New ‘Drive Right, Be Right’ policing campaign addresses EO citizens’ concerns

New ‘Drive Right, Be Right’ policing campaign addresses EO citizens’ concerns

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The new “Drive Right, Be Right” policing campaign was implemented on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in East Orange to help “take back the streets.” The campaign is “a targeted effort to improve the quality of life throughout the city.” East Orange Mayor Ted Green, Public Safety Liaison Jose Cordero and police Chief […]

EOPD Violent Crime Task Force reestablished

EOPD Violent Crime Task Force reestablished

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green promised to make public safety the top priority in his new administration and, on Friday, Aug. 31, he took another step in that direction when he, public safety liaison Jose Cordero and police Chief Phyllis Bindi announced the reactivation of the Police Division’s Violent Crimes Task […]

Ten EO police officers file separate lawsuits

EAST ORANGE, NJ — According to attorney R. Armen McComber of the McComber & McComber P.C. law firm of Red Bank, at least 10 police officers currently on the job in the East Orange Police Department have filed lawsuits against the city, public safety Director Sheilah Coley, police Chief Phyllis Bindi, the East Orange Police […]

East Orange’s loss of 3 veteran officers is Irvington’s gain

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to East Orange Police Division Officer Craig Epps, who is also the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Local 111 union that represents the rank-and-file members of his department, a couple of his fellow officers recently transferred to the Irvington Police Division in search of better pay, health benefits and […]

EO Fire Department response leads to $3M drug bust

EO Fire Department response leads to $3M drug bust

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Public Safety Department put a new spin on the saying “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” on Thursday, May 18, when firefighters from the Fire Division responded to a call of smoke coming from the garage in the backyard of a private home on Springdale Avenue and stumbled onto […]

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s reorganization

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s reorganization

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Irvington Township was well-represented at the East Orange City Council’s annual reorganization meeting Monday, Jan. 2, inside Council Chambers in East Orange, where 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green was once again chosen by his council colleagues to serve as chairman. The presence of so many Irvington elected officials and township employees […]

EO reorganization meeting brings some changes

EO reorganization meeting brings some changes

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council welcomed in the new year with its annual reorganization meeting Monday, Jan. 2, in Council Chambers. Third Ward Councilman Ted Green and 2nd Ward Councilman Romal Bullock were re-elected by their peers to serve as chairman and 1st vice chairman, respectively, in 2017. Former U.S. Ambassador […]

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 […]