Belleville Historical Society lays wreaths on heroes’ graves

Belleville Historical Society lays wreaths on heroes’ graves

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Neither freezing temperatures nor snow kept scores of people, including veterans and a Brownie Troop, from gathering at St. Peter’s Church Cemetery in Belleville on Saturday, Dec. 19, to remember local deceased veterans. The event, sponsored by the Belleville Historical Society, marked the fourth year the society joined with the national Wreaths […]

Celebrating Wreaths Across America Day in Belleville

Celebrating Wreaths Across America Day in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Wreaths Across America Day will be observed locally this Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. Peter’s Church cemetery in Belleville. Wreaths Across America will coordinate the laying of hundreds of thousands of wreaths at the graves of veterans throughout the United States. The blessing of Christmas wreaths for veterans will take place at […]

Belleville Historical Society presents special flag to store owners

Belleville Historical Society presents special flag to store owners

NUTLEY / BELLEVILLE, NJ — Veterans from Nutley and Belleville posts of the American Legion, Amvets, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Purple heart Society, Sons of the American Legion and active Army assembled at Nutley Park ShopRite on Wednesday, Dec. 2, for a special flag-raising ceremony.  A large 5-foot-by-8-foot American flag was raised on the store’s […]

Belleville honors its first Chinese residents from 150 years ago

Belleville honors its first Chinese residents from 150 years ago

BELLEVILLE, NJ — On Sept. 20, Margaret Lam and David Yen, chairpersons of the United Chinese American Association of New Jersey, quietly observed the 150-year anniversary of the arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in Belleville. Lam and Yen set a dozen red and a dozen yellow roses at the Chinese monument located in the […]

Revolutionary War soldier honored in Nutley and Belleville

Revolutionary War soldier honored in Nutley and Belleville

NUTLEY / BELLEVILLE, NJ — On the morning of July 4, Nutley High School junior Nicholas Russo was part of a Belleville Historical Society honor guard that paid a short visit to the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church cemetery. The burial grounds are the final resting place of 68 Revolutionary War soldiers from what was […]

Belleville Historical Society celebrates Flag Day by honoring Dorsey

Belleville Historical Society celebrates Flag Day by honoring Dorsey

BELLEVILLE, NJ — On Flag Day, June 14, the Belleville Historical Society set a flag at the gravesite of Civil War Sgt. Decatur Dorsey, who served as the flag carrier for the 39th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment.  Dorsey was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at the Battle of the Crater in Virginia on […]