Millburn, New Jersey
|Millburn, New Jersey|
|Township of Millburn|
South Mountain Reservation in Millburn
Census Bureau map of Millburn, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 20, 1857|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Mayor||Cheryl Burstein (D, term ends December 31, 2020)|
|• Administrator||Alexander McDonald|
|• Municipal clerk||Christine Gatti|
|• Total||9.876 sq mi (25.579 km2)|
|• Land||9.322 sq mi (24.145 km2)|
|• Water||0.554 sq mi (1.434 km2) 5.61%|
|Area rank||211th of 566 in state|
5th of 22 in county
|Elevation||394 ft (120 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2016)||20,308|
|• Rank||129th of 566 in state|
12th of 22 in county
|• Density||2,161.3/sq mi (834.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||280th of 566 in state|
16th of 22 in county
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|ZIP codes||07041 - Millburn|
07078 - Short Hills
|GNIS feature ID||0882221|
Millburn is a suburban township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 20,149, reflecting an increase of 384 (+1.9%) from the 19,765 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,135 (+6.1%) from the 18,630 counted in the 1990 Census.
Millburn was created as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 20, 1857, from portions of Springfield Township, when Union County was formed. Earlier known variously as Milltown, Millville, Rum Brook and Vauxhall, the name "Millburn" was adopted before the township was established. The township's name derives from the burn (Scottish for a stream) that powered mills in the area.
Millburn had the highest annual property tax bills in the U.S. state of New Jersey in 2009 at $19,097, compared to the statewide average of $7,300 that year, which was the highest in the United States. This is primarily a function of high property values, as Millburn had the lowest effective property tax rate in 2014 (1.9%) among the 22 municipalities in Essex County.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Economy
- 4 Arts and culture
- 5 Parks and recreation
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Government
- 8 Community organizations
- 9 Education
- 10 Transportation
- 11 Notable people
- 12 References
- 13 External links
In June 2007, Millburn celebrated its 150th birthday in its downtown, in one of the biggest celebrations in Millburn history.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 9.876 square miles (25.579 km2), including 9.322 square miles (24.145 km2) of land and 0.554 square mile (1.434 km2) of water (5.61%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Brantwood, Canoe Brook, Short Hills, Washington Rock, White Oak Ridge and Wyoming. Millburn comprises the historic Wyoming district and the South Mountain and Millburn Center areas. Short Hills contains the sections of Knollwood, Glenwood, Brookhaven, Country Club, Merrywood, Deerfield-Crossroads, Mountaintop, White Oak Ridge, and Old Short Hills Estates.
Situated approximately 15 miles (24 km) from Manhattan, Millburn Township is bordered by the Essex County communities of Livingston and West Orange to the north and northeast, and Maplewood to the east; the Morris County communities of Florham Park and Chatham Borough to the west and southwest, and the Union County communities of Summit to the south, and Springfield and Union Townships to the southeast.
Arts and culture
- Paper Mill Playhouse is a 1,200-seat regional theater established in 1938, that has been officially designated as the "State Theatre of New Jersey".
- B'nai Israel synagogue was designed by architect Percival Goodman and features works by Herbert Ferber, Adolph Gottlieb and Robert Motherwell.
Parks and recreation
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary - A site owned by the daughter of Short Hills founder Stewart Hartshorn, the 16 acres (6.5 ha) park with its 3 miles (4.8 km) of trails was donated to the township in 1958.
- South Mountain Reservation, an Essex County nature reserve covering more than 2,000 acres (810 ha) of land in Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange.
- Old Short Hills Park, Gero Park, Taylor Park and Slayton Field Park.
Fishing and kayaking is available on the Rahway River.
|Population sources: 1860-1920|
1860-1870 1870 1880-1890
1930-1990 2000 2010
Millburn has one of the largest Jewish communities in Essex County, along with neighboring Livingston and South Orange. Philip Roth's popular novel Goodbye, Columbus about a newly affluent Jewish family in the 1950s, was set in the Short Hills section of Millburn, and a key scene takes place at the Millburn High School track.
In a report performed by the United Way of Northern New Jersey based on 2012 data, around 11% of Millburn households were classified as "Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed" households (below a threshold of $50,000 for households below 65, below $35,000 for those over 65), struggling with basic necessities, such as housing, childcare, food, health care, and transportation, compared to 38% statewide and 47% in Essex County.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 20,149 people, 6,813 households, and 5,553 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,161.3 per square mile (834.5/km2). There were 7,106 housing units at an average density of 762.2 per square mile (294.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 80.17% (16,154) White, 1.63% (329) Black or African American, 0.03% (6) Native American, 15.66% (3,155) Asian, 0.02% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.51% (103) from other races, and 1.97% (397) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% (703) of the population.
There were 6,813 households out of which 48.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the township, the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 90.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $165,603 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,937) and the median family income was $194,421 (+/- $14,492). Males had a median income of $136,031 (+/- $14,137) versus $81,152 (+/- $9,621) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $84,663 (+/- $5,971). About 1.3% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 19,765 people, 7,015 households, and 5,604 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,106.2 people per square mile (813.6/km2). There were 7,158 housing units at an average density of 762.8 per square mile (294.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 88.91% White, 8.40% Asian, 1.10% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population. The most common reported ancestries in 2000 were 13.5% Italian, 12.2% Irish, 11.7% Russian and 11.5% German.
There were 7,015 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the township the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $130,848, and the median income for a family was $158,888. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $51,603 for females. The per capita income for the township was $76,796. About 1.2% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.
Since its incorporation as a municipality in 1857, Millburn has operated 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. A Business Administrator manages the day-to-day functions of the Township.
As of 2018[update], members of the Township Committee are Mayor Cheryl H. Burstein (D, term on committee ending December 31, 2020 and as mayor ends December 31, 2018), Deputy Mayor Jodi L. Rosenberg (R, term on committee ends 2018, term and as deputy mayor ends 2018), Diane T. Eglow (D, 2019), Samuel D. Levy (D, 2019) and Jackie Benjamin Lieberberg (D, 2020).
Sandra Haimoff became Mayor in 2008 following the expiration of former mayor Daniel Baer's term on December 31, 2007. Daniel Baer's service had marked the first time in the history of the town that a Democrat held the title of Mayor.
Federal, state and county representation
Millburn is located in the 7th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 27th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Millburn had been in the 21st state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Millburn had been split between the 10th Congressional District and the 11th 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 Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, 2019).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 27th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Richard Codey (D, Roseland) and in the General Assembly by Mila Jasey (D, South Orange) and John F. McKeon (D, West Orange). The Governor of New Jersey is Phil Murphy (D, Middletown Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Sheila Oliver (D, East Orange).
Essex County is governed by a directly-elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. As of 2018[update], the County Executive is Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (D, Roseland). The county's Board of Chosen Freeholders consists of nine members, four elected on an at-large basis and one from each of five wards, who serve three-year terms of office on a concurrent basis, all of which end December 31, 2018. Essex County's Freeholders are Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill (D, at-large; Montclair), Freeholder Vice President Wayne L. Richardson (D, District 2 – Irvington, Maplewood and Newark's South Ward and parts of West Ward; Newark), Janine G. Bauer (D, District 3 - East Orange, Newark's West and Central Wards, Orange and South Orange; South Orange, appointed to serve on an interim basis), Rufus I. Johnson (D, at large; Newark), Lebby C. Jones (D, at large; Irvington), Leonard M. Luciano (D, District 4 – Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Millburn, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange; West Caldwell), Robert Mercado (D, District 1 – Newark's North and East Wards, parts of Central and West Wards; Newark), Carlos M. Pomares (D, District 5 – Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Nutley; Bloomfield) and Patricia Sebold (D, at large; Livingston). Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin (West Caldwell; D, 2020), Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura (Fairfield; D, 2018) and Surrogate Theodore N. Stephens II (D, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 14,099 registered voters in Millburn, of which 4,512 (32.0%) were registered as Democrats, 3,214 (22.8%) were registered as Republicans and 6,361 (45.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 55.3% of the vote (5,142 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 44.0% (4,087 votes), and other candidates with 0.8% (70 votes), among the 11,587 ballots cast by the township's 14,594 registered voters (2,288 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 79.4%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 58.6% of the vote (6,097 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 39.8% (4,144 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (72 votes), among the 10,410 ballots cast by the township's 14,034 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.2%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 55.1% of the vote (5,682 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 43.9% (4,525 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (83 votes), among the 10,315 ballots cast by the township's 13,548 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.1.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 63.5% of the vote (3,301 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 35.3% (1,833 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (65 votes), among the 5,320 ballots cast by the township's 14,670 registered voters (121 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 36.3%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 47.9% of the vote (3,308 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 44.6% (3,080 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.4% (445 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (27 votes), among the 6,906 ballots cast by the township's 13,913 registered voters, yielding a 49.6% turnout.
New Eyes for the Needy is a non-profit organization started in 1932 as New Eyes (incorporated 1948) and based in Short Hills, which provides people in the United States with eyeglasses and sends recycled eyeglasses to needy people overseas.
The Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad continues to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the township since 1958. They are an all-volunteer agency and rely solely on private donations. 
The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2015-16 school year, the district's eight schools had an enrollment of 4,943 students and 404.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.2:1. Schools in the district (with 2015-16 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Deerfield Elementary School (586 students in grades PreK-4), Glenwood Elementary School (456; K-4), Hartshorn Elementary School (527; K-4), South Mountain Elementary School (361; PreK-4), Wyoming Elementary School (373; K-4), Washington School (NA; 5), Millburn Middle School (1,125; 6-8) and Millburn High School (1,478; 9-12).
In its 2015 report on "America's Top High Schools", Newsweek ranked Millburn the #1 open-admission and #4 non-magnet school in the nation. It placed 13th overall in the U.S. and 8th in the state among all participating public high schools (including selective admission and magnet schools). All schools ranked above Millburn are selective enrollment per their respective websites and are listed as magnet programs on Wikipedia.
The district's high school was the fifth-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 8th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 1st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine also ranked Millburn as the top high school in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings.
The influx of younger families into the community has led to significant growth in public school enrollment, with enrollment doubling from 1990 to 2007.
Far Brook School is a private, nonsectarian coeducational day school located in the Short Hills section of Millburn, serving students in nursery through eighth grade, with a total enrollment of 226 students. The Pingry School's Lower School (K-6) campus is located in Short Hills.
St. Rose of Lima Academy is a Catholic school with 260 students in PreK-3 to 8th grade, operating under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Newark, that was established in 1869 and granted academy status in 2008. In September 2013, the St. Rose of Lima Academy was one of 15 schools in New Jersey to be recognized by the United States Department of Education as part of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, an award called the "most prestigious honor in the United States' education system" and which Education Secretary Arne Duncan described as honoring schools that "represent examples of educational excellence".
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 100.77 miles (162.17 km) of roadways, of which 81.45 miles (131.08 km) were maintained by the municipality, 15.65 miles (25.19 km) by Essex County and 3.67 miles (5.91 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
A variety of roads serve Millburn. Major county routes include CR 510, CR 527 and CR 577. Route 24 and Route 124 also pass through along the southwestern border with Summit. Interstate 78 passes through the very southern tip of the township in the area of exit 49.
Millburn Township is served by two NJ Transit railroad stations along the Morristown Line, providing service to Newark Broad Street Station, Secaucus Junction, and New York Penn Station, as well as to Hoboken Terminal. The Millburn station is located at the intersection of Essex Street and Lackawanna Place near the Millburn Free Public Library, and the Short Hills station is located near The Crescent Street between Hobart Avenue and Chatham Road. The latter station is also the site of the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society's museum.
New Jersey Transit operates bus service in the township, including the 70 route that stops at the Millburn railroad station on a route between Newark and Livingston, with local service on the 873 route.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Millburn include:
- Michael Lewis Becker (born 1940), advertising executive.
- Lee Bickmore (1908-1986), chairman of the board and CEO of Nabisco.
- Prince Lorenzo Borghese (born 1973), star of the 9th season of The Bachelor.
- Scott Brunner (born 1957), former professional quarterback for the New York Giants.
- Bill Chinnock (1947-2007), singer-songwriter and guitarist who was part of the Asbury Park music scene with Bruce Springsteen in the late 1960s.
- Ralph Cicerone (1943-2016) atmospheric scientist and administrator, who served as president of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Richard Coogan (1914-2014), actor best known for playing the lead role in Captain Video and His Video Rangers.
- Leon G. Cooperman (born 1943), businessman, investor and philanthropist who is chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, Inc.
- Joseph P. Day (1874-1944), early land auctioneer and real-estate broker.
- Ina Drew, former Chief Investment Officer at JP Morgan Chase who resigned following the 2012 JPMorgan Chase trading loss that resulted in billions in losses to the bank.
- John Ferolito, the founder and current owner of Arizona Beverage Company.
- James C. Fletcher (1919-1991), 4th and 7th Administrator of NASA.
- William R. Forstchen (born 1950), author.
- Anne Hathaway (born 1982), actress.
- Herbert G. Hopwood (1898-1966), Commander in chief of the United States Pacific Fleet from 1958 to 1960.
- Ariel Horn (born c. 1979), novelist and teacher.
- Dara Horn (born 1977), novelist and professor of literature.
- Elliott Kalan (born 1981), head writer for The Daily Show.
- Peter Kellogg (born 1943), director of the Wall Street investment firm Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, which was sold to Goldman Sachs in 2000 for $5.5 billion.
- Joe Kernen (born 1956), CNBC news anchor and host of Squawk Box.
- Irwin I. Kimmelman (1930-2014), politician who served in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature and served as the Attorney General of New Jersey from 1982 – 1986.
- Igor Larionov (born 1960), center who played for the New Jersey Devils.
- Conor Leslie (born 1991), actor and model.
- Betty Liu, Bloomberg TV anchor.
- Robert Marcus, CEO of Time Warner Cable.
- Billy McFarland (born 1991), entrepreneur and founder of the Fyre Festival.
- John C. McGinley (born 1959), actor.
- Robert E. Mulcahy III (born 1932), athletic director at Rutgers University.
- Maureen Ogden (born 1928), seven-term member of the New Jersey General Assembly who served as Mayor of Millburn from 1979 to 1981.
- C. Milford Orben (1895-1975), politician who served five terms in the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Belva Plain (born 1919), author.
- Brian Rolston (born 1973), professional hockey player.
- Alex Rosenberg (born 1991), basketball player who plays for Hapoel Afula B.C. of the Israeli National League.
- Peter Rost (born 1959), author, speaker, expert witness and drug industry whistleblower.
- Annie Russell (1864-1936), British-American theatrical actress.
- Patti Stanger (born 1961), matchmaker.
- Peter Van Sant (born 1953), reporter 48 Hours.
- Wang Yung-ching (1917-2008), former CEO and co-founder of Formosa Plastics Group.
- Thomas Watson Jr. (1914-1993), second President of IBM and United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
- Joel Weingarten, former member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Zygi Wilf (born 1950), owner of the Minnesota Vikings.
- Rachel Zoe (born 1971), fashion stylist.
- Alan Zweibel (born 1950), television producer and writer.
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- Harris, Patricia. "New Officer Brings Millburn Police Up to Full Force", Tap Into Millburn / Short Hills, December 19, 2012. Accessed May 1, 2017. "During the session, the audience was treated to a showing of a recently completed promotional video for the township. Millburn USA: One of America's Greatest Towns was produced over a 6-month period by longtime resident and former advertising executive Michael Becker."
- Saxon, Wolfgang. "Lee Bickmore, Ex-Chairman Of National Biscuit Company", The New York Times, June 12, 1986. Accessed September 15, 2015. "Lee Smith Bickmore, who rose from a sales job with the National Biscuit Company in Pocatello, Idaho, to the chairmanship of the company, died last Saturday in Vero Beach, Fla., where he lived in retirement. He was 78 years old and a former resident of Short Hills, N.J. "
- Harris, Patricia. "TV bachelor retains his roots", The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, December 7, 2006. "Prince Lorenzo Borghese, the young bachelor whose selection of a potential life partner was chronicled on the recently completed television series The Bachelor: Rome, spent his formative years in the township."
- Schaefer, Beverly. "Former Giants QB Scott Brunner helps open new PEAC turf facility in Ewing", The Times (Trenton), January 26, 2015. Accessed December 18, 2017. "The Millburn resident played football at Lawrence High School and the University of Delaware and played for the Giants from 1980 to 1983."
- Lusting, Jay. "Bill Chinnock tribute hits the Stone Pony on Saturday", The Star-Ledger, March 26, 2010. Accessed September 24, 2013. "Chinnock was born in Newark, and spent most of his childhood in Millburn and East Orange."
- Roberts, Sam. "Ralph Cicerone, Scientist Who Sounded Climate Change Alarm, Dies at 73", The New York Times, November 7, 2016. Accessed November 7, 2016. "Ralph J. Cicerone, who as a researcher and the president of the National Academy of Sciences issued an early warning about the grave potential risks of climate change, died on Saturday at his home in Short Hills, N.J. He was 73."
- Barnes, Mike. "Richard Coogan, Star of 'Captain Video and His Video Rangers,' Dies at 99", The Hollywood Reporter, March 12, 2014. Accessed September 15, 2015. "A native of Short Hills, N.J., Coogan worked as an announcer and news anchor on radio before making his Broadway debut in 1945 in the comedy Alice in Arms."
- Delevingne, Lawrence. "For Leon Cooperman, a long fall from dizzying heights", CNBC, September 21, 2016. Accessed October 6, 2016. "Leon Cooperman is addicted to investing. The hedge fund manager's stock-junkie lifestyle starts at 5:15 a.m. on weekdays, when he wakes up in the Short Hills, New Jersey, house he's lived in for 36 years."
- Staff. "Joseph P. Day's Home Robbed $20,000 Gems; Butler and Chauffeur Gone--Abandon Auto", The New York Times, September 4, 1920. Accessed September 15, 2015. "When Mrs. Charlotte Pope, mother-in-law of Joseph P. Day, real estate expert, was at dinner Thursday evening in Mr. Day's country residence, Pleasant Days, Short Hills, N.J., sneak thieves entered Mrs. Pope's room on the second floor, broke open a jewel box which they found in the drawer of the chiffonier and escaped with jewelry valued at $20,000."
- Beeson, Ed. "N.J. native Ina Drew took the fall for JPMorgan mess by retiring", The Star-Ledger, May 20, 2012. Accessed October 27, 2017. "In Short Hills, Ina Drew and husband Howard maintain a stately home that stands out even from its well-heeled surroundings."
- Ramirez, Anthony. "Metro Briefing", The New York Times, March 14, 2001. Accessed September 15, 2015. "The case dates to a 1994 golf outing at the East Orange Golf Course, when John Ferolito of Short Hills hit a mulligan, or second tee shot, and struck Jeffrey Schick in the eye, knocking him unconscious. He sued."
- Fisher, Ian. "James Fletcher, 72, NASA Chief Who Urged Shuttle Program, Dies", The New York Times, December 24, 1991. Accessed March 21, 2012. "James Chipman Fletcher was born on June 5, 1919, in Millburn, N.J. He received an undergraduate degree in physics from Columbia University and a doctorate in physics from the California Institute of Technology."
- Ranieri, Lynne. "Local History: One Man's Memories of the Early Days - John Lonergan remembered much of the history of Millburn-Short Hills.", Millburn-Short Hills Patch, August 10, 2009. Accessed March 15, 2011. "To further develop the story of Edward Lonergan, we have a reminiscence of him from a story written by renowned author and former Millburn resident William R. Forstchen..."
- Maynard, Kevin. "Up-and_Comers: Beyond the fairy tale"[permanent dead link], USA Weekend, April 11, 2004. "Once upon a time there lived a pretty girl named Anne Hathaway. She was a typical teenager in Millburn, N.J., albeit with a surprise hit movie -- The Princess Diaries -- under her belt that raked in more than $100 million and won her the adulation of little girls everywhere."
- Staff. "Adm. Herbert G. Hopwood Dies; Pacific Fleet Commander, '58-60", The New York Times, September 16, 1966. Accessed October 21, 2018. "Adm. Herbert Gladstone Hopwood, who was commander in chief of the United States Pacific Fleet at his retirement from the Navy in 1960, died this morning in St. Barnabas Hospital. He was 67 years old and lived at 68 Tennyson Drive in Short Hills."
- Harris, Patricia. "First job hunt leads to first novel", The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, October 21, 2004. Accessed May 27, 2018. "Author Ariel Horn, who grew up in the township and graduated from college two years ago, has fond memories of her formative days at Millburn High School."
- Klein, Julia M. "Horn of Plenty: Short Hills Writer Dara Horn Explores Jewish Culture; A Jewish scholar and a Harvard PhD., novelist Dara Horn is also a happy suburban mom.", New Jersey Monthly, August 14, 2013. Accessed May 25, 2018. "Horn, 36, has always been an uncommonly precocious writer. Growing up in Short Hills, she and her three siblings wrote and performed satirical plays for the family’s Passover seders (Oscar Night at the Exodus)."
- Staff. "Danielle Friedman to wed Elliott Kalan, a Millburn High School graduate", Independent Press, November 12, 2009. Accessed March 24, 2015. "The future groom is a graduate of Millburn High School, Class of 1999, and the New York University Tisch School of the Arts."
- Staff. "Danielle Friedman, Elliott Kalan", The New York Times, August 27, 2010. Accessed March 21, 2012. "The bridegroom, also 28, is a writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. He has also appeared on the show in roles like Doodle Von Taintstain and Toppington Von Monocle, and as himself. He graduated from New York University. He is a son of Abby Kalan of Millburn, N.J., and Marc Kalan of Maplewood, N.J."
- #278 Peter Kellogg, Forbes. Accessed September 15, 2015. "Residence: Short Hills, New Jersey, United States, North America"
- Strauss, Robert. "Here's something to squawk about" Archived 2012-07-24 at Archive.is, Coloradan magazine, June 1, 2009. Accessed September 15, 2015. "Kernen, 53, stays out of the limelight living in Short Hills, N.J., a bedroom community 45 minutes from CNBC's studios in suburban New Jersey, a few miles northwest of Wall Street."
- Staff. "Sketches Of Major Appointees To Kean's Cabinet", The New York Times, February 3, 1982. Accessed September 10, 2015. "Attorney General Irwin I. Kimmelman of Short Hills has been in all three branches of government. The 51-year-old lawyer served in the State Assembly in 1964 and 1965 and as a Superior Court judge from 1971 to 1976, when he resigned to return to private practice."
- Lieber, Jill. "Freedom is music to Larionov's ears", USA Today, January 27, 2004. Accessed September 15, 2015. "Larionov, at 43 the oldest player in the NHL and in his 14th and final season in professional hockey as a center with the New Jersey Devils, hears music everywhere he turns. At home in Short Hills, N.J., daughters Alyonka, 16, and Diana, 13, are busy launching a pop music career, singing practically around the clock."
- Kelleher, Lindsey. "Scorsese visits college campus to direct movie", The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, July 19, 2012. Accessed March 28, 2016. "She and actress Conor Leslie, who plays main character Greta, both grew up in Millburn.... Although several years apart — Scorsese graduated from Millburn High School in 1983 and Leslie in 2008 — they both remember going to the Millburn Delicatessen and walking to Millburn Middle School."
- Anderson, Susan. "In the loop with Betty Liu", Inside Jersey, September 21, 2010. Accessed June 27, 2012. "For someone who has the opportunity to reach some 240 million viewers around the world each day, particularly in Asia, the popular financial news journalist is strikingly down-to-earth and actually quite taken with Millburn, where she's been living since August 2009."
- "Robert Marcus Named Senior Executive Vice President at Time Warner Cable", Time Warner, August 1, 2005. Accessed September 15, 2015. "He lives with his wife and four children in Short Hills, NJ."
- Aswad, Jem; and Parisi, Paula. "Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Announces Make-Up Dates for 2018, Admits 'We Were Overwhelmed'", Variety (magazine), April 28, 2017. Accessed May 1, 2017. "A native of affluent Short Hills, NJ, who is said to have studied computer engineering at Bucknell, he is described in the media as Ja Rule's 'tech partner.'"
- Fretts, Bruce. "Heeeeeere's John C.! Oliver Stone fave John C. McGinley makes a name for himself", Entertainment Weekly, October 15, 2001. Accessed March 15, 2011. "Life hasn't always been so sweet for McGinley. After growing up in Millburn, N.J., he toiled in New York theater, understudying John Turturro for a year and a half in an Off Broadway play called Danny and the Deep Blue Sea."
- Caldwell, Dave. "In Person; Renaissance Man", The New York Times, December 4, 2005. Accessed October 21, 2018. "The taciturn Mulcahy, who graduated from Millburn High School and lives in Basking Ridge, did much of the groundwork that let Schiano, after a few tough seasons, become a success in his home state -- their home state."
- Manuscript Group 1379, Maureen B. Ogden (b. 1928), N.J. Assemblywoman, New Jersey Historical Society. Accessed July 21, 2010.
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- Horner, Shirley. "About Books", The New York Times, October 3, 1993. Accessed June 27, 2012. "Previous recipients of the award, which has come to be known as the Michael, include Mary Higgins Clark of Saddle River, Belva Plain of Short Hills, Wende and Harry Devlin of Mountainside, the Nobel laureate Dr. Arno Penzias of Highland Park and Gay Talese of Ocean City."
- Russo, Michael. "Rolston sees Minnesota in a positive light: The current New Jersey veteran remains "eternally grateful" and isn't bashful about talking up the Wild."[permanent dead link], Star Tribune, March 20, 2009. Accessed March 15, 2011.
- Staff. "Interview: Meet Columbia’s Alex Rosenberg", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, January 17, 2013. Accessed February 17, 2018. "I am from Short Hills, New Jersey where I attended Millburn High school for four years and then went to prep school at Peddie for one year because I felt that I needed another year to improve my strength and get ready for college life."
- Edwards, Jim. "Q&A: Peter Rost on His Quixotic Bid to Become Obama's FDA Chief", BNET, December 4, 2008. Accessed March 15, 2011. "BNET: The last time I saw you, you were walking round Short Hills, N.J., in a Panama hat. Will you wear your Panama hat to work if you are made FDA commissioner?"
- Rajtar, Gayle; and Rajtar, Steve. "Annie Russell: Rollins Theater Is Named To Honor The Ethereal Actress Respected For Her Talent And Drive", Winter Park Magazine, February 2011. Accessed March 15, 2011. "It wasn't long before Russell decided it was time for another break from acting; not just a brief rest, but a true retirement. She was ill with influenza in 1917 and announced her decision to leave the stage and move to a home she already owned in Short Hills, N.J."
- D'Onofrio, Laura. "Former resident helps others find love", The Item of Millburn and Short Hills, February 10, 2011. Accessed March 15, 2011. "Patti Stanger moved to Millburn when she was 11 years old and graduated from the high school in 1979. Maybe the name means something to you, or maybe the phrase Millionaire Matchmaker will ring some bells."
- Peter Van Sant, 48 Hours Mystery, backed up by the Internet Archive as of October 26, 2008. Accessed September 15, 2015. "He lives in Short Hills, N.J., with his wife."
- Voreacos, David. "N.J. Judge Retains Case Over Estate of Formosa's Wang (Update1)", Bloomberg L.P., August 13, 2009. Accessed September 15, 2015. "Wang died of cardiopulmonary arrest on Oct. 15 at his house in Short Hills, New Jersey, two days after arriving from Taiwan. He traveled to Short Hills "numerous times on a regular basis every year of the last twenty-plus years of his life," and lived there in the 1980s, according to the complaint."
- Staff. "Thomas J. Watson Jr.; Led IBM Into Computer Age", Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1994. Accessed June 2, 2016. "Raised in Short Hills, N.J., and attending private schools, he called himself a privileged and unimpressive youth."
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- Staff. "Win A Joyous Return For Wilfs", St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 14, 2005. Accessed September 15, 2015. "Oh, the joy! The Wilfs of Short Hills, N.J., were unremitting fans of their beloved Giants, but they never felt football bliss quite like the Vikings' victory over the Giants on Sunday. 'I wanted this for a long time,' said Zygi Wilf after the Vikings survived a heart-pounding finish for their first road victory of the season."
- She's got the look, The Observer, July 16, 2006. Accessed May 14, 2008. "She was born Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig in New York and grew up in Short Hills, New Jersey, the daughter of wealthy art collectors."
- Capuzzo, Jill L. "From 'Saturday Night Live' to '700 Sundays'", The New York Times, December 12, 2004. Accessed March 15, 2011. "For one thing, it has allowed him to move his family back East, to Short Hills, from Los Angeles, where the Zweibels have been living for the last 15 years."
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