Irvington youth catches 3 fish at derby

Irvington youth catches 3 fish at derby

IRVINGTON, NJ — Zanayah Hardiman, of Irvington, caught the most fish in the girls 1-5 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Irvington Park on Wednesday, May 18. She caught three fish. Presenting her with the award are Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante, left, and Jackie Matthews from the Essex County Parks […]

Weathers siblings win awards at fishing derbies

Weathers siblings win awards at fishing derbies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kaila Weathers, of Orange, caught the first fish in the girls category and caught the most fish in the girls 6-10 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Irvington Park on Wednesday, May 18. She caught her first fish at 6:02 p.m. and caught four fish. Presenting her with […]

East Orange youth catches 16 fish at derby in Irvington

East Orange youth catches 16 fish at derby in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Ibn Shirley, of East Orange, caught the most fish in the boys 11-15 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Irvington Park on Wednesday, May 18. He caught 16 fish. Presenting him with the award are Kahron Smothers, left, and Jackie Matthews, right, from the Essex County Parks Department.

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its 56th annual Valor Awards presentation at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, on May 10. Since 1966, the organization has provided assistance to dependents of Essex County police officers and firefighters, and New Jersey state troopers, who have lost their lives in the line […]

Orange and Irvington incumbents all reelected

Orange and Irvington incumbents all reelected

IRVINGTON / ORANGE, NJ — On May 10, voters in Irvington and Orange headed to the polls for municipal elections. In both towns, voters overwhelmingly supported incumbents. In Irvington, Mayor Tony Vauss won reelection, as did his running mates and Irvington Municipal Council incumbents Renee Burgess, Charnette Frederic and October Hudley. In Orange, City Council […]

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

Essex County creates Offices of LGBTQ Affairs, names its first director

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Newark resident Reginald Bledsoe as its first director on Friday, May 13. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and provide […]

Community comes together in Newark to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Community comes together in Newark to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of area Muslims came together on May 3 to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Weequahic Park in Newark, where they prayed together and shared a feast. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. It is a joyous occasion filled with prayer, good food and community. Photos […]

Irvington man shot to death on Grove Street

Irvington man shot to death on Grove Street

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the fatal shooting of Jahque Benbow, 23, of Irvington, according to a May 13 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, May 11, at approximately 10 p.m., Irvington police responded to a call of shots fired on the 500 block of […]

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