Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
|Borough of Franklin Lakes|
Map highlighting Franklin Lakes's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 11, 1922|
|Named for||William Franklin|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Frank Bivona (R, term ends December 31, 2022)|
|• Administrator||Gregory C. Hart|
|• Municipal clerk||Gail M. Rulli|
|• Total||9.88 sq mi (25.60 km2)|
|• Land||9.41 sq mi (24.38 km2)|
|• Water||0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2) 4.75%|
|Area rank||212th of 565 in state|
3rd of 70 in county
|Elevation||522 ft (159 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||231st of 566 in state|
35th of 70 in county
|• Density||1,129.1/sq mi (435.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||364th of 566 in state|
65th of 70 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885225|
Franklin Lakes is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 10,590, reflecting an increase of 168 (+1.6%) from the 10,422 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 549 (+5.6%) from the 9,873 counted in the 1990 Census. Becton Dickinson, a Fortune 500 company, is headquartered in Franklin Lakes.
Franklin Lakes was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Franklin Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 11, 1922. The borough was named for William Franklin, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, a steadfast Loyalist who served as the last colonial Governor of New Jersey.
The borough is one of the state's highest-income communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2014–2018, Franklin Lakes residents had a median household income of $159,883, more than double the statewide median. In 2010, Forbes ranked Franklin Lakes at 146th in its listing of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes," with a median home price of $1,306,546.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.88 square miles (25.60 km2), including 9.41 square miles (24.38 km2) of land and 0.47 square miles (1.21 km2) of water (4.75%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or wholly within the borough include Bakers Pond, Blauvelt Lakes, Campgaw, Crystal Lakes, Ferdinands Mills, Hopper Lake, Pulis Mills and Shadow Lake.
The 2010 United States census counted 10,590 people, 3,527 households, and 3,012 families in the borough. The population density was 1,129.1 per square mile (435.9/km2). There were 3,692 housing units at an average density of 393.6 per square mile (152.0/km2). The racial makeup was 88.92% (9,417) White, 1.41% (149) Black or African American, 0.04% (4) Native American, 7.34% (777) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.83% (88) from other races, and 1.46% (155) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% (525) of the population.
Of the 3,527 households, 40.2% had children under the age of 18; 76.4% were married couples living together; 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present and 14.6% were non-families. Of all households, 12.6% were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.29.
27.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.9 years. For every 100 females, the population had 97.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $151,224 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,426) and the median family income was $155,156 (+/- $33,998). Males had a median income of $125,586 (+/- $20,759) versus $63,170 (+/- $13,069) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $74,219 (+/- $9,917). About 0.7% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census of 2000, there were 10,422 people, 3,322 households, and 2,959 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,102.5 people per square mile (425.8/km2). There were 3,395 housing units at an average density of 359.2 per square mile (138.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.35% White, 0.92% African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population. 29.8% of residents reported being of Italian ancestry in the 2000 Census, the highest percentage recorded as a percentage of borough population.
There were 3,322 households, out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.9% were non-families. 8.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 28.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $132,373, and the median income for a family was $142,930. Males had a median income of $97,233 versus $45,588 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $59,763. About 2.6% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
Franklin Lakes hosts the corporate headquarters of Becton Dickinson, the medical technology firm founded in 1897. Medco Health Solutions, a leading pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), was based here until it was acquired by Express Scripts, another PBM, in 2012.
Franklin Lakes has been the setting of several reality television shows, including: Bravo network's series The Real Housewives of New Jersey, MTV's My Super Sweet 16, and VH1's My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. Franklin Lakes was also used for filming the fictional upstate New York town of Dargerville in the Law & Order episode "Knock-Off".
Franklin Lakes is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 565) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, 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 is comprised 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 Franklin Lakes 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. All council meetings are held at the Borough Hall located on DeKorte Drive, formerly Municipal Drive.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Franklin Lakes is Republican Frank Bivona, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2022. Bivona replaced former Mayor Maura DeNicola after she was elected to the Bergen County Board of chosen freeholders. Members of the Franklin Lakes Borough Council are Council President Paulette D. Ramsey (R, 2020), Joseph P. Cadicina (R, 2022), Charles J. X. Kahwaty (R, 2021), Joseph F. Kelly (R, 2020), Thomas G. Lambrix (R, 2021) and Ann Swist (R, 2022).
The borough administrator is Gregory C. Hart.
The Franklin Lakes Police Department is headed by Chief Carmine Pezzuti.
The Franklin Lakes Fire Department is an all-volunteer fire department, founded in 1924. The FLFD has two locations, one known as "Headquarters" which is located off of Franklin Avenue, and the other is the "Southside" Firehouse, located on Franklin Lakes Road. The current chief of the FLFD is Chuck Bohny.
The Franklin Lakes Office of Emergency Management is located at 745 Franklin Ave. The current Emergency Management Coordinator is Joe Barcelo.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Josh Gottheimer (D, Wyckoff). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).
For the 2020–2021 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 40th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Kristin Corrado (R, Totowa) and in the General Assembly by Christopher DePhillips (R, Wyckoff) and Kevin J. Rooney (R, Wyckoff).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by the seven-member Bergen County Board of County Commissioners (formerly the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders). The freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year; a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore are selected from among its seven members at a reorganization meeting held every January. Other Bergen County Constitutional Offices include County Clerk, Sheriff, and Surrogate. These offices all have 3 year terms, and are elected on a partisan basis.
County Executive and Board of Commissioners
As of July 2021[update], the County Executive is Democrat James J. Tedesco III of Paramus, whose term of office ends December 31, 2022. The current members of the Bergen County Board of Commissioners are Freeholder Chairman Steven A. Tanelli (D, North Arlington, 2021), Freeholder Vice-Chairwoman Tracy Silna Zur (D, Franklin Lakes, 2021), Freeholder Chairman Pro-Tempore Dr. Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee, 2023) Mary J. Amoroso (D, Mahwah, term as freeholder ends 2022), Germaine M. Ortiz (D, Emerson, term as freeholder ends 2022), Ramon M. Hache, Sr. (D, Ridgewood, 2023), and Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, term as freeholder ends 2022),
Other constitutional offices
Bergen County's constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale, 2021), Sheriff Anthony Cureton (D, Emerson, 2021) and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there was a total of 7,446 registered voters in Franklin Lakes, of whom 1,141 (15.3% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 3,307 (44.4% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans, and 2,986 (40.1% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 70.3% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 96.8% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2016 presidential election, Republican Donald Trump received 3,721 votes (61.2% vs. 41.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton with 2,153 votes (35.4% vs. 54.2%) and other candidates with 202 votes (3.3% vs. 4.6%), among the 6,131 ballots cast by the borough's 8,367 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.3% (vs. 72.5% in Bergen County). In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 3,910 votes (69.6% vs. 43.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,601 votes (28.5% vs. 54.8%) and other candidates with 44 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 5,614 ballots cast by the borough's 7,881 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.2% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 3,818 votes (62.6% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 2,206 votes (36.2% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 29 votes (0.5% vs. 0.8%), among the 6,095 ballots cast by the borough's 7,698 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.2% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 3,819 votes (65.9% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 1,923 votes (33.2% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 32 votes (0.6% vs. 0.7%), among the 5,792 ballots cast by the borough's 7,251 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.9% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 81.6% of the vote (2,697 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 17.8% (587 votes), and other candidates with 0.6% (20 votes), among the 3,360 ballots cast by the borough's 7,580 registered voters (56 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 44.3%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 2,739 votes (69.9% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,023 votes (26.1% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 110 votes (2.8% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 17 votes (0.4% vs. 0.5%), among the 3,918 ballots cast by the borough's 7,564 registered voters, yielding a 51.8% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
Students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Franklin Lakes Public Schools. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 1,121 students and 138.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.1:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Colonial Road School with 245 students in grades K-5, High Mountain Road School with 218 students in grades PreK-5, Woodside Avenue School with 254 students in grades K-5 and Franklin Avenue Middle School with 418 students in grades 6–8.
Public high school students from Franklin Lakes in ninth through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, which also serves students from Oakland and Wyckoff. Before enrolling, students have the option to choose to attend either of the district's high schools. Schools in the high school district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) available to students from Franklin Lakes are Indian Hills High School, located in Oakland (1,062 students) and Ramapo High School, located in Franklin Lakes (1,222 students). The district's nine-member board of education oversees the operation of the district; seats on the board are allocated based on population, with two of the nine seats allocated to Franklin Lakes.
Prior to the formation of the regional high school district, students from Franklin Lakes and Wyckoff had attended Ramsey High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship, until the Ramsey Public School District informed officials from the two communities that the Ramsey school would no longer have space to accommodate out-of-district students after the 1956–57 school year. Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff (FLOW district) approved the creation of a regional high school in 1954 by a vote of 1,060 to 51, with Ramapo High School (in Franklin Lakes) opened in 1957 and Indian Hills High School in 1960.
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.
Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a K-8 elementary school that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Newark. In 2016, the school was one of ten schools in New Jersey, and one of four non-public school in the state, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 92.97 miles (149.62 km) of roadways, of which 71.64 miles (115.29 km) were maintained by the municipality, 16.75 miles (26.96 km) by Bergen County, and 4.58 miles (7.37 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Route 208 runs for 2.2 miles (3.5 km) across the borough's midsection, from Wyckoff to its western terminus at its intersection with Interstate 287 in Oakland. Interstate 287 enters on the borough's western border with Oakland and heads north towards Mahwah, with the highway's exit 59 in the borough. County Route 502 (Breakneck Road / Franklin Lakes Road) enters from Wayne Township in Passaic County at the borough's southwest corner, runs along the border with Oakland and re-enters Franklin Lakes, heading north towards Wyckoff.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Franklin Lakes include:
- Noelle Bassi (born 1983), butterfly swimmer who won the silver medal in the women's 200m butterfly event at the 2003 Pan American Games.
- John Calipari (born 1959), NBA and college basketball coach.
- Cindy Callaghan (born c. 1970), author of children's books whose first book, Just Add Magic, was adapted into an Amazon television series by the same name.
- Harry Carson (born 1953), Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker who played for the New York Giants and co-host of Fox's Giants Game Plan.
- Derrick Coleman (born 1967), former NBA player who played for the New Jersey Nets.
- Blake Costanzo (born 1984), football player.
- John Culligan (1916–2004), former CEO of American Home Products (later Wyeth, now Pfizer).
- Richard W. DeKorte (1936–1975), former mayor of Franklin Lakes who served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Kirk DeMicco, screenwriter, director and producer, best known for writing and directing Space Chimps and The Croods.
- Dwight Gooden (born 1964), former MLB pitcher for the New York Mets.
- Melissa Gorga (born 1979), reality television personality and singer., who has been featured as one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Dan Grunfeld (born 1984), professional basketball player.
- Ernie Grunfeld (born 1955), former NBA player and general manager.
- Ron Harper Jr. (born 2000), college basketball player for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
- Morgan Hoffmann (born 1989), professional golfer.
- Sam Huff (born 1934), former linebacker and game day radio color commentator for the Washington Redskins, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Janet Jacobs (1928-2017), shortstop and center fielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
- Michael Jackson (1958–2009), singer, lived in Franklin Lakes during 2007.
- Tommy John (born 1943), All-Star pitcher who lived in Franklin Lakes while with the New York Yankees.
- Carolyn Kaelin (1961–2015) cancer surgeon at the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute who founded the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1995.
- Tanya Kalyvas (born 1979), former footballer who played as a midfielder for the Greece women's national team.
- Bernard Kerik (born 1955), former New York City Police Commissioner.
- Grace Kim (born 1968), former professional tennis player.
- Bernard King (born 1956), former player for the New Jersey Nets.
- Ross Krautman (born 1991), placekicker for the Syracuse Orange football team.
- Jacqueline Laurita (born 1970), cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Matt LoVecchio (born 1982), starting quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team in 2000–01, and for Indiana University in 2003–04.
- Caroline Manzo (born 1961), cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Dina Manzo, cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Gheorghe Mureșan (born 1971), former professional basketball player; at 7'7" (2.31 m), he is arguably the tallest man to ever play in the NBA.
- Tom Murro (born 1966), journalist, columnist, television personality.
- Willie Randolph (born 1954), former MLB player and manager for the New York Mets.
- Kelly Ripa (born 1970), actress and talk show host.
- Chris Simms (born 1980), Former NFL quarterback.
- Matt Simms (born 1988), NFL quarterback who plays for the New York Jets.
- Phil Simms (born 1954), former New York Giants quarterback, football commentator.
- John A. Spizziri (born 1934), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1972 to 1978.
- Gerald L. Storch (born 1956), former CEO of Toys "R" Us.
- James "J.T." Taylor (born 1953), singer-songwriter/producer of Kool & the Gang.
- Justin Trattou (born 1988), defensive end who has played in the NFL for the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings.
- Keith Van Horn (born 1975), former NBA player who lived in Franklin Lakes during his time with the New Jersey Nets.
- Stuart Varney (born 1949), economics journalist who has appeared on the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network.
- Kaavya Viswanathan (born 1987), novelist noted for highly publicized plagiarism scandal.
- Jack Wallace (born 1998), ice sled hockey player who was a member of the gold medal-winning US team in Para ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. 
- Jane Wyatt (1910–2006), actress known for her role in Father Knows Best, was born in Campgaw but raised in New York City.
- Jeremy Zucker (born 1996), singer-songwriter best known for his song "Comethru", which has accumulated over 200 million streams on Spotify
- Ackerman-Boyd House – 1095 Franklin Lake Road (added 1983)
- Blauvelt House – 205 Woodside Avenue (added 1985)
- De Gray House – 650 Ewing Avenue (added 1983)
- Packer House – 600 Ewing Avenue (added 1983)
- Albert Pulis House – 322 Pulis Avenue (added 1983)
- Reaction Motors Rocket Test Facility – 936 Dogwood Trail (added 1979)
- Storms House – 1069 Franklin Lake Road (added 1984)
- Van Blarcom House – 834 Franklin Lake Road (added 1984)
- Van Houten House – 778 Vee Drive (added 1983)
- Van Houten-Ackerman House – 1150 Franklin Lake Road (added 1983)
- Van Koert-Winters House – 615 Franklin Avenue (added 1984)
- Van Winkle House – 798 Franklin Lake Road (added 1984)
- Aaron Winters House – 358 Woodside Avenue (added 1984)
- Winters-Courter House – 831 Circle Avenue (added 1983)
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- Staff. "Enrollments Tax Schools In Bergen; Auxiliary Rooms Are Being Converted for Classes and Construction Is Pushed", The New York Times, September 4, 1954. Accessed December 24, 2013. "How soon this plant will be ready is problematical, but there is pressure in the fact that Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes students will not be accepted at Ramsey High School after the fall of 1956."
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- Mattura, Greg. "Swimming to glory", The Record, October 31, 2002. Accessed March 16, 2008. "Noelle Bassi and her twin sister were given their first swimming lesson at age 2½, courtesy of their mother, who was leery of the potential dangers of an in-ground pool in their new Franklin Lakes home."
- Dobrow, Marty. "NBA education of John Calipari", Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 13, 1998. Accessed January 28, 2011. "They live in a wooded section of Franklin Lakes in North Jersey, far from the turnpike, far from the fray. It's a big house on a cul de sac, but not ostentatious. Not gated. Not shrouded in high shrubs. Just quiet. Calipari says that in a year and a half on the job he has been to New York City eight times, four of them when he's played the Knicks. 'I'm not a New York City guy,' he says."
- "Amazon Prime Conjures More of Cindy Callaghan's Just Add Magic", Broadway World, January 10, 2018. Accessed February 1, 2018. "A New Jersey native (she grew up in Franklin Lakes and is a graduate of Indian Hills High School in Oakland) and Delawarean since 1990, the University of Delaware undergrad and masters graduate frequently uses a fictionalized version of Wilmington, Del., and other areas in the state as settings for her novels."
- Boburg, Shawn. "Harry Carson replaces helmet for Midland Park charity auction" Archived September 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, The Record, February 27, 2011. Accessed May 25, 2011. "After former Giant and Hall of Famer Harry Carson's donation to a local charity was swiped at a fund-raising event, he was quick to make sure it wasn't the non-profit's loss. The legendary linebacker and Franklin Lakes resident did more than replace the autographed football helmet that mysteriously disappeared at the auction."
- Staff. "Score big at the Derrick Coleman Estate sale", The Detroit News, January 15, 2009. Accessed January 28, 2011. "We're selling the entire contents of Derrick's Franklin Lakes NJ home at 75 percent off says Coleman's longtime interior designer Mark Morganroth."
- Blake Costanzo, CSTV. Accessed December 6, 2007.
- Bayot, Jennifer. "John Culligan Dies at 88; Led Transformation of American Home",The New York Times, December 21, 2004. Accessed May 11, 2016. "John W. Culligan, who rose from the mailroom to serve as the chief executive of the American Home Products Corporation, maker of familiar medications like Advil, Anacin and Preparation H, died on Dec. 11 at his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J. He was 88."
- "In Memoriam: Richard William DeKorte", Amherst Magazine. Accessed May 11, 2016. "Sadly for us all, Dick DeKorte died of cancer on March 16, at his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J."
- Wassel, Bryan. "Wyckoff native talks up prehistoric adventure", Wyckoff Suburban News, March 16, 2013. Accessed November 13, 2013. "On March 9, Kirk DeMicco returned to where it all began.... The Wyckoff native and former Franklin Lakes resident said his passion for movies was born at a screening of Star Wars in the now-demolished movie theater on Route 4 that the AMC has replaced."
- Engel, Allison. "Cinematic Simians on a Space Safari" Archived November 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, USC News, July 18, 2008. Accessed November 13, 2013. "DeMicco, who grew up as the oldest of three in Franklin Lakes, N.J., said his immersion in storytelling began early."
- Wills, Kerry; and McShane, Larry. "Ex-Mets star Dwight Gooden not ready to talk about drug charge stemming from crash with son in car", Daily News|location=New York, March 25, 2010. Accessed January 28, 2011. "'When the time is right, I will,' Gooden said outside his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J. 'Now is not the time. Sorry.'"
- McGinley, Devin. "'Housewives' Cast Members Returning to Franklin Lakes; Melissa and Joe Gorga will be moving to the borough before the start of the school year.", WyckoffPatch, August 20, 2013. Accessed October 30, 2013. "Franklin Lakes is soon to add another Real Housewife. Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita already famously reside in the borough, and according to a report Tuesday from Us Weekly, Melissa and Joe Gorga will be moving nearby following the sale of their Montville home."
- Stiansen, Laura Adams. "Jersey Girl; Franklin Lakes Real Housewife Melissa Gorga shines in the spotlight", (201) magazine, November 2013. Accessed May 11, 2016.
- Shouler, Kenneth. "To Fix The Knicks: Can Ernie Grunfeld Bring an NBA Championship Back to New York?" Archived August 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Cigar Aficionado, September 1996. Accessed September 9, 2008. "In the off-season, Grunfeld has more time to spend with his wife, Nancy, and their two children, Rebecca and Danny, at their Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, home."
- Cooper, Darren. "Cooper: What's in a name, if it's Harper? Don Bosco Prep swingman Ron Harper Jr. carrying on family tradition of basketball excellence", The Record, March 14, 2017. Accessed October 13, 2020. "Harper Jr., a Franklin Lakes resident, grew up playing down low, since he was usually the biggest player on his team. But as time went on, he became more of a small forward. When he got to Don Bosco, his debut was rough."
- Hale, Sean. "A Golfer's Takeoff Bergen-born pro Morgan Hoffmann soars toward greatness—by slowing down.", Bergen Magazine, August 2017. Accessed May 28, 2020. "That’s Morgan Hoffmann’s goal in golf too, but in golf there’s a score. 'Even when you shoot an amazing round,' he says, 'you still have a couple of holes that could be better.' That never-satisfied attitude has helped propel the 28-year-old Franklin Lakes native, who grew up in Wyckoff, to recent successes such as a second- place finish at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., in February."
- Mistry, Roopa. "Navigating life off the gridiron", The Record, February 5, 2006. "Another Giants player who spent time in Franklin Lakes is Sam Huff.... In 1968, he moved to Franklin Lakes, and took a full-time position at the company after his last season in football with the Washington Redskins."
- Mojica, Frank. "Happy Birthday To Franklin Lakes' Sam Huff", Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Daily Voice, October 4, 2015. Accessed May 11, 2016. "Sam Huff, who moved to Franklin Lakes in 1968, turns 81 Sunday."
- Jamet Murk, AAGPBL.org. Accessed May 28, 2020. "Janet Bette Jacobs Murk, 88, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, passed away at Christian Health Care Center of age-related causes."
- Friedman, Roger. "Jacko Lived With New Jersey Family for Three Months", Fox News Channel, November 19, 2007. Accessed March 16, 2008. "Michael Jackson, homeless and drifting – and still in default on a $23 million loan against his Neverland Ranch – spent the last three months living in Franklin Lakes, N.J., in a family's private home, trying to be normal."
- Chass, Murray. "Reuschel, Yankees Still Apart", The New York Times, February 12, 1982. Accessed October 16, 2012. "Abstract – Rick Reuschel, like Tommy John, is involved in a contract dispute with the Yankees and, like John, has not reported to the team's voluntary camp. Both pitchers are still at home, John in Franklin Lakes, N.J., and Reuschel in Arlington Heights, Ill."
- Grady, Denise. "Carolyn Kaelin, Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dies at 54", The New York Times, August 9, 2015. Accessed August 11, 2015. "Dr. Kaelin was born Carolyn Mary Scerbo on April 4, 1961, in Syracuse, and grew up in Franklin Lakes, N.J."
- Tanya Kalyvas, FBRef. Accessed May 28, 2020. "Born: August 26, 1979 in Franklin Lakes, NJ, United States"
- Horowitz, Craig. "Tears of a Cop: From an oval-office meeting to the front pages of the tabloids: Bernie Kerik talks about the perfect storm that wrecked his career.", New York, May 21, 2005. Accessed May 25, 2011. "He had no idea what was about to hit him. On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Bernie Kerik was at home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, with his family. He was answering e-mail and cleaning up some paperwork when the White House called at around 4:30. Dina Powell, the president's headhunter, was on the line."
- Johnson, Roy S. "Kriek Is Tested But Reaches Final", The New York Times, August 5, 1984. Accessed June 14, 2018. "Another West German, Steffi Graf, a 15-year-old junior champion, outlasted Grace Kim of Franklin Lakes, N.J., 3–6, 6–3, 6–2."
- Staff. "King Comeback Is Slowed", The New York Times, October 20, 1986. Accessed October 13, 2013. "Just when it looked as if Bernard King's long and arduous rehabilitation was beginning to show results, the Knick forward suffered another setback. While jogging near his home yesterday in Franklin Lakes, N.J., King inadvertently stepped in a hole and sprained his right ankle and knee."
- Staff. "Franklin Lakes' Ross Krautman is All-Big East", The Record, December 9, 2010. Accessed November 10, 2013. "Ross Krautman's freshman season at Syracuse has exceeded expectations.Not only are the Orange headed for their first bowl game since 2004, the first-year placekicker from Franklin Lakes was selected to the All-Big East Conference second team Wednesday."
- Rohan, Virginia. "Housewives Report: Franklin Lakes' Jacqueline Laurita calls it quits", Bergen.com, September 29, 2011. Accessed October 13, 2013. "Jacqueline Laurita of Franklin Lakes has quit the Bravo reality show, according to People magazine, which quoted an unnamed source saying, 'Jacqueline [Laurita] definitely quit. She had to walk away for her sanity.'"
- Staff. "Plus: College Football; LoVecchio Leaves Notre Dame", The New York Times, May 23, 2002. Accessed August 15, 2013. "It's just a personal decision, that's all I'm going to say right now, LoVecchio said by telephone yesterday from his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J."
- Staff. "'Real Housewives of NJ' kids take Hoboken; In interview, reality show brothers won't confirm new show being filmed here", The Hudson Reporter, February 13, 2011. Accessed May 11, 2016. "The Manzos are the two sons of Franklin Lakes resident Albert Manzo, who owns the Brownstone banquet hall in Paterson, and his wife Caroline, one of the more prominent housewives on Bravo TV's Real Housewives of New Jersey show."
- "Dina Manzo: Bio and Links", Bergen.com. Accessed October 13, 2013. "Dina Manzo, former star of Bravo television's The Real Housewives of New Jersey, resides in Franklin Lakes with her husband Tommy Manzo and daughter Alexia."
- Staff. Giant undertaking, The Washington Times, February 6, 2004. Accessed May 26, 2011. "That was how the former Washington Bullets center and one-time movie actor – he appeared with Billy Crystal in My Giant — spent most of the past few years: being with his wife, tending his two sons and taking care of their home in Franklin Lakes, N.J. "
- Lamb, William. "Northjersey.com : Arts & EntertainmentEncounter with Obama turns Frankln Lakes man into 'Celebrity Magnet'", The Record, September 18, 2010. Accessed May 10, 2012. "The way Tom Murro tells it, a chance encounter with President Obama on a Martha's Vineyard golf course last summer had a transformative effect on him. Suddenly, the Franklin Lakes father of two became the 'Celebrity Magnet,' known for an uncanny ability to attract, rub elbows and be photographed with some of the world's most famous people."
- Costa, Brian. "Former New York Mets manager Willie Randolph to return to Flushing with Milwaukee Brewers Friday", The Star-Ledger, April 17, 2009. Accessed January 28, 2011. "Randolph, a Franklin Lakes resident, was clearly stung by his firing last year."
- Silverman, Stephen M. "Kelly Ripa: 'All My Children,' Indeed", People, February 25, 2003. Accessed May 26, 2011. "Last summer, People reported that Ripa had found a way to make more time in her day: She and Consuelos sold their suburban Franklin Lakes, N.J., home for $915,000 and moved into a Manhattan condo – which put her near the ABC studio where she shoots Live."
- Davis, Ken. "Rutgers Fans Hold A Homecoming Barbecue For Returning Son Chris Simms Takes His Place On The Grill", Hartford Courant, September 15, 1999. Accessed May 26, 2011. "Freshman quarterback Chris Simms learned that Saturday. The son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, he grew up in Franklin Lakes, N.J., and played at Ramapo High School, where he was USA Today's high school offensive player of the year in 1998."
- Staff. "Jets notes: Matt Simms makes his NFL debut", The Record, October 28, 2013. Accessed November 10, 2013. "Matt Simms was on the run, looking for first-down yardage. The Franklin Lakes native wasn't thinking about the Jets being down 40 points. He simply was trying to make a play on fourth down."
- Staff. "Weddings/Celebrations; Danielle Puleo, Chris Simms", The New York Times, August 8, 2004. Accessed October 16, 2012. "Danielle Marie Puleo, a daughter of Gloria A. Puleo and Robert V. Puleo of Franklin Lakes, N.J., was married last Sunday to Chris David Simms, a son of Diana Simms and Phil Simms, the former New York Giants quarterback, of Franklin Lakes."
- Phil Simms biography, All American Speaker. Accessed December 18, 2006.
- Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey, 1977, p. 255. E. J. Mullin, 1977. Accessed July 18, 2019. "John A. Spizziri, Rep., Franklin Lakes – Assemblyman Spizziri was born in Paterson Sept. 2, 1934. He was first elected to the Wyckoff Township Committee in 1966, and served as road commissioner."
- Verdon, Joan. "Storch, ex-Toys 'R' Us CEO, becomes chairman of grocer SuperValu", The Record, January 14, 2014. Accessed May 11, 2016. "Storch, a Franklin Lakes resident, is a new appointee to the 11-person SuperValu board."
- Abma, Rebecca K. "Franklin Lakes Remembers, Reflects on 9/11; Memorial Pond dedicated during Sept. 11 10th Anniversary commemoration ceremony.", Wyckoff-FranklinLakesPatch, September 11, 2011. Accessed October 16, 2012. "One of the more touching moments of the ceremony included Franklin Lakes resident JT Taylor, artist and songwriter formerly of Kool & The Gang, debuting a song he wrote in honor on 9/11 titled American Family."
- Roberts, Jeff; and Stapleton, Art. "Giants notes: Franklin Lakes' Justin Trattou removed from roster", The Record, October 8, 2013. Accessed November 10, 2013. "Franklin Lakes native Justin Trattou was removed from the 53-man roster Tuesday to make room for the return of running back Da'Rel Scott."
- Broussard, Chris. "1999–2000 N.B.A. Preview; Marbury-Van Horn Duo May Be Up With the Best", The New York Times, October 31, 1999. Accessed October 13, 2013. "Marbury, a Brooklyn native, seems to have a strong enough personality to endure being close to home, and Van Horn is content living with his wife and two children in Franklin Lakes, N.J."
- Rohan, Virginia. "British voice of American business", The Record, May 12, 2010. Accessed November 13, 2013. "Now, here he is all these years later, with his own show, Varney & Company on Fox Business Network, and a lovely house in Franklin Lakes, where he has lived for the past 16 years."
- Holahan, Catherine. "Teen Loses Book Deal ; More Novels Apparently Plagiarized", The Record, May 3, 2006. Accessed October 13, 21037. "Company representatives refused to say whether the Franklin Lakes resident would have to return any of the $500,000 advance she received for the two books. Repeated calls to Viswanathan's home were not returned."
- Stoltz, Marsha A. "Jack Wallace of Franklin Lakes to represent U.S. at Paralympics in Korea", The Record, March 5, 2018. Accessed May 28, 2020. "Franklin Lakes — A 2016 Indian Hills High School graduate who lost his right leg above the knee at age 10 will represent the United States on the sled hockey team at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Jack Wallace, 19, has the support of his hometown, where a banner across the pillars in front of Borough Hall sends good wishes from its 10,952 residents for his performance in the upcoming Games, which begin Wednesday and run through Sunday, March 18."
- McClellan, Dennis, via Los Angeles Times. "Stage, screen star Jane Wyatt, 96", The Seattle Times, October 23, 2006. Accessed March 30, 2021. "Ms. Wyatt was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Campgaw, N.J. Her father, Christopher Wyatt, was a New York investment banker, and her mother, Euphemia Van Rensselaer Wyatt, was a playwright, drama critic and editor."
- Longo, Rosalie. "Actress Invited to Write Memoirs on Her Native Campgaw", Herald News, July 26, 2001. Accessed March 30, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "Jane Wyatt would be stunned if she returned to her childhood stomping grounds in North Jersey. When she romped through the apple orchards at her family's home years back, the Campgaw native encountered more deer; town, the actress could provide members of the Franklin Lakes Historical Society with a wealth of information about life in the borough years back, particularly when the sparsely populated, countrified community served as an oasis for city dwellers trying to escape the summer heat."
- Mercuri, Monica. "Jeremy Zucker Talks 'all the kids are depressed' Video & Preparing for First Headlining Tour", Billboard (magazine), June 8, 2018. Accessed November 25, 2019. "A few weeks ago, 22-year-old singer-songwriter-producer Jeremy Zucker was graduating from Colorado College with a degree in molecular biology.... Originally from Franklin Lakes, N.J., Zucker was raised in a musical household with his parents and two older brothers."
- New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Office, updated September 18, 2019. Accessed November 25, 2019.
- Historic Homes, Borough of Franklin Lakes. Accessed May 28, 2020.
- Devencentis, Philip. 'Franklin Lakes Education Foundation hosts inaugural house tour", Franklin Lakes – Oakland Suburban News, May 20, 2010. Accessed October 13, 2013. "Ivy Becker, owner of the 18th-century Ackerman-Boyd House on Franklin Lake Road, said the tour will not only promote education of borough schoolchildren, but help inform the public about architecture, interior design and landscaping.Becker said her home, which she has lived in for five years, is representative of Dutch Colonial Revival, a construction type characterized by flaring eaves and gambrel roofs. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983."
- Ball, Howard Lee. "Franklin Lakes & The Space Program" Archived October 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, The Franklin Lakes Journal, October 3, 2012. Accessed October 13, 2013. "RMI operated a test stand at 936 Dogwood Trail from 1942 until 1943 and abandoned the site in 1944.At this location, RMI built a block house and test stand.... Through the efforts of local historian Edward J. Lenik, this site was nominated and placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1978 (ID number 79001472)"
- Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties) prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.
- Clayton, W. Woodford; and Nelson, Nelson. History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1882.
- Harvey, Cornelius Burnham (ed.), Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey. New York: New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Co., 1900.
- Van Valen, James M. History of Bergen County, New Jersey. New York: New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Co., 1900.
- Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858–1942, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630–1923, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1923.
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