North Arlington, New Jersey
|North Arlington, New Jersey|
|Borough of North Arlington|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 9, 1896|
|• Mayor||Peter C. Massa (D, term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Administrator / Clerk||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)|
|• Estimate (2012)||15,533|
|• 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.
As the site of Holy Cross Cemetery, which has interred almost 290,000 individuals since its establishment in 1915, and with another Jewish cemetery including several thousand more burials, North Arlington has more than 20 times as many dead people than living, with more burials than the living population of Newark, the state's largest city. Holy Cross has an average of 2,600 interments each year, of which about 65% are burials, with the remainder split between entombment in mausoleums or crypts and burial of cremated remains. Expansion of the mausoleum will bring its capacity to nearly 36,000 interments, with the cemetery's total capacity of about 750,000 expected to last past the year 2090. The cemetery covers 208 acres (84.2 ha) and was assessed at $185 million, though its non-profit status means that the municipality generates no tax revenue from a property that covers almost an eighth of the borough's land area.
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.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Crime
- 4 Government
- 5 Education
- 6 Emergency services
- 7 Transportation
- 8 History
- 9 Notable people
- 10 Corporate residents
- 11 References
- 12 External links
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
|Population sources: 1900-1920
1900-1990 2000 2010
At 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 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, 17.6% of the population were 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.
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.
According to the FBI's 2011 Uniform Crime Report, there were 263 crimes in the borough in 2011 (vs. 200 in 2010), of which 19 were violent crimes (vs. 12 in 2010) and 244 non-violent crimes (vs. 188 in the previous year). The 2011 total crime rate per thousand residents was 17.1 (vs. 13.0 in 2010), compared to 13.6 in Bergen County and 24.7 statewide. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per thousand in 2011 (up from 0.8 in the previous year), while the rate was 1.0 in the county and 3.1 in New Jersey.
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.
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 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 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.
Queen of Peace, a Roman Catholic parish, operates two parochial schools, Queen of Peace Elementary School (founded in 1923 and serving PreK to 8th Grade) and Queen of Peace High School (9th-12th grade).
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.
The North Arlington Police Department (NAPD) protects and services the citizens of North Arlington. The Chief of Police is Louis M. Ghione. The police department is locatd at 214 Ridge Road.
The North Arlington Fire Department (NAFD) is an all-volunteer fire department organized in 1910. The department is staffed by 80 fully trained firefighters. There are three separate firehouses. The three separate firehouses are manned by three fire companies: Hose Company 1 (established in 1910), Schuyler Engine Company 2 (established in 1916), and Eagle Truck Company 3 (established in 1923).
- Stationed at Company 1: Engine 1 and Special Service Unit 39-SSU
- Stationed at Company 2: Engine 2 and Engine 6
- Stationed at Company 3: Ladder 3 and Rescue 5
- 2013 Chiefs
- 39-00 - Chief Mark Zidiak
- 39-10 - Assistant Chief Mark Cunningham
- 39-20 - Deputy Chief John Inzinna
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.
Route 7 and Route 17 meet at the intersection of Ridge Road (Route 17) and Belleville Turnpike (Route 7), the later of which crosses the Passaic River on the Belleville Turnpike Bridge. The bridge, also known as the Rutgers Street Bridge, connects the borough to Belleville in Essex County. The bridge was formally renamed on July 4, 2013, as the "Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca Memorial Bridge" in memory of a United States Marine Corps soldier from North Arlington who was killed in February 2012 while serving in Afghanistan.
- 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 (3.177 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 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, author of the forthcoming novel A Seemingly Unstoppable Dawn and 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.
- Pizza Land, located at 260 Belleville Turnpike, featured in the opening credits of The Sopranos. Additionally, in Law & Order episode 10.6, "Marathon" (1999), a pizza box from the restaurant was used by a suspect to transport and conceal firearms.
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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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- Klein, Corey. "North Arlington Borough Council names Peter Norcia to replace Tanelli", South Bergenite, February 7, 2013. Accessed March 19, 2013. "At its Jan. 24 meeting, the Borough Council chose Peter Norcia to fill the vacancy left by Steve Tanelli, the former Democrat councilman who recently joined the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders."
- Klein, Corey. "Democrats take North Arlington", South Bergenite, November 8, 2012. Accessed March 19, 2013. "Democrat challengers Al Granell and Thom Zammatore were elected to the borough council, ousting incumbent Republicans Jon Kearney and Chris Johnson. The sitting borough council consists of four Republicans and two Democrats and will change to a Democratic majority, with Democrats outnumbering Republicans 4-2."
- Anderson, Brian. "Taxes main concern after election win in North Arlington", South Bergenite, November 8, 2011. Accessed January 22, 2012. "North Arlington voters sided with the incumbent Democrats on Election Day, giving councilman Steve Tanelli and Mark Yampaglia another three years on the borough's governing body."
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- 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."
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- James Zadroga, Detectives' Endowment Association of New York City. Accessed October 23, 2012. "Zadroga grew up in North Arlington, New Jersey where his father was a police chief."
- Hayes, Melissa. "Cars honk as they pass North Arlington’s Zadroga Field", The Record (Bergen County), May 2, 2011. Accessed October 23, 2012. "Zadroga, a North Arlington native who died in 2006 of respiratory disease, was a New York City police officer who aided in the rescue and recovery effort at the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks."
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- North Arlington Information & News ( Sponsored by the North Arlington Democratic Club )
- North Arlington High School Band