Official News Releases

2510, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss Announces Recycling Pays Big as Township Excels and Receives $62,000

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss announced that the Township will be receiving a check in the amount of $62,163.75. for the tons of materials and items the Township’s residents and businesses recycled in 2014. Although all twenty-two (22) municipalities in Essex County are receiving payments, Irvington’s award is second only to Newark. “Recycling pays and it [...]

408, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Invites Residents to Irvington’s Unity Day Celebrations

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss is inviting residents and their guests to the Township’s 15th Annual Unity Day Celebration. The day of fun and entertainment will take place on Saturday, August 13th from noon until 6:00pm at Orange Park which is located right behind Irvington High School. The rain date will be Sunday, August 14th. “This [...]

408, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor and Council Announce Tax Amnesty Program for Irvington Property Owners

Irvington’s property owners who are behind in paying their taxes and have a municipal lien against their property for failure to do so, are getting a one-time break from the Township. Between August 1 and August 31, 2016, residents who are delinquent in paying their taxes can get a break by paying the amount due [...]

2607, 2016

Press Conference in Irvington on Wednesday, July 27th at noon regarding Important Township Projects

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss will be convening a press conference on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12:00pm at Irvington’s Town Hall. At the press conference, the following information will be shared: The plans for street repaving and road resurfacing throughout the Township; the demolition of unsafe properties; the renovations at the Gatling Center; the decline [...]

2207, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Announces Township is Receiving $600,000 to Demolish 50 Unsafe Buildings

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss announced that the Township has been awarded a 0% interest loan of $600,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Governor, to demolish 50 unsafe buildings in Irvington. The monies are part of the State’s Urban and Rural Center Unsafe Building Bond Loan Fund. “On behalf of [...]

907, 2016

Irvington Running Man Challenge

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and approximately 200 other Township employees and youth joined communities worldwide by accepting the Running Man Challenge.  The participants included: police officers, firemen, youth, Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Housing staff, members of the Board of Education, township department directors and Housing Authority staff and administration. “Irvington has now joined [...]

207, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor and Public Safety Director Report Execution of Search Warrants Result in a Big Catch

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced the execution of search warrants that resulted in the arrest of 11 adults and 1 juvenile.  The arrests were for various charges, all making for a major crime sweep. “Our police executed search warrants at 62,73 and 75 Ellis Avenue,” said Mayor Vauss. “As [...]

3105, 2016

Irvington Mayor Introducing New Police Bike Patrols

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Department of Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers will be introducing the new Irvington Police Bike Patrol on Friday, May 27th at 3:00 in Council Chambers at Irvington Town Hall, 1 Civic Square, East, Irvington, NJ. The new bicycles and purpose of the community policing effort will be discussed. This event [...]

1305, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Reports Major ‘Operation May Day’ Bust with Hillside and Other Law Enforcement Agencies

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced a joint law enforcement initiative called ‘Operation May Day’ that executed a major sting on Thursday morning. The joint initiative included several crime fighting entities from Irvington, Hillside, Newark, Maplewood, Essex County, United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Homeland Security, New Jersey State Police, [...]

2204, 2016

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Township Council Host a Very Successful Casino Night for 400 Seniors

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and the Irvington’s Township Council hosted a fantastic Casino Night for more than 400 Irvington seniors on April 14th. The event took place at the Irvington Senior Center. The guests enjoyed dinner, live music, and played games on professional casino tables with real Atlantic City dealers. There was dancing and excitement [...]

2204, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Reports Successful Crime Fighting Efforts

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced that Irvington is experiencing very good success in making the township the place criminals do not want to come. “As of April 12, 2016, there have been no homicides in Irvington. This zero murder rate was last seen more than 30 years ago in [...]

1104, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Reports Major Reduction in Violent Crime

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced a major reduction in crime in the first four (4) months of 2016. During that time, there was an 83% decrease in shootings and no homicides from December 2015 through March 2016. “Making Irvington cleaner and safer,” said Mayor Vauss. “That is what I [...]

1104, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Reports Major Bust of Three Gang Members

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced a major bust of three gang members. The arrests followed an investigation which resulted in the execution of search warrants at 19 Grace Street, 1st floor, Irvington, and 99 No. 7th Street, first floor, Newark. A search was also conducted of a vehicle. The [...]

104, 2016

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Township Council Invite Seniors to the Third Casino Night in Irvington

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and the Irvington’s Township Council are inviting Irvington seniors to the Third Annual Casino Night at the Irvington Senior Center located at 1077 Springfield Avenue, on April 14th from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. The guests will receive dinner and play games on professional casino tables with authentic Atlantic City dealers. They will [...]

403, 2016

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss Convenes his Inaugural Business Summit

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss will be convening the Mayor Tony Vauss Inaugural Business Summit on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8:30am until 4:30pm, at 50 Union Avenue, Irvington, New Jersey. The event is open to business owners in the Township. The event will provide an opportunity for the participants to receive information about the services [...]

1002, 2016

Irvington’s Mayor Reports Major Prescription Drug Bust by Irvington Police Department

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced a major prescription drug bust on February 6, 2016. More than 95 bottles of illegally obtained prescription drugs and hundreds of dollars were confiscated through a search warrant from a house on Stockman Place. “I am pleased to announce that our Police Department busted [...]

1611, 2015

Irvington is Providing Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss announced that the Township is providing federally certified health insurance navigators to assist people to enroll or re-enroll in affordable health insurance plans. Assistance is available in the lobby of Irvington Town Hall on Tuesdays, 9:30am until 4:00pm; Thursdays, 9:30am until 3:00pm; and, Fridays, 12:00pm until 4:00pm, except holidays and when [...]

1011, 2015

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation’s Christmas Giveaway

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation’s (INIC) executive director, Deborah Simpkins, announced INIC will be hosting an “Annual Christmas” Giveaway for Irvington residents with children, on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. The festivities will take place at INIC which is located at 346 16th Avenue, Irvington, NJ. Attendees must [...]

2710, 2015

Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation’s Thanksgiving Giveaway

Irvington’s Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation’s (INIC) executive director, Deborah Simpkins, announced INIC will be giving away Thanksgiving baskets to Irvington residents with children, on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from noon until 3:00pm, at INIC, 346 16th Avenue, Irvington, NJ. Baskets will be given on a first come first serve basis but [...]

2210, 2015

Irvington Promotes 7 Police Officers and Welcomes 11 New Recruits

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and Council President Charnette Frederic, along with Police Director Tracy Bowers and Police Chief Michael Chase, joined Irvington residents as well as families and friends of the 7 police officers who were promoted and 11 recruits who were sworn into the ranks, at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 20. “I promised [...]