‘We’ll straighten out BOE,’ monitor vows

BELLEVILLE – There’s been a parade of finance administrators at the Belleville Board of Education who’ve come and gone in recent years and the board’s state monitor says that’s a reflection of the district’s hapless past performance. An outside auditor brought in by the monitor Tom Egan reported in… Continue Reading

BCPO: 4 Belleville cops arrested in North Arlington

Four Belleville police officers were among five men arrested Monday, Dec. 5, in the aftermath of a fight at a North Arlington bar on Oct. 21. Police Officers John Clarizio, 32, of Nutley, was charged with simple assault and hindering apprehension; Marco Zarfino, 24, of Belleville, was charged with two counts of simple assault; Jesse McKeough, 28, of Belleville, was charged with simple assault; and Giovanni Casillo, 39, of Wayne, was charged with simple assault. Vasilios Theofanidis, 39, of Lyndhurst, who is not a Belleville cop, was also charged with simple assault. Continue Reading