Week In Review: Nov. 4-10, 2018

By on November 11, 2018

The week of November 4 saw the end of Verona High School fall sports, township officials revealed a plan to turn Cameco into affordable housing, elections brought changes to Congress and the BOE and the Verona Police brought charges over a party with underage drinking.

On Saturday, VHS football bounced back from an early deficit against Lyndhurst High School in the NJSIAA North 2 Group 2 semifinal and, until the last minute, it looked as if victory would have a Verona V on it. 

The New Providence High School Pioneers brought their best game and their most enthusiastic fans to the Verona High School gym on Wednesday night, but they were no match for skills of the VHS volleyball team and its true believers: VHS volleyball defeated New Providence 25-12, 25-17 for the Hillbillies’ third straight sectionals title. But the magic didn’t hold at the Group 1 championship, which saw Verona fall to chief rival Bogota.

The Cameco property includes the large white factory building to the right and four houses.

The Verona Town Council held a special meeting on Saturday morning to introduce an ordinance to buy the former Cameco Inc. property on Pine Street and Cameco’s adjacent residential property. The ordinance authorizes a $3.1 million bond. The town intends to flip the property for affordable housing, potentially meeting all of its affordable housing needs.

What else happened in the week of November 4? Verona will now be represented in Congress by Democrat Mikie Sherrill after she defeated Republican Jay Webber on Tuesday, Pam Priscoe and Tim Alworth appeared to have won the two seats on the Verona Board of Education and both the full-day kindergarten and mental health ballot questions passed, the Verona Library released plans for its grand reopening and the Verona Police brought charges against five people for underage drinking at a party that spun out of control. 

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