Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2021

I am sending this message to urge all Verona voters to re-elect Jack McEvoy to the town council on Tuesday May 11.  As many of your readers may know I have had the opportunity to serve on the council for the past 10 years, the last 4 with Jack.  My history with him goes back to right before I ...

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Being a council member is often a thankless job so we owe much to the people who continue to serve our community. We need representatives who love this town, have experience and knowledge of its various needs, are willing to continue working for the town for years. Jack is our man for Town ...

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Jack McEvoy became a staple at council meetings over a decade ago.  He researched the issues, was informed and gave insightful solutions.   No matter what issues arose, he was positive, knowledgeable and respectful. These are the same qualities he brings to the town council today. As an elected ...

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I met Jack McEvoy many years ago, way before his first run for Town Council and of course his role as Mayor of Verona. I was struck by his willingness to assist others not only on our street, but anyone in town. Whether it was getting up super early after a snowstorm to clear the sidewalks and ...

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I am writing in support of Dr. Christopher Tamburro for Verona Town Council.  Chris and I were sworn in together as new Rescue Squad members in 2009 and continue to serve together in various capacities on the Squad. As a teacher in Verona High School and a member of the Verona Rescue Squad, Chris ...

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Growing up, I was fortunate to have a father who was a great storyteller.  Prior to his passing in 2004, I recall one conversation where Dad shared stories from growing up in Verona.  As he finished, he looked at me, and said, “Monica, show up.”  Dad loved this town, as do I. Verona. It's home.

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To the Editor: Verona is on the cusp of a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing regarding the latest round of affordable housing requirements mandated by the State of New Jersey. Although we were able to significantly reduce our obligation, it was very costly to the taxpayers in the ...

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I am proud to support Michael Nochimson for Verona Town Council. I have known Kim and Michael Nochimson for over 10 years. Michael and I served on the board of the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee ( VMAC ) together. It is through that relationship I have known him to be a leader. Michael asks a ...

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Michael Nochimson served Verona very well in the past, bringing his can-do attitude and insightful questioning that saved Verona money while expanding services.  For example, Michael was one of the most outspoken council members advocating to increase shared services with the VBOE and nearby ...

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  I have known Michael and Kim Nochimson for more than 17 years. We met when my eldest daughter was entering Kindergarten and have remained friends and neighbors since.  Together we have shared many great Verona memories as our children thrived in this amazing community and school ...

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During these stressful and unprecedented times it is leaders who selflessly step up and serve.  Chris Tamburro has been doing this since moving to Verona 13 years ago.  Chris serves our children as a teacher — educating, supporting, encouraging, and advocating.  He serves his colleagues — ...

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I am a resident of Montgomery Township in Somerset County and, as such, will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming Verona Township Council elections.  That’s the “bad” news.  Here’s the better news:  if I was a resident of Verona, there is no question that my family and I would be casting our ...

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I first met Dr. Christopher Tamburro around 13 years ago, while interviewing him for a volunteer position on the Verona Rescue Squad. I was immediately impressed by his resume and qualifications, including having served as the Chief of his previous volunteer organization, the Long Valley First Aid ...

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Thank you for an amazing Food Drive for the Human Needs Food Pantry! A huge thank you to the residents of Verona, the Township of Verona, the Verona Police Department and PBA, and the Verona Community Center for your support. It’s because of your donations that we were able to provide food to ...

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Since Gov. Phil Murphy began the process of shutting down businesses close to a year ago in the fight against COVID-19, more than one-third of New Jersey’s small businesses have been left with no option but to close their doors permanently.   The attorneys for JWC Fitness LLC, a business ...

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