• 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 3 weeks 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 1 month ago
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  • Nochimson ‘Champion Night’ Draws Crowd

    More than 175 people came to The Grove on Wednesday, October 15 for an event to benefit the campaign fund of Verona Town Council member Michael Nochimson. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and Freeholder Leonard...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Bolcar, Freeman At ‘Champion Night’ For Nochimson

    Ned Bolcar, captain of the 1988 Notre Dame championship football team, and Kevin Freeman, a two-time NCAA basketball champion, will be the headliners at a Wednesday, October 15, event to benefit the campaign fund of Verona Town...

    • Posted 2 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 4 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 5 months 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 7 months ago
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  • Town Council Meeting Turns Contentious Over Email, Fields

    Monday night’s Town Council turned into a shouting match over a Council member’s access to email and the town’s plans to redevelop the Hilltop into two multi-purpose sports fields. Council member Michael Nochimson disclosed that he had...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Martin Apologizes To Nochimson For Call That Provoked Complaint

    Town Manager Joe Martin apologized to Town Council member Michael Nochimson at Monday’s Council meeting for a late-night call in May that led Nochimson to file a criminal complaint against Martin. “That was a mistake on my...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council Fails To Pass Bond For 911 System, Computers

    A $565,000 bond ordinance that would have financed a new 911 emergency call system and computers for town employees failed to get the four votes needed for approval at last night’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Bob Manley...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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