EOPD Violent Crime Task Force reestablished

EOPD Violent Crime Task Force reestablished

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green promised to make public safety the top priority in his new administration and, on Friday, Aug. 31, he took another step in that direction when he, public safety liaison Jose Cordero and police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced the reactivation of the Police Division’s Violent Crimes Task […]

Community organizations reach out in preparing for new school year

Community organizations reach out in preparing for new school year

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Board of Education President Romaine Greer came to the Back to School Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway in the recently refurbished Grove Street Playground, adjacent to Grove Street School, on Monday, Aug. 27. The event was sponsored by Respecting Others Struggles and Exhibiting Selflessness, a nonprofit organization. “I’m out here celebrating […]

Operation Back-to-School hosted at Orange’s Central Playground

Operation Back-to-School hosted at Orange’s Central Playground

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, the recreation department and the Michelle Foundation hosted Operation Back to School at Central Playground on Saturday, Aug. 25, featuring live music, face painting, games, dancing, and food, drink, haircuts and backpacks filled with school supplies, all for free. Betty O’Bannion and her two granddaughters were there to […]

Council vice president to host Book Bag Giveaway

Council vice president to host Book Bag Giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Municipal Council Vice President and at large Councilwoman Renee Burgess is sponsoring her first Book Bag Giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School on Montgomery Avenue. The event will also feature music by DJ Lil Man. “It’s first-come, first-served or while supplies last. […]

Two police officers give back to the area they patrol

Two police officers give back to the area they patrol

IRVINGTON, NJ — When it comes to members of the Irvington Police Department volunteering their time, energy and resources to the people they are sworn to protect, Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers said that is OK with them. “Police officers giving their all when they are working is something to be […]