Harrington Park, New Jersey
|Harrington Park, New Jersey|
|Borough of Harrington Park|
The former Harrington Park station on the New York Central Railroad's West Shore Railroad.
Map highlighting Harrington Park's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Harrington Park, New Jersey
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||March 29, 1904|
|• Mayor||Paul A. Hoelscher (I, term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Clerk||Ann H. Bistritz|
|• Total||2.059 sq mi (5.333 km2)|
|• Land||1.832 sq mi (4.745 km2)|
|• Water||0.227 sq mi (0.589 km2) 11.04%|
|Area rank||409th of 566 in state
49th of 70 in county
|Elevation||49 ft (15 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,807|
|• Rank||389th of 566 in state
61st of 70 in county
|• Density||2,545.9/sq mi (983.0/km2)|
|• Density rank||244th of 566 in state
48th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885244|
Harrington Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,664, reflecting a decrease of 76 (-1.6%) from the 4,740 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 117 (+2.5%) from the 4,623 counted in the 1990 Census.
The name "Harrington Park" was based on the larger area "Harrington Township" from which it was in part derived, which in turn was based on the family name "Haring", who were early settlers of the region.
Harrington Park is located at United States Census Bureau, Harrington Park borough had a total area of 2.059 square miles (5.333 km2), of which, 1.832 square miles (4.745 km2) of it was land and 0.227 square miles (0.589 km2) of it (11.04%) was water.(40.991681,-73.980202). According to the
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,664 people, 1,592 households, and 1,328 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,545.9 per square mile (983.0 /km2). There were 1,624 housing units at an average density of 886.5 per square mile (342.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 79.76% (3,720) White, 0.69% (32) Black or African American, 0.02% (1) Native American, 17.43% (813) Asian, 0.19% (9) Pacific Islander, 0.51% (24) from other races, and 1.39% (65) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.49% (163) of the population. Korean Americans accounted for 13.0% of the population.
There were 1,592 households of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.26. Same-sex couples headed 34 households in 2010, an increase more than five-fold from the 6 counted in 2000.
In the borough, 28.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.1 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $115,875 (with a margin of error of +/- $28,119) and the median family income was $132,108 (+/- $18,521). Males had a median income of $95,119 (+/- $12,806) versus $49,656 (+/- $16,730) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $49,159 (+/- $5,612). About 0.0% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,740 people, 1,563 households, and 1,344 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,555.0 people per square mile (983.9/km2). There were 1,583 housing units at an average density of 853.3 per square mile (328.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 83.52% White, 0.68% African American, 0.04% Native American, 14.66% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population.
There were 1,563 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 12.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the borough the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $100,302, and the median income for a family was $124,376. Males had a median income of $71,776 versus $42,833 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $39,017. About 1.8% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.
Harrington Park is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. 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 in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Harrington Park Borough is Independent Paul Hoelscher, term expires December 31, 2015. Members of the Harrington Park Borough Council (with party, term-end year and committee chairmanships listed in parenthese) are Council President Allan Napolitano (I, 2014; Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Construction, Fire Department), Joon Chung (I, 2014; Board of Health, Sanitation, Liaison to Board of Education), John Dunlea (I, 2013; Finance, Administration, Grants, Newsletter), Gregory Evanella (R, 2013; DPW / Recycling / Buildings and Grounds), Jorden Pedersen (2015; Police, Municipal Court, Public Assistance) and Michelle Ryan (2015; Recreation, Environmental, Personnel, Performance and Evaluation)
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 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 39th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Gerald Cardinale (R, Demarest) and in the General Assembly by Holly Schepisi (R, River Vale) and Bob Schroeder (R, Washington Township, Bergen County). 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 March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,243 registered voters in Harrington Park, of which 813 (25.1% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 814 (25.1% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,615 (49.8% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 69.5% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 96.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 1,340 votes here (51.2% vs. 43.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,218 votes (46.5% vs. 54.8%) and other candidates with 32 votes (1.2% vs. 0.9%), among the 2,618 ballots cast by the borough's 3,447 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.0% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County).In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 1,371 votes here (49.7% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,355 votes (49.1% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 14 votes (0.5% vs. 0.8%), among the 2,761 ballots cast by the borough's 3,413 registered voters, for a turnout of 80.9% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 1,445 votes here (52.8% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 1,263 votes (46.2% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 22 votes (0.8% vs. 0.7%), among the 2,735 ballots cast by the borough's 3,324 registered voters, for a turnout of 82.3% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 994 votes here (51.2% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 815 votes (42.0% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 90 votes (4.6% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 13 votes (0.7% vs. 0.5%), among the 1,941 ballots cast by the borough's 3,338 registered voters, yielding a 58.1% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Harrington Park School serves public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade as part of the Harrington Park School District, with an enrollment of 690 students as of the 2010-11 school year.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, together with students from Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan, along with students from Rockleigh who attend the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The school is one of the two schools of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from the neighboring communities of Closter, Demarest, Haworth at the Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest.
Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.
Roads and highways
The borough had a total of 26.66 miles (42.91 km) of roadways, of which 21.04 miles (33.86 km) are maintained by the municipality and 5.62 miles (9.04 km) by Bergen County.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Harrington Park include:
- Craig Beardsley (born 1961), record-setting swimmer.
- Cory Booker (born 1969), former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and now junior senator representing New Jersey in the United States Senate after his election victory in October, 2013.
- Beth Leavel (born 1955), Tony Award-winning Broadway actress.
- Jimmy Lydon (born 1923), movie and television actor.
- Omar Minaya (born 1958), former General Manager for the New York Mets.
- Jennifer Moore (1988–2006), high school student murdered in July 2006 after a night of clubbing in New York City
- Karl Nessler (1872–1951), inventor of the permanent wave.
- Dan Pasqua (born 1961), baseball player for the New York Yankees.
- Angela Santomero, Nickelodeon executive and co-creator of Blue's Clues.
- Jean-Claude Suares (1942-2013), illustrator who was the first Op-ed page art director at The New York Times.
- A. W. Tillinghast (1874–1942), golf course architect of Ridgewood Country Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, Aronimink Golf Club, Winged Foot Golf Club and many other notable courses.
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- Lipman, Harvy; and Sheingold, Dave. "North Jersey sees 30% growth in same-sex couples", The Record (Bergen County), August 14, 2011. Accessed July 26, 2013.
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- Lightdale, Marc. "Harrington Park Independents sweep the election", Northern Valley Suburbanite, November 8, 2011. Accessed June 4, 2012. "Independent Mayor Paul Hoelscher was re-elected to office alongside fellow Independents Joon Chung and Allan Napolitano, who unseated Republican incumbents Michael Hunken and Michelle Ryan."
- Lightdale, Marc. "At Jan 1. meeting, Harrington Park mayor looks ahead to 2012", Northern Valley Suburbanite, January 5, 2012. Accessed June 4, 2012. "Returning for another term as mayor, Paul Hoelscher looked ahead to 2012 at the borough's annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 1.... The governing body also welcomed new council members Allan Napolitano and Joon Chung and elected John Dunlea as the president."
- Noda, Stephanie. "Voters send former officials back to Harrington Park Council for new terms", Northern Valley Suburbanite, November 6, 2012. Accessed July 31, 2013. "Jorden Pedersen and Michelle Ryan, both former council members, will return to Harrington Park's governing body for new terms. Pedersen won with 684 votes, while Ryan received 1,204 votes. Mary Grillo lost with 558 votes and Peter Ardito lost with 498 votes."
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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.
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- Data for Harrington Park School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 22, 2013.
- Home page, Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, backed up by the Internet Archive as of December 4, 2011. Accessed November 22, 2011. "Welcome to Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, home of the Golden Knights. Although our students reside in four different towns; Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan, once they arrive here they are treated as one."
- Rockleigh Public Services, Rockleigh, New Jersey. Accessed December 11, 2013. "Rockleigh Borough is a "sending district" in that there is no public school within the Borough, except for three special-education schools administered by Bergen County.... The Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, a nationally ranked high school, receives older children from Rockleigh Borough."
- Northern Valley Regional High School District 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 11, 2013. "Located in the upper North Eastern corner of the state, Northern Valley Regional is comprised of two high schools, Demarest and Old Tappan and the Region III special educational program that services students across the spectrum. There are seven local communities that send their students to the regional high schools: Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan."
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- Services operating from Harrington Park, NJ to New York, NY., Rockland Coaches. Accessed July 29, 2011.
- Litsky, Frank. "World Records Set In 200-Meter Butterfly", The New York Times, July 31, 1980. Accessed October 26, 2011. "Craig Beardsley of Harrington Park, N.J., the 19-year-old son of an American father and Chinese mother, broke the world record this afternoon in the men's 200-meter butterfly swim."
- Mnookin, Seth. "The New Natural", New York (magazine), April 22, 2002. Accessed August 16, 2012. "Booker, the son of two IBM managers who raised him in Harrington Park, a wealthy Bergen County exurb, argues that his résumé represents progress, something to build on."
- Feldberg, Robert. "Beth Leavel of Harrington Park has a featured role in Elf on Broadway", The Record (Bergen County), November 7, 2010. Accessed September 18, 2011. "Leavel, who lives with her husband and two sons in Harrington Park, achieved the pinnacle of recognition in 2006, when she won a Tony Award for her performance in the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone."
- Lamparski, Richard. Whatever became of-- ?: eighth series the best (updated) and newest of the famous Lamparski profiles of personalities of yesteryear, p. 184. Crown Publishing Group, 1982. ISBN 0-517-54855-0. Accessed July 29, 2011. "Jimmy Lydon The 'Henry Aldrich' of the movies was born on May 30, 1923, in Harrington Park, New Jersey, one of nine children. His father, a heavy drinker, refused to work when Jimmy was nine years old."
- Coffey, Wayne. "MINAYA WOULDN'T TRADE THIS EXPOS GM A LONG WAY FROM METS", Daily News (New York), July 7, 2002. Accessed July 29, 2008. "Minaya finalized the Colon trade on the afternoon of June 27, in the upstairs office of his home in Harrington Park, N.J. The last pieces were getting the Indians to pay the $600,000 salary differential between Colon and first baseman Lee Stevens, and Shapiro to add pitcher Tim Drew to the deal."
- Feuer, Alan. "A Teenager’s Last Steps on a Trail of Missed Chances", The New York Times, July 29, 2006. Accessed October 20, 2007. "Even the settings seemed cruelly accidental: She began the evening in safety and affluence in Harrington Park, N.J.... She was co-captain of the team at Saddle River Day School in Saddle River, N.J., where the honors English class has been asked to read “Pygmalion” this summer and earlier this year two students picked up silver medals in the National Latin Exam."
- Staff. "NESSLER, INVENTED PERMANENT WAVE; Originator of Process Dies-- Charged Customers $120 in His Own Shop Here", The New York Times, January 24, 1951. Accessed July 29, 2011. "Charles Nessler, originator of the permanent wave process, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Harrington Park, N.J. His age was 78. He also invented false eyelashes."
- Head Coach: Jeff Albies, William Paterson University. "This streak continued through the years when he lured prospects such as Dan Pasqua, a product of nearby Harrington Park who helped William Paterson slug its way into their first NCAA Division III College World Series in 1982."
- Staff. "Taking Reading to New Heights ; Harrington Park and Hillsdale Natives Strive to Make New Children's TV Show Appealing and Educational", The Record (Bergen County), September 6, 2007. Accessed April 22, 2013. "Created by Harrington Park native Angela Santomero and Hillsdale native Samantha Freeman the same pair who made Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues must-see TV among the playground set Super Why will teach basic reading skills such as spelling, letter recognition and theme comprehension to school-age children."
- Levin, Jay. "Jean-Claude Suares of Harrington Park, illustrator and graphic designer, dies at 71", The Record (Bergen County), "Jean-Claude Suares of Harrington Park, an illustrator, graphic designer and creative consultant whose work embellished major publications and dozens of books, notably those on a topic dear to him — dogs and cats — died July 30 at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He was 71."
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