Belleville earns statewide recognition for efforts to be greener and cleaner

Belleville earns statewide recognition for efforts to be greener and cleaner

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville has earned the bronze certification from Sustainable Jersey, which will honor the municipality at a virtual awards luncheon on Thursday, March 11. The township was one of 55 towns in New Jersey to attain the status for 2020. “This is a great recognition for Belleville,” Mayor Michael Melham said. “It shows […]

Belleville Historical Society celebrates town’s past with Chinese community

Belleville Historical Society celebrates town’s past with Chinese community

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Historical Society commemorated the 150th anniversary of the first Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in Belleville in 1871 with a special exhibit during February at the Belleville Public Library, which included a rickshaw and dragon. Belleville was home to the first Chinese community on the East Coast of the United […]

NJEDA to award $14 million in grants through Sustain & Serve NJ

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority announced Feb. 25 that it anticipates awarding $14 million in grants to 27 organizations through its Sustain & Serve NJ program. The NJEDA launched applications for Sustain & Serve NJ in late 2020 to support restaurants that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Belleville celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Belleville celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

BELLEVILLE, NJ — As the pandemic continues and other stressors remain, it is fortuitous that we have now entered the Year of the Ox, an animal that represents strength and diligence. The Chinese Lunar New Year, which began Feb. 12, was celebrated across the globe, including here in Belleville. Belleville holds the distinction of having […]

Belleville School District to add two new electric buses, funded by a state grant

Belleville School District to add two new electric buses, funded by a state grant

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The ride to school will soon be more environmentally friendly for some Belleville students. The school district will be adding two new electric school buses from Lion Electric, valued at $834,604 and purchased through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Production.  The grant was made through a transportation electrification […]

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

Essex County man indicted for armed robbery of three pharmacies

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 14, a federal grand jury indicted an Essex County man for his role in three armed robberies of pharmacies in West Orange, Belleville and East Orange, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Malik Conley, 27, of Newark, is charged with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of brandishing firearms […]

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s 2020 leaf collection schedule for county roads begins at the end of October. Residents whose properties are on county roads may place their leaves in biodegradable bags or sweep the loose leaves into piles at the curb. To organize leaf collection on county roads, Essex County is divided into […]

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

NAACP ACT-SO youth initiative is ‘gateway to your dreams’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The NAACP of the Oranges and Maplewood invites any interested high school students in Millburn, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Belleville, Verona and Nutley to its annual ACT-SO Kickoff Zoom Orientation meeting on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. ACT-SO is the Afro-Academic, Cultural, […]

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

Freeholders pass resolution supporting Essex-Hudson Greenway Project

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Essex County Freeholder Board passed a resolution supporting the establishment and construction of the Essex-Hudson Greenway. On its completion, the Essex-Hudson Greenway will be a continuous 11-mile-long, 100-foot-wide outdoor recreation space, spanning eight towns, from Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny and Secaucus to its […]

Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

Belleville man sentenced to six years in prison on child porn charges

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced in a Sept. 22 press release that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison for distributing videos and images of children being sexually abused —including child rape videos —– using a file-sharing network. He was arrested in “Operation Safety Net,” a multi-agency child protection operation […]

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