Man arrested in hit and run

IRVINGTON, NJ — Jose G. Estevez-Bonifacio, 28, of Newark, was arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim on Wednesday, April 27. Estevez-Bonifacio is charged with striking an 18-year-old high school student from Irvington and leaving the scene. On Monday, April […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

O’Gorman Motors helps CWU Food Pantry of Irvington

O’Gorman Motors helps CWU Food Pantry of Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — On April 13, Edward O’Gorman and the entire O’Gorman Motors staff presented a check for $4600 to Allison Bryant and Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss for the CWU Food Pantry. O’Gorman Motors Inc., President Edward O’Gorman said he recognizes the increasing statistics of families and individuals in our community that go without proper food, shelter, […]

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

Tami Christian has church services at Morell’s campaign headquarters in Orange

IRVINGTON/ORANGE, NJ — When the Rev. Ronald B. Christian, pastor of Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, died unexpectedly last year, his widow, Tami Christian, also a minister, split from that church and started her own New Beginnings Ministries, using the satellite church her husband had founded at the Irvington Housing Authority as the seed […]

East Orange represented at D. Bilal Beasley Center dedication

East Orange represented at D. Bilal Beasley Center dedication

  EAST ORANGE/IRVINGTON, NJ — When the dedication ceremony for the new D. Bilal Beasley Community Center in Irvington took place Wednesday, April 6, East Orange Municipal Democratic Committee Chairman and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman Leroy Jones was among the many who came to honor the former councilman, who died in 2014. “I was […]

NAACP hosts Candidates Night forum for 3 vying unopposed for BOE seats

    IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP hosted a Candidates Night Forum at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue on Thursday, April 7, for the three incumbent members of the Board of Education running unopposed for re-election on Tuesday, April 19. “They are unchallenged,” said NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher, who moderated […]

Rally near bus terminal protests racism and sexism

IRVINGTON, NJ — Several local organizations staged a protest rally against racism and sexism Saturday, April 9, at the corner of Clinton and Springfield avenues, adjacent to the Irvington Bus Terminal. The rally was organized by Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition President Elouise McDaniel, in conjunction with numerous organizations, including the Essex County Chapter of […]

IHA workers strike after receiving notice of job terminations

IHA workers strike after receiving notice of job terminations

IRVINGTON, NJ — The members of SEIU Workers United Local 617 working in the Irvington Housing Authority’s Maintenance Department that are slated to have their employment with that federally funded agency terminated as of Wednesday, April 20, organized a protest strike outside the workplace on Nye Avenue on Tuesday, April 5. “We’re here because there’s […]

Nine arrested in operation Get In, Get Out; nearly half-a-million in cash seized

  NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that nine individuals were arrested and nearly a half a million in cash, along guns, cars, heroin and cocaine, were seized during a pre-dawn raid on Thursday, April 7, involving numerous law enforcement agencies. In addition to cash, guns and drugs, four cars were recovered – […]

Mayor unveils new logo as sign of progress in town

IRVINGTON, NJ — Last year, a Newark area publication lauded Mayor Tony Vauss for taking branding and self-promotion to new heights by ordering new street sweeping vehicles for the town that were decorated with his likeness and a slogan about his administration’s dedication to making Irvington clean and safe. On Thursday, March 31, Vauss outdid […]

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