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’

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

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, 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

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 […]

IFD’s eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk has a good turnout

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Fire Division Lt. Mike Scott and his division kicked off the eighth annual Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14. “This is good walking weather,” said Scott on Sunday, Oct. 14, as he walked down Grove Street, alongside Melody Scott. “It’s good. A good turnout. I’m looking for a little bit […]

Irvington ranked in Top 25 U.S. Cities Becoming Safer

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to the website www.yourlocalsecurity.com, Irvington Township is on of the Top 25 Cities Becoming Safer in America. In fact, Irvington ranks 20th out of the 25 American cities becoming safer, ahead of Flagstaff, Ariz., and right behind Three Rivers, Mich. According to the website, the Top 25 Cities Becoming Safer are […]

Alleged incident of Irvington police car striking two children still unclear

IRVINGTON, NJ — An automobile accident in which an Irvington Police Division cruiser struck two children reportedly occurred Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. on Springfield Avenue in Newark, near the ShopRite shopping center. When a copy of the official Newark Police Department incident report was requested, however, the department referred all questions to the […]

Irvington commended for crime reduction statistics

IRVINGTON, NJ — When the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 compilation of crime statistics and Irvington Township ranked 20th in the nation for crime reduction, the Municipal Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, commending the Police Division, Public Safety Department Director Tracy Bowers and Mayor Tony Vauss’ […]