Archdiocese of Newark honors active police, fallen heroes at 29th annual Blue Mass

Archdiocese of Newark honors active police, fallen heroes at 29th annual Blue Mass

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark honored the dedication and sacrifices of all active, retired and deceased New Jersey law enforcement personnel at the 29th annual Blue Mass on Nov. 3 in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, presided over the liturgy, which featured honor guard […]

SOMSD holds virtual safety and security forum

SOMSD holds virtual safety and security forum

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Monday evening, Aug. 29, the South Orange–Maplewood School District held a virtual safety and security forum. Though there were some technical issues with the video, the event provided a lot of reassuring information regarding the safety of district students and staff. The event’s panelists were Superintendent of Schools […]

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District will host a virtual town hall forum on school safety and security on Monday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During this forum, representatives from the school district will share general information regarding safety and security practices within the district with a more […]

Become a crossing guard in South Orange — nine positions currently unfilled

Become a crossing guard in South Orange — nine positions currently unfilled

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Police Department is currently seeking individuals to become crossing guards. There are currently nine unfilled crossing guard positions. The SOPD is looking for dependable adults to fill part-time and per-diem school crossing guard positions. Help to ensure the safety of children and other pedestrians as they cross the […]

South Orange/Maplewood CCR hosts forum on safety and policing

South Orange/Maplewood CCR hosts forum on safety and policing

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Community Coalition on Race held a communitywide forum on safety and policing on June 13, bringing the police chiefs from both towns together with the chairpersons from the South Orange Community Police Collaborative and the Maplewood Community Board on Police to discuss local and regional crime […]

Community Coalition on Race to host community forum on safety and policing

Community Coalition on Race to host community forum on safety and policing

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race invites local residents, neighboring communities and all interested parties to learn more about the timely topics of community safety and policing.  Key representatives, including South Orange Police Chief Ernesto Morillo; Maplewood Police Chief James DeVaul; […]

South Orange PD chief announces that investigation did not find sufficient evidence of racial profiling

South Orange PD chief announces that investigation did not find sufficient evidence of racial profiling

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In December 2021, at a Community Police Collaborative meeting, a researcher associated with a Police Perception Study being conducted in partnership with several New Jersey universities made allegations that South Orange police officers were involved in racial profiling, according to a May 27 statement from South Orange Police Chief Ernesto Morillo. […]

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

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 Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

Community Care & Justice launches social media presence

Community Care & Justice launches social media presence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange has launched its Community Care & Justice social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. CC&J will use its social media presence to share news and information related to its mission of empowering community members in optimizing their own wellness and in turn protecting the community’s most vulnerable and […]

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