Abbott discusses West Orange’s Operation HOPE program

Abbott discusses West Orange’s Operation HOPE program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Chief James Abbott recently spoke at a luncheon about the township’s own pre-arrest diversion program, Operation HOPE. Ammon Labs, in collaboration with Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative, sponsored the luncheon on “Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs for Law Enforcement and Addiction Treatment Executives.” More than 150 people were in attendance. […]

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 9 WOHS seniors

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 9 WOHS seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When Donald and Lisa Shauger founded the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship with the West Orange Scholarship Fund in 2014, they dreamed it would both make a difference in the lives of West Orange youth and continue to honor the memory of their friend, former West Orange Police Officer Timothy Groves. Four […]

Township engineer details new road diet

PSAB discusses WO joining other towns to fight the legalization of marijuana

Township engineer details new road diet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Municipal engineer Leonard Lepore announced at the July 16 West Orange Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting that the Main Street road diet will include lane, striping and parking changes to slow down traffic and increase road safety in the township. The project, which spans from Park Avenue to Tory Corner on […]

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

ECPO, EC Bar Foundation sponsor gun buyback program

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Bar Association President Raj Gadhok announced July 19 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, the related charitable arm of the ECBA, are co-sponsoring a one-day gun buyback program this fall. The initiative is the first time in […]

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 […]