Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers to train to assist victims of domestic violence

NEWARK, NJ — The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris counties, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and […]

Local assemblyman praises terrorist’s capture

Local assemblyman praises terrorist’s capture

IRVINGTON, NJ — The hunt for accused terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami, the main suspect in the bomb attacks in Seaside Park on Saturday, Sept. 17, and the Chelsea section of New York City on Sunday, Sept. 18, that culminated in Elizabeth and Linden on Sunday, Sept. 18, and Monday, Sept. 19, with his eventual capture, […]

Veteran dies just before unveiling of commemorative banners

Veteran dies just before unveiling of commemorative banners

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss, Municipal Council President David Lyons and the Irvington Chamber of Commerce will unveil 14 new commemorative banners honoring individual township veterans during a special ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park on Springfield Avenue, near the site of the old Servicemen’s Clubhouse. The banners […]

Bill to require NJ Transit to notify public prior to service reduction is now law

TRENTON, NJ — A bill Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo, Raj Mukherji, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and John McKeon sponsored to help ensure that mass transit riders are properly informed of proposed service cuts is now law. The new law, A-227, requires NJ Transit to hold a public hearing and provide notice prior to a reduction […]

Township partners with Pillar College to offer higher education

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Monday, Aug. 8, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Irvington’s new partnership with Pillar College and its Life Enhancement Accelerated Degree Program, to offer adult accelerated degree programs to residents and township employees. Board of Education President Romaine Greer said she plans to take advantage of the program; otherwise, she said, she would make […]

The doctor is in the house at Grove Street School

IRVINGTON, NJ — When Grove Street Elementary School opened its doors to begin the new public school year Thursday, Sept. 8, there was a doctor in the house; the school’s library media specialist, October Hudley, recently earned her doctorate degree in education technology from New Jersey City University. “It’s an important day in history; the […]

Costa Rican national arraigned on multiple weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — A Costa Rican national was arraigned on Friday, Sept. 16, on multiple weapons charges, following his arrest on the night of Thursday, Sept. 15, by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Bloomfield and Irvington police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task […]

NJ Transit urges customers not to use Galaxy Note7 on trains

NEWARK, NJ — Following safety concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note7, NJ Transit is strongly urging all customers not to use or charge the mobile device on board trains, buses, light rail vehicles or in stations and facilities, according to a recent release from NJ Transit. “We are asking our customers who have […]

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