Sting operation proves successful in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department Detective Bureau set up a successful sting operation to combat several reported armed robberies that were committed utilizing Facebook to Marketplace to lure victims to a specific area for an in-person meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10. According to reports, the victims were violently robbed and pistol-whipped during the […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

Cache of drugs and weapons seized by Irvington police

Cache of drugs and weapons seized by Irvington police

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and New Jersey State Police have executed warrants and recovered large amounts of money, cocaine and semi-automatic weapons on Friday, Oct. 11.. According to a recent press release from Mayor Tony Vauss’ administration, members of the Irvington Police Department, with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police […]

NJAW completes lead and copper sampling, verifies its systems are compliant

NJAW completes lead and copper sampling, verifies its systems are compliant

CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey American Water has completed its required lead and copper sampling for 2019 and all systems tested meet state water quality regulations, according to an NJAW press release. The company tested 14 water systems that are required to be tested between June and September, and all results show compliance with safe […]

East Orange man convicted of drug distribution

East Orange man convicted of drug distribution

IRVINGTON, NJ — An Essex County jury has convicted Willie C. Moore, 40, currently of East Orange, of eight counts of possession and possession with intent to distribute opioids, including oxycodone, endocet, alprazolam and heroin, according to an Oct. 8 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Following a trial before Superior Court Judge […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority, will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, four parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Branch Brook Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free.  Parade No. 1 will be […]

Irvington NAACP hosts annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Irvington NAACP hosts annual Freedom Fund Banquet

NEWARK, NJ — Irvington’s NAACP hosted its 37th annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the B.F. Johnson Fellowship Hall in the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark on Friday, Oct. 4. Also serving as a fundraiser for the organization, the event helps subsidize organization expenses that arise in the course of the year, as well as the […]

Fifth annual Mayor’s Ball is a star-studded affair

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and his wife, April, kicked off the fifth annual Mayor’s Ball at Nanina’s In the Park in Belleville on Thursday, Oct. 3. The star-studded event, hosted by multiplatinum selling rhythm and blues entertainer Ginuwine, saw guests dressed to the nines for the black-tie affair. “My ball brings together […]

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” […]

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