Burgess v. McDaniel case postponed and moved to Newark court

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 12, Municipal Council Vice President Renee Burgess and Elouise McDaniel, president of both the Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition and Nesbit Terrace Block Association, learned that Burgess’ formal complaint against McDaniel has been postponed and moved from Irvington Municipal Court to Newark Superior Court. Burgess accused McDaniel of committing […]

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 […]

Council president admits township has $2.4M deficits for 2016 and 2017

IRVINGTON, NJ — Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons admitted on the record at the last council meeting in June that the township is facing a larger budget deficit than the $3.25 million for 2015 previously acknowledged by Mayor Tony Vauss and other municipal officials, prompting employee furloughs, layoffs and givebacks that went […]

Local Finance Board dismisses ethics complaints against council

IRVINGTON, NJ — The state Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board recently cleared Irvington Municipal Council Vice President Renee Burgess and the other council members of any wrongdoing regarding an ethics complaint filed against them last year by Elouise McDaniel, president of the Irvington Joint Block Association and Nesbitt Terrace Block Association. The governing […]

McDaniel continues efforts to recall the mayor

IRVINGTON, NJ — It’s a new year, but Elouise McDaniel, president of the Irvington Joint Block and Nesbitt Terrace Block associations, is continuing the effort to recall Mayor Tony Vauss, which she began with Dee Fuqua and Cathy Southern. Fuqua is president of the Orange Avenue and Oakland Avenue Block Association and Southern has run […]