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West Orange Fire Department Responds to Fire on Harrison Avenue

December 3, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Fire Department personnel reported that the main body of a fire at 70 Harrison Avenue was knocked down just after 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which monitors emergency radio activity.

The service was unable to confirm the type of structure or whether any injuries were reported at this time. More information will be ...

Death of Missing Montclair Woman Ruled Homicide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The death of Sarah Butler, whose body was located in the area of Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Thursday after being missing for more than a week, was determined to be a homicide by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

Essex County ...

Body of Missing Montclair Resident Found at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The body of Montclair resident Sarah Butler, a 20-year-old woman who was reported missing by her family shortly before Thanksgiving, was found Thursday morning at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

Law enforcement officers located the remains while searching in an ...

Annual Frank Schott Memorial Blood Drive Achieves 1000 Pints in Ten Years

WEST ORANGE, NJ– The Frank Schott Blood Drive, held annually in memory of former Orange Fire Chief Frank Schott, surpassed 1000 pints of blood collected at its tenth annual event held on Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Shillelagh Club.

According to Francine Schott, daughter of Frank Schott, last week’s event brought in more than 150 pints, making it the most successful ...

Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated Near West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After being notified by a concerned driver about a black sedan erratically on Eagle Rock Avenue, a West Orange patrol officer located and arrested Kenneth William Welch for driving while intoxicated and careless driving earlier this month.

Results of an Alcotest showed a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .20 percent, according to police.

At approximately 10 p.m., the ...

South Orange Fire Department Knocks Down Structure Fire on S. Stanley Road

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A structure fire broke out at about 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning at a residential home at 46 South Stanley Road in South Orange, according to the South Orange Fire Department.

The fire was extinguished a little before 11 a.m, and no injuries were reported. The home had substantial fire, smoke, and water damage to first, second, and third floors, and the home ...

West Orange Firefighter Promoted to Captain; St. Joseph Church Turns 85

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange firefighter Carmine S. Ruta was officially promoted to the rank of Fire Captain at the Nov. 22 township council meeting. Mayor Robert Parisi was on hand to congratulate Ruta, who was joined by his wife, Marybeth, and sons Jack and Matthew at the ceremony.

The ceremony was followed by the council’s recognition of St. Joseph Church’s 85th ...

Two Firefighters Sustain Minor Injuries in House Fire at West Orange fire on Forest Hill Road

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two firefighters sustained minor injuries in a house fire at 83 Forest Hill Road on Thursday.

One was escorted out of the fire with an injured wrist, but was not transferred to a hospital, and the other sustained minor burns to his neck. The latter was transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center for treatment.

According to police, the home was vacant ...

72-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck and Killed in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department and Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a incident that killed a 72-year-old West Orange woman pedestrian on Wednesday, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced Thursday.

The driver stopped and called for assistance, and there ...

West Orange Police and Fire Provide 100 Turkeys to Food Pantry for Thanksgiving

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Police and Fire Departments came through in a big way for the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry by donating 100 turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Pantry volunteer Chris Babinski, a dispatcher at the West Orange Police Department, contacted the West Orange PBA and the FMBA to ask for their help. The response was immediate and affirmative.

On Nov. 3, members of ...

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