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 […]

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

South Orange to reimagine policing in Essex County pilot program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has announced the launch of “Community Care & Justice.” Initiated by Village President Sheena Collum, Community Care & Justice is a collaboration between the South Orange community, Seton Hall University and Essex County. The program, announced in a special town hall meeting on March 7 that sought input from […]

South Orange PD seeks volunteers for crossing guard duty, DVRT

South Orange PD seeks volunteers for crossing guard duty, DVRT

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department is looking for crossing guards and Domestic Violence Response Team volunteers.  The South Orange Police Department is looking for dependable adults to fill part-time and per diem school crossing guard positions. The volunteer’s duty would be to ensure the safety of children and other pedestrians as […]

Maplewood police investigate trespass incident

Vandals place anti-police signs on lawns of two Maplewood Township Committee members

Maplewood police investigate trespass incident

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is investigating signs expressing anti-police sentiments that were placed by trespassers on the front lawns of Maplewood Committeemen Greg Lembrich and Vic DeLuca on Aug. 5. The signs, which were painted over existing lawn signs, said “Abolish the auxiliary,” referencing the Maplewood Police Department Police Auxiliary; “Kroll has […]

Firefighters unions agree to pay freeze, village to hire and promote within department

Firefighters unions agree to pay freeze, village to hire and promote within department

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees passed two resolutions at a special meeting on Aug. 3, both memorandums of agreement with the local firefighters unions to enact a salary freeze through 2021 as a result of budget shortfalls caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both FMBA Local 40 and FMBA Local […]

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently stood in solidarity with the Association of Chiefs of Police of Essex County and Essex County Sheriff’s Department to denounce the actions of the Minneapolis Police Department officer who killed George Floyd. Baraka’s father was beaten by police during the 1967 Newark Riots. At one point, every […]

SO firefighters share donated PPE with neighboring towns

SO firefighters share donated PPE with neighboring towns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Fire Department recently received a donation of 4,500 medical masks but needs only 900 of them. The other 3,600 were split evenly and donated to the South Orange Police Department, South Orange Rescue Squad, Livingston Fire Department and West Orange Office of Emergency Management. SOFD Chief Daniel Sullivan […]

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