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Irvington Pastor Ron Christian Remembered

Early Friday morning, October 30, 2015, Rev. Ronald B. Christian, Pastor of Christian Love, was found dead inside his church at 830 Lyons Ave.

"Rev. Ron" as he was known by thousands of people, died suddenly at the age of 51. Many were shocked when they heard the news, and by 7:30 a.m., the news was all over social media. People were posting things like "RIP" and "We're going to miss you, Rev. Ron." When I got the news, I could not believe it.


Irvington Hosts Annual Irvington Memorial Day Parade

facebook_1432672188804Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss and the Township Council welcomed hundreds of Irvington residents, their guests, and organizations to the Township's Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 25th. The parade began at 11:00am in the Irvington High School Football Stadium and then followed an extended route through the town, with more parade participants than ever before.



The Fires Continue

Two more fires - one here March 15-16 and the other in East Orange March 13 - added more injuries and displaced people to the "Local Talk" area toll this cold season.

Irvington Fire Chief John Tierney told "Local Talk" that a hired demolition crew here will likely complete the destruction of the store here at 646 Nye Ave. that a three-alarm fire had started Sunday night. One firefighter was released from the St. Barnabas Medical Center in



The 2014-15 winter of ice and flame added to its "Local Talk" area toll within a 11-hour period here, in East Orange and in Newark March 9-10.

Authorities, as of 1 p.m. March 11, have not released the identity of the adult who was killed in a two-alarm fire here March 10. The fire, in a supposedly vacant 245 21st St., displaced eight adjacent residents and injured three firefighters.


Community Leader D. Bilal Beasley Remembered


Many of those who knew D. Bilal Beasley, who died Dec. 22, chose not to wait for his funeral, scheduled to start at Newark's Robert Treat Hotel Ballroom 10 a.m. Dec. 26, to offer their thoughts and prayers of the late Essex County Freeholder and Township Council President.

Widow Baseemah and the Beasley family, through Masjid Waarith ud Udeen here, announced their patriarch's death late Monday afternoon. They have since arranged for the Friday morning janazah, or public funeral, at the Robert Treat.


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