Top Stories For July 2016


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BunkysSignIn July, Essex County police made an arrest in connection with a June hit-and-run that killed a Verona business owner. Another fixture of the Verona business community passed away, a VHS grad opened a shop at the Jersey Shore and a new resident tried her hand at Hispanic food.

Every month, 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 July 2016:

  1. Newark Man Arrested, Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run: Jose A. Asencio has been charged in connection with the late June death of Verona business owner Matthew BeneduceMcGrath.
  2. William F. Pritchard, Sr., ‘Bunky’: He owned an auto-repair business on Pompton Avenue for decades.
  3. Traffic Signs–And Common Sense: After a fatal hit-and-run on Bloomfield Avenue, Beth Shorten has a few words for drivers who don’t follow road signs.
  4. Opinion: Shame On You, Chris Christie:
    New Jersey’s governor demeans democracy with his convention-night trial of Hillary Clinton.
  5. Down The Shore, Down To Business: A member of the VHS Class of 1982 is showcasing New Jersey artisans in a new store in Spring Lake.
  6. Verona Police Recruiting Officers:
    If you want to have a career with the Verona Police Department, you’ll be happy to learn that the VPD is now looking for candidates.
  7. VHS ’16: From Vo-Tech To Vet: Bunny Vasile got a way to pay for her college education from an alternate Essex County high school.
  8. New Business: Navarritos Homemade: Genelle Gutierrez-Navarro turns her love for the kitchen and Hispanic food into a new opportunity.
  9. Real Estate Goes Topsy-Turvy: The market has a mid-summer correction.
  10. When Deer Fly: Beth Shorten’s morning walks are usually a time to celebrate nature. But a heedless motorist made one journey different.

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