Verona/Cedar Grove Top Stories

June 1, 2020

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police used CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) on Friday to resuscitate a resident who was unresponsive. Police responded to a 911 call at Forest Hills Way at around 7:51 a.m. and found a man who was not breathing and going into cardiac arrest.  ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Board of Education provided many updates on the status of Verona Public Schools and its students during a public telephone conference Tuesday evening. Superintendent Dr. Rui Dioniso shared a tentative roadmap for the summer regarding both graduation and ongoing school ...

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VERONA, NJ - With Governor Murphy’s May 26 announcement that in-person, socially-distanced graduations could now take place, parents and loved ones of the Verona High School class of 2020 anxiously awaited news. With virtual graduation activities slated to start Wednesday, May 27, many wondered if ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy made members of the NJ high school Class of 2020 happy on Tuesday when he announced on Twitter that in-person graduations can be held outdoors starting July 6 as long as they comply with social distancing guidelines. "Beginning July 6th, schools WILL ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Tuesday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 404 with 98 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 116 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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HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the world continues to be in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, local hospitals — which county officials have dubbed “war zones” with Intensive Care Units filled to capacity with infected individuals — are currently the most feared place among people concerned for their ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - According to the township's Situational Awareness Report, 66 percent of Cedar Grove's positive COVID-19 cases stem from nursing and care facilities within the township.   According to Saturday's report from Essex County there are currently 394 cases of COVID-19 in Cedar Grove ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Saturday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 394 with 97 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 119 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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VERONA, NJ - The Verona Town Council opened the floor for community input during Thursday evening’s virtual council meeting to gauge public opinion on a current proposal to open a medical marijuana dispensary in town at 30 Pompton Avenue.  This proposal comes from Green Thumb Industries, a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove's annual fireworks display will go on as scheduled, but with a few modifications due to COVID-19.  The show is scheduled for July 2 (rain date July 3) and fireworks will be shot off from LRP/Panther Park as in years prior. Unlike previous years, residents will not ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Friday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 391 with 97 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 115 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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite-testing sites throughout the county, including a mobile testing site that will be opened at Essex County Public Works Building (99 West Bradford Avenue) Cedar Grove with 200 appointments available ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Sunday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 382 with 95 deaths reported, while cases in Verona remained flat at 113 with 13 deaths reported.  Cedar Grove's Situational Awareness Report notes that 67 percent of the cases in Cedar ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – A car was stolen from the driveway of a Cedar Grove Parkway residence on Thursday night, while another car was burglarized on Beech Street the same evening.   Cedar Grove Police responded at around 10:25 p.m. when a resident reported a 2019 Jeep was stolen from their driveway ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Essex County's daily update on Thursday showed coronavirus cases in Cedar Grove number 373 with 94 deaths reported, while cases in Verona number 113 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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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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