Irvington police investigate second homicide of 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township recorded its second homicide of 2016 on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Crescent Lane section of the Irvington Housing Authority complex on Union Avenue. “We have a homicide on Crescent Lane inside an apartment by someone we believe to be a friend of the victims,” said Mayor Tony Vauss on […]

FAMILYConnections launches social media campaign to combat domestic violence

EAST ORANGE, NJ — DREAMS of Essex, a FAMILYConnections program that helps children and parents recover from domestic violence is launching #itscalledatanktop. This new social media campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed in October, will bring awareness to the use of violence in our everyday language that has become so ingrained — […]

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

Legislators attend event addressing mental health needs

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mental health providers, advocacy organizations and elected officials gathered to express continued support and increased awareness of topics related to mental illness and substance abuse services as the Essex County Mental Health Coalition held its 16th annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Oct. 7. The event […]

Refurbished Chris Gatling Center reopens to the public

Refurbished Chris Gatling Center reopens to the public

IRVINGTON, NJ — In keeping with the spirit of renewal, Mayor Tony Vauss and Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Donald Malloy hosted the grand reopening of the refurbished Chris Gatling Recreation Center on Union Avenue on Friday, Sept. 30. “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood,” said Malloy, who also sang the national […]

Recycle old computers and unwanted electronics equipment

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County residents are encouraged to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the county and the Essex County Utilities Authority. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Essex County Hospital Center, 125 Fairview Ave. in Cedar Grove. […]

Patience urged in reopening of Valley Fair shopping center

IRVINGTON, NJ — Now that the old Pathmark store in the shopping plaza on Lyons Avenue has been replaced by the new SuperFresh supermarket, only the old Valley Fair mall site on Chancellor Avenue remains to be reopened to serve the needs of shoppers. But Mayor Tony Vauss said the newly rebuilt and renovated old […]

New supermarket opens up on Lyons Avenue

New supermarket opens up on Lyons Avenue

IRVINGTON, NJ — The new SuperFresh supermarket, which took over the old Pathmark store site on Lyons Avenue, hosted a grand opening ceremony Friday, Sept. 30. “We’ve owned this property for nearly 20 years and, when Pathmark closed, we really wanted another supermarket that would provide good service and good product to the community, and SuperFresh […]

Gubernatorial candidate stops by Mayor’s Ball

Gubernatorial candidate stops by Mayor’s Ball

IRVINGTON, NJ — Although his annual Black Tie Mayor’s Ball at Nanina’s In the Park restaurant in Belleville on Thursday, Sept. 29, was attended by a long list of local elected officials and dignitaries, Mayor Tony Vauss was clear as to the true purpose of the event. “It’s a time for people who probably normally […]

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