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Police & Fire

December 20, 2021

On December 18th, 2021, at around 1:45 p.m. a jogger discovered three swastikas drawn on the sidewalk at the B’nai Shalom Temple on Pleasant Valley Way. The West Orange Police immediately launched an investigation which is still ongoing. It is believed that this is an isolated incident and the ...

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Shyhiem Clark, 24, of Newark, and Tyrese Thompson, 22, of Elizabeth, were arrested for allegedly robbing the QuickChek on Mt. Pleasant Avenue in West Orange on Sept. 27. In addition, police suspect the duo was also responsible for the Livingston Mart robbery of October 4. Clark was caught on ...

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Early in the morning on October 24, several residents of the Villas at Eagle Ridge called the West Orange Police Department to report a suspicious person who was on the property making noise around the perimeter. Police officers saw two suspects fleeing the scene. According to the police ...

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On Sunday, October 17, police officers arrested Leroy Abney, age 34, of Irvington for a shoplifting incident at the West Orange ShopRite. According to police, ShopRite's Loss Prevention team reported that the defendant, "... came into Shop Rite earlier in the day approximately around 1521 hours ...

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According to West Orange Public Information Officer Joseph Fagan, "The West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) responded to TGI Fridays (495 Prospect Avenue) at 1054 hours yesterday on a fire alarm activation. On arrival, staff initially reported a rag had caught fire." Crews found additional smoke ...

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A promotion ceremony for two West Orange Firefighters was held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange on October 5, 2021. Fire Chief Anthony Vecchio promoted Fire Captain Philip Bussey to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief and Firefighter Omar Guzman to the rank of Fire Captain. Mayor Robert ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted that he conspired to fraudulently obtain more than $700,000, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Jefferson Robert, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals to an ...

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According to the West Orange Police Department, a woman stole a bottle of tequila from B&B Liquors at 7 Northfield Avenue on September 30 at 5:43 pm. The store owner reported that a Honda Civic parked in his parking lot, and the woman driver entered the shop. She walked to the hard liquor ...

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PUBLIC HELP IS NEEDED! It is with great sadness that we report that the Township experienced a loss last night due to an auto-pedestrian crash. At approximately 7:15 pm on September 30, at the intersection of Mt Pleasant Avenue and Brennan Drive (I-280 overpass), a pedestrian was struck by ...

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According to New Jersey State Police, all lanes are closed on Rt. 280 due to a car crash on the westbound side in East Orange near Exit 12. At least one motorist was injured. A spokesperson for the State Police estimated that the highway would be closed till 7:30 pm or so. 

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The fateful events of a September morning two decades ago remain etched in our collective memory. It endures for many as a moment frozen in time, but we have triumphantly emerged from ashes of destruction. One woman who survived the tragedy now makes West Orange her home and has decided the right ...

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West Orange issued guidelines for the disposal of large items from flooded homes. Carpet, furniture and other bulk pieces can be placed at the curb now. The items will be picked up as soon as sanitation workers can remove them, which might be your regular bulk pick-up day.  Guidelines ...

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Currently, we are showing roughly 1,200 customers out in West Orange comprised of approximately 61 incidents. We have not yet fully assessed the backyard circuits and whether there is damage to poles, lines, etc but a plan is being put together currently as this is extremely ...

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Mayor Robert Parisi issued this statement earlier today: Quite a storm! Fast and furious! Luckily, all in all, West Orange did ok compared to recent storms. Happy to report there are no storm-related injuries and though this storm left damage, it is not as bad as we have seen in the ...

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Tropical Storm Ida devastated many counties in New Jersey with floods and power outages on Wednesday night. Many water rescues were carried out successfully, but one death was reported in Passaic. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings, and flights to and from Newark Airport as ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ — The hurricane is just beginning. Brace for flash flooding, power outages and torrential downpours. The tropical storm was upgraded to a hurricane Saturday morning. Hurricane Henry is expected to touch Long Island and Connecticut, with West Orange catching its extended wrath.  If ...

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