STOP for Nikhil wherever you are this year

STOP for Nikhil wherever you are this year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — September in West Orange usually sees hundreds of people gather at West Orange High School for the annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, an event to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in […]

Authorities investigate fatal pedestrian incident

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident, according to an Aug. 17 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Saturday, Aug. 15, at approximately 11:43 p.m., Devere Rogers, 42, of Newark, was struck in the area of McCarter Highway […]

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following on the heels of Kelly Elementary School, Liberty Middle School and West Orange Township, Redwood and Washington elementary schools have received gold and bronze recognition, respectively, from the Safe Routes to School program. The recognition is given in partnership with transportation management agency EZ Ride and in cooperation with West […]

Bielski wins Civic Award for pedestrian safety work

Bielski wins Civic Award for pedestrian safety work

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roz Moskovitz Bielski, a lifelong West Orange resident, recently received the Giblin Association Civic Award for her community work in pedestrian safety. Bielski, the more than 30-year owner of commercial real estate in the Pleasantdale area of town, formed the Pleasant Valley Way Civic Association in 2014 and has been a […]

Sheriff’s Office concludes Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

Sheriff’s Office concludes Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

NEWARK, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Nov. 20 the conclusion of the Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation throughout all of Essex County’s 22 municipalities. The sheriff said this initiative, funded by grants awarded by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, was undertaken to prevent further deaths […]

West Orange Township, school district receive Safe Streets to School recognition

West Orange Township, school district receive Safe Streets to School recognition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township and the West Orange School District received Safe Routes to School recognition at the EZRide Luncheon, held Oct. 29 in Clark. “Congratulations to West Orange Township, the West Orange Board of Education and our Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board,” West Orange resident and PSAB member Lori Kapferer said. Kapferer […]

Bielski preaches pedestrian safety at summit

Bielski preaches pedestrian safety at summit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — West Orange resident Roz Moskovitz Bielski, far left, had the opportunity to speak on a panel about pedestrian safety on Sept. 24 at the 2019 New Jersey Complete Streets Summit, held at Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus. Bielski, a lifelong West Orange resident and more than 30-year owner of commercial real estate […]

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” […]

Wave a South Orange safety flag when you cross the street

Wave a South Orange safety flag when you cross the street

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Walkability and pedestrian safety are key trends in municipal planning and for good reason. Students rushing to class, millennial parents pushing strollers, and baby boomers counting steps all desire safe, walkable streetscapes wherever they live, work and play. In response, South Orange is exploring new ways to enhance pedestrian safety for […]

Pedestrian killed when struck by vehicle in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are investigating an incident in which a woman was fatally injured when struck by a motor vehicle in Newark on Sept. 3, according to a press release from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. The incident occurred shortly before noon in the area […]

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