NAACP standing behind fired third-grade teacher

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher is joining Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and the People’s Organization for Progress in supporting former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga in her ongoing legal battle with her former employers, the Orange School District and the Orange Board of Education. A first-year teacher, Zuniga […]

Mayor hosts first Economic Business Summit

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss hosted the township’s first Business Summit on Friday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 50 Union Ave. and, according to the mayor, it was an unqualified success. The summit was organized to provide participants information about township services and resources that can assist them in developing […]

NJ Civil Service now approves layoff of former police chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission has changed its opinion about Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase’s job title and status with the Irvington Police Department. “The layoff plan was approved,” said Vauss on Saturday, March 5, during a break in the action at East Orange Mayor Lester […]

Clerk has drawing for election ballot positions

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Municipal Clerk Harold Wiener held a drawing to determine ballot positions for the seven candidates running for the four available ward seats in his office in the Municipal Building on Monday, March 14. “With the exception of Mr. Pinkney in the East Ward — he was short in the number of […]

Ron Alston mourned by community

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for Ronald Alston, founder of the My Father Knows Best nonprofit organization was Friday, March 4, at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. The charity has hosted annual back-to-school backpack and school supply giveaways in addition to other events to help needy families in Irvington, East Orange, Newark […]

Mayor to convene Inaugural Business Summit

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss will be convening the Mayor Tony Vauss Inaugural Business Summit on Friday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 50 Union Ave., Irvington. The event is open to business owners in the township and will provide an opportunity for the participants to receive information about the services […]

Mayor says crime is down in 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers say crime is down in Irvington due to a crackdown that began late last year with two major busts. In both instances, Vauss and Bowers said illegal drugs and firearms were confiscated. “On Dec. 17, the Irvington Police Intelligence Unit, while conducting surveillance […]

Team Irvington Strong runs unopposed again in BOE election

IRVINGTON, NJ — Although Feb. 29 was the filing deadline to turn in nominating petitions for the April 19 Irvington Board of Education election, the three candidates backed by the Team Irvington Strong social and political organization were the only ones to file for the three open seats. “There were no new petitions submitted to […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]

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