After three years of often heated discussion, Verona zoning officials approved a mixed-use development at 176-200 Bloomfield Avenue.
What else was going on? Two beloved members of the community died, the new principal for Verona High School was named and the class of 2015 graduated.
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 June 2015:
1. Joseph Peter Patti, 54: He was a volunteer with the Verona Music Parents Association, the Verona Eagles and the Verona Baseball & Softball League.
2. Planning Board Narrowly OKs Bloomfield Avenue Project: The vote was a close five-to-four.
3. Prank Draws Police To VHS: Students tried to drape a “for sale” banner on the high school.
4. Carol Ann Miscia, 63: She was a dedicated volunteer for schools, sports and the Rescue Squad.
5. New VHS Principal Named: The BOE approved the hiring of Josh Cogdill, an assistant principal in the Westwood Regional School District.
6. 70 Years Later, Recognition For A Veteran: Joseph Ruggiero had served as a U.S. Army combat medic under General George Patton.
7. Graduation 2015: It was another year of mortarboard art and moving speeches as a Verona High School class moved on.
8. Community No More?: Beth Shorten lamented the Planning Board’s approval of the Bloomfield Avenue project.
9. Galbierczyk Switching From VHS To HBW: There was yet another change in leadership at Verona Public Schools.
10. Let The Fireworks Begin: It’s the season for big, loud light displays.