Firefighters play Santa’s helpers

ORANGE, NJ — The city of Orange Township officially kicked off the holiday season with its annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in front of City Hall on North Day Street. Once again, the Orange Fire Department did its part to welcome Santa Claus to town as, according to its firefighters, they have a special […]

Irvington hosts annual Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and the entire Irvington community, including the Irvington public schools, the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District and hundreds of children and adults, came together on Wednesday, Dec. 3, for the annual Holiday Tree-Lighting […]

Annual Community Appreciation Holiday Dinner will continue

IRVINGTON, NJ — D. Bilal Beasley, a former president of the Municipal Council, former Essex County freeholder and founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization, may be gone, but the annual Community Appreciation Holiday Dinner he began will take place Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the M.W. Garden State Grand […]

Nicholas wants name to be removed from recall efforts

McDaniel insists Nicholas’ actions won’t have any effect on committee’s effort to recall mayor

IRVINGTON, NJ — It’s official. Local businessman and former Municipal Council candidate Destin Nicholas is no longer interested in being a part of the effort by Elouise McDaniel, Candy Southerland and Dee Fuqua to recall Mayor Tony Vauss. In a letter dated Monday, Nov. 30, with his name and signature on it, addressed to Municipal Clerk […]

EO motorcycle club serves Thanksgiving dinner to community

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The members of the East Orange-based Jerzee Trendsetterz Motorcycle Club and their friends and fellow bike enthusiasts spent Thanksgiving feeding the hungry and homeless in the parking lot of the Western Beef Supermarket on Main Street. Jose Valencia, who ate there, said he was thankful they did. He was one of the […]

OFD hosts 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Fire Department’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Chief Martin DeMarzo Fire Headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 26, was a family event in every sense. Firefighters attended with their immediate families and their extended department family, as well as the extended family of the Orange Township community they serve throughout the […]

Hilltop Apartments project given $17M tax credit

IRVINGTON. NJ — The Hilltop Apartments mixed-use residential and commercial development project on the site of the former Irvington General Hospital on Chancellor Avenue received a $17 million tax credit from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Wednesday, Nov. 25. […]

Bowers approved unanimously as first public safety director

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council unanimously voted to confirm former police Director Tracy Bowers as Irvington’s first public safety director Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Clerk’s Office. “The vote was unanimous,” said an employee in the Municipal Clerk’s Office on Monday, Nov. 30. On the eve of the […]

WWII vet honored at OHA’s Thanksgiving dinner

ORANGE, NJ — Residents of the Washington Manor senior citizens building enjoyed the holiday a little early this year, when the Orange Housing Authority hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 24. “We had a great time for the holiday Thanksgiving feast for our residents,” said Orange Housing Authority Executive Director Walter McNeil on Tuesday, […]