Saddle River, New Jersey
|Saddle River, New Jersey|
|Borough of Saddle River|
Map highlighting Saddle River's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Saddle River, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||November 22, 1894|
|Named for||The Saddle River|
|• Mayor||Samuel S. Raia (R, term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator||Charles Cuccia|
|• Clerk||Marie Elena Macari|
|• Total||4.980 sq mi (12.896 km2)|
|• Land||4.924 sq mi (12.752 km2)|
|• Water||0.056 sq mi (0.144 km2) 1.12%|
|Area rank||276th of 566 in state
13th of 70 in county
|Elevation||184 ft (56 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2013)||3,198|
|• Rank||447th of 566 in state
65th of 70 in county
|• Density||640.2/sq mi (247.2/km2)|
|• Density rank||421st of 566 in state
67th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885384|
Saddle River is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,152, reflecting a decline of 49 (-1.5%) from the 3,201 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 251 (+8.5%) from the 2,950 counted in the 1990 Census.
Saddle River is one of the wealthiest small municipalities in the United States and ranked 9th in New Jersey in per capita income as of the 2010 Census. Based on 1989 per capita income, Saddle River was ranked the richest suburb in the nation among those with 2,500 or more people. The borough ranked 28th as of the 2000 Census among the 100 highest-income places in the United States (with at least 1,000 households).
Saddle River was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 22, 1894, from portions of Orvil Township, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier. The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone. Saddle River's referendum passed on November 19, one day before the referendum passed for the formation of the neighboring borough of Upper Saddle River.
Despite being fairly close to Manhattan, a bucolic atmosphere pervades in town, due in part to a minimum zoning requirement of 2 acres (0.0081 km2) for homes. The borough contains both newer mansions and stately older homes on vast tracts of land, many of the properties contain horses. It is a dry town, where alcohol cannot be sold.
Saddle River is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.98 square miles (12.896 km2), of which, 4.924 square miles (12.752 km2) of it was land and 0.056 square miles (0.144 km2) of it (1.12%) was water.(41.023696,-74.092553). According to the
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,152 people, 1,216 households, and 893.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 640.2 per square mile (247.2/km2). There were 1,341 housing units at an average density of 272.4 per square mile (105.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.71% (2,670) White, 2.09% (66) Black or African American, 0.10% (3) Native American, 9.42% (297) Asian, 0.06% (2) Pacific Islander, 1.17% (37) from other races, and 2.44% (77) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.14% (162) of the population.
There were 1,216 households, of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the borough, 21.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.5 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $97,197 (with a margin of error of +/- $48,774) and the median family income was $162,500 (+/- $61,174). Males had a median income of $162,740 (+/- $30,154) versus $56,339 (+/- $25,675) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $86,812 (+/- $16,562). About 0.9% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,201 people, 1,118 households, and 926 families residing in the borough. The population density was 642.6 people per square mile (248.2/km2). There were 1,183 housing units at an average density of 237.5 per square mile (91.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.85% White, 0.75% African American, 7.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.
There were 1,118 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the borough the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $134,289, and the median income for a family was $152,169. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $61,458 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $85,934. About 2.8% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
Saddle River 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 used by Saddle River, 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 can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. 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. The Mayor serves as Chief Executive Officer, and is an ex-officio member of all Municipal Committees and is the approving authority in the Borough of Saddle River. Mayoral appointments to the various boards and committees in the Borough are subject to confirmation by the Borough Council. Borough Council members serve on various operating committees and function in a liaison capacity to provide information and direction to the entire governing body.
As of 2014[update], the Mayor of Saddle River is Republican Samuel S. Raia, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Saddle River Borough Council are Council President Michael Toomey (R, 2014), Jerry DeCrosta (R, 2014; serving an unexpired term), Ronald Gray (R, 2016), Corinne M. Kerner (R, 2016), Albert J. "Al" Kurpis (R, 2015) and Bruce E. Walenczyk (R, 2015).
Jerry DeCrosta was appointed in October 2013 to fill the vacant seat expiring 2014 of Michael Mutter, who had resigned the previous month.
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, Paramus).
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 2014[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, 2016; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2016; Franklin Lakes), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) James J. Tedesco, III (D, 2015; Paramus) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale), Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill)
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,387 registered voters in Saddle River, of which 286 (12.0% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,211 (50.7% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 889 (37.2% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 75.7% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 96.0% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 1,268 votes here (72.9% vs. 43.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 448 votes (25.7% vs. 54.8%) and other candidates with 15 votes (0.9% vs. 0.9%), among the 1,740 ballots cast by the borough's 2,519 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.1% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 1,253 votes here (66.6% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 598 votes (31.8% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 18 votes (1.0% vs. 0.8%), among the 1,880 ballots cast by the borough's 2,481 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.8% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 1,279 votes here (68.6% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 566 votes (30.3% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 11 votes (0.6% vs. 0.7%), among the 1,865 ballots cast by the borough's 2,377 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.5% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 968 votes here (74.4% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 283 votes (21.8% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 39 votes (3.0% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with one vote (0.1% vs. 0.5%), among the 1,301 ballots cast by the borough's 2,436 registered voters, yielding a 53.4% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Saddle River School District, serves students in pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade at Wandell School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 228 students and 23.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.54:1.
Public school students from Saddle River attend the Ramsey Public School District's middle school and then have the option of attending either Ramsey High School or Northern Highlands Regional High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with each of the respective districts.
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.
As of 2010[update], the borough had a total of 39.23 miles (63.13 km) of roadways, of which 26.40 miles (42.49 km) were maintained by the municipality, 10.88 miles (17.51 km) by Bergen County and 1.95 miles (3.14 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Saddle River is served mainly by Route 17, which runs directly through the borough, but certain portions are served by locations in Ho-Ho-Kus, Waldwick, Upper Saddle River, and Allendale. The Garden State Parkway is within a short distance of the borough at exit 171 in Woodcliff Lake.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Saddle River include:
- Danny Aiello (born 1933), actor.
- Gary Bettman (born 1952), Commissioner of the National Hockey League.
- Mary J. Blige (born 1971), recording artist and Grammy winner
- Larry Blyden (1925-1975), actor.
- Jim Burt (born 1959), former NFL player.
- Jim Burt, Jr. (born 1981), former Miami Hurricanes and New York Mets organization baseball player.
- Vince Carter (born 1977), formerly of the New Jersey Nets.
- Mary Higgins Clark (born 1927), author of suspense novels.
- Andrew Dice Clay (born 1957), actor and comedian.
- Vince Colletta (1923-1991), comic book artist.
- Vince Curatola (born 1953), actor known for his role playing Johnny Sack on the television series The Sopranos.
- James P. Dugan (born 1929), former member of the New Jersey Senate who served as chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
- Carol Haney (1924-1964), actress.
- Wil Horneff (born 1979), actor
- Mark Jackson, (born 1965), former NBA player and current head coach for the Golden State Warriors.
- Wyclef Jean (born 1969), three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and politician.
- Jason Kidd (born 1973), former player and current head coach of the New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets
- Joumana Kidd (born 1972), actress and journalist who is the former wife of Jason Kidd.
- Andrew Kissel (1959–2006), murdered real estate developer.
- David Lat (born 1975), blogger.
- Richard Nixon (1913-1994), United States President, and First Lady Pat Nixon (1912–1993), who lived there from 1981 to 1991.
- Jeffrey Nordling (born 1962), actor who appeared in the series Dirt.
- Rosie O'Donnell (born 1962), comedian and television personality, homeowner since 2013.
- Kenneth Pasternak (born 1954), businessman, entrepreneur.
- Mario Perillo (1927-2003), tour operator.
- Ja Rule (born 1976), rapper
- Lisa Scafuro (born 1958) documentary film makers & children's book author, born in Saddle River and still resides part of the year.
- Daniel Silna (born 1944), co-owner of the former ABA team the Spirits of St. Louis who has profited from TV revenue earned as part of the deal in which four ABA teams were merged into the NBA.
- Joseph Simmons (born 1964), aka Reverend Run, the "Run" in Run-D.M.C. and star of his family's reality show Run's House
- Russell Simmons (born 1957), house is currently for sale because of divorce from Kimora Lee Simmons.
- Ben Vereen (born 1946), Tony Award-winning actor, dancer, and singer.
Saddle River is home to the following locations on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Achenbach House - 184 Chestnut Ridge Road (added 1979, burned down in 2004)
- Ackerman House - 136 Chestnut Ridge Road (added 1983)
- Abram Ackerman House - 199 East Saddle River Road (added 1983)
- Garret and Maria Ackerman House - 150 East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- Garret Augustus Ackerman House - 212 East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- Ackerman-Dewsnap House - 176 East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- Ackerman-Smith House - 171 East Allendale Road (added 1986)
- Ackerman-Dater House - 109 West Saddle River Road (added 1983)
- J. J. Carlock House - 2 Chestnut Ridge Road (added 1986)
- Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saddle River and Ramapough Building - 96 East Allendale Road (added 1986)
- Alonzo Foringer House and Studio - 107 and 107B East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- Hopper House - 45 West Saddle River Road (added 1984)
- Joe Jefferson Clubhouse - 29 East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- O'Blenis House - 220 East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- Garret K. Osborn House and Barn - 88 and 90 East Allendale Road (added 1986)
- Dr. East G. Roy House - 229 West Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- Saddle River Center Historic District - Along West Saddle River Road at jct. of East Allendale Road (added 1986)
- Stillwell-Preston House - 9 East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- Andries Thomas Van Buskirk House - 164 East Saddle River Road (added 1983)
- Laurance Thomas Van Buskirk House - 116 East Saddle River Road (added 1983)
- B. C. Wandell House-The Cedars - 214, 223, and 224 West Saddle River Road (added 1986)
- F. L. Wandell Estate and Ward Factory Site - 255-261 East Saddle River Road (added 1990)
- Dr. John Christie Ware Bungalow - 246 East Saddle River Road (added 1986)
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- Nolan, Sarah. "Mutter resigns from Saddle River council", Town Journal, October 31, 2013. Accessed July 28, 2014. "Officials announced at the Oct. 21 Saddle River Mayor and Council meeting that Michael Mutter resigned from the Council after six years of service via a resignation letter sent to the governing body on Sept. 23, citing "personal reasons."Jerry DeCrosta was appointed to fill the unexpired term, which runs until December 2014."
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- Ramsey Public Schools 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 10, 2014. "In addition to serving the residents of Ramsey, the District educates the students of Saddle River in grades 6-12 through a send-receive relationship."
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- Nash, Margo. "JERSEY FOOTLIGHTS", The New York Times, September 5, 2004. Accessed September 20, 2011. "Mr. Aiello's singing has the bounce of his idols Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima, and the throaty lyricism of another idol, Tony Bennett. But on the phone from his home in Saddle River, Mr. Aiello spoke in a soft voice about his new career."
- Staff. "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Lauren Bettman, Brian Gershengorn", The New York Times, August 17, 2003. Accessed September 20, 2011. "Lauren Gayle Bettman, a daughter of Shelli and Gary Bettman of Saddle River, N.J., was married last evening to Brian Jeffrey Gershengorn, the son of Renee Gershengorn of New City, N.Y. Rabbi Ronald S. Mass officiated at the Pierre in New York."
- Coleman, Chrisena. "Mary J. Blige pays $12M for N.J. mansion", Daily News (New York), March 27, 2008. Accessed July 30, 2008. "Grammy winner Mary J. Blige plunked down $12.3 million in cash for a Saddle River, N.J., mansion, the Daily News has learned."
- Fisher, Janon. "Bergen County House on Historic Register Is Fire Victim", The New York Times, March 20, 2004. Accessed February 4, 2012. "In the 1960's, the private house, known as the Achenbach House, was the home of the actor and producer Larry Blyden and his wife, the actress and dancer Carol Haney, who believed the house was haunted. Later it was owned by Mario Perillo of Perillo Tours, well known for his television commercials selling package tours to Italy; after his death, the house passed to Mr. Perillo's son Stephen, the current owner."
- Popper, Steve. "Burt Jr. Tackles First Base in Class A", copy of article from The New York Times, July 5, 2004. Accessed May 13, 2007. "Burt Jr. has time. While driving from his parents' home in Saddle River, N.J., to Brooklyn on Thursday for his second game with the Cyclones, he listened to the broadcast of the Mets' game and heard the description of Valent bobbling a ground ball and making an errant throw to Al Leiter covering first."
- Jim Burt, Jr. player profile, Somerset Patriots, accessed May 8, 2007.
- Youngmisuk, Ohm. "A Lot Of Stars, But Not Much Power", Daily News (New York), November 1, 2005. Accessed September 20, 2011. "Is there a better backcourt in the league than the one that resides on the same street in Saddle River, N.J.? The two neighbors bowl and play Ping-Pong together when they aren't connecting on alley-oops."
- Geiger, Mia. "Suspense queen sailing two ships", The Denver Post, April 6, 2007. Accessed May 14, 2007. "It seemed only natural for Clark to set the story on Cape Cod, a place that feels magical to the Saddle River, N.J., resident."
- Moritz, Owen; and Coleman, Chrisena. "Family's Employes Stunned", Daily News (New York), September 25, 1997. Accessed September 7, 2012.
- Sacks, Jason. "The Thin Black Line: Perspectives on Vince Colletta, Comics' Most Controversial Inker", Comics Bulletin. Accessed October 11, 2012. "One key fact that Bryant discusses is Colletta's palatial house in upscale Saddle River, New Jersey. Colletta loved the house, which he bought in 1962 and which today is worth about 3.6 million dollars. Even 50 years ago, the house was terribly expensive to buy and maintain, which meant that Vince needed to work very hard in order to pay his mortgage."
- McMenamin, Jessica. "All Due Respect; 'This thing of ours.' The phrase is a hushed acknowledgment, a hedge against uninvited ears. In 1999, an invitation was extended, and people around the world began a tutorial on the inner workings of an alleged waste-management firm in northern New Jersey. Eight years later, millions of people salt their vocabularies with phrases from their weekly sit-down with The Sopranos. And it’s all because a Jersey guy’s mom was driving him nuts.", New Jersey Monthly, December 21, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2013. "'I don’t think there’s one of us who thinks that all of this is real,' says Vince Curatola. The Englewood native, who recently moved to Saddle River, plays John 'Johnny Sack' Sacramoni, the head of the New York City Mob."
- Interview with James P. Dugan, Eagleton Institute of Politics Center on the American Governor at Rutgers University, February 27, 2008. Accessed December 17, 2013. "Q: Where did you live in those days? Were you in Bayonne? James P. Dugan: Yes. Q: Is it your hometown? Where do you live today? James P. Dugan: Saddle River."
- Coutros, Evonne. "YOUNG ACTOR AIMS HIGH", The Record (Bergen County), April 12, 1994. Accessed October 28, 2007. "Horneff of Saddle River is starring opposite Peter Strauss and Jean Smart at 9 p.m. Sunday in The Yearling,..."
- Howard-Cooper, Scott. "Leadership Is His Specialty : Filling Clipper Point Guard Role Excites Mark Jackson", Los Angeles Times, October 2, 1992. Accessed September 21, 2013. "Jackson, who is building a home in Saddle River, N.J., won't play at Madison Square Garden until Jan. 2."
- Considine, Bob. "Saddle River resident Wyclef Jean eyes run for president of Haiti", The Star-Ledger, July 30, 2010. Accessed December 17, 2013. "Wyclef Jean, the Grammy-award winning musician and Saddle River resident, is considering a run for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, according to several published reports."
- "New Jersey Nets Star Jason Kidd Files Divorce Papers Claiming He's An Abused Spouse", Fox News, January 10, 2007. "The couple has a mansion in upper-crust Saddle River, where they live with their three young kids - son T.J., 8, and twin 5-year-old daughters Miah and Jazelle."
- Zwain, Heather. "Free Spirit: The Flair of Saddle River's Joumana Kidd", (201) magazine, November 1, 2010. Accessed December 17, 2013. "Joumana Kidd may spend her days with her team of stylists, perfecting her flawless appearance for her next big hosting gig, but the truth is, this vibrant beauty prefers lounging in sweatpants, hair in a messy bun, at home with Trey, 12, and 9-year-old twins Miah and Jazelle. Kidd's Saddle River home is 100-percent kid proof."
- Hsu, Eric and Kim, Yung. "Family mourns real estate broker fatally stabbed in Conn.", The Record (Bergen County), April 8, 2006. Accessed August 29, 2013. "William Kissel, a chemist, was a manager for Sun Chemical Corp., before starting his own copier toner company in 1972. He moved the family to a small house in Woodcliff Lake from Manhattan before settling in Saddle River. Robert Kissel grew up to become a wealthy investment banker at Merrill Lynch and was sent to Hong Kong with his wife and three children."
- Miller, Jonathan. "He Fought the Law. They Both Won.", The New York Times, January 22, 2006. Accessed December 17, 2013. "The child of Filipino doctors, Mr. Lat grew up in blue-collar Bergenfield and well-to-do Saddle River, where his neighbors included former President Richard M. Nixon. When he was young, he would go to the Nixon house to get candy, a Halloween card and a handshake from the former president."
- The Dark Comedian, Time (magazine) by Roger Rosenblatt, April 25, 1988. "About to publish his sixth book in ten years, 1999: Victory Without War, he has made Saddle River a Delphi for the nation's politicians."
- Geannette, Gloria. "G-Man: For actor Jeffrey Nordling, it's all in a day's work", Bergen,com, April 1, 2009. Accessed September 7, 2012. "Jeffrey Nordling plays straight-laced FBI agent Larry Moss on the current season of the Fox hit series 24. The actor, who was raised in Washington Township and Saddle River, has been working nonstop since 1985 when he finished the master's program in theater at Southern Methodist University in Dallas."
- Rohan, Virginia. "Bergen County native’s ‘Dirt’ character reaps what he sows", The Record (Bergen County), January 1, 2007. Accessed August 29, 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). When he was 15, the family moved to Saddle River, and Nordling transferred to Ramsey High School, where he became a soccer star."
- Lynn, Kathleen. "Rosie O'Donnell buys Saddle River home", Th Record (Bergen County), January 7, 2014. Accessed September 10, 2014.
- Saitz, Greg S. "Former exec at Knight Capital Group cleared of fraud charges", The Star-Ledger, June 12, 2008. Accessed September 20, 2011. "The Securities and Exchange Commission had sued Kenneth Pasternak, a Saddle River resident who now runs a hedge fund, and another former Knight executive in 2005, accusing Pasternak of allowing improper trading at the Jersey City firm during the tech boom in 1999 and 2000."
- Holahan, Catherine. "Just a hip, hop and jump -- Rappers making the move to Bergen County", The Record (Bergen County), October 10, 2005. Accessed August 29, 2013.
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- Sandomir, Richard. "No Team, No Ticket Sales, but Plenty of Cash; Former A.B.A. Owners Ozzie and Daniel Silna Earn Millions From N.B.A.", The New York Times, September 6, 2012. Accessed September 7, 2012. "If Federal District Judge Loretta A. Preska agrees, the Silna brothers — Ozzie, 79, and living in Malibu, Calif., and Daniel, 68, and living in Saddle River, N.J. — stand to receive millions more, all without having assembled a team or used an arena for more than three decades."
- Staff. "Mission to sellRev. Run and mogul brother unloading N.J. spreads", Daily News (New York), June 20, 2007. Accessed December 17, 2013. "Rev. Run's $5.5 million colonial on Wildwood Road, Saddle River, N.J. Six bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, home theater, sound studio and lounge with hot tub."
- Reingold, Jennifer. Rush Hour: Russell Simmons, the godfather of hip-hop, has used street smarts and a platinum Rolodex to create a $300 million conglomerate. Now he's flexing his political muscle. Come inside the frenetic world of a modern entrepreneur., Fast Company (magazine), November 2003. Accessed December 17, 2013. "Easygoing, profane, and hilarious, Simmons regularly speaks all over the country to everyone from small-town entrepreneurs to Harvard MBAs, is photographed at every social event, takes an intensive yoga class every single day, and somehow makes it home every night to his palatial 35,000-square-foot spread in Saddle River, New Jersey, to see his two daughters, Ming Lee, 3, and Aoki Lee, 11 months."
- Home of the Week:Simmons' Saddle River Splendor, Forbes, August 25, 2006.
- via Associated Press. "Vereen moving to Saddle River", Daytona Beach Morning Journal, July 15, 1982. Accessed December 17, 2013. "Actor and Singer Ben Vereen is putting down new roots in Saddle River because, he joked Wednesday, the residents 'asked me to move out there to improve the neighborhood.'"
- via Associated Press. "TRUCK DRIVER GETS PROBATION", The New York Times, June 19, 1988. Accessed September 20, 2011. "Naja Vereen, 16, of Saddle River, N.J., was killed and her mother, Nancy, who was driving, was injured in the accident."
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- Saddle River official website
- Saddle River School District
- Saddle River School District's 2012–13 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Saddle River School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Ramsey Public School District
- Northern Highlands Regional High School