Saddle Brook, New Jersey
|Saddle Brook, New Jersey|
|Township of Saddle Brook|
House in Riverside Cemetery
Map highlighting Saddle Brook's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Saddle Brook, New Jersey
|Coordinates: 40°54′11″N 74°06′04″W / 40.902976°N 74.101061°WCoordinates: 40°54′11″N 74°06′04″W / 40.902976°N 74.101061°W|
|Incorporated||March 20, 1716 (as Saddle River Township)|
|Renamed||November 8, 1955 (as Saddle Brook Township)|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Mayor||Robert D. White (D, term ends December 31, 2018)|
|• Administrator / Municipal clerk||Peter A. LoDico (Since January 1, 1997)|
|• Total||2.716 sq mi (7.034 km2)|
|• Land||2.689 sq mi (6.964 km2)|
|• Water||0.027 sq mi (0.071 km2) 1.00%|
363rd of 566 in state|
35th of 70 in county
|Elevation||46 ft (14 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2016)||14,069|
180th of 566 in state|
24th of 70 in county
|• Density||5,080.2/sq mi (1,961.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||
109th of 566 in state|
28th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||201 and 973|
|GNIS feature ID||882308|
Saddle Brook is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 13,659, reflecting an increase of 504 (+3.8%) from the 13,155 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 141 (-1.1%) from the 13,296 counted in the 1990 Census.
Saddle River Township was created on March 20, 1716, consisting of all of the territory in Bergen County west of the Saddle River, making it one of the oldest municipalities in Bergen County, within the area that had been known as New Barbadoes Township, which itself had been set off from Essex County and added to Bergen County in 1710. It was incorporated on February 21, 1798 by the Township Act of 1798 as one of the initial group of 104 townships incorporated in New Jersey. The historic name of the township was from the Saddle River, a tributary of the Passaic River, which in turn was named for a stream and valley in Saddell, Argyll, Scotland. It was bounded on the north by Ridgewood, south by Lodi, east by the Saddle River and west by the Passaic River. In 1724, the Township formally seceded from New Barbadoes.
After its formation in 1716, Saddle River Township was split up in 1772 by royal decree, with the northernmost half becoming Franklin Township, named after the last royal governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin. Pompton Township was established in 1797 from parts of both Franklin and Saddle River Townships west of the Ramapo River, leaving sections of both townships disconnected to the west of Pompton Township. West Milford Township was formed from the discontinuous, western sections of both Franklin and Saddle River townships in 1834. Saddle Brook was among the initial group of 104 municipalities formally incorporated under the Township Act of 1798.
In the initial wave of "Boroughitis" in which 26 new boroughs were created in 1894 alone and two more in 1895, Glen Rock (on September 14, 1894) and Lodi (December 22, 1894) split off from Saddle River Township, followed shortly thereafter by Wallington (January 2, 1895). Garfield (March 15, 1898), East Paterson (April 18, 1916; renamed to Elmwood Park, effective January 1, 1973) and Fair Lawn (April 5, 1924) subsequently split off.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 2.716 square miles (7.034 km2), including 2.689 square miles (6.964 km2) of land and 0.027 square miles (0.071 km2) of water (1.00%).
1800-1920 1840 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1900-2010 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,659 people, 5,286 households, and 3,690 families residing in the township. The population density was 5,080.2 per square mile (1,961.5/km2). There were 5,485 housing units at an average density of 2,040.0 per square mile (787.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 84.35% (11,521) White, 2.31% (316) Black or African American, 0.16% (22) Native American, 8.21% (1,121) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 3.19% (436) from other races, and 1.78% (243) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.20% (1,666) of the population.
There were 5,286 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the township, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 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 $79,279 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,351) and the median family income was $92,861 (+/- $9,495). Males had a median income of $60,214 (+/- $5,753) versus $44,243 (+/- $3,010) for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,674 (+/- $2,295). About 0.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
Same-sex couples headed 40 households in 2010, an increase from the 15 counted in 2000.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 13,155 people, 5,062 households, and 3,578 families residing in the township. The population density was 4,830.8 people per square mile (1,867.3/km2). There were 5,161 housing units at an average density of 1,895.2 per square mile (732.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 90.73% White, 1.39% Black, 0.04% Native American, 4.74% (U.S. Census), 1.70% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.27% of the population.
Among those resident who reported their ancestry in the 2000 Census, the most common were Italian (35.7%), Irish (15.7%), Polish (13.1%) and German (11.0%). The number of residents who reported being of Italian ancestry in the 2000 Census (adjusted for the total number of ancestries reported) was the 15th highest of any municipality in New Jersey.
There were 5,062 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the township the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $63,545, and the median income for a family was $73,205. Males had a median income of $49,834 versus $34,542 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,561. About 1.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Saddle Brook operates within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government (Plan 2), implemented by direct petition as of January 1, 1991, after voters approved a referendum supporting the change in June 1990. The township is governed by a Mayor and a five-member Township Council. Members of the Township Council are elected at-large in partisan elections to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two seats (plus the mayoral seat) or three seats up for election in even-numbered years as part of the November general election.
As of 2017, the Mayor of Saddle Brook is Democrat Robert D. White, whose term of office ends December 31, 2018. Members of the Township Council are Council President Karen D'Arminio (D, 2018), Todd J. Accomando (D, 2018), Andrew Cimiluca (R, 2020), David Gierek (D, 2020; appointed to serve an unexpired term) and Florence Mazzer (D, 2020).
In June 2017, David Gierek was chosen to fill the seat expiring in December 2020 that had been held by Joseph Camilleri until he resigned from office under the terms of an anti-nepotism ordinance, after his son was under consideration for hire by the township as a police officer; Gierek will serve on an interim basis until the November 2017 general election, when voters will choose a candidate to serve the balance of the term of office.
List of Mayors
Prior to 1969, the township committee chose a chairman to head the township committee. Below is a list of former chairmen and mayors of Saddle River Township and Saddle Brook:
- James Taylor: 1925-1926
- William Schlitze: 1927, 1929
- John J. Miller: 1928
- William Schlitze: 1929
- William E. Schlitze: 1929-1930
- John Finley: 1931
- Edward Woollby: 1932-1933
- Adolph Doornbosch: 1934
- Edward Woollby: 1935-1936
- Joseph Wilhelm: 1937-1939
- Otto E. Pehle: 1940, 1942
- Otto C. Pehle: 1943-1947
- Joseph A Evans: 1948
- Otto C. Pehle: December 1948 – 1953
- Walter J. Ochsner: 1953-1956
- Frank Sheara: 1957-1958
- Otto C. Pehle: 1959
- Edwin Zdanowicz: 1960
- Benjamin Walenczyk: 1962-1964
- Jeremiah F. O'Connor: 1965
- Edward Siepiola: 1966
- Stephen J. Cuccio: 1967
- Benjamin Walenczyk: 1968
- Thomas Zangara: 1969
- Edward F. Kugler, Jr: 1969-1977 (First elected mayor)
- Charles J. Kern: 1977-1981
- Raymond C. Santa Lucia: 1981-1985
- Peter A. LoDico: 1985-1989
- Thomas Trier: 1989-1990
- Raymond C. Santa Lucia: 1991-August 1997 (died in office)
- Bernard Goldsholl: August–September 1997
- Karen Chamberlain: 1997-2002
- Louis D'Arminio: 2003-2010
- Karen Chamberlain: 2011-2015
- Robert D. White: 2015–present
Federal, state and county representation
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 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, 2019).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 38th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Lagana (D, Paramus) and in the General Assembly by Lisa Swain (D, Fair Lawn) and Chris Tully (D, Bergenfield). In May 2018, Lagana took the Senate seat after Robert M. Gordon left office, while Swain and Tully took the seats vacated by Tim Eustace and Lagana. The Governor of New Jersey is Phil Murphy (D, Middletown Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Sheila Oliver (D, East Orange).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member 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 each January. As of 2018, the County Executive is Democratic James J. Tedesco III of Paramus, whose term of office ends December 31, 2018. Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan Jr., (D, Montvale, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman ends 2018), Freeholder Vice-Chairwoman Germaine M. Ortiz (D, Emerson, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder vice-chairwoman ends 2018), Freeholder Chairman Pro-Tempore Mary J. Amoroso (D, Mahwah, term as freeholder ends 2019; term as freeholder chairman pro-tempore ends 2018), David L. Ganz (D, Fair Lawn, 2020), Steve Tanelli (D, North Arlington, 2018), Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee, 2020) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, Franklin Lakes, 2018), Bergen County's constitutional officials are County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale, 2021), Sheriff Michael Saudino (D, Emerson, 2019) and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 8,377 registered voters in Saddle Brook Township, of which 2,890 (34.5% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,603 (19.1% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 3,882 (46.3% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties. Among the township's 2010 Census population, 61.3% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 76.8% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 3,264 votes (51.5% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 2,945 votes (46.5% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 76 votes (1.2% vs. 0.9%), among the 6,334 ballots cast by the township's 8,789 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.1% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 3,495 votes (51.5% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 3,159 votes (46.6% vs. 53.9%) and other candidates with 60 votes (0.9% vs. 0.8%), among the 6,785 ballots cast by the township's 8,628 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.6% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 3,467 votes (52.7% vs. 47.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 3,025 votes (46.0% vs. 51.7%) and other candidates with 53 votes (0.8% vs. 0.7%), among the 6,576 ballots cast by the township's 8,369 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.6% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 63.3% of the vote (2,489 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 35.7% (1,404 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (36 votes), among the 4,040 ballots cast by the township's 8,459 registered voters (111 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 47.8%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 2,025 votes (50.0% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,775 votes (43.8% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 212 votes (5.2% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 16 votes (0.4% vs. 0.5%), among the 4,049 ballots cast by the township's 8,478 registered voters, yielding a 47.8% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
The Saddle Brook Public Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its five schools had an enrollment of 1,780 students and 141.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.6:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Washington School which houses a number of the district's early intervention special education programs (38 students; PreK), Franklin Elementary School (300; K-6), Salome H. Long Memorial Elementary School (293; K-6), Helen I. Smith Elementary School (283; K-6) and Saddle Brook High/Middle School for grades 7-12, combining both middle school and high school in a single building (759 students).
Public school students from the township, 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.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010, the township had a total of 41.73 miles (67.16 km) of roadways, of which 31.45 miles (50.61 km) were maintained by the municipality, 6.91 miles (11.12 km) by Bergen County, 2.40 miles (3.86 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and 0.97 miles (1.56 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Saddle Brook hosts the intersection of the Garden State Parkway (Exit 159) and Interstate 80 (Exit 62), along with portions of U.S. Route 46. New Jersey Route 4 and Route 17 are within a quarter mile of its borders.
The Parkway extends across the center of the township for 1.0 mile (1.6 km), heading northeast from Elmwood Park to Rochelle Park. Two toll gates are located in the township, with one toll gate on the northbound lanes of the parkway (just north of Exit 159), and the other toll gate used at the interchange for Exit 159.
Interstate 80 heads east through Saddle Brook for 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from Elmwood Park to Lodi. U.S. Route 46 clips the township's southwest corner, heading southeast for 0.6 miles (0.97 km) from Garfield to Lodi on Saddle Brook's southern border.
NJ Transit's Plauderville rail station is near the township's southwest corner, just across the border in Garfield, south of the intersection of Plauderville Avenue and Midland Avenue. The station provides service on the Bergen County Line to Hoboken Terminal, with transfers available at Secaucus Junction to New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station, and Newark Airport, and with transfers at Hoboken to PATH trains, Hudson Bergen Light Rail, and New York Waterway ferries.
NJ Transit bus service is offered to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 144, 145, 148, 160, 161 and 164 routes; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 707, 712 and 758 routes.
From 1999 to January 1, 2009, Saddle Brook had a public-access cable TV station with news bulletins (channel 77 on Cablevision and channels 38 and 39 on Verizon FiOS). This station, called SBC-TV, was created after Hurricane Floyd hit Saddle Brook in September 1999 so the town would have a system for emergency alerts. The station was shut down in 2009 because of budget constraints. The station resumed operations in 2011 with an all-volunteer staff, airing Township Council meetings and providing information of Township services, events and activities via a scrolling message board.
Points of interest
Riverside Cemetery is a plot-holder-owned Jewish cemetery with over 65,000 burials. Acquired by the Lakewood Cemetery Association in 1906, the 105-acre (42 ha) property includes an Italianate style home used as administrative offices that has been restored and expanded after the building was extensively damaged in a 1950 fire.
The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation maintains a campus in Saddle Brook, in addition to other main campuses in Chester and West Orange. The Saddle Brook campus was established after the acquisition of Saddle Brook/Kennedy Memorial Hospital in 1993, and operates 112 beds, specializing in rehabilitation from stroke, brain injury, amputation, neurological conditions (including Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and Parkinson's disease), joint replacement and orthopedic trauma
The First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook, located at 5 Ackerman Avenue, was the first church to be established in the present boundaries of the township. It was officially established in 1900, with its first worship service being held on May 5, 1901.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Saddle Brook include:
- Steve Beauharnais (born 1990), defensive linebacker for the Washington Redskins.
- Gary Brolsma (born 1986), Internet sensation and creator of the original Numa Numa Dance.
- Joe Cunningham (born 1931), former MLB first baseman and outfielder first baseman and outfielder who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators.
- Matthew Hendrickson (born 1972), world champion professional wrestler known as "Mr. Irresistible".
- Morgan Hoffmann (born 1989), professional golfer.
- Kim Jones (born 1969), broadcaster for the New York Yankees on the YES Network.
- Zane Kalemba (born 1985), professional ice hockey goaltender who has played for HC Banská Bystrica in the Slovak Extraliga.
- Steve Longa (born 1994), linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the NFL.
- Steve Maneri (born 1988), tight end for the Chicago Bears.
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