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 […]