Belleville Township Middle School 279 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ07109 Originally known as School 6, the massive Belleville Middle School campus is located in the heart of Belleville. It…More provides a broad range of classes to accommodate students' abilities and interests, including an extensive art program, instruction in videography and business education technology. A number of classes are available for advanced students.
Belleville Township Recreation Department 407 Joralemon St, Belleville, NJ07109 With programs ranging from kindergym to senior bowling, from movie nights to art classes to the very popular summer…More concert series, the Belleville Recreation Department provides a full range of activities free of charge to the people of Belleville.
Belleville Township Public Works 429 Stephens St, Belleville, NJ07109 The Belleville Township Department of Public Works oversees infrastructure operations for the township, including water,…More sewer and roadway maintenance. The recycling facility is located on the Cortland Street side of the facility.
Belleville Township Board of Education 100 Passaic Ave, Belleville, NJ07109 Belleville's public education system began in the mid-19th century with a $5,000 appropriation to build a school that…More later came to be known as The Academy. Over the next 75 years, nearly a dozen more schools were built, and today, the district comprises about 4,500 students in grades kindergarten through 12. The district's operations are overseen by a seven-member elected board, which holds public meetings throughout the year at Belleville High School, home of the offices of the Belleville Board of Education.
Belleville Township Health Department 152 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ07109 The Belleville Health Department offers a number of programs and services designed to promote the well-being of…More residents, including free medical screenings. The department also investigates potential violations of the health code at rental housing and at businesses that serve the public.
Belleville Township Fire Department 275 Franklin Ave, Belleville, NJ07109 The Belleville Fire Department serves the people of Belleville out of three houses, on Franklin Street, on Washington…More Avenue as well as BFD headquarters on Franklin Avenue. The department's duties include operating the township's ambulances, and each piece of BFD apparatus is equipped with defibrillators (responders are also trained in CPR). The department also provides extensive fire-prevention services as well as hazardous materials response in conjunction with the county hazardous materials unit based in neighboring Nutley. The Belleville Fire Department has a tradition of service dating back more than a century.
One of thousands of facilities across the country created through an endowment by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, the…More Belleville Public Library's main branch boasts a lavish reading room and extensive areas for children, computer access and for special collections. Conducting about 39,000 transactions a year - slightly more than one per each Belleville resident - since 1982 the BPL has also been supported by the Friends of the Belleville Public Library.
The library hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year, including concerts, wellness classes for seniors, career assistance, movie nights and game nights for teens, along with plenty of activities for the youngest readers.
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.
Belleville Public School #8 183 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ07109 Arthur M. Pico School 8 encourages its students to learn both in the classroom and through participation in the…More community. In addition to their studies, School 8 students hold toy drives and have taken part in the annual Walk to School Day. They also have been the recipients of dictionaries from the Elks Club. School 8 is also the home of one of the township's many athletic fields.
Velco Vending Company 32 Memphis Ave, Belleville, NJ07109 Velco Vending has been a family-owned and operated business since 1988. Velco uses only the newest and top of the…More line vending equipment to satisfy customers and minimize problems. Velco services small companies as well as large corporate companies such as Verizon Wireless, KPMG Corp., Mack Cali Corp., Hoffman La Roche, and the Township of Montclair.
For generations, former Belleville High School students have gone on to enjoy exceptional success in the arts. Famed…More balladeer Connie Francis, 50s-era girl trio The Delicates, several members of rock supergroup The Four Seasons (subject of the hit Broadway play Jersey Boys), acclaimed actor Joe Pesci, as well as the founding members of the contemporary alt-rock band My Chemical Romance are all former Belleville High students. BHS, home of the Buccaneers, remains committed to nurturing students of all abilities and interests.
The school's broad range of academic offerings include a number of Advanced Placement classes as well as extracurricular activities for academically advanced students. These programs are complemented by one of the most comprehensive vocational education programs in the region. Students in the program receive practical, hands-on training in fields ranging from cosmetology to auto mechanics. BHS also boasts state-of-the-art athletic facilities as well as a radio and television station, where students have been learning the broadcast arts since 1980.
The school's administration has committed itself to meeting several goals by 2014, including improving the academic performance of every single student and ensuring that all students are equipped with the skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century workplace. The Board of Education offices are located at the school and the board meets at the school library.