Colts Neck Township, New Jersey
|Colts Neck Township, New Jersey|
|Township of Colts Neck|
Map of Colts Neck Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Colts Neck Township, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||February 18, 1847 as Atlantic Township|
|Renamed||November 6, 1962 as Colts Neck Township|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Mayor||Thomas Orgo (Republican Party, term ends December 31, 2016)|
|• Administrator||Kathleen M. Capristo|
|• Clerk||Beth Kara|
|• Total||31.792 sq mi (82.341 km2)|
|• Land||30.731 sq mi (79.593 km2)|
|• Water||1.061 sq mi (2.748 km2) 3.34%|
|Area rank||78th of 566 in state
6th of 53 in county
|Elevation||59 ft (18 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2015)||10,039|
|• Rank||243rd of 566 in state
19th of 53 in county
|• Density||330.0/sq mi (127.4/km2)|
|• Density rank||471st of 566 in state
51st of 53 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0882602|
Colts Neck Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 10,142, reflecting a decline of 2,189 (-17.8%) from the 12,331 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,772 (+44.1%) from the 8,559 counted in the 1990 Census.
What is now Colts Neck Township was established by an act of the New Jersey Legislature as Atlantic Township on February 18, 1847, from portions of Freehold Township, Middletown Township and Shrewsbury Township. The name was changed to "Colts Neck Township" as of November 6, 1962, based on the results of a referendum held that day.
- 1 Community
- 2 Geography
- 3 Economy
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Government
- 6 Education
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Notable people
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Colts Neck is a community in Central New Jersey, located within the New York metropolitan area. Many people choose to move to Colts Neck due to its open space and proximity to the Jersey Shore, while still being within commuting distance of New York City and, to a lesser extent, Philadelphia. The township's strict zoning ordinances have long kept out urban development and chain stores, allowing for locally owned businesses, while still being close to malls, movie theaters, and other amenities in neighboring communities. A 2007 study of New Jersey's wealthiest communities listed Colts Neck as New Jersey's 16th wealthiest municipality and categorized the township's population as "top rung", meaning:
These communities are the wealthiest consumer market, representing less than 1 percent of all U.S. households. These highly educated residents are in their peak earning years, aged 45 to 64, in married-couple households, with or without children. The median age is 42.3 years. With the purchasing power to indulge any choice, Top Rung residents travel in style, both domestically and overseas. This is the top market for owning or leasing a luxury car; residents favor new imported vehicles, especially convertibles. Exercise and community activities are part of their busy lifestyle. Avid readers, these residents find time to read two or more daily newspapers and countless books.
The township has a Farmland Preservation Committee which to date has preserved nearly 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land, providing one way in which Colts Neck has been able to prevent large-scale development. The township has strict zoning regulations, and because there is no public water or sewage service, most homes must be built on lots covering a minimum of 2, 5 and 10 acres (4.0 ha).
Originally a farming community, Colts Neck has long been known for its large number of equestrian farms. From the 1950s into the 1970s many of Colts Neck's heavily wooded areas were developed with large colonial and ranch-style houses on acre-sized lots. In the 1980s and continuing into the 2000s much of the town's farm land has been replaced with large houses, mansions and sprawling estates, although a large number of equestrian farms remain. During this time period increasing home prices in northern New Jersey and New York City resulted in large numbers of people moving to central New Jersey, causing real estate prices in Colts Neck and surrounding towns to rise considerably over the course of the two decades. Colts Neck real estate prices remain high despite the economic downturn: as of November 2012, the average listing price of a house was $1,433,112 and the number of home sales is down 41.4% from the previous year.
Many of Colts Neck's residents are professional business people who commute into New York City's financial district, as could be seen in the unusual proportion of the small community who were lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks upon the World Trade Center. A memorial garden dedicated to the five members of the community who were lost was created at the municipal center by sculptor Jim Gary, a member of the community who was raised in Colts Neck. The central feature of the memorial garden is his sculpture of metal and stained glass.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 31.792 square miles (82.341 km2), including 30.731 square miles (79.593 km2) of land and 1.061 square miles (2.748 km2) of water (3.34%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bucks Mill, Cooks Mills, Hominy Hill, Lippincott, Montrose, Phalanx, Scobeyville, Swimming River and Vanderburg.
Laird & Company produces Laird's Applejack at its facility in the Scobeyville section of the township. Since the end of distilling in Colts Neck in 1972, the company has had its apples picked and distilled in Virginia, and then brought north to be aged, blended and bottled at its facility in the township. The only remaining producer of Applejack in the United States, the company received the first license granted by the United States Department of the Treasury, which was granted in 1780.
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A 2007 study of New Jersey's wealthiest communities shows Colts Neck had a median household income of $166,495, up from $109,190 in 2000, and the average household income was $232,520. The per capita income for the township as of 2007 was $70,781 up from $46,795 in 2000. The average household net worth, not including equity in homes, is $1,088,351 and the average disposable income for a household is $140,507.
The 2010 United States Census counted 10,142 people, 3,277 households, and 2,848 families residing in the township. The population density was 330.0 per square mile (127.4/km2). The township contained 3,735 housing units at an average density of 121.5 per square mile (46.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 92.17% (9,348) White, 1.67% (169) Black or African American, 0.01% (1) Native American, 4.58% (464) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.36% (37) from other races, and 1.21% (123) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.54% (359) of the population.
Out of a total of 3,277 households, 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.4% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.33.
In the township, 28.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 17.0% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.6 years. For every 100 females the census counted 96.2 males, but for 100 females at least 18 years old, it was 94.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $154,491 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,020) and the median family income was $166,909 (+/- $14,315). Males had a median income of $117,917 (+/- $16,897) versus $67,188 (+/- $14,434) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $65,919 (+/- $6,519). About 2.0% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 12,331 people, 3,513 households, and 3,193 families residing in the township. The population density was 392.4 people per square mile (151.5/km²). There were 3,614 housing units at an average density of 115.0 per square mile (44.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 85.51% White, 7.89% African American, 0.23% Native American, 3.63% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.22% of the population.
There were 3,513 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.1% were non-families. 7.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.33.
In the township the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $109,190, and the median income for a family was $117,980. Males had a median income of $55,609 versus $38,457 for females. The per capita income for the township was $46,795. 2.8% of the population and 2.2% of families were living below the poverty line, including 2.2% of under eighteens and 2.8% of those over 64.
Colts Neck is governed under the township form of government. The five-member Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle. At an annual reorganization meeting, the township committee selects one of its members to serve as mayor and another as deputy mayor.
As of 2016[update], the Colts Neck Township Committee consists of Mayor Thomas Orgo (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2017; term as mayor ends 2016), Deputy Mayor Michael D. Fitzgerald (R, term on committee end 2018; term as deputy mayor ends 2016), Joseph "J.P." Bartolomeo (R, 2018), Edward C. Eastman Jr. (R, 2017; appointed to serve an unespired term) and Russell Macnow (R, 2016).
In January 2016, the Township Committee selected Edward C. Eastman Jr. from three candidates nominated by the Republicam municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in December 2017 following the resignation of Jarrett R. Engel; Eastman will serve on an interim basis until the November 2016 general election, when voters will choose a candidate to serve the balance of the term.
The Colts Neck Fire Department is split between two fire companies. Company #1, organized in 1926, is located on Route 537. Company #2, located on Conover Road, was established in 1970. In case of a hazardous materials emergency, the HazMat team from the Middletown Township Special Services unit is called.
Federal, state and county representation
Colts Neck Township is located in the 4th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Colts Neck Township had been in the 12th state legislative district.
New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
For the 2016–2017 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 11th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jennifer Beck (R, Red Bank) and in the General Assembly by Joann Downey (D, Freehold Township) and Eric Houghtaling (D, Neptune Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director. As of 2014[update], Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014), Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014), Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016), John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015) and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township), Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale) and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 7,303 registered voters in Colts Neck Township, of which 952 (13.0%) were registered as Democrats, 2,805 (38.4%) were registered as Republicans and 3,539 (48.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 7 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 72.6% of the vote (3,912 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 26.4% (1,420 votes), and other candidates with 1.0% (55 votes), among the 5,423 ballots cast by the township's 7,634 registered voters (36 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 71.0%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 67.8% of the vote (3,970 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 30.4% (1,781 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (46 votes), among the 5,856 ballots cast by the township's 7,581 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.2%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 68.8% of the vote (3,929 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 28.5% (1,629 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (37 votes), among the 5,708 ballots cast by the township's 7,200 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 79.3.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 83.5% of the vote (2,630 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 15.2% (478 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (40 votes), among the 3,189 ballots cast by the township's 7,624 registered voters (41 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 41.8%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 76.7% of the vote (3,174 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 17.9% (741 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 4.7% (193 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (16 votes), among the 4,139 ballots cast by the township's 7,433 registered voters, yielding a 55.7% turnout.
Students in public school attend the Colts Neck School District for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 1,182 students and 120.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.82:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Conover Road Primary School (grades PreK-2, 341 students), Conover Road Elementary School (grades 3-5, 377 students) and Cedar Drive Middle School (grades 6-8, 464 students).
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Colts Neck High School, along with students from portions of Howell Township and Marlboro Township. The Freehold Regional High School District serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro Township.
Typically, about 20% of the township's K-8 population attend private schools. These include Ranney School, Rumson Country Day School and St. Leo the Great School. At the high school level about half of all students attend private schools, including Christian Brothers Academy, Lawrenceville School, Peddie School, Ranney School, Red Bank Catholic High School, Mater Dei High School and St. John Vianney High School.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 132.59 miles (213.38 km) of roadways, of which 103.86 miles (167.15 km) were maintained by the municipality, 15.52 miles (24.98 km) by Monmouth County and 13.21 miles (21.26 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The Garden State Parkway is accessible in neighboring Holmdel Township, Middletown Township, Tinton Falls and Wall Township. Interstate 195 is also outside the township, in neighboring Wall and Howell Township.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Colts Neck Township include:
- Teresa Aprea, reality TV star and former cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey alongside her twin sister, Nicole.
- Robert E. Brennan (born 1944), entrepreneur who built the penny stock brokerage firm, First Jersey Securities. Brennan was later convicted of fraud and was arrested at his home in Colts Neck in 2001.
- David Bryan (born 1962), of the band Bon Jovi.
- Lillian G. Burry, member of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders who had served as mayor of Colts Neck.
- Caroline Casagrande (born 1976), Assemblywoman for the 12th District of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Patty Casazza, one of the four Jersey Girls. Her husband, John F. Casazza, died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at age 38.
- Wayne Chrebet (born 1973), now-retired wide receiver who spent his career with the New York Jets.
- Steven E. Fass, President & CEO of White Mountains Insurance Group.
- Jim Gary (1939–2006), sculptor, popularly known for his large, colorful creations of dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts as well as for his elegant life-sized figures and fine art. His gallery, Iron Butterfly, was founded in his "hometown" of Colts Neck and remained there for many years.
- Al Golden (born 1969), former head football coach, University of Miami
- Charles Haight (1838–1891), United States congressman who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1867-1871.
- Walt Hameline (born 1951), Director of Athletics and former head football coach at Wagner College.
- Pete Harnisch (born 1966), former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the New York Mets.
- Ashley Higginson (born 1989), middle distance runner who has made the U.S. team for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in the 3000 meter steeplechase.
- Joe Klecko (born 1953), former player of the New York Jets.
- Queen Latifah (born 1970), rapper and actress.
- Jacquie Lee (born 1997), singer came in second place on The Voice season 5.
- Pat Light (born 1991), pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.
- Heather Locklear (born 1961), actress.
- Eric Munoz (1947–2009), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from May 2001, where he represented the 21st legislative district, until his death.
- Jim Nantz (born 1959), lead NFL and NCAA men's basketball commentator for CBS.
- Nicole Napolitano, reality TV star and former cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey alongside her twin sister, Teresa.
- Patti Scialfa (born 1953), singer-songwriter, musician and member of the E Street Band.
- Bruce Springsteen (born 1949), rock and roll legend, owns the town's largest equestrian farm and built his home on the farm. He recorded a large part of his album Nebraska in a house he rented in Colts Neck.
- Hans K. Ziegler (1911–1999), pioneer in the field of communication satellites and the use of photovoltaic solar cells as a power source for satellites.
- Jon Stewart (born 1962), comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, former television host 
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- District information for Colts Neck Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 11, 2014.
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- Conover Road Primary School, Colts Neck School District. Accessed September 2, 2013.
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- Guide to 2011-12 Attendance Boundaries 12_15_11_0.pdf A Guide to 2011-2012 FRHSD Attendance Boundary: Which High School Will My Child Attend?, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed August 5, 2012. "The following is a list of streets, by municipality, that are assigned to a Freehold Regional District high school outside of their hometown."
- Freehold Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 29, 2016. "The Freehold Regional High School District, the largest regional high school District in New Jersey, has six high schools with over 11,000 students and over 1,500 employees and spans 200 square miles. District members include the townships of Colts Neck, Freehold, Howell, Manalapan, and Marlboro, and the boroughs of Englishtown, Farmingdale, and Freehold."
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- Martin, Patti. "'NJ Housewives' Add Colts Neck Twins to Cast", The Two River Times, May 30, 2014. Accessed November 27, 2014. "There are countless housewives in Monmouth County, but only two Colts Neck-area sisters can call themselves The Real Housewives of New Jersey.... And much of that drama will be delivered courtesy of some familiar faces – sisters Teresa Napolitano Aprea and Nicole Napolitano Mauriello, who hail from Colts Neck."
- "Metro Business Briefing; EX-FINANCIER INDICTED AGAIN", The New York Times, November 2, 2000. Accessed July 8, 2012. "Mr. Brennan, 56, of Colts Neck, N.J., was left bankrupt by millions of dollars in judgments resulting from a 1994 suit that claimed he had cheated investors and enriched himself by manipulating stock prices."
- Staff. "People: Nusres from Nebraska Booted From Survivor", The Press of Atlantic City, April 20, 2002. Accessed April 17, 2011. "Bryan lives in Colts Neck Township with his wife and their three young children."
- Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed September 24, 2015. "Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Committeewoman of Colts Neck Township, 1997-2006"
- District 12 Profile, Eagleton Institute of Politics. Accessed November 11, 2007. "His GOP running mate is Caroline Casagrande of Colts Neck, an attorney in the Matawan firm of Cleary, Alfieri, Jones & Hoyle who currently serves as the Township Attorney for Manalapan."
- Stolberg, Sheryl Gay. "9/11 Widows Skillfully Applied The Power of a Question: Why?", The New York Times, April 1, 2004. Accessed July 8, 2012. "Kristen Breitweiser was at home in Middletown, N.J., cleaning out closets. Patty Casazza of Colts Neck was dashing to the dry cleaners. Lorie Van Auken of East Brunswick was headed out to do grocery shopping. Her neighbor Mindy Kleinberg had just packed her children off to school."
- New York wide receiver Wayne Chrebet has found a new sport to love, Hoof Beats, accessed January 11, 2007. "Four years ago, he [Chrebet] moved into the horse country of Colts Neck, N.J., and couldn't help but admire the equine specimens with whom he shared his neighborhood."
- Staff. "Who's What Where", The Boston Globe, March 12, 2000. Accessed April 17, 2011. "White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd., headquartered in Hanover, has added Raymond Barrette of Hanover and Steven E. Fass of Colts Neck, N.J., to its board of directors."
- Fox, Margalit. "Jim Gary, Sculptor Inspired by Junk, Dies at 66", The New York Times, January 19, 2006. Accessed November 27, 2007. "He was 66 and lived in Farmingdale, N.J.... James Gary was born in Sebastian, Fla., on March 17, 1939, and grew up in Colts Neck."
- Weiss, Dick. "University of Miami lures Temple's Al Golden to take over as the Hurricanes' new football coach", New York Daily News, December 13, 2010. Accessed January 7, 2011. "Golden, who is from Colts Neck, N.J. and was the starting tight end and captain of Penn State's 1991 team, will reportedly sign a four year deal worth close to $8 million dollars."
- Charles Haight, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 15, 2007.
- 2011 Football Coaching Staff - Walt Hameline, Wagner Seahawks football. Accessed September 24, 2015. "Hameline resides in Colts Neck, NJ, with his wife, Debi, and they are the proud parents of daughters Kristen and Kelly."
- Safran, Chad. "Pete Harnisch - Bringing It Home", Living In Colts Neck, March 4, 2009. Accessed September 24, 2015. "Pete first visited this area in 1984 and made it his permanent home in 1992 – first in Howell and then in Colts Neck."
- Ashley Higginson, United States Olympic Committee. Accessed August 9, 2016. "Birthplace: Staten Island, N.Y.; Hometown: Colts Neck, N.J.; High School: Colts Neck High School (Colts Neck, N.J.) '07"
- Holt, Shannon. "Joe Klecko - Blue Collar Player", National Football League Players Association press release dated December 22, 2004. Accessed February 17, 2008. "Klecko and his wife, Debbie, currently reside in Colts Neck, NJ, where Joe serves as a representative for various construction companies."
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- Cheslow, Jerry. " LIVING IN/COLTS NECK, N.J.Wide Open Spaces, and a Place to Park Your Horse", The New York Times, September 12, 2004. Accessed September 24, 2015. "The large property and home sizes have attracted many celebrities, among them Bruce Springsteen -- who owns a 378-acre horse farm -- Queen Latifah and Heather Locklear."
- Jordan, Chris; and Radel, Dan. "Jacquie Lee sparks a sensation on 'The Voice'", Asbury Park Press, December 17, 2013. Accessed December 18, 2013. "Jacquie Lee, the 16 year old singing sensation from Colts Neck and the Ranney School, is in the finals of The Voice."
- Edelson, Stephen. "Former CBA star Pat Light makes MLB debut for Red Sox", Asbury Park Press, April 27, 2016. Accessed August 21, 2016. "With the Boston Red Sox leading 11-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night in Atlanta, manager John Farrell summoned Colts Neck native Pat Light to the mound for his major league debut."
- Staff. "Eric Munoz, 61, N.J. assemblyman, dies", Courier-Post, April 1, 2009. Accessed September 24, 2015. "A native of Colts Neck, he graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1974."
- CBS Sports Team: Jim Nantz, CBS Sports. Accessed April 4, 2008. "He was born May 17, 1959, in Charlotte, N.C., and grew up in Colts Neck, N.J."
- Staff. "Bruce Springsteen supports daughter Jessica at show jumping tournament", Hello (magazine), June 7, 2013. Accessed January 13, 2014. "Jessica, who has been riding since she was 15, inherited her passion for horses from her mother, Patti, 59, who raised her at the family's Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey."
- Peele, Thomas. "Legacy of activism comes from the Boss", The Vindicator, May 17, 2005. Accessed July 8, 2012. "In January 1982, he recorded a batch of songs in his bedroom of a rented house in Colts Neck, N.J. Ten were released that October as Nebraska, a stark, brooding collection about serial killers, gamblers, thieves and growing up poor."
- Staff. "Space Pioneer, Once Hitler's", Asbury Park Press, April 11, 1976, copy archived by United States Army Communications-Electronics Command. Accessed September 24, 2015. "Dr. Hans K. Ziegler witnessed both those scenes.... Ziegler, of Colts Neck Township, retired March 1 as director of the Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory at the Army Electronics Command (ECOM)."
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