South Ward councilwoman not forgotten as her legacy lives on

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones is gone but not forgotten. Jones died unexpectedly Thursday, March 21. Former Irvington Board of Education member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod was appointed to fill Jones’ vacant seat on the Municipal Council on Monday, April 22, and her brother, Omar Bilal Beasley, of the Friends of Irvington Park and […]

PBA president praises promotion of 25 new sergeants

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers promoted 25 new Irvington Police Division sergeants in a ceremony in Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 1. Vauss said municipal clerk Harold Wiener swore in all the new sergeants. According to the Municipal Clerk’s Office, the members of the Irvington Police Division promoted […]

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

Campaign enters home stretch before Democratic primary

IRVINGTON, NJ — With less than a month to go until the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4, former Irvington Board of Education President and current Essex County Freeholder Romaine Graham’s campaign to win the freeholder seat occupied by Lebby Jones, the former at large Municipal councilwoman and Team Irvington social and political organization co-founder, […]

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township has switched its EMS service provider from the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation to the Americare ambulance service, which is partially owned by Kevin Taylor, a former candidate for East Orange mayor and for the City Council in the 5th Ward. “It’s because MONOC is going out of […]

Twenty-five new sergeants are promoted in IPD

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers promoted 25 new sergeants in the Irvington Police Division during a promotion ceremony inside Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 1. Vauss said Municipal Clerk Harold Wiener swore in all of the new sergeants. “We made history,” said Bowers on Tuesday, May 7. “In […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will hold the 2019 Fishing Derbies in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have […]

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ECPO to offer domestic violence course

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will offer a free course to equip volunteers and others in the community with training to provide outreach services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of domestic violence. The program, called Sanctuary, is an interactive 120-hour course. After completing the course, volunteers — who are members […]

Council colleagues welcome new councilwoman

Council colleagues welcome new councilwoman

IRVINGTON, NJ — Newly appointed South Ward Councilwoman Jamillah Beasley-McCleod’s council colleagues said they believe she is ready to step up and serve the township. “We’re happy to have you here with us,” said Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman Dave Lyons on Monday, April 22, at the council’s regular meeting, after Beasley-McCleod was […]

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