There was a rare uptick in crime in Verona as a senior citizen was assaulted in a home invasion amid a rash of burglaries. Two suspects were quickly caught however.
What else was going on? A Verona High School senior had to choose between 16 college acceptances, a reform ticket won two Town Council seats and a member of the Verona Police force died.
Every month, MyVeronaNJ.com looks at what our readers have been reading, and we let you know if you have to catch up on them. Here’s what you might have missed in May 2015:
1. Senior Citizen Assaulted In Home Invasion: A Verona senior citizen had her arm broken during a late night home invasion.
2. Verona Police Officer Ron Thorward, 44: His department rallied around him during his illness.
3. Nochimson, Roman Elected To Town Council: The pair ran on a platform of greater accountability and transparency in town government.
4. Save This Historic Home: A mansion built by a leading 19th-century industrialist goes on the market again.
5. Attempted Break In On Woodland: Law enforcement thinks it might be related to the Grove Avenue home invasion.
6. 16 College Acceptances And He Chose…: Nik Bostrom didn’t anticipate getting into a lot of colleges. He was wrong.
7. Home Invasion Update: The Verona Police Department is working with Essex County law enforcement.
8. Two Arrested In Area Burglaries: A connection is seen to the Grove Avenue home invasion
9. Burglary On Afterglow: An African-American male entered through an unlocked back door.
10. Fact Check: Attack Ads & Emails: As the Town Council election approached, things got heated.