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Teacher Sex Scandal and Chris Christie Visit Top Local News

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Former Teacher Of The Year Accepts Plea In Teen Sex Case

NORTH JERSEY --  The West Orange High School female English teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19 to endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office.

Before a crowd of more than 300 people Tuesday night, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. heralded Essex County’s most significant accomplishments in his 10th annual State of the County address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove.

Verona Debates Televising Budget Workshop

The Verona Township Council is scheduled to start its yearly budget workshop on Monday, Feb. 25, but whether the meetings are televised is still up for debate.

Newark Man Arrested for Forged Prescription

Cedar Grove police arrested a 46-year-old Newark man on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8:44 p.m. after he tried to obtain a forged prescription from the CVS Pharmacy at 387 Pompton Ave. in the township, officials said.

Verona Holds Ice Rescue Training in Verona Park

Members of the Verona Rescue Squad took an icy plunge into Verona Park Lake Sunday as part of a yearly recertification ice rescue program.

To assist potential victims, the rescue squad had to simulate someone falling through the ice to practice their rescue techniques.

Verona BOE Debates School Security Plan

The Verona Board of Education discussed creating a new position to concentrate exclusively on school safety versus hiring an outside safety auditor, .

Fate of Cedar Grove Church Expansion Remains Uncertain

When the Cedar Grove Zoning Board next meets on Tuesday, March 12, it’s unsure if the panel will revisit a local church’s request to expand.

Thee Tobacco Store Celebrating 34th year in Verona

If you have driven up Bloomfield Avenue sometime within the last 30 years, then you have probably noticed a large cigar store Native American greeting you on your way.

The Native American is an old friend to Verona and the long-time mascot of Thee Tobacco Store, located at 405 Bloomfield Ave. in Verona.

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