Rev. Thelusca appointed special adviser to the provost at SHU

Rev. Thelusca appointed special adviser to the provost at SHU

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Rev. Joseph V. Thelusca has been appointed to the newly created Seton Hall University position of special adviser to the provost. His primary duties will include working with The Career Center to assist undergraduates — including international students — in building their professional networks. A native of Haiti, Thelusca immigrated […]

Only 2 of 5 BOE candidates attend NAACP forum

Only 2 of 5 BOE candidates attend NAACP forum

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP hosted a Candidates Night Forum for the five men and women running to fill the three seats on the Irvington Board of Education in the upcoming Tuesday, April 17 election, but only two candidates attended. According to Kathy Steele, assistant to Irvington board secretary and business administrator Reginald Lamptey, […]

Judge rules against effort to decertify 3 BOE candidates

Judge rules against effort to decertify 3 BOE candidates

  IRVINGTON, NJ — Newark Superior Court Judge Tom Vena on Friday, March 16, ruled against an attempt by Irvington Board of Education candidate David Pinckney to kick three incumbent board members off the ballot for the BOE election on Tuesday, April 17. Board members Jamillah Beasley-McCleod, Ronald Brown and Melody Scott are also members […]

Irvington NAACP to host Black History Month event

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP will host a program for Black History Month on Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., at Greater New Point Baptist Church, according to Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 23. “Our guest speaker is going to be Wade McIver, a black historian who majored in black history. He […]

Irvington councilman with legal woes has links to Orange, East Orange

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council’s recent decision to pursue possible ethics and criminal violations against one of its own members, East Ward Councilman Paul Inman, is relevant to the Orange and East Orange since Inman works for code enforcement in the Orange Planning Department and recently served as campaign manager for East Orange […]

Irvington BOE election was to have abbreviated hours

IRVINGTON, NJ — Although the city of Orange Township made waves recently when it scheduled a special election for its Board of Education with abbreviated hours, the Irvington Board of Education is doing the same, with its regular election on Tuesday, April 25, running only from 2 to 8 p.m. “The state election board changed […]

NAACP hosts Candidates Night forum for 3 vying unopposed for BOE seats

    IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP hosted a Candidates Night Forum at Greater New Point Baptist Church on Paine Avenue on Thursday, April 7, for the three incumbent members of the Board of Education running unopposed for re-election on Tuesday, April 19. “They are unchallenged,” said NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher, who moderated […]

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 […]

Team Irvington Strong runs unopposed again in BOE election

IRVINGTON, NJ — Although Feb. 29 was the filing deadline to turn in nominating petitions for the April 19 Irvington Board of Education election, the three candidates backed by the Team Irvington Strong social and political organization were the only ones to file for the three open seats. “There were no new petitions submitted to […]