Chase’s disciplinary hearing reaches 45-day deadline

IRVINGTON, NJ — The final ruling in Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase’s first disciplinary hearing case could hinge on the sworn testimony of a former Irvington Police Department officer. Monday, Feb. 15, was the deadline given by hearing Officer Sheila Ellington for a final ruling. This was 45 days after Chase’s lawyer, Joseph R. Donahue of […]

$749K grant to improve streetscape

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders have awarded Irvington $749,000 for streetscape improvements, announced Mayor Tony Vauss on Friday, Jan. 29. Vauss said the streetscape work will be done by Zenith Construction Services and thanked the “Essex County Freeholders Board for their great support of the township of Irvington.” “With this funding […]

Township responds to Code Blue on holiday weekend

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County officials issued a “code blue” alert on Friday, Feb. 12, in response to the blast of air that plunged the temperature into the low double-digits for the Presidents Day weekend. Township and county officials said the code blue was in effect from 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, until 9 a.m. […]

NJ Civil Service says Chase is still the police chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, as of Tuesday, Feb. 2, Michael Chase is still the chief of police in Irvington and Chase is threatening to sue the administration and the township if his employment status is not clarified as soon as possible. Chase is involved in a legal dispute with […]

Council discusses 2016 budget at special meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council’s special meeting inside Council Chambers on Monday, Feb. 8, had been rescheduled three times and wasn’t widely publicized so it was unattended by members of the public. But that didn’t stop Council President Charnette Frederic, Councilwoman at Large Renee Burgess, South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones and West Ward Councilman […]

Major prescription drug bust made by Irvington PD

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced A major prescription drug bust happened on Saturday, Feb. 6. More than 95 bottles of illegally obtained prescription drugs and hundreds of dollars were confiscated through a search warrant from a house on Stockman Place. “I am pleased to announce that […]

Federal probes sought into fatal police killings in NJ

IRVINGTON, NJ — The People’s Organization for Progress held its second Justice Monday protest outside the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in downtown Newark on Monday, Feb. 8, as part an ongoing effort to get U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman to start official investigations into several deaths involving police officers. Specifically, POP is seeking […]

Irvington police shut down two drug distribution rings

IRVINGTON, NJ —  Two competing drug distribution rings, operating out of the same address, were shut down on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and four suspects were arrested as the result of simultaneous raids conducted by a law enforcement narcotics task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. […]

Four new Bobcat snowplows bought for DPW

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 1, Mayor Tony Vauss and Department of Public Works Director Jamel Holley unveiled four new Bobcat snow plows the township purchased to help with the snowplowing and removal during future snowstorms. Business Administrator Musa Malik said the new plows are officially CASE sr240 skid steer loaders, but he and everyone […]

Mayor unveils S.E.R.T. at State of the Township Address

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Thursday, Jan. 28, Mayor Tony Vauss and police Director Tracey Bowers took a step toward upholding the promise to make Irvington clean and safe with the unveiling of the Police Division’s new Special Enforcement Response Team. Vauss said the S.E.R.T.’s […]

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