Orange records public safety highs and lows in one week

ORANGE, NJ — The week of Sunday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 26, was about as good and bad as it can get in the city of Orange Township, from a law enforcement and public safety point of view. On Thursday, Aug, 24, local officers helped county counterparts foil a bank robbery attempt, killing the […]

Maplewood teen files suit against MPD

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Following the events of July 5, 2016, in which Maplewood police officers are accused of using excessive force and attempting to herd rowdy teenagers into neighboring Irvington, one Maplewood teenager is fighting back and has filed a federal lawsuit against the Maplewood Police Department. Jason McDougall, 17, alleges that, during the July […]

Prosecutor’s Office seeks help in murder of Maplewood woman

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Aug. 17 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two persons of interest in connection with the […]

TC votes ‘no confidence’ in Chief Cimino

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Tuesday, Aug. 1, was an up and down night for the Maplewood Police Department. The evening started with the department’s National Night Out celebration, meant to strengthen bonds between police officers and the community they serve. The evening ended with Police Chief Robert Cimino being placed on administrative leave and being asked […]

County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey announces scholarships

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Aug. 9 that the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey is offering four memorial scholarships: the Oscar W. Rittenhouse, the Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr., the Harris Y. Cotton and John H. Stamler memorial scholarships. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of […]

Town releases files from July 5 altercation

UPDATE: At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a vote of no confidence, requesting the resignation of Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino. Effective immediately from that meeting, Cimino was placed on administrative leave, with pay, for 60 days. During the vote, the room was packed, with many more concerned residents standing […]

Maplewood businessman sentenced to five years in prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney Gen. Christopher S. Porrino announced that a man who stole approximately $298,000 from customers of his two debt relief businesses was sentenced to prison on July 19. Germaine Theodore promised customers of TGC Movement in Maplewood and Save My Future in Jersey City big reductions in their monthly bills, but he […]

PSAB meets to examine roadway concerns

In emotional meeting, Badlanis, county officers discuss procedures for investigating traffic deaths

PSAB meets to examine roadway concerns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board gathered Thursday, July 13, at the Turtle Back Zoo Education Center to discuss solutions for roadway issues in West Orange to make township roads safer for pedestrians. Most of the board members were in attendance, joined by township residents, as well as Lt. Robert […]

EO Rec Department hosts Gang Awareness Workshop

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Naima Hall, who serves the Passion for Purpose nonprofit group and My Brother’s Keeper in East Orange, organized a seminar on gangs and gang culture and how to combat it Thursday, June 15, at the Fellowship Civic Center. Detective John Marcelli of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force was […]

Pedestrian killed in Newark motor vehicle collision

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced June 23 that the Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident. On June 22 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Tamara Campbell, 35, of Newark was […]

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