• Forest Avenue Celebrates Walk To School Day

    Sponsored by the Verona Environmental Commission (VEC), on Wednesday, October 4, the district celebrated Walk & Bike to School Day. This year marked the 20th anniversary of National Walk to School Day, which was first organized in...

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  • New Park Playground Claims Old Park Tree

    On Wednesday, Essex County unveiled plans for a new playground in Verona Park. On Friday, it began to take down one of the park’s oldest trees, a towering oak that was part of Verona Park’s original Olmstead...

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  • Walk, Bike To School Day Coming

    Join students, families, school leaders, community partners and mayors around the country to celebrate the benefits of walking and biking to school. Walk or bike to support healthier habits, a cleaner environment, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety...

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  • Council Honors Shimonaski, Stires

    The Town Council honored Anne Stires and Jerry Shimonaski, two former members of the Verona Environmental Commission as “Verona Environmental Pioneers” and dedicated benches to them in Verona’s newest park on Grove Avenue. Stires, a Verona resident...

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  • It Is Easy Being Green

    If you are of a certain age, you might recall the song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” sung by everyone’s favorite frog, Kermit. But in Verona it IS easy to be green and being green is what...

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  • Verona Adds #5 Plastic To Recycling

    Not every plastic container is recyclable, but now more of them are in Verona. The township and the Verona Environmental Commission announced yesterday that residents can now put plastics with the #5 code on the bottom out...

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  • Volunteers Needed For Peckman River Cleanup

    The Verona Environmental Commission (VEC) is holding is annual cleanup of the Peckman River behind F.N. Brown school on Saturday, June 3, and it’s asking for volunteers to come out and help. The Peckman is only a...

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  • Get A Free Tree April 22

    Free tree seedlings will be given away later this month as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. This program helps communities replace trees damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. From 8 a.m. to noon on...

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  • 70 Volunteers Turn Out For Trail Cleanup

    The environmental commissions from Verona and Cedar Grove organized a very successful cleanup of the West Essex Rail Trail on Sunday. Local public works departments and Essex County Parks provided trucks, tools and supplies and send several...

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  • Rain Scrambles Trail Cleanup, Sports Schedule

    Rain, rain, go away: The wet weather has forced changes to several Verona events this weekend. The West Essex Rail Trail cleanup that has been organized by the Verona and Cedar Grove environmental commissions and the Essex...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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