Belleville Park Belleville Ave & Branch Brook Dr, Belleville, NJ07109 One of Essex County's famed Olmsted parks, Belleville Park is part of a contiguous open space that includes the county…More golf course and Newark's Branch Brook Park. Containing a stretch of the Lenape Trail as well as the Belleville Senior Citizen Club building, the park has entrances at both Belleville Avenue and at the corner of Mill Street and Franklin Avenue.
The Manor At Branch Brook Park 13 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ07109 This is a banquet hall venue that hosts private parties, events, catering and prix-fixe dinners. It sits along the end…More of Branch Brook Park at the corner of Washington Avenue and Mill Street. There is a medium-sized free parking lot adjacent to the building.
Businesses here include City Lights Grill & Lounge, a spacious establishment on the second level that features Italian cuisine, drinks and dancing; Bella Cucina Kitchen & Bath Design Center, which specializes in cabinets and custom-made granite countertops; and Gromart, a deli/grocery store that also sells lottery tickets.
Joey's Pizzeria 460 Joralemon St, Belleville, NJ07109 This popular establishment near Branch Brook Park has a few tables for dining in and does a great deal of takeout,…More delivery and catering. All cooking is done on premises, and the staff is happy to help with any customer's specialty dinner order or catering needs.
Dr. Rita Komboz is a rheumatologist and internist practicing arthritis management and dealing with…More Rheumatic diseases. She has been practicing for 15 years and is affiliated with two hospitals including Clara Maas. She is also located at three other locations within New Jersey and Arabic, French, Polish and Spanish languages are available.
The office can be reached by the Newark Light Rail/Branch Brook Park Station.
Founded in 1868, the sprawling Clara Maass Medical Center lies between the leafy environs of Branch Brook Park and…More the vibrant Silver Lake neighborhood. It was the first hospital in the United States to be named for a nurse, Clara Maass, an East Orange native who served during the Spanish-American War and earned global acclaim after she gave her life participating in studies of yellow fever.
The facility, which was first known as the Newark German Hospital and is today part of the St. Barnabas Healthcare System, has served generations of township residents as well as patients from Hudson and Bergen counties. The hospital's staff, which includes more than 70o physicians, serves about 19,000 patients a year through its various "centers of excellence", or specialized medical departments.
Belleville's early history involves two revolutions: the American and the Industrial. Originally settled in Colonial…More times, Belleville, then known as Second River, was the place where Josiah Hornblower built the first steam engine to be manufactured in America. Hornblower is one of 66 Revolutionary War veterans buried in the township, which was also the site of a significant battle during the War of Independence. Many structures built in the township's early years, such as the Dutch Reformed Church, still stand today.
The township's borders were redrawn a number of times in the decades after Belleville was officially incorporated in 1839. Neighboring Nutley, for instance, was carved out of a section of the township in 1874, and the two communities share a friendly rivalry to this day.
Today, the township is known for its prominent former residents, a list that includes some of America's most famous musicians and writers. Every spring, Belleville, "The Cherry Blossom Capital of America," hosts visitors from around the globe who converge on Branch Brook Park to see the township's signature trees in bloom.
Belleville's municipal government is defined under state law as council-manager, with a seven-member elected township council and an appointed township manager who oversees all municipal departments such as police, fire and public works. Like communities elsewhere in New Jersey with the same form of government, Belleville's regular council elections are held in May and candidates do not run as members of political parties.