Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
|Franklin Lakes, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 11, 1922|
|• Mayor||Frank Bivona (R, term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Administrator||Gregory C. Hart|
|• Total||9.847 sq mi (25.507 km2)|
|• Land||9.379 sq mi (24.292 km2)|
|• Water||0.469 sq mi (1.214 km2) 4.76%|
|Area rank||212th of 566 in state
3rd of 70 in county
|Elevation||522 ft (159 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||231st of 566 in state
35th of 70 in county
|• Density||1,129.1/sq mi (435.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||364th of 566 in state
65th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885225|
Franklin Lakes is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 10,590, reflecting an increase of 168 (+1.6%) from the 10,422 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 549 (+5.6%) from the 9,873 counted in the 1990 Census. As of the 2000 Census, Franklin Lakes had the 18th-highest per-capita income of all 566 municipalities in the state. Nationwide, Franklin Lakes ranked 17th among the Highest-income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000. Becton Dickinson and Medco Health Solutions have their corporate headquarters in Franklin Lakes.
Franklin Lakes is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.847 square miles (25.507 km2), of which, 9.379 square miles (24.292 km2) of it is land and 0.469 square miles (1.214 km2) of it (4.76%) is water.(41.007529,-74.205652). According to the
1900-1990 2000 2010
2010 Census 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,590 people, 3,527 households, and 3,012 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,129.1 inhabitants per square mile (435.9 /km2). There were 3,692 housing units at an average density of 393.6 per square mile (152.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.92% (9,417) White, 1.41% (149) Black or African American, 0.04% (4) Native American, 7.34% (777) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.83% (88) from other races, and 1.46% (155) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% (525) of the population.
There were 3,527 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the borough the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.9 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $151,224 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,426) and the median family income was $155,156 (+/- $33,998). Males had a median income of $125,586 (+/- $20,759) versus $63,170 (+/- $13,069) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $74,219 (+/- $9,917). About 0.7% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.
2000 Census 
As of the 2000 United States Census of 2000, there were 10,422 people, 3,322 households, and 2,959 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,102.5 people per square mile (425.8/km2). There were 3,395 housing units at an average density of 359.2 per square mile (138.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.35% White, 0.92% African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population. 29.8% of residents reported being of Italian ancestry in the 2000 Census, the highest percentage recorded as a percentage of borough population.
There were 3,322 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.9% were non-families. 8.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the borough the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $132,373, and the median income for a family was $142,930. Males had a median income of $97,233 versus $45,588 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $59,763. About 2.6% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Franklin Lakes is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office and only votes to break a tie. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. All council meetings are held at the Borough Hall located on DeKorte Drive, formerly Municipal Drive.
As of 2012[update], the Mayor of Franklin Lakes is Frank Bivona (R, term of office ends December 31, 2014) who replaced former Mayor Maura DeNicola after she was elected to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Members of the Franklin Lakes Borough Council are Council President Charles J.X. Kahwaty (2012), Joseph F. Kelly (2014), Nathalie Lota (2013), Frank Pedone (2013), Paulette Ramsey (2014) and William T. Smith (2012). Charles Kahwaty was appointed in January 2011 to fill Frank Bivona's council vacancy and will serve until voters choose a replacement in November 2011.
The borough administrator is Gregory C. Hart.
The Franklin Lakes Fire Department is an all-volunteer department, founded in 1924. The FLFD has two locations, one known as "Headquarters" which is located off of Franklin Avenue, and the other is the "Southside" Firehouse, located on Franklin Lakes Road. The current chief of the FLFD is Denny Knubel. The Assistant Chief is Lawrence Kohan.
Federal, state and county representation 
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 40th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Kevin J. O'Toole (R, Cedar Grove) and in the General Assembly by Scott Rumana (R, Wayne) and David C. Russo (R, Ridgewood). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2013[update], Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn), Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee), Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2013; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2013; Franklin Lakes), John D. Mitchell (R, 2013; Cliffside Park), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale).
As of Election Day, November 2008, there were 7,101 registered voters. Of registered voters, 1,132 (15.9%) were registered as Democrats, 3,184 (44.8%) were registered as Republicans and 2,776 (39.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were nine voters registered to other parties.
In recent years, on the national level, Franklin Lakes leans towards the Republican Party. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 63.9% of the vote (3,548 votes cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama who received 35.4% of the vote here (1,967 votes cast), with 78.4% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 66% of the vote here, defeating Democrat John Kerry, who received around 33%.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Franklin Lakes Public Schools. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Colonial Road School (K-5; 328 students), High Mountain Road School (PreK-5; 252), Woodside Avenue School (K-5; 330) and Franklin Avenue Middle School (6-8; 489)
Students in public school for grades 9 - 12 attend the schools of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, a regional district consisting of two four-year public high schools serving students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff. Students have the option to attend either Indian Hills High School in Oakland or Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes. In addition, a student may attend the Bergen County Academies if accepted into the school, with the Indian Hills/Ramapo school district paying the tuition of the student.
Franklin Lakes hosts the corporate headquarters of Becton Dickinson, the medical technology firm founded in 1897. Medco Health Solutions, a leading pharmacy benefit manager, is also based here.
Urban Farms Shopping Center is a major shopping center in the community. Franklin Lakes has The Market Basket, a supermarket/bakery/catering store.
Popular culture 
Franklin Lakes is the setting of a Bravo network reality television series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and has also been the setting of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 and VH1's My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of Franklin Lakes include:
- Noelle Bassi (born 1983), butterfly swimmer who won the silver medal in the women's 200m butterfly event at the 2003 Pan American Games.
- John Calipari (born 1959), NBA and college basketball coach.
- Harry Carson (born 1953), Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker for the New York Giants and co-host of Fox's Giants Game Plan.
- Derrick Coleman (born 1967), former NBA player who played for the New Jersey Nets.
- Blake Costanzo (born 1984), football player
- John Culligan (1916–2004), former CEO of American Home Products (now owned by Wyeth).
- Dwight Gooden (born 1964), former MLB pitcher for the New York Mets.
- Dan Grunfeld (born 1984), professional basketball player.
- Ernie Grunfeld (born 1955), former NBA player and general manager.
- Sam Huff (born 1934), former linebacker and game day radio color commentator for the Washington Redskins, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Michael Jackson (1958–2009), singer, lived in Franklin Lakes during 2007.
- Tommy John (born 1943), All-Star pitcher who lived in Franklin Lakes while with the New York Yankees.
- Bernard Kerik (born 1955), former New York City Police Commissioner.
- Bernard King (born 1956), former player for the New Jersey Nets.
- Jacqueline Laurita, cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey
- Matt LoVecchio (born 1982), starting quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team in 2000-01, and for Indiana University in 2003-04.
- Caroline Manzo, cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey
- Dina Manzo, cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey
- Gheorghe Mureşan (born 1971), former professional basketball player; at 7'7" (2.31 m), he is arguably the tallest man to ever play in the NBA.
- Tom Murro (born 1966), journalist, columnist, television personality.
- Willie Randolph (born 1954), former MLB player and manager for the New York Mets.
- Kelly Ripa (born 1970), actress and talk show host.
- Chris Simms (born 1980), NFL quarterback.
- Phil Simms (born 1955), former New York Giants quarterback, football commentator.
- James "J.T." Taylor (born 1953), singer/songwriter/producer of Kool & the Gang.
- Keith Van Horn (born 1975), former NBA player who lived in Franklin Lakes during his time with the New Jersey Nets.
- Kaavya Viswanathan (born 1987), novelist noted for highly publicized plagiarism scandal.
Historic sites 
Franklin Lakes is home to the following locations on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Ackerman-Boyd House - 1095 Franklin Lake Road (added 1983)
- Blauvelt House - 205 Woodside Avenue (added 1985)
- De Gray House - 650 Ewing Avenue (added 1983)
- Packer House - 600 Ewing Avenue (added 1983)
- Albert Pulis House - 322 Pulis Avenue (added 1983)
- Reaction Motors Rocket Test Facility - 936 Dogwood Trail (added 1979)
- Storms House - 1069 Franklin Lake Road (added 1984)
- Van Blarcom House - 834 Franklin Lake Road (added 1984)
- Van Houten House - 778 Vee Drive (added 1983)
- Van Houten-Ackerman House - 1150 Franklin Lake Road (added 1983)
- Van Koert-Winters House - 615 Franklin Avenue (added 1984)
- Van Winkle House - 798 Franklin Lake Road (added 1984)
- Aaron Winters House - 358 Woodside Avenue (added 1984)
- Winters-Courter House - 831 Circle Avenue (added 1983)
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- HARVY LIPMAN AND DAVE SHEINGOLD (2011-08-14). "North Jersey sees 30% growth in same-sex couples". © North Jersey Media Group Inc. All rights reserved. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- Lynn, Kathleen. "Franklin Lakes mayor, two council members sworn in", The Record (Bergen County), January 2, 2011. Accessed September 27, 2011. "Republican Mayor Frank Bivona and GOP council members Nathalie Lota, an incumbent, and Frank Pedone were sworn in Sunday evening by Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan.... Bivona replaces former Mayor Maura De Nicola, a Republican who was sworn in as a Bergen County freeholder Saturday."
- Mayor and Council, Borough of Franklin Lakes. Accessed April 28, 2012.
- Devencentis, Philip. "Franklin Lakes Borough Council appoints Ridgewood attorney to vacancy", Suburban News, February 2, 2011. Accessed July 29, 2011. "The Borough Council last week appointed Charles Kahwaty to fill the vacancy left by Frank Bivona through the end of the year. Bivona was sworn to the position of mayor last month after serving on the council for a year. Kahwaty, 56, of Navaho Trail Drive, will serve the second year of Bivona's unexpired three-year term, and voters will determine who will serve the remaining year of the term at the polls in November."
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- Maura R. DeNicola, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2013.
- John D. Mitchell, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2013.
- Ensslin, John C. "Bergen County Freeholders choose Ganz as chairman; Democrat gives Republicans 2 top slots", The Record (Bergen County), January 3, 2013. Accessed January 10, 2013. "The swearing-in of Freeholders Tracy Silna Zur and Steve Tanelli gave the Democrats a 4-3 majority and control of the board for the first time in two years. The board elected David Ganz as chairman, as expected.... The reorganization meeting drew several top Democrats from across the state, with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez swearing in Tanelli, a former North Arlington councilman, and Mayor Cory Booker of Newark swearing in Zur, an attorney from Franklin Lakes."
- Freeholder Home Page, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2013. As of date accessed, John D. Mitchell is listed as Chairman, John A. Felice is shown as Vice Chairman, and both John Driscoll, Jr. and Robert G. Hermansen are listed as members despite having terms of office that ended in 2012.
- Constitutional Officers, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2013.
- 2008 General Election Results for Franklin Lakes, The Record (Bergen County). Accessed July 28, 2011.
- 2004 Presidential Election results: Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Elections, dated December 13, 2004. Accessed September 27, 2011.
- Data for the Franklin Lakes Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 16, 2012.
- Van Dusen, Matthew. "Ramapo-Indian Hills schools chief to retire.", The Record (Bergen County), October 24, 2007. "Later, parents of Oakland students protested their lack of choice, and students in Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes and Oakland can now attend either school."
- Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School 2010 District narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 14, 2011. "The Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District serves students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff in a comprehensive two-campus setting. Students from the three communities may choose which of the two high schools they wish to attend for their four-year high school experience."
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- Snegireva, Margarita. "Becton Dickinson staph infection test receives FDA sanction", Pravda, January 3, 2008. Accessed June 17, 2008. "Becton Dickinson (BD) , is a medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs 27,000 people in nearly 50 countries."
- Samples, Eve. "Torrey Pines says it's well on track to hit hiring goals", Palm Beach Post, June 1, 2008. Accessed June 17, 2008. "Lawyers for Liberty, which Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS) bought in October, could not be reached for comment."
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- Mattura, Greg. "Swimming to glory", The Record (Bergen County), October 31, 2002. Accessed March 16, 2008. "Noelle Bassi and her twin sister were given their first swimming lesson at age 2½, courtesy of their mother, who was leery of the potential dangers of an in-ground pool in their new Franklin Lakes home."
- Dobrow, Marty. "NBA education of John Calipari", Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 13, 1998. Accessed January 28, 2011. "They live in a wooded section of Franklin Lakes in North Jersey, far from the turnpike, far from the fray. It's a big house on a cul de sac, but not ostentatious. Not gated. Not shrouded in high shrubs. Just quiet. Calipari says that in a year and a half on the job he has been to New York City eight times, four of them when he's played the Knicks. 'I'm not a New York City guy,' he says."
- Boburg, Shawn. "Harry Carson replaces helmet for Midland Park charity auction", The Record (Bergen County), February 27, 2011. Accessed May 25, 2011. "After former Giant and Hall of Famer Harry Carson's donation to a local charity was swiped at a fund-raising event, he was quick to make sure it wasn't the non-profit's loss. The legendary linebacker and Franklin Lakes resident did more than replace the autographed football helmet that mysteriously disappeared at the auction."
- Staff. "Score big at the Derrick Coleman Estate sale", The Detroit News, January 15, 2009. Accessed January 28, 2011. "We're selling the entire contents of Derrick's Franklin Lakes NJ home at 75 percent off says Coleman's longtime interior designer Mark Morganroth."
- Blake Costanzo, CSTV. Accessed December 6, 2007.
- Bayot, Jennifer. "John Culligan Dies at 88; Led Transformation of American Home",The New York Times, December 21, 2004. Accessed January 1, 2008.
- Wills, Kerry; and McShane, Larry. "Ex-Mets star Dwight Gooden not ready to talk about drug charge stemming from crash with son in car", Daily News (New York), March 25, 2010. Accessed January 28, 2011. "'When the time is right, I will,' Gooden said outside his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J. 'Now is not the time. Sorry.'"
- Shouler, Kenneth. "To Fix The Knicks: Can Ernie Grunfeld Bring an NBA Championship Back to New York?", Cigar Aficionado, September 1996. Accessed September 9, 2008. "In the off-season, Grunfeld has more time to spend with his wife, Nancy, and their two children, Rebecca and Danny, at their Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, home."
- Mistry, Roopa. "Navigating life off the gridiron", The Record (Bergen County), February 5, 2006. Accessed May 15, 2007. "Another Giants player who spent time in Franklin Lakes is Sam Huff.... In 1968, he moved to Franklin Lakes, and took a full-time position at the company after his last season in football with the Washington Redskins."
- Friedman, Roger. "Jacko Lived With New Jersey Family for Three Months", Fox News, November 19, 2007. Accessed March 16, 2008. "Michael Jackson, homeless and drifting — and still in default on a $23 million loan against his Neverland Ranch — spent the last three months living in Franklin Lakes, N.J., in a family’s private home, trying to be normal."
- Chass, Murray. "REUSCHEL, YANKEES STILL APART", The New York Times, February 12, 1982. Accessed October 16, 2012. "ABSTRACT - Rick Reuschel, like Tommy John, is involved in a contract dispute with the Yankees and, like John, has not reported to the team's voluntary camp. Both pitchers are still at home, John in Franklin Lakes, N.J., and Reuschel in Arlington Heights, Ill."
- Horowitz, Craig. "Tears of a Cop: From an oval-office meeting to the front pages of the tabloids: Bernie Kerik talks about the perfect storm that wrecked his career.", New York (magazine), May 21, 2005. Accessed May 25, 2011. "He had no idea what was about to hit him. On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Bernie Kerik was at home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, with his family. He was answering e-mail and cleaning up some paperwork when the White House called at around 4:30. Dina Powell, the president’s headhunter, was on the line."
- Staff. "King Comeback Is Slowed", The New York Times, October 20, 1986. Accessed May 26, 2011. "Just when it looked as if Bernard King's long and arduous rehabilitation was beginning to show results, the Knick forward suffered another setback. While jogging near his home yesterday in Franklin Lakes, N.J., King inadvertently stepped in a hole and sprained his right ankle and knee."
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- Staff. "PLUS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL; LoVecchio Leaves Notre Dame", The New York Times, May 23, 2002. Accessed February 16, 2011. "It's just a personal decision, that's all I'm going to say right now, LoVecchio said by telephone yesterday from his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J."
- Staff. Giant undertaking, The Washington Times, February 6, 2004. Accessed May 26, 2011. "That was how the former Washington Bullets center and one-time movie actor — he appeared with Billy Crystal in My Giant — spent most of the past few years: being with his wife, tending his two sons and taking care of their home in Franklin Lakes, N.J. "
- Lamb, William. "Northjersey.com : Arts & EntertainmentEncounter with Obama turns Frankln Lakes man into 'Celebrity Magnet'", The Record (Bergen County), September 18, 2010. Accessed May 10, 2012. "The way Tom Murro tells it, a chance encounter with President Obama on a Martha's Vineyard golf course last summer had a transformative effect on him. Suddenly, the Franklin Lakes father of two became the 'Celebrity Magnet,' known for an uncanny ability to attract, rub elbows and be photographed with some of the world's most famous people."
- Costa, Brian. "Former New York Mets manager Willie Randolph to return to Flushing with Milwaukee Brewers Friday", The Star-Ledger, April 17, 2009. Accessed January 28, 2011. "Randolph, a Franklin Lakes resident, was clearly stung by his firing last year."
- Silverman, Stephen M. "Kelly Ripa: 'All My Children,' Indeed", People (magazine), February 25, 2003. Accessed May 26, 2011. "Last summer, PEOPLE reported that Ripa had found a way to make more time in her day: She and Consuelos sold their suburban Franklin Lakes, N.J., home for $915,000 and moved into a Manhattan condo -- which put her near the ABC studio where she shoots Live."
- Davis, Ken. "RUTGERS FANS HOLD A HOMECOMING BARBECUE FOR RETURNING SON CHRIS SIMMS TAKES HIS PLACE ON THE GRILL", Hartford Courant, September 15, 1999. Accessed May 26, 2011. "Freshman quarterback Chris Simms learned that Saturday. The son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, he grew up in Franklin Lakes, N.J., and played at Ramapo High School, where he was USA Today's high school offensive player of the year in 1998."
- Staff. "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Danielle Puleo, Chris Simms", The New York Times, August 8, 2004. Accessed October 16, 2012. "Danielle Marie Puleo, a daughter of Gloria A. Puleo and Robert V. Puleo of Franklin Lakes, N.J., was married last Sunday to Chris David Simms, a son of Diana Simms and Phil Simms, the former New York Giants quarterback, of Franklin Lakes."
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- Abma, Rebecca K. " Franklin Lakes Remembers, Reflects on 9/11; Memorial Pond dedicated during Sept. 11 10th Anniversary commemoration ceremony.", Wyckoff-FranklinLakesPatch, September 11, 2011. Accessed October 16, 2012. "One of the more touching moments of the ceremony included Franklin Lakes resident JT Taylor, artist and songwriter formerly of Kool & The Gang, debuting a song he wrote in honor on 9/11 titled American Family."
- Broussard, Chris. "1999–2000 N.B.A. PREVIEW; Marbury-Van Horn Duo May Be Up With the Best", The New York Times, October 31, 1999. Accessed September 9, 2008. "Marbury, a Brooklyn native, seems to have a strong enough personality to endure being close to home, and Van Horn is content living with his wife and two children in Franklin Lakes, N.J."
- Holahan, Catherine. "Teen loses book deal", The Record (Bergen County), May 3, 2006. Accessed August 14, 2007. "Company representatives refused to say whether the Franklin Lakes resident would have to return any of the $500,000 advance she received for the two books. Repeated calls to Viswanathan's home were not returned."
- "History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630–1923;" by Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858–1942
- "Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties)" prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958
- Franklin Lakes official website
- Franklin Lakes Fire Department
- Franklin Lakes Public Schools
- Franklin Lakes Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Franklin Lakes Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District website
- Franklin Lakes Public Library
- The Franklin Lakes Journal
- Former Franklin Lakes Nike missile site