Irvington sponsors resolution to designate COVID-19 Memorial Day

Irvington sponsors resolution to designate COVID-19 Memorial Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — This month officially marks one year since COVID-19 shut down the state and created a new normal for everyone. To commemorate this event, the township of Irvington has sponsored a resolution to designate the first Monday of March as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day. “This resolution acknowledges and recognizes the devastating […]

East Orange, community partners launch virtual after-school initiative

East Orange, community partners launch virtual after-school initiative

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training, also known as MOET, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the East Orange School District and V.I.P. Online Academy, recently held a kickoff pep rally to celebrate the beginning of a new virtual after-school initiative, […]

Accomplished Irvington author’s parenting guidebook now available

Accomplished Irvington author’s parenting guidebook now available

IRVINGTON, NJ — Many have accomplished a great deal, but not many can say they have accomplished as much as Harry Paden. His many accomplishments include hosting and producing the cable program “The Irvington Now Show,” having served as a community affairs representative to Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, owning and running consulting company HP Inc., […]

NJRA discusses launch of new program targeting small businesses

NJRA discusses launch of new program targeting small businesses

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green hosted a Feb. 17 town hall meeting with several East Orange officials, including Monique Griffin and Victor Kuteyi of the Health and Human Services Department, and Planning and Development Director Dan Jennings. Joining them was New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Chief Operating Officer Darryl Godfrey, to discuss […]

Irvington passes ordinance on first reading to amend zoning code for small cell wireless facilities

Irvington passes ordinance on first reading to amend zoning code for small cell wireless facilities

IRVINGTON, NJ — In the year 2020, some cities and towns are looking to make a much-needed upgrade. Recognizing that technology plays a key role in life these days, the township of Irvington plans to upgrade its zoning regulations to allow for small cell wireless facilities, which would enhance internet and communication capabilities for residents. […]

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

Irvington holds Black Lives Matter ceremony and mural unveiling

IRVINGTON, NJ — Upholding the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, cities across the nation have made a point of giving recognition to their black communities. Drawing out a host of dignitaries — including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, former N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey and state Sen. Ronald Rice — Irvington Mayor Tony […]

East Orange holds ceremony for Nigerian flag raising

East Orange holds ceremony for Nigerian flag raising

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Honoring a rich culture, the Nigerian community was celebrated in East Orange recently. Recognized by East Orange Mayor Ted Green, the City Council, and the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, along with the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America, East Orange held a Nigerian flag–raising ceremony on Friday, […]

East Orange elementary school holds successful back-to-school night

East Orange elementary school holds successful back-to-school night

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Six months in, COVID-19 continues to plague the nation, and children are continuing their virtual learning at home. As many school buildings in New Jersey remain closed, Cicely Tyson Elementary School in East Orange held its back-to-school night in the schoolyard. Able to reconnect with students and parents after months of […]

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