Irvington man arrested for Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — On Friday, Feb. 26, Rakeem Johnson, 35, of Irvington, was arrested for the murder of Abner Dominguez, 36, of Jersey City. Dominguez was fatally shot in the vicinity of 93 Roseville Avenue in Newark on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Johnson has been charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon […]

Mayor announces partnership with FBI at annual Township Address

    IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss used his annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 28, as a platform to announce Irvington’s new partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Vauss introduced Brad Cohen, the special agent in charge and assistant director of the […]

Irvington High School Wins the 2016 Essex County Consumer Bowl Championship Title!

    IRVINGTON, NJ — For the eighth straight year, the Irvington High School Consumer Bowl team has won the Essex County Championship. The county competition took place on Thursday, Feb. 11, at West Caldwell Tech High School. Irvington High School competed with West Side High School, Immaculate Conception High School and the following Essex […]

Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Police investigate homicide of Irvington man on Feb. 23

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Omar Heyward, 34, of Irvington. Heyward was fatally shot on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at […]

Authorities investigate homicide of Irvington man in Newark

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray  and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose have announced that authorities are investigating the death of an Irvington resident on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Newark. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., Newark police officers were dispatched to the area of Salem Street and Rockland Terrace […]

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. […]

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