About Us

The writers, editors and photographers of MyVeronaNJ.com are a part of Verona, just like you. We live here, we work here, we play here, we shop here. We send our kids to Verona schools and we volunteer for many of the same activities you do. The company we have created is based here, not somewhere else in New Jersey or across the country.

Virginia Citrano

Editor-in-Chief Virginia Citrano‘s extended family has lived in Verona since 1930. Virginia grew up in town, then moved away for college and journalism jobs at The Wall Street Journal‘s European edition, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Back in Verona since 2003, she contributes to a variety of publications and Web sites and consults on content programs for major technology and financial services companies. In Verona, she has served on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and the H.B. Whitehorne SCA . A graduate of Rutgers University’s Environmental Stewards program, she served for nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and ran an after-school program on the environment for elementary school children. She is committed to be part of Verona’s many suicide awareness and prevention programs. You can reach Virginia at virginia at MyVeronaNJ dot com.

Writer Beth Shorten is a life-long resident of Verona, whose family has been part of Verona since its earliest days. A relentless reader who once committed to reading all of the books that had won a Pulitzer Prize, she serves the community in First Presbyterian’s Thrift Shop and other ministries. Since 2011, she has been chronicling life here on her personal site, Bfth’s Boring Blog.

Many, many more Veronans have written or taken pictures and videos for MyVeronaNJ, and the list of contributors grows daily. MyVeronaNJ is also a proud sponsor of Verona High School’s senior internship program, Capstone. With them and you, we are building a news website by the community and for the community. If you want to share your journalism talents with us, contact Virginia at MyVeronaNJ dot com.


Linette Mathewson

Ad Sales Director Linette Mathewson has lived in Verona for more than 10 years and keeps busy with her two girls saying, “My girls’ fervor for life never ceases to amaze me!” Originally from a small town in upstate New York, Linette appreciates a close-knit community and understands the importance of supporting local events and businesses. With 20 years experience in educational publishing, joining the MyVeronaNJ team is a perfect way to stay linked to her roots and help local businesses thrive and prosper through advertising on MyVeronaNJ.com. Reach her at Linette at MyVeronaNJ dot com.


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In keeping with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines on endorsements and testimonials, MyVeronaNJ.com mandates that neither its staff nor its freelancers receive cash or in-kind compensation for their work from companies they are writing about. In plain English, this means that we pay for our own meals when we review a restaurant and buy our own ingredients when we cook.

MyVeronaNJ.com will correct all reporting errors promptly. All published stories are archived on the site. We do not delete stories once published and we are powerless to change the indexing of search engines such as Google and Bing.

We owe our fabulous logo–and a huge debt of gratitude–to Amelia Fabian and Tony Vecchione at Big Yellow Taxi. Verona resident Julia Martin Langan was a co-founder of MyVeronaNJ.com.

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