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Living In: Belleville

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Located next to Newark, Belleville, New Jersey is situated on the bank of the Second River, which runs between the two towns. It is part of northeastern New Jersey, and seven miles from New York City. The town was known as Second River or Washington until 1797, when it first became the town of Belleville. Those living in Belleville have plenty of transportation options: car, train, and bus. By car, residents can travel via County Route 506, NJ Route 21, and Route 7. If you are looking to take the subway, the Silver Lake Station is nearby with service to Newark Penn Station. New Jersey Transit bus lines run to and from Newark, NJ, and lines 13, 27, 72, 74, 90, 92, 93, and 94 service the area. Education is important to residents of Belleville, as shown by the seven elementary schools in town. There is one middle school, and 1 high school. Students in town can also take part in the many programs put on by the Belleville Recreation Department. There are Basketball Leagues, a Bowling League, Baseball and Softball Leagues, Football, Cheerleading, Wrestling, and more. Those not quite old enough for school can take part in the Pre-School Play Program. When school is not in session, Camp Belleville isfrom the end of June through the beginning of August, and music fans of all ages can attend the summer concerts put on by the town. Over the years, you could and can continue to find many pop culture icons living in Belleville. Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons formed here. The Sopranos was a true claim to fame for the town, with Season 4, and many other episodes taking place in, or referencing, Belleville. Three characters on the show claimed the town as their home. In 1996, on its way to Atlanta, Georgia for the Summer Olympics, the Olympic Torch Relay went through town. The pride and joy of Belleville is Cherryblossomland, and its Cherry Blossom Festival that is held annually in April. Branch Brook Park, where the trees and festival is located, and the state of New Jersey, actually have more cherry blossom trees than Washington, D.C., a city known as a destination for viewing cherry blossoms. The annual festival displays the largest variety of cherry blossom trees in the entire world. Attendees include families attending days just for them, and runners, bikers, and fitness enthusiasts who take part in the 10K, Fun Runs, and Bike Race.

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