NAACP to host workshop on housing and related issues at NJIT

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher, the organization hosted a workshop on discrimination in housing and employment on Saturday, July 9, at Greater New Point Baptist Church. Witcher said the NAACP will be hosting another workshop on Saturday, July 16, from noon to 2 p.m., at the New Jersey Institute […]

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

P.O.P. hosts Justice Monday rally in wake of recent national events

NEWARK, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held the latest installment of its “Justice Monday” rally outside the Essex County Courthouse in downtown Newark on Monday, July 11. According to P.O.P. Chairman Larry Hamm there was a reason for that. The Justice Monday actions are part of the advocacy group’s ongoing campaign to convince […]

Craig earns Essex County Teacher of the Year award

Craig earns Essex County Teacher of the Year award

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps had a banner year, and a banner hangs outside the school proclaiming Staff Sgt. Harvey Craig the Essex County Teacher of the Year. “I was very lucky,” said Craig on Thursday, June 23, at the Irvington High School commencement ceremony, at which 58 of […]

IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IHS 2016 graduation builds on tradition

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington High School held its 137th commencement ceremony in the Richard Codey Arena in West Orange on Thursday, June 23. Keia Smith was the valedictorian of the Irvington High School Class of 2016, and the guest speaker was music writer, producer and Irvington High School alumnus Al Sherrod Lambert. “Statistics show that public […]

Two suspects arraigned for weapons and drug charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects arrested in separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives were arraigned on the morning of Monday, June 27, on multiple weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance operations in Bloomfield on Saturday, June 25, and in Newark on […]

IHA commissioners lay off 13 maintenance workers

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday, June 21, and passed two resolutions to lay off 13 maintenance workers and approve a new shared-services agreement with the township. “They had a meeting with the commissioners in the back and, the next thing you know, they came back […]

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

Annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers is a big hit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Surrogate Ted Stephens hosted his annual Champagne Brunch Honoring Essex County’s Fathers on Saturday, June 18, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Stephens honored National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial; Assemblyman Tom Giblin; Perry Funeral Home in Newark Director Samuel Arnold; Dr. Omar Bey, a pulmonary specialist […]

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

Irvington well-represented at East Orange’s annual MACfest

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township of Irvington was well represented at the city of East Orange’s second Music Arts and Culture Fest East Orange’s City Hall Plaza on Saturday, June 4. Irvington Neighborhood Preservation Program Director Melody Thomas-Scott, an East Orange native, and Irvington Building Department Director Ted Green — who is also the East […]

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