Sayreville, New Jersey
|Sayreville, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 6, 1876 (as township)
April 29, 1919 (as borough)
|• Mayor||Kennedy O'Brien (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator||Jeff Bertrand|
|• Clerk||Theresa Farbaniec|
|• Total||18.704 sq mi (48.442 km2)|
|• Land||15.842 sq mi (41.030 km2)|
|• Water||2.862 sq mi (7.412 km2) 15.30%|
|Area rank||154th of 566 in state
8th of 25 in county
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||47th of 566 in state
9th of 25 in county
|• Density||2,695.7/sq mi (1,040.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||233rd of 566 in state
18th of 25 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885386|
Sayreville is a borough located on the Raritan River, near Raritan Bay in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 42,704, reflecting an increase of 2,327 (+5.8%) from the 40,377 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,391 (+15.4%) from the 34,986 counted in the 1990 Census.
Sayreville was originally incorporated as a township on April 6, 1876, from portions of South Amboy Township. On April 2, 1919, the borough was reincorporated as the Borough of Sayreville based on the results of a referendum held on April 29, 1919.
Sayreville is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 18.704 square miles (48.442 km2), of which, 15.842 square miles (41.030 km2) of it is land and 2.862 square miles (7.412 km2) of it (15.30%) is water.(40.467357,-74.319351). According to the
Sayreville is located on the southern bank of the Raritan River, bordered on the southwest by and the south by Old Bridge Township. Low-lying areas near the river are subject to flooding associated with tidal surges. The borough is approximately 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Lower Manhattan, 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Staten Island and 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Philadelphia. Area codes 732 and 848 and Area code 908 are used in Sayreville.
Sayreville uses four ZIP codes. 08872 and 08871 are the Sayreville ZIP code located in the borough itself. 08879 is the South Amboy ZIP code located in the Morgan and Melrose sections of Sayreville, the City of South Amboy, and the Laurence Harbor neighborhood of Old Bridge Township. 08859 is the Parlin ZIP code located partially in the Borough of Sayreville and Old Bridge Township.
2010 Census 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 42,704 people, 15,636 households, and 11,414 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,695.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,040.8 /km2). There were 16,393 housing units at an average density of 1,034.8 per square mile (399.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 67.04% (28,630) White, 10.71% (4,573) Black or African American, 0.23% (100) Native American, 16.12% (6,882) Asian, 0.04% (18) Pacific Islander, 3.50% (1,495) from other races, and 2.36% (1,006) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.31% (5,258) of the population.
There were 15,636 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the borough the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.6 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $71,808 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,796) and the median family income was $84,929 (+/- $6,096). Males had a median income of $63,523 (+/- $3,061) versus $46,180 (+/- $3,434) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,259 (+/- $1,187). About 4.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
2000 Census 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 40,377 people, 14,955 households, and 10,917 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,539.4 people per square mile (980.5/km2). There were 15,235 housing units at an average density of 958.1 per square mile (370.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 76.47% White, 8.62% African American, 0.13% Native American, 10.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.12% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.29% of the population.
There were 14,955 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the borough the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $58,919, and the median income for a family was $66,266. Males had a median income of $47,427 versus $35,151 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,736. About 3.4% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Sayreville is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a six-member Borough Council, with all positions elected at large in partisan elections. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. Members of the Borough Council are elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.
As of 2012[update], the Mayor of Sayreville is Kennedy O'Brien, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Lisa Eicher (2014), Frank J. Bella (2012), Daniel Buchanan (2013),William J. Henry (2013), Mary J. Novak (2014) and Nicholas Perrette (2012).
Emergency services 
Sayreville's EMS-Rescue System is operated by an all-volunteer membership. The Sayreville Emergency Squad was founded in 1936 and provides EMS-Rescue Service with its sister Squad, Morgan First Aid. Both squads provide Emergency medical services, Motor Vehicle Extrication, Boat and Water Rescue, Search and Rescue, and any other rescue function needed. As one of the only completely volunteer first aid squads remaining in central New Jersey, they provide these services free to the citizens of Sayreville. The Sayreville Emergency Squad has been offering rescue services to the Borough since its formation in 1936 and has had a dedicated extrication crash truck as early as the 1940s.
Sayreville also has an all-volunteer fire department. It has four fire companies, Sayreville Engine Company #1, Melrose Hose Company #1, Morgan Hose & Chemical Company #1, and the President Park Volunteer Fire Company.
Sayreville operates an all-volunteer auxiliary police, which assists the police department with night patrols, Sunday church crossings and various borough events. They are also called into action in the event of large-scale borough emergencies where the police department is stressed for manpower.
Federal, state and county representation 
New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 19th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Vitale (D, Woodbridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Craig Coughlin (D, Woodbridge Township) and John S. Wisniewski (D, Sayreville). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Middlesex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose seven members are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects from among its members a Freeholder Director and Deputy Director. As of 2013[update], Middlesex County's Freeholders (with committee chairmanship, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano (Ex-officio on all committees; South River, term ends December 31, 2013), Freeholder Deputy Director Ronald G. Rios (County Administration; Carteret, 2015), Carol Barrett Bellante (Finance; Monmouth Junction in South Brunswick, 2014), Stephen J. "Pete" Dalina (Infrastructure Management; Fords in Woodbridge Township, 2013), H. James Polos (Public Safety and Health; Highland Park, 2015), Charles E. Tomaro (Business Development and Education; Edison, 2014) and Blanquita B. Valenti (Community Services; New Brunswick, 2013).. Constitutional officers are County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn (Old Bridge Township), Sheriff Mildred S. Scott (Piscataway) and Surrogate Kevin J. Hoagland (New Brunswick).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 24,248 registered voters in Sayerville, of which 9,394 (38.7%) were registered as Democrats, 2,778 (11.5%) were registered as Republicans and 12,053 (49.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 23 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 53.3% of the vote here (9,392 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 44.5% (7,839 votes) and other candidates with 1.3% (228 votes), among the 17,608 ballots cast by the borough's 24,673 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.4%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 51.0% of the vote here (8,147 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 47.7% (7,614 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (144 votes), among the 15,963 ballots cast by the borough's 22,510 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 70.9.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 52.9% of the vote here (5,952 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 37.9% (4,263 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.8% (766 votes) and other candidates with 1.3% (148 votes), among the 11,242 ballots cast by the borough's 24,033 registered voters, yielding a 46.8% turnout.
The Sayreville Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are four K-3 elementary schools — Emma Arleth Elementary School (476 students), Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School (546), Harry S. Truman Elementary School (509) and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (358) — Sayreville Upper Elementary School for grades 4&5 (977), Sayreville Middle School for grades 6-8 (1,323), and Sayreville War Memorial High School for grades 9-12 (1,734). Jesse Selover Elementary School offers a half-day program for children ages 3 to 5 years with mild to moderate disabilities, and a full-day program for children of the same age with moderate disabilities who require a greater degree of time and attention.
Native Americans were the first settlers of Sayreville. Tribes of the Navesink lived along the South River where Jernee Mill Road is located today. This was noted on a 1656 New Jersey map by A. Vanderdonck, a Dutch surveyor and map maker. During the 20th century, amateur archaeologists found thousands of Indian artifacts at the location shown on the map.
Predating the incorporation of Sayreville in 1703, the Morgan Inn - later known as the Old Spye Inn - was established in what is now the Morgan section of Sayreville. The inn was located on a hill overlooking the Raritan Bay. The original owners, the Morgans were said to be related to the famous pirate, Captain Henry Morgan, who is said to have visited the Inn on more than one occasion.
It was during the Revolutionary War that the Morgan Inn gained its new name, the Old Spye Inn, according to local legends. A local British loyalist Abe Mussey was captured by American troops while signaling to British Ships on the Raritan Bay in 1777. He was tried as a spy at the Inn, convicted in one-day trial and sentenced to death by hanging. Mussey's execution was carried out using a tree near the Inn's entrance. Mussey was reported to be buried behind the inn in an unmarked grave. The Inn was destroyed by fire in the late 20th century, but its ruins remain on the National Register of Historic Places.
Originally known as Roundabout (for the river bends in the area) and then as Wood's Landing, it was renamed in the 1870s for James R. Sayre, Jr. of Newark, co-owner of Sayre & Fisher Brick Company, one of the many companies that took advantage of the extensive clay deposits supported the brick industry from the early 19th century until 1970. From its inception, Sayre and Fisher Brick Company quickly grew into one of the top brick making companies in Middlesex County. Brick production grew from 54,000,000 bricks annually in 1878, to 178,000,000 bricks in 1913. Company representatives in 1950 had estimated that a more than six billion bricks had been produced since the founding of the company.
At one time the Raritan River Railroad passed through Sayreville and had several spurs to service Sayre & Fisher and other local industries, with a train running on the line featured in a 1914 episode titled "The Juggernaut" of the silent movie serial The Perils of Pauline. The episode was staged on the line, including the construction of a bridge over Ducks Nest Pond in Sayreville. The pond is located in the back of Bailey Park, which is found on South Minisink. The pond is available for fishing but may no longer used for swimming. Sayreville residents can use the park, by permit, for picnics and camping. The park is located near the DuPont and Hercules factories.
Although the borough remains an industrial town, the addition of many technology companies and a growing residential population has changed the landscape of this central New Jersey town.
Randy Corman, Executive Director of the Sayreville Economic and Redevelopment Agency (SERA), has been heading up the development of the parcel of land commonly referred to as the National Lead Site / Amboy Cinemas lot since about 2000. This new "City" will clear woods, trees, and wetlands and install an entire city complete with commercial, industrial, residential, and recreational, all near the Middlesex County Utilities Authority (Sewerage Authority) and the Middlesex County Fire Academy. There has also been much litigation as to the makeup of the members and public opinion about this project has never been put to a ballot. In addition, closed door meetings have been accused of going against the Sunshine Open Meeting Act.
As of 2012, the master plan of the area has been finalized to create a mixed use development which includes a shopping center, luxury mall, apartments, town homes, offices, and multiple marinas. Phase 1 of the plan has begun construction as of 2013. The first major tenant, Bass Pro Shops, will have a store open at the location in late 2014. Bass Pro Shops will be included in The Landing, which represents the first phase of The Point development. It is known as Luxury Point, and is currently proceeding with land development, beginning major construction in Spring 2013. Plans include a luxury mall with 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2) of space, 620,000 square feet (58,000 m2) of luxury shopping, entertainment, restaurants and groceries, a 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) Bass Pro Shops, a 700,000 square feet (65,000 m2) regional power center, 1,400 apartments and 600 homes, along with waterfront dining, hotels and office space.
Flood plain 
Following extensive flooding near the river during Hurricane Sandy an offer funded by the federal government made in 2013 to buyout 250 houses in the floodplain near the river was accepted by many residents.
Sayreville is near several major roadways - the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95), Interstate 287 which becomes Route 440 — providing access to Staten Island and Long Island, New York points — U.S. 1, U.S. 9, Route 18, Route 34, Route 35 and Route 36.
Three highway bridges span the Raritan River from the Sayreville side. The Edison Bridge on U.S. 9 and the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway connect Woodbridge on the north with Sayreville on the south. The Victory Bridge carries Route 35, connecting Sayreville with Perth Amboy.
New Jersey Transit offers service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan via the 131 and 139. Service within New Jersey is offered to Newark on the 67, to Jersey City on the 64, and to other local destinations on the 815 and 817 routes.
Sayreville has two community football and cheerleading teams, the Sayreville Leprechauns and Morgan-Parlin Panthers.
Sayreville has a newly constructed Skate Park, located in Kennedy Park, for skaters and bikers all around New Jersey. Along with NJ Skateshop, it has brought skateboarders such as Bam Margera to the site. The skate park has also been home to numerous action sport competitions, and has brought a lot of publicity to the town.
Noted residents 
Notable current and former residents of Sayreville include:
- Barry T. Albin (born 1952), Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
- Jon Bon Jovi (born 1962), Bon Jovi's lead singer's boyhood home.
- Randy Corman (born c. 1960), Sayreville councilmember who served in the New Jersey Senate.
- Greg Evigan (born 1953), actor who appeared in B.J. and the Bear and My Two Dads.
- Marilyn Ghigliotti (born 1961), actress who played the character Veronica Loughran in Kevin Smith's cult hit Clerks.
- Dulé Hill (born 1975), actor who has appeared in The West Wing and Psych who graduated Sayreville War Memorial High School in 1993.
- Tom Kelly (born 1950), former Minnesota Twins manager, who lived in the Parlin section of Sayreville.
- Bill Loguidice (born 1972), video game collector, producer, and technology book author.
- Eddie Popowski (1913–2001), coach and two-time interim manager of the Boston Red Sox.
- Lea Bayers Rapp (born 1946), writer of non-fiction and children's fiction.
- Rhonda Rompola, Coach of the Southern Methodist University women's basketball team since 1991. Rompola attended War Memorial High School in Sayreville. She was a three-time All-State and All-Conference performer, leading her team to a 44-8 record and the 1978 Central Jersey Championship. As a player, Rompola was SMU’s first women’s basketball All-American.
- Dave Sabo (born 1964), rock guitarist who plays in the heavy metal band Skid Row.
- Charles Wiley, Republican Congressional political candidate who ran against incumbent Edward J. Patten in 1980.
- John S. Wisniewski (born 1962), represents the 19th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly.
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- Beckerman, Jim. "IT WAS SLOW GOING AT THE QUICK STOP: `CLERKS' STARS KEPT WAITING", The Record (New Jersey), November 4, 1994. Accessed August 15, 2007. "A 20-year Sayreville resident, she plays Veronica, girlfriend of the hapless clerk Dante (O'Halloran).... A graduate of Sayreville High School and a friend of O'Halloran's for several years, Ghigliotti has acted opposite him in theater productions of Wait Until Dark and the off-off Broadway production Sabona."
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- John L. Moore, ed. (1994). Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly. p. 1543. ISBN 0-87187-996-4. pg. 1251
- Sullivan, Joseph F. "Seven Vying to Succeed Patten In 15th Congressional District; 7 Vie to Succeed Patten in 15th C.D.", The New York Times, May 11, 1980. Accessed February 15, 2011. "Secondly, in the general election in November 1978, Charles Wiley of Sayreville, a freelance reporter and Republican conservative whom Mr. Patien had easily defeated in 1976, actually led the incumbent in the vote in the 15 Middlesex County towns that make up the district."
- Assembly Member John S. Wisniewski, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 12, 2007.
- Official Sayreville website
- Sayreville Public Schools website
- Sayreville Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Sayreville Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Sayreville Libraries website
- Sayreville Auxiliary Police
- Sayreville Volunteer Emergency Squad
- Sayreville Youth Bombers Football
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