Irvington to host Health and Wellness Lecture Series

Irvington to host Health and Wellness Lecture Series

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and the Irvington Department of Health and Senior Services are launching the first Health and Wellness Lecture Series for Black History Month in February. This free series is open to the public and will bring expert speakers to Irvington to discuss the impact of health inequalities, disparities, stigmas and […]

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing […]

Irvington receives first-ever lead-based grant

Irvington receives first-ever lead-based grant

IRVINGTON, NJ — Good fortune smiled on Irvington when, for the first time ever, the township was awarded a $3.3 million grant by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday, Sep. 30. Irvington was selected to receive this enormous grant in order to conduct lead-remediation activities and to reduce the number of […]

Irvington hosts workshop for upcoming 2020 census

Irvington hosts workshop for upcoming 2020 census

IRVINGTON, NJ — In preparation for the 2020 census, the Irvington Interfaith Sub-Committee hosted a workshop at the First Congregational Church in Irvington on Thursday, Jan. 9, for the township’s faith leaders to get the word out and help ensure that everyone is aware of this huge event. The first “Make Irvington Count 2020 Census” […]

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

DiVincenzo presents $769.9M budget for 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented a 2020 budget of $769.9 million on Jan. 10. According to the county, this budget stabilizes the county’s financial plan and addresses the challenges due to the ongoing national economic conditions; layoffs have been avoided since 2004 and budgets have been unveiled before the […]

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

Gill and Richardson will continue to lead freeholders in 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Freeholders Brendan Gill, of Montclair, and Wayne Richardson, of Newark, were unanimously re-elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the board’s annual reorganization meeting Jan. 7, at the Hall of Records in Newark. Additionally, Freeholder Romaine Graham was sworn in for her first […]

Cafe BLF Christmas Brunch serves Irvington community

Cafe BLF Christmas Brunch serves Irvington community

IRVINGTON, NJ — Believer’s Love Fellowship Church in Irvington opened its soup kitchen, Cafe BLF — Believer’s Love Fellowship — to the community and managed to warm many hearts this year by hosting its annual Christmas Brunch, serving those who were in need of a hot meal, on Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 25. Part of the […]

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

Freeholders approve contract to replace voting machines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In order to ensure the integrity of future Essex County elections, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution Jan. 7 approving the purchase of new voting machines that will provide optical scanners and paper ballots guaranteeing a secure and safe process.  In the wake of allegations of voter […]

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

Preliminary 2019 opioid stats show NJ is holding the line on overdose deaths

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials on Jan. 8 for a round table community meeting to discuss strategies for fighting the opioid addiction epidemic and to announce preliminary year-end opioid statistics for 2019, which indicate that, for the first time since 2012, New Jersey held the […]

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