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, […]

AAngelsNJ hosts Tackle Breast Cancer Sunday Football fundraiser and Toy Drive

ORANGE, NJ — Taking advantage of the turnout for its annual Tackle Breast Cancer Football Sunday fundraiser at Southern Comfort Cafe on Sunday, Dec. 16, AAngelsNJ, a nonprofit cancer awareness and support organization also hosted a Toy Drive to coincide with the event. “This is actually our end-of-the-year fundraiser, which is why we combined it […]

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s has concluded his search to replace former Public Safety Department Director Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, Dec, 17, Green announced the appointment of former Newark Police […]

Three ordinances re-approved to redevelop YWCA site

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council unanimously re-approved three new ordinances related to the redevelopment of the old YWCA site on Main Street, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Ordinances Nos. 49-2018, 50-2018 and 51-2018 had been approved on Wednesday, Nov. 4, but the council had to re-approve them because an email […]

A star’s significance divides football fans … in jest

IRVINGTON, NJ — Sports rivalries among fans of the NFL don’t get any better than the Dallas Cowboys versus the Pittsburgh Steelers from the AFC, or their NFC East division rivals the New York Giants. But members of the Irvington Department of Public Works Department who are Cowboys fans might have taken this adulation too […]

Local businessmen behind ‘Welcome to East Orange’ Program

ORANGE, NJ — At Orange City Council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson noted the number of “Welcome to East Orange” signs posted along the borders the city shares with its neighbor had recently increased dramatically. She observed that, since Orange and East Orange are “sister cities,” Orange needs to […]

Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington police Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Cepeda has been officially designated as the township’s “Kids Cop,” assigned to handle all issues related to children in town in the same manner that Detective Marcus Smith has been assigned to deal with public safety issues regarding Irvington’s senior citizens. “She’s been reassigned to the mayor’s detail,” […]

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