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 […]

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 […]

EO well-represented at councilwoman’s funeral

EO well-represented at councilwoman’s funeral

IRVINGTON, NJ — East Orange was well-represented by Mayor Ted Green, former 4th Ward Councilwoman Sharon Fields, Melody Thomas and many others at the funeral of Irvington South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones at Solid Rock Baptist Church on Chancellor Avenue in Irvington on Friday, March 29. Green was one of the featured speakers, along with […]

Irvington well-represented at EO reorganization meeting

Irvington well-represented at EO reorganization meeting

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Irvington was well-represented at the East Orange City Council’s annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1, with Irvington Democratic Committee Chairman Baseemah Beasley and South Ward Councilwoman Sandy Jones present. “Happy New Year to everyone,” said Beasley on Tuesday, Jan. 1. “This was a well-attended event for the council and we […]

Councilwoman hosts community cookout on her birthday

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 […]