Contractor Sentenced, TCI Moves to Livingston in Top Local News
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A Cedar Grove contractor, who spent thousands of dollars bribing a Union County port employee to steer business his way, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.
Louis Gargiulo, 58, spent thousands of dollars between 2000 and 2011 providing kickbacks to Donald Olesky, who was then the director of facilities maintenance at Maher Terminal, Port Elizabeth.
After nearly 50 years at the same Verona location, officials at The Children’s Institute have announced the high school and a new adult school will be moving to Livingston beginning next week.
TCI spokeswoman Ann Dassing said the school was outgrowing the cramped Verona campus spaces at 1 Sunset Ave. and needed to resolve the situation.
A Verona woman who reported to police her handbag was stolen from her back porch was surprised to get a call from a woman saying she had the bag.
But the Verona woman had to call police a second time, after the woman on the phone offered to return the handbag after a “finder’s fee” was paid.
A 48-year-old West Orange man was arrested after he tried to pick up a prescription from a pharmacy while he was allegedly under the influence of a drug.
Cedar Grove police said Scott P. Dellosso allegedly drove to the CVS Pharmacy at 387 Pompton Ave. in Cedar Grove and was waiting for the prescription in the parking lot when witnesses said he appeared disoriented and called police.
Cedar Grove police are asking for the public’s help in solving a weekend burglary of a Brunswick Road home.
The homeowner told police someone broke into his home sometime between Thursday, Aug. 30 and Monday by forcing open a ground-floor window.
The issue of whether to use pesticides on Verona’s athletic fields has not yet been resolved.
So the council has agreed to try an experiment – use pesticides on one field, use only organic treatment on another, and leave a third field as the control to measure against the others.
Police snagged dozens of motorists for failing to stop for pedestrians in Caldwell crosswalks Thursday.
The blitz was part of an operation designed to educate police officers, but it turned out to be a lesson for drivers, too.
Students at F.N. Brown Middle School were excited to meet their new teachers and use their new school supplies, but mostly they were thrilled to see their classmates and exchange stories from the summer.
Some kindergarteners were happy to recognize familiar faces from their preschools while others seemed apprehensive about embarking into uncharted territory: elementary school.