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 […]

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 […]

Councilman has a New Year’s resolution for administration

Councilman has a New Year’s resolution for administration

IRVINGTON, NJ — East Ward Councilman Paul Inman isn’t up for re-election until 2020, but during the Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition’s annual Christmas and Kwanzaa Brunch in Mt. Herman Church on Nesbit Terrace on Saturday, Dec. 15, he said it’s never too early to start making plans for the future, and that includes his […]

Irvington commended for crime reduction statistics

Irvington commended for crime reduction statistics

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 compilation of crime statistics and Irvington Township ranked 20th in the nation for crime reduction, the Municipal Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, commending the Police Division, Public Safety Department Director Tracy Bowers and Mayor Tony Vauss’ […]

Council approves amended Calendar Year 2018 budget

Council approves amended Calendar Year 2018 budget

IRVINGTON, N J — The Irvington Municipal Council unanimously voted to approve the $110,389,331.30 amended version of the Calendar Year 2018 township budget at a special meeting Monday, Sept. 17. According to the township Clerk’s Office, the vote to approve the amended budget was 5-0, with at large Councilwoman Charnette Frederic and East East Ward […]

As state reviews budget, council has public hearing on it

As state reviews budget, council has public hearing on it

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council held a public hearing for the Calendar Year 2018 municipal budget at its last regular meeting of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The new budget comes in at $109,637,331.30. According to Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons, it was introduced at the regular meeting on […]

Irvington councilman with legal woes has links to Orange, East Orange

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council’s recent decision to pursue possible ethics and criminal violations against one of its own members, East Ward Councilman Paul Inman, is relevant to the Orange and East Orange since Inman works for code enforcement in the Orange Planning Department and recently served as campaign manager for East Orange […]

Report lays out complaints and case against Irvington councilman

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Herald newspaper has obtained a copy of the report, “Investigation into acts and/or omissions of East Ward Council member Paul Inman,” which the Irvington Municipal Council hired the law firm of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin to conduct, in response to allegations that Inman may have violated state ethics and […]

Council finds Inman may have violated ethics laws

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council voted 6-1 in favor of Resolution MC17-1227-58 at its Wednesday, Dec. 27 meeting, authorizing the governing body to take action against East Ward Councilman Paul Inman because of remarks he had allegedly made in taped conversations with former township employee Tamara Smith. Smith, who had secretly recorded the […]