DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Nov. 11 the award of $10 million in American Rescue Plan firefighter grants to local and regional fire departments across New Jersey to ensure firefighters have proper protective, cleaning and sanitizing equipment during this time of heightened community need. The grants were awarded to […]

Oct. 19 fire destroys four homes on Amherst Street in East Orange

Oct. 19 fire destroys four homes on Amherst Street in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Oct. 19, a fire damaged multiple buildings on Amherst Street near Central Avenue in East Orange. According to East Orange public information officer Connie Jackson, the four-alarm fire broke out at approximately 4:18 a.m. at 135 Amherst St. and quickly spread to three neighboring houses: 131, 137 and 139 Amherst […]

National Night Out in East Orange builds connections

National Night Out in East Orange builds connections

EAST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to building connections with East Orange’s first responders at the town’s 2022 National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, residents had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Army, National Guard and FBI, as well as Joi’s Angels, ADAPT and CareWell Health, who all came together to […]

East Orange Fire Department visits Community Day Nursery

East Orange Fire Department visits Community Day Nursery

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Fire Department visited Community Day Nursery in East Orange on Wednesday, July 27. The children were delighted to meet Sparky the Fire Dog and to climb onto a real fire engine. Firefighters distributed fire hats to all the children and made them honorary firefighters. They explained that children […]

Victim of East Orange fatal fire identified at 69-year-old woman

Victim of East Orange fatal fire identified at 69-year-old woman

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced July 26 that the victim of a fatal fire on Friday, July 22, has been identified as Cherry Davis, 69, of East Orange. The three-alarm fire broke out at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 22 […]

Elderly man killed in East Orange fire

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the East Orange Police and Fire departments are investigating a fatal fire that took the life of Albert Prince, 76, of East Orange, according to an April 11 press release from the ECPO. Prince was killed in the predawn hours of April 11 when a […]

East Orange salutes its veterans in ceremony

East Orange salutes its veterans in ceremony

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of East Orange honored the sacrifices and courage of its veterans during its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, recognizing two special honorees: East Orange Fire Capt. Stanley E. White, who was bestowed the Stanley E. Costley Award for the Highest Ranking City Veteran, and Mayor’s Office of […]

East Orange launches 10,000 Fathers Initiative

East Orange launches 10,000 Fathers Initiative

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When it comes to representation, it’s important for children to know that there’s no ceiling for their dreams. Role models are important, especially within the black and brown communities. Thus, East Orange launched its 10,000 Fathers Initiative beginning Sept. 8, 9 and 10, with volunteer role models welcoming students back to […]

East Orange holds solemn ceremony to remember 9/11 victims

East Orange holds solemn ceremony to remember 9/11 victims

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mayor Ted R. Green, the East Orange City Council, and East Orange fire and police personnel remembered the lives lost, their loved ones and the heroic first responders. Photo Courtesy of East Orange City Hall

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