IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School held its 137th commencement ceremony in the Richard Codey Arena in West Orange on Thursday, June 23. Keia Smith was the valedictorian of the Irvington High School Class of 2016, and the guest speaker was music writer, producer and Irvington High School alumnus Al Sherrod Lambert. “Statistics show that public […]

Two suspects arraigned for weapons and drug charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects arrested in separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives were arraigned on the morning of Monday, June 27, on multiple weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance operations in Bloomfield on Saturday, June 25, and in Newark on […]

IHA commissioners lay off 13 maintenance workers

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday, June 21, and passed two resolutions to lay off 13 maintenance workers and approve a new shared-services agreement with the township. “They had a meeting with the commissioners in the back and, the next thing you know, they came back […]

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Surrogate Ted Stephens hosted his annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers on Saturday, June 18, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Stephens honored National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial; Assemblyman Tom Giblin; Perry Funeral Home in Newark Director Samuel Arnold; Dr. Omar Bey, a pulmonary specialist […]

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township of Irvington was well represented at the city of East Orange’s second Music Arts and Culture Fest East Orange’s City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 4. Irvington Neighborhood Preservation Program Director Melody Thomas-Scott, an East Orange native, and Irvington Building Department Director Ted Green — who is also the East […]

IHA board of commissioners gets an earful

IHA board of commissioners gets an earful

IRVINGTON, NJ — Several members of the Irvington Housing Authority’s board of commissioners remarked that their meeting Monday, June 13, at 624 Nye Ave. was not like any public board meeting they’d had before. That was because it seemed as if every IHA public housing tenant who came to the meeting had a horror story to […]

Taste of Irvington jazz concert series set to kick off summer

Taste of Irvington jazz concert series set to kick off summer

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and the Irvington Municipal Council are bringing music back to the township’s streets this summer with the Taste of Irvington’s “Jazz in the Square” music series scheduled for three Thursdays: June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18. The headlining acts scheduled are Dimension Band and Valerie Adams on June […]

Irvington suffers first homicide of 2016, cracks down on crime

Irvington suffers first homicide of 2016, cracks down on crime

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township suffered its first homicide of 2016 on Friday, May 20. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced on Friday, May 20, that the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force were in the early stages of […]