 71 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 103 with 11 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 59 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove announced that Community Park will reopen for passive recreation only beginning Friday and Morgan's Farm and the Farmers Market will reopen with restrictions in place.   Passive recreation includes bike riding, jogging, walking and hiking.  Playgrounds and restrooms ...

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CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that New Jersey state parks will reopen for passive recreation and golf courses and county parks can reopen on Saturday.  Municipal parks remain at the discretion of the respective townships. The governor's order will take effect ...

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VERONA, NJ - VeronaTogether wants to make some noise and show off the township’s “Verona Pride” with a “Care”AVan on May 9.  The non-profit organization’s CareAVan will cruise Verona’s streets, escorted by Verona police between 2-6 p.m., filming families on their front lawns, front porches, and ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter on Wednesday that state and county parks and golf courses can reopen as of sunrise on Saturday. Social distancing rules will be in place including limiting parking capacity to half of what is typically allowed. Wearing ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Wednesday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 281 with 56 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 102 with 11 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 59 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem ...

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VERONA, NJ - A freshman at Verona High School came up with a great fundraising idea while completing a project for her graphic arts class.  Sarah Knoetig's Hillbilly design will be featured on t-shirts and the profits from the sale of those shirts will benenfit Verona's first responders.  Please ...

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CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ - Cedar Grove and Verona High Schools will honor their senior class by participating in the #BeTheLight Celebration which is taking place at high schools nationwide.   Beginning this Friday and continuing every Friday in May, the lights at Cedar Grove High School's ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Monday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 274 with 52 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 98 with 11 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 58 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem from ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Saturday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 268 with 52 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 98 with 11 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 58 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Friday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 257 with 48 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 98 with 11 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 58 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem from ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Vida Ann (Sceratto) Romeo has lived in Cedar Grove for a century.  She was born in 1920 to Cesar and Dominique Scerrato of East Lindsley Road, and she still resides there today with the help of her family and aids Milllie, Faye and Denise.  She will turn 100 years old on Saturday, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove residents have established a Facebook group to help local businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic called Cedar Grove Supports Small Businesses.   "This group is set up to provide all types of Cedar Grove businesses a place to post information about their ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Thursday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 256 with 48 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 88 with nine deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 58 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove stem ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove will say thank you and show its support for first responders and health care workers on Thursday.  At 7 p.m. all Cedar Grove fire trucks will pull out of their stations and blare their horns for two minutes.  Residents are asked to come outside and make some noise ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Wednesday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 247 with 43 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 85 with eight deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 58 percent of the cases in Cedar Grove ...

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