Friday, February 15, 2013
Panel will continue developer's Bloomfield Avenue application at March meeting.
After months of zoning board meetings and discussions on a controversial Bloomfield Avenue development, Verona residents were disappointed once again Thursday night when the board adjourned without inching closer to a decision. The board heard testimony for more than three hours before deciding to continue the application at the March 14 meeting. Thursday night's meeting was attended by 25 residents, while close to 100 people attended to give testimony just two nights prior. Residents who had expected the board to reach a decision by the end of the meeting were visibly annoyed at the adjournment. “If it were about community, it would have been over a long time ago,” said resident Terry Moore. “It's all just legalese.” Residents described …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
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. 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 …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Marie Trusits recalled as creative, lively, caring person who loved to make her students and friends laugh.
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. Trustis, 54, a teacher at St. Michael's School in Newark until 2008, was walking across Bloomfield Avenue around 8:52 p.m. when she was struck by an Acura sedan traveling westbound on the street, Verona Police Capt. Mitchell Stern said Thursday. Priscilla Calderon, a 2007 St. Michael’s School graduate, said as a teacher, Trusits had a reputation of being disciplined and made sure her students were well behaved. “She was a soft-spoken teacher,” …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber says Marie Trusits was struck by a car while crossing Bloomfield Avenue at dusk.
[UPDATED 4:30 p.m. Wednesday] A 54-year-old Verona woman killed Tuesday night while crossing Bloomfield Avenue in Verona did not cross in a crosswalk, according to Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber. Marie Trusits was struck by the car at 8:45 p.m. near 370 Bloomfield Ave., Huber said, adding she crossed the street as "it was getting dark." The weather was clear at the time of the accident, he said. Trusits was transported to University Hospital in Newark and pronounced dead. No charges have been filed in the incident and the investigation is continuing. This is a breaking news story. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
PSE&G replaces pole after accident causes power loss for 121 residents and businesses along Bloomfield Avenue Tuesday.
Police have issued a ticket for careless driving to a 60-year-old Montclair man, who crashed his car into a light pole on Tuesday night. The one-car accident on Bloomfield Avenue happened shortly after 6 p.m. near the Annin Flag Company. Verona police say Sanford Brown was driving a Volvo station wagon east on Bloomfield Avenue when he lost control of the car and veered into a light pole. He also nicked a fire hydrant and smashed into a telephone pole before coming to a stop. Brown was uninjured in the accident, Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber said, although rescue squad members at the scene examined him. The accident closed Bloomfield Avenue for an hour, Huber said, and left the roadway partial closed for an hour after that. Tuesday …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Letter: Five-acre property zoned retail and residential rental would add to tax burden, add traffic on Westview Road and Bloomfield Avenue.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
To the Editor: The five-acre property on the corner of Westview Road and Bloomfield Avenue has been purchased by a developer who proposes to build a three-story structure with 63 parking spaces. One third would be retail, two-thirds residential rental. The community is concerned with traffic safety, child safety, and home safety. Not only will the development come and add the burden of costs for additional students at our neighborhood schools (and our taxes), but possibly put them in harm’s way. One of the ingresses/egresses will be on Westview Road. Cars and trucks will be coming in and out of the development directly across from Everett Field, where there are children playing and attending games for nine months. A multitude of cars and …