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Renovated Commercial Space Available on East Washington Street Corridor

Those of us who are familiar with the property at 6101-6107 East Washington Street don’t quite recognize the building these days. Justin St. John, owner of Maximum Grow Gardening and the building where it operates, recently purchased this second building on the south side of the East Washington Street business corridor. He’s made significant investments […]

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Celebrate with Irvington Green Initiative

Irvington Green Initiative is inviting neighbors and partners to tune into our 2017 “epiphanies,” and learn more about 2018 community tree-planting projects, neighborhood improvement recycling plans, and other opportunities. Join us for dinner at The Legend Classic Irvington Café, 5614 East Washington Street, on Saturday, January 6, at 6 p.m. Order dinner from the menu, and beverages and […]

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December Neighbor Spotlight: Irv’s Newest Arrivals

In November, three vastly different restaurants joined our business district and brought us more variety. Super Bowl Pho offers authentic Vietnamese cooking. Tony and his uncle Leo started the first Super Bowl Pho in Westfield in 2013. These new neighbors offer their namesake and a wide variety of other specialties, including Spring Rolls, Vermicelli-Bun, Rocket Shrimp, Grilled […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Irvington put on a festive evening of holiday activities December 8, at the annual Irvington Holiday Open House. Despite the chilly temperatures, plenty of people were walking in the neighborhood, filling the shops and restaurants, and occupying all the seats in the trolley. Too many people and groups to thank for the songs, and cheer, […]

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Vote for the Irvies

The inaugural Irvies are in full swing! We’ve collected the nominees for our exciting awards, and now it’s time for you to get out to our amazing Irvington businesses and vote! Each of the locations listed below is hosting a ballot box for a specific award. Voting is easy. Visit each of your favorite locations. […]

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Give to the Irvington Streetscape and Save Money

As we get closer to the end of the year, you have probably started thinking about preparing your returns. This could help! IDO has great way for you to help the Irvington Streetscape stay bright, clean, and green while also saving some “green” on your state taxes. For the second year now, the state of […]

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We present to you, The Irvies

The Irvies (a nod to The Dundies from the much-beloved show The Office) is a community award ceremony where businesses, neighbors, and our very own larger-than-life personalities are nominated and selected for awards demonstrating their unique talents, notoriety, and contributions to the greater good of Irvington. This fundraiser for the Irvington Development Organization (IDO) will […]

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October Neighbor Spotlight: Bernie De Koven

When we shared in July about the Expression Swings Bernie De Koven had been instrumental in getting installed at Ellenberger Park, the response was immediate and overwhelming! Irvington loves Blue, as he’s known around town. It should come as no surprise that Blue wanted to leave a legacy of play in his favorite place: Ellenberger Park. Bernie, the […]

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Black Hat Society’s Spirited Fundraising

By Katie Hughes Have you ever seen a fleet of cyclists dressed as witches riding around through the neighborhood and wondered what’s going on? Meet the local Irvington Black Hat Society (BHS). BHS is a  nonprofit group of theatrical witches that was  created a year after its founder, Karin Mullins, saw a Facebook posting of […]

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IDO Looks Back on Its 15th Year

Irvington Development Organization’s 15th Annual Membership Meeting was held September 9, 2017 at Irving Circle Park in conjunction with the Circle’s Summer Concert Series. Members enjoyed a light meal s provided by Kroger’s deli, and heard about IDO’s  accomplishments this year and the many business comings and goings in the past year. D. Gaither, Tim […]

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