Clergy honored at State of the Township address

Clergy honored at State of the Township address

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss honored clergy from Newark and Irvington on Thursday, Feb. 28, during his fifth annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue. Honorees at the event included: Bishops Victor D. Agee, James H. Everett, Rudy V. Carlton and Timothy L. Pernell Jr.; Pastors Rodger J. […]

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 16th annual State of the County Address

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 16th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2018, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex […]

Rev. Thelusca appointed special adviser to the provost at SHU

Rev. Thelusca appointed special adviser to the provost at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rev. Joseph V. Thelusca has been appointed to the newly created Seton Hall University position of special adviser to the provost. His primary duties will include working with The Career Center to assist undergraduates — including international students — in building their professional networks. A native of Haiti, Thelusca immigrated […]

NAACP activities inspire resident to keep hope alive

NAACP activities inspire resident to keep hope alive

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington NAACP President Kathleen Witcher commented on Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo honoring the local civil rights organization and the other members of the “Essex Five” on Friday, Feb. 15, at the 16th annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards ceremony in the Leroy F. Smith Public Safety […]

Mayor set to host State of the Township Address

Mayor set to host State of the Township Address

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss will host his fifth annual State of the Township Address on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue. “We’ve got a lot of new technical stuff going on, so it should be interesting,” said Vauss on Tuesday, Feb. 26. “We also have a […]

Graham officially sworn in as new at large freeholder

Graham officially sworn in as new at large freeholder

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, was in attendance along with many others at the swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed at large Essex County Freeholder Romaine Graham. She had been serving as president of the Irvington Board of Education before being sworn into her new office at the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders […]

Graham chosen to fill Lebby Jones’ vacant freeholder seat

Graham chosen to fill Lebby Jones’ vacant freeholder seat

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Board of Education President Romaine Graham has been appointed to fill the seat left vacant on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders by former Freeholder Lebby Jones, who died of cancer Wednesday, Jan. 9. “Romaine was elected today replacing one of the icons of this township, Lebby Jones, who also […]

NAACP and ‘Essex 5’ members honored

NAACP and ‘Essex 5’ members honored

    ESSEX, NJ — Members of the “Essex 5” local civil rights and social and economic justice advocacy groups were honored by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the 16th annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards ceremony in the Leroy F. Smith Public Safety Building. […]

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

County recognizes ‘Essex Five’ for Black History Month

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 15, at the county’s 16th annual Black History Month celebration, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards to the NAACP Chapters in Essex County — Oranges-Maplewood, Newark, Montclair and Irvington — and the Urban League of Essex County. Known as […]