• Council Celebrates Environmental Award, Backs Off Clean Air Help

    The Verona Town Council sent a mixed message on the environment at Monday night’s meeting. While noting that Verona had been recognized by a statewide sustainability effort, the Council declined to vote on a resolution to enforce...

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  • County Investigating Police Tech Problem

    The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is looking into the problems that have occurred between Verona’s municipal IT department and the Verona Police Department. The disclosure was made at Monday night’s Town Council meeting in front of a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Town, PBA Reach Agreement On Police Tech

    It has taken four months, but Verona’s town government and the Verona Police Department’s PBA Local 72 have finally reached an agreement on solving problems with Police Department technology. In July, PBA Local 72 took the highly...

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  • Sapienza Joins Newark Police

    Joseph Sapienza, a 2007 graduate of Seton Hall Prep, was graduated from the Essex County College Police Academy on September 4, and sworn in as a Newark Police officer at Newark City Hall the following day. Sapienza,...

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  • Police Complaint: No Solution Yet

    Technology problems have hobbled the Verona Police Department since 2008. An end to those problems seems to be in sight, but it’s going to take until at least September before it materializes: The Town Council disclosed on...

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  • The Budget That Broke The Camel’s Back?

    Voting three to two last night, the Verona Town Council approved a 2014 municipal budget that will raise taxes 5.68%. Council members Bob Manley, Frank Sapienza and Jay Sniatkowski voted for the budget, which was trimmed only...

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  • Verona Kids Honor Walk To School Day

    Verona’s public elementary schools celebrated International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 9. Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997. Today, thousands of schools across America and in more than 40 countries celebrate...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council Fails To Pass Bond For 911 System, Computers

    A $565,000 bond ordinance that would have financed a new 911 emergency call system and computers for town employees failed to get the four votes needed for approval at last night’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Bob Manley...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council Approves New Town Manager Contract

    After an hour of public discussion for and against, the Verona Town Council approved a new three-year contract for Town Manager Joseph A. Martin. The new contract, whose terms were not disclosed in the resolution approved at...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Divided Council Starts New Term

    The mayor of Verona is a now a largely ceremonial position. But there was little standing on ceremony when the Town Council held its reorganization meeting earlier this week. The council was not only not unanimous in...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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