EO City Council to submit CY 2016 budget to state

EAST ORANGE, NJ — With the conclusion of the final installment of public budget meetings on Wednesday, April 27, 3rd Ward Councilwoman and Council Budget Committee Chairwoman Quilla Talmadge could barely conceal her pleasure that the process was moving right along. “The hearings went good,” said Talmadge on Tuesday, May 17. “After the hearings, we […]

As layoff looms, IHA workers try to save health care

As layoff looms, IHA workers try to save health care

IRVINGTON, NJ — Although Caleb Bryant, the Service Employees International Union Local 617 shop steward and 12 other Irvington Housing Authority maintenance workers may have received an “indefinite postponement” of their scheduled layoff on Thursday, May 5, the price may have been their own health. Health care, that is. “Presently, our union will present IHA with […]

Warren re-elected mayor, but loses control of council

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren left little doubt of his popularity, garnering 50 percent of the 3,917 votes cast in the municipal election on Tuesday, May 10. Warren won his second term with 1,960 votes, easily besting his two challengers, East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley and former Zoning Board member Janice Morrell, who […]

Lyons wins re-election as a member of Team Irvington Strong

IRVINGTON, NJ — Seasons change and clothing comes in and out of fashion, but David Lyons has consistently found his place on the Irvington Municipal Council; he was elected a sixth time as councilman on Tuesday, May 10, winning the North Ward with 435 votes to challenger Cathy Southerland’s 150 votes. However, there was one […]

S.E.R.T. takes lead in Operation May Day tactical strikes

IRVINGTON, NJ — Earlier this year, when Mayor Tony Vauss unveiled the Public Safety Department Police Division’s new Special Enforcement Response Team and announced the partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he said it was to send a message to criminals and lawbreakers everywhere. “I want to make it clear to everyone that we […]

$800K for Orange Recreation Center questioned at debate

ORANGE, NJ — While the groundbreaking for the new Senior and Youth Recreation Center inside the old YWCA building on Main Street went smoothly for Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren on Saturday, May 7, not everyone at a recent debate was convinced all the $2.5 million in grant money was available to make the project happen. […]

IHA maintenance workers layoffs postponed indefinitely

IHA maintenance workers layoffs postponed indefinitely

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Caleb Bryant, shop steward of Service Employees International Union Local 617, he and the 12 Irvington Housing Authority maintenance workers scheduled to be fired in favor of privatization on Friday, May 6, have been given a reprieve. “The layoff had been postponed indefinitely for now,” said Bryant on Thursday, May […]

Haitian Flag Day event to be hosted in Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic and her Civic Association are joining forces with Thecy Faustin and FamiCare Inc. to host the annual Haitian Flag Day Celebration on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in front of the Municipal Building in Civic Square. The event is free and open to the public, and […]

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