LGBT activist dies in S.O. fire

Housefire on Ward Place results in resident's death, ECPO investigates

LGBT activist dies in S.O. fire

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Cecilia Cranko, a well-known local LGBT activist, died in a fire at her home, 231 Ward Place in South Orange, on Friday, July 5. In the wake of this tragedy, the community has come together to remember Cranko and support her family. At approximately 2:39 a.m., units from the South Orange […]

South Orange firefighters sport new on-duty shirts

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In observance of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, firefighters swapped out their typical uniform shirts for pink shirts. South Orange Firemens’ Mutual Benevolent Association Local 40 and 240 members sported pink on-duty T-shirts during the month of October. New Jersey firefighters, as well as firefighters across the country, traditionally support […]

Maplewood building deemed uninhabitable after early morning fire

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the house at 10 Nelson Place at approximately 3:20 a.m.on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a press statement from Maplewood Fire Chief Michael Dingelstedt. In addition to the report of smoke in the house, the department received several secondary calls […]

Mark your calendar for good health

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Take advantage of a free opportunity to reduce your risk of some health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 12th annual free health fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings and informational […]

Maplewood firefighters respond to house fire on Lindsley Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Fire Department battled a house fire on Saturday, July 7, that left a multi-family home uninhabitable, forcing the occupants to seek temporary shelter, according to a July 11 press release from the department. Firefighters responded to 24 Lindsley Ave. at 8:19 p.m. for the reported structure fire with possible occupant […]

AK Foundation to host 6th annual Charity Golf Outing

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Aspiring Kindness Foundation, which has raised more than $200,000 for first responders, emergency service providers and fire prevention and education programs, will hold its sixth annual Charity Golf Outing at the Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield on Monday, June 18. Reflecting the origins of the charity that was formed in […]

MFD extinguishes fire caused by wiring on Jacoby Street

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to 186 Jacoby St. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and fire in a second-floor apartment bedroom, according to a press release from the department. Prior to MFD arrival, the Maplewood Police Department evacuated the building […]

SO house fire results in fatality

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan and South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll announced that authorities are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in South Orange on Sunday, March 18, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. At approximately 2:15 p.m., […]