• Teens Get Election Close-Up

    Many young people in Verona turned out to vote in last week’s presidential election, but 30 of them–some not even old enough to vote yet–got an unforgettable close-up of history. They were the inaugural group of a...

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  • It’s Over?

    Whether you like the results or not, the election is finally over. It’s time to move on to something else. Personally (and perhaps a little idealistically), I think it’s time we moved on to try and work...

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  • VHS Grad Pledges To Keep Fighting Climate Change After Trump Election

    Almost a year ago, Fred Krupp was in Paris for the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Yesterday Krupp, who created the first Earth Day celebration at Verona High School in 1970, took to...

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  • Clinton Wins Verona As Trump Heads To White House

    With a turnout roughly comparable to the wave that swept Barack Obama into office in 2008, Verona voters favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. They narrowly returned Rodney Frelinghuysen to Congress, overwhelmingly...

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  • BOE, Town Council Explore PILOT Compromise

    What a difference four years make. In June 2012, Verona’s Board of Education and Town Council held a joint meeting to talk about what each was doing for the other–and the townspeople they serve. It was cordial,...

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  • Teen Helpers Needed On Election Day

    If you are 16 or 17, you can’t vote in the coming presidential election, but you can help out on election day thanks to a new initiative by Verona’s municipal clerk. Jennifer Kiernan wants teens to know...

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  • BOE, Town Council Hold Joint Meeting Monday

    Verona’s Town Council and Board of Education have a history of informal cooperation and occasional conflict. In an effort to have more of the former with less of the latter the two bodies will be holding a...

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  • Claremont Construction Starts Wednesday

    If you live or travel on Claremont Avenue, pay attention: Verona Township will begin a reconstruction of the road on Wednesday, October 19. The project includes sidewalk, curbing and driveway replacement work along with drainage improvements. Stanziale...

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  • Phil Murphy Holds Town Hall In Verona

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy held a Town Hall meeting at the Verona Community Center on Thursday, September 29. Introduced by Former Verona Mayor and current Councilman Bob Manley, Murphy laid out his progressive agenda and vision...

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  • VFD Gets 7 New Firefighters

    The Verona Fire Department recently had seven members graduate from the Essex County Fire Academy Firefighter I program, the largest VFD contingent through the program in some time. Pictured above (left to right) are Probationary Firefighter Mike...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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