Irvington partners with medical co. to provide testing for residents

Irvington partners with medical co. to provide testing for residents

IRVINGTON, NJ — In the fight to combat the COVID-19 outbreak while furthering the flattening of the curve to break the back of this deadly virus, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Housing Authority Director Carmelo Garcia partnered with Salerno Medical Associates to provide COVID-19 testing to IHA residents. Vauss and Garcia said they determined […]

County to continue COVID-19 screenings throughout May

County to continue COVID-19 screenings throughout May

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that testing for COVID-19 will continue in Weequahic Park throughout the month of May. The additional dates for May are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, excluding Memorial Day. Screenings are for Essex County residents and are by appointment only. Residents can exhibit symptoms or be asymptomatic. They will […]

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

Community FoodBank distributes food in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — On Tuesday, April 28, volunteers from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey gathered at Essex County’s Branch Brook Park in Newark to distribute boxes of emergency food supplies to more than 2,000 families who have been forced out of work and are not able to purchase food as a result of the […]

Helping hands with helping hearts in Irvington

Helping hands with helping hearts in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — During these times of crisis, many people are experiencing tragedies and lifelong changes. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new way of living and is causing a great deal of grief, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts and loss of employment with financial struggles. The Irvington Counseling Center is here to help. The […]

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

HUD allocates second wave of relief funds, $23M goes to NJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced May 1 that his department will allocate $685 million in COVID-19 relief funding to help low-income Americans residing in public housing. New Jersey will receive an allocation of $23,302,088. The funding, made available by the CARES Act legislation, will be awarded […]

Irvington Education Association donates meals to hero first responders

Irvington Education Association donates meals to hero first responders

IRVINGTON, NJ — The first responders of Irvington — police, firefighters and paramedics — have always selflessly responded to the community’s needs. Placing themselves in the path of harm is sometimes the nature of their work and readily understood when the adversary is known. However, going to work with the knowledge that they can get […]

Irvington takes care of its seniors during outbreak

Irvington takes care of its seniors during outbreak

IRVINGTON, NJ — Like other cities in the state, Irvington has seen the closure of nonessential businesses due to Gov. Phil Murphy’s stay-at-home executive order. Essential businesses, though able to remain open, must follow precautionary guidelines, such as the wearing of protective masks and the consistent cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. Not deemed an essential […]

As lockdown continues, Vauss urges residents to follow the rules

As lockdown continues, Vauss urges residents to follow the rules

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss is vigorously working to enforce the Irvington, Newark, East Orange and Orange four-city lockdown, consistently meeting with the other mayors to reassess.  “I’ve issued an executive order that complies with the governor’s order to make sure that we’re doing our part,” Vauss said in a recent update. “Our major […]

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Essex County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]