VFW commander eagerly awaits holiday

VFW commander eagerly awaits holiday

IRVINGTON, NJ — Veterans Day, which will be observed next week on Nov. 11, is a big deal for a lot of people, particularly veterans such as Penny Register. Originally from Wilmington, N.C., the commander of Irvington’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941 now lives in Elizabeth and has had numerous memorable experiences in her […]

New York family seeks justice from OPD

New York family seeks justice from OPD

ORANGE, NJ — An unforeseen experience involving the Orange Police Department has left one family shaken, seeking explanations and wondering whether there are predatory towing practices that target drivers in New Jersey. Long Beach, N.Y., resident Dana Szczepaniak, whose mother and aunt were on their way to her wedding when their car was impounded and […]

IHS alum named interim coach of NFL team

IHS alum named interim coach of NFL team

IRVINGTON, NJ — Great talent has emerged from Irvington. And now Irvington High School School Class of 1994 alumnus Raheem Morris has been named the new interim head coach of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. A Hofstra University graduate, Morris was once the head coach of the NFL team Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Morris has replaced former […]

New initiatives to help Irvington community

IRVINGTON, NJ — Coming to grips with the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19, the township of Irvington is seeking to help its residents through various initiatives. “Recognizing the need to provide as much support to local residents and businesses as possible, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Vauss has launched the following initiatives,” […]

Candidates vie for open seats during Orange BOE forum

Candidates vie for open seats during Orange BOE forum

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Citizens Action Group held an Orange Board of Education online candidates forum on Oct. 17 that saw six out of nine candidates participating. Participating candidates were Samantha Crockett, Marsha Escalliere, Sharon Forde, Charles Pryor, Tyrone Tarver and Leonor Young. Candidate Fatimah Turner did not attend due to a death in […]

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 […]