County recognizes distinguished senior citizens

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the county’s annual Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 10, in the Essex County Robert O’Toole Building in Cedar Grove Park. May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented […]

Gubernatorial candidate drops by Irvington again

Gubernatorial candidate drops by Irvington again

IRVINGTON, NJ — New Jersey Democratic Party 2017 gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy came through Essex County this week, making a tour ahead of the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, June 6, making stops in Irvington on Sunday, May 7, and East Orange on Monday, May 8. Murphy met with Mayor Tony Vauss, Irvington Democratic Committee […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]

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 […]

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