During the October 27, 2015 Town Council meeting, Michael Perrone presented another remarkable Belleville historical finding he discovered in the “The Centenel of Freedom”, which was a weekly Newark newspaper that existed 200+ years ago. This newspaper published an article in July 1797, which indicates Belleville was established on July 4, 1797!!!
So on July 4th, 2016 Belleville will be 219 years young!
With the enthusiastic permission of Michael, the “Centenel of Freedom” article is presented below for your viewing pleasure!