Former mayor weighs in on marijuana legalization

IRVINGTON, NJ — FoFormer Mayor Wayne Smith weighed in on the debate about the Marijuana Legalization Act in the wake of state legislators’ admission that the bill is unlikely to pass this year, at the Irvington Joint Block Association Coalition’s annual Christmas and Kwanzaa Brunch at Mt. Herman Church on Saturday, Dec. 15. Dozens of […]

As state reviews budget, council has public hearing on it

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Municipal Council held a public hearing for the Calendar Year 2018 municipal budget at its last regular meeting of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The new budget comes in at $109,637,331.30. According to Council President and North Ward Councilman David Lyons, it was introduced at the regular meeting on […]

Martinez-Brooks pleads guilty to wire fraud

NEWARK, NJ — According to published reports, Dianthe Martinez-Brooks, 42, of West Orange, the former aide to former Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith, pleaded guilty to one count of federal wire fraud on Monday, Jan. 29, before Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark. Martinez-Brooks, a Newark area political consultant also known as Dawn Martinez, admitted to […]

FamiCare founder tries to address loss of grant funding

IRVINGTON, NJ — FamiCare founder Thecy Faustin is upset she did not receive the Community Development Block Grant funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development through the township of Irvington that she was accustomed to receiving during former Mayor Wayne Smith’s administration, but she is still determined to provide the organization’s services […]