• Rep. Sherrill Holds First Town Hall

    Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11) kicked off a new era in government today, holding her first town hall, a gathering that was also the first in-person town hall in the 11th congressional district since 2013. Sherrill fielded more than...

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  • Julia Ashley To Play Pro Soccer Abroad

      OK, Verona: Stand up and shout “MOLE” at the top of your lungs. That’s a pretty close approximation of the Swedish word for “goal” and you’re going to need it because Julia Ashley has signed to...

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  • Jarrod Keating Scores 50th Hockey Goal

    There was a big milestone on ice last week for one Verona-Glen Ridge hockey team member: When VGR beat Bayonne 8-2 on January 18, Verona High School senior Jarrod Keating scored his 50th goal. He actually scored...

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  • Serving Today–And Every Day

    Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is observed by our country. In Verona, the schools are closed. Instead of a do nothing day, why not mark the occasion with an act of service? Verona has always...

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  • Zoning Board Votes Down Assisted Living Project

    Six months of testimony hit a brick wall last week as Verona’s Board of Adjustment voted against the key variance needed to develop an assisted living facility on the property now occupied by the Richfield Regency. Kensington...

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  • Verona’s Role In The ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

    Ten years ago today, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed USAirways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, the first step in saving the lives of the 155 people on board. The second step was taken by a 1995...

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  • ‘The Sopranos’ And Verona

    Today, Thursday, January 10, is the 20th anniversary of the premiere of The Sopranos on HBO. How is that a story for Verona? Because a lot of the show was filmed here, and because the show’s creator,...

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  • VHS Choir Pays It Forward With Music

    A week after the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last October, Montclair State University employee Ellie Esposito found a yellow polka-dotted bag on her front porch. Inside it was a mirror and a candle, and attached to the...

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  • Veronans We Lost, 2018

    It is never easy to say goodbye to Verona friends and neighbors, especially when they have been our friends and neighbors for many years.  But that’s life and it is the reality of life in a small...

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  • The Best Books I Read In 2018

    I try to never be without a book and with eBooks, I’m reading more than ever. (Not that I don’t like a good solid book in my hand. I do. ) I keep a running list at...

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