SOPD, CC&J, Seton Hall and Others Join with Allan Houston’s FISLL Program

(Photo credit Alia C. Covel) By Alia C. Covel (reprinted from TAPinto article dated 10/16/21) SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — NBA legend Allan Houston brought The FISLL Project to Seton Hall University  on Tuesday to continue the success of his foundation’s nationwide mentoring program. SHU is a partner in South Orange’s Community Care and Justice Program, along with Essex County,Continue reading “SOPD, CC&J, Seton Hall and Others Join with Allan Houston’s FISLL Program”

LETTER: South Orange Posts FAQs on Police Video Camera System, to Host Meeting July 21

Written By Donna Coallier, South Orange Village Trustee  (originally published in Village Green, June 27, 2021) To the editors: As has been shared and discussed in Village public meetings and on social media, South Orange  elected officials, in collaboration with the South Orange Police Department (SOPD), Village administrative team, and the South Orange Community Policy CollaborativeContinue reading “LETTER: South Orange Posts FAQs on Police Video Camera System, to Host Meeting July 21”

South Orange Police Replacing and Expanding Public Security Camera Network With Newer Technology

By Mary Barr Mann (reprinted from Village Green article April 17, 2021) The South Orange Police Department is in the process of replacing public security cameras throughout the Village — mostly in commercial areas and busy intersections — and adding more, a process that will take several years as 8-12 cameras are replaced or installedContinue reading “South Orange Police Replacing and Expanding Public Security Camera Network With Newer Technology”

OPINION: Upgrades to South Orange Police Security Camera Network Should Be Paused

By Ben Vitale (originally published in Village Green article April 25, 2021) The Village Green recently reported on the South Orange Police Department’s surveillance camera project. I call on the Village Trustees to suspend this project, conduct broad public consultation, debate, and vote. Budget approval is not enough, because the cameras raise issues beyond dollar costs. NeitherContinue reading “OPINION: Upgrades to South Orange Police Security Camera Network Should Be Paused”