Irvington welcomes two new fire engines

Irvington welcomes two new fire engines

IRVINGTON, NJ — As the township of Irvington continues to grow and advance, replacing the old and bringing in the new is much needed. The township is doing just that with the recent purchase of new vehicles for the Irvington Fire Department, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. “We purchased two new […]

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

Essex County receives and administers first doses of vaccine

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that Essex County has received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 and that the first vaccinations were given on Saturday, Dec. 26. Receiving the first vaccinations were Dr. Lionel Anicette, medical director at the Essex County Correctional Facility; Dr. Naipaul Rambaran, […]

Black women are lifted through empowerment in Irvington

Black women are lifted through empowerment in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Learning how to connect with one another, as women, is immensely important. It leads to empowerment. When women are empowered, that strengthens the community. On Dec. 20, HMA Consulting & Motivations hosted “A Woman’s Perspective: Black Women Empowered” via Zoom, focusing on what is needed to make a strong community. Hosted by […]

HUD awards nearly $2 million to help families reach self-sufficiency in NJ

HUD awards nearly $2 million to help families reach self-sufficiency in NJ

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Dec. 18, U. S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson awarded approximately $78 million to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country to help residents of public housing and voucher-assisted housing increase their earned income and reduce their dependence on public assistance and rental subsidies. In New Jersey, […]

Pandemic forces educational changes in Irvington

Pandemic forces educational changes in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The pandemic, which caused many Irvington schools to switch to remote learning, has brought quite a few changes — both positive and negative. Irvington Superintendent of Schools April Vauss — wife of Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss — was forced to find quick solutions while still finding her feet; she became superintendent in […]

County to open five COVID-19 vaccination sites

County to open five COVID-19 vaccination sites

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced a comprehensive plan to open five COVID-19 vaccination centers in Essex County when the vaccines become available. Residents from each of Essex County’s 22 municipalities will be assigned to a specific site, except residents from Newark, who will be able to get vaccinated at […]

Four local nonprofits selected as finalists for Impact100 Essex grant

Four local nonprofits selected as finalists for Impact100 Essex grant

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Impact100 Essex announced Dec. 11 the four finalists for this year’s Impact100 Essex grant award. One of these finalists will be voted the recipient of a $100,000 grant during the organization’s virtual annual meeting on Jan. 26. “The proposed projects of this year’s finalists address the COVID-19 crisis, social justice training […]

‘Brothers Who Brick’ return to television

‘Brothers Who Brick’ return to television

IRVINGTON, NJ — Two brothers are proving that, if at first you don’t succeed, you must dust yourself off and try again. They are doing just that. After a fierce competition on the popular Fox television show “Lego Masters” in February, Travis and Corey Samuels, who hail from Irvington and Monmouth Junction, were eliminated; but […]

COVID numbers rise following holiday

COVID numbers rise following holiday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The number of coronavirus cases spiked following Thanksgiving, though not as much as was initially feared, thanks to residents being cautious and staying home. As of Dec. 8, New Jersey has seen 371,579 cases of COVID-19 and 15,500 deaths attributed to the virus, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. […]

Irvington mayor takes aggressive approach in response to superspreader holiday

Irvington mayor takes aggressive approach in response to superspreader holiday

IRVINGTON, NJ — With Thanksgiving came anxiety. Despite New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy urging residents to spend the holiday with only immediate family members this year, there was still the possibility there would be plenty of larger family gatherings. Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss has taken an aggressive approach to mitigating the expected surge in COVID-19 […]