Thursday, April 25, 2013
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. Wednesday announced a $1.5 million renovation to Kip's Castle Park in Verona.
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. unveiled the county’s Kip’s Castle renovation plans Wednesday designed to bring the century-old home into the 21st century while maintaining its historical integrity. On hand to hear the county executive describe Phase One of the renovation project at the summit of Kip's Castle Park were Verona Mayor Frank Sapienza, Deputy Mayor Bob Manley, Verona Township Manager Joseph Martin, Kip's Castle Conservancy members Anthony Ambrosio and Jane Eliasof, as well as Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura “We have restored the roadways, paths and lighting with grant money from Green Acres and open space,” DiVincenzo said. “We will complete phase after phase until…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Vehicle chased by Glen Ridge and Montclair police before crashing through fence.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 8
Glen Ridge and Montclair police chased a van allegedly stolen by a Newark man belonging to a Verona business on April 5 throughout both townships before the vehicle crashed and stopped, a published report said Monday. Clinton Perry, 49, allegedly jumped in the truck, parked at Hurrell Field in Glen Ridge, and drove away, Lt. Fred Egnezzo of the Glen Ridge Police Department told NorthJersey.com. The van, owned by Hillcrest Farms in Verona, was then chased through both townships before an eyewitness said “the van seemed to have lost control after hitting a bump in the road.” "At that point, the vehicle sideswiped a navy Honda sports utility vehicle and crashed into a fence and two other vehicles, sedans, parked on adjoining lots at the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Verona Rescue Squad learned how to rescue a victim from a frozen lake.
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. "No one has fallen into the lake in recent years, but in the past there have been incidences, long before my time,” said Verona Rescue Squad Captain Tim McLoughlin, who has been with the squad nearly 10 years. Verona Rescue Squad President Sue DeWitt has also never seen an ice rescue in Verona in her 33 years on the squad. However, incidences like the two boys who were recently killed after falling through the ice at Budd Lake always keep the squad in check and remind them …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top headlines from around Essex County.
A North Caldwell man was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with transporting a PVC pipe stuffed with explosives without a permit, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. A nursing home worker and her friend accused of posting a Facebook photo of an elderly patient's genitalia were indicted Monday, the Attorney General's office announced. Millburn police are searching for a man who stole almost $80,000 in Rolex watches from Ross Simons in The Mall at Short Hills on Nov. 28. Bomb threats at both Roosevelt Middle School and the Jewish Community Center in West Orange forced the evacuation of both buildings Monday, police said. Marijuana has arrived in Montclair. Greenleaf Compassion Center, located at 395 Bloomfield Ave., opened …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Each week Patch highlights some of the top headlines from around Essex County
The Maplewood Township Committee recently adopted a resolution recommending the state Board of Public Utilities and the state Legislature… The Cedar Grove Board of Education finalized and approved a contract with the district's teacher's union during its public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27.… Another Bloomfield gas station is being sued by the state for price gouging following Hurricane Sandy. Jenny’s Shell Station, at 461 Bloomfield Ave., was… A 17-year-old Verona youth was arrested Thanksgiving night when he sped off as police attempted to stop his car for speeding, Cedar… A 23-year-old city man was among nine people arrested on narcotics charges following an early-morning raid in Orange Thursday... Thursday's morning commute into …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A meet and greet reception with Senator Frank Lautenberg will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Annin Flag Company, 163 Bloomfield Ave., in Verona.
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) will visit Verona's Annin Flag Company, one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of flags, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The meet and greet reception will give Verona residents the opportunity for an informal get-together with the Senator while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The event was organized by Verona Councilman Michael Nochimson with all funds going towards the Nochimson Now Campaign. “This is an informal reception I am having for myself and it's nice of the Senator to stop by,” Nochimson said. “It will be a nice evening out at the United States' oldest flag maker that benefits Annin and will be a nice night out for the residents of Verona.” Annin & Company, Verona's own …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Hiral Udawat quit her job as a financial project manager to bring the vegan bakery near Montclair.
Hiral Udawat, owner and manager of Cupcraze Bakery, at 534 Bloomfield Ave., in Verona is the third all-vegan bakery to open in New Jersey. Cupcraze offers all vegan, egg and dairy free, cupcakes, cookies and cakes all made to order, as well as gluten free items all made with organic and natural ingredients. Udawat uses vegan butter and things like fruit puree and apple sauce in place of eggs. The bakery opened on Oct. 3 and has already drawn a big response from residents. “We've been busy receiving a bunch of cake orders and we have only been open a few weeks,” said Udawat. “We have had an amazing response, have great support from the community, we are thrilled.” Cupcraze has been seeing a lot of customers from Verona, Cedar Grove and …