212th Haitian Independence Day celebrated

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic was joined by Mayor Tony Vauss and several local dignitaries and members of the Haitian diaspora at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Grove Street on Friday, Jan. 1, to celebrate 212th anniversary of Haitian independence from France. FamiCare founder Thecy Faustin, the Ring the Bell for […]

Gone but not forgotten

Photos by Chris Sykes IRVINGTON, NJ — A member of Christian Love Baptist Church on Lyons Avenue in Irvington holds up a CLBC Strong button, for sale on Thursday, Dec. 31, at the church during the New Year’s Eve prayer service and vigil that takes place annually to welcome in the New Year at midnight. This […]

Newark honors Rev. Ron by renaming street after him

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the city of Newark renamed the corner of Wickliffe and West Market streets in Newark, directly across the street from Newark Tech School, Essex County Veterans Memorial Park and the Society Hill apartments complex, in honor of Rev. Ronald B. Christian, also known as “Rev. Ron,” the former […]

Evans remembered for his impact at funeral, candlelight vigil

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral was held Friday, Dec. 18, at Irvington’s Christian Pentecostal Church for Darrel “Creep” Evans, the former Crips gang member who became famous for appearing on the Sundance television documentary “Brick City” a few years ago. According to police, Evans was shot to death on Clinton Place in Newark on Monday, Dec. […]

Community set to celebrate Haitian Independence Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic will again sponsor a Haitian Independence Day event Jan 1, 2016 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Grove Street. “You are cordially invited to attend our annual celebration of the 212th Haitian Independence Day,” Frederic said in an email blast sent on Monday, Dec. 21. “The event […]

New Irvington Manor hosts Holiday Party

IRVINGTON, NJ — The New Irvington Manor’s third annual Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 20, featured Mayor Tony Vauss giving away toys to the first 100 children who came to the event, which included a rousing performance by Uncle Magic, a dance contest, a toy giveaway for the hundreds of other children who showed up; free […]

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation hosts Christmas Giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation will be hosting an annual Christmas Giveaway for Irvington residents with children on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. The festivities will take place at the Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, 346 16th Ave., Irvington. Attendees must be pre-registered to receive gifts. “There will be a […]

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 […]