Garcia is out at IHA and so is Econometrica

IRVINGTON, NJ — Changes abound at the Irvington Housing Authority as, according to a confirmation by Mayor Tony Vauss, Carmelo Garcia is out as the new executive director of the IHA Board of Commissioners, as is Econometrica, a company hired to help “fix” the public housing agency. Officials from the Elizabeth Housing Agency, which had […]

New IHA director comes with a lot of baggage

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday, April 19 that named former Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia as its new executive director with a $155,000 starting salary, some IHA residents were not happy about it. Former IHA Director David Brown had […]

IHA commissioners appoint new executive director

IHA commissioners appoint new executive director

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Darlene Brown its new chairwoman at its meeting on Wednesday, April 19, and passed a resolution naming former Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia as the IHA’s new executive director. The board also approved another walk-on resolution to appoint the law firm of […]

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 […]

IHA commissioners approve partnership with Elizabeth Housing Authority

IHA commissioners approve partnership with Elizabeth Housing Authority

IRVINGTON, NJ — In a special meeting, the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners met Wednesday, Feb. 15, to unanimously approve three new resolutions, giving control of the township’s public housing agency to William D. Jones, the executive director of the city of Elizabeth Housing Authority. This action took place one week after a special […]

H.U.D. had been investigating Brown long before he was fired

H.U.D. had been investigating Brown long before he was fired

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners cited information they received from the federal Housing and Urban Development department as its primary reason for terminating Executive Director David Brown’s employment for cause at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 8. The Irvington Herald newspaper has reached out to H.U.D. Regional Director Sonia Burgos […]

IHA Board of Commissioners fire executive director ‘for cause’

IHA Board of Commissioners fire executive director ‘for cause’

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted at a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, to terminate Executive Director David Brown and pay him four months’ salary as severance pay. According to Mayor Tony Vauss, former Newark Regional Housing Department official Diane Johnson has been tapped to replace Brown. Johnson reportedly currently […]

Irvington police investigate second homicide of 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township recorded its second homicide of 2016 on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Crescent Lane section of the Irvington Housing Authority complex on Union Avenue. “We have a homicide on Crescent Lane inside an apartment by someone we believe to be a friend of the victims,” said Mayor Tony Vauss on […]