ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

ECPO, County Bar sponsor gun buyback

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation are jointly sponsoring a one-day guy buyback on Saturday, March 30. Anyone can anonymously turn in up to three guns, no questions asked. The gun buyback will be held in Bethany Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 275 W. Market St. in Newark. […]

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

2019 county budget to allocate funds to legal services for ICE detainees

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced that the 2019 Essex County budget will include an allocation of $750,000 to create a Legal Services Fund to provide representation to ICE detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility. “We are pleased to join with the […]

Freeholder’s primary is turning into fashion forward event

Freeholder’s primary is turning into fashion forward event

IRVINGTON, NJ — Newly sworn-in Essex County Freeholder Romaine Graham’s campaign to win the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, June 4, is shaping up to be a fashion forward campaign, thanks to the custom-designed hooded sweatshirts Mayor Tony Vauss and the rest of her Team Irvington Strong social and political organization teammates have been wearing, […]

IHS wins 2019 Essex County Consumer Bowl

IHS wins 2019 Essex County Consumer Bowl

IRVINGTON, NJ — For the 11th straight year, the Irvington High School Consumer Bowl Team has won the Essex County Championship. The county competition took place on Friday, Feb. 8, at West Caldwell Tech High School. Irvington High School competed against the following Essex County Vocational/Technical Schools: Newark Tech., Payne Tech. and West Caldwell. The […]

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

Meet the Mayors of Essex County on April 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual Essex County Meet the Mayors event will be Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Mayfair Farms, 481 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. Guest speakers Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick will discuss important issues affecting New Jersey. Also, a hot breakfast will be […]

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

Restructuring of U.S. Attorney’s Office leads to significant results in first year

NEWARK, NJ — One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65-percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, a 39-percent jump in narcotics-related prosecutions and a 15-percent jump in white collar crime prosecutions, according […]

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

Essex Republican women to honor Chris Christie

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For his strong support of the U.S. Bill of Rights’ 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms, New Jersey’s 55th governor, Christopher J. Christie, will be presented with the 2nd Amendment Award at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held jointly between Montclair Republicans and the Essex County NJ Republican Women on […]

Crescent Lane hot water issue resolved

Crescent Lane hot water issue resolved

IRVINGTON, NJ — PhotoAccording to Jonelle Jones, a resident of the Irvington Housing Authority’s Crescent Lane public housing complex who complained she and other residents had been without hot water from Friday, Feb. 15, to Tuesday, Feb. 19, the hot water was turned back on by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. “It started running […]

Five part-time firefighters hired to address concerns

Five part-time firefighters hired to address concerns

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington has hired five part-time firefighters, who have been working in town since January and the Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association union, which represents the rank and file members of the IFD, is not happy about it. The union is also concerned that some of the Vauss administration’s recent personnel and scheduling policies […]