Former police chief still looking for final paycheck

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Police Chief Chief Michael Chase said he has collected all but one of the paychecks the Irvington Police Department said he was paid last year. Chase’s attorney, Joseph Donahue, said his client has received four checks from the state Civil Service Commission that the township owed him, but the former […]

HUD report reveals rationale behind Brown’s termination

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the six members of the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to fire its executive director, David Brown, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, they used information presented to the board from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reach the decision. That information was finally made available to […]

NJ American Water flushing schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This spring and into the summer months, New Jersey American Water will perform its annual cleaning of the water distribution system to help ensure that customers continue to receive high-quality, reliable water service. New Jersey American Water has begun annual maintenance to flush out harmless mineral deposits that may have built […]

Despite ‘replacement checks,’ Chase still waiting to get paid

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase alleges that the township of Irvington still owes him money, although the Irvington Department of Revenue and Finance has sent him copies of the four checks totaling $26,233.12. Check copies were also forwarded to the Irvington Herald, but Chase and the state Civil Service Commission said […]

Former police chief appeals disciplinary hearing

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, attorney Sheila Ellington, hired by the town to serve as the hearing officer in former police Chief Michael Chase’s first disciplinary hearing case, issued a 32-page decision that found him guilty of violating the state Attorney General Guidelines for the Operation of Police Departments, which Joseph Santiago, […]

Local Finance Board dismisses ethics complaints against council

IRVINGTON, NJ — The state Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board recently cleared Irvington Municipal Council Vice President Renee Burgess and the other council members of any wrongdoing regarding an ethics complaint filed against them last year by Elouise McDaniel, president of the Irvington Joint Block Association and Nesbitt Terrace Block Association. The governing […]

Although Chase was paid $37,673, he still wants W2 form

Although Chase was paid $37,673, he still wants W2 form

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former police Chief Michael Chase considers it good news that the township has agreed to pay him the $37,673 that the New Jersey state civil Service commission says it owes him, although he has still not received a W2 tax form from township government for this amount. This is the same amount […]

Service Above Self Awards Brunch honors several residents

Service Above Self Awards Brunch honors several residents

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Rotary Club of Irvington will be hosting its annual Service Above Self Awards Brunch on Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. in the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. This year’s awardees are: Dr. October Hudley, the library media specialist at Grove Street Elementary School; Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers; Irvington Fire […]

Multi-family sales total 170 Units/$12.82 million featured in East Orange, Orange, Irvington

ESSEX COUNTY — In East Orange/The Oranges and Irvington, where transit-fueled multi-family investment is facilitating a regional renaissance, Gebroe-Hammer Associates Managing Director David Oropeza has arranged four separate sales totaling 170 apartment-rental units and $12.82 million. In each of the transactions, the 30-year investment brokerage veteran exclusively represented the sellers and identified the buyers of […]