Rapper Fatboy SSE is added to Unity Day lineup

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss has announced the addition of new school rap star Fatboy SSE to the 18th annual Unity Day celebration lineup in Orange Avenue Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, which already features old school hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane. Fatboy, whose name is Tyriq Thomas Kimbrough, grew up in Irvington, one […]

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

Law enforcement shuts down ‘major drug manufacturing facility’ in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major drug manufacturing facility was shut down July 29 and nearly $1 million in methamphetamine was seized by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield, Irvington and West Orange police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said in a July 30 press […]

Big Daddy Kane to headline Unity Day celebration

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, it’s going to be “All hail the Kane” on Saturday, Aug. 10, when rapper Big Daddy Kane headlines the township’s 18th annual Unity Day celebration in Orange Avenue Park. The roster of singers and performers scheduled for this year’s event includes: Anonymous, Creme, Helen & Terry Jones, […]

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

Irvington to host NNO celebration on Aug. 6

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington will observe National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in D. Bilal Beasley Square. “Thank you to all sponsors who contributed to make this event a success,” said Mayor Tony Vauss on Monday, July 22. According to the www.securitychoice.com website, the U.S. has been celebrating National […]

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

Fontoura outlines plan to make joint K-9 task force in county

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On July 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura today outlined a new initiative in law enforcement and public safety. The initiative, which is expected to be implemented Jan. 1, will create a shared services K-9 task force between Essex County and its municipal police departments. Fontoura said the proposed K-9 task force would […]

NJ Dept. of Health encourages residents to avoid dangers of extreme heat

NJ Dept. of Health encourages residents to avoid dangers of extreme heat

TRENTON, NJ — With temperatures in New Jersey hitting triple digits, the New Jersey Department of Health is urging residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. “There were 176 emergency department visits between May 29 and July 8 due to heat-related illness,” state epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan said. “It is critical […]

Irvington NAN Chapter partners with others to feed the needy

Irvington NAN Chapter partners with others to feed the needy

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington National Action Network Chapter joined forces with Bridges Outreach Inc., the High Rollaz motorcycle club, the Rotary Club, Municipal Council Vice President Renee Burgess and Alison Bryant of the CWU Food Pantry of Irvington to feed the hungry in D. Bilal Beasley Square on Sunday, July 14. “It was a […]

McPherson returns to court July 22 for campaign signs

McPherson returns to court July 22 for campaign signs

IRVINGTON, NJ — Conrad McPherson, who ran for the Irvington Board of Education in the spring and lost, is scheduled to appear in court Monday, July 22, for allegedly illegally posting campaign signs in the recent April election. McPherson will go to court because he was cited by the township for violating Ordinance MC 3529, […]