E. Orange mayor tries to avoid layoffs

East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser says despite facing a budget gap, the city is trying to avoid layoffs of police and firefighters.Bowser says layoff notices

EAST ORANGE - East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser says despite facing a budget gap, the city is trying to avoid layoffs of police and firefighters.

Bowser says layoff notices have gone out to some personnel in those departments, but he insists the notifications are just a procedural move so the city can work on the budget.

"As of this particular moment there are no layoffs," said Bowser yesterday.

Click ?NEXT? to see the full interview with East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser.

The mayor says the city is considering consolidating services and grant money as a way to bridge the budget deficit.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl 1 VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl
This is a sketch of a suspect wanted 2 Police impersonator sought in New Milford
Jersey Weekend Buzz 3 Jersey Weekend Buzz
The body of Trupal Patel, 29, was found 4 Discovery of body in Wall prompts murder investigation
The body of Trupal Patel, 29, was found 5 Discovery of body in Wall prompts murder investigation

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE