Sunday, June 16, 2013
The Verona-Cedar Grove Patch Facebook page is a great way to keep on top of local headlines.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Township residents pay 6.7 percent less than state average in auto insurance costs thanks to Montclair grouping, low crime rate and other figures.
Garden State residents continue to lead the nation in the cost of auto insurance – and that number may be climbing, according to a recently published report. But in a twist for Essex County residents, especially those in Verona and Cedar Grove, residents there pay less than the statewide average in premiums – and they have Montclair to thank for it, a published report Tuesday said. Residents of both townships belong to the greater Montclair territory based as their zip codes and because of that, they ranked as the 21st lowest location out of 49 in the state, according to onlineautoinsurance.com and published on NorthJersey.com. That means the average quote for Verona and Cedar Grove is $1,990, or 6.7 percent lower than the $2,130 statewide…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Andrea Jordan and Gene Leporati were awarded at the NJSIAA and NJSCA awards luncheon.
Two Verona Coaches were recognized on Sunday, April 14, at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) awards luncheon at the Pines Manor in Edison. Andrea Jordan, Health and Physical Education teacher at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, was honored by the National Federation of Coaches as a state winner for her distinguished background, experience, service and promotion in swimming, said Verona Athletic Director Gary Farishian. Girls Track Coach Gene Leporati was also inducted in to the State Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Leporati joins other great Verona coaches in the State Coaches Hall of Fame behind, Al Rotella, George Stiefbold, and Bob Graham, said Farishian. …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Verona High School graduate, who spent time with both Jets and Giants, inks two-year pact with AFC West team.
Verona High School graduate Dan DePalma has signed with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, according to published report. The 23-year-old 5-foot, 11-inch wide receiver, has previously seen practice squad and pre-season action with both the Jets and Giants, signed a two-year deal with the team, according to a NorthJersey.com report. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. DePalma, a 2007 graduate who attended West Chester University in Pennsylvania, will compete for a spot on the 53-man roster for playing time, the report said. He joins fellow Hillbilly Anthony Fasano, who recently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent after playing tight end with the Miami Dolphins, in the AFC West division.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Essex Running Club vice president says all local runner accounted for after bombs disrupt race.
Updated 10:15 p.m. The entire group of Verona and Cedar Grove residents who ran in Monday’s Boston Marathon are reportedly safe after a series of explosions erupted near the finish line of the race, an official with the Essex Runners Club said. Runners Club Vice President Desmond Duncker said in an email to Patch club members Dan Smith of Cedar Grove and David Taliaferro of Verona completed the course “long before the bombs went off.” Duncker said the group was able to determine all local runners were in a safe location after several Facebook posts. “Thanks to technology we were able to determine everyone was safe!” Duncker wrote. In addition, “Mick Close who lived on Bortic Road for many, many years until his wife died of cancer a few …
Three Verona residents and one Cedar Grove resident were registered for the Boston Marathon, where two explosions killed at least 2 and injured many more.
A Verona resident who ran in Monday's Boston Marathon is OK, according to a family member. Douglas Taliaferro completed the race at 1:50 p.m., about an hour before the first explosion at the finish line, according the Boston Marathon's website. Taliaferro is currently in Boston and confirmed he was not injured, a family member said. Verona residents Jane L. Coogan, 33, and Timothy Decker, as well as Cedar Grove resident Daniel Smith, 51, were also registered to participate, the marathon's website reports. Coogan was reported to have finished the race at 2:06 p.m. and Smith was reported to have finished at 1:17 p.m.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Local resident received a Facebook message from her potential sibling who was born on the same day in the same city and also put up for adoption.
A Verona woman may have found her long-lost twin sister after receiving a message on social media from a woman who looks remarkably similar, according to a published report Monday. Samantha Futerman of Verona received a Facebook message from Anais Bordier, a woman of the same age living in France, who saw her on YouTube, she told NJ.com. Both were born on the same day, in the same city in South Korea, and both were put up for adoption. They also share similar interests. The potential siblings are trying to raise money to make a documentary of the first time they met as well as pay for a DNA test to confirm their suspicions.
Several Verona and Cedar Grove residents were recognized for their recent accomplishments.
Verona and Cedar Grove are both full of accomplished people, as well as celebrities like as celebrities like NFL star Anthony Fasano and comedian and actor Jay Mohr, both of Verona and Chef Amanda Freitag of Cedar Grove. Local residents are never short of achievements. Brendan M. Walsh of Verona Verona attorney Brendan M. Walsh of Pashman Stein, P.C. was recently honored as an up-and-coming under 40 lawyer by New Jersey Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Artist Christina Saj of Cedar Grove Cedar Grove resident artist Christina Saj was recently featured on Alpha Omega Arts as their …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Agency project scientist Anne Douglas was selected for the 2013 Know Your Earth 3.0 Local Connections program.
Verona native Anne Douglass, a project scientist for NASA, will join other scientists Wednesday, April 3 in a special program that focuses on understanding our planet and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Douglass is one of 22 scientists and engineers from NASA Earth science projects and missions participating in the 2013 Know Your Earth 3.0 Local Connections program. “NASA's Know Your Earth project is an education and public outreach activity that seeks to show the public that NASA uses the unique vantage point of space to answer questions about our home planet,” NASA officials said. “Each [Earth-Observing] mission has selected a scientist or engineer to be featured on NASA websites throughout …
Seven candidates, including three incumbents and four challengers, will answer questions in a televised public forum April 9.
Verona Township Council candidates are expected to take the stage Tuesday, April 9 for a debate-style public forum, hosted by the Verona Chamber of Commerce and the Verona-Cedar Grove Times. The free forum is open to the public and will feature the three incumbents and four challengers answering questions posed by Verona Chamber of Commerce Vice President Alex Graziano and Verona-Cedar Grove Times Editor Lillian Ortiz. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Verona Community Center Ballroom, located at 880 Bloomfield Ave. "We are formulating questions to ask the candidates relating to the interests of both the business and residential community," said Chamber Promotions Chairman Scott Drukker. Members of the Verona Chamber of Commerce may …