Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]

Irvington has first homicide of 2017, as mayor praises lower crime rate

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington suffered its first homicide of 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 25. On Monday, Feb. 27, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and township Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced and investigation into the murder of Tajmiah Philips, 31, of Newark by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force and the […]

DiVincenzo gives State of the County Address

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 14th annual State of the County Address on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The multimedia presentation outlined county achievements and improvement projects completed in 2016, highlighted the services and programs offered by Essex County and announced […]

Irvington politicians support Green’s run for EO mayor

Irvington politicians support Green’s run for EO mayor

IRVINGTON, NJ — When East Orange City Council Chairman and 3rd Ward Councilman Ted Green hosted his campaign kickoff at the intersection of Steuben and Winthrop streets in East Orange on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Irvington Township was well represented. Irvington’s presence was expected because Green serves as the director of the Irvington Building Department in […]

Irvington mayor receives leadership award at heritage celebration

Irvington mayor receives leadership award at heritage celebration

IRVINGTON, NJ — The 14th annual African-American History Month Celebration was hosted on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Essex County Hall of Records. During the ceremony, County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented the annual Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award to the Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Coretta Scott King […]

Irvington Building Department director running for East Orange mayor

Irvington Building Department director running for East Orange mayor

IRVINGTON/EAST ORANGE, NJ — In a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 21, East Orange City Council Chairman Ted Green announced he will run for mayor in the June 6 Democratic Party primary at the top of an East Orange Democratic Committee slate. Green also works as the Irvington Building Department director in Mayor Tony Vauss’ administration. […]

IHA commissioners approve partnership with Elizabeth Housing Authority

IHA commissioners approve partnership with Elizabeth Housing Authority

IRVINGTON, NJ — In a special meeting, the Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners met Wednesday, Feb. 15, to unanimously approve three new resolutions, giving control of the township’s public housing agency to William D. Jones, the executive director of the city of Elizabeth Housing Authority. This action took place one week after a special […]

Mayor unveils new police unit at township address

IRVINGTON, NJ — Last year, Mayor Tony Vauss unveiled the Irvington Public Safety Department Police Division’s new Special Enforcement Response Team at his second annual State of the Township Address. This year, Vauss introduced the Police Division’s new Threat Assessment Criminal Intelligence Team at his third annual State of the Township Address on Thursday, Jan. […]

H.U.D. had been investigating Brown long before he was fired

H.U.D. had been investigating Brown long before he was fired

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners cited information they received from the federal Housing and Urban Development department as its primary reason for terminating Executive Director David Brown’s employment for cause at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 8. The Irvington Herald newspaper has reached out to H.U.D. Regional Director Sonia Burgos […]

IHA Board of Commissioners fire executive director ‘for cause’

IHA Board of Commissioners fire executive director ‘for cause’

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted at a special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8, to terminate Executive Director David Brown and pay him four months’ salary as severance pay. According to Mayor Tony Vauss, former Newark Regional Housing Department official Diane Johnson has been tapped to replace Brown. Johnson reportedly currently […]

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