IFD’s eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk has a good turnout

IFD’s eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk has a good turnout

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Fire Division Lt. Mike Scott and his division kicked off the eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14. “This is good walking weather,” said Scott on Sunday, Oct. 14, as he walked down Grove Street, alongside Melody Scott. “It’s good. A good turnout. I’m looking for a little bit […]

Marijuana legalization discussed at community forum

Marijuana legalization discussed at community forum

IRVINGTON, NJ — State Sen. Ron Rice Sr. hosted a community forum at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 644 Chancellor Ave., Irvington, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to discuss the potential impact of pending marijuana legalization legislation from fellow Sen. Nick Scutari that is making its way through the state Legislature. Scutari is the driving force behind […]

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

Arrest made in Maplewood sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul announced Oct. 21 that authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and […]

Recycle your used tires with the county

Recycle your used tires with the county

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Public Works invites Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county DPW office, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “We are always looking […]

Irvington ranked in Top 25 U.S. Cities Becoming Safer

Irvington ranked in Top 25 U.S. Cities Becoming Safer

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to the website www.yourlocalsecurity.com, Irvington Township is on of the Top 25 Cities Becoming Safer in America. In fact, Irvington ranks 20th out of the 25 American cities becoming safer, ahead of Flagstaff, Ariz., and right behind Three Rivers, Mich. According to the website, the Top 25 Cities Becoming Safer are […]

Suspect arrested in Maplewood sexual assault

Suspect arrested in Maplewood sexual assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul announced on Oct. 21 that authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office […]

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

Homeward Bound Walk exceeds goals in support of CASA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County held its third annual Homeward Bound Walk on Oct. 14 at the Clipper Pavilion at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. The walk serves as a way to raise both awareness and funding for the county’s court-appointed special advocates program. CASA for Children […]

Alleged incident of Irvington police car striking two children still unclear

Alleged incident of Irvington police car striking two children still unclear

IRVINGTON, NJ — An automobile accident in which an Irvington Police Division cruiser struck two children reportedly occurred Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. on Springfield Avenue in Newark, near the ShopRite shopping center. When a copy of the official Newark Police Department incident report was requested, however, the department referred all questions to the […]

Irvington commended for crime reduction statistics

Irvington commended for crime reduction statistics

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 compilation of crime statistics and Irvington Township ranked 20th in the nation for crime reduction, the Municipal Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, commending the Police Division, Public Safety Department Director Tracy Bowers and Mayor Tony Vauss’ […]