East Orange set to host second Hall of Fame induction

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Hall of Fame Committee members, including Essex County Prosecutor Ted Stephens, were scheduled to host a press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 10, announcing the induction of the second class Saturday, Nov. 24. Last year, at its inaugural ceremony, the Hall of Fame inducted the following East Orange natives: actor […]

Beasley honored with bronze statue, memorial plaque, renaming Civic Square

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Municipal Council’s tribute to D. Bilal Beasley, a former Municipal Council president, Essex County freeholder and co-founder of the Team Irvington social and political organization, was a star-studded affair that featured a performance by singer Hunter Hayes and a host of elected officials on Saturday, Sept. […]

Vauss to host Mayor’s Ball at Nanina’s in the Park

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss will be hosting his fourth annual Mayor’s Ball at Nanina’s in the Park restaurant in Belleville on Thursday, Oct. 4, after five years in office. “Remember, I did not have my first Mayor’s Ball until 2015, because I wanted to focus on getting Irvington on track,” said Vauss on […]

Essex County remembers 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventeen years after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center, Essex County residents gathered at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost in 2001. With a foggy view of the New York City skyline, residents and elected officials read the […]

EO mayor has ‘Coming to America’ moment with visiting Nigerian king

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange experienced its own “Coming to America” moment straight out of the hit movie from 1988 starring Eddie Murphy on Friday, July 27, when Mayor Ted Green, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake and members of City Council welcomed Nigerian monarch Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja […]

Irvington gearing up to host National Night Out 2018

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington’s government is joining with its Police and Fire divisions to gear up for National Night Out 2018 on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Civic Square for a local celebration of the nationwide event. “Thank you to all our sponsors,” said Mayor Tony Vauss on Monday, July 23. […]

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 […]

Timberlake’s freeholder seat remains vacant for now

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A seat on the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders remains open after Britnee Timberlake, a former president of the Board, filled the seat in the New Jersey State Assembly left vacant by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Timberlake was on the freeholder board from 2015 to 2018, and was the president […]

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Accompanied by elected officials and community leaders from across the state, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., at microphone, kicked off his re-election campaign for Essex County executive in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 11. Among those endorsing DiVincenzo at the event were U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and […]

How Essex County residents voted this past election

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This election season in Essex County was quite eventful, with a combined 55 elections and four public questions. There were a whopping 159 candidates listed on the various county ballots. All results remain unofficial until certified by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin. The biggest election was of course that for […]