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Taxes Would Go Up $53.59 for Average Household in 2022 in Proposed Cedar Grove Budget

May 13, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The municipal budget proposed at the May 2 meeting of the Cedar Grove Township Council reflects a general appropriation of 20,653,706, as compared to $18,143,582 in 2021, an increase of $2,510,124. 

The average tax increase for the average household in Cedar Grove would be be $53.59 over last year.

"Why is the budget going up $2.5 million?" Township Manager ...

Verona Council Passes 2022 Municipal Budget; Taxes to Rise 2.4%

VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council Monday night passed the 2022 municipal budget by a unanimous 5-0 vote at its Zoom meeting.

The 2022 budget will increase the amount raised by taxation by 2.4%. The budget totals $26.6 million, with $17.2 million to be raised by taxes--excluding the minimum library tax.

The budget process was initiated under former Township Manager Matthew ...

Verona Hires Engineering Firm for Design to Remedy Water Contamination Issues

VERONA, NJ -- The Verona governing body has hired Jacobs Engineering to design the solution to its PFAS water contamination.  

"I will have a meeting with the Jacobs firm and solicit assistance in reviewing some of the details," Verona Township Manager Joseph D'Arco said. "The faster that we can get this accomplished--the cleaning up the wells--the better for ...

Verona Council to Vote on Two Ordinances Monday Night

VERONA, NJ -- The Township Council was expected to vote on the passage of two ordinances at its meeting on Monday night, April 25.

The first ordinance is for $1.55 million for upgrades to Derwent Avenue and the reconstruction of 30 ADA ramps in Verona.  The cost of this project will be offset by close to $600,000 in grants.  

ADA curbs must comply with Americans with Disabilities ...

Denise Cafone of Fairfield Takes Oath as President of Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Essex County Municipal Clerks were in full force attending the Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey’s 2022 (MCANJ) Education Conference in Atlantic City. 

“What made this conference so special for the Essex County Clerks,” said Association President Jennifer Kiernan, municipal clerk of Verona, “is that our veteran clerk, Denise Cafone ...

Cedar Grove Council Presents Board of Education with PILOT Money

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Township Council on Thursday presented the Cedar Grove Board of Education with a check for $1.2 million from the PILOT funds generated by the Hilltop Development located between Grove and Fairview avenues.

The township is giving the school board that amount annually to ensure that the educational needs of the students who reside in the Hilltop Development are being ...

Verona Won't Enforce Overnight Parking Rules During Easter Weekend

VERONA, NJ -- Overnight parking enforcement will be lifted in Verona over Easter weekend.

From Thursday, April 14 through Monday, April 18 for the spring holidays, authorities in the township will relax those parking regulations.

Enforcement will resume next Tuesday, April 19.

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Cedar Grove Cub Scouts to Hold Fundraising Event June 17

May 16, 2022

The Cub Scouts of Pack 838, Cedar Grove, are hosting a slam-raiser fundraising event to raise money for their Pack.

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Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

May 25, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...