Cache of drugs and weapons seized by Irvington police

Cache of drugs and weapons seized by Irvington police

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Police Department and New Jersey State Police have executed warrants and recovered large amounts of money, cocaine and semi-automatic weapons on Friday, Oct. 11.. According to a recent press release from Mayor Tony Vauss’ administration, members of the Irvington Police Department, with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police […]

Fifth annual Mayor’s Ball is a star-studded affair

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and his wife, April, kicked off the fifth annual Mayor’s Ball at Nanina’s In the Park in Belleville on Thursday, Oct. 3. The star-studded event, hosted by multiplatinum selling rhythm and blues entertainer Ginuwine, saw guests dressed to the nines for the black-tie affair. “My ball brings together […]

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

County dedicates memorial plaques along Legends Way

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated five bronze plaques in honor and memory of Pearl Beatty, Kenneth A. Gibson, Lebby Jones, Trish Morris-Yamba and Ramon Rivera on Sept. 18. Beatty was the first freeholder president under the current form of county government; Gibson was the first black mayor of Newark, serving […]

New grant program to boost home ownership in Essex County

New grant program to boost home ownership in Essex County

NEWARK, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, Orange Mayor Dwayne D. Warren and local stakeholders gathered for the announcement of the 75th NeighborhoodLIFT program at 89 Bolden Ave., Newark, on Friday, Sept. 13. The house at which the event was hosted is owned by New Jersey Community Capital and will be going on the market […]

Law sponsored by EO assemblywoman put to use after recent shooting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The law Gov. Phil Murphy signed in January, based on Bill S1036, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, of East Orange, and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, of Paterson, is now playing a central role in Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s investigation into Irvington’s Aug. 8 police-involved shooting, which led to that municipality’s […]

18th annual Unity Day celebration is huge success

Big Daddy Kane and Fatboy SSE amaze at festivities

18th annual Unity Day celebration is huge success

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township’s 18th annual Unity Day celebration in Orange Avenue Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, was a huge success. “I think it was the best one we’ve had yet,” Vauss said Aug. 12, adding that anyone who doesn’t believe him can just ask their friends who attended. […]

Councilman David Lyons dead

Irvington community mourns death of council president, longtime politician

Councilman David Lyons dead

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to multiple sources, Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons died of as yet unknown causes at Beth Israel Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 11. “I was actually there at the hospital the day he died,” Mayor Tony Vauss said Aug. 12. “Me and the first lady decided that Sunday […]

Mayor kicks off the Summer Policing Plan

Mayor kicks off the Summer Policing Plan

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Wednesday, July 17, at 1 p.m., in front of Town Hall at 1 Civic Square, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Director of Public Safety Tracy Bowers officially launched the Summer Policing Plan, which has successfully reduced violent crime and has led to completely homicide-free summers in the township over the […]

Rapper Fatboy SSE is added to Unity Day lineup

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss has announced the addition of new school rap star Fatboy SSE to the 18th annual Unity Day celebration lineup in Orange Avenue Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, which already features old school hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane. Fatboy, whose name is Tyriq Thomas Kimbrough, grew up in Irvington, one […]

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