Townhouses Approved, Labor Day, Remembering Irene Top Local News
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The Verona Planning Board gave final approval to a plan to build condominiums on Durrell Street, despite objections from a group of neighbors who have filed a lawsuit against the project.
The measure – to build new condominiums at the site of the former Bahr Lumber and Hardware site at 37-47 Durrell Street – was originally passed at the board’s July 26 meeting. The plan received final approval on Aug. 23.
Students who fail to receive a passing grade for a course in three of the six marking periods throughout the school year could be required to repeat the course under a proposed policy discussed by the Verona Board of Education Tuesday night.
Students currently receive six grades during the school year — one for each of the four marking periods, one midterm grade and one final grade.
Township officials in both Cedar Grove and Verona are confident they’ve learned their lesson from Hurricane Irene as the one-year anniversary arrived today.
Verona Deputy Mayor Bob Manley said the township had emergency meetings every day leading up to the storm and afterwards to “discuss how we were handling certain things.”
These meetings, and a “lessons-learned” meeting afterward the storm, allowed the township “to come up with a number of plans of action to incorporate at any time,” Manley said.
A sinkhole has closed the Verona High School football field and may postpone the first home game scheduled for Sept. 22, district officials said
Officials are unsure if the field will be usable for any events this year.
Sue Waldman lives in Verona where she works as a psychotherapist, life coach and self-described busybody.
But she can now add the title ‘author’ to her stable of job descriptions.
She recently contributed a chapter to a new book called “Jersey Women Mean Business – Big, Bold Business Advice,” which is aimed to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and stay inspired. The book is available on Amazon.com.
When former professional football player Mark Gastineau left the New York Jets in 1988, his life took a turn for the worse.
The former defensive end got into drugs and had several run-ins with the law — including serving 18 months in jail in 2000 for hitting his estranged wife.
Now sober, Gastineau took his positive message to the children of Verona when he appeared Saturday as an ambassador for ChildCryNYC.org, an organization devoted to feeding children around the world.