Frank Melitti, the crossing guard at the intersection of Lanning and Elmwood roads, is recovering at Mountainside Hospital after suffering a heart attack over the weekend. Sergent Smith of the Verona Police Department says surgeons put two stents in Melitti’s heart and that he is now resting comfortably. Laning parents are taking up a collection for Melitti in case you want to help out.
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. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].