• Verona Environmental Commission Annual Report

    Three major cleanups of important green spaces, 17 site plan reviews, an expanded walk and bike to school day, and efforts to get town government to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and impervious cover: All that and...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Volunteers Needed For April 1 Trail Cleanup

    The Verona and Cedar Grove environmental commissions are teaming up with Essex County Parks to clean up the West Essex Rail Trail on Saturday, April 1. The clean-up will focus on the 1.3 mile section of the...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • HBW Adds Trees

    H.B. Whitehorne Middle School has four new trees around the school grounds, thanks to donations of money and labor by school parents. Gloria Machnowski, who heads the school’s Beautification Committee, coordinated the project. More than 200 HBW...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Veronans Join People’s Climate March

    More than 400,000 people turned out in New York City on Sunday to express their concern for the global environment and Veronans were among them. If you missed the hoopla, yesterday was the People’s Climate March, an...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Council To Make Verona More Environmentally Friendly

    The Verona Town Council said at Monday’s meeting that it would support Verona’s participation in a non-partisan program to make the town more environmentally friendly and potentially lower Verona’s cost of being “green”. The program is called...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • What To Do About Poison Ivy

    This Friday, the poison ivy behind F.N. Brown elementary school is toast. After school closes that day, Paul McDevitt, Verona’s director of public school facilities, will be putting down pesticides along the fences by the ball fields...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Earth Day, Every Day

    For some Veronans, Earth Day is more than a one-day event (which, oh by the way, is today). Every day, they work at recycling a little more and wasting a little less. They are people like the...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Environmental Commission Names Poster Contest Winners

    On November 1, the Verona Town Council congratulated the winners of the Verona Environmental Commission’s “Idle Free Verona” poster contest. Back on “Walk to School Day”, October 6, some 100 students from all four Verona public elementary...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Board, Commission Members Named

    Karen Pensiero and Thomas Apostolik were re-appointed to the Verona Planning Board at the Town Council meeting last evening. The new term of both runs through June 30, 2014. Town Council member Ken McKenna and Township Engineer...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Hello Earth Day, Bye-Bye Batteries

    Every mother has heard the pleading question: “Mom, don’t we have any more batteries?” Between the hand-held games, TV remotes, still and video cameras, music players, toys and video game controllers, our lives are a sea of...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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