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, […]

Sleeping Redwood student found aboard bus in depot

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following a busing snafu, an elementary school child was driven to the bus depot instead of school Friday, March 16. A bus driver employed by the Hunterdon County Education Service Commission, which performs certain busing duties for West Orange, reportedly failed to perform the mandatory inspection of his bus after delivering […]

WOSD, WOPD hold school safety forum

WOSD, WOPD hold school safety forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The community came together on Feb. 28 in the West Orange High School Auditorium to discuss safety and security in the town’s schools with Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky and a panel of West Orange police officers. The open forum saw residents, parents and district employees share their thoughts and ideas about how […]

Township teacher hit by car, seriously injured

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A Washington Elementary School teacher was hit by a car at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, while crossing Pleasant Valley Way near West Orange High School, according to a release from the township. Patricia Villarosa, 64, of West Orange, was crossing Pleasant Valley Way near Stanford Avenue when she […]