Week In Review: Oct. 21-27, 2018

By on October 28, 2018

The week of October 21 saw big victories for volleyball and football, a disturbing crash at VHS, a plan to build 300 more apartments in Verona, and a tribute to a former Laning crossing guard.

The Verona High School volleyball team captured its third straight Essex County Tournament win and the players and their coach talked to us about the keys to the victory. Meanwhile, the 7th and 8th graders on the girls Suburban volleyball team ended their season undefeated, which bodes well for the next generation of VHS volleyball players. Hillbilly football is headed to the playoffs too, after beating Glen Ridge–and the Nor’easter.

Alice McCarthy and her son John were shaken up Friday morning when a garbage truck reversed down Sampson Drive by the back entrance to Verona High School and slammed into their car. John McCarthy took photos of the damage and said he was very glad he was wearing his seat belt. 

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On Tuesday, November 6, Verona voters will choose from among four candidates to fill two seats on the Verona Board of Education. The four candidates are Timothy Alworth, Pamela J. Priscoe, the current BOE President John Quattrocchi and David Rullo. We’ve been asking the candidates a lot of questions over the past few weeks, and we’ve collected their answers, the Conference of SCAs forum and the background on the two BOE ballot questions into one story. Read it all here.

Spectrum360

The former Children’s Institute, now known as Spectrum 360, has been used as a school for children on the autism spectrum.

What else happened in the week of October 21? A Sunset Avenue site could see the construction of 300 apartments, Beth Shorten eulogized a favorite Laning crossing guard, VHS grads got ready to stage “Into The Woods”, the Library’s charity knitting group picked a new charity, Essex County opened a second early voting site and a Congressional candidate got a key endorsement.

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Volleyball photo copyright Kathleen Seubert. Used by permission.

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