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Ribbon is Cut to Open Cedar Grove's New South End Engine Company #3 Firehouse

May 7, 2021

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The South End Engine Fire Company #3 has a new firehouse after the ribbon was cut for its grand opening on Thursday.

Mayor Kerry Peterson and councilmen Joe Zichelli and Joseph Maceri were on hand to celebrate the new facility and make the ceremonial cut of the green ribbon. The occasion also marked the debut of new Engine No. 73.

"I was honored to be a part of ...

Verona Police Department Promotes Three

VERONA, NJ — The Verona Police Department promoted three members of its force on Monday.

Officer Brendan Huber was has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Sgt. Anthony Condorelli to the rank of Lieutenant, and Lt. Paul Watkins to the rank of Captain. 

"We congratulate Sgt. Huber, Lt. Condorelli, and Captain Watkins and wish them well as they move forward in the next phase ...

Four North Jersey Residents Charged in Burglary Ring; Verona P.D. Helped Lead Investigation

TRENTON, NJ - Four individuals have been charged in an investigation for allegedly conspiring as members of a criminal ring responsible for numerous residential burglaries across much of New Jersey, including in Verona.

The participating law enforcement agencies have worked collaboratively to investigate 84 burglaries that were committed over a five-month period ending in March in eight ...

Drug Overdose May Have Been a Factor in 3-Car Collision in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A collision involving three vehicles during rush hour in Cedar Grove last Friday caused one driver to be hospitalized and subsequently charged with DWI.

On April 23 at 5:12 p.m., Patrolman Anthony Grigolo responded to the area of Pompton Avenue and Montclair Avenue for a three-car motor vehicle crash. One of the drivers became unresponsive with no pulse or ...

Registration for Verona Bicycle Rodeo Opens May 5

VERONA, NJ — The Verona Police Department in partnership with EZ Ride will be holding a Bicycle Rodeo on Sunday, May 16 and Sunday, May 23.

The rodeo is intended to teach children safety aspects of riding such as turning, signaling, yielding and stopping. Due to COVID-19, the group numbers for each session will be limited to 24 children per time slot/session. 

Registration for ...

Verona Firefighter Rick Neale Draws Recognition for 40 Years of Service

VERONA, NJ - Earlier this month, the Verona Fire Department recognized and thanked Firefighter Rick Neale for his 40 years of volunteer service to the VFD and the Township of Verona.

Neale has served on numerous committees throughout the years and has also served as lieutenant and captain. He was treasurer for many years, ran the Color Guard, which has presented the nation’s colors at ...

Cedar Grove Police Investigate Fraud Cases

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Police are investigating two separate cases of fraud that were reported on the same day last week, Thursday, April 15.

Officer Nicole Hoyt took a report of fraud from a resident on Ridge Road who reported that her home received a call from a person claiming to be an IRS employee. The caller stated that the IRS had a $12,800 refund check, but in order to receive it, the ...

Swastika at Temple Sholom Under Investigation in Cedar Grove

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Police are investigating the source of a swastika painted on the rear door of Temple Sholom of West Essex.

According to Cedar Grove police, on April 8, Patrolman Nyron Watson responded to the Temple Sholom to take a report of bias intimidation. A staff member at the Temple discovered the swastika on a door above an electronic key reader. It was approximately 1 inch ...

Cedar Grove Police Department Schedule Operation Prescription Drug Take-Back

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Police Department will be participating in the bi-annual Operation Take Back Program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This program enables the public to get rid of unused, unwanted and expired medications properly.

Prescription drug abuse is rapidly becoming one of our nation’s greatest emerging drug problems, and it is widely ...

Cedar Grove Police Investigating Theft of Car and Package in Town Late Last Month

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — An auto theft on Bortic Road and a package theft from a home on Rose Terrace occurred three days apart last month, and both cases are still under investigation by Cedar Grove police.

On March 28, Patrolman Joseph Ligas took a motor vehicle theft report from a Bortic Road resident. The vehicle, a 2020 Dodge Charger, was stolen during the overnight hours. It was entered ...

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to Start Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program

May 14, 2021

Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program individually designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living.  The goal of the program is to improve quality of life and promote positive lifestyle changes through education and exercise.

This program is medically supervised by the Mountainside ...

Seton Hall Requiring Vaccines for Fall Semester

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision. 

“We know that reaching a high vaccination level in our University population is an important factor in achieving the ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Faces Local Criticism for Keeping Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 public ...

Support for Jack McEvoy

May 9, 2021

As retired Verona School System teachers and importantly, as seniors, we are often left out of the discussion and forgotten even though we remain an active and vocal part of the community.  Seniors participate as volunteers, attend fundraisers for VFEE, among others, attend Rescue Squad and Fire Department pancake breakfasts and take an active role at various meetings.  Even though ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...