Two Irvington residents among winners of Senior Legacies Writing Contest

Two Irvington residents among winners of Senior Legacies Writing Contest

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services recognized the writing talents of eight Essex County residents during the annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 24. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages Essex senior citizens to write essays about the […]

Tax lien sale raises $800K for Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The home mortgage foreclosure crisis has been a hot topic of discussion throughout New Jersey, including at People’s Organization for Progress meetings, where 2017 New Jersey Democratic Party gubernatorial candidates Steve Wisniewski, Phil Murphy and state Sen. Raymond Lesniak have appeared ahead of the primary election set for Tuesday, June 6. “It […]

Mayor: Layoffs and furloughs needed to close budget gap

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss has confirmed that his administration is asking township employees to accept furloughs and layoffs in order to close a $3.25 million gap in the 2017 municipal budget. According to a memo from Irvington Finance Director Faheem Ra’Oof, addressed to township business administrator Musa Malik and Wally Riglicki, who was […]

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 […]

Mayor now supports freeholder president’s S.U.N. initiative

IRVINGTON, NJ — Two years ago, when Mayor Tony Vauss was running for office, some beleaguered homeowners wanted him to take the suggestion from a nonprofit group to use Irvington’s eminent domain powers to take mortgages back from the banks and lenders threatening to foreclose on them. Although this may have helped struggling homeowners keep […]

Irvington NAACP takes part in Black World Conference

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP was well-represented at the Institute of the Black World’s State of the Black World Conference at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark from Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 20. “An august crowd of African-American and Latino people attended the conference that was a tribute to the life and […]

Initiative to be discussed soon to stave off foreclosures

Initiative to be discussed soon to stave off foreclosures

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders President Britnee Timberlake is on a mission to spread the good news that there is help for struggling homeowners trying to stave off foreclosure and stay in their homes, thanks to the nonprofit organization Boston Community Capital and its Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods initiative. Timberlake is planning […]

NAACP to host workshop on housing and related issues at NJIT

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher, the organization hosted a workshop on discrimination in housing and employment on Saturday, July 9, at Greater New Point Baptist Church. Witcher said the NAACP will be hosting another workshop on Saturday, July 16, from noon to 2 p.m., at the New Jersey Institute […]