Belleville football: The future looks bright

When Joe Fischer returned to take over the Belleville High School football program last year, he knew he had an…

Tribute paid to local patriot

SECOND RIVER – If you recognize this dateline, you know your local history.  In the 18th century,…

Sanacore takes over as Belleville athletic director

When Tom D’Elia received a promotion to become a vice principal in the Belleville school district, it left a vacancy in…

Expect occupants by 2017: developer

BELLEVILLE – It’s all systems go for converting the old Essex County Isolation Hospital multi-building complex and, more recently, Garden State…

A&P bankruptcy dooms supermarket

BELLEVILLE –  Another area supermarket is being dealt a death blow. The Belleville Pathmark, located on Belmont Ave.…

4 new officers join township’s Finest

BELLEVILLE –  One is following in the footsteps of three family members. Three have prior law enforcement experience. But…

A tangled web, indeed

BELLEVILLE –  He once designed and maintained the township’s web site. But now Michael Melham is entangled in a…

Essex tributes to ‘first patriots’’

July 4 was marked as America’s Independence Day with public ceremonies in Belleville and Nutley. At the historic cemetery…

Belleville’s Gencarelli named Observer Male Athlete of the Year

Soccer, volleyball standout becomes first Buccaneer recipient The first sport that entered P.J. Gencarelli’s life was soccer. “I…

BOE overreacted in trying to fire union leader: PERC

BELLEVILLE – Score one for the Belleville teachers’ union. A state labor agency determined that the Board of Education unfairly…

Honoring those first patriots

BELLEVILLE – The Belleville Historical Society will mark its annual July 4th observance with a special ceremony at the historic…

Bloomfield man dies after crash in park

BELLEVILLE –  Essex County authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to a single-vehicle crash in Branch Brook Park…