• County Brings COVID Testing To Verona

    Essex County will offer free, drive-in testing for COVID-19 at the Verona Pool on Tuesday, September 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Essex County residents age 8 and older, with or without symptoms, are encouraged to get...

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  • Superintendent Suspends Extracurricular Activities After Weekend Party Raises COVID Concerns

    Superintendent Dr. Rui Dionisio has suspended all school extracurricular activities after a weekend party in the woods off Howell Drive allegedly involving a large number of Verona High School students raised concerns for an outbreak of COVID-19....

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  • Montclair YMCA To Re-Open Park Street Branch

    After closing its facilities on March 13 due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the YMCA of Montclair will reopen its Park Street Branch to its members at 25% capacity with advanced registration. Since July, the YMCA of Montclair...

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  • School Reopening Plan Moves Away From In-Person Learning For Most Students

    The big announcement came more than 60 minutes into last night’s Board of Education meeting: Verona’s schools will be stepping back from having some in-person learning for most students. The schools will now reopen under stage 2...

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  • Schools Issue Face Covering Guidelines

    While Verona’s public schools have yet to say which one of their four re-opening options they will choose for the fall, they are now issuing guidance on face masks. These will be required for anyone in a...

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  • Happy Birthday, Blue Hippo

    Two years ago, Monica Cleary’s goal was to create a European-style cafe in the center of Verona. Locally owned, with an emphasis on great coffee and inviting food, and space to linger over both. The kind of...

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  • How NJ’s New Color-Coded COVID Map Is Meant To Help Schools Assess Fall Reopening Plans

    Title: COVID-19 Activity Level Report Source: The New Jersey Department of Health produces the report based on coronavirus test results submitted by laboratories and health care providers to the state’s Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System, which is used...

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  • Superintendent’s Corner: A Phased-In Approach To Reopening Schools

    Dear Verona Parents, Guardians and Staff, The past several months have presented significant challenges, and I want to thank you for your flexibility, dedication, and professionalism as we navigate this public health crisis and the reopening of...

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  • NJ’s Powerful Teachers Union Says Remote Learning This Fall

    This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey’s largest teachers union along with its...

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  • How Much Has NJ Spent Battling COVID-19? $573 Million And Counting

    This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey spent more than $573 million on...

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