Irvington woman joins administration at Essex County College, her alma mater

Irvington woman joins administration at Essex County College, her alma mater

IRVINGTON, NJ — Returning to your alma mater can be like returning home, reliving formative experiences from youth at a place that feels familiar.  Kiswendsida Kaprou has the rare opportunity not only to relive those experiences, but to continue creating them, as the Irvington resident has returned to her former school, Essex County College, to […]

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

Local nonprofit awards book scholarships to area students

UNION, NJ — David’s Shoes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence within black communities and redirecting young lives, held its 13th annual book scholarship luncheon on Saturday, July 23, at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. Nine local young men, either already in college or college bound, received $750 each, which the nonprofit […]

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

Area residents may be eligible for relief from remnants of Hurricane Ida

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey officials announced July 21 that funds may be available to help property owners mitigate damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1, 2021. Area residents could potentially qualify for assistance by filling out a survey online.  The state has been awarded $228 million in Community Development […]

Former Irvington councilman celebrates nonprofit anniversary

Former Irvington councilman celebrates nonprofit anniversary

IRVINGTON, NJ — Alan A. Siegel, formerly of Irvington, is marking his 50th anniversary as president of Clinton Cemetery Association in Irvington this summer. Elected to head the nonsectarian nonprofit cemetery company in 1972, Siegel is the 16th person to serve in that capacity since the cemetery was chartered by the state legislature in 1844.  […]

AG, US attorney join forces to support continued access to reproductive health care

AG, US attorney join forces to support continued access to reproductive health care

NEWARK, NJ — Acting N.J. Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip Sellinger announced a state-federal partnership designed to ensure access to reproductive health care for New Jersey residents and those from out of state who seek such care in the Garden State, according to July 20 […]

Irvington man shot to death in Newark

Irvington man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Rasheed Mells, 24, of Irvington, according to a July 18 press release from the ECPO. On Saturday, July 16, officers from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office alerted the […]

Irvington mayor, council members begin new terms

Irvington mayor, council members begin new terms

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and incumbent council members President Renee Burgess, Charnette Frederic and October Hudley celebrated being reelected and began their new terms on Friday, July 1. Celebrating with family and peers at Transcend Worship Center in Irvington, the mayor congratulated the at large council members, his running mates, on their reelection. […]

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that upheld the constitutional right to abortion. In general, this decision was met with support from Republicans and outcry from Democrats. Those who support the decision say that this new ruling will save unborn […]

Moody’s again gives Essex County its highest rating, Aaa

Moody’s again gives Essex County its highest rating, Aaa

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Essex County’s Aaa rating with a stable outlook in a review released on Wednesday, July 6. Essex County received the Aaa rating for the first time in 2018 and has maintained this highest rating in each of the last four years. “I view our ratings reports […]

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