Irvington BOE seeking to replace Scott, who resigned

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Board of Education member Melody Scott has resigned from the board after purchasing a house in Union Township, so there is another vacancy to be filled. Scott currently works in East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s administration, after serving in town for years in the administration of former Mayor Wayne Smith and […]

Police detain resident due to mayor’s executive order

IRVINGTON, NJ — Conrad McPherson was detained by Irvington police on Thursday, June 6, after authorities said he violated Mayor Tony Vauss’ executive order barring him from entering municipal public buildings without a police escort. Vauss issued the executive order Tuesday, May 28, informing McPherson he is “prohibited from any unsupervised access to any township […]

Mayor’s son appointed to Irvington BOE

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Acting Irvington Board of Education President Richard Williams, the board elected a new president and vice president at its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 15, and Anthony Vauss Jr. was appointed to fill the seat of former board member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod, who was appointed as South Ward councilwoman in April. […]

Memorial Day celebration, wreath-laying hosted

For the annual Memorial Day Celebration Irvington High School football field, Mayor Tony Vauss joined forces with the Municipal Council, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Director Donald Malloy, the Fire and Police Divisions, Superintendent Neely Hackett, members of Camptown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1941, and the Irvington High School ROTC members. All marched in […]

Resident believes BOE selection process was biased

Resident believes BOE selection process was biased

IRVINGTON, NJ — West Ward resident Conrad McPherson wanted to serve on the Irvington Board of Education and use it as a launching pad to run for the Municipal Council seat of West Ward Councilman Vern Cox in the 2020 ward elections. This was after he heard a vacancy had opened up on the BOE […]

Debate about EMS provider to go to court again

Irvington, NJ — Americare, Irvington’s emergency medical services provider, is scheduled to return to Newark Superior Court on Thursday, May 23, at 9 a.m., to determine whether it will be the EMS provider for Orange. Americare is co-owned by East Orange businessman Kevin Taylor and Fabrizio Bivona, who also serves as the company’s director. Attorney […]

PBA president praises promotion of 25 new sergeants

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers promoted 25 new Irvington Police Division sergeants in a ceremony in Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 1. Vauss said municipal clerk Harold Wiener swore in all the new sergeants. According to the Municipal Clerk’s Office, the members of the Irvington Police Division promoted […]

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

Irvington replaces its primary EMS provider

According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township has switched its EMS service provider from the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation to the Americare ambulance service, which is partially owned by Kevin Taylor, a former candidate for East Orange mayor and for the City Council in the 5th Ward. “It’s because MONOC is going out of […]

Twenty-five new sergeants are promoted in IPD

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers promoted 25 new sergeants in the Irvington Police Division during a promotion ceremony inside Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 1. Vauss said Municipal Clerk Harold Wiener swore in all of the new sergeants. “We made history,” said Bowers on Tuesday, May 7. “In […]

Graham, Saunders battle for freeholder seat in Democratic primary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Freeholder Romaine Graham will square off against former East Orange Councilman and Code Enforcement Director Dwight Saunders in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4, in a race to fill former Freeholder Lebby Jones’ seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, vacant since she died of cancer […]

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