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 […]

Public outcry leads to Orange Council tabling resolution

ORANGE, NJ — The contaminated water supply of the city of Flint, Mich., was on the minds of Orange residents attending the Orange City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 22, to learn more about the pending deal between Mayor Dwayne Warren’s administration and the Pennoni water management company. According to Warren and Todd Hay, the Pennoni […]

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 […]

Fired third-grade teacher to speak at P.O.P. meeting

ORANGE, NJ — Former first-year Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marylin Zuniga, who was fired from her job in the Orange Public School District for having her students write get-well cards to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal, is scheduled to speak to the members of the People’s Organization for Progress on Thursday, March 3, […]

Mayor announces partnership with FBI at annual Township Address

    IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss used his annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 28, as a platform to announce Irvington’s new partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Vauss introduced Brad Cohen, the special agent in charge and assistant director of the […]

Judge rules Edwards has to repay illegally earned $270K

    ORANGE, NJ — Superior Court Judge Christine Farrington ruled Thursday, Feb. 18, that former Orange Deputy Business Administrator Willis Edwards must repay the city of Orange Township the $268,750 he earned while working illegally as a city employee with that job title. Farrington’s ruling should bring an end to the legal saga of […]

East Orange well-represented at the annual Labor Breakfast

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The honorees at the Essex County Democratic Committee’s annual Labor Breakfast, hosted on Friday, Feb. 19, at Nanina’s in the Park restaurant in Branch Brook Park in Belleville, were: Susan M. Cleary, the president of District 1199J, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; Peter Growing, the council representative of Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; Mark […]

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