Father’s Day Cookout named after late councilwoman

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Omar Bilal Beasley, the Friends of Irvington Park have officially renamed the annual Father’s Day Cookout as the Sandy R. Jones Father’s Day Cookout and will host the event in the park on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. “Father’s Day, Sunday, it will be the first annual Sandy R. Jones […]

Former freeholder inducted into the ECDC Hall of Fame

IRVINGTON, NJ — Lebby Jones, the at large Councilwoman, Essex County Freeholder and Team Irvington social and political organization co-founder who died of cancer in January, was inducted into the Essex County Democratic Committee 2019 Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 18, at a ceremony at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The other members of […]

South Ward councilwoman not forgotten as her legacy lives on

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones is gone but not forgotten. Jones died unexpectedly Thursday, March 21. Former Irvington Board of Education member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod was appointed to fill Jones’ vacant seat on the Municipal Council on Monday, April 22, and her brother, Omar Bilal Beasley, of the Friends of Irvington Park and […]

Council colleagues welcome new councilwoman

Council colleagues welcome new councilwoman

IRVINGTON, NJ — Newly appointed South Ward Councilwoman Jamillah Beasley-McCleod’s council colleagues said they believe she is ready to step up and serve the township. “We’re happy to have you here with us,” said Municipal Council President and North Ward Councilman Dave Lyons on Monday, April 22, at the council’s regular meeting, after Beasley-McCleod was […]

Beasley-McCleod makes history in Irvington

Beasley-McCleod makes history in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Newly appointed South Ward Councilwoman Jamillah Beasley-McCleod made local history on Monday, April 22, when she became the first black Muslim female appointed to Irvington Municipal Council. The daughter of former council President D. Bilal Beasley, who was also an Essex County freeholder and Team Irvington social and political organization co-founder, Beasley-McCleod […]

Friends of Irvington Park carries on Jones’ legacy

Friends of Irvington Park carries on Jones’ legacy

IRVINGTON, NJ — Earlier this year, Omar Bilal Beasley and the late South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones said the Friends of Irvington Park had big things in store for 2019. But after Jones’ unexpected death Thursday, March 21, Beasley said the FOIP will continue to carry on her legacy. “I’m still going to hold the […]

Former BOE member sworn in as new South Ward councilwoman

Former BOE member sworn in as new South Ward councilwoman

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Municipal Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting on Monday, April 22, to approve the appointment of former Irvington Board of Education member Jamillah Beasley-McCleod, to fill the South Ward council seat left vacant since the unexpected death of Councilwoman Sandy Jones on Thursday, March 21. Beasley-McCleod is the daughter of […]

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

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 […]

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