34th annual MLK Legacy of a Dream event will still happen

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee will be hosting its 34th annual Legacy of a Dream Commemorative Tribute to the Life and Work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Irvington High School Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 19. “The doors open at 1 p.m.,” said Omar Bilal […]

Beasley honored with bronze statue, memorial plaque, renaming Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Council’s tribute to D. Bilal Beasley, a former Municipal Council president, Essex County freeholder and co-founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization, was a star-studded affair that featured a performance by singer Hunter Hayes and a host of elected officials on Saturday, Sept. […]

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 […]

FOIP hosts annual Father’s Day Cookout in Irvington Park

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss joined Omar Bilal Beasley, South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones and other Friends of Irvington Park at the annual Father’s Day Cookout at the D. Bilal Beasley Community Center in Irvington Park on Saturday, June 16. “Today, we’re here for the Friends of Irvington Park annual Father’s Day Cookout,” Vauss […]

Irvington hosts annual Tree-lighting Spectacular

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township held its annual Tree-lighting Spectacular in Civic Square on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and Mayor Tony Vauss and Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department Director Donald Malloy said it was an example of the entire Irvington community coming together. “What an amazing event. We were able to put smiles on young people’s […]

Freemasons host annual Farmer’s Market pre-Thanksgiving Free Vegetable Giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — Omar Bilal Beasley and the members of Garden State Greater Grand Lodge Freemasons hosted the annual Farmer’s Market pre-Thanksgiving Vegetable Giveaway at the lodge on Sanford Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The vegetables were once again provided by the Essex County Department of Health and Human Affairs and Senior Services, but the […]