Thursday, March 14, 2013
Stacy Kilkenny, who lives on High Point in Cedar Grove is among the four candidates running for three seats on the Cedar Grove Township Council.
Thursday, March 14
Stacy Kilkenny has lived in Cedar Grove for the past eight years and has been contempleting running for council for several months. Kilkenny will challenger incumbents John Zunic, Joseph Chiusolo and E. Romeo Longo for a seat on the Cedar Grove Township Council. What issues are important to you as a resident? "It is important to me to have a council that represents the town demographically. I think that the current Cedar Grove Town Council and township manager have achieved excellence in keeping municipal taxes low. Low taxes are very important to me as a resident." Why do you want to be on the council? "I think it’s important to have diversity on the Cedar Grove Town Council, and consideration for all perspectives before decisions are …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
$27 million budget means $103.06 as the average property tax on an average assessed home of $466,200, said Cedar Grove Superintendent Dr. Gene Polles.
The Cedar Grove Board of Education began presenting numbers for its proposed 2013-14 budget with a 2 percent cap during Tuesday night's meeting. Under the proposed $27,709,528 budget, Superintendent Dr. Gene Polles said, "We are looking at $103.06 as the average property tax on an average assessed home of $466,200.” Administrators presented the budget for technology, curriculum, special education, athletics and co-curricular activities Tuesday. Technology Informational Technology Director James Walsh presented current forms of technology used throughout the district and highlighted some needed improvements. The district is looking to purchase between 100 and 200 new Chrome books, notebooks and iPads which will be needed for new Partnership…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Four candidates are running for three seats in Cedar Grove, while seven candidates compete for three seats in Verona.
Verona and Cedar Grove’s May 14 council election will feature crowded fields as incumbents, former council members and newcomers have filed to run for seats with clerks in each town. In Cedar Grove, incumbents John Zunic, Joseph Chiusolo and E. Romeo Longo are each seeking re-election, according to officials in the Cedar Grove Clerk’s office. Challenger Stacy Kilkenny of High Point has also announced her candidacy. Kilkenny has lived in Cedar Grove for eight years and has been contemplating running for several months, she said. Meanwhile, seven candidates have filed to contest for three open seats on the Verona Township Council. Incumbents Bob Manley, Kevin Ryan and Jay Sniatkowski have all submitted applications for their candidacy, said …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Store offers a wide selection of wine, liquor and beer.
Buy Rite Liquors in Cedar Grove is getting ready to celebrate its one-year anniversary in the ownship. Co-owner Ed Grasso isn't sure what's in store for the anniversary just yet, but he may be planning something special for the March 29. “We offer a diverse selection of wines and liquors and we also specialize in craft beers,” said Grasso. They sell all the standard beers like Budweiser, which has a loyal following, but also sell a lot of Sam Adams and local favorites like Cricket Hill, which is brewed in Fairfield. “What's most popular is the seasonals,” said Grasso. “People love the pumpkin ales but we sell a lot of summer and winter seasonals as well.” Grasso is a wine drinker, he says, and is always happy to provide a recommendation …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Cedar Grove blogger begins "pre-hap" for torn ACL.
Cedar Grove Schools Celebrate Read Across America.
Throughout the week of Feb. 25, Cedar Grove Schools held many activities for Read Across America, which also coincides with Dr. Seuss' birthday. Mayor Peter Tanella, Superintendent Dr. Gene Polles and other administrators read popular Dr. Seuss books to students. Read Across America is not over yet, with many more books, activities and events planned at North End School. Students in all grades have Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time every day during homeroom and after lunch. North End Principal Traci Dyer has also challenged every pre-k class to read 25 books and grades one through four to read 50 books between January and February. If they pass the challenge, Ms. Dyer will dress up as a princess on Friday, March 8 and will have to kiss …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Verona and Cedar Grove Seniors will be heading to Atlantic City to compete in the 2013 State Wrestling Tournament.
Verona and Cedar Grove High School Seniors will be heading to Atlantic City to compete in the 2013 State Wrestling Tournament. The top three wrestlers in each weight class moved on to compete in Atlantic City. Verona Senior Frank Greco, 182 lbs., placed first at the Region 4 Championships at West Orange on Saturday, March 2. Verona Senior Joe Cordasco, 170 lbs.Placed third. Cedar Grove Senior Vin Cordasco, 220 lbs., won third place and will be heading to Atlantic City to represent the Panthers. The competition begins Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Click here for the schedule. Click here to watch NJ.com's weight class preview for Frank Greco at the 2013 NJSIAA wrestling tournament in Atlantic City.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here is the Verona-Cedar Grove guide to recycling all of your old things, from paper and glass to clothes and toys, plus some things you can do to benefit local schools and charities.
Need to find a new home for old computers, toys your kids have outgrown, or paint you're not going to use? Here is our guide to getting stuff out of your basement and into all the right places—that is, everywhere but the landfill. Find out how to recycle everything from cereal box tops to soda tabs in Verona-Cedar Grove. Clothing: Cleaning out your closet gives you the opportunity to help others in need or maybe even make some extra cash. Here are a list of places to donate, sell and recycle unwanted items from your wardrobe. Verona and Cedar Grove residents can head down to Ozone Avenue in Verona to donate to Goodwill. Kids' Clothing: Whether you are looking to donate clothes or sell them for next year's school wardrobe fund, here are …
Cedar Grove Mayor Peter Tanella reads Horton Hears a Who! to second grade students at South End School.
Cedar Grove Mayor Peter Tanella visited South End School on Friday to celebrate Read Across America. Tanella read Horton Hears a Who! to second grade students to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cedar Grove's youngest businessmen and businesswomen learn what it takes to succeed in business at Sunday March 3 event at Cedar Grove High School.
Student entrepreneurs will once again learn what it takes to start and run a business while making some cash on the side as the third annual TREP$ Marketplace returns to Cedar Grove. For the past two years, fifth grade through eighth students in the district have learned different aspects of running a business by creating a business model and then put it into action for a bazaar-style market attended by their peers, parents and teachers. “We have more students this year than in the past with just over 200 students with 160 booths,” said Cedar Grove Memorial Middle School Principal Richard Mangili. “It has grown so much and become so successful that we are holding it at the high school because we didn't want to turn anyone away.” The event…