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Encyclopedia > Park Ridge, New Jersey
Borough of Park Ridge, New Jersey
Map highlighting Park Ridge's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Coordinates: 41°2′5″N 74°2′26″W / 41.03472, -74.04056
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated May 15, 1894
Government
 - Type Borough
 - Mayor Donald J. Ruschman (D, 2007)
 - Borough Administrator Gene M. Vinci[1]
Area
 - Borough  2.6 sq mi (6.8 km²)
 - Land  2.6 sq mi (6.7 km²)
 - Water  0.04 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation [3]  141 ft (43 m)
Population (2006)[2]
 - Borough 8,945
 - Density 3,353.3/sq mi (1,293.1/km²)
Time zone U.S. EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) U.S. EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07656
Area code(s) 201
FIPS code 34-56130GR2
GNIS feature ID 0879119GR3
Website: http://parkridgeboro.com

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Park Ridge was created as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 15, 1894, from portions of Washington Township, at the height of the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. Park Ridge obtained a portion of River Vale (July 15, 1929), exchanged portions with Woodcliff Lake (December 12, 1955), received part of Washington Township (November 26, 1956), exchanged portions with Hillsdale (February 10, 1958) and Woodcliff Lake (June 9, 1958) and received another part of Washington Township (August 11, 1958).[4] The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Washington Township was a Township that existed in Bergen County, New Jersey. ... Boroughitis was craze that spread through New Jersey in the late 19th century, which led groups of residents to unite to form Boroughs from within and among the many Townships that were the prevalent form at the time. ... River Vale Township is a township located in Bergen County, New Jersey. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map highlighting Woodcliff Lakes location within Bergen County. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map highlighting Hillsdales location within Bergen County. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geography

Park Ridge is located at 41°2′5″N, 74°2′26″W (41.034672, -74.040656)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²). 6.7 km² (2.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (1.52%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 2,229
1940 2,519 13.0%
1950 3,189 26.6%
1960 6,389 100.3%
1970 8,709 36.3%
1980 8,515 -2.2%
1990 8,102 -4.9%
2000 8,708 7.5%
Est. 2006 8,945 [2] 2.7%
Population 1930 - 1990[5]

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,708 people, 3,161 households, and 2,389 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,293.1/km² (3,353.3/mi²). There were 3,258 housing units at an average density of 483.8/km² (1,254.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.48% White, 0.86% African American, 0.14% Native American, 3.86% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.32% of the population. The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,161 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $86,632, and the median income for a family was $97,294. Males had a median income of $71,042 versus $40,714 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $40,351. About 1.2% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Local government

Park Ridge operates under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government and is governed by a mayor and a six-member Borough Council. The mayor is directly elected by the voters to a four-year term of office. Borough council members serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ...


The Mayor of the Borough of Park Ridge is Donald J. Ruschman (D, term ends December 31, 2007). Members of the Park Ridge Borough Council are Ronald J. Cangialosi (D, 2007), Joeen Ciannella (R, 2009), Richard Henning (D, 2008), Tamara M. Levinson (D, 2007), Donald Malcuit (D, 2008) and Peter Wells (R, 2009).[6][7] A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


On Election Day, November 7, 2006, two seats on the Borough Council were up for election, from a council that consisted entirely of Democrats as of Election Day, in a community in which registered Republicans outnumber Democrats by a 6-5 margin. Newcomer Republicans Peter Wells (1,859 votes) and Joeen Ciannella (1,745) won seats on the council, unseating seven-term incumbent Barbara Koehler Martine (1,479) and five-term incumbent John Burkhardt (1,371) in their bids for re-election. When Wells and Ciannella took office as of January 1, 2007, the Council had a 4-2 Democratic majority.[8][9][10] is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Federal, state and county representation

Park Ridge is in the Fifth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 39th Legislative District.[11]


New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District, covering the northern portions of Bergen County, Passaic County and Sussex County and all of Warren County, is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken). New Jerseys Fifth Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Scott Garrett. ... Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... Bergen and Passaic counties, 1872 Passaic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... E. Scott Garrett (born July 9, 1959 in Englewood, New Jersey) is a member of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Wantage Township is a township located in Sussex County, New Jersey. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


The 39th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Gerald Cardinale (R, Cresskill) and in the Assembly by John E. Rooney (R, Emerson) and Charlotte Vandervalk (R, Westwood). The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken). The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Sen. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map highlighting Cresskills location within Bergen County. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Assemblyman John E. Rooney John E. Rooney (born April 23, 1939) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 39th legislative district. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map highlighting Emersons location within Bergen County. ... Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk Charlotte Vandervalk (born July 31, 1937) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 39th legislative district. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map highlighting Westwoods location within Bergen County. ... Jon Corzine 54th Governor of New Jersey; Incumbent Christine Christie Todd Whitman, the first female governor of New Jersey The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the Governor of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


Bergen County's County Executive is Dennis McNerney (D). The executive, along with the Board of Chosen Freeholders administer all county business. Bergen County's Freeholders are Chairman Tomas J. Padilla (D, Park Ridge), Vice-Chairman Elizabeth Calabrese (D, Wallington), David L. Ganz (D, Fair Lawn), James M. Carroll (D, Demarest), Bernadette P. McPherson (D, Rutherford), Julie O'Brien (D) and Connie Wagner (D). Bergen County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney Dennis McNerney is the County Executive of Bergen County, New Jersey. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ... Tomas J. Padilla has served on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2002, when he was elected by the Bergen County Democratic Committee to fill the vacated seat of Fort Lee Mayor Jack Alter. ... Elizabeth Calabrese has served on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2004. ... Map highlighting Wallingtons location within Bergen County. ... David L. Ganz has served on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2003 and is Freeholder vice chairman. ... Fair Lawn is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... James M. Carroll has served on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2003, having been selected to complete the Freeholder term of the seat vacated when Dennis McNerney was elected County Executive. ... Map highlighting Demarests location within Bergen County. ... Bernadette P. McPherson has served on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2002. ... Map highlighting Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ...


Other countywide elected officials are Sheriff Leo McGuire (D), Surrogate Court Judge Mike Dressler (D, Cresskill) County Clerk Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford). Map highlighting Cresskills location within Bergen County. ... Kathleen A. Donovan is a American Republican Party politician, who is currently serving her fourth term as County Clerk of Bergen County, New Jersey. ...


Politics

As of April 1, 2006, out of a 2004 Census estimated population of 8,974 in Park Ridge, there were 5,577 registered voters (62.2% of the population, vs. 55.4% in all of Bergen County). Of registered voters, 890 (16.0% vs. 20.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,234 (22.1% vs. 19.2% countywide) were registered as Republicans and 3,453 (61.9% vs. 60.1% countywide) were registered as Undeclared. There were no voters registered to other parties.[12] is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Undeclared is a status for voters in New Jersey. ...


On the national level, Park Ridge leans strongly toward the Republican Party. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 57% of the vote here, defeating Democrat John Kerry, who received around 42%.[13] Presidential election results map. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


Education

The Park Ridge Public Schools serve students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are West Ridge Elementary School (PreK-6), East Brook Elementary School (K-6) and Park Ridge High School (7-12). The Park Ridge Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade from Park Ridge, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... Park Ridge High School is a six-year comprehensive public high school with an integrated two-year middle school, established in 1808, and located in the borough of Park Ridge in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Park Ridge Public Schools. ...


Our Lady of Mercy Interparochial School is a K-8 Catholic school which also operates in Park Ridge. Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ...


Transportation

Park Ridge is served by New Jersey Transit on the Pascack Valley Line at the Park Ridge train station. The station is located at Hawthorne and Park Avenues. The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... New Jersey Transits Pascack Valley line is a commuter train service that runs north from Hoboken, New Jersey through Bergen County and into Rockland County, New York, terminating at Spring Valley, New York. ... Park Ridge is a New Jersey Transit rail station on the Pascack Valley Line. ...


This line runs north-south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New Jersey Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail service. Connections are available at the Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken PATH station, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service. Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station The Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, known as Secaucus Transfer in planning stages, is a major rail hub in Secaucus, New Jersey. ... Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... Hoboken- and Newark-bound platform at Exchange Place station in Jersey City. ... Newly renovated waiting room in 2004. ... NY Waterway is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ... A view of the World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000. ... Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains at the Exchange Place stop in Jersey City HBLR train on Hudson Street, near Exchange Place station in Jersey City Harborside Financial Center station, Jersey City The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) is a light rail system, owned by New Jersey Transit and operated by...


The Pascack Valley Line is a single-track line providing service towards Hoboken during the morning rush hour and service from Hoboken in the evening rush hour.


County Route 503 passes through Park Ridge. County Route 503 is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


PKRG-TV

PKRG-TV, the public access television station in Park Ridge has produced and documented many shows over the past ten years. They continue to remain on the leading edge of public-television stations in the area, producing a weekly live show every Monday night. The station also broadcasts events in the town such as parades, sporting events, school plays, and charity events. Public access television is a cable television service that allows members of the public to use a cable companys facilities and equipment to create and broadcast their own content. ...


The television studio also hosted a "series" of shows entitled Behind The Badge which provided residents with an insight into the way the police department works. It included a tour of the police station and police cruiser and also an overview of programs the department works on to improve the welfare of the community, ie. DARE programs and computer crimes. DARE or Dare may mean: Dare (album), an album by the Human League DARE (song), a UK no. ...


The Bear's Nest

The Bear's Nest is a luxury gated community in Park Ridge. It has town house type style houses with luxury amenities including(in some houses) elevators. There is also a community house available for party rental, a pool, and multiple tennis courts. The community is well known for its famous residents including former President Richard Nixon and Tom Coughlin, coach of the New York Giants. Nixon was well known for opening up the community and allowing residents to come in to "Trick-or-Treat" on Halloween and allowed pictures to be taken which can now be found on E-Bay. Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... For information on the former Wal-Mart executive, see Tom Coughlin (Wal-Mart). ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Emergency services

Park Ridge is one of the three towns involved with the Tri-Boro Volunteer Ambulance Corps which provides EMS service to Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake and Montvale. Tri-Boro is a non-profit group which provides free emergency service to those in the community who need it at any time. The headquarters is located in Park Ridge near Mill Pond. Map highlighting Woodcliff Lakes location within Bergen County. ... Map highlighting Montvales location within Bergen County. ...


Trivia

  • Park Ridge's landscapes were aired on the Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids "Heroes of the Game" segment
  • Park Ridge's Pascack Historical Society Museum, at 19 Ridge Avenue, houses the world's only wampum drilling machine. This wooden artifact was made in Park Ridge by the Campbell Brothers who invented a way to drill through long pieces of hair pipe shells so that they could be strung and worn as breast plates by the Plains Indians, among others. Needing water for the operation, the industrious brothers leased a woolen mill that stood on the Pascack Brook. When that burned down they built their own mill farther down Pascack Creek on their land an another shop on Pascack Road near their homestead. Both building housed drilling machines on their second floors where they were safe from prying eyes, as the two machines had not been patented. In the early 1800s, John Jacob Astor purchased wampum from the Campbells to trade with the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest whose beaver pelts he turned into men's hats.[14] The best years for the wampum business were between 1835 and 1866. The drilling machine can be seen at the Pascack Historical Society Museum on Wednesdays from 10 a.m until noon and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Park Ridge is currently home to the world headquarters of The Hertz Corporation[15] and used to be the North American headquarters of Sony Corporation of America, which recently moved to San Diego, California.

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Noted residents

Notable current and former residents include:

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References

  1. ^ Office of the Borough Administrator, Borough of Park Ridge. Accessed September 30, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Census data for Park Ridge, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 23, 2007.
  3. ^ USGS GNIS: Borough of Park Ridge, Geographic Names Information System, accessed September 30, 2007.
  4. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 84.
  5. ^ Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
  6. ^ Park Ridge Borough Council, Borough of Park Ridge. Accessed February 24, 2007.
  7. ^ "County of Bergen: 2007 County and Municipal Directory", Bergen County, New Jersey, p. 58.
  8. ^ Park Ridge Election Guide, The Record (Bergen County), November 1, 2006.
  9. ^ "Election 2006 Municipal Results", The Record (Bergen County), November 8, 2006.
  10. ^ Bergen County 2006 General Election Results, accessed February 1, 2007.
  11. ^ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 62. Accessed August 30, 2006.
  12. ^ "County of Bergen: Voter Statistics by Municipality, Ward & District," dated April 1, 2006.
  13. ^ 2004 Presidential Election results: Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - Division of Elections, dated December 13, 2004.
  14. ^ A Chronology of the Rise, Fall -- and Resurrection of Wampum, accessed December 21, 2006.
  15. ^ The Hertz Corporation (Hertz) profile, Manta. Accessed May 28, 2007.
  16. ^ Siegler, Bonnie. "Lust for Life", American Fitness, November 1999. Accessed May 3, 2007. "Four years ago, former sexy MTV veejay Karen Duffy was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain lesion known as sarcoidosis. Confronting the possibility of becoming progressively ill was shocking to the 37-year-old Almay and Revlon spokesperson. But in typical 'Duff' fashion, the Park Ridge, New Jersey, native says, 'I spit in death's eyes.'"
  17. ^ Cotter, Kelly-Jane. "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING JAMES GANDOLFINI", Asbury Park Press, March 23, 2007. Accessed May 3, 2007. "Gandolfini grew up in Park Ridge, has kin at the Jersey Shore and spent his college years at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where he also worked as a bartender."
  18. ^ Chadwick, Jehrime. "Center of success", NFL Europe, April 19, 2006. Accessed May 3, 2007. "Hamburg Sea Devils center Augie Hoffmann is a man in transition....Midway though the season, I made the shift,” said the Park Ridge, New Jersey native."
  19. ^ Richard Milhous Nixon congressional biography, accessed May 3, 2007. "was a resident of New York City, and later Park Ridge, N.J., until his death in New York City, April 22, 1994"
  20. ^ Cocks, Jay. "Valentines from the Danger Zone', Time (magazine), May 7, 1979. Accessed June 28, 2007. "She and Terre performed them first in the family living room in Park Ridge, N.J., then later on the back of a flat-bed truck in nearby shopping centers for the benefit of a local politician and the glory of the Democratic Party."

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