Irvington well-represented at EO reorganization meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Irvington was well-represented at the East Orange City Council’s annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1, with Irvington Democratic Committee Chairman Baseemah Beasley and South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones present. “Happy New Year to everyone,” said Beasley on Tuesday, Jan. 1. “This was a well-attended event for the council and we […]

Councilman has a New Year’s resolution for administration

IRVINGTON, NJ — East Ward Councilman Paul Inman isn’t up for re-election until 2020, but during the Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition’s annual Christmas and Kwanzaa Brunch in Mt. Herman Church on Nesbit Terrace on Saturday, Dec. 15, he said it’s never too early to start making plans for the future, and that includes his […]

Orange BOE’s reorganization to also be swearing-in ceremony

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Board of Education’s reorganization meeting will be Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m., at the Orange School District’s headquarters at 451 Lincoln Ave., according to Essex County clerk Chris Durkin and Orange Board of Education secretary and business administrator Adekunle James. This meeting will also serve as the official swearing-in ceremony […]

Fifth homicide of 2018 happens on Christmas Eve

IRVINGTON, NJ — The year ended on a dour note as, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Irvington suffered its fifth homicide of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 24. “Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were […]

Former mayor weighs in on marijuana legalization

IRVINGTON, NJ — FoFormer Mayor Wayne Smith weighed in on the debate about the Marijuana Legalization Act in the wake of state legislators’ admission that the bill is unlikely to pass this year, at the Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition’s annual Christmas and Kwanzaa Brunch at Mt. Herman Church on Saturday, Dec. 15. Dozens of […]

Street renamed in honor of retiring church pastor

IRVINGTON, NJ — Outgoing Greater New Point Missionary Baptist Church Pastor the Rev. William Rutherford Jr. had a street renamed in his honor Sunday, Dec. 16. Rutherford is officially retiring from pastoring at Greater New Point Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 31, after 38 years in the pulpit of the church on Paine Avenue. […]

Irvington PSD director helps East Orange find new PSD director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Reaching across township lines, Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers recently assisted East Orange Mayor Ted Green in finding a new director to replace Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29 from the department. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, […]

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