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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.


Irvington High School Wins 2014 State Consumer Bowl

CAPTION_-_The_Irvington_HS_team_with_their_trophy_-_Photo_Courtesy_JeffHammIrvington High School won the 18th Annual New Jersey Consumer Bowl, becoming State Champions by besting Governor Livingston High School and Gateway High School during the final round held at the Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

"The competition is over but the information instilled in the over 400 students who participated in the Consumer Bowl competition will last a lifetime," Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said. "We're all consumers throughout our lives, and unfortunately, we're also at risk of becoming victims of consumer fraud. However, these students are now among our most savvy consumers and they are alert to spotting and avoiding scams in the marketplace."


Man Who Killed Four in Irvington Sentenced To 300 Years

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Honorable Joseph Cassini, III, J.S.C., sentenced Rolando Terrell, 40, of Newark to 300 years in New Jersey state prison for the 2008 murders of Candes McLean, 40; her daughter, Talia McLean, 18; her niece, Zakiyyah Jones, 18; and her boyfriend’s daughter, Latrisha Curruthers-Fields, 13, all of Irvington.

On Sept. 8, 2008 Terrell went to Candes McLean’s Columbia Avenue home in Irvington to rob her, believing she had drugs or money in the house. He knew there were no adult men in the home because McLean’s boyfriend was in prison.

Terrell used a 9 mm handgun to kill the victims and then set the house on fire, according to Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Roger Imhof who tried the case with Assistant Prosecutor Naazneen Khan.

Anijah McLean, Candes McLean’s then 19-year-old daughter, survived the ordeal by hiding in a closet. She saved her 16-month-old nephew by grabbing him and running from the burning house.


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