Irvington hosts grand opening of new Planet Fitness

Irvington hosts grand opening of new Planet Fitness

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the new Planet Fitness in the Valley Plaza Mall had its grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the site of the former Valley Fair shopping center on Chancellor Avenue, Mayor Tony Vauss and Genia Philip, the township’s director of Economic Development and Grants Oversight, were in attendance, as […]

Despite rescheduling, annual Legacy of a Dream is a success

Despite rescheduling, annual Legacy of a Dream is a success

IRVINGTON, NJ — At the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee’s 34th annual Legacy of a Dream ceremony in the Irvington High School Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 9, Mayor Tony Vauss congratulated the winners of this year’s essay contest. “I just want to congratulate all of our students, our scholars, everyone who performed here, […]

Many turn out to praise memory of Lebby C. Jones

Many turn out to praise memory of Lebby C. Jones

NEWARK, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder Lebby C. Jones at Franklin-St. John’s United Methodist Church in Newark on Thursday, Jan. 17, was attended by a host of local officials, including: Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, East Orange and Essex County Democratic committees Chairman Leroy Jones, Essex County […]

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

IRVINGTON, NJ — Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers wants residents to know there is plenty to look forward to in the New Year. Bowers cited the decision to assign Detective Marcus Smith to serve as the Police Division’s official “senior cop,” assigning Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Zepeda to serve as the official “kids cop” and the creation […]

A star’s significance divides football fans … in jest

A star’s significance divides football fans … in jest

IRVINGTON, NJ — Sports rivalries among fans of the NFL don’t get any better than the Dallas Cowboys versus the Pittsburgh Steelers from the AFC, or their NFC East division rivals the New York Giants. But members of the Irvington Department of Public Works Department who are Cowboys fans might have taken this adulation too […]

Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington police Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Cepeda has been officially designated as the township’s “Kids Cop,” assigned to handle all issues related to children in town in the same manner that Detective Marcus Smith has been assigned to deal with public safety issues regarding Irvington’s senior citizens. “She’s been reassigned to the mayor’s detail,” […]

Township to host annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Township to host annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

IRVINGTON, NJ — All hands will be on deck on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m., at the township’s annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Gift Giveaway in D. Bilal Beasley Square, said Mayor Tony Vauss and Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Donald Malloy. “I look forward to sharing our holiday events with our […]

Township hopes to raise $1.6M from special tax sale

Township hopes to raise $1.6M from special tax sale

IRVINGTON, NJ — The special tax sale that took place in Council Chambers on Tuesday, Nov. 20, while Mayor Tony Vauss was conducting a free turkey giveaway, proved an even bigger success than last year’s tax sale. “We’re expecting to raise more than $1 million with this year’s sale,” said Vauss on Wednesday, Nov. 21. […]

Game on at INIC’s pre-Thanksgiving Community Luncheon

Game on at INIC’s pre-Thanksgiving Community Luncheon

IRVINGTON, NJ — The annual pre-Thanksgiving Community Luncheon at Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation headquarters on 16th Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 20, drew rave reviews, amid some heated rivalries between fans of the National Football League. “I’m just enjoying the food. That’s all it is,” said Jermain Anthony, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan who was wearing a […]

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