Attorney general urged to use Faison case as a template

NEWARK, NJ — During the People’s Organization for Progress’s 40th consecutive Justice Monday protest rally in Newark, Chairman Larry Hamm was quick to admit the shooting death of Earl Faison was more relevant than ever, thanks in part to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to launch her own independent civil rights investigation into the […]

Orange homicides being investigated

ORANGE, NJ — It was announced on Thursday, Nov. 3, that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Orange Police Department are in the preliminary stages of investigating the fatal shooting of two people. On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 3, an adult male, believed to be in his 20s, and […]

Orange Council approves new grant to hire 6 new cops

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 327-2016 to accept grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice for the 216 COPS Officer Hiring Program at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley, a retired Orange police officer, praised the hiring of six new […]

Orange Council ratifies new contract with police union

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council voted to approve Resolution No. 332-2016, authorizing ratification of the collective bargaining agreement between the city of Orange Township and the Orange Police Department Police Benevolent Association Local 89, at their Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting, effectively settling a contract dispute that had dragged on for seven years. The […]

Young teen arrested twice in two days for carjackings

UPDATE: This story was updated approximately 10 minutes after posting to reflect additional data provided by the Maplewood Police Department, in addition to the information already provided by the Newark Public Safety Department. MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A 13-year-old Newark resident, whom Newark police had arrested on Friday, Oct. 14, and was ordered to be released […]

East Orange crime is down and Orange’s is up, as Essex County numbers remain shocking

EAST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Late last month, the New Jersey State Police released the official 2014 Uniform Crime Report for the state of New Jersey. This annual report is based on crime statistics submitted to the state Uniform Crime Reporting System by every New Jersey law enforcement agency. The report, which is released […]

OPD union members update council on contract negotiations

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Police Department’s Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local 89 came out in force to the City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 1, to inform the city’s governing body about the state of their ongoing contract negotiations with Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration. “I’m on the executive board and we’ve been without a contract […]