WOPD Officer Brennan remembered in township ceremony

WOPD Officer Brennan remembered in township ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange continues to honor the memory of Police Officer Edward J. Brennan, who joined the department circa 1917. On Thursday, April 20, the township held a ceremony to commemorate Brennan’s dedication to the township and to remember his service. Brennan was the first West Orange police officer to die in […]

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 […]

WO Police Unity Tour fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Unity Tour fundraiser will be Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at The Essex House, 525 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The cost of admission covers appetizers and one glass of beer or wine.

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

PSAB members stress importance of working with county

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department made 41 stops and issued 29 summonses to drivers who did not brake for a pedestrian decoy in the crosswalk in front of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, according to an officer at the March 9 Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting. Officer Scott Smarsh of […]

West Orange man found guilty of bias intimidation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced March 13 that Exampliar Exantus, 47, of West Orange has been found guilty of four counts of fourth-degree bias intimidation following a trial before Superior Court Judge Marysol Rosero. Assistant Prosecutor Tony Gutierrez, who tried the case, said on numerous occasions Exantus hurled racial […]

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

WOPD warns businesses about fake bills

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is warning businesses after three township locations recently received counterfeit money, according to a March press release from the township. Fake $100 bills were found at Main Street and Essex Green locations. The suspect in these incidents is described as a black male, approximately about 6 […]

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

Residents, township officials discuss ‘sanctuary,’ racial diversity, police statistics and more

HRC town hall attracts large crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi told those gathered for the West Orange Human Relations Commission’s Feb. 22 “We All Belong” town hall meeting that it would be unnecessary to declare the township a sanctuary city because undocumented immigrants in the township currently do not risk being singled out by local law enforcement. Though […]

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