South Ward councilwoman not forgotten as her legacy lives on

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones is gone but not forgotten. Jones died unexpectedly Thursday, March 21. Former Irvington Board of Education member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod was appointed to fill Jones’ vacant seat on the Municipal Council on Monday, April 22, and her brother, Omar Bilal Beasley, of the Friends of Irvington Park and […]

Council colleagues welcome new councilwoman

Council colleagues welcome new councilwoman

IRVINGTON, NJ — Newly appointed South Ward Councilwoman Jamillah Beasley-McCleod’s council colleagues said they believe she is ready to step up and serve the township. “We’re happy to have you here with us,” said Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman Dave Lyons on Monday, April 22, at the council’s regular meeting, after Beasley-McCleod was […]

Beasley-McCleod makes history in Irvington

Beasley-McCleod makes history in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Newly appointed South Ward Councilwoman Jamillah Beasley-McCleod made local history on Monday, April 22, when she became the first black Muslim female appointed to Irvington Municipal Council. The daughter of former council President D. Bilal Beasley, who was also an Essex County freeholder and Team Irvington social and political organization co-founder, Beasley-McCleod […]

Former BOE member sworn in as new South Ward councilwoman

Former BOE member sworn in as new South Ward councilwoman

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Municipal Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Monday, April 22, to approve the appointment of former Irvington Board of Education member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod, to fill the South Ward council seat left vacant since the unexpected death of Councilwoman Sandy Jones on Thursday, March 21. Beasley-McCleod is the daughter of […]

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. […]

Judge rules against effort to decertify 3 BOE candidates

Judge rules against effort to decertify 3 BOE candidates

  IRVINGTON, NJ — Newark Superior Court Judge Tom Vena on Friday, March 16, ruled against an attempt by Irvington Board of Education candidate David Pinckney to kick three incumbent board members off the ballot for the BOE election on Tuesday, April 17. Board members Jamillah Beasley-McCleod, Ronald Brown and Melody Scott are also members […]