New IHA director comes with a lot of baggage

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners passed a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday, April 19 that named former Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia as its new executive director with a $155,000 starting salary, some IHA residents were not happy about it. Former IHA Director David Brown had […]

Shakur Juiston commits to UNLV basketball

Shakur Juiston commits to UNLV basketball

IRVINGTON, NJ – Former Irvington High School student Shakur Juiston has committed to continue his basketball career at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Juiston started his high school career at Irvington High School before transferring to Paterson Eastside. He then attended Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. This past season, the 6-foot-7 sophomore forward was named […]

Tax lien sale raises $800K for Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The home mortgage foreclosure crisis has been a hot topic of discussion throughout New Jersey, including at People’s Organization for Progress meetings, where 2017 New Jersey Democratic Party gubernatorial candidates Steve Wisniewski, Phil Murphy and state Sen. Raymond Lesniak have appeared ahead of the primary election set for Tuesday, June 6. “It […]

$3.25M budget deficit may lead to layoffs and furloughs

$3.25M budget deficit may lead to layoffs and furloughs

IRVINGTON, NJ — It was recently revealed that there is a $3.2 million deficit in Irvington’s Calendar Year 2017 Municipal Budget, and that more than $30,000 owed to former police Chief Michael Chase was unaccounted for — until he was inadvertently sent a W2 tax form for funds he said he never received. Irvington Finance […]

Irvington BOE election was to have abbreviated hours

IRVINGTON, NJ — Although the city of Orange Township made waves recently when it scheduled a special election for its Board of Education with abbreviated hours, the Irvington Board of Education is doing the same, with its regular election on Tuesday, April 25, running only from 2 to 8 p.m. “The state election board changed […]

IHA commissioners appoint new executive director

IHA commissioners appoint new executive director

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority board of commissioners voted Darlene Brown its new chairwoman at its meeting on Wednesday, April 19, and passed a resolution naming former Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director Carmelo Garcia as the IHA’s new executive director. The board also approved another walk-on resolution to appoint the law firm of […]

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

Freeholders recognize exceptional youths

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its annual “Essex County Celebrates Youth” program Wednesday, April 19, at the Hall of Records in Newark. This event is held each year to acknowledge and encourage outstanding young people throughout the county who have accomplished and contributed so much at a young age. […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

Mayor: Layoffs and furloughs needed to close budget gap

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss has confirmed that his administration is asking township employees to accept furloughs and layoffs in order to close a $3.25 million gap in the 2017 municipal budget. According to a memo from Irvington Finance Director Faheem Ra’Oof, addressed to township business administrator Musa Malik and Wally Riglicki, who was […]

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