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 […]

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 vice president to host Book Bag Giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Municipal Council Vice President and at large Councilwoman Renee Burgess is sponsoring her first Book Bag Giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School on Montgomery Avenue. The event will also feature music by DJ Lil Man. “It’s first-come, first-served or while supplies last. […]

Councilwoman hosts community cookout on her birthday

IRVINGTON, NJ — South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones spent her birthday, Saturday, July 28, doing what she’s always done — throwing a community cookout and block party for her neighbors and constituents, instead of sitting back and letting someone else throw a party for her. “Yes, today is my birthday. I had the big party […]

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 […]

Harassment case end with $180 fine, McDaniel pleading guilty

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Municipal Council Vice President Renee Burgess’ criminal harassment complaint against Elouise McDaniel, president of the Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition and Nesbit Terrace Block Association, came to an end in Newark Municipal Court on Friday, May 18, with McDaniel pleading guilty to a misdemeanor and paying a $180 fine. All parties […]

Vauss, Team Irvington Strong win big in election

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss was unanimously elected to a second term in office in the municipal election on Tuesday, May 8, as he was running unopposed. But surprisingly, in addition to getting 99.16 percent of the votes, there were 3,468 votes cast, according to the unofficial results posted on Essex County Clerk Chris […]

Vauss, Team Irvington Strong sweep to victory

IRVINGTON, NJ — The unofficial results are in and, to no one’s surprise, Tony Vauss has been elected mayor again. Although Vauss has been campaigning as though he faced stiff opposition, he was running unopposed. He unofficially tallied 3,377 votes, or 99.15 percent, vs. 29 write-in votes, or 0.85 percent, as of 10 p.m. on […]

Irvington voters have limited choices for this election

IRVINGTON, NJ — When Irvington voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 8, there won’t be many choices to make, since incumbent Mayor Tony Vauss is running unopposed and his Team Irvington Strong running mates, incumbent Councilwomen Renee Burgess, October Hudley and Charnette Frederic, are only facing one opponent. When township clerk Harold Wiener held […]

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