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September 23, 2022

VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council passed an ordinance to allocate $25,000 in additional capital to the Town Hall ADA ramp re-construction. The money allocated for upgrades to the ramp, which began this week, are in addition to the $195,000 appropriated by ordinance #21-13 that was ...

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VERONA, NJ -- At a special Zoom meeting of the Verona Planning Board on Tuesday, Sept. 13, a Fells Road resident presented the board with a petition to refrain from developing a vacant lot on Bloomfield Avenue. Michele Gruet said she collected 64 signatures on a petition to present to the ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Township Council has authorized a contract with Tsivikos Enterprises perform renovations to the baby pool at the Verona Community Pool.  That project will start on Oct. 1. The council passed the resolution approving the contract with Tsivikos Enterprises of Neptune for $660,000 ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Councilman Peter Tanella read a prepared statement early during Monday night's meeting of the Township Council to rebut a charge made and repeated by a lone resident during several council meetings over the summer. During a meeting from which Tanella was absent during the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Township Council at its meeting Monday night approved a resolution regarding the Body-Worn Camera Grant Program. The ordinance calls for the insertion of an item of special revenue totaling $67,254 from the grant program for the Cedar Grove Police Department. The ...

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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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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council approve an ordinance Monday night to appropriate $340,000 to upgrade police radio and computer equipment. The ordinance includes a $17,000 down payment and negotiable bonds authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $323,000 pursuant to the Local ...

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CEDAR GROVE/VERONA, NJ -- As the first anniversary of the massive floods from Tropical Storm Ida approaches in the first week of September, the Township of Cedar Grove is awaiting action from neighboring Verona before proceeding with organizing a flood advisory board. The two communities are in ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Dale Ford was appointed as the deputy clerk at Monday night's Cedar Grove Township Council meeting. Ford will serve in the absence of Kathleen Stutz, who is going on terminal leave in advance of her official retirement from the township on Jan. 1, 2023. Stutz has been the ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council introduced an ordinance Monday night calling for the re-zoning of part of Bloomfield Avenue. The affected area would be the portion of Bloomfield Avenue between Montrose and South Prospect, excluding the church properties. Previously, the Township ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council passed an ordinance regulating 5G in the municipality. Due to extensive federal and state regulations regarding 5G, the township does not have the power to prevent 5G from coming to the community. The ordinance allows Verona to charge 5G carriers ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council passed two ordinances Monday night to regulate the use of sump pumps.   One ordinance outlaws sump pumps discharging into Verona's sanitary sewer system. When discharged water from residences is pumped into the sewer system, it could potentially flood ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The township's interim chief financial officer, Jennifer Muscara, presented a report to the Verona Town Council Monday night on the status of the community pool project. Muscara said that current projections are that the pool may generate $100,000 less in revenue in 2023 than it ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council last week passed an ordinance that bans smoking on township property. The ordinance passed, 3-1, with the dissenting vote coming from Councilman Jack McEvoy. The ban will encompass  all township buildings, fields, open spaces, parking lots and parks.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to enter into a shared services agreement with Little Falls. The agreement concerns a new development on the site of the former Victor's Chateau at 215 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Route 23). Part of the property is in ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Two prominent figures in the township will be retiring by the end of this summer. Thomas Tucci submitted his notice of retirement to the Township Council on July 1. Tucci will leave his post on Aug. 31. Kathleen Stutz, the municipal clerk in Cedar Grove, has announced that ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The ADA (Accessible Design Architects) playground design at the Community Center is in the process of being engineered, and the Township Council will be sending it out to bid this summer.   According to Councilwoman Christine McGrath, the new playground will incorporate adult ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Joseph Maceri took the oath to become the new mayor of Cedar Grove at the township's reorganization meeting on Friday, July 1. Maceri has been a member of the Township Council since 2019. He succeeds Councilman Peter Tanella as mayor. Tanella just concluded serving his fifth ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Township Council on Monday approved a resolution to hire Hoplite Communications of East Brunswick to consult with the township over the eventual installation of 5G wireless deployment in the municipality. Hoplite Communications will be assisting the township in how to develop ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council approved several contract agreements at its in-person meeting Monday night. The council awarded a contract for $44,000 to Miracle Chemical Co. to buy chemicals that are used in the water and sewer utility operation. Another contract for $17,500 was ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- In response to a township resident voicing a complaint about the construction of a housing project behind his home, Cedar Grove Mayor Peter Tanella explained at Monday's Town Council meeting that much of the decision-making is out of the governing body's control. Tanella said ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Township Council on Monday night approved the 2022 municipal budget, and also passed a resolution that created a “Cap Bank” that is funded with $132,325.51. According to Cedar Grove Township Manager Thomas Tucci, the Cap Bank was created to provide funds if the community ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, NJ -- The Township Council Monday night passed a bond ordinance for $1.725 million to cover a wide range of capital improvements in the municipality in 2022. Township manager Thomas Tucci gave a rundown of what upgrades are covered in the bond ordinance: $20,000 for conversion of ...

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