Old Belleville

Remembering our town one bit at a time!

Belleville, New Jersey

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Belleville

Remembering our town one bit at a time!

Belleville, New Jersey

An old Belleville, New Jersey street view of the mind

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Famous Locals

Actors

Joe Pesci

Tommy DeVito

Alfred Christie

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Singers and Such

Connie Francis

Tommy DeVito

Frankie Valli

Donald Hulme

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Sports

Moe Berg

David Grant

Abdel Anderson

Phil Cuzzi

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Writers

Russell Baker - Growing Up

Stephen Crane - The Red Badge of Courage

Frances Goodrich - The Real Nick and Nora, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Nicky Arnold - Welcome Back, Kotter

Gene Hutmaker - BANNED in the BRONX The Yankee Haters Memoirs

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Notables

Josiah Hornblower

Warren Kimble

Philip Van Courtlandt

Thomas Francisco

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Cherry trees or cherry blossom trees?

As a native Belleville-ite (Bellevillian, someone who grew up in Belleville), it bugs me when the cherry blossom trees are referred to as "cherry trees" because they are a cherry-blossom trees, not cherry trees. The fruit of the cherry tree is cherry. But the fruit of a cherry blossom tree is a blossom. Feel free to correct anyone around you who makes this mistake. You might want to point out that there are two kinds of cherry blossom trees: the single blossom and the double blossom. But don't be a bore about it.

Second River, Belleville, old post card, original source, uncertain

Cherry Blossom Trees, Not Cherry Trees?

Thank you for contacting the County of Essex. I spoke with our horticultural staff and, in fact, our trees do get cherries. The cherries are just small and insignificant—meaning they are not ornamental or of any food value to wildlife or us.

Yes, in general, our trees have been selected for their ornamental floral display. However, even the cherries grown for fruit get beautiful pink and white flowers; thus, using the term cherry blossom trees to refer to only the ornamental trees is technically incorrect.

-- Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs

3.26.10

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$12M 'Hospital in the Park' Clara Maass Medical Center

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Soho Hospital in Belleville, N.J.

Essex County Isolation Hospital

Essex County Isolation Hospital, Belleville, N.J.

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Plane crashes into Belleville High School

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Greetings From Belleville - Collected writings by Anthony BuccinoGreetings From Belleville, New Jersey
- collected writings

by Anthony Buccino

  Belleville native Anthony Buccino has collected his favorite and most-requested writings about life and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey. Greetings From Belleville, N.J., is Buccino's fourth collection of essays but the first wholly dedicated to his collected writings about Belleville.

Available on Kindle and in Print

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Village of Second River

By Norman Price

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