Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
|Town of Phillipsburg|
View of Phillipsburg, New Jersey and "Free Bridge" taken from a park across the Delaware River on Rt. 611 in Easton, PA.
Map of Phillipsburg in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in New Jersey.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 8, 1861|
|Named for||William Phillips|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Body||Town Council|
|• Mayor||Stephen R. Ellis (D, term ends December 31, 2019)|
|• Administrator||Melissa Elias|
|• Municipal clerk||Victoria L. Kleiner|
|• Total||3.311 sq mi (8.575 km2)|
|• Land||3.193 sq mi (8.270 km2)|
|• Water||0.118 sq mi (0.305 km2) 3.56%|
|Area rank||322nd of 566 in state|
19th of 22 in county
|Elevation||299 ft (91 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||168th of 566 in state|
1st of 22 in county
|• Density||4,682.1/sq mi (1,807.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||118th of 566 in state|
1st of 22 in county
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||908 exchanges: 213, 387, 454, 859, 995|
|GNIS feature ID||0885350|
The town is located along the Delaware River in western New Jersey, on the border with Pennsylvania, and is considered part of the Delaware Valley region and the eastern border of the Lehigh Valley region. The Norfolk Southern Railway's Lehigh Line (formerly the main line of the Lehigh Valley Railroad with a mix of main line trackage combined long leased to the Central Railroad of New Jersey by its builder Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company), runs through Phillipsburg on its way cross river to Easton, Pennsylvania. The Belvidere Delaware Railroad was leased (1871) and later acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad connecting the lower Poconos to Trenton, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
As of 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 14,950, reflecting a decline of 216 (-1.4%) from the 15,166 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 591 (-3.8%) from the 15,757 counted in the 1990 Census.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Government
- 6 Education
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Notable people
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The town grew from a sleepy agricultural village (in 1824), and was transformed into a transportation hub and shipping center as the Delaware terminus of the Morris Canal (1829-1924), the first transportation infrastructure project (of several, each eventually) giving the community a direct connection 107 miles (172 km) to New York City. The Central Railroad of New Jersey would soon follow with a connection, but the community's growth (and for a long while, its importance) was that it reached the canal terminals of both the Delaware Canal and the Lehigh Canal by its cross-river cable ferry system to Easton, PA. In 1853, the Lehigh Valley Railroad connected across the river with the CNJ and a passenger shortline railroad, the Belvidere Delaware Railroad, as well as the Morris Canal, all within Phillipsburg. Rapid growth followed quickly.
Phillipsburg was incorporated as a town by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1861, from portions of Phillipsburg Township (now Lopatcong Township). The town was named for William Phillips, an early settler of the area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 3.311 square miles (8.575 km2), including 3.193 square miles (8.270 km2) of land and 0.118 square miles (0.305 km2) of water (3.56%).
|Climate data for Phillipsburg, NJ|
|Average high °F (°C)||37
|Average low °F (°C)||19
The Town's economic data (as is all of Warren County) is calculated by the US Census Bureau as part of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,950 people, 5,925 households, and 3,786 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,682.1 per square mile (1,807.8/km2). There were 6,607 housing units at an average density of 2,069.2 per square mile (798.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.44% (12,475) White, 7.49% (1,120) Black or African American, 0.17% (26) Native American, 1.53% (228) Asian, 0.05% (8) Pacific Islander, 3.92% (586) from other races, and 3.39% (507) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.82% (1,767) of the population.
There were 5,925 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 87.0 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $42,825 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,386) and the median family income was $51,334 (+/- $3,243). Males had a median income of $44,311 (+/- $2,090) versus $37,673 (+/- $6,847) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,291 (+/- $1,061). About 16.5% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 15,166 people, 6,044 households, and 3,946 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,703.6 people per square mile (1,818.5/km2). There were 6,651 housing units at an average density of 2,062.8 per square mile (797.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.84% White, 3.47% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.02% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population.
There were 6,044 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,368, and the median income for a family was $46,925. Males had a median income of $37,446 versus $25,228 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,452. About 9.9% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
Phillipsburg had historically benefited from being a major transportation hub, situated at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers. Phillipsburg served as the western terminus of the Morris Canal for approximately 100 years from the 1820s to 1920s, which connected the city by water to the industrial and consumer centers of the New York City area, with connections westward via the Lehigh Canal and Delaware Canal across the Delaware. Long gone is the era of canal shipping and many of the important freight railways that served the area have gone bankrupt or bypass the city on long distance routes.
Phillipsburg was served by five major railroads:
1. Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
2. Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad (L&HR)
3. Lehigh Valley Railroad (LVRR)
4. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Phillipsburg Branch (DL&W)
5. Pennsylvania Railroad Belvidere Division (PRR)
Most of the manufacturing jobs have left Warren County's largest city. In 1994, the New Jersey Legislature designated Phillipsburg as an Urban Enterprise Zone community. This zoning offers tax incentives and other benefits to Phillipsburg-based businesses, as well as a 3½% sales tax rate at eligible merchants, reduced from the 7% rate charged statewide.
In recent years, some businesses have begun to move into the center of the city. Rising real estate prices indicate that these legislative stimulants have been somewhat effective. Phillipsburg has been selected as a site for the New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Heritage Center (jointly with Netcong), a museum designed to help preserve and showcase the state's transportation history.
A tourist railroad known as the Belvidere & Delaware River Railroad operates on the former Belvidere-Delaware Railroad Pennsylvania Railroad Branch serving excursions from Lehigh Junction Station south to Carpentersville. Norfolk Southern serves the industrial manufacturing purposes in Phillipsburg using former LVRR tracks and the L&HR bridge to connect with the Bel-Del PRR tracks.
Phillipsburg also is home to the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians museum. They display railroad memorabilia inside the museum, an "N" scale diorama, two Lehigh & Hudson River cabooses (one of which is currently being restored) and a Jersey Central caboose. There is a L&HR snow flanger, Tidewater tank car, a CNJ box car owned by the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, a 1922 Chestnut Ridge Mack railbus owned by the Lehigh Valley NRHS, a Public Service trolley owned by the North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society, a 44-ton GE locomotive and a 25-ton GE locomotive. They operate a miniature railroad, the Centerville & Southwestern, that formerly ran in Roseland, New Jersey.
Phillipsburg is governed under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, by a mayor and a five-member Town Council. Councilmembers are elected at-large in partisan elections to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either three seats or two seats and the mayoral seat up for election in odd-numbered years.
As of 2016[update], the Mayor of Phillipsburg is Democrat Stephen R. Ellis Jr., whose term of office ends December 31, 2019. Town Council members are Council President Robert 'Bobby' Fulper (R, 2021), Council Vice President Danielle DeGerolamo (R, 2021), Joshua Davis (D, 2019), Mark Lutz (D, 2019), and Frank McVey (R, 2021).
Federal, state and county representation
Phillipsburg is located in the 7th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 23rd state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Phillipsburg had been part of the 5th 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 23rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Michael J. Doherty (R, Washington Township, Warren County) and in the General Assembly by John DiMaio (R, Hackettstown) and Erik Peterson (R, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County). The Governor of New Jersey is Phil Murphy (D, Middletown Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Sheila Oliver (D, East Orange).
Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are chosen at-large on a staggered basis in partisan elections with one seat coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Freeholder Director and other as Deputy Director. As of 2014[update], Warren County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Edward J. Smith (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2015), Freeholder Deputy Director Richard D. Gardner (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2014) and Freeholder Jason Sarnoski (R, Lopatcong Township, 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Patricia J. Kolb (Blairstown Township), Sheriff David Gallant (Blairstown Township) and Surrogate Kevin O'Neill (Hackettstown). The County Administrator, Steve Marvin, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the county and its departments.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 7,681 registered voters in Phillipsburg, of which 2,496 (32.5% vs. 21.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,510 (19.7% vs. 35.3%) were registered as Republicans and 3,665 (47.7% vs. 43.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 10 voters registered to other parties. Among the town's 2010 Census population, 51.4% (vs. 62.3% in Warren County) were registered to vote, including 69.2% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 81.5% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 2,487 votes (56.6% vs. 40.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 1,751 votes (39.8% vs. 56.0%) and other candidates with 88 votes (2.0% vs. 1.7%), among the 4,394 ballots cast by the town's 7,730 registered voters, for a turnout of 56.8% (vs. 66.7% in Warren County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 2,673 votes (54.8% vs. 41.4% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 1,983 votes (40.6% vs. 55.2%) and other candidates with 116 votes (2.4% vs. 1.6%), among the 4,879 ballots cast by the town's 7,636 registered voters, for a turnout of 63.9% (vs. 73.4% in Warren County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 2,412 votes (49.8% vs. 37.2% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 2,324 votes (48.0% vs. 61.0%) and other candidates with 66 votes (1.4% vs. 1.3%), among the 4,842 ballots cast by the town's 7,176 registered voters, for a turnout of 67.5% (vs. 76.3% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 63.8% of the vote (1,667 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 33.6% (879 votes), and other candidates with 2.6% (68 votes), among the 2,694 ballots cast by the town's 7,909 registered voters (80 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 34.1%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,321 votes (44.1% vs. 61.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,159 votes (38.7% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 365 votes (12.2% vs. 9.8%) and other candidates with 77 votes (2.6% vs. 1.5%), among the 2,994 ballots cast by the town's 7,437 registered voters, yielding a 40.3% turnout (vs. 49.6% in the county).
The Phillipsburg School District serves public school students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, including students from five sending communities who attend the district's high school. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its seven schools had an enrollment of 3,008 students and 323.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.3:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Early Childhood Learning Center (Grades PreK-K; 501 students), Phillipsburg Primary School (1&2; consolidated from Barber with 216 and Freeman with 208), Phillipsburg Elementary School (3-5; consolidated from Andover with 259 and Green with 360), Phillipsburg Middle School (6-8; 548) and Phillipsburg High School (9-12; 1,631). The Phillipsburg High School Stateliners have an athletic rivalry with neighboring Easton, Pennsylvania's Easton Area High School, which celebrated its 100th anniversary game on Thanksgiving Day 2006. In 2009, the 1993 teams from the Easton P-Burg Game met again for the Gatorade REPLAY Game to resolve the game, which ended in a 7-7 tie, with more than 13,000 fans watching as Phillipsburg won by a score of 27-12.
The district's high school serves students from the Town of Phillipsburg and from five sending communities at the secondary level: Alpha, Bloomsbury (in Hunterdon County), Greenwich Township, Lopatcong Township and Pohatcong Township, as part of sending/receiving relationships with the respective school districts.
Students from the town and from all of Warren County are eligible to attend Ridge and Valley Charter School in Frelinghuysen Township (for grades K-8) or Warren County Technical School in Washington borough (for 9-12), with special education services provided by local districts supplemented throughout the county by the Warren County Special Services School District in Oxford Township (for PreK-12).
Private schools include Saints Philip & James School, which was established in 1875 and serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.
Situated at the confluence of the Delaware River and the Lehigh River, Phillipsburg has historically been a major transportation hub. From the 1820s to 1920s, was the western terminus of the Morris Canal, which connected it by water eastward to the Port of New York and New Jersey and westward via the Lehigh Canal across the Delaware River. Five major railroads converged in Phillipsburg, the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ), the DL&W's Morris and Essex Railroad, the Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad (L&HR), Lehigh Valley Railroad (LVRR), and the Pennsylvania Railroad's (PRR) Belvidere Delaware Railroad. The CNJ first ran in 1852. Phillipsburg Union Station served CNJ and DL&W.
The CNJ tracks and bridge in Phillipsburg which was part of the CNJ main line became part of the former Lehigh Valley Railroad main line, the Lehigh Line now owned by Norfolk Southern Railway, while the PRR line in Phillipsburg is now the Belvidere and Delaware River Railway.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the town had a total of 59.21 miles (95.29 km) of roadways, of which 54.51 miles (87.73 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.98 miles (4.80 km) by Warren County, 1.18 miles (1.90 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.54 miles (0.87 km) by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
Major highways that enter Phillipsburg include U.S. Route 22 and Route 122. Interstate 78 passes through for less than a quarter-of-a-mile without any exits, but the closest interchange is in neighboring Pohatcong.
The town is connected to Pennsylvania across the Delaware River by the Easton–Phillipsburg Toll Bridge - (toll bridge carrying U.S. Route 22), Northampton Street Bridge (the "Free Bridge") and the Interstate 78 Toll Bridge (carrying Interstate 78), all of which are operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
By air, Phillipsburg is served by Lehigh Valley International Airport.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Phillipsburg include:
- Walter E. Bachman (1880–1958), college football player and coach.
- Charlie Berry (1860–1940), former professional baseball player, Union Association, and father of Charlie Berry.
- Charlie Berry (1902–1972), former professional baseball player and umpire, Major League Baseball.
- William F. Birch (1870–1946), former Member of Congress.
- Ned Bolcar (born 1967), former linebacker who played for the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins.
- Tom Brennan (born 1949), radio and television sportscaster and former men's basketball head coach, most notably at the University of Vermont.
- Tim Brewster (born 1960), former coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team.
- Ted Dailey (1908-1992), NFL player who played for a single season with the Pittsburgh Pirates football team.
- Gloria Decker (born 1933), politician who served as Mayor of Phillipsburg and as Executive Director of the New Jersey State Lottery Commission.
- DC Drake (born 1957 as Don Drake), former professional wrestler who was National Wrestling Federation World Champion and Heavyweight Champion for Tri-State Wrestling Alliance, later known as Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
- Wayne Dumont (1914–1992), former New Jersey Senate Majority Leader and Senate President.
- Fiona (born 1961), rock music singer.
- James Cullen Ganey (1899–1972), federal judge who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- John R. Guthrie (1921–2009), United States Army four-star general.
- David Hajdu (born 1955), music critic and author.
- Terry Kitchen, folk singer.
- J. Robert Lennon (born 1970), novelist.
- Hilda Madsen (1910–1981), British-American artist and dog breeder.
- Jayne Mansfield (1933–1967), 1950s-era actress and sex symbol.
- Martin O. May (1922–1945), Medal of Honor recipient in World War II for his actions on Okinawa.
- Helen Stevenson Meyner (1929–1997), former Member of Congress.
- Robert B. Meyner (1908–1990), Governor of New Jersey from 1954 to 1962.
- Charles E. Myers (1925-2016), Director for Air Warfare in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (1973–78), Aviation Pioneer and an early member of the "Fighter Mafia" inside the Pentagon.
- Lou Reda (born c. 1925-2017), documentary filmmaker. 
- Jim Ringo (1931–2007), professional football player who played with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.
- Sheetal Sheth (born 1976), actress.
- Charles Sitgreaves (1803–1878), politician who was a Member of Congress and mayor of Phillipsburg.
- Matthew Tirrell (born 1950), chemical engineer.
- Bill Walsh (born 1927), center who played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Yvonne Zima (born 1989), actress, "Rachel Greene" on NBC's ER.
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- "Jack's Facts: A Closer Look at the Easton/Phillipsburg Rivalry", The Morning Call, November 21, 2006, accessed April 13, 2007. "The Garnet's Charlie Berry would score all Phillipsburg's points in a 14-7 win. Berry after graduating from PHS went on to have outstanding career at Lafayette College and later became an American League baseball umpire and officiated in the NFL."
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- Head Coach Tom Brennan, University of Vermont, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 7, 2008. Accessed March 14, 2011. "The 54-year old Brennan is a native of Phillipsburg, NJ who graduated as the all-time leading scorer at Phillipsburg Catholic High School."
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- Kelly, Dennis. "Mayor Dislikes Phillipsburg Becoming Part Of N.Y. Area", The Morning Call, February 4, 1993. Accessed March 27, 2016. "Being counted as a New Yorker is fine with some in Warren County, but Phillipsburg's mayor cannot see the benefit. 'I was disappointed when I saw it,' Mayor Gloria Decker said of the federal government moving Warren County into the New York metropolitan area."
- Staff. "WRESTLERS TANGLE TO DEFEND TITLES", The Morning Call, August 23, 1984. Accessed March 14, 2011. "Drake the 250-pounder from Phillipsburg and 245-pound Bronx native Ray Apollo wound up in a bloody brawl that resulted in a double disqualification."
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- Staff. "Life in the fast lane", Home News Tribune, March 14, 2003. Accessed March 14, 2011. Terry Kitchen's easy tuneful and contemplative folk sounds are sure to make for a warm evening of music wherever he plays. The Phillipsburg native is based in Boston these days and he's set to perform at the Mine Street Coffeehouse in New Brunswick tomorrow night..."
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- Staff. "Jayne Mansfield Is Killed In Early Morning Smash up On Narrow Louisiana Road", St. Petersburg Times, June 30, 1967. Accessed March 14, 2011. "Born Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pa., April 19, 1933, Miss Mansfield grew up in Phillipsburg, N.J."
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- Robert B. Meyner, The Robert B. & Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State & Local Government, Lafayette College. Accessed March 14, 2011. "During his early childhood, Robert Meyner's family moved to Pennsylvania, and then to Phillipsburg and Paterson, New Jersey, and finally settled back in Phillipsburg in 1922, where the family lived in the house on Lincoln Avenue built by Robert Meyner's grandfather, Robert B. Meyner.... Robert Meyner was graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1926, where he was class valedictorian and a member of the debating team."
- Grazier, Dan. "POGO Remembers Chuck Myers, 'Fighter Mafia' Veteran", Project On Government Oversight, May 17, 2016. Accessed August 8, 2016. "Chuck Myers was born on March 21, 1925 near Langley Field in Hampton, Virginia, foreshadowing a life devoted to aviation. He grew up in Philipsburg, New Jersey where he excelled at sports and dreamed of flying planes."
- Jones, Joyce. "Creating Postcards Not Just for Tourists", The New York Times, July 12, 1992. Accessed October 28, 2007. "In his efforts to satisfy the public's penchant for nostalgia, Mr. Scheller met with a collector of Civil War memorabilia, Lou Reda of Phillipsburg, who introduced him to the Charles Fifer collection of photo plates, hand-colored by Currier & Ives in 1876."
- Schudel, Matt. "NFL's Jim Ringo; Hall of Famer With Packers and Eagles", The Washington Post, November 22, 2007. Accessed March 14, 2011. "James S. Ringo Jr. was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Orange, N.J., and grew up in Phillipsburg, N.J."
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- Langsdorf, Amy. "Will the May 18 DVD release of The World Unseen mean the film is unseen no longer?", The Morning Call, May 6, 2010. Accessed June 14, 2012. "The Phillipsburg-born, Bethlehem-reared Sheetal Sheth hopes so."
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- Longsdorf, Amy. "Valley actors have a hand in new DVDs", The Morning Call, April 11, 2012. Accessed June 14, 2012. "As a three-course meal is served, Chappell meets a struggling actor ("Friday Night Lights" star Jesse Plemons), entertains financial backers and flirts with the hat check girl (Phillipsburg native Yvonne Zima). Zima, 23, has no more than a dozen lines but she works wonders with them, managing to create a sparky, indelible character."
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- Warren County page for Phillipsburg
- Phillipsburg School District
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- Phillipsburg Railroad Historians
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