Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Police investigate homicide of Irvington man on Feb. 23

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Omar Heyward, 34, of Irvington. Heyward was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at […]

Authorities investigate homicide of Irvington man in Newark

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray  and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating the death of an Irvington resident on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Newark. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the area of Salem Street and Rockland Terrace […]

Chase’s disciplinary hearing reaches 45-day deadline

IRVINGTON, NJ — The final ruling in Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase’s first disciplinary hearing case could hinge on the sworn testimony of a former Irvington Police Department officer. Monday, Feb. 15, was the deadline given by hearing Officer Sheila Ellington for a final ruling. This was 45 days after Chase’s lawyer, Joseph R. Donahue of […]

$749K grant to improve streetscape

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders have awarded Irvington $749,000 for streetscape improvements, announced Mayor Tony Vauss on Friday, Jan. 29. Vauss said the streetscape work will be done by Zenith Construction Services and thanked the “Essex County Freeholders Board for their great support of the township of Irvington.” “With this funding […]

Township responds to Code Blue on holiday weekend

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County officials issued a “code blue” alert on Friday, Feb. 12, in response to the blast of air that plunged the temperature into the low double-digits for the Presidents Day weekend. Township and county officials said the code blue was in effect from 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, until 9 a.m. […]

NJ Civil Service says Chase is still the police chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, as of Tuesday, Feb. 2, Michael Chase is still the chief of police in Irvington and Chase is threatening to sue the administration and the township if his employment status is not clarified as soon as possible. Chase is involved in a legal dispute with […]

Council discusses 2016 budget at special meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council’s special meeting inside Council Chambers on Monday, Feb. 8, had been rescheduled three times and wasn’t widely publicized so it was unattended by members of the public. But that didn’t stop Council President Charnette Frederic, Councilwoman at Large Renee Burgess, South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones and West Ward Councilman […]

Major prescription drug bust made by Irvington PD

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced A major prescription drug bust happened on Saturday, Feb. 6. More than 95 bottles of illegally obtained prescription drugs and hundreds of dollars were confiscated through a search warrant from a house on Stockman Place. “I am pleased to announce that […]

Federal probes sought into fatal police killings in NJ

IRVINGTON, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its second Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Feb. 8, as part an ongoing effort to get U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman to start official investigations into several deaths involving police officers. Specifically, POP is seeking […]