Police leaders chime in about comments on ‘Force Report’

Police leaders chime in about comments on ‘Force Report’

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 25, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II issued a public response to the recent “Force Report,” published by NJ Advance Media, which details the results of the media outlet’s five-year study on the use of force by New Jersey police. Stephens said his office has been “carefully reviewing” […]

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

IRVINGTON, NJ — Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers wants residents to know there is plenty to look forward to in the New Year. Bowers cited the decision to assign Detective Marcus Smith to serve as the Police Division’s official “senior cop,” assigning Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Zepeda to serve as the official “kids cop” and the creation […]

Fifth homicide of 2018 happens on Christmas Eve

IRVINGTON, NJ — The year ended on a dour note as, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Irvington suffered its fifth homicide of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 24. “Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were […]

Irvington PSD director helps East Orange find new PSD director

Irvington PSD director helps East Orange find new PSD director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Reaching across township lines, Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers recently assisted East Orange Mayor Ted Green in finding a new director to replace Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29 from the department. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, […]

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s has concluded his search to replace former Public Safety Department Director Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, Dec, 17, Green announced the appointment of former Newark Police […]

Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

Police sergeant chosen as township’s ‘Kids Cop’

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington police Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Cepeda has been officially designated as the township’s “Kids Cop,” assigned to handle all issues related to children in town in the same manner that Detective Marcus Smith has been assigned to deal with public safety issues regarding Irvington’s senior citizens. “She’s been reassigned to the mayor’s detail,” […]

Senior police officer assigned to seniors issues

Senior police officer assigned to seniors issues

IRVINGTON, NJ — When it comes to innovative policing tactics and strategy, the Irvington Public Safety Division’s senior police officers do exactly what that name implies — focus on crime and issues related to the township’s senior citizens. “This is our guard, too,” said Irvington Senior Citizens Center manager Gloria Chisun on Friday, Nov. 9, […]

Irvington to host special tax sale and turkey giveaway

Irvington to host special tax sale and turkey giveaway

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township had a series of activities scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20, including Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation Director Deborah Simpkins’ annual Community Luncheon at the INIC headquarters on 16th Avenue from noon to 3 p.m., a turkey giveaway at the Municipal Building in D. Bilal Beasley Square at […]

Annual Dinner and Turkey Giveaway hosted at senior center

Annual Dinner and Turkey Giveaway hosted at senior center

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Health Department Director Dr. Monique Griffith joined forces with Irvington Senior Citizens Center manager Gloria Chisun to host the annual pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner and Turkey Giveaway at the ISCC building on Springfield Avenue on Friday. Nov. 9. “We’re in our illustrious Senior Citizens Center, on behalf of having […]

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