Alleged Made-Up Carjacking, Motorcycle Chase Top Local News
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Verona Police scrambled to clear roads as a stolen Honda led police on a high-speed pursuit through several towns on Tuesday March 5, while a Paterson man allegedly lied about a carjacking in order to get a quicker response time from police.
Two motorcyclists nearly struck a Verona police officer before eluding pursuing police in a high-speed chase through West Orange on Monday, police said.
After months of meetings, testimony, discussion and study, the Verona Zoning Board unanimously voted to deny a controversial Bloomfield Avenue mixed retail and residential development after a 4½-hour meeting Thursday night.
Students attending Verona High School will undergo new security measures under a pilot program slated to begin next week, officials said Wednesday.
Verona and Cedar Grove’s May 14 council election will feature crowded fields as incumbents, former council members and newcomers have filed to run for seats with clerks in each town.
The Verona Township Council continued to outline its 2013-14 budget during a special workshop focusing on the municipal court, code enforcement, engineering and public works and buildings and grounds departments on Monday night.
The Cedar Grove Board of Education began presenting numbers for its proposed 2013-14 budget with a 2 percent cap during Tuesday night's meeting.
Fr. Bob McLaughlin, Pastoral Associate Carol Orlando and Administrative Assistant Dolores Cardinale of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Cedar Grove were in the rectory when the Vatican announced the election of Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires as the new Pope.