Karate instructor honored for contributions to community 

Karate instructor honored for contributions to community 

IRVINGTON, NJ — Council President Renee Burgess and Vice President October Hudley were among those in attendance to honor Sensei Robert J. Lewis, a local karate instructor, at the Irvington Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12. During the meeting, Burgess and Hudley presented Lewis, who teaches martial arts at Destined for Greatness Dojo at 2 […]

Council president one of two honored for Women’s Day 

Council president one of two honored for Women’s Day 

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Sunday, Oct. 27, Christian Pentecostal Church in Irvington recognized lifelong resident and Irvington Municipal Council President Renee C. Burgess and Minister of Christian Pentecostal Church Tyroshia Taylor, at Women’s Day, which celebrated women who exude strength in their communities. “She is me,” both Taylor and Burgess have said during separate interviews […]

Fifth annual Mayor’s Ball is a star-studded affair

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and his wife, April, kicked off the fifth annual Mayor’s Ball at Nanina’s In the Park in Belleville on Thursday, Oct. 3. The star-studded event, hosted by multiplatinum selling rhythm and blues entertainer Ginuwine, saw guests dressed to the nines for the black-tie affair. “My ball brings together […]

Amended budget adopted in special meeting

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council held a special meeting in Council Chambers on Monday, Sept. 30, to consider a resolution amending the 2019 calendar year municipal budget and adopting it as amended. The meeting came to a close in less than 10 minutes as this was the only item on the agenda. Renee […]

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 […]

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