Category Education

BOE Trustee Erika Jacho, Found Guilty in Court, Should Do The Right Thing: Resign

Belleville Board of Education trustee Erika Jacho was found guilty of several misdemeanors related to an October 2020 motor vehicle incident. For the good of the community and to provide a lesson in accountability and personal responsibility to Belleville’s children, she should resign her seat.

A More Complete Picture: An Open Letter & Counterpoint to Jay Levin of The New York Times

A recent New York Times article about Belleville painted an idealized picture of the town, especially from a real estate point of view. Here, Belleville Watch highlights some of the things that maybe realtors and politicians would rather not discuss.

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.

#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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