Township has kept homicide rate down to three this year

IRVINGTON, NJ — As the 2017-2018 school year began Thursday, Sept. 7, Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers celebrated the success of the Summer Policing Plan, which had resulted in no homicides in town from the end of school in June until Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4. Since Vauss became mayor […]

Sheriff’s and police officers arrest three on narcotics charges

NEWARK, NJ — A father and son team of alleged drug dealers along with a third man were arrested Wednesday, Aug. 30, by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers which resulted in multiple narcotics charges being filed against the trio. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated […]

Town releases files from July 5 altercation

UPDATE: At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Maplewood Township Committee unanimously passed a vote of no confidence, requesting the resignation of Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino. Effective immediately from that meeting, Cimino was placed on administrative leave, with pay, for 60 days. During the vote, the room was packed, with many more concerned residents standing […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

Former police chief still looking for final paycheck

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Police Chief Chief Michael Chase said he has collected all but one of the paychecks the Irvington Police Department said he was paid last year. Chase’s attorney, Joseph Donahue, said his client has received four checks from the state Civil Service Commission that the township owed him, but the former […]

Despite ‘replacement checks,’ Chase still waiting to get paid

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase alleges that the township of Irvington still owes him money, although the Irvington Department of Revenue and Finance has sent him copies of the four checks totaling $26,233.12. Check copies were also forwarded to the Irvington Herald, but Chase and the state Civil Service Commission said […]

Former police chief appeals disciplinary hearing

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, attorney Sheila Ellington, hired by the town to serve as the hearing officer in former police Chief Michael Chase’s first disciplinary hearing case, issued a 32-page decision that found him guilty of violating the state Attorney General Guidelines for the Operation of Police Departments, which Joseph Santiago, […]