Belleville HS marching band resurrects itself and famous composer after challenging year

Belleville HS marching band resurrects itself and famous composer after challenging year

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Johann Sebastian Bach rose from the dead in Belleville this year, as the Belleville High School marching band returned a sense of normalcy to the 2021 season after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the 2020 fall season, six months after lockdowns started and sent students home for virtual classes. “Decomposers: Bach […]

Belleville hosts first-ever community green fair at high school

Belleville hosts first-ever community green fair at high school

BELLEVILLE, NJ — More than 1,000 residents turned out for the township’s first-ever green fair, held Saturday, Sept. 18, at Belleville High School on Passaic Avenue. The three-hour event, a partnership between the township of Belleville and the Belleville Public Schools, attracted residents of all ages. The environmental fair focused on educating attendees about local […]

Belleville offers solemn tribute to township residents, others lost on 9/11

Belleville offers solemn tribute to township residents, others lost on 9/11

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville paused to remember three of its residents lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The solemn ceremony, held on the 20th anniversary of the attacks, featured remarks from Mayor Michael Melham and Superintendent of Schools Richard Tomko. Members of the police and fire departments placed a wreath to remember those […]

Scholarships for Belleville, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge students

Scholarships for Belleville, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named four 2021 scholarship recipients: Belleville’s Vivian Shu Yi Li, who will attend Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., and Cybel Cobbinah, who will attend Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.; Bloomfield’s Gwen Reoch, who will attend Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn.; and Glen […]

Belleville Historical Society hosts its annual July 4th celebration

Belleville Historical Society hosts its annual July 4th celebration

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Historical Society’s July 4th ceremony went off with a bang as Belleville residents gathered at 11 a.m. at the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church cemetery at Main and Rutger Street for the annual event to watch Revolutionary War reenactors fire muskets and cannon at the historic site.  Participants in the […]

Yogi Berra Museum recognizes ‘best teammates’ in the SEC

Yogi Berra Museum recognizes ‘best teammates’ in the SEC

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Continuing a beloved tradition in local high school sports, for the ninth consecutive year the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honored student athletes from member schools of the Super Essex Conference in a celebration of the qualities that made Yogi Berra a national treasure. Recipients of the 2021 Investors Bank […]

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