Lamothe funeral brings out many mourners

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for 2014 mayoral candidate, longtime Irvington municipal employee and local Haitian community leader Jean Lamothe was at Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jerusalem Church on Saturday, April 2. The church, located on Nye Avenue, just off Springfield Avenue and across the street from Civic Square, had an area outside cordoned […]

Irvington resident arraigned on multiple drug charges

NEWARK, NJ – An Irvington resident was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrest in Newark’s North Ward last night by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that in response to numerous neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking in the area of Parker Street and Park Avenue, detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a […]

Local men arraigned on multiple weapon and drug charges following Monday arrests

NEWARK — Two alleged male Bloods gang members and a female suspect were arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following their arrests on Monday by a law enforcement task force composed of detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the investigation began on Friday […]

Seniors invited to third annual Casino Night in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The third annual Casino Night will be on Thursday, April 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Irvington Senior Center, 1077 Springfield Ave. Guests will receive dinner and play games on professional casino tables, with authentic Atlantic City dealers, while being serenaded with live music. Seniors will have a chance to […]

NAACP to host Candidates Night Forum on April 7

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP unit will host a Candidates Night Forum on Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue for candidates running in the Irvington Board of Education election Tuesday, April 19, and in the Municipal Council election Tuesday, May 10 election. Irvington NAACP President Merrick […]

First Easter celebrated without Rev. Ron

IRVINGTON, NJ — The congregation of Christian Love Baptist Church celebrated its first Easter Sunday on March 27, since the death of its charismatic pastor, the Rev. Ron Christian, last year. The theme of the Easter Sunday sermon Rev. Alfreddy Fletcher delivered was “You can’t keep a good man down,” saying that the same can […]

Former mayoral candidate Jean Lamothe dies

IRVINGTON, NJ — Jean Lamothe, a 2014 mayoral candidate, local Haitian community leader and longtime Irvington Building Department municipal employee died unexpectedly Saturday, March 19. His funeral will be Saturday, April 2, at 9 a.m. at Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jerusalem church on Nye Avenue, with a viewing scheduled for Friday, April 1, from […]

Irvington well-represented at EO Mayor’s Ball

IRVINGTON, EAST ORANGE, NJ — Irvington was well-represented Saturday, March 5, at East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor’s third annual Mayor’s Ball at The Castle Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. Taylor’s party attracted 700 people, including Mayor Tony Vauss and Building Department Director Ted Green, who said they came out to party with the man who has made turning his […]

NAACP standing behind fired third-grade teacher

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher is joining Oranges-Maplewood NAACP President Tom Puryear and the People’s Organization for Progress in supporting former Forest Street School third-grade teacher Marilyn Zuniga in her ongoing legal battle with her former employers, the Orange School District and the Orange Board of Education. A first-year teacher, Zuniga […]

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