Glen Rock, New Jersey
|Glen Rock, New Jersey|
|Borough of Glen Rock|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||September 14, 1894|
|• Mayor||John van Keuren (R, term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator||Lenora Benjamin|
|• Clerk||Jacqueline Scalia|
|• Total||2.738 sq mi (7.091 km2)|
|• Land||2.714 sq mi (7.028 km2)|
|• Water||0.024 sq mi (0.063 km2) 0.89%|
|Area rank||360th of 566 in state
33rd of 70 in county
|Elevation||131 ft (40 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||11,799|
|• Rank||209th of 566 in state
28th of 70 in county
|• Density||4,275.2/sq mi (1,650.7/km2)|
|• Density rank||139th of 566 in state
35th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885233|
Glen Rock is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 11,601, reflecting an increase of 55 (+0.5%) from the 11,546 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 663 (+6.1%) from the 10,883 counted in the 1990 Census.
Glen Rock was formed on September 14, 1894, from portions of Ridgewood Township and Saddle River Township, "that being the year the county went crazy on boroughs." The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. The main impetus for the break from Ridgewood Township was the decision to have Glen Rock students attend a new school closer to the center of Ridgewood instead of their one-room schoolhouse located at the intersection of Ackerman Avenue and Rock Road.
Glen Rock was settled around a large boulder, weighing 570 short tons (520 t) left by retreating glaciers in a small valley (glen). From a 1985 article in The New York Times, "Glen Rock is named for a 570-ton boulder, believed to have been deposited by a glacier, that stands at the northern end [sic] of Rock Road, the town's main street. Called Pamachapura, or Stone from Heaven, by the Delaware (Lenape) Indians, it served as a base for Indian signal fires and later as a trail marker for colonists."
The borough was the site of one of Bergen County's most serious public transportation accidents. In 1911 a trolley operator for the North Jersey Rapid Transit Company, one day away from retirement, died in a crash with an opposing trolley around the intersection of Prospect and Grove Streets that was caused by signal problems. In addition to the death of the opposing trolley operator, 12 people were injured. This crash in part hastened the demise of this transportation mode which ran from Elmwood Park, New Jersey to Suffern, New York and competed with the Erie Railroad. The right of way for this trolley line was purchased by the Public Service Enterprise Group and is still visible today.
Glen Rock is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.738 square miles (7.091 km2), of which, 2.714 square miles (7.028 km2) of it is land and 0.024 square miles (0.063 km2) of it (0.89%) is water.(40.959471,-74.125202). According to the
|Population sources: 1900-1920
1900-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,601 people, 3,917 households, and 3,290 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,275.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,650.7 /km2). There were 4,016 housing units at an average density of 1,480.0 per square mile (571.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.16% (10,111) White, 1.37% (159) Black or African American, 0.09% (10) Native American, 9.09% (1,054) Asian, 0.03% (3) Pacific Islander, 0.62% (72) from other races, and 1.66% (192) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.54% (527) of the population.
There were 3,917 households of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the borough, 30.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.2 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $140,882 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,445) and the median family income was $160,360 (+/- $10,024). Males had a median income of $110,506 (+/- $13,238) versus $64,250 (+/- $11,788) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $61,013 (+/- $6,466). About 1.1% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 11,546 people, 3,977 households, and 3,320 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,246.1 people per square mile (1,638.9/km2). There were 4,024 housing units at an average density of 1,479.9 per square mile (571.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.07% White, 1.81% African American, 0.16% Native American, 6.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.
There were 3,977 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 29.4% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $104,192, and the median income for a family was $111,280. Males had a median income of $84,614 versus $52,430 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $45,091. About 2.1% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
Glen Rock 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. The council appoints a professional borough administrator who is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Borough, responsible to the Mayor and Council.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Glen Rock is John van Keuren (R, term ends December 31, 2015). Members of the Borough Council are Council President Art Pazan (R, 2014; Building Development & Public Property), Pamela Biggs (R, 2014; Licenses & Franchises / Community Affairs), Carmine Nogara (R, 2015; Revenue & Finance), Michael O'Hagan (R, 2013; Public Safety), Joan Orseck (R, 2015; Parks, Public Grounds & Recreation) and Mary Jane Surrago (R, 2013; Public Works & Solid Waste).
In the 2012 General Election, Republican incumbents Carmine Nogara and Joan Orseck won re-election, fending off Democrat Howard Fox, who had also lost in 2011. With Orseck having switched parties in 2012, borough government in 2013 was entirely Republican.
Glen Rock Borough Government recognizes an annual "Poverty Awareness Week." The community comes together for an annual "Project" to combat extreme global poverty. In 2007 the community built a Habitat House in Paterson, New Jersey (the second home built by Glen Rock residents), and the community was honored as Paterson Habitat's Volunteers of the Year (a first for a community). In 2008 the Borough came together for the Water for Africa Music Festival. The event raised the funds to pay for two Roundabout PlayPump water systems in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, the community continued its battle against poverty, raising funds to battle malaria in hurricane-ravaged Haiti.
The Borough government has declared Glen Rock a sustainable community, pursuing a "Green Up" policy that reflects a commitment to protecting the borough's trees, water and general environment. Shade trees are provided at no cost annually to citizens with cooperation from the DPW.
Federal, state and county representation
Glen Rock is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 38th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Glen Rock had been in the 35th state legislative district.
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg) and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).
The 38th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert M. Gordon (D, Fair Lawn) and in the General Assembly by Tim Eustace (D, Maywood). Connie Wagner (D, Paramus) stepped down from office as of October 1, 2013, and had been replaced on the ballot by Joseph Lagana, with her vacant seat to be filled on an interim basis. 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 4, 2008, there were 7,732 registered voters. Of registered voters, 2,438 (31.5% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,942 (25.1%) were registered as Republicans and 3,349 (43.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were three voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 54.6% of the vote here (3,418 ballots received), outpolling Republican John McCain, who received 44.5% of the vote (2,788 ballots cast), with 81.3% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 election, Democrat John F. Kerry received 51.5% of the vote here (3,333 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received 47.8% of the vote (3,092 ballots), with 6,475 of the 7,931 registered voters participating (for turnout of 81.6%).
Glen Rock resident Gurbir Grewal, a member of the Indian American Sikh community, was nominated by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the position of Bergen County prosecutor in September 2013.
The Glen Rock Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district consists of six schools (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) which include four K-5 elementary schools — Richard E. Byrd School (231 students), Central Elementary School (333), Clara E. Coleman School (291) and Alexander Hamilton Elementary School (267) — Glen Rock Middle School for grades 6-8 (577) and Glen Rock High School for grades 9-12 (726). The high school underwent a $45.3 million renovation project that started in 2009 and was completed for the 2011-12 school year, which included a new science wing, a creative arts department and system updates.
Academy of Our Lady is a Catholic school for students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade that is affiliated with St. Catharine's Roman Catholic Church located in Glen Rock and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in neighboring Ridgewood, and is operated under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. In September 2013, the school was one of 15 schools in New Jersey to be recognized by the United States Department of Education as part of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which Education Secreatary Arne Duncan described as schools that "represent examples of educational excellence".
New Jersey Transit provides bus service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 148 (on Route 208), 164, and 196 (also on Route 208) bus lines, service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal on the 175, and local service on the 722 (on Lincoln Avenue) and 746 bus lines.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Glen Rock include:
- Camille Abate, attorney and Democratic Party politician.
- Guy W. Calissi (1909–1980), New Jersey Superior Court judge.
- Michael Cavanaugh (born 1972), vocalist and musician, star of the Broadway musical Movin' Out.
- Daniel Flaherty, actor on the MTV show Skins.
- Pauline Flanagan (1925–2003), actress.
- Bob Franks (1951–2010), member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey.
- Kristin Knapp French (born 1964), United States Army Brigadier General.
- Bud Hedinger (born 1947), Orlando, Florida radio personality.
- George Hotz (born 1989), first person to unlock iPhone for use with carriers other than AT&T.
- John Houghtaling (1916–2009), who created the Magic Fingers Vibrating Bed in the basement of his home here.
- John Montone, morning street reporter for 1010 WINS Radio New York.
- Samuel Petrone (born 1989), professional soccer forward who has played for the Swedish team Mjällby AIF.<
- Charlie Tahan (born 1997), child actor in the 2007 film I Am Legend.
- Daisy Tahan, child actor who appeared in Nurse Jackie.
- Titus Andronicus, indie-rock band
- Michael Torpey (born 1979), actor, writer, producer, known for his webisode series "net_office" and Chase credit card commercials.
- Ludovicus M. M. Van Iersel (1893–1987), recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in France during World War I.
- Floyd Vivino (born 1951), also known as Uncle Floyd, lived and went to school in Glen Rock.
- Jimmy Vivino (born 1955), leader of The Basic Cable Band, the house band on the TBS late night program Conan.
In October 2005, many scenes of prominent locations in town were shot for the film World Trade Center, starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Oliver Stone, with Glen Rock having had 11 residents who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The Hendrick Hopper House is a historic building located on the corner of Ackerman Avenue and Hillman Avenue. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 as site #83001526.
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- Kihss, Peter. "Guy W. Calissi, 71, Retired Judge And a Jersey Prosecutor, Is Dead; College Scholarship Yielded Byrne Made 1970 Appointment", The New York Times, December 9, 1980. Accessed October 19, 2009.
- Dunlap, LucyAnn. "What's New in Princeton & Central New Jersey?", U.S. 1 Newspaper, July 8, 2009. Accessed February 28, 2011. "His home base is Las Vegas. He and his family moved there from Glen Rock, New Jersey, where they had lived while he was on Broadway."
- Rohan, Virginia. "Glen Rock actor stars in MTV's Skins", The Record (Bergen County), January 17, 2011. Accessed February 2, 2011.
- Staff. "Final Curtain", The Irish Echo, May 6, 2003. Accessed September 17, 2011. "Actress Pauline Flanagan, one of the pillars of New York's Irish Repertory Theatre and 2001 winner of London's coveted Laurence Olivier Award, died in the early hours of last Saturday morning, after having suffered a massive stroke on June 23.... It was, in fact, in the midst of one of these sojourns, guest-starring in playwright Tom Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' at the Missouri Repertory Theatre in Kansas City, that the actress became sufficiently ill that she had to withdraw from the play a week before its closing performance and return to her home in Glen Rock, N.J., only a few weeks ago."
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- De Santa, Richard. "Glen Rock school district names first Poet Laureate", Glen Rock Gazette, August 27, 2013. Accessed September 2, 2013. "Former student Michael Torpey, a 1998 alumnus who is now a working actor in New York, said, 'Okey was a real hero to his students. He lived free, he lived fully, his laugh was big, and when he was excited his eyes got even bigger. He felt things strongly, and taught us that there was no shame in big emotions, as Jon was saying; just a large, vibrant force.'"
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