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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 →

#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 →

Are “Clean-Up Ordinances” Bad for Belleville’s Health (& Your Wallet?)

Editor’s Note: The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th 2020 at 6 p.m. Members of the public can e-mail their questions or comments to Township Clerk Kelly Cavanagh at kcavanagh@bellevillenj.org by 6 p.m. on June 9th…. Continue Reading →

2020 Town Council Elections: Incumbents Survive, Melham Silent

With news that election results for the May 12 Town Council elections have been certified, it appears Belleville’s four wards voted to return all incumbents to their seats. To call the election unorthodox and unprecedented seems an understatement. Due to… Continue Reading →

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