Township under fire for unpaid bills

IRVINGTON, NJ — Vicki Martignetti, wife of Irvington Fire Division Firefighter Carmine Martignetti, has a bone to pick with Mayor Tony Vauss and the Irvington administration regarding unpaid medical bills she says Irvington is contractually required to cover. Debt collectors have filed a $49,325 civil lawsuit against the Martignettis for nonpayment of medical bills, according […]

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

Feb. 4 fire destroys incomplete sections of construction project on Boyden

Avalon Apts. go up in flames

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood firefighters rushed to Boyden Avenue in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 4, to battle a six-alarm fire raging at the Avalon Bay construction site. The fire took more than four hours to extinguish. According to the Maplewood Fire Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the area along […]

Irvington FD, MTS Towing help fight fatal EO fires

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When East Orange was faced with two deadly fires on Sunday, Dec. 11, the Irvington Fire Department and the township-based MTS tow truck company were quick to assist. Through a mutual aid agreement with neighboring municipalities in Essex and Union counties, numerous fire departments, including those of Irvington, East Orange and […]

IFD issues updated fire safety and prevention guidelines

IRVINGTON, NJ — In the wake of the two fatal fires on Sunday, Dec. 11, in nearby East Orange, officials with the Irvington Fire Department have issued updated guidelines regarding fire safety and prevention for residents to follow during the holiday season. “In the colder months, we want to encourage people not to use space […]

Kidde recalls combination smoke/CO alarms due to alarm failure

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Kidde Fire Safety has issued a recall on Kidde hard-wired combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life — even if the batteries are replaced — leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of […]

13 new police officers defer accompanying salary increases

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers and fire Director John Brown recently made history in town by appointing Capt. Antonio Gary as the first black fire chief to lead the Irvington Fire Department. “I am honored to have the opportunity as mayor of Irvington to swear in our first […]

13 police officers promoted, as well as township’s first black fire chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers recently promoted 13 members of the Irvington Police Department, ranging from sergeant to deputy chief. Capt. Stephen Yannotti, Det. Capt. Michael Tomich and Capt. Dwayne Mitchell were all promoted to deputy chief. The other promotions included: Lt. Stewart Townsend, Lt. Kenneth Price, Lt. […]