Ridgewood, New Jersey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Village
Village of Ridgewood
Downtown Ridgewood
Downtown Ridgewood
Map highlighting Ridgewood's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Map highlighting Ridgewood's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Ridgewood, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Ridgewood, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°58′54″N 74°06′49″W / 40.981591°N 74.113506°W / 40.981591; -74.113506Coordinates: 40°58′54″N 74°06′49″W / 40.981591°N 74.113506°W / 40.981591; -74.113506[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated November 20, 1894
Government[6]
 • Type Faulkner Act Council-Manager
 • Mayor Paul Aronsohn (term ends June 30, 2014)[3]
 • Manager Roberta Sonenfeld[4]
 • Clerk Heather Mailander[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 5.818 sq mi (15.069 km2)
 • Land 5.752 sq mi (14.898 km2)
 • Water 0.066 sq mi (0.172 km2)  1.14%
Area rank 263rd of 566 in state
8th of 70 in county[2]
Elevation [7] 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 24,958
 • Estimate (2013) 25,352[8]
 • Rank 99th of 566 in state
10th of 70 in county[12]
 • Density 4,339.0/sq mi (1,675.3/km2)
 • Density rank 136th of 566 in state
33rd of 70 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 07450-07452[13][14]
Area code(s) 201[15]
FIPS code 3400363000[16][2]
GNIS feature ID 0885369[17][2]
Website www.ridgewoodnj.net

Ridgewood is a village in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the village population was 24,958,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 22 (+0.1%) from the 24,936 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 784 (+3.2%) from the 24,152 counted in the 1990 Census.[18] Ridgewood is a suburban bedroom community of New York City, located approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Midtown Manhattan.

The Village of Ridgewood was created on November 20, 1894, with the same boundaries as Ridgewood Township. The Village became the municipal government while the Township remained as a school district.[19] In 1902, the village added portions of Orvil Township, which were returned to Orvil Township in 1915. In 1925, Ridgewood Village acquired area from Franklin Township (now Wyckoff). On February 9, 1971, Ridgewood Village acquired area from Washington Township. On May 28, 1974, it acquired area from Ho-Ho-Kus.[20]

In 1700, Johannes Van Emburgh built the first home in Ridgewood, having purchased a 250 acres (100 ha) property in 1698.[21]

Ridgewood was ranked 26th in Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" in America, 2011.[22]

Geography[edit]

Ridgewood is located at 40°58′54″N 74°06′49″W / 40.981591°N 74.113506°W / 40.981591; -74.113506 (40.981591,-74.113506). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village had a total area of 5.818 square miles (15.069 km2), of which, 5.752 square miles (14.898 km2) of it was land and 0.066 square miles (0.172 km2) of it (1.14%) was water.[1][2]

Ridgewood is adjacent to eight municipalities, seven in Bergen CountyParamus, Washington Township, Ho-Ho-Kus, Waldwick, Midland Park, Wyckoff and Glen Rock − and Hawthorne in Passaic County.

Climate data for Ridgewood, New Jersey
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 38
(3)
41
(5)
50
(10)
62
(17)
72
(22)
81
(27)
86
(30)
84
(29)
76
(24)
64
(18)
54
(12)
43
(6)
62.6
(16.9)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
22
(−6)
30
(−1)
40
(4)
50
(10)
60
(16)
65
(18)
63
(17)
55
(13)
42
(6)
34
(1)
25
(−4)
42.1
(5.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.58
(90.9)
2.86
(72.6)
4.11
(104.4)
4.36
(110.7)
4.20
(106.7)
4.42
(112.3)
4.52
(114.8)
3.88
(98.6)
4.78
(121.4)
4.32
(109.7)
4.09
(103.9)
4.02
(102.1)
49.14
(1,248.1)
Source: [23]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,047
1900 2,685 156.4%
1910 5,416 101.7%
1920 7,580 40.0%
1930 12,188 60.8%
1940 14,948 22.6%
1950 17,481 16.9%
1960 25,391 45.2%
1970 27,547 8.5%
1980 25,208 −8.5%
1990 24,152 −4.2%
2000 24,936 3.2%
2010 24,958 0.1%
Est. 2013 25,352 [8] 1.6%
Population sources:
1890-1920[24] 1890-1910[25]
1890-1930[26] 1900-2010[27][28]
2000[29][30] 2010[9][10][11]

Ridgewood ranked at #15 on Money Magazine's 2013 listing of the 25 top-earning towns in the USA.[31]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 24,958 people, 8,456 households, and 6,756 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,339.0 per square mile (1,675.3 /km2). There were 8,743 housing units at an average density of 1,520.0 per square mile (586.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 82.21% (20,518) White, 1.59% (398) Black or African American, 0.06% (16) Native American, 12.99% (3,242) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 1.06% (265) from other races, and 2.06% (515) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.27% (1,316) of the population.[9]

There were 8,456 households, of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% 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 3.34.[9]

In the village, 30.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $143,229 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,530) and the median family income was $172,825 (+/- $9,197). Males had a median income of $111,510 (+/- $12,513) versus $77,651 (+/- $9,008) for females. The per capita income for the village was $67,560 (+/- $3,740). About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.[32]

Same-sex couples headed 38 households in 2010, an increase from the 22 counted in 2000.[33]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 24,936 people, 8,603 households, and 6,779 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,308.9 people per square mile (1,662.8/km2). There were 8,802 housing units at an average density of 1,521.0 per square mile (587.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 87.82% White, 1.64% African American, 0.04% Native American, 8.67% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.78% of the population.[29][30]

There were 8,603 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.30.[29][30]

In the village, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.[29][30]

The median income for a household in the village was $104,286, and the median income for a family was $121,848. Males had a median income of $90,422 versus $50,248 for females. The per capita income for the village was $51,658. 3.0% of the population and 1.8% of families are below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.[29][30]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Ridgewood is governed within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under Council-Manager plan B, as implemented on July 1, 1970, by direct petition.[34] Under this form, the governing body consists of five council members who are responsible to hire and oversee a professional Village Manager who has full executive power for all departments. The government consists of five council members, with all positions elected at-large in nonpartisan elections to serve four-year terms on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election in even-numbered years on the second Tuesday in May. At a reorganization meeting held on July 1 after newly elected council members take office, the council chooses a mayor and deputy mayor from among its members, with the mayor presiding over Council meetings, but without any executive authority.[6]

The Village Council appoints a Village Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the Village, to handle personnel, citizen inquiries and complaints, and to handle the administrative duties of the Village. The Village Council passes local laws, makes appointments to various Boards and Committees, and awards various contracts for purchases of goods and services used by the Village. They also review, amend, and adopt the annual budget for the Village prepared by the Village Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

As of 2013, members of the Ridgewood Village Council are Mayor Paul Aronsohn (term on council ends June 30, 2016; term as mayor ends June 30, 2014), Deputy Mayor Albert Pucciarelli (2016), Gwenn Hauck (2016), Thomas M. Riche (2014) and Bernadette Walsh (2014).[35][36][37][38]

Of the 565 municipalities statewide, Ridgewood is one of only four municipalities in New Jersey with the village type of government, joining Loch Arbour, Ridgefield Park and South Orange.[39]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Ridgewood is located in the 5th Congressional District[40] and is part of New Jersey's 40th state legislative district.[10][41][42]

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township).[43] 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)[44][45] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[46][47]

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).[48] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[49] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[50]

Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders.[51] The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014).[52] 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.[53] As of 2014, Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn),[54] Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee),[55] Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2016; River Edge),[56] Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2016; Franklin Lakes),[57] Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington)[58] James J. Tedesco, III (D, 2015; Paramus)[59] and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes).[60][61] Countywide constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale),[62] Sheriff Michael Saudino (R),[63] Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill)[64][65][51]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 15,983 registered voters in Ridgewood, of which 4,727 (29.6% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 4,125 (25.8% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 7,118 (44.5% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 13 voters registered to other parties.[66] Among the village's 2010 Census population, 64.0% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 92.4% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).[66][67]

In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 6,181 votes here (50.5% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 5,852 votes (47.8% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 130 votes (1.1% vs. 0.9%), among the 12,232 ballots cast by the village's 17,124 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.4% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County).[68][69] In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 7,387 votes here (55.5% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 5,743 votes (43.2% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 80 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 13,306 ballots cast by the village's 16,867 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.9% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County).[70][71] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 6,656 votes here (50.7% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 6,357 votes (48.4% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 94 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 13,141 ballots cast by the village's 16,325 registered voters, for a turnout of 80.5% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).[72]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 4,192 votes here (48.8% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 3,885 votes (45.3% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 423 votes (4.9% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 44 votes (0.5% vs. 0.5%), among the 8,582 ballots cast by the village's 16,509 registered voters, yielding a 52.0% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).[73]

Education[edit]

The Ridgewood Public Schools consist of nine public schools and two additional school facilities, which house a pre-school program operated through the district and a private day care center. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[74]) are Glen School[75] (Pre-School and Private Day Care Center), six K-5 elementary schools – Henrietta Hawes Elementary School[76] (400), Orchard Elementary School[77] (339), Ridge Elementary School[78] (493), Irwin B. Somerville Elementary School[79] (501), Ira W. Travell Elementary School[80] (392) and Willard Elementary School[81] (485) – Benjamin Franklin Middle School[82] (689) and George Washington Middle School[83] (663) for grades 6-8 and Ridgewood High School[84] (1,668) for grades 9-12.[85] The high school was the 28th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 20th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[86]

According to the New Jersey Department of Education, Ridgewood is a socioeconomic District Factor Group of J, the highest of eight categories.[87] The Ridgewood Public Schools is the largest school district in Bergen County, with an enrollment of 5,730 students as of the 2010-11 school year.[88]

Public school students from the village, 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.[89][90]

The Holmstead School serves students of high school age with high intellectual potential who have not succeeded in traditional school settings. Students are placed in the school by referral from their home public school districts, with tuition paid for by the school district.[91]

Pre-schools in Ridgewood include West Side Presbyterian, First Presbyterian School and the Montessori Learning Center.

Local media[edit]

The village of Ridgewood is served by two weekly community newspapers – The Ridgewood News and the Ridgewood Suburban News. The papers are published by North Jersey Media Group. The daily newspaper for the region is The Record which is also published by North Jersey Media Group. The company's website, NorthJersey.com, has a Ridgewood town page that includes local coverage from all three of these papers. Patch Media provides Ridgewood with its own daily news website, which offers news, events, announcements and Local Voices.[92]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of 2010, the village had a total of 94.70 miles (152.40 km) of roadways, of which 79.79 miles (128.41 km) were maintained by the municipality, 13.77 miles (22.16 km) by Bergen County, and 1.14 miles (1.83 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[93] Major roads that pass through Ridgewood include New Jersey Route 17, Franklin Turnpike, and County Route 507 (Maple Avenue).

Public transportation[edit]

The Ridgewood train station[94] is served by the New Jersey Transit Main Line as well as the Bergen County Line.[95] The station features three platforms. The first is for all trains headed south toward Hoboken Terminal. The second is for Bergen County Line trains headed in the same direction, and the third is for Main Line trains headed toward Suffern and Port Jervis. NJTransit trains on both the Bergen and the Main Lines go to Hoboken, stopping at Secaucus Junction, for transfers to trains to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan and other destinations served by the station. Parking is limited near the Ridgewood train station. There are usually taxicabs available right at the train station, as the taxi building is on the northbound platform.

New Jersey Transit buses in Ridgewood include the 148, 163 and 164 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, the 175 to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, and local service offered on the 722 (to Paramus Park and Paterson), 746 (to Paterson, as Ridgewood is its terminus) and 752 (to Hackensack) routes.[96] Except for the 148 route, all the others stop at NJT's Ridgewood Bus Terminal on Van Neste Square.

Short Line offers service along Route 17 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, as well as to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station and down the East Side on Manhattan to 23rd Street.[97]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Ridgewood include:

Historic sites[edit]

Ridgewood is home to the following locations on the National Register of Historic Places:[181]

Points of Interest[edit]

  • Warner Theater - a Bow Tie Cinema located on East Ridgewood Avenue.[182]
  • Graydon Park - a park located between Linwood Avenue and North Maple Avenue, including a pool, baseball field, soccer field, and roller rink.[183]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 14, 2013.
  3. ^ 2013 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Administration - Village Manager, Village of Ridgewood. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  5. ^ Administration - Village Clerk, Village of Ridgewood. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  6. ^ a b 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 169.
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Village of Ridgewood, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 11, 2013.
  8. ^ a b PEPANNRES - Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 - 2013 Population Estimates for New Jersey municipalities, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 18, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Ridgewood village, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 30, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c d Municipalities Grouped by 2011-2020 Legislative Districts, New Jersey Department of State, p. 16. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Ridgewood village, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed January 30, 2012.
  12. ^ a b GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  13. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Ridgewood, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 29, 2011.
  14. ^ Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  15. ^ Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Ridgewood, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  16. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  17. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  18. ^ Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  19. ^ Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 85. Accessed January 30, 2012.
  20. ^ Bergen County New Jersey Municipalities, Dutch Door Genealogy. Accessed March 14, 2006.
  21. ^ History of the Village of Ridgewood, Ridgewood Public Library. Accessed July 27, 2011.
  22. ^ Staff. Best Places to Live 2011: #26 Ridgewood, NJ, CNNMoney.com. Accessed November 6, 2011.
  23. ^ "Monthly Averages for Ridgewood, NJ - 07451". Weather.com. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  24. ^ Compendium of censuses 1726-1905: together with the tabulated returns of 1905, New Jersey Department of State, 1906. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  25. ^ Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910: Population by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions, 1910, 1900, 1890, United States Census Bureau, p. 335. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  26. ^ Fifteenth Census of the United States : 1930 - Population Volume I, United States Census Bureau, p. 712. Accessed December 25, 2011.
  27. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 2, 2009. Accessed December 25, 2011.
  28. ^ Historical Population Trends In Bergen County (1900 - 2010), Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  29. ^ a b c d e Census 2000 Profiles of Demographic / Social / Economic / Housing Characteristics for Ridgewood village, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  30. ^ a b c d e DP-1: Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 - Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Ridgewood village, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  31. ^ Staff. "25 top-earning towns: 15. Ridgewood, NJ", CNN /Money (magazine), August 7, 2008. Accessed December 20, 2013.
  32. ^ DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for Ridgewood village, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 30, 2012.
  33. ^ Lipman, Harvy; and Sheingold, Dave. "North Jersey sees 30% growth in same-sex couples", The Record (Bergen County), August 14, 2011. Accessed March 13, 2013.
  34. ^ "The Faulkner Act: New Jersey's Optional Municipal Charter Law", New Jersey State League of Municipalities, July 2007. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  35. ^ Council and Mayor, Village of Ridgewood. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  36. ^ 2013 Municipal Data Sheet, Village of Ridgewood. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  37. ^ Bergen County Directory 2012-2013, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  38. ^ Amos, Darius. "Ridgewood election winners discuss results", The Ridgewood News, May 10, 2012. Accessed October 2, 2013. "Paul Aronsohn's decision to align with two newcomers ruffled some feathers last week, but 66 percent of Ridgewood's voters thought it was not necessarily a bad thing. The incumbent easily won another four-year term on the governing body, carrying an election-high 2,479 votes. The electorate also gave nods to first-time candidates Albert Pucciarelli (2,078) and Gwenn Hauck (1,727), both of whom earned Aronsohn's personal endorsement at a candidates' forum earlier this month."
  39. ^ Karcher, Alan J. New Jersey's Multiple Municipal Madness, p. 119. Rutgers University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8135-2566-7. Accessed July 27, 2011.
  40. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  41. ^ 2012 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, p. 63, New Jersey League of Women Voters. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  42. ^ Districts by Number for 2011-2020, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  43. ^ Directory of Representatives: New Jersey, United States House of Representatives. Accessed January 5, 2012.
  44. ^ Cory A. Booker, United States Senate. Accessed November 5, 2013.
  45. ^ Nutt, Amy Ellis (October 31, 2013). "Booker is officially a U.S. senator after being sworn in". NJ.com/Associated Press. Accessed October 31, 2013.
  46. ^ Biography of Bob Menendez, United States Senate. Accessed November 5, 2013. "He currently lives in North Bergen and has two children, Alicia and Robert."
  47. ^ Senators of the 113th Congress from New Jersey. United States Senate. Accessed November 5, 2013.
  48. ^ Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 11, 2012.
  49. ^ "About the Governor". State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  50. ^ "About the Lieutenant Governor". State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  51. ^ a b 2014 County and Municipal Directory, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  52. ^ County Executive, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014
  53. ^ Freeholders, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  54. ^ David L. Ganz, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  55. ^ Joan M. Voss, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  56. ^ John A. Felice, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  57. ^ Maura R. DeNicola, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  58. ^ Steve Tanelli, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  59. ^ James, J. Tedesco, III, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  60. ^ Tracy Silna Zur, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  61. ^ Freeholder Board, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  62. ^ About the Clerk, Bergen County Clerk. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  63. ^ About Sheriff Michael Saudino, Bergen County Sheriff's Office. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  64. ^ Michael R. Dressler, Bergen County Surrogate's Court. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  65. ^ Constitutional Officers, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed July 15, 2014.
  66. ^ a b Voter Registration Summary - Bergen, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, March 23, 2011. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  67. ^ GCT-P7: Selected Age Groups: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision; 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  68. ^ Presidential November 6, 2012 General Election Results - Bergen County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, March 15, 2013. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  69. ^ Number of Registered Voters and Ballots Cast November 6, 2012 General Election Results - Bergen County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, March 15, 2013. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  70. ^ 2008 Presidential General Election Results: Bergen County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 23, 2008. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  71. ^ 2008 General Election Results for Ridgewood, The Record (Bergen County). Accessed July 27, 2011.
  72. ^ 2004 Presidential Election: Bergen County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 13, 2004. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  73. ^ 2009 Governor: Bergen County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 31, 2009. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  74. ^ School Data for the Ridgewood Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  75. ^ Glen School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  76. ^ Henrietta Hawes Elementary School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  77. ^ Orchard Elementary School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  78. ^ Ridge Elementary School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  79. ^ Irwin B. Somerville Elementary School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  80. ^ Ira W. Travell Elementary School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  81. ^ Willard Elementary School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  82. ^ Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  83. ^ George Washington Middle School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  84. ^ Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood Public Schools. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  85. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Ridgewood Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 2, 2013.
  86. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  87. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education, dated August 16, 2004. Accessed December 20, 2013.
  88. ^ School District Search: New Jersey / Bergen County, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 20, 2013.
  89. ^ About Us, Bergen County Technical Schools. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  90. ^ Admissions, Bergen County Technical Schools. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  91. ^ About Us, The Holmstead School. Accessed June 16, 2008.
  92. ^ Ridgewood.patch.com, Patch Media. Accessed October 13, 2013.
  93. ^ Bergen County Mileage by Municipality and Jurisdiction, New Jersey Department of Transportation, May 2010. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  94. ^ Ridgewood Station, New Jersey Transit. Accessed October 13, 2013.
  95. ^ Main/Bergen-Port Jervis Line, New Jersey Transit. Accessed October 13, 2013.
  96. ^ Routes by County: Bergen County, New Jersey Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 22, 2009. Accessed July 27, 2011.
  97. ^ Available Schedules from Ridgewood, NJ to New York, NY, Short Line. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  98. ^ Idec, Keith. "Ridgewood's Joe Antonacci inducted into New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame", The Record (Bergen County), November 9, 2012. Accessed December 15, 2013. "Only now, the lifelong Ridgewood resident is part of the show. Antonacci, 52, has become one of the sport’s most recognizable and respected ring announcers, a true professional whose contributions to boxing were acknowledged Thursday night when he was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame."
  99. ^ Sartor, Michelle. "Giant From Ridgewood Surprises Students: David Baas and two New York Giant teammates visited Westwood Jr./Sr. High School Tuesday to promote physical fitness", RidgewoodPatch, September 14, 2011. Accessed January 17, 2012. "Ridgewood resident and New York Giant David Baas and two teammates gave eighth-graders at Westwood Jr./Sr. High School quite a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon when they appeared on the new football field to join in on a phys-ed class."
  100. ^ Staff. "Gen. Adam Badeau Dead", New York Times, March 21, 1895. Accessed October 2, 2013. "RIDGEWOOD, N.J., March 20. -- Brigadier-Gen. Adam Badeau died suddenly last night."
  101. ^ Mitchell, Sarah; Tootill, Elizabeth; and Gjertsen, Derek. Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Second Edition, p. 48. CRC Press, 1994. ISBN 9780750302876. Accessed December 15, 2013. "BAKKER, Robert (b. 1945; Ridgewood, New Jersey) American paleontologist"
  102. ^ Rosen, Jody. "MUSIC; Rapping in Whiteface (for Laughs)", The New York Times, April 23, 2000. Accessed September 27, 2012. "MC PAUL BARMAN, a 25-year-old Brown University graduate from Ridgewood, N.J., is pioneering a new hip-hop persona: the rapper as schlemiel."
  103. ^ Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston. All the Days of My Life: an Autobiography: The Red Leaves of a Human Heart, p. 306. D. Appleton and Company, 1913. Accessed December 15, 2013. "trunks go Ridgewood I shall not detain my readers long with my New Jersey experiences. I was in Ridgewood nineteen weary months, but to the last Mr. Libbey's kindness."
  104. ^ Senior Watch, Northwestern University. Accessed December 15, 2013. "'It occurred to me that someone was getting paid to go to every game and tell thousands of people what was happening,' says the Medill School of Journalism senior from Ridgewood, N.J."
  105. ^ Davis, Erik. Dhttp://news.moviefone.com/2007/08/10/interview-rocket-science-director-jeffrey-blitz/ "Interview: Rocket Science Director Jeffrey Blitz"], Moviefone, August 10, 2007. Accessed December 15, 2013. "I grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, which is north of New York. But I moved it to Plainsboro because I felt it was more interesting for them to kind of orbit around a dead city in Trenton."
  106. ^ Staff. "Bouton, a 21-Game Winner, Spurns Yanks' First Offer", The New York Times, February 13, 1964. Accessed November 4, 2012. "The New York Yankees have a holdout. He is Jim Bouton, the 25-year-old pitcher from Ridgewood, N.J., who won 21 games for the American League champions last season."
  107. ^ Staff. " Ridgewood: From the Lawns to the Heights; With 25,000 residents, the village is known for its bustling downtown, its convenient transportation for commuters, its quality schools and its wealth of cultural and recreational activities.", Insiders Guide to North Jersey. Accessed December 15, 2013. "It is also home to mystery writer Harlan Coben, former New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles, and senior correspondent for Fox News Channel Brenda Buttner."
  108. ^ Staff. "'Empire’s Got Talent': Bergen native Martha Byrne holds one night only event", Bergen.com, November 8, 2011. Accessed December 20, 2013. "Waldwick native and Ridgewood resident Martha Byrne held an “Empire’s Got Talent” event last night in New York City."
  109. ^ Kleimann, James. "Governor Appoints Ridgewood's Todd Caliguire to Investigations Commission; Christie names former gubernatorial candidate to a seat on the bipartisan New Jersey State Commission of Investigation for the rest of 2011.", Ridgewood-GlenRockPatch, February 19, 2011. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  110. ^ Staff. "Peter Carlisle officially Honolulu’s 13th mayor, says rail is a priority", The Hawaii Independent, October 12, 2010. Accessed December 20, 2013. "Prior to running for mayor, Carlisle served for 14 years as Honolulu’s elected Prosecutor. He was born in 1952 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UCLA School of Law."
  111. ^ "Curatorial Lecture: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev", Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Accessed December 15, 2013. "A curator and writer, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (b. Ridgewood, NJ, 1957) is the Artistic Director of documenta (13), 2012."
  112. ^ "Book looks at what drives teens JERSEY INK", The Star-Ledger, May 25, 2006. "Coben, who was born in Newark and grew up in Livingston, graduating from Livingston High School, has relatives in Livingston and often goes there. He has lived in Ridgewood since 1992."
  113. ^ Finn, obin. "Local Writer, Worldwide Following", The New York Times, April 2, 2009. Accessed January 30, 2012. "The writer Harlan Coben and his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben, a pediatrician, at their home in Ridgewood, N.J."
  114. ^ "The Takeover: Ridgewood Salon owner, Tabatha Coffey, gets new show on Bravo", (201) magazine, April 5, 2011. Accessed July 27, 2011.
  115. ^ Boroson, Warren. "How to plan for a disaster; Terrorist expert Leonard Cole of Ridgewood offers advice in ‘fine new book’ ", Jewish Standard, November 16, 2012. Accessed December 15, 2013. "Cole, a Ph.D. and DDS, is an adjunct professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark and director of the program on terror medicine and security at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of the New Jersey Center for Biodefense. A resident of Ridgewood, he is a former president of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey."
  116. ^ Brock, Corey. "Oh, Doctor! Coleman synonymous with Padres; In 40th year as radio voice of club, 'The Colonel' to be honored on Saturday", Major League Baseball, September 13, 2012. Accessed July 30, 2013. "Coleman started out calling the national game of the week for CBS, but he began calling Yankees game in 1963. Working and living in New York, Coleman said, was intense. He lived in Ridgewood, N.J., which was '19.9 miles from Yankee Stadium, but a million miles from New York.'"
  117. ^ Assembly Member Christopher J. Connors, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 9, 2007.
  118. ^ O'Donnell, Chuck. "Ridgewood native yields to her love of romance novels", The Record (Bergen County), February 21, 2010. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  119. ^ Kislevitz, Gail. "Racing legend from Ridgewood honored at 10K race in Central Park", The Ridgewood News, July 12, 2013. "Ridgewood’s own running legend, Toshiko d’Elia, was honored at the historic all-women’s race called the Mini 10K (6.2 miles) in New York’s Central Park on June 8."
  120. ^ Lee, Linda. "A NIGHT OUT WITH: Meghan Daum; No Escaping the City", The New York Times, June 1, 2003. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Among the crowd were chums from her days at Vassar and from the M.F.A. writing program at Columbia, and her parents. (She grew up in Ridgewood, N.J.)"
  121. ^ Staff. "Barbara Demick Named Seoul Bureau Chief", Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2001. Accessed November 3, 2012. "A native of Ridgewood, N.J., Demick earned a bachelor's degree in economic history from Yale University and completed the Bagehot Fellowship in economic and business journalism at Columbia University."
  122. ^ About Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy. Accessed November 3, 2012. "Demick grew up in Ridgewood, N.J. She is currently the Los Angeles Times’ bureau chief in Beijing."
  123. ^ Todd Demsey, PGA Tour. Accessed December 15, 2013.
  124. ^ Stout, david. "Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr., 76, Who Helped Save the Meadowlands", The New York Times, October 17, 1996. Accessed December 15, 2013. "Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr., a businessman, philanthropist and former New Jersey State Senator who was instrumental in preserving the Hackensack Meadowlands, died on Saturday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.... He also had a home in Ridgewood, N.J."
  125. ^ The 50 Greatest New Jersey Sports Figures, Sports Illustrated, December 27, 1999.
  126. ^ Wertheim, Margaret. "SCIENTIST AT WORK -- Niles Eldredge; Bursts of Cornets and Evolution Bring Harmony to Night and Day", The New York Times, March 9, 2004. Accessed January 30, 2012. "By his own admission, Dr. Niles Eldredge is a pretty mediocre horn player. Tootling on a cornet in his living room in Ridgewood, N.J., he pumps out a few bars of Bach, then puts down the instrument with a good-natured sigh."
  127. ^ Romano, Jay. "On the Road With Cary Edwards", The New York Times, April 25, 1993. Accessed December 16, 2013. "W. Cary Edwards, 48, was born in Ridgewood and grew up in Bergen County. When he was 11 years old, his parents separated, and he moved with his mother, Virginia, and a brother and a sister to East Paterson."
  128. ^ Pennington, Bill. "Homesick Punter Rejoins Giants", The New York Times, August 23, 2006. Accessed July 27, 2011. "“I told the Giants I was unofficially retired,” said Feagles, who then sold his house in Ridgewood, N.J., and bought a new one in Arizona."
  129. ^ VARIAN FRY: the artists’ Schindler, Jewish Standard, June 8, 2006.
  130. ^ "A Neighborhood Mourns: Commentary By CBS News Correspondent Bill Geist", CBS News. Accessed October 1, 2007. "Ridgewood, New Jersey, is a small community of old homes, old trees, old values. It’s where I live."
  131. ^ "Don't Panic: The case against fleeing Iraq. Plus New Jersey's Senate race and more.", The Wall Street Journal OpinionJournal.com, October 30, 2006. Accessed September 26, 2007. "Henninger: ... I used to live in Ridgewood, N.J., a town of about 35,000 people."
  132. ^ Waldstein, David. "Young Talent Promises to Rekindle Mets-Braves Rivalry", The New York Times, March 2, 2010. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Born in Ridgewood, N.J., in 1989, Heyward moved with his family to Macon, Ga., where he grew up a fan of the Yankees for two reasons..."
  133. ^ Herzog, Laura. "Ridgewood honors jazz great who went to RHS", The Ridgewood News, April 15, 2013. Accessed December 5, 2013. "Another name recognized by many serious musicians was former Ridgewood resident Sonny Igoe, who died last spring at age 88. A 1939 Ridgewood High School (RHS) 'distinguished alumni' graduate, Igoe was one of America's great big band drummers, who even played with the 'King of Swing' himself, Benny Goodman."
  134. ^ Biography, Cosmo Jarvis - Bigger Thinker. Accessed December 16, 2013. "Born to an Armenian/American mother and a British father, Cosmo Harrison Krikoryan Jarvis began life in Ridgewood, New Jersey."
  135. ^ Staff. "New Voice; Opera announcer with a New Jersey accent", The Record (Bergen County), October 5, 2004. Accessed December 20, 2013. "In the world of opera, Margaret Juntwait, born and raised in Ridgewood and Upper Saddle River, has certainly achieved an enviable position. The Metropolitan Opera announced that the WNYC-FM classical music host with the seductively smooth voice will announce Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera."
  136. ^ Wakin, Daniel J. "Met Picks New Voice For Opera Broadcasts", The New York Times, September 29, 2004. Accessed December 20, 2013. "Ms. Juntwait, 47, was brought up in Ridgewood and Upper Saddle River, N.J., and went to work at WNYC in 1991. She lives in the Inwood section of Manhattan."
  137. ^ Heller, Steven. "Jay Kennedy, 50, an Editor and Scholar of Comic Strips, Is Dead", The New York Times, March 19, 2007. Accessed December 16, 2013. "Born in Toledo, Ohio, and reared in Ridgewood, N.J., Mr. Kennedy dated his interest in drawing and comics back to his boyhood memories of Tintin."
  138. ^ Kim, Peter S. "MY FIRST JOB; Howdy, Buckaroo, Here's Your Apron", The New York Times, March 11, 2011. Accessed July 27, 2011. "My mother was a single parent and worked hard to make ends meet. I realized that in order to attend college, I would have to get a job. A Roy Rogers restaurant was opening near Ridgewood, N.J., my hometown, and I was hired on the spot to work there."
  139. ^ RHS Distinguished Alumni
  140. ^ Blum, Ronald. "Former MLB commissioner Bowie Kuhn dead at 80", USA Today, March 16, 2007. Accessed March 10, 2008. "He sold his house in Ridgewood, N.J., and moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, where his home was shielded from bankruptcy proceedings."
  141. ^ Harper, Christine. "A Conversation with Jeffrey M. Lacker", Council on Foreign Relations, May 9, 2013. Accessed April 17, 2014. "It's delightful to be back in New York. I grew up just over the river, Ridgewood, New Jersey, and -- son's here, had dinner with my son last night and was treated to just an exceptional flight in over Lower Manhattan last night."
  142. ^ Via Associated Press. "Laga keeps job with Tigers", Spokane Chronicle, March 24, 1986. Accessed September 27, 2012. "A first baseman, he has hit 100 homers in the last four years, but also has struck out 449 times. it's a funny business, baseball," the 25-year-old native of Ridgewood, NJ said."
  143. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 653. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 
  144. ^ Buckley, Michael. "STAGE TO SCREENS: Robert Sean Leonard, David Javerbaum, Plus a Look at Fall TV", Playbill, June 1, 2008. Accessed June 2, 2008. "He grew up in Ridgewood, NJ, and attended Ridgewood High. Later on, he took classes at Columbia and Fordham Universities."
  145. ^ Duggan, Amelia; and Spelling, Ian. "Big Name, 'Small' Start: Famous people who entered the world in Bergen", Bergen.com, May 9, 2012. Accessed December 16, 2013. "RIDGEWOOD: Martha Byrne, Jason Heyward, Alfred Lutter III, Jeff Nordling, Tara Reid, Charlie Tahan, Daisy Tahan"
  146. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "Professional juggler", The Record (Bergen County), November 13, 2005. Accessed September 27, 2012. "'I'm sort of half in one world, half in the other at this point of the day,' says MacCallum, a Wyckoff native who has lived in Ridgewood since her elder son was 2 weeks old."
  147. ^ HERBERT F MADDALENE, RIDGEWOOD, NJ, Massachusetts Licensing Agency. Accessed December 16, 2013.
  148. ^ Herzog, Laura. "Jeopardy winner from Ridgewood nurtures younger scholars", The Ridgewood News, January 25, 2013. Accessed December 16, 2013.
  149. ^ Staff. "Rangers Notes", The Record (Bergen County), February 28, 2007. Accessed December 20, 2013. "The Rangers swapped defensemen with the Boston Bruins about two hours before Tuesday's 3 p.m. trading deadline, getting Ridgewood-born Paul Mara in return for maligned blueliner Aaron Ward."
  150. ^ Paul Mara player profile, ESPN.com. Accessed December 20, 2013.
  151. ^ U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet: Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Jr., Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, April 17, 2012. Accessed December 20,2013. "Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Jr., whose memory was preserved by the naming of McGuire AFB, was born in Ridgewood, N.J., Aug. 1, 1920."
  152. ^ Crossette, Barbara. "Richard Muenz", The New York Times, July 25, 1980. Accessed December 16, 2013. "Richard Muenz was born in 1948 in Hartford and grew up around Ridgewood, N.J.... He went on to Ridgewood High School, where he played and sang in school productions."
  153. ^ Bonko, Larry. "'Twas a Good Year for Muniz", The Virginian-Pilot, December 22, 2000. Accessed November 6, 2011. "If you're Frankie Muniz... You earn more money than many of the grown-ups in your hometown of Ridgewood, N.J."
  154. ^ Kleimann, James. "Ridgewood Native Kim Ng Could be Baseball's First Female GM; ESPN's Buster Olney reports Angels interviewing Ng", Ridgewood-GlenRockPatch, October 20, 2011. Accessed December 16, 2013. "ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that Ridgewood HS grad Kim Ng could be the first woman to break the glass ceiling in baseball."
  155. ^ Staff. "Senses Fail performs two area shows", The Record (Bergen County), November 23, 2010. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Senses Fail frontman and Ridgewood native James 'Buddy' Nielsen knows he's indebted to his hometown for leading him to his calling in music. Just not in the way you might think."
  156. ^ Tom Nolan: PressCenter, Golf World
  157. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "SEX, LIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS -- Bergen County native’s ‘Dirt’ character reaps what he sows"", The Record (Bergen County), January 1, 2007. Accessed December 20, 2013. "Nordling was born 3,000 miles from the craziness, at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, and grew up mostly in Washington Township (in the only house on the town's Times Square)."
  158. ^ Collins, Huntly. "Helen O'bannon, 49; Served State And Penn As A Top Administrator", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 20, 1988. Accessed December 16, 2013. "Born in Ridgewood, N.J., Mrs. O'Bannon graduated with honors from Wellesley College in 1961."
  159. ^ Stephenson, Madeline. "Evanka Osmak: Courting Success", City Life magazine, January 25, 2013. Accessed December 16, 2013. "Persistent Osmak, who was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, relentlessly sent her demo tape to stations across North America."
  160. ^ Joan Ostling, ObitsForLife.com. Accessed September 27, 2012. "OSTLING, Joan K. (nee Kerns) 69, of Ridgewood, a writer and college teacher, died of breast cancer on January 11."
  161. ^ McCall, Tris. "Ridgewood rocks: A slew of hot indie bands have roots in Bergen town", The Star-Ledger, August 1, 2010. Accessed November 28, 2012. "Guitarist and singer Cassie Ramone, a Ridgewood High School graduate who fronts the popular Vivian Girls, says that her parents moved to the Bergen County suburb to take advantage of the schools."
  162. ^ McCall, Tris. "Ridgewood rocks: A slew of hot indie bands have roots in Bergen town", The Star-Ledger, August 1, 2010. Accessed July 27, 2011. "Al-Rawi turned the attic of his mother’s house into a studio, and there he recorded the debut album by Real Estate, Ridgewood’s best-known musical export."
  163. ^ Staff. "REMINGTON DENIED LINK TO RED SPIES; Former Federal Economist Was Serving 3-Year Term on Perjury Charges", The New York Times, November 25, 1954. Accessed July 27, 2011. "Remington was reared in Ridgewood, N. J."
  164. ^ Klapisch, Bob. "Devils announcer Glenn "Chico" Resch reminisces on hockey and life in Bergen", (201) Magazine, December 15, 2010. Accessed October 13, 2013. "Today, he resides in Lyndhurst, before that Little Ferry, and back in his playing days, when he was making the daily commute to the Meadowlands, Resch nestled into the fabric of everyday life in Ridgewood, which he says, 'made me feel like I was in the heartland of America.'"
  165. ^ Yorio, Kara. "Former Yankee Bobby Richardson signing new book in Ridgewood", The Record (Bergen County), September 18, 2012. Accessed July 30, 2013. "Former Yankee second-baseman Bobby Richardson and his family spent 10 summers living in Ridgewood during his playing career. The village is important to him, a place of some happy memories for a young and growing family."
  166. ^ Levinson, Peter J. "September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle", via Google Books, p. 19. "Ridgewood is another of the upper-middle-class bedroom communities of New York.... Nelson and Leonard lived on the east side of town."
  167. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Accessed October 2, 2013. "Eric Scott Rosengren was born on June 3, 1957, in Ridgewood, New Jersey."
  168. ^ Staff. "BRIEFING: POLITICS; ROUKEMA RETIRING", The New York Times, November 11, 2001. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Representative Marge Roukema, a leading voice in the Republican Party's moderate wing since her election in 1980, said last week that she would retire after her current term. Ms. Roukema, 72, of Ridgewood, is the longest-serving woman in Congress."
  169. ^ Kieran Scott, Teenreads.com. Accessed December 1, 2012. "A Jersey-girl through and through, Kieran grew up in Montvale, New Jersey, and attended Pascack Hills High School where she was a cheerleader, singer, actress and occasionally a student. She attended Rutgers University, graduated with a double-major in English and Journalism and now resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey in her very own bachelorette pad."
  170. ^ Staff. "GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC'S SEBRA LATEST ADDITION TO THE STAFF", Philadelphia Daily News, September 2, 1988. Accessed January 29, 2011.
  171. ^ a b Leonard, Tom. "Ridgewood teens knew Sparks before her fame ignited", The Record (Bergen County), May 21, 2007. Accessed December 20, 2013. "Her family lived in Ridgewood during the eight seasons her father, Phillipi [sic], played with the Giants. The family moved to Arizona when Phillipi retired."
  172. ^ Amodio, Joseph V. "Fast Chat: Jordin Sparks discusses life on Broadway", Newsday, October 14, 2010. Accessed January 30, 2012. "You used to live out here in the '90s, when your dad, Phillippi Sparks, played cornerback for the New York Giants. What stands out from that time? We lived a few years in Ridgewood, New Jersey. I walked to school. My dad sometimes would say, 'OK, I'm gonna drive you and your brother today.' But instead of school, he'd take us to Giants Stadium."
  173. ^ Litsky, Frank. "PLUS: LACROSSE; Princeton to Face Johns Hopkins Next", The New York Times, May 25, 2002. Accessed January 30, 2012. "Syracuse has skilled attackers in the sophomore Mike Powell and the senior Josh Coffman, both from Carthage, N.Y., and the junior Michael Springer of Ridgewood, N.J."
  174. ^ Levin, Jay. "Actor Wayne Tippit dies at 76; longtime Ridgewood resident", The Record (Bergen County), September 4, 2009. Accessed December 20, 2013. "Wayne Tippit, a ruggedly handsome character actor who appeared on television's Melrose Place and in New York stage productions during a career that spanned a half-century, died last Friday in Los Angeles. The former Ridgewood resident was 76."
  175. ^ Staff. "Tarzan of Tarzana", Daily News of Los Angeles, April 22, 1998. Accessed July 27, 2011. "When I was growing up in Ridgewood, NJ, we lived on Van Dien Avenue, which was named after my great-great-great grandfather."
  176. ^ Casper Van Dien Official Website, accessed January 30, 2007.
  177. ^ Kobel, Peter. "Percussionist Van Tieghem Hears A Different Drum", Chicago Tribune, August 18, 1987. Accessed October 29, 2012. "Van Tieghem -- tall, angular and soft-spoken -- grew up in Ridgewood, N.J., and now lives in downtown Manhattan. He played in a number of rock bands in high school and then studied percussion at the Manhattan School of Music."
  178. ^ Staff. "An unusual trio summons its own music", The Star-Ledger, March 26, 2009. Accessed November 4, 2012. "Wagner, of Ridgewood, won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1999 for her Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion."
  179. ^ Weber, Bruce. "Douglas Watt, New York Theater Critic, Dies at 95", The New York Times, October 2, 2009. Accessed July 27, 2011. "Douglas Benjamin Watt was born in the Bronx on Jan. 20, 1914, and he grew up in Hackensack and Ridgewood, N. J. His father was a structural engineer. He sped through high school and entered Cornell University in his middle teens, graduating at 19."
  180. ^ Senator Bill P. Wielechowski, Project Vote Smart. Accessed March 8, 2008.
  181. ^ NEW JERSEY - Bergen County, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed January 30, 2012.
  182. ^ "Warner Theater". Bow Tie Cinemas. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  183. ^ "Graydon Pool". Village of Ridgewood. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]