Mechanical Failure, Arrests and Schools Top Local News
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The axle on an Essex County Public Works truck broke off at the intersection of Grove and West Bradford avenues in Cedar Grove Thursday afternoon, causing traffic delays in the area.
Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet said no injuries were reported and no other cars were involved when the truck’s rear axle broke off the vehicle at around 12:35 p.m.
A 19-year-old township resident was arrested following a spree of graffiti-related incidents The incidents occurred on Sept. 27 in the township, officials said.
In a show of solidarity for a new contract, more than 30 teachers and members of the teacher’s union attended the Cedar Grove Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.
Although no teachers commented publicly, one teacher, who did not wish to be identified, said the teachers were at the meeting to show unity because they do not yet have a contract.
Verona voters will have the final say on full-day kindergarten when they vote on Nov. 6, Verona Superintendent of School Steven Forte said Wednesday.
Kindergarteners currently attend three-quarter-long days, but some parents have gone to the board expressing their desire to extend the day.
The National Fire Sprinkler Association, the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., has launched National Fire Prevention Week the week of Oct. 7-13.
National Fire Prevention Week is an annual public awareness campaign to promote fire safety throughout the country.
The grounds of Our Lady of the Lake will be busy this weekend as the parish celebrates with a pair of seasonal festivals.
The weekend kicks off with a free Kinderfest on Friday night featuring rides, carnival games a dunk tank, live music and entertainment for the entire family. Kinderfest takes place from 4-9 p.m. at the church, located at 32 Lakeside Ave. in Verona.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and both the salon and the club are preparing for Sunday’s annual Shades of Pink Fundraiser at the salon.
Eutopia Beauty Studio in Verona held a charity Cut-A-Thon, Wednesday, with $10 haircuts and pink hair extensions for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The reduced-price haircuts benefited Look Good...Feel Better, a non-profit organization that helps to boost the self esteem of cancer patients undergoing treatment.