Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

Nine officers sworn into Orange Police Department

ORANGE, NJ — Nine officers were sworn into the Orange Police Department on Sept. 9. The new officers are Bobby Anderson Jr., Aswad Burgess, Michael Cilenti, Rondolfo Diaz, Charan Fouche, Steven Gatto, Keenen Gooden, Honesty Mendez and Michael Rodriguez. Photos Courtesy of Jamie Summers-Johnson and Adrienne Wooten

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

ORANGE, NJ — The Aug. 26 meet-and-greet event for Dion Patterson, the new principal of Heywood Avenue School in Orange, was festive as families gathered to welcome him. Superintendent Gerald Fitzhugh II gave remarks, as did Executive Director Faith Alcantara, Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Wingfield, and Heywood Parent Teacher Organization President Amber Montgomery. […]

Three charged with firearm, drug offenses in Orange, East Orange and Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men have been charged in connection with possessing five firearms, and distributing, as well as possessing with the intent to distribute, controlled dangerous substances in Orange, East Orange and Newark, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Aug. 20. Myron Fulton, 29, of East Orange, is charged by complaint […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ crackdown encourages drivers, passengers to wear seat belts

TRENTON, NJ — As New Jersey begins to reopen ahead of the busy summer travel season, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the upcoming launch of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at promoting safe travels on New Jersey roadways. Starting Monday, May 24, and running through […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 24, Essex County prosecutors held their 10th annual Black History Month Program via Zoom. As in past years, the 2021 program was co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.  Anthony Johnson, a veteran journalist from WABC–TV in New York, served as keynote speaker. Joining Johnson and […]

Orange takes action against gun violence

Orange takes action against gun violence

ORANGE, NJ — Police Director Todd Warren and Chief of Police Vincent Vitiello commend Orange police detectives on removing another weapon off of the streets of the city of Orange, according to a Feb. 17 press release. On Feb. 16, members of the Orange Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force were seeking an individual […]

Rahway man admits making corrupt payments to Orange public official

ORANGE, NJ — A Union County man admitted Oct. 14 to making corrupt payments to a public official of the city of Orange Township as a reward for that public official’s favorable treatment in connection with an Orange municipal project, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeanmarie Zahore, 56, of Rahway, pleaded guilty by videoconference before […]

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