Town officials limit retail cannabis in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Township Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday, Aug. 17, to restrict the number of retail cannabis facilities in Belleville to only four individual operations. The ordinance also limits retail cannabis facilities to only one commercial zone, the business district, aka BG Zone, while permitting other cannabis-related uses in the Valley, […]

De Pena sworn in as Belleville’s first Latina deputy mayor

De Pena sworn in as Belleville’s first Latina deputy mayor

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Naomy De Pena was sworn in as the first Latina deputy mayor in Belleville’s history on July 1. De Pena, who spent her childhood in a remote area of the Dominican Republic, called it “surreal” to be standing in front of a crowd of friends, family members, township employees and North Arlington […]