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West Orange Officials Release Statement in Response Death of George Floyd

May 30, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to the “deep-rooted outrage” sparked across the country by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, West Orange Township officials joined “the countless voices across the country offering support to the family of George Floyd for their profound loss” by releasing a formal statement to the community on ...

West Orange Police Warn About Burglaries to Locked and Unlocked Vehicles

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although overall crime continues to trend downward during the pandemic, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) released a statement on Wednesday to alert residents that auto burglaries continue to plaque the community.

According to the WOPD, the vast majority of vehicles entered have been through unlocked doors, but officers have also seen a few forced entries ...

West Orange Neighborhood Arranges Appreciation Parade for First Responders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of Conforti Avenue in West Orange recently welcomed first responders to their neighborhood for a drive-by parade in a show of appreciation.

The event was arranged by Mike Schatzberg and Rabbi Lisa Vernon, who sang "God Bless America" as police and fire department personnel paused to express their gratitude.

West Orange Officer Chris Jacksic Honored Upon Retirement from Police Department

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Officer Chris Jacksic has officially retired from the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) after 25-plus years of service. He has also served on the West Orange PBA Executive Board since 1998 and has been Local 25 President since 2006.

Jacksic brought the “Take Me Home” program to the WOPD, which is a registration/tracking program that helps law enforcement ...

West Orange OEM Receives Mask Donation from Neighboring Fire Department

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When the South Orange Fire Department received a donation of 4,500 medical masks from Livingston resident Dr. Kaixuan Liu of Atlantic Spine Center to supplement their personal protective equipment (PPE), they turned around and shared the wealth with other first responders.

The department divided them nearly equally between the Livingston Fire ...

Community Donations Support West Orange Police Department

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the many residents and organizations that have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and more, the West Orange Police Department (WOPD) has been able to replenish its supply in order to ensure the safety of officers during the battle against COVID-19.

Recent donations have come from Steven M. Levenbrook DDS; Anthony Santucci ...

West Orange Township Warns of Texting Scam and False Solicitors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange advises residents that there are currently no active solicitor permits within the township and no permits are being issued until further notice. Additionally, the township recently became aware of a new text-message scam that has been circulating.

According to the township, the scam text reads as follows:

“Someone who came in ...


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West Orange State Wrestling Champion Sandra Guerrero Continues to Make History

May 12, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City University (NJCU).

NJCU, which is one of the few universities in the country to feature a ...

Pompton Plains Man Admits to 2017 Bomb Threat at Livingston Temple

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty on Tuesday to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information ...

Introduce Your Kids to Musical Instruments on May 22

May 22 is Buy a Musical Instrument Day and in today’s climate, most of us have some time to take up a new hobby like learning a new instrument and/or creating our own music. These days, there is also plenty of time to introduce your little ones to songs and music genres you like and to help them find their inner musician. And, right now, while you cannot just walk into a store to purchase a ...

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Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

May 25, 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...