Village gathers for National Night Out

Village gathers for National Night Out

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange community gathered in Meadowland Park on Aug. 1 for National Night Out, an event meant to increase the public’s understanding of services provided by emergency responders and meant to strengthen the bond between responders and residents. Photos Courtesy of Sheena Collum

Town releases files from July 5 altercation

Concerned residents call for Chief Cimino’s dismissal due to alleged racial profiling incident in 2016

UPDATE: At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a vote of no confidence, requesting the resignation of Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino. Effective immediately from that meeting, Cimino was placed on administrative leave, with pay, for 60 days. During the vote, the room was packed, with many more concerned residents standing […]

SOPD once again holds its Junior Police Academy

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department Youth Aid Division will again hold its Junior Police Academy. The academy is open to all South Orange residents, as well any South Orange-Maplewood School District student, between the ages of 10 and 13. The Junior Police Academy is designed to show students the training and […]

Get to know your SOPD officers at barbecue event

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Join village President Sheena Collum and the Board of Trustees for a “Police in the Park Community Barbecue” on Sunday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Grove Park, next to South Orange Police Department headquarters at 201 South Orange Ave. Attendance is free. Join your neighbors during National Police […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

Resident, village go back and forth over pedestrian safety

Trustees: Crosswalk isn’t feasible at West End, Wyoming

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian safety has remained a hot-button issue in the two towns for a long time now, with the towns struggling to implement measures that keep pedestrians and drivers safe without breaking the bank. One Lenox Avenue resident spoke out at the March 13 South Orange Board of Trustees meeting, criticizing the […]

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