Beasley legacy alive at Community Appreciation Dinner

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Municipal Council President, Essex County Freeholder and Team Irvington social and political organization founder D. Bilal Beasley died in 2014. But according to his widow, Baseemah, her husband’s spirit was definitely in the air on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the 13th annual Community Appreciation Holiday Dinner that she and most of his […]

Freemasons help make Holiday Toy Giveaway a success

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones joined forces with several local organizations to host the second Holiday Toy Giveaway on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Avenue Elementary School. The event was co-hosted by the Garden State Grand Lodge Most Worshipful Master Omar Bilal Beasley, the Friends of Irvington […]

Mayor partners with New Irvington Manor for toy giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss is scheduled to host another toy giveaway on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the New Irvington Manor, across the street from the town’s bus terminal on Springfield Avenue. And Sirett Fuller, one of the manor’s co-owners, along with her brother, Daniel Frett, said she is excited […]

Holidays to offer many activities

IRVINGTON, NJ — Elected officials and others in town say there are plenty more holiday events scheduled to take place in Irvington in coming weeks, now that the holiday season officially opened with the annual Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Civic Square on Thursday, Dec. 3. Mayor Tony Vauss is scheduled to have another toy giveaway on […]

Vauss insists Moody’s bond upgrade is deserved

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss announced Monday, Nov. 23, that Moody’s Investor’s Service bond rating service had once again upgraded Irvington’s bond rating, the second time it had done so since he took office on July 1, 2014. But in an email on Tuesday, Dec. 1, Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher suggested new home […]

Irvington hosts annual Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and the entire Irvington community, including the Irvington public schools, the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District and hundreds of children and adults, came together on Wednesday, Dec. 3, for the annual Holiday Tree-Lighting […]

Plans outlined for renovation of Irvington Park Field House

IRVINGTON, NJ — A project to renovate the original, one-story section of the Irvington Park Field House in Irvington was announced on Thursday, Nov. 12. The upgrades will provide park visitors with modern accommodations to meet and host events, and are part of the Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr.’s ongoing initiative to enhance […]

Annual Community Appreciation Holiday Dinner will continue

IRVINGTON, NJ — D. Bilal Beasley, a former president of the Municipal Council, former Essex County freeholder and founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization, may be gone, but the annual Community Appreciation Holiday Dinner he began will take place Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the M.W. Garden State Grand […]

Nicholas wants name to be removed from recall efforts

McDaniel insists Nicholas’ actions won’t have any effect on committee’s effort to recall mayor

IRVINGTON, NJ — It’s official. Local businessman and former Municipal Council candidate Destin Nicholas is no longer interested in being a part of the effort by Elouise McDaniel, Candy Southerland and Dee Fuqua to recall Mayor Tony Vauss. In a letter dated Monday, Nov. 30, with his name and signature on it, addressed to Municipal Clerk […]

Hilltop Apartments project given $17M tax credit

IRVINGTON. NJ — The Hilltop Apartments mixed-use residential and commercial development project on the site of the former Irvington General Hospital on Chancellor Avenue received a $17 million tax credit from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Wednesday, Nov. 25. […]