Belleville First Ward challenger Carmine Mattia won’t pursue a challenge to the May 12th election won by incumbent Councilwoman Marie Strumolo-Burke.
“It wouldn’t be good for the town,” Mattia said. “But I’m definitely running in the future. I’m still here. In the end, we got 522-plus votes that no one thought we would get, and we laid a good foundation. We will build on that foundation.”