• Memorial Day 2019

    A large crowd gathered under bright sunshine in front of Town Hall on Monday morning to commemorate Memorial Day and remember the young men of Verona who gave their lives in service to their country. The parade...

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  • The Names Of Memorial Day

    As the patriotic music plays on Monday in front of Town Hall and the Cub Scouts plant the small American flags at the base of the historic doughboy monument, listen to the names being read. They are...

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  • Vote Wednesday To Help Veteran’s Charity Win $25K

    Backpacks For Life, the charity started by Verona native Brett D’Alessandro, was recently nominated to compete for a $25,000 grant from a veteran-owned business called StreetShares. Backpacks For Life is currently in second place and today, Wednesday,...

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  • When Singing Stopped A War

    The first battle of Fallujah unfolded as David Darrow was a senior at Verona High School. The second battle for that Iraqi city followed, as did Operation Desert Shield, civil wars in Libya and Syria, and countless...

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  • Veterans Day 2018

    A large crowd braved the cold this morning to gather on the steps of Verona Town Hall to mark Veterans Day, on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Mayor Kevin Ryan delivered a...

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  • Congresswoman-Elect Sherrill Honored At Essex Veterans Event

    Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) shares a light moment with Navy veteran William D. Squires and Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill at the Ninth Annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park...

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  • VHS Grad Launches Kickstarter For Homeless Veterans

    Since 2014, Brett D’Alessandro has been working to make the lives of homeless veterans easier. Through his non-profit, Backpacks For Life, he filled donated backpacks with a variety of donated supplies, including clothing, toiletries and information on...

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  • Service Academy Nomination Deadline Oct. 15

    Attention Verona High School seniors: The deadline for submitting applications to the office of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen for service academy nominations is 5 p.m. on Monday, October 15. That means that if you want to attend the...

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  • What’s Next For VHS ’18: The Army

    “The only thing I knew was that I love this country to death,” says Andrew McPhail, “and I wanted a career that could fill me with pride and honor.” During his senior year at Verona High School,...

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  • VHS Collects Supplies For U.S. Troops

    May is Military Appreciation Month, and students at Verona High School have been doing their part to support the troops by collecting a wide variety of supplies to send to our military personnel. The students are looking...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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