Week In Review: Oct. 14-20, 2018

By on October 21, 2018

Many of the 1,100 AFSP walkers participated through 83 different teams.

The week of October 14 saw a Verona Park suicide awareness walk top its goals, as candidates for the Board of Education addressed standardized testing and township officials readied plans for a business forum.

Last Sunday, October 14, a fundraising walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) drew more than 1,100 people to Verona Park. The walk, which had a goal of $110,000, has raised more than $129,000 as of now. The walk’s organizer now wants the community’s help in finding venues that need AFSP’s education and awareness programs.

This past week, MyVeronaNJ.com asked the four candidates running for the Board of Education to share their views on standardized testing. You can read their answers to that question here, or check out their views on the value of a public school education, how they would achieve their goals as a BOE member, what they would bring to the Board in the way of innovative governance and the ballot question question on mental health.

For years, Verona High School recorded sports milestones on big felt banners hung in the gym. VHS recently upgraded the banners, and the Verona Sports Boosters are accepting donations for the old ones to fund scholarships and sports equipment. You can see all the banners and get details on making a donation in our story. (As always, you can catch up on all the sports news of the week through MyVeronaNJ.com’s Sports section.)

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What else happened in the week of October 14? Town officials detailed plans for a forum for business owners to be held on Monday, October 22; the Marching Maroon and White detailed plans for its big band festival on Saturday, October 27; and a candidate for the Congressional district that includes Verona got a boost from female state legislators. Plus, all the necessary information for a happy Halloween.

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