Week In Review: Sept. 3-9, 2018

By on September 9, 2018

The New Jersey area director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention joined VHS football’s Matt Aldiero for the coin toss at Friday’s game. (Photo: Andy Yeates)

The week of September 3 included UNICO’s Labor Day 5K, opening game wins for several Verona High School teams and new rules for school traffic safety.

The Verona and Caldwell football teams reignited their storied rivalry Friday night in a game that kicked off the 2018 football season–and Suicide Awareness Month. And from the moment the game got underway in front of an enormous home field crowd, it was almost all Verona. Read highlights of the game and learn about what else Verona football will be doing for suicide prevention.

Verona’s public schools reopened for the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, September 5, and they reopened with some new traffic safety rules at several schools and changes to crossing guard posts. Read our story to make sure you understand the changes.

Verona UNICO’s Labor Day 5K Classic funds the biggest group of scholarships for Verona High School seniors, and this year it drew 383 runners, who braved heat and humidity. While the race was won by runners from Montclair and Garfield, several Veronans finished strongly. Catch up on all the results here.

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What else happened in the week of September 3? One of the six candidates in the November Board of Education election withdrew, girls varsity soccer and volleyball kicked off their seasons with wins, and Mikie Sherrill, the Democratic candidate for the congressional district that includes Verona, brought a governor and a former vice president to her rally.

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