• Frelinghuysen Votes Against GOP Tax Bill

    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11), who represents Verona in the U.S. House of Representatives, broke ranks with his party today to vote against the Republican tax plan, citing its limitations on property tax deductions as one of the...

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  • Pennacchio Opposes Legalization Of Marijuana

    New Jersey state Sen. Joe Pennacchio, who represents the legislative district that includes Verona, today condemned Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s plans to legalize marijuana in New Jersey. Pennacchio, a Republican, cited what he called a “drastic” increase in...

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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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  • Frelinghuysen Vote Could End Property Tax Deductions In Verona

    The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a budget resolution today that will allow Congress to push through the Trump Administration’s tax plan–and potentially end property tax deductions for most Verona taxpayers. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11), who...

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  • County Drops Parking Lot In Verona Park

    The Essex County liaison to the Verona Town Council announced at last night’s Council meeting that the County will not proceed with a plan to build a 52-spot parking lot inside Verona Park. The County unbundled the...

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  • Council Asks County To Scrap Park Parking Lot

    The Verona Town Council has passed a resolution asking Essex County to abandon its plans to build a 52-space parking lot next to the tennis courts inside Verona Park. The County had unveiled its plans for the...

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  • Sierra Club Blasts Frelinghuysen ‘Columbus Day Sale’ At Morristown Rally

    Jeff Tittel of the NJ Sierra Club, Columbus Day 2017 in Morristown. Photo by Bill Lescohier The New Jersey Sierra Club led several groups on Monday in a Morristown rally to protest what they described as Rep....

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  • County Freeholders To Meet In Maplewood October 11

    UPDATE: The discussion about a new parking lot in Verona Park has been pulled from the agenda of this meeting. The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, which holds the bulk of its conference and board meetings...

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  • New Park Playground Claims Old Park Tree

    On Wednesday, Essex County unveiled plans for a new playground in Verona Park. On Friday, it began to take down one of the park’s oldest trees, a towering oak that was part of Verona Park’s original Olmstead...

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  • Learn About The New Verona Park Playground

    On Wednesday, October 4, County Executive DiVincenzo will announce that two projects totaling $2 million will be undertaken to modernize the playground and tennis courts in Verona Park and create additional parking. The improvements are part of...

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