Residents fondly recall Jones after her recent death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder and former at large Councilwoman Lebby Jones is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Franklin Saint John’s United Methodist Church, 142 Maple Ave., Newark. Jones, who had been battling cancer for the last year, died Wednesday, Jan. 9. A viewing prior to […]

Annual Dinner and Turkey Giveaway hosted at senior center

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Health Department Director Dr. Monique Griffith joined forces with Irvington Senior Citizens Center manager Gloria Chisun to host the annual pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner and Turkey Giveaway at the ISCC building on Springfield Avenue on Friday. Nov. 9. “We’re in our illustrious Senior Citizens Center, on behalf of having […]

Beasley to be honored with statue and renaming of Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township is planning a special ceremony to honor D. Bilal Beasley, the former Irvington Municipal Council President, Essex County Freeholder and Team Irvington social and political organization founder who died in 2014, by erecting a statue of him and renaming Civic Square after him on Saturday, Sept. 29. “He was a […]

Council unanimously approves statue in honor of Beasley

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council unanimously voted Tuesday, Sept. 11, to approve a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a statue of deceased former council President D. Bilal Beasley, who was also an Essex County Freeholder and founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization founder. The statue was donated by Beasley’s family […]

Community organizations reach out in preparing for new school year

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Board of Education President Romaine Greer came to the Back to School Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway in the recently refurbished Grove Street Playground, adjacent to Grove Street School, on Monday, Aug. 27. The event was sponsored by Respecting Others Struggles and Exhibiting Selflessness, a nonprofit organization. “I’m out here celebrating […]

Two police officers give back to the area they patrol

IRVINGTON, NJ — When it comes to members of the Irvington Police Department volunteering their time, energy and resources to the people they are sworn to protect, Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers said that is OK with them. “Police officers giving their all when they are working is something to be […]

Lyons again chosen as council president at reorganization

IRVINGTON, NJ — North Ward Councilman David Lyons was chosen by his Irvington Municipal Council colleagues to serve a second consecutive term as council president during the reorganization meeting held at Christian Pentecostal Church on Clinton Avenue on Sunday, July 1. The council majority also voted to have at large Councilwoman Renee Burgess serve a […]

Irvington well-represented at the EO’s annual fireworks display and concert

EAST ORANGE, NJ — At large Councilwoman October Hudley represented the township well at East Orange’s Independence Day concert and fireworks display in Paul Robeson Stadium on Park Avenue on Wednesday, July 4. “All these areas — Newark, East Orange, Orange — they’re all my town. We’re all family,” said Hudley on Wednesday, July 4. […]