North Arlington, New Jersey
North Arlington, New Jersey
|Borough of North Arlington|
Map highlighting North Arlington's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of North Arlington, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 9, 1896|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Daniel H. Pronti (R, term ends December 31, 2022)|
|• Administrator||Stephen Lo Iacono|
|• Municipal clerk||Kathleen Moore|
|• Total||2.53 sq mi (6.55 km2)|
|• Land||2.48 sq mi (6.43 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2) 1.78%|
|Area rank||372th of 565 in state|
38th of 70 in county
|Elevation||85 ft (26 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||164th of 566 in state|
20th of 70 in county
|• Density||6,010.3/sq mi (2,320.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||84th of 566 in state|
24th of 70 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885323|
North Arlington is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 15,392, reflecting an increase of 211 (+1.4%) from the 15,181 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,391 (+10.1%) from the 13,790 counted in the 1990 Census.
As the site of Holy Cross Cemetery, which has interred almost 290,000 individuals since its establishment in 1915, and with another Jewish cemetery including several thousand more burials, North Arlington has almost 20 times more dead people than living, with more burials than the living population of Newark, the state's largest city. Holy Cross has an average of 2,600 interments each year, of which about 65% are burials, with the remainder split between entombment in mausoleums or crypts and burial of cremated remains. Expansion of the mausoleum will bring its capacity to nearly 36,000 interments, with the cemetery's total capacity of about 750,000 expected to last past the year 2090. The cemetery covers 208 acres (84 ha) and was assessed at $185 million, though its non-profit status means that the municipality generates no tax revenue from a property that covers almost an eighth of the borough's land area.
In 1755, the first steam engine in North America was assembled in North Arlington. The Newcomen steam engine was imported from England by John Schuyler to pump water out of his copper mine. He hired engineer Josiah Hornblower to assemble the machinery.
North Arlington was formed by a referendum passed on March 9, 1896, and incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1896, from area taken from Union Township. It was called North Arlington because it was north of the Arlington section of Kearny, which had been named from the Arlington Station on the Erie Railroad.
North Arlington, together with Lyndhurst and Rutherford, was the site of the EnCap project, an effort to remediate landfills on the 785-acre (3.18 km2) site and construct homes and golf courses on top of the cleaned up site. On May 27, 2008, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission terminated its agreement with EnCap Golf Holdings, the company that had the contract to redevelop the site, after the company had missed targets to clean up the landfills as part of the project.
On November 18, 2015, North Arlington approved plans for FedEx to build a 139,000-square-foot (12,900 m2) freight distribution facility on a former steel dumping ground on Porete Avenue. FedEx pledged to build a new access road to Porete Avenue from Belleville Turnpike, complete with a signalized traffic light, as part of construction. The company planned to hire 225 people to work at the facility. FedEx planned to complete the building by early 2017.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.53 square miles (6.55 km2), including 2.48 square miles (6.43 km2) of land and 0.05 square miles (0.12 km2) of water (1.78%).
Route 7 (Belleville Turnpike) occupies much of the border of between Bergen County to the north and Hudson County to the south, with North Arlington on one side and Kearny on the other. The bordering neighborhood in Kearny is called Arlington, from which the name North Arlington is derived. Cemeteries lie along both sides of the route, with North Arlington Jewish Cemetery in Bergen and Arlington Memorial Park in Hudson.
The 2010 United States census counted 15,392 people, 6,295 households, and 4,117 families in the borough. The population density was 6,010.3 per square mile (2,320.6/km2). There were 6,573 housing units at an average density of 2,566.6 per square mile (991.0/km2). The racial makeup was 82.59% (12,712) White, 1.43% (220) Black or African American, 0.23% (36) Native American, 7.87% (1,211) Asian, 0.01% (2) Pacific Islander, 6.03% (928) from other races, and 1.84% (283) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.86% (3,211) of the population.
Of the 6,295 households, 25.4% had children under the age of 18; 49.4% were married couples living together; 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present and 34.6% were non-families. Of all households, 29.4% were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.
17.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females, the population had 91.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.2 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $71,232 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,829) and the median family income was $87,854 (+/- $9,834). Males had a median income of $56,437 (+/- $4,127) versus $47,794 (+/- $4,233) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,265 (+/- $2,555). About 4.6% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 15,181 people, 6,392 households, and 4,129 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,880.7 people per square mile (2,271.9/km2). There were 6,529 housing units at an average density of 2,529.2 per square mile (977.1/km2). The ethnic makeup of the borough was 89.61% White, 0.46% African American, 0.14% Native American, 5.61% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.29% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.57% of the population.
There were 6,392 households, out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $51,787, and the median income for a family was $62,483. Males had a median income of $41,512 versus $34,769 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,441. About 3.4% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
According to the FBI's 2011 Uniform Crime Report, there were 263 crimes in the borough in 2011 (vs. 200 in 2010), of which 19 were violent crimes (vs. 12 in 2010) and 244 non-violent crimes (vs. 188 in the previous year). The 2011 total crime rate per thousand residents was 17.1 (vs. 13.0 in 2010), compared to 13.6 in Bergen County and 24.7 statewide. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per thousand in 2011 (up from 0.8 in the previous year), while the rate was 1.0 in the county and 3.1 in New Jersey.
Companies based in North Arlington include Pizza Land, located at 260 Belleville Turnpike, which was featured in the opening credits of The Sopranos. Additionally, in Law & Order episode 10.6, "Marathon" (1999), a pizza box from the restaurant was used by a suspect to transport and conceal firearms.
The Inline Skating Club of America is a skating facility that is the home of the New Jersey Grizzlies of the Professional Inline Hockey Association Pro Division and the Wallington Grizzlies of the Professional Inline Hockey Association Minor League.
North Arlington offers an extensive public athletic/recreation program for youth, offering a boys and girls basketball leagues, a recreation bowling league, a girls softball league, little league baseball, a soccer association, and a popular football and cheerleading program, the "Junior Vikings", named after the North Arlington High School "Vikings". Additionally, to meet the needs of a growing population of children with special needs, North Arlington recreation offers "Recreation for Developmentally Challenged Children". This program includes cooperation from neighboring towns, and consists of Spring baseball and soccer. The recreation program serves adults with an adult men's basketball league as well as an adult women's volleyball program.
Parks and recreation
Riverside County Park is a Bergen County Park covering 85 acres (34 ha), located on River Road between Lyndhurst and North Arlington. It has a playground, athletic fields, tennis courts, a Bocce ball court and fitness center.
North Arlington is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the) 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 North Arlington 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.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of North Arlington Borough is Republican Daniel H. Pronti, whose term of office ends December 31, 2022. Pronti, who won the 2018 mayoral election, replaced Joseph P. Bianchi on the ballot, following Biaanchi's death on October 10, 2018; Bianchi, a volunteer firefighter in the borough who responded to Ground Zero after the September 11 terror attacks, died of cancer he contracted at the site. Members of the North Arlington Borough Council are Council President Marijo L. Karcic Jr. (R, 2020), Council Vice President Brian A. Fitzhenry (R, 2021), Donna Bocchino (R, 2020), Lynette Cavadas (R, 2022), Kirk Del Russo (R, 2022), Allison C. Sheedy (R, 2021).
In January 2019, Kirk DelRusso was unanimously selected from a list of three candidates nominated by the Republican municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in December 2020 that became vacant when Daniel H. Pronti was sworn in to the Mayor's position.
In January 2015, the borough council selected Brian Fitzhenry from a list of three candidates nominated by the Republican municipal committee to fill the council seat that was vacated by Joseph Bianchi when he took office as mayor; Fitzhenry would serve on an interim basis until the November 2015 election. Republicans swept the November 2015 general election, giving the party full control of municipal government. Brian Fitzhenry and Allison Sheedy were elected to full three-year terms, while Mario Karcic Jr., was elected to fill the balance of Joseph Bianchi's council seat expiring in 2016.
Peter Norcia was appointed in February 2013 to fill the vacant seat of Steve Tanelli, who won a seat on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). 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 36th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D, Wood-Ridge) and in the General Assembly by Clinton Calabrese (D, Cliffside Park) and Gary Schaer (D, Passaic).
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.
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),
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 were a total of 8,594 registered voters in North Arlington, of which 2,839 (33.0% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,603 (18.7% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 4,146 (48.2% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 6 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 55.8% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 67.8% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2016 presidential election, Republican Donald Trump received 3,392 votes (48.4% vs. 41.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton with 3,351 votes (47.8% vs. 54.2%) and other candidates with 269 votes (3.8% vs. 4.6%), among the 7,097 ballots cast by the borough's 9,594 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.0% (vs. 72.5% in Bergen County). In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 3,706 votes (56.7% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 2,703 votes (41.3% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 55 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 6,541 ballots cast by the borough's 9,138 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.6% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 3,500 votes (49.1% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 3,454 votes (48.5% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 76 votes (1.1% vs. 0.8%), among the 7,124 ballots cast by the borough's 9,317 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.5% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 3,376 votes (49.3% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 3,370 votes (49.2% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 51 votes (0.7% vs. 0.7%), among the 6,847 ballots cast by the borough's 9,072 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 60.0% of the vote (2,477 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 39.1% (1,613 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (38 votes), among the 4,256 ballots cast by the borough's 8,783 registered voters (128 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 48.5%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 2,131 votes (47.6% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,953 votes (43.6% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 295 votes (6.6% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 30 votes (0.7% vs. 0.5%), among the 4,476 ballots cast by the borough's 8,940 registered voters, yielding a 50.1% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
Students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are educated by the North Arlington School District. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 1,869 students and 135.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 school enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Thomas Jefferson Elementary School with 298 students in grades K-5, Franklin Roosevelt Elementary School with 226 students in grades K-5, George Washington Elementary School with 357 students in grades K-5, North Arlington Middle School with 422 students in grades 6-8 and North Arlington High School with 532 students in grades 9-12. In 2010, Roosevelt Elementary School was recognized with the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.
In the 1970s and 1980s, declining enrollment led North Arlington to be one of the few school districts in the state that featured involuntary "combined classes" whereby classes at their Roosevelt School for grades 4 and 5 and for grades 6 and 7 were combined into a single classroom with a single teacher for each pair of grades.
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, Applied Technology High School on Bergen Community College Campus, 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.
Queen of Peace, a Roman Catholic parish, operates two parochial schools, Queen of Peace Elementary School (founded in 1923 and serving PreK to 8th Grade) and Queen of Peace High School (9th-12th grade, founded in 1930) which closed after the 2016–17 school year. Despite a fundraising campaign that raised $1 million, in May 2017, the Archdiocese of Newark announced the closing of the high school as of June 30, 2017, in the wake of sharply dropping enrollment and financial challenges, though the affiliated K-8 grammar school will remain open.
The North Arlington Police Department (NAPD) protects and services the citizens of North Arlington. The Chief of Police is Scott Hedenberg. The police department is located at 214 Ridge Road.
The North Arlington Fire Department (NAFD) is an all-volunteer fire department organized in 1910. The department is staffed by 80 fully trained firefighters. There are three separate firehouses. The three separate firehouses are manned by three fire companies: Hose Company 1 (established in 1910), Schuyler Engine Company 2 (established in 1916), and Eagle Truck Company 3 (established in 1923).
- Stationed at Company 1: Engine 1 and Special Service Unit 39-SSU
- Stationed at Company 2: Engine 2 and Engine 6
- Stationed at Company 3: Ladder 3 and Rescue 5
- 39-00 - Chief John Nichols
- 39-10 - Assistant Chief Brian Heinzman
- 39-20 - Deputy Chief Thomas Kropp
The North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad works with a paid staff Monday thru Friday 6am - 6pm and volunteer staff from 6pm to 6am Monday through Friday and day and night Saturday and Sunday.
The North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad (NAVES), was founded on June 2, 1972. The squad consists of 55 members(2018) ranging in ages from 16 to 58 years of age. NAVES currently operates four ambulances and a First Responder/ Command Vehicle. Operations Staff consists of a captain and three lieutenants. There is a Crew Chief on each tour that reports to a lieutenant. Executive Board Staff Consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two trustees. NAVES has a youth squad and a growing Auxiliary which assist in non-riding functions such as fundraising and administrative duties.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 31.14 miles (50.11 km) of roadways, of which 25.90 miles (41.68 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.06 miles (4.92 km) by Bergen County and 2.18 miles (3.51 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Route 7 and Route 17 meet at the intersection of Ridge Road (Route 17) and Belleville Turnpike (Route 7), the latter of which crosses the Passaic River on the Belleville Turnpike Bridge. The bridge, also known as the Rutgers Street Bridge, connects the borough to Belleville in Essex County. The bridge was formally renamed on July 4, 2013, as the "Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca Memorial Bridge" in memory of a United States Marine Corps infantryman from North Arlington who was killed in February 2012 while serving in Afghanistan.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with North Arlington include:
- Heinrich Gebhard (1878-1963), pianist, composer and piano teacher.
- Derek Jeter (born 1974), shortstop who played his entire career for the New York Yankees.
- William D. McDowell (1927-2007), politician who served as Bergen County's first County Executive and had been Mayor of North Arlington.
- Diane Ruggiero (born 1969), screenwriter for Veronica Mars.
- James Thomas, guitarist and composer, of the San Francisco psychedelic instrumental band The Mermen.
- James Zadroga (1971-2006), NYPD officer, participant in the cleanup after the September 11 terrorist attacks and namesake of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.
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- Sheldon, Chris. "9/11-related cancer claims life of North Arlington mayor 17 years after attack", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, October 10, 2018. Accessed October 11, 2018. "North Arlington Mayor Joseph Bianchi, a lifelong borough resident and longtime firefighter, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, borough officials confirmed.... Pronti said Bianchi, who was a 26-year member of North Arlington Fire Department, died of '9/11-related cancer.' Bianchi, with the rest of the fire department, responded to Ground Zero on Sept. 11."
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