• 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...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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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...

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  • Volunteers Needed For April 1 Trail Cleanup

    The Verona and Cedar Grove environmental commissions are teaming up with Essex County Parks to clean up the West Essex Rail Trail on Saturday, April 1. The clean-up will focus on the 1.3 mile section of the...

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  • On #GivingTuesday, Give Local

    It’s #GivingTuesday, a day to help others through donations of money, time and support, and a reminder that our lives should be as much (or more) about helping this time of year as they are about getting...

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  • HBW Students Win Climate Change Competition

    In December, a team of excited students from H.B. Whitehorne Middle School attended the Climate and Environmental Change Teen Summit at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The team consisted of 11 eighth graders—Ashley Baumgard, Max Handler, Vincent...

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