• 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 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 3 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 4 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 11 months 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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  • Nochimson, Martin Agree To Mediation On Criminal Complaint Case

    Town Council member Michael Nochimson and Town Manager Joe Martin have agreed to mediation in the matter of the criminal complaint filed by Nochimson against Martin. The mediation agreement was reached in a hearing in Livingston’s municipal...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Town Manager Case Assigned To Court

    The criminal complaint filed by Town Council member Michael Nochimson against Town Manager Joe Martin has been assigned to Livingston’s municipal court. Earlier this month, the Verona Observer reported that Nochimson had received an allegedly threatening phone...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Council Approves New Town Manager Contract

    After an hour of public discussion for and against, the Verona Town Council approved a new three-year contract for Town Manager Joseph A. Martin. The new contract, whose terms were not disclosed in the resolution approved at...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Criminal Complaint Filed Against Town Manager

    Town Council member Michael Nochimson has filed a criminal complaint against Town Manager Joe Martin. The Verona Observer reported on Tuesday that Nochimson had filed a police report on June 28 after receiving a threatening phone call...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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