As lockdown continues, Vauss urges residents to follow the rules

As lockdown continues, Vauss urges residents to follow the rules

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss is vigorously working to enforce the Irvington, Newark, East Orange and Orange four-city lockdown, consistently meeting with the other mayors to reassess.  “I’ve issued an executive order that complies with the governor’s order to make sure that we’re doing our part,” Vauss said in a recent update. “Our major […]

Double shooting results in one death in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a double shooting that resulted in the death of Lawrence Peterson, 65, of Newark, according to an April 8 press release from the prosecutor’s office. On Sunday, April 6, just before 8 p.m., two males were […]

Irvington police, ECPO investigate homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide in Irvington, according to a March 16 press release. On Friday, March 13, James A. Braxton, 55, of Newark, was fatally injured in the areas of Nye Avenue and Nesbit Terrace in Irvington. He […]

Essex County arrests 61 individuals in warrant sweep

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced March 9 that 61 individuals, including three juveniles, with outstanding warrants for committing violent crimes in Essex County were arrested during a month-long initiative called Operation Clean Sweep. “This is a quality-of-life issue. These individuals had outstanding warrants. In some instances, they were charged […]

Irvington’s State of the Township address promotes police officials 

Irvington’s State of the Township address promotes police officials 

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Feb. 25, Mayor Tony Vauss presented his State of the Township address at Transcend Worship Center in Irvington, along with Donald Malloy, director of the Department of Recreation. Opening remarks were delivered by Business Administrator Musa Malik and followed by a video of the township’s department directors discussing upcoming projects and […]

Two arrested in connection with Irvington homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — Lakirah Franklin Lewis, 22, and Lawrence Lewis, 24, have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Daquan Smith, 24, of Irvington, according to a Feb. 25 press release from Irvington police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Feb. 20, Smith was fatally shot on the 400 block of […]

Irvington police investigate homicide

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a homicide in Irvington, according to a Feb. 21 press release. Daquan Smith, 24, of Irvington, was fatally shot Feb. 20 on the 400 block of Grove Street. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

Four charged with killing man who was walking home from work

IRVINGTON, NJ — Four people have been charged with the murder of Samuel V. Gbotoe, a 62-year-old airport worker who was violently assaulted in Irvington on his way home from work, according to a Dec. 17 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On March 13, at approximately 7:11 a.m., Irvington police responded to […]

Rain doesn’t stop Irvington’s successful Halloween 

Rain doesn’t stop Irvington’s successful Halloween 

IRVINGTON, NJ — A little rain didn’t stop the township from celebrating Halloween at the Irvington Police Department, on Thursday, Oct. 31. Despite the gloomy weather, the DJ had Irvington ghouls and goblins dancing, as residents ventured out to celebrate with the community and Mayor Tony Vauss, who oversaw the festivities during the Irvington Halloween […]