NJ Transit adopts fiscal year 2018 operating, capital budgets

Operating budget keeps fares stable; capital budget continues financial commitment to enhance overall customer experience

NEWARK, NJ — The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget and capital program on July 12 that supports continued investments in infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state of good repair and enhance the overall customer experience, according to a press release from NJ Transit. “NJ […]

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

PAT provides family support services to prevent abuse, neglect

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It is no easy feat to raise children in this day and age. There are many external stressors and unavoidable family issues that can make this even more difficult. Through its Parents As Teachers program, FAMILYConnections identifies at-risk families and provides one-on-one help to ensure everyone in a home remains safe. […]

Recreation Department hosts its first dance recital

Recreation Department hosts its first dance recital

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Memorial Day, Mayor Tony Vauss and Recreation Department Director Donald Malloy announced the township would offer free new arts and culture programs for children, including dance classes with Irvington Dance Company Choreographer Fiona Best, at the Chris Gatling Center on Union Avenue. One month later, Best and her dance students held […]

Youth leaders ADAPT to a healthier way of life

Youth leaders ADAPT to a healthier way of life

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Heading into summer vacation, many parents and guardians become concerned with how their children will fill their time. Unstructured time can be dangerous, especially for teenagers who may have access to drugs or alcohol. Luckily, Essex County parents and guardians can count on ADAPT to help them steer their children in […]

Servicemen’s Clubhouse razed to make way for new Taco Bell

IRVINGTON, NJ — The old Servicemen’s Clubhouse on Springfield Avenue across from Civic Square is gone. The clubhouse, which had been used as recently as Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, has been demolished to make way for the new Taco Bell restaurant that a developer paid the township $800,000 for permission to build, according […]

Irvington High School graduates its Class of 2017

Irvington High School graduates its Class of 2017

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School’s 138th commencement ceremony was held at Newark Symphony Hall in downtown Newark on Wednesday, June 21. Oluchukwu Ibe was the Class of 2017 valedictorian and Ashley Reid was the salutatorian. James G. Petrucci, the founder and president of J.G. Petrucci Company Inc., was the guest speaker and, even though […]