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 […]

Mayor hosts first Economic Business Summit

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss hosted the township’s first Business Summit on Friday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 50 Union Ave. and, according to the mayor, it was an unqualified success. The summit was organized to provide participants information about township services and resources that can assist them in developing […]

NJ Civil Service now approves layoff of former police chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission has changed its opinion about Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase’s job title and status with the Irvington Police Department. “The layoff plan was approved,” said Vauss on Saturday, March 5, during a break in the action at East Orange Mayor Lester […]

Clerk has drawing for election ballot positions

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Municipal Clerk Harold Wiener held a drawing to determine ballot positions for the seven candidates running for the four available ward seats in his office in the Municipal Building on Monday, March 14. “With the exception of Mr. Pinkney in the East Ward — he was short in the number of […]

Ron Alston mourned by community

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral for Ronald Alston, founder of the My Father Knows Best nonprofit organization was Friday, March 4, at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue in Irvington. The charity has hosted annual back-to-school backpack and school supply giveaways in addition to other events to help needy families in Irvington, East Orange, Newark […]

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