EO mayor commends 2 school resource officers

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor observed National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, June 2, by honoring two school resource officers who managed to peacefully defuse a potentially deadly situation involving an armed suspect in the vicinity of a public school last year. School Resource Officers Segundo Marquez and Christopher Kyer […]

Green doesn’t attend Mayoral Forum but does local radio show

Thompson and Williams set to appear on ‘Changemakers Show’ radio show next

EAST ORANGE, NJ — PBA Local 16 of the East Orange Police Department hosted its Mayoral Candidates Night Forum on Wednesday, May 17, at Peaceful Zion Baptist Church for the three candidates running for mayor of East Orange in the Democratic Party primary election Tuesday, June 6. But 3rd Ward Councilman, City Council Chairman and […]

EO Fire Department response leads to $3M drug bust

EO Fire Department response leads to $3M drug bust

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Public Safety Department put a new spin on the saying “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” on Thursday, May 18, when firefighters from the Fire Division responded to a call of smoke coming from the garage in the backyard of a private home on Springdale Avenue and stumbled onto […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

ADAPT recognizes exceptional community members

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team recently held its annual dinner at Essex County Hospital, thanking 16 members of the community who went above and beyond to help ADAPT accomplish its goals and objectives this past year. ADAPT, managed by FAMILYConnections, is a community coalition dedicated to reducing underaged drinking […]

East Orange homicide investigated

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide. Jermaine Maddox, 35, of East Orange was fatally shot on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at approximately 11:03 p.m., in the 200 block of North Arlington Avenue in East Orange. At this time, no […]

Detectives at scene of Tremont Lounge shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Two individuals were shot on Saturday, Jan. 14, shortly after 2 a.m., while outside of the Tremont Lounge, at the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Halsey Street. The two victims, a male and a female, were both transported to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to be treated […]

Two fatal fires stun East Orange on Dec. 11

Two fatal fires stun East Orange on Dec. 11

EAST ORANGE, NJ — First responders and emergency service providers in East Orange were put to the test Sunday, Dec. 11, by two fatal fires that occurred on different sides of town, the first at approximately 4:30 a.m. at a three-family house at 60 Midland Ave. and the second at 2:52 p.m. at 25 North […]

Irvington FD, MTS Towing help fight fatal EO fires

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When East Orange was faced with two deadly fires on Sunday, Dec. 11, the Irvington Fire Department and the township-based MTS tow truck company were quick to assist. Through a mutual aid agreement with neighboring municipalities in Essex and Union counties, numerous fire departments, including those of Irvington, East Orange and […]

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