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Newman Block Party Raises $6K For Charity


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NewmanCares1The residents of Newman Avenue held an unusual mid-summer block party on Saturday, July 27, and raised a large amount of money for a key New Jersey charity.

Work on the Newman Cares Blockfest started at dawn with the building of a stage in the middle of the street by Shabazian Construction. The first performers took to the stage just after noon and by the time the stars came out, a string of bands had entertained the street from it, including Out of the Blue, Big House Groove, Dr. Jameson and Verona’s own The Brothers. Chef Carmen Quagliata fed a steady stream of people from a large grill set up on his front lawn, and there were games and face-painting for kids. The event, organized by the Conroy family, drew guests from Newman Avenue and beyond.

When everything was tallied, Newman Cared raised $6,000 for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.NewmanCares2

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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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