Fired firefighter fights back

An East Newark volunteer firefighter who was fired for “conduct unbecoming” and “insubordination” this summer is contesting his dismissal. The former firefighter Edmund McKeown, a resident of Kearny, has retained attorney Jennifer L. Casazza, of the Mark Law Firm in Basking Ridge, who has filed a notice of tort claim, which… Continue Reading

Mammograms available for those eligible

East Newark Mayor Joseph R. Smith and the Borough Council have approved a resolution recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Smith noted that every year the borough promotes breast cancer awareness and remembrance for people and families affected by the disease. In addition, the mayor is encouraging eligible residents to take… Continue Reading

Spat with fire chief leads to firing

EAST NEWARK – An East Newark volunteer firefighter has been fired following a verbal blow-up with the chief of the Fire Department. The Borough Council voted last Wednesday, July 8, to affirm the termination of Firefighter Ed McKeown, following an administrative hearing held by the council on June 25. McKeown,… Continue Reading