Nicholas wants name to be removed from recall efforts

McDaniel insists Nicholas’ actions won’t have any effect on committee’s effort to recall mayor

IRVINGTON, NJ — It’s official. Local businessman and former Municipal Council candidate Destin Nicholas is no longer interested in being a part of the effort by Elouise McDaniel, Candy Southerland and Dee Fuqua to recall Mayor Tony Vauss. In a letter dated Monday, Nov. 30, with his name and signature on it, addressed to Municipal Clerk […]

Hilltop Apartments project given $17M tax credit

IRVINGTON. NJ — The Hilltop Apartments mixed-use residential and commercial development project on the site of the former Irvington General Hospital on Chancellor Avenue received a $17 million tax credit from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Wednesday, Nov. 25. […]

Bowers approved unanimously as first public safety director

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council unanimously voted to confirm former police Director Tracy Bowers as Irvington’s first public safety director Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Clerk’s Office. “The vote was unanimous,” said an employee in the Municipal Clerk’s Office on Monday, Nov. 30. On the eve of the […]

Moody’s upgrades bond rating

IRVINGTON, NJ — The internationally renowned Moody’s Investor’s Service, a bond credit rating business of Moody’s Corporation, upgraded Irvington’s bond rating again, Mayor Tony Vauss announced Monday, Nov. 23. Vauss said this marks the second time Moody’s has upgraded the town’s bond rating since he took office July 1, 2014. He said his administration is particularly […]

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation to host Thanksgiving giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation will be giving away Thanksgiving baskets to Irvington residents with children, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m., at Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, 346 16th Ave., Irvington. Baskets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, but participants must pre-register. Pre-registration will take place now […]

Irvington Park gets Senior Cafe

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones, Omar Bilal Beasley of the Garden State Grand Lodge and the new Friends of Irvington Park group welcomed Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Essex County Freeholder Lebby Jones and others to the Lyons Avenue park on Thursday, Nov. 13, for a press conference announcing the construction of the […]

Community shows its respect on Veterans Day

IRVINGTON, NJ — Earlier this year, Pastor Fred Mulligan, chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941 in the Camptown section of Irvington, noted during the town’s Memorial Day observance that the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is “Memorial Day is for those that died, spilled their blood for the country so that we […]

Free flu shots given to Irvington residents

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss announced that the Department of Health for the Township will be giving flu shots to adult Irvington residents at no charge. “We have begun to provide flu shots to our residents,” said Vauss. “Flu season is here and, in order to keep our residents and community well, we […]

Former IPD officer inducted into NJ Boxing Hall of Fame

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Police Officer Valentin Contreras will be inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 12, at the 46th annual Dinner and Induction Ceremonies at 7 p.m. at the Venetian restaurant in Garfield. According to the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Contreras will be immortalized in the […]

10th and 11th homicides of 2015 occur in township

$10K reward offered for information on gas station shooting on corner of Union and Stuyvesant

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township recently recorded its 10th and 11th homicides of the year. The 11th homicide occurred on Thursday, Nov. 5. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced that day the Crimestoppers program is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the 10th homicide, which occurred […]

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