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Bulldozing Belleville (In The Name Of “Progress:”) A Response to Mayor Michael Melham’s 2024 “State of the Township Address”

by Frank Fleischman III (FF3), Lead Editor “The Potato Comics: Gentrification” by Iris D, from “Life @ U of T,” the University of Toronto campus blog Belleville Mayor Michael Melham delivered a State of the Township address which, by all… Continue Reading →

Respect Our People And Our Community: An Open Letter To A Belleville Developer

By Frank F. Fleischman III (FF3), Lead Editor In December, a local builder/developer made disrespectful comments about Belleville and its senior citizens. The comments seem in line with a long-held suspicion about developers and Belleville: that they don’t care about… Continue Reading →

OPINION: Real Estate Development Shadiness: Melham, Stones & Glass Houses

Mayor Michael Melham often mentions a political opponent’s past with a real estate developer turned FBI informant. But some things in Melham’s political career don’t exactly appear wholesome, either. By Frank Fleischman III, (FF3,) Lead Editor We all know that… Continue Reading →

Jeff Mattingly Weighs In On Melham’s Spin On Warehouse, Tax Abatements & Development

Longtime Belleville resident and former Roosevelt Avenue commercial property owner Jeff Mattingly helped lead the fight against plans to redevelop the Valley section wholesale in the early 2000s, supported if not spearheaded by then-councilman (and now mayor) Michael Melham. Here,… Continue Reading →

OPINION: The Same Old Belleville Politics Disguised As “Progress:” The Case Against Melham and BetterBelleville

Belleville has seen bad politicians come and go but we believe that never has a Belleville mayor like Michael Melham so blatantly and arrogantly grabbed for power, control, and benefit. Throughout the past four years of Melham’s reign, his running mates on the Town Council have been largely silent. For these reasons, it is our opinion that Melham and BetterBelleville do not deserve re-election.

Mayor Melham’s Planning Board Caper, Part II

By FF3, Lead Editor Note: This is the second part in a multi-part series about the Planning Board and its activities since the election of Mayor Michael Melham’s BetterBelleville slate of candidates in 2018. You can read Part One here…. Continue Reading →

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