East Orange Fire Division party is a success

Photo by Chris Sykes East Orange Mayor Ted Green, second from right, stands with, from left, fire Chief Andre Williams, an unidentified man, former East Orange Campus High School football star and current Philadelphia Eagles player Rasul Douglas and firefighter and Young Professionals of East Orange member Akeem Cunningham, right, on Thursday, April 12, during the party at Taste restaurant in Newark.EAST ORANGE, NJ — According […]

SO house fire results in fatality

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan and South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll announced that authorities are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in South Orange on Sunday, March 18, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. At approximately 2:15 p.m., […]

East Orange’s loss of 3 veteran officers is Irvington’s gain

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to East Orange Police Division Officer Craig Epps, who is also the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Local 111 union that represents the rank-and-file members of his department, a couple of his fellow officers recently transferred to the Irvington Police Division in search of better pay, health benefits and […]

MFD responds to house fire on Irvington Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10:11 p.m., the Maplewood Fire Department was dispatched to a reported smoke condition with power outage at 504 Irvington Ave., according to a Jan. 30 press release from the department. Upon arrival, Engine 32 reported smoke showing from the front corner of the home. A hand line […]

Kidde recalls fire extinguishers with plastic handles

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall for Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to discharge failure and nozzle detachment. This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. This recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded […]

2-alarm fire on Springfield Ave. extinguished by MFD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, Aug. 28, the Maplewood Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm fire at 1865 Springfield Ave. Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 8:30 a.m. and by 9 a.m. the fire was under control. The fire damaged a vacant, one-story building that was undergoing renovation. All workers had exited the building prior […]

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]