Sunday, May 5, 2013
A look at noteworthy Belleville and Nutley news and events in the coming days
Belleville’s School Board meets on Monday at the BHS Auditorium at 100 Passaic Avenue. Public session is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Cruisin’ at Nutley kicks off on Tuesday night. The classic car event goes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Municipal Parking Lot #1. The Walker Middle School Concert will be held at 7 p.m. the Middle School auditorium. Nutley’s Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday at 7 P.M. in the Commission Chambers in the Municipal building at One Kennedy Drive On Wednesday, at 7 P.M. The Nutley Health Department holds a Stroke Risk Assesment Clinic at the public affairs building. The fee is $30 or $25 for residents 55 and older. Call 973-284-4976 for appointments. Nutley’s Shade Tree Committee meets on Thursday. On …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Belleville fire is believed to have been caused by a ceiling fan in the attic, according to authorities.
A fire erupted early Saturday morning in a Belleville home on Emmet Street and left two families displaced, according to authorities. Around 9:30 a.m. today, a fire began in the attic of the two-family dwelling at 69 Emmet St., said Belleville Fire Department Captain John Olivieri. Belleville Police evacuated the families before the fire department arrived. The fire was quickly extinguish and contained to the attic, said Olivieri. The Bloomfield and Nutley Fire departments also responded to the scene. “We caught it before it ran through the whole attic,” said Olivieri. The two-family home is two stories and located near Flora Louden Park on a small, residential street. The attic and roof of the home sustained enough damage that it …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Jobs created through federal Hurricane Sandy recovery grant
Nine towns in Essex County are getting a helping hand in post-Sandy recovery efforts thanks to a nearly $421,000 federal grant that will create 105 temporary jobs. The money - awarded to Belleville, Nutley, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Fairfield, Irvington, Livingston, East Orange, Orange, the East Orange Water Commission and the Essex County government - is part of $15.6 million awarded to New Jersey by the Federal Hurricane Sandy Disaster National Emergency Grant. It will be used to fund 1,300 jobs in 16 counties across the state. Six temporary jobs were created in Belleville and three in Nutley. "The intent of the funding is to allow government agencies to hire unemployed people to help the state, counties and towns in their clean-up efforts…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Float the Witch releasing EP
“Float the Witch,” a band whose members hail from Montclair, Glen Ridge and Belleville, will be performing at a release show Friday at Lit Lounge, 93 2nd Ave. in Manhattan. Cover is $7, and the show begins at 9 pm. “Aliens” and “Dummy Jar” are also performing. Check out the group's website for more information here.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Valley National Bank in Belleville robbed twice in almost two years
Authorities are investigating a bank robbery Tuesday at the Valley National Bank on Bloomfield Avenue. Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect entered the bank at 22 Bloomfield Ave. and passed a note to the teller reading "Have gun. Give me money," according to Deputy Chief Mark Minichini of the Belleville Police Department. The suspect made off with the contents of the teller's drawer and fled north on foot on Belmont Avenue. Exact proceeds have not been determined, Minichini said. It is unclear how many people were inside the bank at the time of the robbery, but no one was injured, said Minichini. He described the suspect as Hispanic, wearing a black knit cap with a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. No arrests have been made. The …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Other voting options available in wake of Sandy
Some residents in Belleville and Nutley may still be without power Monday morning due to Sandy a week ago. Schools in Belleville, meanwhile, are not planned to reopen until Wednesday. And everyone is nervously eyeing the needle on the gas gauge and wondering when they’ll be able to fuel up again in under three hours. But as far as voting Tuesday goes, at least, disruption will be fairly minimal. Voters in both Nutley and Belleville will be able to cast their ballots at their normal polling place, township clerks in both communities said this morning. For those who have been displaced by the storm, the state of New Jersey Saturday has authorized electronic voting. People can also vote in-person, and early, at the Essex County Clerk’s Office…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A brief listing; we invite readers to add others
Sunday, November 4, 2012
UPDATED Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 am What’s open? The Delta gas station at the corner of Centre Street and Washington Avenue in Nutley. The line was only about six crs (supervised by police) around 3 pm Thursday. But a long line had formed there by 5 am Friday and supplies throughout the area are dwindling. In Nutley and Belleville, the two main commercial districts, along Franklin and Washington avenues, respectively, have power, as do most if not all the businesses, including: Washington Ave., Belleville: Walgreen’s Pharmacy Abbot’s Pharmacy Brunswick Lanes (bowling) Laundry Warehouse Algieri’s Pizza Porto restaurant Franklin Ave, Nutley: ShopRite Jim Dandy’s (barbecue) Nutley Wine Shop Starbuck’s King Chef Chinese Gary’s Pharmacy As well…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Updated timetables from PSEG allow citizens to see projection of when their power will return.
As of 2 pm Saturday, more than 1.2 million New Jersey residents remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. And according to new figures released by the Christie administration, restoration for many won't be completed until next week. [See attached PDF] “While progress has been made in restoring power to many businesses, households and critical infrastructure in the aftermath of Sandy, there are still over 1.25 million customers without power," said the governor in a statement. "So many New Jerseyans have demonstrated significant patience and resilience through the storm and this initial recovery period, and it is our obligation to get them back online and with the certainty of a timeline they can reliably plan their lives around …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Nearly all buildings have electricity
Belleville’s public schools will reopen Monday, School Board President Pete Zangari told Patch Friday evening. A full week of school -- with the exception of Tuesday, Election Day -- is planned, he said. Currently, all schools except 9 and 10 have electricity. Zangari said school officials are hopeful power will be restored at those buildings by Monday. “We’re being optimistic they’ll be ready and safe for students,” he said. If the schools don’t have power by then, however, Zangari said that School 9 students will use the middle school and School 10 students will use the high school. “A determination will be made by Saturday night and each parent will be notified,” he said.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Nutley, Belleville slowly rising after wallop from Sandy
Street by street, electricity was gradually being restored to Belleville and Nutley Thursday. What follows is a partial list of streets where power is back, and where it has not, throughout the two townships. The information was submitted to Patch via our Facebook page. Has power come back on yet where you are? Tell us in the comments following the article (say whether you’re in Nutley or Belleville and try to be as specific as you can; remember that only a portion of your street may have been restored). If you’re able to, please let us know if you’re still without power too. As of 12:20 pm Nov. 1 WITH POWER At least part of Harrison Street in Belleville; William near Washington in Belleville (came back on yesterday); Beech between …