Top Stories For August 2016

By on September 15, 2016

73FairviewVerona lost a Civil War-era house in 2015. In the summer of 2016, another historic house built before 1900 fell to the wrecking ball. So went on the hunt for all of the homes here that were built before the turn of the last century. What else happened in August? The Mets went to bat for Zoey Penny, the upper field at VHS finally got turfed and Verona’s WWI monument was a hero.

Every month, looks at what our readers have been reading, and we let you know if you have to catch up on them. Here’s what you might have missed in August 2016:

  1. Verona’s Oldest Houses: After an historic 1890 Victorian fell to the wrecking ball in June, MyVeronaNJ did an inventory of all homes built before 1900 that still stand.
  2. Mets Go To Bat For Verona Youngster: The Amazins’ are sponsoring a fundraiser to combat a disease that affects a Verona first grader.
  3. Moving To Verona? The Little Things Count: Beth Shorten adds up the points in favor of our town.
  4. VHS Upper Field Gets Turfed: Sellitto Field, which had been closed since the start of the 2012-2013 school year, finally took a big step towards re-opening.
  5. Old House Verona: 44 Afterglow Way: After reading the story of Verona’s oldest houses, a reader shared his story of his turn-of-the-century dwelling.
  6. VFD Gets 7 New Firefighters: It was the largest VFD contingent through the Essex County Fire Academy in some time.
  7. Waves End Season With A Splash: Verona’s summer swim team finishes its rebuilding year on a high note.
  8. Richard J. Bevilacqua, 73: A dedicated volunteer who was a member of the Class of 1961 passes away.
  9. Real Estate: Starters, Fixer-Uppers, Open Houses: The prospect of a less expensive way into the Verona real estate market tempts buyers.
  10. Verona’s Doughboy Aids NYC Restoration: It turns out that Verona’s World War I monument is a famous and in-demand guy.
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