Pandemic forces educational changes in Irvington

Pandemic forces educational changes in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The pandemic, which caused many Irvington schools to switch to remote learning, has brought quite a few changes — both positive and negative. Irvington Superintendent of Schools April Vauss — wife of Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss — was forced to find quick solutions while still finding her feet; she became superintendent in […]

Orange students kick out stage fright in the face of COVID-19

Orange students kick out stage fright in the face of COVID-19

ORANGE, NJ — Despite the pandemic, student thespians in Orange have decided that the show must go on and are currently working on a production of “Strange Happenings at the School Library,” with great hopes of lifting spirits during these troubled times. “The play is about a librarian who decides to stay in the library […]

‘Brothers Who Brick’ return to television

‘Brothers Who Brick’ return to television

IRVINGTON, NJ — Two brothers are proving that, if at first you don’t succeed, you must dust yourself off and try again. They are doing just that. After a fierce competition on the popular Fox television show “Lego Masters” in February, Travis and Corey Samuels, who hail from Irvington and Monmouth Junction, were eliminated; but […]

East Orange student receives full scholarship to Ivy League school

East Orange student receives full scholarship to Ivy League school

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The acceptance into an Ivy League institution for one East Orange student has created quite the buzz. Seventeen-year-old Kimberly Cross, a senior at East Orange Campus High School, was recently accepted to Princeton University and is the recipient of a full scholarship through QuestBridge, a program that targets low-income high school […]

Irvington mayor takes aggressive approach in response to superspreader holiday

Irvington mayor takes aggressive approach in response to superspreader holiday

IRVINGTON, NJ — With Thanksgiving came anxiety. Despite New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy urging residents to spend the holiday with only immediate family members this year, there was still the possibility there would be plenty of larger family gatherings. Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has taken an aggressive approach to mitigating the expected surge in COVID-19 […]

Urban mayors stand together against the threat of COVID-19

Urban mayors stand together against the threat of COVID-19

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County is once again plagued with COVID-19 cases. Refusing to tolerate an uncontrolled rise in cases for the second time, the mayors of Irvington, Newark, Orange and East Orange came together via Facebook Live to address these concerns on Nov. 16 During the discussion, despite praising the efforts of Gov. […]

Hot comb causes two-alarm fire within township

Hot comb causes two-alarm fire within township

IRVINGTON, NJ — With Thanksgiving approaching, one thing many people are thankful for is a roof over their head. Countless residents are left homeless during the cold and flu season for a variety of reasons, including financial woes and house fires. Unfortunately, the latter became a harsh reality for the occupants of one Irvington home. […]