Wayne, New Jersey
|Wayne, New Jersey|
|Township of Wayne|
Map of Wayne in Passaic County. Inset: Location of Passaic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Wayne, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 12, 1847|
|Named for||Anthony Wayne|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Mayor||Christopher P. Vergano (term ends December 31, 2017)|
|• Administrator||Neal Bellet|
|• Clerk||Paul V. Margiotta|
|• Total||25.174 sq mi (65.202 km2)|
|• Land||23.728 sq mi (61.456 km2)|
|• Water||1.446 sq mi (3.746 km2) 5.75%|
|Area rank||107th of 566 in state
3rd of 16 in county
|Elevation||400 ft (100 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2013)||55,040|
|• Rank||29th of 566 in state
4th of 16 in county
|• Density||2,306.0/sq mi (890.4/km2)|
|• Density rank||265th of 566 in state
12th of 16 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||07470, 07474|
|GNIS feature ID||0882314|
Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles (32 km) from Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 54,717, reflecting an increase of 648 (+1.2%) from the 54,069 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 7,044 (+15.0%) from the 47,025 counted in the 1990 Census.
Wayne was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 12, 1847, from portions of Manchester Township. Totowa was formed from portions of Wayne and Manchester Township on March 15, 1898.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government
- 5 Education
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Notable people
- 8 Corporations, sports and culture
- 9 References
- 10 External links
In 1694, Arent Schuyler, a young surveyor, miner and land speculator, was sent into north-western New Jersey to investigate rumors that the French were trying to incite the local Lenni-Lenape Native Americans to rebel against the English. Schuyler found no evidence of a rebellion, but discovered a rich fertile valley where the Lenni-Lenape grew a variety of crops. Schuyler reported his findings to the English and then convinced Major Anthony Brockholst, Samuel Bayard, Samuel Berry, Hendrick and David Mandeville, George Ryerson and John Mead to invest in the purchase of the land he referred to as the Pompton Valley. The seven chose Schuyler to be negotiator with the Lenape for the rights to the area. Samuel Bayard purchased 5,000 acres (20 km2) from the East Jersey Company on November 11, 1695, in what was then known as New Barbadoes Township in Bergen County.
In 1710, this same area became part of Saddle River Township in Bergen County. By 1837, the residents of Wayne found themselves in Manchester Township in the newly formed Passaic County. Finally, on April 12, 1847, the first Wayne Township organization meeting was held at the Henry Casey House on the Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike. The citizens voted to name the town after American Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne. The first mayor, called the Chairman of the Township Committee until 1962, was William S. Hogencamp.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Wayne remained a farming community. The Morris Canal ran through the southwestern part of Wayne, carrying produce to market and coal from Pennsylvania. The canal was replaced by the railroad at the end of the 19th century. In the early 20th century, Wayne grew as a vacation retreat for wealthy New Yorkers. In the summer, visitors came from Manhattan and Brooklyn to live in the summer bungalows and enjoy the rivers.
After World War II, many summer bungalows were converted to year-round residences to accommodate factory workers and farmland was converted to residential living. As Wayne grew, it adopted its current form of government in 1962. Modern highways, including New Jersey Route 23, U.S. Route 46, and Interstate 80 made Wayne easily accessible, and several national firms have located here.
Wayne is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 25.174 square miles (65.202 km2), of which, 23.728 square miles (61.456 km2) of it was land and 1.446 square miles (3.746 km2) of it (5.75%) was water.(40.945855, −74.245077). According to the
Wayne shares its borders with 11 neighboring municipalities. Franklin Lakes and Oakland in Bergen County; Fairfield and North Caldwell in Essex County; Lincoln Park and Pequannock in Morris County; and Haledon, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, and Totowa in Passaic County.
Neighborhoods and lake communities
Wayne has a number of lakes, with distinct communities and neighborhoods located around them. These include Pines Lake, Packanack Lake, Lions Head Lake, Tom's Lake and Pompton Lake (half of which is in Wayne). The Passaic River also flows through a portion of Wayne and often floods near Willowbrook Mall and riverside neighborhoods.
|Climate data for Wayne, New Jersey|
|Average high °F (°C)||38
|Average low °F (°C)||20
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||4.14
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At the 2010 United States Census, there were 54,717 people, 19,127 households, and 14,230 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,306.0 per square mile (890.4/km2). There were 19,768 housing units at an average density of 833.1 per square mile (321.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.07% (47,097) White, 2.28% (1,247) Black or African American, 0.09% (51) Native American, 8.18% (4,478) Asian, 0.02% (11) Pacific Islander, 1.80% (985) from other races, and 1.55% (848) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.92% (4,335) of the population.
There were 19,127 households, of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the township, 22.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.8 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $100,638 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,630) and the median family income was $117,745 (+/- $5,252). Males had a median income of $80,420 (+/- $5,367) versus $54,413 (+/- $2,379) for females. The per capita income for the township was $40,875 (+/- $1,473). About 2.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 54,069 people, 18,755 households, and 14,366 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,269.5/mi2 (876.4/km2). There were 19,218 housing units at an average density of 806.7/mi2 (806.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 90.05% White, 1.66% African American, 0.10% Native American, 5.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.09% of the population.
There were 18,755 households out of which 34.4% had related children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $83,651, and the median income for a family was $95,114. Males had a median income of $61,271 versus $39,835 for females. The per capita income for the township was $35,349. About 1.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
Wayne is governed under the Mayor-Council plan F system of municipal government under the Faulkner Act, as implemented on January 1, 1962, by direct petition. A mayor is elected directly by the voters to serve a four-year term. A nine-member council forms the legislative branch of the township government. Three council members are elected at large and one from each of six wards for a term of four years. All members of the governing body are chosen on a partisan basis as part of the November general election, with the six ward seats up for election together and two years later the three at-large seats and the mayoral seat all up for vote.
As of 2015[update], Wayne's mayor is Republican Christopher P. Vergano, whose term of office ends December 31, 2017. Members of the Township Council are Council President Al Sadowski (R, 2015; Ward 2), Nadine Bello (R, 2015; Ward 6), Richard Jasterzbski (R, 2015; Ward 1), James Jimenez (R, 2017; at-large), Franco Mazzei (R, 2015; Ward 3), Chris F. McIntyre (D, 2015; Ward 5), Lonni Miller Ryan (R, 2017; at-large), Joseph Scuralli (R, 2015; Ward 4) and Joseph Schweighardt (R, 2017; at-large).
Richard Jasterzbski was appointed in July 2013 to fill the seat vacated following the resignation of Alan Purcell the previous month, and served on an interim basis until the November 2013 general election when he won election to serve the balance of the term through December 2015.
Federal, state and county representation
Wayne is located in the 11th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 40th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Wayne had been part of the 8th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
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). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Passaic County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large to staggered three-year terms office on a partisan basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle. At a reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects a Director and Deputy Director from among its members to serve for a one-year term. As of 2015[update], Passaic County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Hector C. Lora (D, term ends December 31, 2015; Passaic), Freeholder Deputy Director Bruce James (D, 2017; Clifton), John W. Bartlett (D, 2015; Wayne), Theodore O. Best, Jr. (D, 2017; Paterson), Ronda Cotroneo (D, 2015; Ringwood), Terry Duffy (D, 2016; West Milford), and Pat Lepore (D, 2016; Woodland Park). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Kristin M. Corrado (R, 2019), Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik (2016) and Surrogate Bernice Toledo (2016).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 35,661 registered voters in Wayne, of which 8,538 (23.9% vs. 31.0% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 11,180 (31.4% vs. 18.7%) were registered as Republicans and 15,933 (44.7% vs. 50.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 10 voters registered to other parties. Among the township's 2010 Census population, 65.2% (vs. 53.2% in Passaic County) were registered to vote, including 83.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 70.8% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 54.8% of the vote (13,983 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 44.2% (11,283 votes), and other candidates with 1.0% (243 votes), among the 25,709 ballots cast by the township's 37,431 registered voters (200 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 68.7%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 14,803 votes (53.9% vs. 37.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 11,853 votes (43.1% vs. 58.8%) and other candidates with 265 votes (1.0% vs. 0.8%), among the 27,486 ballots cast by the township's 36,386 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5% (vs. 70.4% in Passaic County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 15,013 votes (54.9% vs. 42.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 11,582 votes (42.4% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 190 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 27,331 ballots cast by the township's 35,463 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.1% (vs. 69.3% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.2% of the vote (10,824 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 32.8% (5,364 votes), and other candidates with 1.0% (168 votes), among the 16,595 ballots cast by the township's 37,825 registered voters (239 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 43.9%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 10,246 votes (57.1% vs. 43.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 6,623 votes (36.9% vs. 50.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 769 votes (4.3% vs. 3.8%) and other candidates with 101 votes (0.6% vs. 0.9%), among the 17,930 ballots cast by the township's 35,321 registered voters, yielding a 50.8% turnout (vs. 42.7% in the county).
The Wayne Public Schools serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 14 schools had an enrollment of 8,560 students and 654.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.08:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Randall Carter Elementary School (grades K-5; 364 students), Theunis Dey Elementary School (K-5; 440), James Fallon Elementary School (K-5; 393), John F. Kennedy Elementary School (K-5; 443), Lafayette Elementary School (K-5; 380), Packanack Elementary School (PreK-5; 505), Pines Lake Elementary School (K-5; 429), Ryerson Elementary School (K-5; 263), Albert P. Terhune Elementary School (K-5; 405), Schuyler-Colfax Middle School (6-8; 781), George Washington Middle School (6-8; 605), Anthony Wayne Middle School (717), Wayne Hills High School (9-12; 1,340 - for students living north of Ratzer Road) and Wayne Valley High School (9-12; 1,489 - for students living south of Ratzer Road).
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, recognized in 2007 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy Catholic School (formerly Our Lady of Consolation) serve students in grades K-8 and DePaul Catholic High School serves students in grades 9-12, operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.
Al-Ghazaly High School, an Islamic high school for students in seventh through twelfth grades, opened at a new facility in Wayne (formerly Lake View Learning Center)in September 2013, relocating from a site in Teaneck, where the school had been based since 1984.
Passaic County Community College's Public Safety Academy (PSA), offers training and facilities for fire fighting and emergency medical personnel.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 229.48 miles (369.31 km) of roadways, of which 180.59 miles (290.63 km) were maintained by the municipality, 41.05 miles (66.06 km) by Passaic County and 7.84 miles (12.62 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Wayne is served by New Jersey Transit at the Mountain View station and Wayne Route 23 station, offering service to Hoboken Terminal, with connections to Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan on the Montclair-Boonton Line. Wayne-Route 23 station opened in January 2008 which offers train service via the Montclair-Boonton Line and regular bus service into the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 194 Newfoundland-New York route and the 198 William Paterson University-New York route on weekends, with local service on the 75 Butler-Newark line (weekday peak) and 748 Paterson-Willowbrook route (except Sunday).
NJ Transit provides bus service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 191, 193, 194, 195 and 324; to Newark on the 11, 28 (Saturday and Sunday only) and 75 routes, with local service provided on the 873, 704, 705, 712, 744, 748, 970 and 971 routes.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Wayne include:
- Chris Carter (born 1959), founding member and bass player of the alternative rock band Dramarama.
- Mike Chlasciak (born 1971), guitarist for heavy metal band Halford.
- Jay Della Valle (born 1979), filmmaker, singer and songwriter.
- Cecil B. DeMille (1881–1959), film director, producer (The Ten Commandments).
- Lou Duva (born 1922), Hall of Fame boxing trainer and manager.
- John Easdale lead singer and songwriter for the alternative rock band Dramarama.
- Lisa Edelstein (born 1967), American actress and playwright known for her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the television drama House.
- Theodore Ellenis, keyboard player for the alternative rock band Dramarama.
- Mark Englert, guitarist for the alternative rock band Dramarama.
- Jesse Farbman, drummer for the alternative rock band Dramarama.
- John A. Ferraro (1946–2010), actor, television director and stage director.
- Paulie Harraka (born 1989), stock car racing driver.
- Brandon Jacobs (born 1982), running back who played for the New York Giants.
- Ronny Machuga, drummer for the alternative rock band Dramarama.
- Gene Mayer (born 1956), former tennis player from the United States who won fourteen singles titles during his career. At Wayne Valley, he went unbeaten in his two years on the tennis team.
- Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels (born 1964), American musician and hip hop artist (Run-D.M.C.)
- Ryan Neill (born 1982), Football long snapper and defensive end for the Buffalo Bills.
- Greg Olsen (born 1985), tight end for the Carolina Panthers.
- Chris Pantale (born 1990), tight end for the New York Jets.
- Sam Porcello (c. 1936-2012), food scientist who developed the Oreo cookie filling.
- Queen Latifah (born 1970), singer and actress.
- Ryan Quigley (born 1990), punter for the New York Jets.
- Robert A. Roe (1924-2014), former member of the United States House of Representatives who served as mayor of Wayne from 1956 to 1961.
- Danielle Staub (born 1962), cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Storm Queen (stage name of Morgan Geist), DJ who released the single "Look Right Through" which topped the charts in the UK and Ireland in 2013.
- Major General Guy C. Swan III (born 1954), commanding general of the United States Army North.
- Holly Taylor (born 1997), actress and dancer who performed in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical as Sharon Percy (Ballet Girl) and plays the role of Paige Jennings in the FX television series The Americans.
- Albert Payson Terhune (1872–1942), author, dog breeder.
- David Tyree (born 1980), wide receiver for the New York Giants and a 2005 Pro Bowl selection.
- Kathy Wakile (born 1965), cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- George Washington (1732–1799), Founding Father and the first President of the United States. He resided in Dey Mansion during the American Revolutionary War before the area was called Wayne.
Corporations, sports and culture
Wayne is the home of the 1970 Little League World Series Champions. The Preakness Stakes, a race in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, was named after a race horse from Wayne's Preakness Stables, who won the Dinner-Stakes race at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club on October 25, 1870.
Wayne is home to the Ice Vault ice rink, where world-class figure skaters such as Johnny Weir and Stéphane Lambiel train and 1992 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Viktor Petrenko coaches.
The indie rock band Fountains of Wayne took their name from a lawn ornament store of the same name that was located in the township on the westbound side of U.S. Route 46, though no members of the band are from the town. The store is now out of business.
In a Hans and Franz sketch from Saturday Night Live, the pair says they are opening up a gym in Wayne. The fact that Wayne's ZIP code, 07470, is a palindrome, was noted on an episode of the television series Full House in the seventh season episode "Smash Club: The Next Generation".
Trees from Wayne have been selected to serve as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City in 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2006. One of the largest, the 2005 tree, was a Norway Spruce that stood 74 feet (23 m) tall, spreading 42 feet (13 m) wide and weighing in at 9 short tons (8,200 kg) that was removed from the backyard of a Wayne resident.
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- Boehm, Mike. "O.C. POP MUSIC REVIEW Dramarama's in Crisis Mode, but Who Can Tell? Coach House performances, which may have been the veteran band's last shows, are intense.", Los Angeles Times, January 10, 1994. Accessed April 26, 2013. "Should he stick with old buddies (everyone in Dramarama except drummer Clem Burke grew up together in Wayne, N.J.) or, in this era in which packaging can matter more than substance, should he opt for a gleaming new box labeled with those market-friendly words, 'new and improved?'"
- Winters, Debra. "Indie film continues production", Wayne Today, February 4, 2010. Accessed February 21, 2011. "For Jay Della Valle and Chris Beatty, shooting films in Wayne is a no-brainer. Having grown up in the township of 55,000 this movie-making duo appreciates the vibrancy that their hometown offers and understands the importance of keeping it real."
- Staff. "Keith Idec's boxing index", The Record (Bergen County), March 18, 201. Accessed March 31, 2011. "Duva, a Wayne resident who trained and/or managed numerous world champions, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998."
- Vaughan, Bonnia. "Small-Screen Gem; Lisa Edelstein – The actress talks about her role on Relativity", Entertainment Weekly, October 6, 2008. Accessed March 31, 2011. "Thanks to Relativity – and her role as lovelorn lesbian Rhonda – the Wayne, N.J., native has another opportunity to set a strong example."
- Staff. "Passings: Dick Hoerner, L.A. Rams fullback, dies at 88; John A. Ferraro, actor, director and USC teacher, dies at 64", Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2010. Accessed June 5, 2012. "Ferraro was born April 5, 1946, in Paterson, N.J., and grew up in Wayne, N.J."
- Keating, Peter. "The new investment vehicle: Young drivers can no longer break into the NASCAR scene on talent alone", ESPN The Magazine, March 21, 2012. Accessed June 5, 2012. "But one smart racer, 22-year-old Paulie Harraka, out of Wayne, N.J., has a plan to fund adroit drivers, whatever their economic standing. Harraka talks a mile a minute, thinks faster than he talks, and drives faster than he thinks."
- Branch, John. "Jacobs Is a Bull of a Runner and a Teddy Bear of a Father", The New York Times, January 6, 2008. Accessed June 5, 2012. "'It was worth every yard and every penny,' Brandon Jacobs said Thursday as he sat at his kitchen table in Wayne, N.J."
- "Vilas Extended by Mayer", The New York Times, February 13, 1977. Accessed December 10, 2007. "Guillermo Vilas, the Argentine left hander, had unexpectedly strong opposition, but ousted young Gene Mayer of Wayne, N.J., 7-6, 7–6, 6–1, in the semifinals of the $50,000 Springfield International, a Grand Prix tennis tournament."
- Lustig, Jay. "Run-DMC hip-hops into Rock's Hall of Fame", The Star-Ledger, January 15, 2009. Accessed April 18, 2012. "'People didn't look at rap as a legit part of music,' said McDaniels, a New York City native who now lives in Wayne. 'They thought it wasn't original, it wasn't creative. But people don't understand: we write, produce and arrange songs the same way any other songwriter would.'"
- Domingo, Odeen. "Rutgers' Neill gets his bowl game", USA Today, December 27, 2005. Accessed March 31, 2011. "When he started making his own mark on the field, Neill was a star who gave Schiano's first recruiting class legitimacy, at a time when you couldn't find a Rutgers hat in the stores of Neill's hometown of Wayne, N.J., an hour's drive from campus."
- Biggs, Brad. "Aromashodu says coaches can't expect everyone to be perfect: Receiver adds coaches sometimes call the wrong plays", Chicago Tribune, September 29, 2010. Accessed March 31, 2011. "Tight end Greg Olsen, who grew up in Wayne, N.J., not far from New Meadowlands Stadium, will be playing near home for the first time since high school."
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- Fensom, Michael J. "Jets Four Downs with Ryan Quigley: 'You can say we're like golfers'", The Star-Ledger, December 1, 2013. Accessed December 13, 2013. "[Q] You live with tight end Chris Pantale and his family in Wayne.... [A] He found out Tuesday night. It was awesome. His family is so happy for him. His sister is in college so I use her room."
- Staff. "Sam J. Porcello Obituary", The Star-Ledger, May 14, 2012. Accessed August 22, 2014. "Sam was born and raised in Newark, N.J., and lived in Wayne, N.J., before moving to Toms River in 1974.
- Queen Latifah, Gale Cengage. Accessed January 16, 2012. "Although she found it necessary to live much of the year in Los Angeles during the taping of the show, Latifah maintained a home in Wayne, New Jersey, and never ceased to consider New Jersey her home."
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- Hyman, Vicki. "'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Danielle Staub's home on the market, bidet, tanning bed and all", The Star-Ledger, June 14, 2010. Accessed March 31, 2011. "Coldwell Banker agent Bob Lindsay got the listing through the courts. The Tudor-style house, in the tony Horizon Heights section of Wayne, is more than 3,000 square feet, with a two-story entry foyer and mirror staircases, a billiard room with wet bar, a pool and cabana, a gym and the requisite in-house tanning room."
- Romano, Tricia. "Electro-Shock Techno Jock Morgan Geist Gives Clubland a Jolt", The Village Voice, March 5, 2002. Accessed November 16, 2013. "When he was growing up in Wayne, New Jersey, Geist's initial exposure to dance music was limited to the odd track like Kevin Saunderson's 'Big Fun' and 'Good Life.'"
- Staff. "Storm Queen debuts at number one", Belfast Telegraph, November 10, 2013. Accessed November 16, 2013. "Storm Queen - aka Statesider Morgan Geist - was among a trio of new entries in the singles top 10, with former X Factor winners Little Mix and seasoned pop star Britney Spears - with her 22nd top 10 track - also dropping records."
- Barry, Jan. "Army general from Wayne had key role at Ford funeral", The Record (Bergen County), January 1, 2007. "Swan, who grew up in Wayne, was the military escort for Betty Ford at the funeral ceremonies in California and in the nation's capital, where he is the commander of the Military District of Washington. Swan's widely televised role as Mrs. Ford's escort set off a buzz among former neighbors in the Pines Lake section where he grew up and among Wayne Hills High School classmates."
- Ung, Elisa. "Wayne teenager now a big part of The Americans", The Record (Bergen County), January 28, 2015. Accessed January 28, 2015. "As The Americans begins its third season tonight, the teenage character played by actress Holly Taylor will become a major focus of the critically acclaimed FX drama. But at Wayne Hills High School, Taylor is no big deal — just a petite 17-year-old junior who juggles honors English, AP environmental science, psychology and art.... 'Those are definitely spy qualities,' the actress said in a recent interview in the rental apartment in Wayne where her family has lived since she was 2."
- via Associated Press. "JERSEY PARK URGED ON TERHUNE ESTATE", The New York Times, April 14, 1966. Accessed March 10, 2012. "WAYNE, N.J., April 13 (AP) Sunnybank, the home of the late Albert Payson Terhune made famous in his book, "Lad: A Dog," and other books, is unoccupied."
- Staff. "ALBERT P. TERHUNE, NOTED AUTHOR, DIES; Writer of Stories About Dogs Stricken at Pompton Lakes – His Kennel Famous: ONCE DID SCREEN WORK: Published 'Lad: A Dog,' First in Canine Series, in 1919 – Reporter on The World", The New York Times, February 19, 1942. Accessed March 10, 2012.
- Picker, David. "Montclair Celebrates One of Its Own", The New York Times, February 5, 2008. Accessed March 31, 2011. "That should not be difficult to arrange, since Tyree lives in nearby Wayne and has maintained close ties to the Montclair football program since departing in 1998 to begin his college career at Syracuse."
- Hubbard, Daniel. "'Housewives' Haven't Spoken To Each Other Since Filming Wrapped", WaynePatch, August 29, 2012. Accessed September 23, 2012. "Teresa Giudice has not spoken to any of the castmates, not even her brother Joe, sister-in-law Melissa Gorga, and cousin Kathy Wakile, of Wayne, since filming wrapped last year."
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