5 Things To Know: Feb. 24-March 2

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BudgetBlocks1. Budget Workshops Begin: The first of the breakout workshops on Verona’s 2013 budget will be held Monday night in the Town Council chambers, beginning at 7 p.m. The police, recreation and community services budgets, which are among the town’s biggest cost drivers, will be reviewed tonight. Town Manager Joe Martin indicated at the Council meeting last week that we are looking at an increase of more than 2% in the budget because of Hurricane Sandy, and that tax rates will likely rise because ratables fell again last year.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
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].

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