FBI sees rise in fraud schemes related to coronavirus pandemic

FBI sees rise in fraud schemes related to coronavirus pandemic

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money, personal information or both. Don’t let them. According to a press release from the West Orange Police Department, residents should protect themselves and do research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or […]

Police respond to bank robbery in West Orange

Police respond to bank robbery in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earlier today, March 10, West Orange police received a call from a security company reporting several panic alarms generating from the TD Bank located at 425 Pleasant Valley Way. Responding units were immediately advised that a robbery had just occurred, which coincided with eyewitness accounts of a robbery inside the bank, […]

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

West Orange man charged with having sexually explicit photos of children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barry Eagel, 62, of West Orange, has been charged with second- and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child for distributing and possessing items depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, according to a Feb. 21 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and West Orange Police Department. Members […]

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Once again, the West Orange community rallied to provide Thanksgiving meals to struggling families.  The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund distributed more than 120 baskets that included turkeys and trimmings, and West Orange Public Schools collected nonperishable food items for the fund. The Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry was able to purchase turkeys […]

West Orange PBA members volunteer in community

West Orange PBA members volunteer in community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange PBA Local 25 gathered donated items to support the annual Thanksgiving food drive at the Holy Trinity Food Pantry in West Orange. The combined efforts of those willing to help will improve the quality of life for those in need both during the holidays and year-round. […]

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

Police unions urge council not to approve contracts at Nov. 12 meeting

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two union contracts at its Nov. 12 meeting: an agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees New Jersey Council 63, Local 3476, the union representing members of the Department of Public Works, and an agreement with the West Orange Fire Department […]

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, […]

Commission hears public feedback on WOPD for accreditation purposes

Commission hears public feedback on WOPD for accreditation purposes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Deputy Chief of Police Matthew Feula, Lt. Richard McDonald, Chief of Police James Abbott, assessors Christopher Ciuci and James Grimer, and Deputy Chief of Police Michael Keigher are pictured in West Orange Council Chambers on Oct. 5. Ciuci and Grimer are members of the Commission on Accreditation for Law […]

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored West Orange Police Lt. Charles Bryant for his service with the United States Navy. The 2019 Veterans Celebration held at the Hall of Records in Newark on Nov. 6 recognized the patriotism and sacrifices of New Jersey veterans, past and present. Bryant was […]

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