by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
ROSELAND, NJ - During the Tuesday, Mar. 7, Roseland Caucus Meeting, Nick Bellomo, of Roseland, referenced the continued posts by The Progress which have erroneously stated that the controversial May 2016 text messages were only sent to the male members of the Roseland governing body. Repeatedly, The Progress has stated that Councilwoman Michele Tolli was not included in the conversation.
Specifically, Bellomo referred to this paragraph published by The Progress on Feb. 28:
Bellomo then asked,
"What was it, all the members or just the male members?”
Councilmen Thomas Tsilionis responded to Bellomo that all seven members of the governing body, including Tolli, were present from the start on the conversation.
West Essex Now then asked for a firm statement from the group that all members were involved in the text. After receiving an affirmative answer, the news site then requested a copy of the text for accuracy.
West Essex Now will be following up on this development with a full inquiry into the implications of The Progress' omission.