ECPO to host information session on procedures for officer-involved fatal shootings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. to provide an overview of what happens in Essex County when an officer is involved in a fatal shooting. The 40-minute presentation will provide statistical data and other information and allow members of the […]

UNICO offers scholarships

ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO offers several scholarships to those pursuing higher education. For more information on the following scholarship opportunities, contact O/WO UNICO scholarship director Frank V. Gonnella at fvgonnella@gmail.com. Sgt. John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship: UNICO will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, paid out […]

Mayors Council to head to D.C. to push flood mitigation plan along

ESSEX / UNION COUNTIES, NJ — The Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control will head to Trenton this week to meet with Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Martin on Dec. 9 to urge the state to move ahead on the state funding of the Rahway River Flood Mitigation plan, including getting to […]

Students come out for Orange’s seventh annual Teen Summit

Students come out for Orange’s seventh annual Teen Summit

ORANGE, NJ — When Orange’s public schools hosted its seventh annual Teen Summit at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 19, it was different from those that had preceded it for a number of reasons. “We didn’t do Friday; we just did Saturday, one day,” said Teen Summit founder Laura Sacks, who is also […]

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

Symposium aims to keep children safe from trafficking

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Most people think of slavery as a terrible institution from our past and look to the outcome of the Civil War as the beacon that ended it. But they are wrong. The United Nations’ International Labor Organization estimates that there are more slaves worldwide now than there have been at any other […]

Essex County women’s organization helps women in need

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex has been serving the communities of Essex County and surrounding counties since 1949. For the sixth year, SISE members assembled HUGS tote bags with essential items for women arriving at a local shelter after fleeing domestic violence. HUGS reflects Healing, Understanding and the Great Strength of […]

Orange residents: Killings have gotten out of hand

ORANGE, NJ — Orange residents have been taken aback by a recent increase in incidents of gun violence on their city streets, culminating in the quadruple shooting on Thursday, Nov. 3, that left two people dead, including a 21-month-old child. The recent spate of violence began when Orange police responded Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:57 […]

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