County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

Councilman David Lyons dead

Irvington community mourns death of council president, longtime politician

Councilman David Lyons dead

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to multiple sources, Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons died of as yet unknown causes at Beth Israel Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 11. “I was actually there at the hospital the day he died,” Mayor Tony Vauss said Aug. 12. “Me and the first lady decided that Sunday […]

Beasley honored with bronze statue, memorial plaque, renaming Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Council’s tribute to D. Bilal Beasley, a former Municipal Council president, Essex County freeholder and co-founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization, was a star-studded affair that featured a performance by singer Hunter Hayes and a host of elected officials on Saturday, Sept. […]

Council prepares to adopt Calendar Year 2018 budget

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to vote on the $109,637,331.30 Calendar Year 2018 municipal budget. “The next council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11,” said municipal clerk Harold Wiener on Tuesday, Aug. 21. “As soon as Trenton says it’s OK, they’ll send it back to us. […]

As state reviews budget, council has public hearing on it

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council held a public hearing for the Calendar Year 2018 municipal budget at its last regular meeting of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The new budget comes in at $109,637,331.30. According to Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons, it was introduced at the regular meeting on […]

McDaniel v. Burgess court date moved to Feb. 22

IRVINGTON, NJ — Elouise McDaniel, president of both the Irvington Joint Block Association and Nesbit Terrace Block Association, confirmed that a new court date has been set for Thursday, Feb. 22, in response to a complaint filed against her by Irvington Municipal Council Vice President Renee Burgess. The venue was moved from Irvington Municipal Court […]

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 […]

Report lays out complaints and case against Irvington councilman

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Herald newspaper has obtained a copy of the report, “Investigation into acts and/or omissions of East Ward Council member Paul Inman,” which the Irvington Municipal Council hired the law firm of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin to conduct, in response to allegations that Inman may have violated state ethics and […]