By Frank F. Fleischman III (FF3,) Lead Editor Belleville Watch has issued a challenge to Belleville Board of Education candidates to sign its “Board of Education Candidate Pledge.” A PDF copy of the Pledge has been e-mailed to all candidates…. Continue Reading →
by Frank F. Fleischman III (FF3,) Lead Editor With everything that has happened in Belleville in the past few years, you’d think the media would be falling over each other to report on them. But that has rarely happened. There… Continue Reading →
State Monitor Thomas Egan was assigned to Belleville School District in 2014 to oversee school board financial decisions following the disastrous $4 million deficit the school district incurred. In the beginning, Mr. Egan received public approval in Belleville for controlling spending and preventing bad school board decisions. In recent years, however, Mr. Egan has been physically absent from school board meetings, has seemingly approved controversial school board decisions and spending, and recently overruled a board vote on the School 1 property. Belleville taxpayers have good reason to wonder why.
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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →