Verona/Cedar Grove Top Stories

May 14, 2021

VERONA, NJ — The Verona softball team made Essex County news with a 4-1 victory over previously undefeated Livingston on Thursday. Carlie Goldstein hit a two-run homer and Sara Bochicchio singled in a run for Verona (8-4), which scored two runs in the fourth inning and two in the fifth ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Junior attack Darin Casey scored three goals to lead Cedar Grove to a 7-3 boys lacrosse victory over Pequannock on Thursday. Aidan DeSena and Tyler Rummel each made an impact without scoring a goal themselves. DeSena assisted on three goals, and Rummel had two assists and won ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona girls lacrosse team had a double dose of success on Thursday after a 16-7 victory gives the squad a win on ‘Senior Night’ while simultaneously advancing in the Essex County Tournament.  “It’s hard to do the senior night and play a big game, there’s a lot of ebbs and flows ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.06 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.03 per gallon nationally.  In Essex County, the price at the pump hit ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Verona, 5-4, in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Newark Tournament on Wednesday. Verona (6-4) scored three runs in the top of the first inning and another in the second and had a 4-1 lead after two ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ — Cedar Grove scored five goals in the first half and went on to an 11-1 boys lacrosse victory over Parsippany on Tuesday. Tyler Rummel scored three goals and won five of seven faceoffs for the Panthers (9-1), who led, 8-0, at halftime. Darin Casey finished with two goals and ...

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VERONA, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Jack McEvoy has been projected as one of the three winners in the election for three open Township Council seats on Tuesday night. With results tallied in all of the township's 11 districts and 7,546 votes counted, McEvoy, Chris Tamburro and Cynthia Holland were ...

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VERONA, NJ — Trevor Spinelli scored five goals and assisted on one to lead Verona to a 13-2 boys lacrosse victory over Newark Academy on Monday. Jack Lonsinger collected four goals and two assists for the Hillbillies (8-1), and Daniel Vecchio won 10 of 15 faceoffs. Zach Bucher had one goal ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Faith Reed drove in three runs to lead Verona to a 10-0 softball victory over West Essex on Monday. Reed went 2-for-4 and scored two runs for Verona (6-4), which scored four runs in the first inning and then five more in the second inning. Samantha Costigan and Kayla ...

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TEANECK, NJ — Among those receiving academic honors at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus recently were students from Verona and Cedar Grove. Daniel Foster of Verona was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2020 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must carry ...

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VERONA, NJ — There are three open seats on the Township Council that will be decided when registered voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 11. But only one incumbent is seeking re-election. That is Mayor Jack McEvoy, who is seeking to retain his seat on the council. Two other current Verona ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aidan DeSena scored three goals and passed for four assists to lift Cedar Grove to a 10-5 boys lacrosse victory over Parsippany Hills on Saturday. Tyler Rummel also scored three goals for the Panthers (8-1) and he won 16 of 18 faceoffs.  Darin Casey and Michael Marinelli ...

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VERONA, NJ — Bridget Lonsinger collected three goals and five assists to lead Verona to a 13-7 girls lacrosse victory over Wayne Hills on Friday. Ella Moore finished with three goals and two assists and Clara Nippes had three goals and one assist for the Lady Hillbillies (5-2), who led, 9-3, at ...

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The Verona and Cedar Grove baseball teams each won their opening games in the Greater Newark Tournament, although each team was playing in a different round. Cedar Grove defeated Newark East Side in Newark in a GNT preliminary round game, 12-4. Andrew Jimenez hit a two-run home run. George ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The township will conduct its Spring Hydrant Flushing from Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 12. The flushing will begin with hydrants in the South End of town and proceed Northwards. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight. Because it is difficult ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The South End Engine Fire Company #3 has a new firehouse after the ribbon was cut for its grand opening on Thursday. Mayor Kerry Peterson and councilmen Joe Zichelli and Joseph Maceri were on hand to celebrate the new facility and make the ceremonial cut of the green ribbon.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Jessica Green, a senior for the Cedar Grove girls lacrosse team, scored seven goals and passed for two assists in her team's 13-10 victory over Whippany Park on Wednesday. That gave Green 207 career points. She has 144 goals and 63 assists altogether.  Green's efforts were ...

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VERONA, NJ — Senior attackman Jack Lonsinger reached 200 career points on Wednesday with five goals and three assists in Verona's 18-4 boys lacrosse victory over Millburn. Lonsinger was not even the leading scorer in the Hillbillies' decisive victory though. Trevor Spinelli fired in seven goals ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — Melanie Naeris pitched a two-hitter and drove in three runs to lift Verona to a 4-0 softball victory over Millburn on Wednesday. Naeris struck out 12 batters and walked none in her seven innings. She hit a home run in her only official at-bat, and also drove in two runs with ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove boys lacrosse team witnessed history being made in route to a 14-1 victory on Senior Night as Tyler Rummel collected his 100th career point for the squad. “[Tyler Rummel] was eight points away and eight is a big number, it’s a good milestone for any player, it’s ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona girls lacrosse team scored 10 first-half goals on its way to a 14-1 victory over Indian Hills on Tuesday. Ella Moore scored four goals and passed for one assist, Bridget Lonsinger collected three goals and four assists, and Chloe Theilmeier had three goals and one assist ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Jakub Zajac, a senior who last fall completed his soccer career at Cedar Grove High School, has committed to Kean University in Union, where he will continue to play the sport next year. A center back for Cedar Grove's program, Zajac scored five goals in the abbreviated 2020 ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona Police Department promoted three members of its force on Monday. Officer Brendan Huber was has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Sgt. Anthony Condorelli to the rank of Lieutenant, and Lt. Paul Watkins to the rank of Captain.  "We congratulate Sgt. Huber, Lt.

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DENVILLE, NJ — Senior attack Jessica Green racked up a career-high nine goals to power the Cedar Grove girls lacrosse team to a 19-12 victory over Morris Catholic on Monday. Molly Bauer and Giuliana Macioci each scored three goals for Cedar Grove (4-3), which led, 11-6, at halftime. Taylor ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Senior left-hander Pierce Coppola pitched a two-hitter and Verona scored all its runs in the fifth inning to defeat Bloomfield, 4-0, on Monday. Coppola struck out 15 batters and walked three in his 108-pitch effort. In 18 innings this season, Coppola, a University of Florida ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Tyler Rummel was perfect on faceoffs and the Cedar Grove boys lacrosse team rolled to a 13-1 victory over Nutley on Monday. Rummel won all 14 faceoffs he took, and also scored two goals and assisted on two others for the Panthers (6-1). Darin Casey led Cedar Grove with three ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona. The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ — As the rate of new COVID cases, as well as hospitalizations and the rate of transmission (rT), slow across New Jersey, a similar trend is showing up locally. There were 10 new confirmed COVID cases in Cedar Grove over the last week, and eight new confirmed cases in ...

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HAMILTON, N.Y. — Matthew Nagy, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2022, has earned the fall 2020 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Nagy is a Mathematical Economics major and a graduate of Verona High School. Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — The Verona boys lacrosse team remains unbeaten following a battle that resulted in an 11-9 victory over Cranford on Saturday. “These kids just played their hearts out…it was an up and down game, and they fought back," said Verona head coach Matt Diglio. "They didn’t have a couple ...

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