Tag Belmont Avenue

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.

Belmont Avenue Development: Are Unsightly Mounds of Dirt & A Cramped Parking Lot Just The Beginning?

For at least three weeks now, large mounds of dirt and broken concrete have sat at a construction site on the north side of 81-179 Belmont Avenue, where two large mixed-use buildings with retail/commercial space and a total of 232… Continue Reading →

Required Reading for Belleville: Edison’s Environment by George J. Hill, M.D.

(Author’s Note: The historical information in this piece is taken from the book Edison’s Environment: The Great Inventor Was Also A Great Polluter, by George J. Hill, M.D., M.A., D.Litt, Third Edition, 2017.) One can’t imagine New Jersey without Thomas… Continue Reading →

Groundbreaking on Contaminated Belmont Avenue Property Puts Cart Before The Horse

On Friday, February 21, 2020, with little to none of the fanfare common to groundbreaking a new development, Mayor Michael Melham and Councilmembers Vinny Cozzarelli and Thomas Graziano participated in a ceremony to begin the construction of a development that will bring retail space and 232 residential units to the property.

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