NAACP speaks out about reverse mortgages that target senior citizens

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP has been championing the rights of homeowners to stay in their homes, despite the threat of home mortgage foreclosure and the reality of dropping property values, since the Great Recession began in 2007. Irvington NAACP Vice President Kathleen Witcher was the local civil rights organization’s president when the home […]

Irvington NAACP, others defend actions of Orange vice principal

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington NAACP is speaking out about the incident that occurred Thursday, Oct. 12, at the intersection of Central and Lincoln avenues in Orange that involved Orange police officer Hanifah Davis, twin sisters from Orange High School and Orange High School Vice Principal Mohammed Abdel Aziz, who is also the school’s athletic […]

NAACP president is critical of town’s budget deficits, furloughs

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington NAACP President Merrick Harris picked Labor Day to chime in about the township’s recent fiscal shortfalls that have led to a $3.25 million budget deficit in 2015, $2.4 million deficits in 2016 and 2017, and the 1.5-percent property tax increase in the $109,930,685.08 Calendar Year 2017 Municipal Budget. “Our problem with […]

Initiative to be discussed soon to stave off foreclosures

Initiative to be discussed soon to stave off foreclosures

IRVINGTON, NJ — Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders President Britnee Timberlake is on a mission to spread the good news that there is help for struggling homeowners trying to stave off foreclosure and stay in their homes, thanks to the nonprofit organization Boston Community Capital and its Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods initiative. Timberlake is planning […]