South Orange shows love to the Garden State

South Orange shows love to the Garden State

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On July 27, National New Jersey Day, the Meadowland Park Conservancy invited people to come to Flood’s Hill to enjoy Jersey-based music — lots of Bon Jovi — games provided by the South Mountain YMCA; NJ sloppy joe picnic boxes from Town Hall Deli; and the chance to make a giant […]

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 […]

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