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Newark Teacher Killed In Verona Remembered

A woman who died after being hit by a car after she crossed Bloomfield Avenue in Verona Tuesday night has been identified as a Newark school teacher named Marie Trusits.

On Thursday, friends and family remembered her as a creative and lively person who loved to make students and friends laugh.

'Jerseylicious' Girls Night Out at Verona Salon

Building on its "Jerseylicious" success, Anthony Robert Salon in Verona has expanded not only its location, but also its services.

After re-opening a new Bloomfield Avenue salon, the business is also expanding its menu for its clients.

For instance, the salon is offering a new Girls Night Out Blow-Out Lounge the last Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the salon, located at 279 Bloomfield Ave.

The service includes a blow-out from one of the salons stylists, music, appetizers and a chance to purchase the latest fashions from local vendors.

Underage Drunk Man, Verona Inn Get Ticket

A 19-year-old North Caldwell man, who was apparently drunk and began an argument with a group of women in a parking lot across the street from the Verona Inn on Bloomfield Avenue, was issued a summons for public intoxication by Verona police.

Police also cited the Verona Inn, 642 Bloomfield Ave., which opened several months ago, for serving someone underage.

Yankee Pitcher CC Sabathia Wows Verona

Three hundred boys and girls stood on baseball diamonds at Verona High School Thursday morning waiting patiently for the arrival of New York Yankee starting pitcher CC Sabathia for the start of The PlayStation CC Sabathia Baseball ProCamp.

Under a hot morning sun, the children came from all over New Jersey to learn the fundamentals of baseball from top coaches in the area, and New York Yankee CC Sabathia himself.

October Snowstorm Took Toll on Trees

t’s been almost a year since the rare  pummeled most of Northern New Jersey, but Verona Shade Tree Commission Chairman Bob Dickison says the township trees are still haven’t fully recovered.

Nearly 600 township trees were affected by the storm, Dickison said and township trees are “about 60 percent back to where we were.”

“Later on in the planting season, either this fall or next spring,” Dickison said, “we will try to get the remainder in.”

Polles: School Construction Done by September

While Cedar Grove students have spent their summer going to camp, swimming, spending time outdoors and relaxing, the Cedar Grove School District has been hard at work on four new projects to revitalize the schools for September.

Four schools — Leonard R. Parks Elementary School, North End Elementary School, South End Elementary School and Cedar Grove High School — are each undergoing roof facelifts.

Verona Educator D.C.-Bound for Convention

With 35 years of educational experience in both suburban and urban public schools, Verona resident Terry Moore considers himself a curriculum activist who fought to change and improve school curriculums to be more progressive.

Cedar Grove Kids Go For Gold

Olympic gold medals were at stake Tuesday in Cedar Grove as the Cedar Grove Library presented a Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games event for children six and older.

Children celebrated the Games by playing different Olympic events on Nintendo Wii’s, accompanied by some of their favorite video game characters.

“I thought it would fit in perfectly with the Olympic games and generate some excitement for our Wii events,” said Youth Services Librarian Natalie Cheetham.


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