Belleville mayor faces 3-way race

The consensus is that three-term Belleville Mayor Raymond Kimble is in trouble.  There’s no polling data to back that up, just anecdotal information from a collection of Essex County sources who universally refuse to make a prediction in the May 8 race.  Belleville is one of those non-partisan towns with no runoff election, so he/she who gets the most votes win. Kimble was re-elected to a third term in 2014

Belleville mayoral candidate fills out ticket

Belleville mayoral candidate Michael Melham has assembled a full slate of council candidates for his challenge to incumbent Raymond Kimble. Melham, who served as a councilman from 2000 to 2004, has added Naomy DePena and Thomas Graziano to his ticket.  DePena grew up in the Dominican Republic and runs a martial arts and day care business.  Graziano has served on the Belleville Board of Education since 2016 and is a