Mosque and charities host meat giveaway in Irvington Park

Mosque and charities host meat giveaway in Irvington Park

IRVINGTON, NJ — Omar Bilal and the Friends of Irvington Park joined forces with Imam Wahy-ud Deen Shareef of the Warith-uhd Deen mosque in Newark, the Embrace Relief nonprofit organization and volunteers from the Edep Academy Home School and After School Program to host a food giveaway at the D. Bilal Community Center in Irvington […]

IHA tenants host cookouts on Labor Day Weekend

IHA tenants host cookouts on Labor Day Weekend

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Housing Authority’s Labor Day Holiday Weekend Community Cookout took place at both the Crescent Lane apartment complex and the senior citizens apartments in 624 Nye Ave. On the one hand, Delores Calloway, Will Harden and other Crescent Lane and 624 Nye Ave. residents had been complaining loudly about substandard living conditions […]

Police captain cleared of all criminal charges, back to work

Police captain cleared of all criminal charges, back to work

IRVINGTON, NJ — Wednesday, Sept. 6, was the first day back on the job for Irvington Police Division Capt. Monique Smith, after she was cleared of all criminal charges related to an off-duty incident involving Newark Councilman John Sharpe James in 2014, son of the former Newark mayor. According to Smith’s attorney, Steven Altman, on […]

Township has kept homicide rate down to three this year

IRVINGTON, NJ — As the 2017-2018 school year began Thursday, Sept. 7, Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers celebrated the success of the Summer Policing Plan, which had resulted in no homicides in town from the end of school in June until Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4. Since Vauss became mayor […]

ECPO offers domestic violence training

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will again offer a domestic violence training program this fall. Called “Sanctuary,” the program is a 100-hour training program designed to equip community residents to provide crisis intervention and outreach services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking and family members of domestic […]

NAACP president is critical of town’s budget deficits, furloughs

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris picked Labor Day to chime in about the township’s recent fiscal shortfalls that have led to a $3.25 million budget deficit in 2015, $2.4 million deficits in 2016 and 2017, and the 1.5-percent property tax increase in the $109,930,685.08 Calendar Year 2017 Municipal Budget. “Our problem with […]

RAINBOWS assists children dealing with grief

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a child 5 to 12 years old who is grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or other painful family transition? The RAINBOWS support group program for children in that age group will be meeting at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center […]

Promised medical coverage still sought by firefighter’s wife

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Vicki Martignetti, the wife of an Irvington firefighter, she reached out to Irvington Municipal Council President David Lyons for help in getting the township to honor its contractual obligations to employees by paying some outstanding medical bills, to no avail. In a recent Irvington Herald article, Lyons suggested Martignetti get […]

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