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Dear Reader, Welcome! Belleville Watch is dedicated to bringing news, commentary and related content in the service of civic engagement, good government and responsible, respectful development in our beloved Belleville, New Jersey! Belleville Watch operates in the spirit of “crusading”… Continue Reading →

Nov. 12th Planning Board Meeting to Determine Fate Of School 1 Property

If Planning Board approves, School 1 property will feature a residential section facing Academy Street (The Belleville Planning Board will have a meeting via Zoom on Thursday, November 12th at 7 p.m. The School 1 property is slated to be… Continue Reading →

The Town Council Failed The “Belleville Watch Challenge,” And Belleville Residents

Mayor Melham and the Town Council have no problem issuing pricey water bills to Belleville residents, allegedly to cover a $1.6 water utility deficit. That’s probably not shocking when you consider their refusal to support a criminal investigation into a… Continue Reading →

Are Groundbreakings On Two New Developments Two More Steps Toward “City” of Belleville?

With groundbreaking ceremonies on two new large-scale — and controversial — developments, it looks like it will be a busy week in Belleville. On Thursday, October 22nd at noon, there will be a groundbreaking for “The Essex” at 74-102 Washington… Continue Reading →

#Justice4Belleville: The “Belleville Watch Challenge,” Town Council Edition

Belleville Watch Challenges The Town Council To Pass A Resolution At October 27th Meeting Urging Attorney General Investigation Into 2014 Board of Education Deficit Editor’s Note, 10/16/2020 — a link to this article was e-mailed this morning to Mayor Melham,… Continue Reading →

#Justice4Belleville: A Belleville Watch Challenge to the Board of Education Candidates

Belleville Watch Challenges All Board of Education Candidates to Publicly Support Attorney General Investigation Into 2014 Deficit The unmistakable signs of election season are plain to see. Lawn signs have quietly begun to spring up on lawns across Belleville, and… Continue Reading →

Belleville As Town-Wide “Area In Need Of Rehabilitation:” Salvation or Snake Oil?

Chances are, if you’re like most people today, you’re seeing or reading the news, watching the stock market rollercoaster, worrying about how you’ll pay the bills, your taxes, your rent or mortgage, wondering how you’ll handle your kids’ schooling and… Continue Reading →

#Justice4Belleville: An Open Letter to NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

Dear Attorney General Grewal, You are obviously a busy man, so I will be direct. The residents of Belleville – a small town in Essex County – have patiently waited for your office to investigate the shameful – and possibly… Continue Reading →

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