Township advises residents to report Laurel Ave. safety concerns

Township advises residents to report Laurel Ave. safety concerns

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Hindu house of worship on Laurel Avenue is still under construction, amid safety concerns from neighbors surrounding the project. The single-family dwelling at 23 Laurel Ave. originally on the property was demolished in 2016 by its owners, Sun King Private Limited, a Dubai-based and British Virgin Islands-incorporated company that is […]

West Orange Police Dept. advises residents on ‘diversion burglaries’

West Orange Police Dept. advises residents on ‘diversion burglaries’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is advising residents to be on the lookout for scammers posing as public utility or construction workers after a recent incident, according to a July 11 press release from the township. The release did not go into details about the recent incident, which occurred on July […]

Summer program offered with WOPD Community Services Unit

Summer program offered with WOPD Community Services Unit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Community Services Unit will be conducting a two-session summer program. Sessions are expected to begin July 9. The first session, for rising fifth- and sixth-graders, will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and the second session, for rising seventh-graders, will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Activities […]

Washington Soup Drive delivers 1,001 cans to local food pantry

Washington Soup Drive delivers 1,001 cans to local food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It’s always an incredible sight to watch Washington Elementary School students forming a human chain from the school, across Franklin Avenue, and into the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry where, on May 25, 1,001 cans of non-perishables were delivered one by one. The West Orange Police Department Community Services Unit blocked […]

WOHF to learn more about ‘Take Me Home’

WOHF to learn more about ‘Take Me Home’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation will have a presentation on “Take Me Home” on Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at 315 Main St. in West Orange. “Take Me Home” is a registration and monitoring program recently launched by the West Orange Police Department to help locate residents at risk of […]

Two Paterson men charged in ‘grandparent scheme’

Two Paterson men charged in ‘grandparent scheme’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two Paterson men are charged with duping a Midwestern grandfather in a fake bail scheme, according to a May 22 press release from the township of West Orange. Jose Alexander Mercedes, 28, and Reynaldito Ulloacastillo, 31, were arrested on May 17 in a sting by West Orange detectives as the two […]

WOCC honors top community members

West Orange educator, police officers, firefighters and business of the year named at annual dinner

WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]

Brown sentenced to life in prison

Confessed killer says in open court that he does not regret killing 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin

Brown sentenced to life in prison

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Four years after 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin was killed at a stoplight in West Orange while on his way home to Livingston, his killer, Ali Muhammad Brown, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler in Newark on May 1. In March, while […]