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 […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

East Orange promotes 16 police officers, 6 firefighters

East Orange promotes 16 police officers, 6 firefighters

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor and Public Safety Director Sheilah Coley joined with the East Orange City Council to host a promotion ceremony for the 16 police officers and six firefighters from East Orange promoted to higher ranks in their respective organizations’ chains of command on Thursday, Sept. 22. The 2016 […]

EO mayor introduces city budget before settling union contracts

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $134 million Calendar Year 2016 City Budget with a 1.9-percent tax increase at the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 28, despite the fact that contract negotiations are ongoing with the Police and Fire department unions. But 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, chairwoman of the […]

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