Regional V.A. office moves mountains to help vets

IRVINGTON, NJ — English writer Sir Francis Bacon coined the phrase: “If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.” And though that was written hundreds of years ago, Jennifer Myers, the public affairs officer for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Newark Regional Office, said it still applies today. […]

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

Symposium aims to keep children safe from trafficking

NCJW/Essex to host panel to combat sex trafficking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Most people think of slavery as a terrible institution from our past and look to the outcome of the Civil War as the beacon that ended it. But they are wrong. The United Nations’ International Labor Organization estimates that there are more slaves worldwide now than there have been at any other […]

Locals help with pre-Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

Locals help with pre-Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — Local businessman Destin Nicholas partnered with the newly founded nonprofit Sisters Helping Sister for a Better Life to host a pre-Thanksgiving Community Food Giveaway outside his business on Stuyvesant Avenue, on the border between Irvington and Union Township. “We are here to help the community and the people in Haiti as well,” […]

Essex County women’s organization helps women in need

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex has been serving the communities of Essex County and surrounding counties since 1949. For the sixth year, SISE members assembled HUGS tote bags with essential items for women arriving at a local shelter after fleeing domestic violence. HUGS reflects Healing, Understanding and the Great Strength of […]

Criminals warned to look for other employment to avoid arrest

IRVINGTON, NJ — Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers and Mayor Tony Vauss are crediting reforms within the Irvington Police Division for the township’s recent crime rate decrease. “The mayor and the Police Department are committed to ridding our township of those individuals who engage in drug dealing as sellers and buyers,” said Bowers on Tuesday, […]

Camptown VFW Post 1941 get new bathrooms and kitchen

Camptown VFW Post 1941 get new bathrooms and kitchen

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941 haven’t served breakfast to their fellow vets and members of the Irvington community since September because the post, located on Chestnut Avenue, was being renovated thanks to the local Home Depot store on Springfield Avenue. But the renovation of the post’s kitchen […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

Despite outcome, mayor commends voters for good turnout

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss said he’s disappointed by Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, but is proud of how Irvington got out the vote on Election Day to try and her get elected as the nation’s first female president. He said 17,000 of the township’s total 30,000 registered voters went to the […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

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