Township of Verona Newsletter
March 2021
The Township of Verona website remains the primary source for all information.
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New Emergency & Community Alert System
The Township has launched a new emergency and community alert notification system called Alert Verona through a platform called Rave Mobile. This new system utilizes text messaging, voice calls, email, social media, and the Smart911 app, which will allow us to communicate important updates to residents much more effectively.

Our current platform, NIXLE will be phased out and completely replaced by Alert Verona on Friday, April 16th, 2021.

Alert Verona has been pre-registered with all landline numbers, but we encourage our residents and businesses to register their cell phones and email addresses at as soon as possible to avoid missing any important information.

The safety of our residents is our #1 priority so please don't miss out on this opportunity to be a well-informed citizen of Verona.

Free Virtual Emotional Support Services
RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery’s Hope and Healing Program offers emotional support services, education and community based resources for individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Focused services provided for:

Children and Families
First Responders
Healthcare Workers
Individuals with Substance Use Disorder

Verona Public Library
Join us on Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 pm as we’re transported back in time by Carol Simon Levin, a “living history” presenter who will portray “Crazy Daisy,” Juliette Gordon Low (1860 – 1927).

Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, was an unpredictable, eccentric, nearly-deaf, fun-loving, transatlantic socialite. Beginning with the first gathering of a small group of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls, Low broke the conventions of the time—reaching across class, cultural, and ethnic boundaries to ensure that all girls, including those with so-called disabilities, had a place to grow and develop their leadership skills. The Girl Scouts organization is now 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults. This program is suitable for all ages.

Verona Public Library Digitizes VHS Yearbooks
The library's collection of VHS yearbooks has been digitized and is now online! Search for names or browse by year!

The Verona Public Library has plenty to offer for any age group! Visit each section below for upcoming program info.
2021 Verona Pool Registration
Registration for the Pool begins online April 1 at 10am. Registration is open to Verona residents only.

There will be a late fee after May 15th.

For more info please call the Recreation Department at 973-857-4830.
The Pool page will be updated with more information soon.
Political & Construction Sign Locations
Verona Community Garden
The Verona Community Garden is getting ready for the 2021 planting season!

Please fill out the application form to be entered into a lottery drawing for a bed here:

Applications must be received by 4:30PM on Monday, April 12, 2021. The lottery will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:00AM. All applicants will receive a link to watch live prior to the drawing. The contracts will be sent out to all the lottery winners immediately following the drawing and must be received with payment no later than 5:00PM on Friday, April 30, 2021.

A standard bed is 4' x 8' raised 16 inches for a cost of $50/year.

All details on the Community Garden can be found here: 
Save The Date: Verona Fair in the Square!
The Fair in the Square Returns for 2021!

Saturday, December 4th in the Verona Civic Center.

The 24th annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communities celebrates the upcoming holiday season with crafters, vendors, entertainment, photos with Santa, and children’s activities.

Food and beverages will be sold. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and traditional tree lighting at 4:30pm. NO RAIN DATE

Limited spaces are still available! Local non-profits, crafters, vendors and artisans can download a vendor form here.
COVID-19 Updates
Masks are an additional step to help prevent people from getting and spreading COVID-19. They provide a barrier that keeps respiratory droplets from spreading. Wear a mask and take every day preventive actions in public settings.
Vaccination Information
Verona residents wishing to get vaccinated at one of the designated Essex County vaccination sites should still register at and not on the State of NJ site.
COVID-19 Quick Facts
COVID-19 Second Dose Info
Assistance Programs
Looking for Federal Grants or Loans? This “Swat Team” of Counselors Offers Advice to Small New Jersey Businesses
The NJ Small Business Development Centers have created a "swat team" of capital funding experts with private sector experience to provide small businesses with free, confidential business advice. The advisors also help businesses find, apply, and get approved for federal funding, such as forgivable loans and grants. 

Virtual Resource Fair
This Virtual Resource Fair will provide information on resources that are available during the COVID-19 pandemic such as:

  • Vaccines
  • Food Security
  • Housing
  • Unemployment

The event is open to all and registration is required to attend. Please email questions you may have for guest speakers pertaining to vaccines, food security, housing, and unemployment issues when you RSVP. Link will be emailed upon RSVP.

For more information or to RSVP contact: Samantha Washington at 202-689-9076 or 973-645-3213
Free Tax Preparation from United Way
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.

The United Way of Northern New Jersey is providing FREE and secure virtual tax preparation for ALICE individuals and families and those in poverty to ensure the health and safety of all during tax filing season.

Electric, gas and water utilities have suspended shut-offs during the crisis. If you’re behind on payments, you'll still have to pay eventually so pay what you can now. The Department of Community Affairs offers assistance with utility bills.

To find out if you’re eligible, call 2-1-1 or visit for a full listing of assistance programs
Police Department
Don't Forget the #9PMRoutine
Visit Our Online Calendar For Meeting Dates, Events & More
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