Irvington suffers first homicide of 2016, cracks down on crime

Irvington suffers first homicide of 2016, cracks down on crime

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township suffered its first homicide of 2016 on Friday, May 20. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced on Friday, May 20, that the Irvington Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide-Major Crimes Task Force were in the early stages of […]

200 Club presents awards to county’s finest police and firefighters

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, founded to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty and the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 50th anniversary Valor Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Nanina’s In The Park, 540 […]

NJ Civil Service now approves layoff of former police chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission has changed its opinion about Irvington Police Chief Michael Chase’s job title and status with the Irvington Police Department. “The layoff plan was approved,” said Vauss on Saturday, March 5, during a break in the action at East Orange Mayor Lester […]

Mayor says crime is down in 2016

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers say crime is down in Irvington due to a crackdown that began late last year with two major busts. In both instances, Vauss and Bowers said illegal drugs and firearms were confiscated. “On Dec. 17, the Irvington Police Intelligence Unit, while conducting surveillance […]

Mayor announces partnership with FBI at annual Township Address

    IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss used his annual State of the Township Address at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 28, as a platform to announce Irvington’s new partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Vauss introduced Brad Cohen, the special agent in charge and assistant director of the […]

Sheriff’s detectives, Bloomfield and Irvington police nab two on multiple drug charges

  NEWARK — As a result of two separate investigations, conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers, a reputed Newark Bloods gang member was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 24, on a host of weapons and drug charges and an Irvington suspect was arraigned on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

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