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Welcome to my Life in Belleville!                                             Steven J. Rovell



I have lived in Belleville all my life. My family has been here for almost 100 years. Sadly, most of them have moved away or passed on.  I  have stayed in Belleville to raise my family. I was hoping that my sons could have experienced the same wonderful childhood I had experienced and to some extent they have done so.


Before attending Grammar School,  I went to Preschool classes at the "Rec House".  Then I attended Number Eight School where I played at Clearman Field almost every day. I loved Belleville High School and received a great education. My Father, Mother, Aunts, and Uncles all graduated from Belleville High School.  I rowed Crew under Coach Sam Giuffrida. I was President of the Key Club as well as a member of the National Honor Society, Band, Student Council and Executive Council. It was a wonderful time in Belleville's History. There was a Spirit of Pride throughout the Township.  When I initially ran for office, one of my primary goals was to build that pride back into our community. I wanted to stabilize our tax base and make sure that our tax dollars were reinvested into rebuilding our community's infrastructure.


In my Senior year at Belleville High School ('72),  I received early acceptance into Rutgers University's School of Engineering in New Brunswick.  There I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. While working for Motorola, I also attended graduate school and earned my Masters Degree in Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.  At my own expense, I continued my education receiving my Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI.org) in 2006.  In 2013, I finished a Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. If you would like to know more about my qualifications, follow this link.


In 1986, I married Susan Antolini. Susan was also a graduate of Belleville High School as was her father Hugo and her Uncle Enzo.  She has been an educational professional for over 30 years. She has been a teacher, reading coach, supervisor and administrator in the Belleville School System for over 20 years. Her Bachelor of Arts from Kean University is in Elementary Education. Her Master of Arts degree is from Montclair State in Reading. Her second Masters Degree is in Administration Supervision from St Elizabeth's College. She has taught in Bloomfield Public Schools, Belleville Public Schools and for the State of New Jersey  Department of Education. Her commitment to Life Long Learning has been an inspiration to my sons and me.


Susan and I have two sons, James (BHS '06) and Steve (BHS '09). They are one of the reasons I want to continue to see Belleville restored to a place of honor.


Over the last fifteen years, the Council, our residents and our Township Employees have continued to work together to build the "Pride" back into Belleville.  We must proactively pursue a better quality of life as well as serve the best interest of the community.


"The residents, as well as all of our children, have a right to live in a Belleville for which they can be proud."




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