Top Cop Retires, New Meters Plan Lead Local News

A look at the week's top stories in Madison.

Madison Police Chief John Trevena announced his retirement Wednesday, effective immediately, the mayor said.

The Madison Whole Foods will have a counterpart in Parsippany in 2014 or 2015, the company said Tuesday.

One of the tomato plants grown by Mike and Peter Coviello, the owners of Coviello Brothers on Main Street in Madison, has created a buzz in the horticultural community and will be tested at Rutgers University along with other varieties of heirloom tomatoes, according to the agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County.

Madison is considering installing a new water and electric metering system that it estimates could lead to new revenue and savings totaling more than $600,000 a year by ensuring everyone is billed fairly and making the utility system more efficient by monitoring usage remotely and on an hourly basis.

A wedding at St. Vincent Martyr Church on Green Village Road in Madison last weekend featured a horse-drawn carriage.

The Madison Police Department was on hand to assist with the wedding procession and shared a photo on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with well-wishes for the bride and groom.


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