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Giving Back

December 2, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Board of Education recently accepted a donation from the South End School FSA (Family & School Association) for $34,713.02 to be used towards the creation of a playground named in honor of Nicky Storms. Nicky was a Cedar Grove resident who passed away in ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Members from the Verona Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 72 hosted their 12th annual Holiday Food Collection on Sunday. Verona PBA members gathered an assortment of Thanksgiving Day-style fixings and then prepared numerous bags of groceries. They were then delivered to the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Verona scored a 25-11, 25-12 girls volleyball victory over Cedar Grove Monday night in the annual Dig Pink match. The victory improved Verona's record to 19-5. The funds raised by Dig Pink will go to the Minette’s Angels Foundation. Minette’s Angels is a Verona-based ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Chapter of UNICO presented the Township of Verona with a check for $10,000 earlier this week for the purchase and installation of a new pedestrian stop light. The light will be installed at the intersection of Grove Avenue and Sampson Drive in front of FN Brown ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cedar Grove High School’s girls volleyball team will host Verona on Monday, Oct. 24 in the annual Dig Pink match. The match, which will raise money for breast cancer awareness, begins with the junior varsity team game at 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by the varsity teams ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Fire Department, in collaboration with the township and Board of Education, has officially announced the return of the 9/11 Memorial Flag Installation. Now in its eighth year, Cedar Grove High School is memorializing the victims of 9/11 with the installation of ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- After some question about whether the tradition would continue this year, the Cedar Grove Police Department has announced that the tradition of placing the flags at Cedar Grove High School to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks in 2001 will continue. The Cedar Grove ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- A firm plan has not yet been determined for how the township will honor the memory of the victims of 9-11 when the date comes up next month. Steve Young, a longtime member of the Cedar Grove Fire Department, asked the Board of Education during public comment at its Aug. 23 ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20278 of Cedar Grove hosted a Flag Day event Tuesday to educate the community about the proper way to honor, display, fold and retire the flag. The Cadettes--Addy Bella Bautista, Laura Capezio, Maddie McNeil, Shreya Mistry and Caitlin Scherban--worked ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Pini family of Cedar Grove recently saw their home heavily damaged by a stroke of lightning. Empire Barbershop at 346 Pompton Ave. will be holding a "Cut-a-Thon" on Sunday, June 12 to raise funds for the Pini family, whose home was hit during a May 22 thunderstorm. All ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Boy Scout Troop 65 of Cedar Grove held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Memorial Middle School honoring six new Eagle Scouts tast week. Louis Cicala, Matthew Mips, Matthew Schoner, Aaron Sprigle, Peter Ulrich and Brandon Yeu were all awarded the rank of Eagle and honored ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Montclair Rotary Club has helped elementary school students in Montclair and Verona over the past 18 years by donating more than 15,500 student dictionaries to elementary school students in each school district. The first groups of students to receive their dictionaries have ...

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Scenic Hill resident Thomas Seltzer was fortunate that last week’s fire didn’t spread to his home. He wants to help his neighbors and set up a GoFundMe page several days ago to help the 16 families who have been displaced by the fire. Seltzer described the aftermath of the terrible fire, “On ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Lion Scouts of Pack 838 in Cedar Grove will be planting a memorial garden at the South End School in memory of Nicky Storms, a student at South End School who passed away in August 2021.  The garden will consist of planters of flowers and a kindness rock garden that anyone ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do anything to ...

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VERONA, NJ -- In a Hoops for Hope game played to support Verona resident Daria Gebba in her battle against osteosarcoma, the Verona girls basketball team prevailed in a 30-29 victory over Cedar Grove on Tuesday. Emily Baumgard sank two free throws with 32.6 seconds left to provide Verona (10-12) ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad has resumed full operations and is again responding to calls for help in the community. After months of preparation and an extensive recruitment drive, the CGARS recently resumed full time 24/7 volunteer service to Cedar Grove ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Cedar Grove resident Dominic Tafuri, a lieutenant at the Essex County Department of Corrections, was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 of an aggressive Lymphoma cancer in December and will be getting chemo treatments over the next several months. A father of three, Tafuri, a ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Cappello family of Verona is in need of support as their 6-year-old son, Dominic, begins to undergo treatment. Dominic has been diagnosed with Medulloblastoma and recently underwent brain surgery to remove a large ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Two weeks ago, 14-year-old Daria Gebbia, a freshman cheerleader at Verona High School, was preparing for a cheer competition in Atlantic City. Her plans changed when she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, but the community is making sure she doesn't battle it alone. Jim Katsios, a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Jennette Izzo, a Cedar Grove resident and mother of three girls, was thinking of one of the township's crossing guards, Mr. Tower ("Hap"), at South End School and how cold he must be when he's crossing the kids in cold weather.   Izzo's husband has a heated jacket, and she has ...

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