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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 →

AlphaDog Solutions and The Belleville Public Library: Conflict of Interest?

Why would a legal opinion from a library board attorney, apparently concerning a conflict of interest with AlphaDog Solutions — Mayor Michael Melham’s company — be necessary?

A Master Lesson In The “Art” Of Arrogance?

By FF3, Lead Editor A nearly 200-year old painting, appraised at $125,000 and belonging to the Belleville Historical Society, was removed from the Belleville Public Library and now hangs on the wall in Michael Melham’s office at Town Hall. The… Continue Reading →

Mayor Melham’s BOE-Enabled, Six-Figure, Taxpayer-Funded Windfall

The Board of Education voted on January 25th to lease property owned by Mayor Michael Melham. He now stands to be paid upwards of $180,000 in taxpayer money.

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 →

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