County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — This December, participate in the 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1, and all entries must […]

Annual Dinner and Turkey Giveaway hosted at senior center

Annual Dinner and Turkey Giveaway hosted at senior center

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Health Department Director Dr. Monique Griffith joined forces with Irvington Senior Citizens Center manager Gloria Chisun to host the annual pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner and Turkey Giveaway at the ISCC building on Springfield Avenue on Friday. Nov. 9. “We’re in our illustrious Senior Citizens Center, on behalf of having […]

VFW vets were very busy in lead up to Veterans Day

VFW vets were very busy in lead up to Veterans Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — The U.S. Army used to have a recruiting slogan and poster that said: “We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do in their entire day.” Although it is composed of veterans from all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, not just the Army, members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign […]

VFW vets were very busy in lead up to Veterans Day

VFW vets were very busy in lead up to Veterans Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — The U.S. Army used to have a recruiting slogan and poster that said: “We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do in their entire day.” Although it is composed of veterans from all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, not just the Army, members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign […]

Veterans Day proves a great day in Irvington

Veterans Day proves a great day in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington hosted its annual Veterans Day parade and wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial in Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue on Monday, Nov. 12, with support and cooperation from the Irvington School District, Public Safety Department and the Police and Fire divisions. “As you can see, we’re having a celebration out here. […]

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

County hosts ninth annual Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined by 11th Congressional District Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, a veteran herself, presented an Essex County Community Star Award to William D. Squires, a U.S. Navy and […]

Resident agrees with senator’s opposition of marijuana legalization

Resident agrees with senator’s opposition of marijuana legalization

IRVINGTON, NJ — State Sen. Ron Rice’s opposition to marijuana legalization in New Jersey found someone who shares his viewpoint in Kathleen Witcher. A longtime resident of Irvington who is a former Irvington NAACP president, former Irvington Board of Education member, former Irvington Housing Authority commissioner and a retired teacher, Witcher is vocal on many […]

Issue with software obfuscates completion of election results on county clerk’s website

Issue with software obfuscates completion of election results on county clerk’s website

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An issue with the software that displays election results on the Essex County Clerk’s Office website is incorrectly showing viewers how many districts have completely reported in their votes. According to the website on Nov. 9, 548 districts out of 550 in Essex County are reported in; the two missing districts […]

Dancy elected as new branch president of Irvington NAACP

Dancy elected as new branch president of Irvington NAACP

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the Irvington NAACP’s election on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue, Thurman Dancy was elected as its new president. Dancy beat out at large Councilwoman Charnette Frederic 7-3, with 10 members participating in the election. “It feels challenging and exciting to be the new president,” […]

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