S.E.R.T. takes lead in Operation May Day tactical strikes

IRVINGTON, NJ — Earlier this year, when Mayor Tony Vauss unveiled the Public Safety Department Police Division’s new Special Enforcement Response Team and announced the partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he said it was to send a message to criminals and lawbreakers everywhere. “I want to make it clear to everyone that we […]

Locals race to slow down cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several local residents participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held at the South Mountain Recreation Complex on May 1. Of the nine USATF Timed 5K Race medal winners, five were local, including Ben Guerin, 19, of Irvington, who won second-place in men’s with a time of 27:26; […]

IHA maintenance workers layoffs postponed indefinitely

IHA maintenance workers layoffs postponed indefinitely

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Caleb Bryant, shop steward of Service Employees International Union Local 617, he and the 12 Irvington Housing Authority maintenance workers scheduled to be fired in favor of privatization on Friday, May 6, have been given a reprieve. “The layoff had been postponed indefinitely for now,” said Bryant on Thursday, May […]

Haitian Flag Day event to be hosted in Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic and her Civic Association are joining forces with Thecy Faustin and FamiCare Inc. to host the annual Haitian Flag Day Celebration on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in front of the Municipal Building in Civic Square. The event is free and open to the public, and […]

Incumbent council members cruise to reelection

IRVINGTON, NJ — After the polls closed Tuesday, May 10, the results were tallied and Mayor Tony Vauss’ Team Irvington Strong social and political organization easily won re-election. According to Municipal Clerk Harold Wiener’s office, of 31,635 registered voters in Irvington, only 2,335 cast votes in the election on Tuesday, May 10. South Ward Councilwoman […]

Water safety to be addressed at public meeting

Water safety to be addressed at public meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Sheridan Street Block Association and the Irvington NAACP have joined forces to host a public meeting about Irvington Township’s water quality Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue. According to press release from the Sheridan Street Block Association on Wednesday, April […]

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Much ado about nothing at NAACP Candidates Night Forum

Photo by Chris Sykes Team Irvington Strong members, clockwise from front, West Ward Councilman Vern Cox, East Ward Councilman Paul Inman, at large Councilwoman and Municipal Council President Charnette Frederic and North Ward Councilman David Lyons, wait to address the audience who came for the Irvington NAACP unit’s Candidates Night Forum on Thursday, April 7. […]

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

IHA workers given short reprieve from layoffs

Photo by Chris Sykes Members of SEIU Workers United Local 617 protest outside the Irvington Housing Authority on Tuesday, April 5, in response to news they will be fired by the agency they work for on Wednesday, April 20, as a cost-cutting move by Executive Director David Brown. The 13 maintenance workers slated to be […]

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 […]