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 […]

Special Needs Symposium highlights WOPD programming

Special Needs Symposium highlights WOPD programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department hosted a Special Needs Symposium at Liberty Middle School on April 27, offering residents the opportunity to learn more about caring for someone with special needs. Officer Chris Jacksic told residents about the department’s Take Me Home program, which allows residents to register a family member […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

WOPD to hold special needs symposium

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department will hold a special needs symposium on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The WOPD recently implemented Take Me Home, a registration and tracking program that helps law enforcement locate seniors, special-needs children and […]

WO Chamber announces 2018 awards dinner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will hold its most prestigious event of the year, the annual awards dinner, on Wednesday, May 9, at Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will honor outstanding community servants and business leaders. This year’s […]

Learn to defend yourself

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department presents a free self defense and safety seminar, featuring the West Orange Police Department and Mobile1KravMaga, on Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., at West Orange High School’s Tarnoff Gym, 51 Conforti Ave. This event is perfect teens and women, ages 13 and older, […]