Imani Center set to close due to budget cuts

Imani Center set to close due to budget cuts

IRVINGTON, NJ — Located on the Irvington High School campus, the longstanding Imani Center is losing its funding. Gov. Phil Murphy’s revised fiscal 2021 budget proposes a cut of $11.917 million, which would bring an end to statewide school-based youth services programs, widely known as SBYSPs, effective Sept. 30. The budget cut would also mean […]

Gbayor commits to Nebraska University

Gbayor commits to Nebraska University

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mikai Gbayor, a member of the Irvington High School Class of 2021, committed to Nebraska University on Sept. 4. Gbayor, who has a grade-point average of 3.0, currently plays the position of linebacker on the IHS football team. In addition to Nebraska, Gbayor also received offers from LSU, Alabama, Michigan, Texas A&M, […]

Irvington HS student-athlete receives award for strength, perseverance

Irvington HS student-athlete receives award for strength, perseverance

IRVINGTON, NJ — What shows strength? For 2020 Irvington High School graduate Raymond Simmons, it was persevering despite injury and crushing disappointment. Named by his teammates as their captain in advance of the Blue Knights’ 2019 varsity football season, Simmons’ story was sufficiently inspiring to earn him this year’s annual Kearny Bank Strength Award, a […]

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 2019-20 school year, the 27th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards initiative of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has provided a certificate of recognition to 354 high school student-athletes. Under this ongoing program, each NJSIAA member school — nearly every high school in the state — has the opportunity to […]

Irvington community mourns IHS alumnus Nashawn Brooks

Irvington community mourns IHS alumnus Nashawn Brooks

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington community is shattered by the untimely, tragic death of one of its own. College sophomore Nashawn Brooks, age 20, died June 10 following a motor vehicle accident on Route 22 in Newark. The car, carrying Brooks and four others, crashed, ejecting three passengers. The collision caused the car to burst […]

13 area high school athletes earn best teammate honors

13 area high school athletes earn best teammate honors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honored 34 student athletes from member high schools of the Super Essex Conference in a celebration of the qualities that made Yogi Berra a national treasure. This is the eighth year in a row that the museum along with the SEC have presented the Best […]

Turkey giveaways are a holiday tradition

Turkey giveaways are a holiday tradition

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington transitioned into the holiday season with several Thanksgiving turkey giveaways throughout the week, including one at Irvington High School on Monday, Nov. 25. “I think the turkey giveaway event at Irvington High School was a tremendous event,” Mayor Tony Vauss, who attended the giveaway, told the Irvington Herald in a phone […]

Irvington HS fall teams to begin seasons

IRVINGTON, NJ – The Irvington High School fall varsity teams will begin their seasons. The football team will kick off the season Friday, August 31, at home against Orange at 7 p.m. The boys’ soccer season begins Sept. 5, and the other fall teams begins Sept. 6. Football August 31, Orange, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, […]

Class of 2018 graduates from Irvington High School

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Essex County College Gymnasium was filled to capacity on Wednesday, June 20, for Irvington High School’s Class of 2018 graduation ceremony. In fact, the bleachers inside the ECC gym were so filled that the school security force assigned to the event had to bar some people from coming inside. So they […]