Police, residents on a roll at Belleville Community Bike Ride

Police, residents on a roll at Belleville Community Bike Ride

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The township’s second Community Bike Ride, organized by the Belleville Police Department, on Saturday, May 21, was dedicated to family fun, fitness and further fostering community pride. Police Chief Mark Minichini said the leisurely bike ride was the perfect opportunity for residents to meet and chat with the department’s dedicated officers. Approximately […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

Arrest made in Belleville homicide

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced April 22 that Johnny Rivera, 52, of Bronx, N.Y., has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Candy Torres, 50, of Belleville. On March 12, family and friends were unable to reach the victim by phone. […]

Charges announced in Belleville stabbing incident

Charges announced in Belleville stabbing incident

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced Dec. 17 that authorities have charged a suspect in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 20, on Van Rensselaer Street in Belleville.  Termaine Pines, 48, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, […]

North Arlington man charged with luring, sexually assaulting a minor in Essex County

North Arlington man charged with luring, sexually assaulting a minor in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced Oct. 13 that a North Arlington man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and luring a minor. Bradley O’Dell, 57, was taken into custody on Friday, Oct. 8, […]

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 […]

Belleville Police Department hires civilian dispatchers

Belleville Police Department hires civilian dispatchers

BELLEVILLE, NJ — For the first time in two decades, the Belleville Police Department has hired civilian dispatchers to assist officers at the Chief Mark Minichini Communications Center. With the emergency line previously staffed by police officers, civilian dispatchers are considered a key part of creating a smoother communication center. Hiring civilian dispatchers allows police […]

Infernos bring the heat to hot night in Belleville with sizzling music

Infernos bring the heat to hot night in Belleville with sizzling music

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville residents braved the sizzling temperatures on Aug. 12 to attend an installment of the Belleville Summer Concert Series that brought a heat of its own. The Infernos delighted the large crowd, which also had the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the event, courtesy of the Essex County Mobile Health […]

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