• Getting An Education In The New Army

    When one thinks of the military, or more specially, the U.S. Army, a few stereotypical thoughts come to mind: infantry, war, weaponry, danger. We think about the Army as something we need as a country, but not...

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  • BOE Hears Criticism, Support For Football Investigation

    The Verona Board of Education’s Tuesday meeting went on for more than two hours as the body came under renewed criticism for its handling of an investigation into the Verona High School football program. But the BOE...

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  • Essex County Confirms Freschi BOE Win

    Essex County election officials confirmed today that Lisa Freschi won re-election to the Verona Board of Education last Tuesday. According to a review of provisional ballots, Freschi received a total of 1,710 votes to 1,699 for challenger...

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  • Freschi Narrowly Wins Re-Election To BOE

    Lisa Freschi appears to have won re-election to the Verona Board of Education, beating Connor McCann by a slim margin of just 10 votes, according to unofficial results from Verona election officials. Freschi, the BOE’s current vice...

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  • Football Community Packs BOE Meeting To Support Racioppe

    Members of the Verona High School football community, from current players and parents to former ones, attended the Board of Education meeting on Monday night in support of Coach Lou Racioppe, who was placed on administrative leave...

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  • Town Council, BOE To Hold Joint Meeting October 30

    The Verona Board of Education and Town Council have responsibility for separate spheres of life in Verona: The former governs our public school system and the latter our government. But there are many areas in which the...

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  • The 2017 Board Of Education Election

    The five-member Verona Board of Education oversees a district with six schools, more than 2,000 students and a $32 million operating budget. With a major referendum behind it, the BOE will focus next year on updating its...

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  • BOE Candidates Forum Set For October 24

    On Tuesday, October 24, the Verona Conference of SCAs will hold a forum for the two candidates running in the November 7 Board of Education election. There is one seat up for election. Lisa Freschi, the BOE’s...

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  • BOE, Paraprofessionals Reach 5-Year Contract

    The Verona Board of Education announced at Tuesday’s meeting that it has signed a five-year contract with the public school district’s paraprofessionals. The agreement is the first collective bargaining agreement for the paraprofessionals, who are now a...

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  • VHS ’15 Grad Challenging Freschi For BOE Seat

    Connor J. McCann, a 2015 graduate of Verona High School, has filed to run for a seat on the Verona Board of Education. There is one seat up for a vote this November, the one currently held...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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