Medevac, $8 Gas Prices and 9/11 Memorials Top Local News
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A man with multiple stab wounds was airlifted to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson Monday after a medical rescue helicopter landed on a Verona field.
Witnesses said the man, whose name was not released, appeared to be in his 50s. Because of his wounds, the man needed to be transported to the nearest trauma hospital.
Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber said the initial indication was the man was stabbed, but he could not release further details citing health privacy laws.
Harjinder Kehal, owner of the LukOil gas station at 655 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona, has seen it all in his 15 years as gasoline franchise dealer in Verona.
That is, until this Wednesday.
At around 10:30 Wednesday, Kehal joined about 50 other LukOil's around the state setting the price of gasoline on his pumps at more than $8 a gallon to protest the extra 5 to 20 cents LukOil suppliers charge franchisees.
Verona officials and residents joined religious leaders Tuesday morning to remember the two township residents who died when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Mayor Frank Sapienza led a moment of silence to recognize and remember William J. Erwin and Stephen L. Roach.
“Let us not forget the men and women who lost their lives 11 years ago this day,” Sapienza implored the crowd. “Keep them in your thoughts as well as the men and women who are currently serving in our military.”
When the Cedar Grove Township Council unanimously approved a measure Monday night to eliminate stipends for all council members, they left the door slightly ajar for stipends to return in the future.
Although he wished to make the measure permanent, Township Attorney Thomas Scrivo informed the council they do not have the authority to do that.
As kindergartener John Cicero raced down Stevens Avenue in Cedar Grove to his first day of school at the North End School, his father, also named John, struggled to keep up while he tried to shoot video of the day.
His father was not the only parent trying to keep up the delicate balancing act.
"His sister, who is in fourth grade, has been putting stories in his head about how fun it is,” said Cicero. “He is very excited to make new friends.”
Are you registered to vote this year?
The recent national political conventions are a good reminder to check if you are registered to vote in November.
The deadline to register is Oct. 16, or 21 days before the Nov. 6 general election.
Verona Board of Education members announced Tuesday night both the high school and middle school graduations would take place at Caldwell College beginning next spring.
The board discussed changing the site of the graduations to the college during a previous meeting.
Weather has played a big part in this decision, Superintendent Steven Forte said previously.