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January 27, 2023

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Police have charged a Newark man with Driving Under the Influence with Minor Passengers and a host of other offenses after the bus he was driving crashed into a Passaic Avenue house Friday morning. At 8:39 a.m., the West Caldwell Police Department was dispatched to a report ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- A school bus with no children aboard slammed into a house around 9 a.m. Friday, forcing Passaic Avenue to be closed in West Caldwell and Roseland. According to WNBC Channel 4 News, the bus hit the residence hard enough to partially shift the foundation. According to the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Armed security officers have become a fully integrated element of all the schools in the Cedar Grove School District this month. Schools Superintendent Anthony Grosso reported on the transition at Tuesday night's meeting of the Board of Education. "This was the first month ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove girls basketball team opened an 11-point lead after one quarter and went on to defeat Newark East Side, 42-33, in a preliminary round game of the Essex County Tournament on Thursday. Lauren Rizzolo scored 15 points and came down with seven rebounds for the ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona girls basketball team rallied from a 10-point deficit to defeat Newark Collegiate, 39-35, in a preliminary round of the Essex County Tournament on Thursday. Emily Baumgard hit a 3-pointer with 1:36 left to give Verona a 37-35 lead after the Hillbillies had trailed, ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The township will be seeking ways to bring its budget back in line. Verona is above the 2% budget cap, at 2.61%, Jennifer Muscara, acting Chief Financial Officer of the township, told the Town Council at its meeting Monday night. "We're about $600,000 over the appropriations ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -- The Clifton United ice hockey team, which includes players from Cedar Grove, completed a two-day stretch that included two victories, including Wednesday's 7-1 triumph over Bayonne. Ryan Montana scored two goals against Bayonne, Jonathan Montana had a goal and two assists, and ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Four scholars were cited as the Students of the Month for January by Verona High School. Leila Brolly, Megan Wynne, Mason Rossi and Sienna Griffin received the honor. Students are selected from nominations made by Verona High School teachers. The Student of the Month program ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona residents could be seeing an increase in their water bills soon, although no discussion on raising rates in Verona has taken place yet. The Passaic Valley Water Commission rates are going up by 6 percent. Verona has been purchasing its water from the PVWC since 2021 after ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two members of the Cedar Grove Police Department received promotions on Monday. Jose Rodriguez was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, and Joseph Ligas was elevated from patrolman to sergeant. Both of them took their oaths in a ceremony Monday at Town Hall.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — State and federal law enforcement agencies continue to investigate the theft of a Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) school bus that occurred last week, including how the suspect arrived in Livingston, why he stole this specific vehicle and his possible motivation or plans for ...

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VERONA, NJ -- A resolution on the agenda for Monday night's Verona Township Council meeting calls for the township to apply for a grant to build new pickleball courts. A resolution authorizes the submission of an application to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for a Local ...

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MONSEY, N.Y. -- Freshman Ryan Montana turned in a spectacular game in a losing cause for the Clifton United (Cedar Grove) co-op ice hockey team Saturday night. Montana scored four goals in his team's 7-4 loss to Pascack Valley. Two of Montana's goals came in shorthanded situations for Clifton ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Eleven different players got into the scoring column on Saturday in Verona's 59-41 boys basketball victory over Kearny. Senior guard Alex Rodriguez was the only Hillbilly to reach double digits with 10 points. Verona scored the last 10 points of the first half to take a 27-17 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Jonathan Montana's hat trick highlighted a 12-3 victory by the Clifton United Tri-op ice hockey team over Newton on Friday night. Clifton United includes players from Cedar Grove. In addition to Montana's three goals and one assist, Zack Guiffrida scored one goal and ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Three residents of Essex County qualified for the Centenary University Dean's List for Fall 2022. Rebecca E. Kaplan of Cedar Grove was one of just three students from Essex County to earn the distinction. To achieve this honor, full-time students must earn a semester grade ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 22-year-old Saudi Arabian national was taken into custody in Pennsylvania and arrested without incident early Thursday morning after stealing a school bus from the parking lot of a Livingston Public Schools building. In announcing the arrest of the suspect, Livingston Police ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove wrestling team came away with a 56-15 victory over Cresskill on Wednesday. The Panthers improved their record to 6-6. Cresskill is 10-6.   106 Richie Galioto (CG) — Pin 1:48 Samuel Kim (C) 113 Steven Kebabjian (C) — Decision 12-9 Tommy Sica (CG) 120 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Verona built a double-digit lead in the first half and went on to a 45-22 girls basketball victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy on Tuesday. Emily Baumgard scored 15 points for Verona (9-3), which outscored MKA, 10-4, in the second quarter to open a 22-9 lead. Sabine Matta ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Nick Russo scored 24 points to lead Cedar Grove to a 57-41 boys basketball victory over Weequahic Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers built a 19-point lead in the first half and held on after Weequahic rallied to close to within eight points in the fourth quarter. Cedar Grove ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council introduced an ordinance at its Jan. 9 meeting that would encourage electric vehicle supply and service equipment, and Make-Ready electric vehicle parking spaces.   This state-mandated zoning ordinance, which is applicable to new development, will go to ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Although Cedar Grove has the better record, the Verona boys basketball team dominated their matchup in the Jimmy Jandoli Tip-off at the Dennis Gregory Memorial Classic Saturday at Caldwell University with a 58-31 victory. Alex Rodriguez scored 15 points for the Hillbillies (6-6), ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- The Clifton United co-op ice hockey team, which includes players from Cedar Grove, advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Passaic County Tournament with an 8-7 overtime victory over West Milford on Friday. Trevor Rascher scored the game-winning goal 1:07 into overtime with an ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Will Benson reached a career milestone and helped the Verona/Glen Ridge ice hockey team defeat West Essex, 5-4, on Friday night. Benson contributed assists on three of VGR's five goals, giving him 101 career points. Verona/Glen Ridge (6-4-3) came back from three one-goal ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ -- Verona was nearly perfect from the foul line in its 47-39 boys basketball victory over Belleville on Thursday. The Hillbillies (5-6) sank 15 of 16 foul shots, outscoring Belleville in each quarter as they slowly added to their lead. Senior guard Alex Rodriguez led Verona ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -- Rowan Brennan scored the 100th goal of his career for Verona-Glen Ridge's ice hockey team in a 2-2 against Westfield on Wednesday. Brennan and James Kostas scored goals for VGR (4-4-3) and Pyotr Sysak had an assist. Eli Gottlieb of Verona-Glen Ridge made 44 saves. Westfield ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove wrestling team got the better of its rivalry with Verona, winning, 39-27, on Wednesday night. The Panthers improved to 4-3. Verona is 3-4. 106 - Tommy Sica (CG) — Decision 4-3 John Loudon (V) 113 - Richie Galioto (CG) — Pin 5:31 Evan Tsang (V) 120 - Jesse ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council on Monday night agreed to draft a zoning ordinance that would allow the sale of cannabis in the municipality. But the ordinance, whose drafting was unanimously approved, would limit the township to just one dispensary in the Rural Residential (RR) Zone, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove girls basketball team mounted a major upset bid, but West Essex made the big plays needed in overtime to come away with a 52-48 victory on Tuesday. Cedar Grove (1-8) scored the last five points of regulation to send the game into overtime. West Essex (7-2) led, ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona boys basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter, but came up short in a 36-33 loss to Orange Tuesday afternoon. Orange (4-7) led, 28-20, going into the fourth quarter. The Hillbillies (4-6) twice rallied to close to within one point. With the Tornadoes leading, ...

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