• What You Need To Know About The 2016 Town Budget

    On Monday, April 18, Town Manager Matthew Cavallo and the Verona Town Council will introduce the 2016 municipal budget, refined over the course of four budget workshops in March that trimmed, slimmed and, in some cases, slashed...

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  • Town Council Talks About Speeding, Budget Issues

    The Town Council met on Monday, January 4, with a new township attorney, Brian Aloia, on the dais and an agenda that signaled that there will be changes coming to both traffic enforcement and Verona’s budget process....

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • County OKs, Reconsiders Voting At Claridge

    The Essex County Board of Elections may be backing off a plan to turn the Claridge condominium towers into their own voting district. In March, with little fanfare, the Board voted to approve turning the Claridge complex...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Should Town Hall Keep All The PILOT Money?

    Town trucks plow school lots. Town lawnmowers cut school grass. At the Town Council meeting on February 17, Town Manager Joe Martin claimed that the municipal government does $100,000 in work on behalf of Verona public schools...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Thanksgiving Game Cancellation Stands

    There will be no Thanksgiving football game between Verona and Caldwell high schools this year. On Saturday morning, Verona Superintendent Rui Dionisio affirmed a decision made on Friday to cancel the game, a decision that Caldwell had...

    • Posted 2 years 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...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Police Complaint: Busted Tech, Town Manager Intimidation

    Technology is as important to a modern police force as a gun and a badge–probably more. Yet since 2008, the Verona Police Department has had to deal with a nearly endless list of broken or malfunctioning technology,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Bonds, Clerk, Police IT Issues Roil Council Meeting

    Monday night’s Town Council meeting turned into a tense test of wills as Council members took issue with two proposed bond issues and the process that led to the hiring of a new town clerk. Private session...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Town Council Asked To Delay Awarding Hilltop Fields Contract

    Citing concerns about rising taxes and overlapping purposes, a group of residents asked the Town Council on Monday night to delay awarding the construction contract for the new sports fields on Verona’s Hilltop. They want the Council...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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