Imani Center set to close due to budget cuts

Imani Center set to close due to budget cuts

IRVINGTON, NJ — Located on the Irvington High School campus, the longstanding Imani Center is losing its funding. Gov. Phil Murphy’s revised fiscal 2021 budget proposes a cut of $11.917 million, which would bring an end to statewide school-based youth services programs, widely known as SBYSPs, effective Sept. 30. The budget cut would also mean […]

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, according to a Sept. 21 press release. The allocation focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To […]

Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

Murphy signs legislation designating Juneteenth as a state and public holiday

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 10,  Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation S19, which designates the third Friday in June as a state and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved people of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom. […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Gbayor commits to Nebraska University

Gbayor commits to Nebraska University

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mikai Gbayor, a member of the Irvington High School Class of 2021, committed to Nebraska University on Sept. 4. Gbayor, who has a grade-point average of 3.0, currently plays the position of linebacker on the IHS football team. In addition to Nebraska, Gbayor also received offers from LSU, Alabama, Michigan, Texas A&M, […]

Irvington Housing Authority, partners provide tablets to seniors

Irvington Housing Authority, partners provide tablets to seniors

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority recently partnered with T-Mobile, Quicklert and Comelit to connect and protect seniors through an innovative venture that could serve as a national model for public housing authorities. “It was my idea to architect an information management system that would help us address the issues discovered during COVID-19 while […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Irvington Library partners with U.S. Census Bureau

Irvington Library partners with U.S. Census Bureau

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Public Library is partnering with the Census Bureau for the month of September. Do you need help filling out the census? The library can help. Throughout the month of September, there will be a census representative on site to help residents with this important survey. With support from the New […]

Department directors attend virtual meeting with mayor

Department directors attend virtual meeting with mayor

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Aug. 27, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss held a Zoom meeting via Facebook Live with the town’s public directors. Attending the meeting were Director of Public Works Jamel Holley, Director of Economic Development and Grants Oversight Genia Philip, Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers, Deputy Public Safety Director John Brown, Director of Housing […]

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