• Commercial First, Then Residential

    Normally, the weekend real estate column is all about Verona’s residential real estate. But today, we’ve got to start with commercial property because there are two significant listings, one for rent and one for sale. Rental first:...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Split Decision On Deed Restriction Case

    A Superior Court judge has decided that while the deed to a key Bloomfield Avenue property does have a valid restriction against commercial development, that restriction cannot be enforced. Judge Thomas M. Moore published his decision on 200...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Verona’s Oldest Houses

    Can you pick out the oldest house on your block? How about the oldest house in your school district? How about the oldest house in all of Verona? If your idea of an old house is something...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Judge Dismisses Developer’s Lawsuit

    An Essex County court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Township of Verona by Dennis Handel, the developer who has been seeking to construct a mixed-use building on Bloomfield Avenue near Everett Field. Handel had filed...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Litigation Starts Over Bloomfield Ave. Project

    The effort to turn two steeply wooded lots on Bloomfield Avenue into a mixed-use development has entered into a new phase: litigation. On Tuesday, July 14, a group that includes current residents of Verona and heirs of...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Planning Board Narrowly OKs Bloomfield Avenue Project

    After nine months often contentious testimony, the Verona Planning Board voted to approve a plan to turn two steeply wooded lots on Bloomfield Avenue into a mixed-use development. The vote was five to four, with Planning Board...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Planning Board To Vote Again On Bloomfield Ave. Development

    On Wednesday, June 17, the Verona Planning Board will hear closing arguments on the months-long quest to turn two steeply wooded lots on Bloomfield Avenue into a mixed-use development. It will also be the last opportunity for...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Developer Advances Bloomfield Avenue Project

    Dennis Handel, the developer looking to turn 176 and 200 Bloomfield Avenue into a mixed-use complex, won two procedural votes at last night’s Planning Board meeting that seem to put him one step closer to the project’s approval....

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Bloomfield Ave. Developer Returns

    Dennis Handel has filed a new plan for a mixed-use development at 176-200 Bloomfield Avenue that is predicated on the idea that it needs no variances from Verona’s Planning Board. Both of the previous two plans submitted...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Bloomfield Avenue Developer Loses Again

    Dennis Handel has failed for a second time to win approval of his plans for a mixed-used building at 176-200 Bloomfield Avenue. In a vote just before midnight after 12 months of hearings, the Verona Planning Board declined...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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