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April 27, 2022

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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VERONA, NJ -- The Township Council on Monday night introduced two capital improvement ordinances for a total of $2.85 million. One ordinance proposes $1.55 million for two projects: ADA curb ramps in various locations, which is a $250,000 project offset by a $90 Community Development Block ...

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VERONA, NJ -- At its first budget workshop of 2022 last week, the Verona Township Council heard a presentation that included a top-line figure of a 2.4 percent increase in the 2022 tax rate. The figures presented by interim Verona Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Muscara and new Township Manager ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona resident Kate Hartwyk, Essex County Deputy Parks and Recreation director, has been named the Essex County 2022 Irishwoman of the Year. Hartwyk received the honor at the annual Essex County Irish Heritage Celebration on Monday, March 14 in Newark. Hartwyk oversees Essex ...

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VERONA, NJ -- At its most recent meeting, the Verona Town Council passed an increase to its existing bond to pay for affordable housing to be built at the corner of Linn Drive and Bloomfield Avenue by $1.25 million, for a total bond of $8 million.   The increase will enable Verona to pay for the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad sent a letter to township residents this week warning them that the township may switch to a paid ambulance service if CGARS' performance is deemed not up to standard. At Monday night's Town Council meeting, Councilman Joe Zichelli ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council has decided to renew its contract with Montclair for public health services. New Verona Township manager Joe D'Arco said, "They will be sending reports in to me on a monthly basis and I will report to the council. We've looked at their contract. I am ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The redrawing of boundaries for the next Legislature has resulted in Verona being shifted from the 26th Legislative District to the 40th L.D. Verona has been the eastern-most community in the current 26th L.D., which extends all the way out to western Passaic County.  "This has ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Joseph D'Arco took the oath of office to become the new township manager in Verona at the Township Council meeting Monday, Feb. 7. D'Arco succeeds Matthew Cavallo in the position. Cavallo is leaving to take an administrative role in Wyckoff, in Bergen County. "I'm honored to be ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Township Council passed an ordinance Monday night to approve the forming of a Verona-Cedar Grove Flood Control Board. "We have to wait for the township of Verona to pass their piece of it, and then there will be the appointment of the board members," Cedar ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Township Council passed an ordinance Monday night that would increase the water rates for residents by 26 percent. The water rates will go up from $5.49 per 1,000 gallons consumed to $6.92.  Of that rate increase, $1 is temporary and is set to expire at the end of 2023.

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Town Council passed a resolution creating a Multicultural Inclusion and Accessibility Advisory Committee (MIAAC) at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Jan. 3. A mission statement for the committee was also passed the same evening that reads, “Verona’s vibrant ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona will be increasing its water rates to cover the increased cost associated with running the water utilities, Township Manager Matthew Cavallo said at this week's Township Council meeting.  Since 2016, the water utility operating budget has seen annual increases averaging 2.6 ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Verona Township has named Joseph D'Arco as its new township manager. A Bloomfield resident, D'Arco currently serves as the borough administrator in Paramus. He has been in that position since 2010. He will replace Matthew Cavallo as Verona's township manager next month. The ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The township will receive a grant for upgrades to the Verona baby pool to remove barriers so that residents can enjoy the facility.   Verona was notified earlier this month that the township will be receiving a $75,000 Local Recreation Improvement Grant from the New Jersey ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The township has decided to hold off on payment for recent repairs made on Franklin Street. According to Township Manager Matthew Cavallo, the water main break on Franklin Street was repaired in December, but the end result was not to the township's liking. "The work was deemed ...

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VERONA, NJ -- An ordinance introduced at the first Township Council meeting of 2022 would call for an increase in the salaries of several municipal employees. For the 2022 calendar year, the township manager would receive a salary of $156, 503, an increase over the $151,945 that the position was ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission approved a redistricting plan on Wednesday that will move Verona from the 11th District to the10th District. The 11th Congressional District, which is represented by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, will now include nearly all of Montclair ...

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VERONA, NJ -- Site surveys are being completed so that the township may determine what infrastructure will be affected when Verona begins the process of remediation to get its two wells back on line. The Linn Drive and Fairview Avenue wells have been off line since late last summer after the ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Township Council Monday night passed a redeveloper's agreement with Verona Sunset Urban Renewal, LLC for the 200-unit project at the Spectrum property at 1 Sunset Ave.   The agreement stipulates that all approvals for the project must be received by January 2023, and that ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The township's wait to complete the required remediation process for its wells on Linn Drive and Fairview Avenue might extend into 2023, according to Verona Township Manager Matthew Cavallo. Speaking at Monday night's Township Council meeting, Cavallo reported that vendors are ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The work that was undertaken on the Peckman River following the September floods from Tropical Storm Ida has been completed for now, according to Township Manager Thomas Tucci. "The work has concluded at the point," Tucci told the Township Council at its meeting Monday night.

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VERONA, NJ -- The township has revamped the process for buying parking permits for municipal lots in Verona. Applications will be accepted in person only at Police Records between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 16. There will be no exceptions, the township has ...

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VERONA, NJ -- The Verona Planning Board Thursday night voted to approve the application to redevelop the former Cameco site for affordable housing. The applicant is Verona LIHTC Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Pirhl Developers LLC, the designated redeveloper of the former Cameco property at ...

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