Madison Ave. School educator in Irvington wins Teacher as Hero Award

Madison Ave. School educator in Irvington wins Teacher as Hero Award

IRVINGTON, NJ — Donna Beck, an English and language arts teacher at Madison Avenue Elementary School, has earned the distinction of being recognized by the National Liberty Museum as part of its 16th annual Teacher as Hero Awards, sponsored by State Farm. Beck was presented with this honor in the caring classroom category. “Irvington Public […]

Illustration from 1860 shows factory of Irvington’s first manufacturing company

Illustration from 1860 shows factory of Irvington’s first manufacturing company

IRVINGTON, NJ — A random search of the internet by Irvington township historian Alan A. Siegel recently led to the chance discovery of the only known illustration of the Belcher Bros. Rule Co. factory, Irvington’s first manufacturing company and arguably its most important 19th-century industry. An 1859 map locates the factory at the northern terminus […]

Bowers reports noted drop in crime rates in Irvington

Bowers reports noted drop in crime rates in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington has been experiencing a significant drop in crime across the board since 2014, according to Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, while 815 violent crimes were reported in Irvington in 2013, just 230 violent crimes were reported in Irvington in 2020. And, while 1,967 property […]

Irvington Christmas tree-lighting ceremony goes above and beyond

Irvington Christmas tree-lighting ceremony goes above and beyond

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Christmas tree-lighting event in Irvington on Wednesday, Dec. 7, brought residents together to kick off the holiday season. Hosted by Mayor Tony Vauss, the event included an inflatable snowman bounce house, an ice skating rink, a train ride for children, food, and toy giveaways accompanied by a picture with Santa and […]

East Orange, Irvington, Orange business communities come together for mixer

East Orange, Irvington, Orange business communities come together for mixer

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nearly 50 business owners in East Orange, Irvington and Orange came together Dec. 8 for the 2022 Tri-community Holiday Business Mixer, an event sponsored by the Business & Professional Association of the Oranges, Irvington Chamber of Commerce, Irvington Springfield Avenue Business Improvement District and Orange Chamber of Commerce. The event, held […]

DCA report finds institutional homeownership is rising in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — On Dec. 1, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs issued the report “Buying New Jersey: The Rise in Institutional Ownership of Residential Properties,” which examines recent trends in institutional homeownership and its impact on the ability of households to buy a home. The report was researched and written by DCA’s Office […]

60-year-old man killed crossing the Garden State Parkway in Irvington

60-year-old man killed crossing the Garden State Parkway in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — A driver was struck and killed on the Garden State Parkway in Irvington in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 26, after he exited his vehicle following a crash, according to New Jersey State Police. According to law enforcement, Mark Terpak, 60, of Little Falls, was driving southbound near milepost 144 […]

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

Essex County announces COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County announced that the Essex County Division of Health is transitioning its COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic schedule for the winter. The new schedule began Monday, Nov. 28. “Getting vaccinated is still the best defense against the COVID-19 virus and best protection from serious illness. We are continuing our mobile vaccination […]

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. invites the public to celebrate the holiday season and participate in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year’s tour includes 10 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. […]

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

St. Hubert’s to end animal control services in Irvington, Maplewood and South Orange

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center announced in October that, beginning in the new year, it will no longer provide animal control services to the 19 municipalities it currently serves. Due to budget constraints, St. Hubert’s has had to reevaluate and refocus its operations. “Each year, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center analyzes […]