IFD’s eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk has a good turnout

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Fire Division Lt. Mike Scott and his division kicked off the eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14. “This is good walking weather,” said Scott on Sunday, Oct. 14, as he walked down Grove Street, alongside Melody Scott. “It’s good. A good turnout. I’m looking for a little bit […]

Mayor appoints Brown as new OEM coordinator

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss appointed Deputy Public Safety Director John Brown to serve as his new Office of Emergency Management coordinator during his swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, July 1, at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue. Both Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers said Brown’s new job won’t preclude him from continuing […]

IFD promotions made at mayor’s annual address

Photo by Chris Sykes From left, Irvington Fire Division IAFF Local 305 President Alex Lima stands with Lt. Mike Scott outside Christian Pentecostal Church on Friday, Feb. 23, after Mayor Tony Vauss’ fourth annual State of the Township Address. Scott and several other Irvington firefighters were officially promoted at the ceremony. He also served as […]

Irvington well-represented at EO public safety meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Township was well-represented at East Orange Mayor-elect Ted Green’s Public Safety Meeting inside the Langston Hughes Elementary School Auditorium in East Orange on Tuesday, Dec. 12, thanks to the participation of Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers and Deputy Public Safety Director John Brown. Both Bowers and Brown are part of the […]

PSD director received raise before audit revealed deficit

IRVINGTON, NJ — Former Irvington Fire Director John Brown’s recent re-hiring as the deputy director of the township’s Public Safety Department during mandatory salary deferments and furloughs implemented by the Vauss administration has focused a spotlight on how the Public Safety Department is funded. The budget cuts were intended to address a $3.25 million deficit […]

Brown rehired as PSD’s new deputy director

IRVINGTON, NJ — John Brown was present at the seventh annual Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 8, in his capacity as the township’s new deputy director for the Irvington Public Safety Department. “It feels great to be back and serving the community that I still live in,” said Brown on Sunday, Oct. 8. “It’s always […]

13 police officers promoted, as well as township’s first black fire chief

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers recently promoted 13 members of the Irvington Police Department, ranging from sergeant to deputy chief. Capt. Stephen Yannotti, Det. Capt. Michael Tomich and Capt. Dwayne Mitchell were all promoted to deputy chief. The other promotions included: Lt. Stewart Townsend, Lt. Kenneth Price, Lt. […]