MyVeronaNJ is a new way of looking at local news and events in Verona, New Jersey. Updated frequently throughout the day, it will feature the news, photos and videos that capture the experiences of those who live here, and Verona natives who have moved away. This site depends on you to tell us when local news is breaking by sending us tips, photos and even links to your videos. We also want you to send us news of your community, religious, school, sporting and business events, and notices of meetings, engagements, weddings, promotions and awards. You can send us news as words, photos, and/or videos. Here’s how to reach us: [email protected]. You can also talk to us through Facebook and Twitter. This is your site, Verona, so give us your feedback too, by commenting on our stories. (Remember, this is a family-friendly site.)
MyVeronaNJ has been created by Julia Martin Langan and Virginia Citrano, Verona residents and journalists. Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church.
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Now back in Verona, she contributes to a variety of publications and Web sites, including USAirways‘ inflight magazine, and consults on social media. In Verona, she serves on the board of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit and the Verona Environmental Commission, as well as the Laning Ave. SCA’s environmental committee. A recent graduate of Rutgers University’s Environmental Stewards program, she leads an after-school program for elementary school children in spring and fall.