Lyons again chosen as council president at reorganization

IRVINGTON, NJ — North Ward Councilman David Lyons was chosen by his Irvington Municipal Council colleagues to serve a second consecutive term as council president during the reorganization meeting held at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Sunday, July 1. The council majority also voted to have at large Councilwoman Renee Burgess serve a […]

Township clerk honored at State of Township Address

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss honored several township employees at his fourth annual State of the Township Address in Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 23, including Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Cepeda of the Irvington Police Division, Charles Washington from the Department of Public Works, former Building Department Director and current East Orange […]

Martinez-Brooks pleads guilty to wire fraud

NEWARK, NJ — According to published reports, Dianthe Martinez-Brooks, 42, of West Orange, the former aide to former Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith, pleaded guilty to one count of federal wire fraud on Monday, Jan. 29, before Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark. Martinez-Brooks, a Newark area political consultant also known as Dawn Martinez, admitted to […]

Mayor to take part in anti-Trump rally at Newark’s City Hall

NEWARK, NJ — The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee’s 33rd annual Legacy of a Dream Commemorative Tribute to the Life and Work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. took place in the Irvington High School Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 13. During his remarks at the event, Mayor Tony Vauss announced he would be […]

Council finds Inman may have violated ethics laws

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council voted 6-1 in favor of Resolution MC17-1227-58 at its Wednesday, Dec. 27 meeting, authorizing the governing body to take action against East Ward Councilman Paul Inman because of remarks he had allegedly made in taped conversations with former township employee Tamara Smith. Smith, who had secretly recorded the […]

NAACP president is critical of town’s budget deficits, furloughs

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris picked Labor Day to chime in about the township’s recent fiscal shortfalls that have led to a $3.25 million budget deficit in 2015, $2.4 million deficits in 2016 and 2017, and the 1.5-percent property tax increase in the $109,930,685.08 Calendar Year 2017 Municipal Budget. “Our problem with […]

Promised medical coverage still sought by firefighter’s wife

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Vicki Martignetti, the wife of an Irvington firefighter, she reached out to Irvington Municipal Council President David Lyons for help in getting the township to honor its contractual obligations to employees by paying some outstanding medical bills, to no avail. In a recent Irvington Herald article, Lyons suggested Martignetti get […]

Firefighters fear persecution for not supporting furlough plan

IRVINGTON, NJ — In the midst of an ongoing Public Safety Department Internal Affairs investigation into the work histories and criminal backgrounds of all current Fire Division personnel, Vicki Martignetti sent an email on Thursday, Aug. 10, to the Irvington Herald, complaining about the township’s failure to fulfill its contractual obligation to pay the health […]