• 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 4 weeks ago
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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 4 months 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 4 months ago
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  • School Field Foes Force Full Project Review

    Opponents to the renovation of the lower football field at Verona High School scored a procedural victory last evening when the Verona Planning Board decided to not conduct a so-called courtesy review of the project. The decision...

    • Posted 5 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...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • November Hearing For Fields, Questions Linger

    The Verona Planning Board will hold a special meeting in November for the courtesy review of the plan to renovate the lower football field at Verona High School, but that may not be the final word on...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • PBA, Town Talk Tech But No Solution

    Verona Township attorney Michael Gannaio said at the Town Council meeting last night that he and Town Manager Joe Martin met with representatives of the Verona Police Department’s PBA Local 72 last week on resolving the Police...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months ago
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