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 […]

Holiday Party and Toy Giveaway is a huge success

Holiday Party and Toy Giveaway is a huge success

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds came to Calvary-Roseville United Methodist Church on Main Street in East Orange on Saturday, Dec. 17, to participate in the Joi’s Angels annual Holiday Party and Toy Giveaway, and despite the large number of attendees, Pastor Veronica Palmer said there was still room for more. “Joi’s Angels is a community […]

Two fatal fires stun East Orange on Dec. 11

Two fatal fires stun East Orange on Dec. 11

EAST ORANGE, NJ — First responders and emergency service providers in East Orange were put to the test Sunday, Dec. 11, by two fatal fires that occurred on different sides of town, the first at approximately 4:30 a.m. at a three-family house at 60 Midland Ave. and the second at 2:52 p.m. at 25 North […]

Irvington FD, MTS Towing help fight fatal EO fires

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When East Orange was faced with two deadly fires on Sunday, Dec. 11, the Irvington Fire Department and the township-based MTS tow truck company were quick to assist. Through a mutual aid agreement with neighboring municipalities in Essex and Union counties, numerous fire departments, including those of Irvington, East Orange and […]

EO women reassert themselves in committee, Fire Department

EAST ORANGE, NJ — There was more on the menu than turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the usual Thanksgiving dishes at the East Orange Salvation Army pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20. Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairperson Goldie Burbage also used the occasion to introduce Tahira Muhammad as the new president of the city’s […]

EO Salvation Army whips up pre-Thanksgiving dinner

EO Salvation Army whips up pre-Thanksgiving dinner

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Salvation Army hosted its third annual pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner at its headquarters on Main Street, with the help of several volunteers, including the members of the East Orange Fire Department FMBA Local 23. “This is actually the third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner that we give for the community […]