• Martin Resigns, Stern Named Interim Manager

    The Verona Town Council held a special meeting tonight to accept the resignation of Town Manager Joseph Martin and name Mitchell Stern, a captain in the Verona Police Department, to be the interim manager. Martin’s resignation is...

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  • Ryan, Nochimson Lead New Town Council

    The Verona Town Council held its reorganization meeting yesterday evening, electing Kevin Ryan as mayor and Michael Nochimson as deputy mayor. “I would not be here if it were not for the voters of Verona,” said Ryan....

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  • Town Council’s New Term Starts Wednesday

    UPDATE: Because there’s rain in the forecast for Wednesday night, the ceremony has been moved to the Community Center. The time is still 6:30p.m. The Verona Town Council has its reorganization ceremony on Wednesday evening, July 1,...

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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 6 months ago
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  • Letter: Councilman Ryan Explains ‘No’ Vote On Salaries

    January 4, 2015 Letter to the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to explain my reasons for voting “no” on two of the three salary ordinances during the December 15, 2014 council meeting. By way...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Council Celebrates Environmental Award, Backs Off Clean Air Help

    The Verona Town Council sent a mixed message on the environment at Monday night’s meeting. While noting that Verona had been recognized by a statewide sustainability effort, the Council declined to vote on a resolution to enforce...

    • Posted 9 months 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 9 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 10 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 1 year 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,...

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