Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy.
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Verona Township Council walked the site of the proposed Hilltop Athletic fields with Township Engineer Jim Helb.
The Verona Township Council held a special outdoor meeting in the setting sun on Tuesday to tour the wooded area of the Hilltop Reservation destined to become new athletic fields and walking paths. Council members, along with the Recreation Committee, representatives of various sports groups and Verona residents got a first-hand tour from Township Engineer Jim Helb, who showed the group exactly what Phase II of the Hilltop Project will entail. The Verona border was extended so that everything up to and 10 feet past White Rock Road is part of Verona, Helb told the crowd. The extension will make it easier for maintenance, access and policing, he said. “There's a lot of work to be done here,” said Helb, as he walked the grounds pointing to …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Personette Avenue in Verona will be getting new gates to help ease traffic congestion.
Tuesday, May 21
Verona's Personette Avenue will be seeing a new type of gate called a trombone to help ease the traffic congestion, according to a recently published report. The trombone will facilitate westbound traffic while discouraging drivers from going down the wrong direction of the one-way Personette Avenue, township engineer Jim Helb told NorthJersey.com. The project will be paid in part by a New Jersey Department of Transportation Grant of $200,000, which also includes paving the road. The work should begin in June and take about six weeks to complete, said Helb. "We're going to have a very aggressive construction schedule," he added. "I think this is going to be a great project."
Monday, May 20, 2013
Cedar Grove Councilman Joseph Chiusolo pens Patch Letter to the Editor.
Monday, May 20
I would like to thank the voters of Cedar Grove for supporting my re-election to our town council. I would also like to thank the many residents who allowed me to place a sign on their lawn and for the many volunteers who helped during the campaign. I am committed to working hard for all the residents of our community along with my fellow council members and town manager in keeping our local taxes the lowest in Essex County, yet providing the residents with the finest municipal services. As we continue to improve the infrastructure of Cedar Grove, I encourage the residents to be vocal at our council meetings or by reaching out to me with your thoughts and concerns. My campaign slogan has been to put “Cedar Grove First” and we can continue …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Incumbent declared winner of Tuesday's municipal election by slim margin over challenger Rich Williamson.
Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin announced incumbent Bob Manley retained his seat on the Verona Township Council by a lone vote in Tuesday's municipal elections, after seven provisional ballots were counted Thursday in Newark. When the unofficial election results came in from the May 14 election, challenger Rich Williamson was ahead with 975 votes, while Manley had 973 votes. After absentee ballots were counted the results were even closer, with Manley holding a razor-thin 1,009-1,008 lead. When the provisional ballots were counted by the Essex County Clerk's Office Thursday, the results remained in favor of Manley. “I want to thank Rich Williamson for being the class guy that he is,” said Manley, who added that Williamson was the first to …
The Essex County Clerk's Office will count the provisional ballots at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, to determine a winner of Verona's Municipal Elections.
With Verona candidates Bob Manley and Rich Williamson just one vote away at the polls, the election is too close to call, until the Essex County Clerk's Office opens the provisional ballots. The provisional ballots will be counted on Thursday, May 16, at 5 p.m. at the Essex County Clerk's Office, located at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in Newark. There are seven provisional ballots to be counted, which will determine the outcome of the election, according to the Essex County Clerk's Office. When the unofficial election results came in from the Tuesday, May 14 election, Williamson was ahead with 975, while Manley had 973. After absentee ballots were counted the results were even closer, Manley with 1,009 and Williamson with 1,008. …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2013 municipal election voter turnout holds steady from previous year's numbers.
The number of voters who turned out for Tuesday’s Verona and Cedar Grove 2013 municipal elections held steady from previous year’s numbers, with less than 30 percent of registered voters heading to the polls, according to figures released from the Essex County clerk’s office. In Cedar Grove, 2,435 of the 8,965 township’s registered voters, or 27.1 percent, cast their ballot on Tuesday. In Verona, 2,207 of the 10,394 registered voters, or 21.2 percent, turned out to the polls. Overall in Essex County, which included municipal elections in South Orange for members of the village’s board of trustees, 16.9 percent of registered voters actually voted on May 14. According to the Essex County Clerk website, only 16.5 percent of registered voters …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Unofficial results from Essex County Clerk put Verona's Bob Manley up on Rich Williamson by single vote.
Verona and Cedar Grove residents have decided to maintain the status quo voting their incumbents back into office, according to unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk's Office. In Verona, incumbents Kevin Ryan and Jay Sniatkowski won with 1,153 and 1,036 votes, respectively. Incumbent Bob Manley eeked out a victory over challenger Rich Williamson by a single vote, with Manley garnering 1,009 votes and Williamson 1008. Manley isn't celebrating just yet, however. “It's extremely close,” said Manley just after the numbers came in Tuesday night. “I think we have to wait for the county to do a final count, but hopefully it will be good news.” Williamson was not immediately available for comment. The makeup of the council will stay the …
Polls close at 8 p.m. and results are typically available after 9 p.m. through the Essex County Clerk's office.
Things are running smoothly as voters in Verona and Cedar Grove take to the polls to cast ballots for municipal candidates. “So far so good,” Verona Municipal Clerk Susan Neale reported Tuesday afternoon. The voter turnout for the election remains to be seen, but poll workers in Verona are reporting that voting has been steady. However, municipal elections tend to have a low turnout, said Cedar Grove Assistant Clerk Martina Meding. According to the Essex County Clerk website, only 16.5 percent of registered voters in Essex County cast their ballot in the 209 municipal elections and only 14.5 percent of voters turned out for the municipal elections in 2011. Polls close in each town at 8 p.m. and unofficial results are …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here is what you need to know before going out to vote on May 14.
Verona and Cedar Grove council candidates are urging residents to come to the polls to cast their vote on Tuesday, May 14. “I would hope we have a lot of enthusiasm, not only to vote and decide who you feel best supports the town, but to get out there and vote because that's a freedom that we have,” said Cedar Grove candidate Joseph Chiusolo. The Verona Chamber of Commerce and Verona-Cedar Grove Times held a public forum for candidates to discuss and debate issues. The Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce held a meet and greet where the candidates gave short speeches and interacted with members of the community. Now it's up to the voters to decide who will serve on each council. There are three seats open for the Verona Township Council with …