WOPD places middle of the pack in ‘Force Report’

WOPD fairs much better in ranking than some Essex towns

WOPD places middle of the pack in ‘Force Report’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After investigating for 16 months, filing 506 Open Public Records Act requests, collecting 72,607 use-of force reports, and spending more than $30,000 for its investigation and data compilation, NJ Advance Media released “The Force Report,” a comprehensive database and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force […]

Postal worker attacked delivering mail on Hillside Avenue

Postal worker attacked delivering mail on Hillside Avenue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 41-year-old West Orange woman faces charges after she allegedly stabbed a United States Postal mail carrier in the face when the victim was delivering mail on Hillside Avenue. The attack occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. Medgyne Anglade is charged with aggravated assault and weapons possession for […]

De Mendez gives details on storm response

De Mendez gives details on storm response

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the Nov. 15 snowstorm that wreaked havoc in town at its Nov. 20 meeting, with acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez explaining the decision not to call for an early dismissal, which resulted in many of the district’s students being stranded on buses for up […]

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

Township and school district staff members go above and beyond

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Residents thank veterans for their service

Servicemen and women honored in West Orange ceremony

Residents thank veterans for their service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony outside Town Hall on Nov. 11, honoring township residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces. On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, former members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard came together […]

Parisi vs. Krakoviak for West Orange mayor

Parisi vs. Krakoviak for West Orange mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents will be casting their votes for one of two mayoral candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 6: incumbent Robert Parisi or challenger Joe Krakoviak. Parisi is running for this third term as mayor, and Krakoviak has served on the Township Council since 2010. Both candidates discussed what they would do to move […]

West Orange police seek help to find missing person

West Orange police seek help to find missing person

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing West Orange resident. Paul Geiger Jr., age 82, was last seen on Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. At that time he left his residence in West Orange traveling to an appointment at another West Orange address, however, he […]

Residents complain of excessive noise, garbage at store

Residents complain of excessive noise, garbage at store

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Sept. 25 West Orange Township Council meeting several residents complained about the noise coming from the recently opened Aron’s Market on Eagle Rock Avenue, saying that delivery trucks and the lack of garbage collection are lowering their quality of life. The kosher grocery store opened in early September and […]

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