Fifth annual Mayor’s Ball is a star-studded affair

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and his wife, April, kicked off the fifth annual Mayor’s Ball at Nanina’s In the Park in Belleville on Thursday, Oct. 3. The star-studded event, hosted by multiplatinum selling rhythm and blues entertainer Ginuwine, saw guests dressed to the nines for the black-tie affair. “My ball brings together […]

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

Drive safely on ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’ — and every day!

TRENTON, NJ — The Division of Highway Traffic Safety is calling on drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists in New Jersey to join in a one-day national safety campaign on Thursday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of the more than 35,000 lives lost each year in motor vehicle-related crashes nationwide. “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” […]

Amended budget adopted in special meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council held a special meeting in Council Chambers on Monday, Sept. 30, to consider a resolution amending the 2019 calendar year municipal budget and adopting it as amended. The meeting came to a close in less than 10 minutes as this was the only item on the agenda. Renee […]

Virus causes eight-day computer shutdown

IRVINGTON, NJ — An inactive internet has caused some major frustration in Irvington. The eight-day shutdown, caused by a nasty virus, resulted in setbacks within the municipal government building and affected everyone except for the Public Safety Department. Irvington Municipal Clerk Harold Weiner was quite aware of the disruption. “I haven’t had computer service since […]

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility, 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove. “There are some materials that should be removed from our regular waste stream because of their hazardous nature. […]

Unveiling of new school celebrated in Irvington

Unveiling of new school celebrated in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The New Jersey Schools Development Authority joined Irvington School District leaders, students and state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Madison Avenue Elementary School in Irvington on Thursday, Sept. 19. The new school was one of the four new facilities opened by the NJSDA this September, and has […]

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

Man sentenced to 14 years for vehicular homicide

Man sentenced to 14 years for vehicular homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — Carlos Green, 44, of Irvington, was sentenced to 14 years in New Jersey State Prison for striking Billy Ray Dudley, 54, of East Orange, with his vehicle and killing the man, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II in a Sept. 20 release. Under the No Early Release Act, Green […]

Fall Family Festival at the environmental center

ROSELAND, NJ — The Essex County Environmental Center’s 15th annual Fall Family Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. This free and fun-filled event is a great way to learn about the environment and celebrate the arrival of fall.   “The Fall […]

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]