North Arlington, New Jersey
|North Arlington, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 9, 1896|
|• Mayor||Peter C. Massa (D, term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Administrator||Terence Wall|
|• Total||2.623 sq mi (6.793 km2)|
|• Land||2.561 sq mi (6.633 km2)|
|• Water||0.062 sq mi (0.160 km2) 2.35%|
|Area rank||366th of 566 in state
36th of 70 in county
|Elevation||85 ft (26 m)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Rank||164th of 566 in state
20th of 70 in county
|• Density||6,010.3/sq mi (2,320.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||84th of 566 in state
24th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885323|
North Arlington is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 15,392, reflecting an increase of 211 (+1.4%) from the 15,181 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,391 (+10.1%) from the 13,790 counted in the 1990 Census.
North Arlington was formed by a referendum passed on March 9, 1896, and incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1896, from area taken from Union Township. It was called North Arlington because it was North of the Arlington section of Kearny.
North Arlington is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.623 square miles (6.793 km2), of which, 2.561 square miles (6.633 km2) of it is land and 0.062 square miles (0.160 km2) of it (2.35%) is water.(40.786256,-74.12622). According to the
1900-1990 2000 2010
Census 2010 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,392 people, 6,295 households, and 4,117 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,010.3 inhabitants per square mile (2,320.6 /km2). There were 6,573 housing units at an average density of 2,566.6 per square mile (991.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.59% (12,712) White, 1.43% (220) Black or African American, 0.23% (36) Native American, 7.87% (1,211) Asian, 0.01% (2) Pacific Islander, 6.03% (928) from other races, and 1.84% (283) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.86% (3,211) of the population.
There were 6,295 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the borough the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $71,232 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,829) and the median family income was $87,854 (+/- $9,834). Males had a median income of $56,437 (+/- $4,127) versus $47,794 (+/- $4,233) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,265 (+/- $2,555). About 4.6% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Census 2000 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 15,181 people, 6,392 households, and 4,129 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,880.7 people per square mile (2,271.9/km2). There were 6,529 housing units at an average density of 2,529.2 per square mile (977.1/km2). The ethnic makeup of the borough was 89.61% White, 0.46% African American, 0.14% Native American, 5.61% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.57% of the population.
There were 6,392 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the borough the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $51,787, and the median income for a family was $62,483. Males had a median income of $41,512 versus $34,769 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,441. About 3.4% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
Mayor Peter C. Massa is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Local government 
North Arlington 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.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of North Arlington Borough is Peter C. Massa (D), whose term of office ends on December 31, 2014. Members of the North Arlington Borough Council are Council President Albert Granell (D, 2015), Joseph R. Bianchi (R, 2013), Richard Hughes (R, 2013), Peter Norcia (D, 2013; serving the vacant term of Steve Tanelli, who won a seat on the Board of Chosen Freeholders), Mark Yampaglia (D, 2014) and Tom Zammatore (D, 2015).
Federal, state and county representation 
New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 36th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D, Wood-Ridge) and in the General Assembly by Marlene Caride (D, Ridgefield) and Gary Schaer (D], Passaic). 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 8,201 registered voters. Of registered voters, 2,897 (35.3% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,569 (19.1%) were registered as Republicans and 3,731 (45.5%) were registered as Undeclared. There were four voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 49.7% of the vote here (3,325 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received 49.0% of the vote (3,279), with 82.4% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 election, Republican George W. Bush received 49.3% of the vote here (3,376 ballots), ahead of Democrat John Kerry, who received 49.2% (3,370), with 6,847 of 9,072 registered voters participating, for a turnout percentage of 75.5%.
Students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade are educated by the North Arlington School District. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 school enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) include three elementary schools — Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (grades K-5; 315 students), Franklin Roosevelt Elementary School (PreK-5; 186) and George Washington Elementary School (PreK-5; 283) — North Arlington Middle School (6-8; 357) and North Arlington High School (9-12; 479).
For 17 years North Arlington was the only school district in the entire state that featured involuntary "combined classes" whereby classes at their Roosevelt School had combined grades 3 and 4, grades 5 and 6, and grades 7 and 8.
2013 BOARD OF EDUCATION President - George McDermott V.President - Joe Riccardelli Board Member - Stanley titterington Board member - Anthony Blanco Board Member - George Rosko
North Arlington offers an extensive public athletic/recreation program for youth, offering a boys and girls basketball leagues, a recreation bowling league, a girls softball league, little league baseball, a soccer association, and a popular football and cheerleading program, the "Junior Vikings", named after the North Arlington High School "Vikings". Additionally, to meet the needs of a growing population of children with special needs, North Arlington recreation offers "Recreation for Developmentally Challenged Children". This program includes cooperation from neighboring towns, and consists of Spring baseball and soccer. The recreation program serves adults with an adult men's basketball league as well as an adult women's volleyball program.
Emergency services 
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The North Arlington Fire Department (NAFD) is an all-volunteer fire department. The department is staffed by 80 fully trained firefighters. There are three separate firehouses. Engines E-1 L-3 R-5 E-6
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North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad works with a paid staff Monday thru Friday 6am - 6pm and Volunteer staff from 6pm to 6am Monday through Friday and day and night Saturday and Sunday.
North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad, also known as NAVES, was founded on June 2, 1972. The squad consists of 40 members ranging in ages from 16 to 58 years of age. NAVES has a very successful Youth Squad which is the future of our organization as well as a growing Auxiliary which assist in non-riding functions such as fundraising and administrative duties.
- North Arlington was originally part of an area called "New Barbadoes Neck".
- Copper was mined at the Schuyler Copper Mine here in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was one of the first true copper mines in North America.
- In 1755, the first steam engine in North American was assembled in North Arlington. The Newcomen steam engine was imported from England by John Schuyler to pump water out of his copper mine. He hired engineer Josiah Hornblower to assemble the machinery.
- North Arlington, together with Lyndhurst and Rutherford was the site of the EnCap project, an effort to remediate landfills on the 785-acre (3.18 km2) site and construct homes and golf courses on top of the cleaned up site. On May 27, 2008, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission terminated its agreement with EnCap Golf Holdings, the company that had the contract to redevelop the site, after the company had missed targets to clean up the landfills as part of the project.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of North Arlington include:
- Diane Ruggiero, screen writer for Veronica Mars.
- James Thomas, guitarist and composer, of the San Francisco psychedelic instrumental band The Mermen.
- Billy Tooma, poet and author, as well as the award-nominated filmmaker of Fly First & Fight Afterward: The Life of Col. Clarence D. Chamberlin.
- James Zadroga (1971-2006), NYPD officer, participant in the cleanup after the September 11 terrorist attacks and namesake of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
Corporate residents 
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- North Arlington High School Band