Englewood, New Jersey

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subdivision_name2 = Bergen
government_type = Special Charter
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Michael Wildes
leader_title1 = City Manager
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Englewood is a city located in Bergen County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,203.

Englewood was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1899, from portions of Ridgefield Township and the remaining portions of Englewood Township. With the creation of the City of Englewood, Englewood Township was dissolved. An earlier referendum on March 10, 1896, was declared unconstitutional."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 77.]

Geography

Englewood is located at 40°53'36" North, 73°58'33" West (40.893343, -73.975801)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.8.km² (4.9 sq mi). 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900=6253
1910=9924
1920=11627
1930=17805
1940=18966
1950=23145
1960=26057
1970=24985
1980=23701
1990=24850
2000=26203
estimate=28009
estyear=2007
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3421480&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C05000US34035%7C06000US3403524900&_street=&_county=englewood&_cityTown=englewood&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Englewood city] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 9, 2008.]
footnote=Population 1900 - 1990. [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.] [ [http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/planning/data/HistoricalPop.pdf Bergen County Census Data] , Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 2, 2008.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 26,203 people, 9,273 households, and 6,481 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,322.0 people per square mile (2,056.3/km²). There were 9,614 housing units at an average density of 1,952.7/sq mi (754.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.49% White, 38.98% African American, 0.27% Native American, 5.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.50% from other races, and 4.50% from two or more races. 21.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

7.17% of Englewood residents identified themselves as being of Colombian American ancestry in the 2000 Census, the ninth highest percentage of the population of any municipality in the United States. [ [http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Colombian.html Colmbian Communities] , accessed August 23, 2006.]

There were 9,273 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,379, and the median income for a family was $67,194. Males had a median income of $41,909 versus $34,358 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,275. 8.9% of the population and 6.6% of families were below the poverty line. 10.2% of those under the age of 18 and 8.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Government

Local government

Beginning in 1980, Englewood switched from a Mayor-Council form of government to a modified Council-Manager plan of government in accordance with a Special Charter granted by the New Jersey Legislature. [ [http://cityofenglewood.org/ENGLEWOOD_CITY_CHARTER.pdf City Charter] , City of Englewood. Accessed April 7, 2008.] . Under this charter, the mayor retains appointive and veto powers, while the council acts as a legislative and policy making body, with some power to appoint and confirm appointments. The City Council consists of five members: four are elected from wards of roughly equal population and one additional member is elected at large. Administrative functions are responsibilities of the City Manager.

The current Mayor is [http://michaelwildes.com Michael Wildes] (D, term ends on December 31, 2010). The mayor is elected city-wide to a three-year term of office and has significant powers in appointing members to the Planning Board, the Library Board of Trustees, and, with council confirmation, the Board of Adjustment. The mayor serves on the Planning Board. The mayor attends and may speak at council meetings, but voting is confined only to breaking a deadlock with an affirmative vote for passage of an ordinance or resolution. The mayor has veto power over any city ordinance, but can be overridden with votes from four council members.

The City Council consists of five members, each elected for a three-year term. Four are elected from the individual wards in which they live and the other is elected by a city-wide vote as an at-large member. The city is divided into four wards which are approximately equal in population. The City Council is the legislative branch of government, whereby, deciding public policy, creating city ordinances and resolutions, passing the city budget, appropriating funds for city services, and hiring the City Manager. The City Council meets generally four times per month (except during summer months).

Members of the City Council are: [ [http://www.cityofenglewood.org/council_main.html Englewood City Council] , City of Englewood. Accessed May 1, 2008. Shows 2007 term end dates for Drakeford and Bennett Schoen as of date accessed.] [ [http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/countyclerk/gen_2007.pdf BERGEN COUNTY Statement of Vote] , Bergen County, New Jersey, date November 6, 2007, pp. 60-61. Accessed May 1, 2008. Shows Bennett Schoen and Drakeford reelected in 2008] [http://co.bergen.nj.us/ParksPDF/CountyDirectory.pdf "County of Bergen: 2008 County and Municipal Directory"] , Bergen County, New Jersey, p. 42. Accessed July 3, 2008.]
*At Large: Gordon M. Johnson (D, term ends in 2009)
*Ward 1: Dr. Kenneth E. Rosenzweig (D, 2008)
*Ward 2: Charlotte Bennett Schoen (D, 2010), Council President
*Ward 3: Scott Reddin (D, 2008)
*Ward 4: Jack Drakeford (D, 2010)

All members of the City Council are Democrats. However, Drakeford is a member of one local faction of the Democrats, and Johnson, Rosenzweig, Schoen and Reddin are part of another faction. These two factions of the party act essentially as two separate political parties because of the lack of a significant Republican presence.

In elections held on November 6, 2007, voters filled two seats on the city council. In the Second Ward, Democratic incumbent Charlotte Bennett-Schoen (618 votes) won re-election, defeating Republican Norman Gorlyn (411). In the Fourth Ward, democratic incumbent Jack Drakeford (498) won a fourth term in office, topping both independent candidate Dierdre Glenn Paul (362) and Republican challenger Alice Joy Frank Leonard (35). Democrats will retain complete control on the 2008 council. [Kremen, Maya. [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MjEyMDkx "Englewood municipal elections"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", October 24, 2007. Accessed December 20, 2007.] [Kremen, Maya. [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MjE4Mzg2 "Englewood election results"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", November 6, 2007. Accessed December 20, 2007.] [ [http://www.northjersey.com/dngmedia/media_server/tr/2007/11/06election/bergencounty2007.html Bergen County election results] , "The Record (Bergen County)", November 7, 2007. Accessed November 10, 2007.]

On Election Day, November 7, 2006, Englewood voters selected a mayor and filled the at-large seat on the City Council. As of Election Day, the Mayor and Council were all Democrats, in a community in which registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a more than 6-1 margin. Incumbent Mayor Michael Wildes (with 4,673 votes) coasted to a win in his bid for a second term in office, defeating independent Robert O. Stern (2,443) and Republican Baruch Y. Prince (400). Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson (5,132 votes) defeated Republican Harry Kanner (1,501). [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MDEzODA3 Englewood Election Guide] , "The Record (Bergen County)", November 1, 2006.] [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MDE2NzE3 Englewood election results] , "The Record (Bergen County)", November 8, 2006.] The election was characterized by mudslinging between the candidates and the factions within Englewood's dominant Democratic party. [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MDEyOTAz Mudslinging among Democrats mars Englewood race] , "The Record (Bergen County)", October 31, 2006.] [ [http://151.198.187.55/countyclerk/2006%20General/2006_General.pdf Bergen County 2006 General Election Results] , Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed February 1, 2007.]

Federal, state and county representation

Englewood is in the Ninth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 37th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf League of Women Voters: 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , p. 57, accessed August 30, 2006.]

Politics

As of April 1, 2006, out of a 2004 Census estimated population of 26,353 in Englewood, there were 14,049 registered voters (53.3% of the population, vs. 55.4% in all of Bergen County). Of registered voters, 6,151 (43.8% vs. 20.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,029 (7.3% vs. 19.2% countywide) were registered as Republicans and 6,866 (48.9% vs. 60.1% countywide) were registered as Undeclared. There were three voters registered to other parties. ["County of Bergen: Voter Statistics by Municipality, Ward & District," Bergen County, New Jersey, dated April 1, 2006.]

On the national level, Englewood leans very strongly toward the Democratic Party. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 74% of the vote here, defeating Republican George W. Bush, who received around 25%. [ [http://www.nj.gov/lps/elections/2004results/04_Municipality_pdf%27s/presidential_bergen_co_2004.pdf 2004 Presidential Election results: Bergen County] , New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Elections, dated December 13, 2004.]

Education

The Englewood Public School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. For high school, students from Englewood Cliffs attend Dwight Morrow High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Englewood Cliffs Public Schools. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/03/1370/03-1370-040.html Dwight Morrow High School 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 9, 2008. "The comprehensive high school serves students who reside in the City of Englewood and Englewood Cliffs."]

Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404740 Data for the Englewood Public School District] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed march 9, 2008.] ) are [http://quarles.epsd.org/ D. A. Quarles Early Childhood Center] (400 students; PreK-1), [http://cleveland.epsd.org/ Cleveland School] (363; 1-5), [http://lincoln.epsd.org/ Lincoln School] (428; 1-5), [http://jdms.epsd.org/ Janis E. Dismus Middle School] (534; 6-8),
Dwight Morrow High School (9-12; 1,059) and [http://ae.epsd.org/ Academies at Englewood] (9-12).

High school students from Englewood may also apply on a competitive basis to attend the public Bergen County Technical High Schools and Bergen County Academies, with the former located in Teterboro and Paramus and the latter located in Hackensack.

Englewood is the home to a number of private schools. Dwight-Englewood School has 935 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Elisabeth Morrow School serves 462 students in preschool through eighth grade. Moriah School of Englewood is a Jewish day school with nearly 1,000 students in preschool through eighth grade, and St. Cecilia Interparochial School is a Catholic school with 165 students in pre-k 3 through eighth grade. [ [http://www.stceciliasschool.org/schoolinformation.html School Information] , St. Cecilia Interparochial School. Accessed June 8, 2008.] Yeshiva Ohr Simcha serves students in high school for grades 9-12 and offers a postgraduate yeshiva program. [Lipowsky, Josh. [http://www.jstandard.com/articles/2902/1/%91We-try-to-give-them-the-feeling-this-is-all-part-of-one-family%92 "‘We try to give them the feeling this is all part of one family’"] , "Jewish Standard", July 4, 2007.]

Transportation

New Jersey Transit bus lines serving Englewood include the 166 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 171, 175, 178 and 186 routes to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal; and the 756 and 780 offering local service. [ [http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=BusRoutesBergenCountyTo Routes by County: Bergen County] , New Jersey Transit. Accessed September 9, 2008.]

Route 4, Route 93, Interstate 95, County Route 501, and County Route 505 also serve Englewood. The northern terminus of Route 93 is at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 93, but the road continues north as CR 501.

A proposed extension of the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail along the Northern Branch would include stations at Englewood HospitalTown Center and Route 4.

History

Origin of Name

Englewood was so named because it was the first primarily English-speaking settlement on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River in former New Netherland after the annexation of New Netherland by England in 1664. Numerous other settlements in the United States were named for Englewood as settlement in North America expanded westward.

Pre-Colonial and Colonial

Englewood, like the rest of New Jersey, was originally populated by Lenni-Lenape Native Americans prior to European colonization. The Lenape who lived in the Englewood region were of the "turtle clan" which used a stylized turtle as its symbol, but little else is known of the original inhabitants.

When Henry Hudson sailed up what would become known as the Hudson River in 1607, he claimed the entirety of the watershed of the river, including Englewood, for the Netherlands, making the future region of Englewood a part of New Netherland. However, the region remained largely unsettled under Dutch rule as the Dutch did little to encourage settlement north of modern Hudson County, as the imposing New Jersey Palisades blocked expansion on the west bank of the Hudson.

In 1664, after the Dutch surrendered all of New Netherland to England, the rate of settlement picked up. The English were generous with land grants, and many families, not only English but also Dutch and Huguenot, settled the area. Street names in Englewood still show signs of the relative diversity of its earliest settlers; Brinckerhoff, Van Brunt, Lydecker, Van Nostrand and Durie (Duryea), all Dutch, Demarest (de Marais), DeMott and Lozier (Le Sueur), French Huguenot, and Moore, Lawrence, Cole and Day, English.

Historical notes

The telephone industry made a United States "first" in Englewood with the introduction of what is known now as Direct distance dialing (DDD). On November 10, 1951, Englewood Mayor M. Leslie Downing made the first directly-dialed long distance call, to Mayor Frank Osborne of Alameda, California. As of that date, customers of the ENglewood 3, ENglewood 4 and TEaneck 7 exchanges (who could already dial New York City and area) were able to dial 11 cities across the United States, simply by dialing the three-digit area code and the seven digit number (or the three-digit area code and the local number of two letters and five digits). [ [http://www.corp.att.com/attlabs/reputation/timeline/51trans.html 1951: First Direct-Dial Transcontinental Telephone Call] , AT&T. Accessed June 8, 2007. "Nov. 10, 1951: Mayor M. Leslie Downing of Englewood, N.J., picked up a telephone and dialed 10 digits. Eighteen seconds later, he reached Mayor Frank Osborne in Alameda, Calif. The mayors made history as they chatted in the first customer-dialed long-distance call, one that introduced area codes."]

Vince Lombardi began his coaching career at St. Cecilia High School two years after his graduation from Fordham University, and the NFL championship trophy is named in his honor.

Famous residents

Some noted current and former residents include:
* Faye Adams (born c. 1923), singer, "Shake A Hand".Fact|date=July 2008
* Liam Aiken (born 1990), actor.Fact|date=July 2008
* John Aprea (born 1941), actor, known for his role as "Young Sal Tessio" in "" (1974) and on television as "Lucas Castigliano" on the soap opera "Another World". [Coutros, Evonne. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22551393.html "ENGLEWOOD NATIVE STRIKES OUT ON OWN"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", July 20, 1994. Accessed November 25, 2007.]
* Jack Armstrong (born 1965), former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. ["Armstrong Disarms Mets", "The Record (Bergen County)", May 4, 1990. "OK, let's get the obvious out of the way.Born in Englewood and a star at Neptune High School who went on to pitch at Rider College and the University of Oklahoma, 6-foot-5, 220-pound Cincinnati right-hander Jack Armstrong fulfills the qualifications for the obvious nickname, "All-American Boy," like the fictional character of the same name."]
* AZ (born 1972), rapper.Fact|date=August 2008
* Byron Baer (1929-2007), served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1972 - 1993 and in the State Senate from 1994 - 2005 [Pillets, Jeff. [http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-9606727_ITM "Byron Baer resigns from N.J. Senate, citing illness."] , "The Record (Bergen County)", September 8, 2005. Accessed March 9, 2008.]
* Kevin Baker (born 1958), novelist and journalist. [ [http://www.kevinbaker.info/about.html Biography] , KevinBaker.info. Accessed November 25, 2007.]
* Clifford Whittingham Beers (1876-1943), founder of the American mental hygiene movement.
* Regina Belle (born 1963), Grammy Award winning singer. [Bryant, Scott Poulsen. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1264/is_n4_v24/ai_14095576 "Regina: a showstopper with star power - singer Regina Belle - Cover Story"] , "Essence (magazine)" August 1993. "It was "during her formative years in Englewood, New Jersey", that Belle developed her commitments to family and music."]
* Tony Bennett (born 1926), Grammy Award-winning singer. [Woliver, Robbie. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9903E2DE1531F934A1575BC0A9669C8B63 " MUSIC; Bennett Stepping Out With Studio And Dropping in for a Performance"] , "The New York Times", August 27, 2000. Accessed April 4, 2008. "TONY BENNETT certainly lives the good life. And he is about to share some of his sweet fortune with his former hometown of Englewood.... Mr. Bennett lived in Englewood from 1957 to 1971, and Dae Bennett operates a successful recording studio there."]
* The Sugarhill Gang, first American hip hop group to record a record on wax, and hit the Top 40. [ [http://www.sugarhillgang.com/ The Sugar Hill Gang.com: Biography]
* George Benson (born 1943), jazz singer and musician. [ [http://www.nj.com/greatday/stories/more.html The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats] , "The Star-Ledger", September 28, 2004.]
* John Bergamo (born 1940), percussionist and composer.Fact|date=July 2008
* Shmuley Boteach (born 1966), Orthodox rabbi, radio and television host and author. [Stewart, Nikita. [http://www.nj.com/specialprojects/index.ssf?/specialprojects/booker/main.html "A man on a mission: Cory Booker"] , "The Star-Ledger", October 3, 2000. Accessed September 2, 2007. "'I knew him when no cameras were rolling,' said Boteach, who lives in Englewood and sees Booker frequently."]
* Elizabeth Bracco (born 1959), actress.Hyman, Vicki. [http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2008/02/the_view_from_jersey_still_in.html "The View" from Jersey still in the works, according to Karen Duffy"] , "The Star-Ledger", February 8, 2008. Accessed July 4, 2008. "The show would feature a rotating cast, among them Elizabeth Bracco, a "Sopranos" castmate and sister of Lorraine, who until recently lived with husband Aidan Quinn in Englewood."]
* Dick Button (born 1929), Olympic ice skater and commentator. Ranked #11 on the "Sports Illustrated" list of "The 50 Greatest New Jersey Sports Figures". [ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/features/si50/states/new_jersey/greatest/ The 50 Greatest New Jersey Sports Figures] , "Sports Illustrated", December 27, 1999.]
* David Cassidy (born 1950), actor and musician, best known for his role on "The Partridge Family". [Green, Robin. [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939503/naked_lunch_box "Naked Lunch Box: The David Cassidy story"] , "Rolling Stone", May 11, 1972. Accessed May 13, 2007. "David Bruce Cassidy was born on April 12th, 1950 in Englewood, New Jersey. He moved to Hollywood with his mother after his parents, Broadway actors Evelyn Ward and Jack Cassidy, were divorced when he was five."]
* Wayne A. Cauthen (born 1955), current and first appointed African American City Manager of Kansas City, Missouri. [ [http://www.kcmo.org/manager.nsf/web/cauthen?opendocument City Manager's Office: Wayne A. Cauthen] , accessed May 13, 2007. "A native of Englewood, N.J., Cauthen came to Kansas City from Denver, where he was chief of staff to Mayor Wellington E. Webb from March 1997 to March 2003."]
* Sophie Clark, the only African American victim of the Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo
* Orestes Cleveland (1829-1896), Mayor of Jersey City 1864-1867; 1886-1892, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1869-1871. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000514 Orestes Cleveland biography] , United States Congress. Accessed *June 12, 2007.]
* Peter Coyote (born 1941), Actor and author. [ [http://www.jackmagazine.com/issue4/petercoyotebio.html Peter Coyote Bio] , "Jack Magazine". Accessed November 25, 2007. "At fourteen he was a campaign worker in the Adlai Stevenson presidential campaign in his home town of Englewood New Jersey."]
* Vince Curatola (born 1953), who played Johnny Sack on the HBO series "The Sopranos". [ [http://www.hbo.com/sopranos/cast/actor/vince_curatola.shtml Vince Curatola as Kohnny "Sack" Sacramoni] , "The Sopranos". Accessed December 15, 2007. "He was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, as a child his paper route customers included several actors and entertainers who influenced his love for the arts."]
* John Fiedler (1925-2005) voice actor and character actor in stage, film, television and radio, perhaps best remembered for two roles: the voice of Piglet in Disney's many Winnie the Pooh productions and the role of Mr. Peterson, nervous patient on "The Bob Newhart Show". [Bernstein, Adam. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/27/AR2005062701569.html "Actor John Fiedler Dies; Was Piglet's Voice in 'Pooh' Films"] , "The Washington Post", June 28, 2005. Accessed December 15, 2007. "John Fiedler, 80, a stage, film and television actor who excelled at meek or nervous roles and was personally chosen by Walt Disney to play the voice of Piglet in Winnie the Pooh films, died June 25 at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood, N.J."]
* B. C. Forbes (1880-1954), founder of "Forbes" magazine.
* Genie Francis (born 1962), best known for her role as Laura Spencer on "General Hospital".Alexander, Rodi. [http://www.indyeastend.com/1editorialbody.lasso?-token.folder=2007-11-28&-token.story=71471.113117&-nothing "Genie Francis Returns To The Tube in 'The Note'"] , "Hampton Independents", November 28, 2007. "Genie's first break into show business came about when her father Ivor (who was a renowned stage actor) decided he wanted to be a film actor. He packed up the family, left Englewood, N.J. and headed to California."]
* Ivor Francis (1918-1986), actor.
* Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), jazz trumpeter (lived in Englewood from 1965 until his death in 1993). [Starita, Angela. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9A05E3DD1331F933A25753C1A96F958260 " ON THE MAP; A Medical Haven for Indigent Jazz Musicians"] , "The New York Times", October 10, 1999. Accessed May 13, 2007. "John Birks (Dizzy) Gillespie, the trumpeter, lived in Englewood from 1964 until his death in 1993."]
* Bruce Harper, former professional football player, New York Jets. [Coutros, Evonne. "Pro Athletes Help Train tomorrow's Heroes", "The Record (Bergen County)", January 7, 1999. "... Harper, who grew up in Englewood and now lives in Norwood ..."]
* Wil Horneff (born 1979), actor.Fact|date=July 2008
* Ernie Isley (born 1952), guitarist and member of "The Isley Brothers".Wilner, Paul. [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F40F1EF73F5F137B93C1A81788D85F438785F9 "Isley Brothers: A Family Affair"] , "The New York Times", March 13, 1977. Accessed May 1, 2008. "WHEN Sallye Isley moved her brood of children from Cincinnati to Englewood in the summer of 1959, she was participating in a show-business phenomenon."]
* Marvin Isley (born 1953), bassist and member of the Isley Brothers.
* Kimberly Jones (born 1975), a female rapper otherwise known as Lil' Kim. [Matthews, Adam. [http://www.xxlmag.com/Features/2005/july/lil-kim/index.html "And Then What"] , XXL (magazine), July 2005. Accessed May 13, 2007. "Kim sped off in a limo. But police paid a visit to her home in Englewood, N.J., the next day and soon arrested her associate Suif “C Gutta” Jackson and her former manager and housemate, Damion “D. Roc” Butler."]
* Serius Jones (born 1982), MC, battle rapper, mixtape awards winner. [ [http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=9954 "Quick News on Serius Jones, Capone and Rawkus Records"] , "XXL (magazine)" may 9, 2007. Accessed May 13, 2007. "Englewood, NJ native, Serius Jones, is preparing for a big year with the release of his DTP debut album, Life is Serius."]
* Kitty Kallen (born 1922), singer. [Kenney, Kevin. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22583571.html "Swan Song premature for Kitty Kallen"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", April 20, 1991. Accessed May 13, 2007. "During a career of singing with Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, and other stars from the big-band era, silky-voiced Kitty Kallen of Englewood got used to reading her reviews."]
* Sara Lee Kessler, TV reporter. [Markos, Kibret. [http://www.accessmylibrary.com/premium/0286/0286-7112790.html "Judge sends Bergen County, N.J., contractor to jail."] , "The Record (Bergen County)", October 16, 2004. Accessed May 13, 2007. "Robert Miller and Sara Lee Kessler hired a contractor in July 2002 to renovate their kitchen at their Englewood home."]
*Dr. John Lattimer (1914-2007), urologist who did extensive research on the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations. His collection of military paraphernalia, included "medieval armor, Revolutionary and Civil War rifles and swords, a pile of cannonballs, World War II machine guns and German Lugers, and drawings by Adolf Hitler." [Hevesi, Dennis. [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/13/nyregion/13lattimer.html?_r=1&oref=slogin "John K. Lattimer, Urologist of Varied Expertise, Dies at 92"] , "The New York Times", May 13, 2007. Accessed May 13, 2007.]
* Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), author and aviator, wife of Charles Lindbergh and daughter of Dwight Morrow. [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,744249,00.html "New Outlook"] , "Time (magazine)", August 29, 1932. Accessed May 21, 2007. "For nine days last fortnight a "birth watch" of newshawks and cameramen camped outside the gates of the Morrow estate at Englewood, N. J., waiting to flash the news of the advent of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's second child."]
* Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), aviator.
* Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955), physical culture advocate. [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,746422,00.html "Certified Servants"] , "Time (magazine)", December 4, 1933.]
* William Marchant (1923-1995), playwright and screenwriter, best known for writing the play that served as the basis for the 1957 Walter Lang movie, "The Desk Set". [Gussow, Mel. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D02E5D91439F933A15751C1A963958260 "William Marchant, 72, 'Desk Set' Playwright"] , "The New York Times", December 20, 1995. Accessed December 1, 2007. "Mr. Marchant had been a resident of the Actors Fund of America Nursing and Retirement Home in Englewood, N.J., before moving to the hospital last year. Before that, he lived in Stanton, N.J., in a house owned by the actress Dorothy Stickney, said Kenneth Stadnik, a neighbor."]
* Bruce McKenna, television and movie screenwriter. ["People to watch in 2008", "(201)", January 2008, p. 54.]
* Dwight Morrow (1873-1931), former United States Senator, United States Ambassador to Mexico, Father-In Law of Charles Lindbergh and namesake of Dwight Morrow High School. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001002 Dwight Whitney Morrow] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed July 4, 2008.]
* Eddie Murphy (born 1961), comedian and actor.James, George. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9902E4D81538F935A25752C0A9639C8B63&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fPeople%2fM%2fMurphy%2c%20Eddie "WORTH NOTING; Eddie Murphy Is Trading Places"] , "The New York Times", January 16, 2005. Accessed May 21, 2007. "The neighborhood is Englewood's tony East Hill, which over the years has been home to staid Wall Street financiers and flashy show business personalities, from the actress Gloria Swanson to the soul belter Wilson Pickett and the rapper Lil' Kim."]
* Karen O (born 1978 as Karen Lee Orzołek), lead vocalist for the New York art punk band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. [La Gorce, Tammy. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C06EEDA1038F935A25752C1A9659C8B63 "Success Stories In New Jersey Rock: The Un-Springsteen"] , "The New York Times", November 16, 2003. Accessed January 2, 2008. "All of which is fine by Ms. O, 24, an Englewood native who still lives in Bergen County but declined to say where."]
* Roscoe Orman (born 1944), television personality Gordon on "Sesame Street"
* Charles Osgood (born 1933), Television personality. [Parisi, Albert J. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0CEEDD1331F937A15757C0A962958260 " New Jersey Q & A: Charles Osgood; A New Face at CBS 'Sunday Morning'"] , "The New York Times", April 24, 1994. Accessed October 19, 2007. "Charles Osgood will be saying a lot more than that in his new, high-visibility television assignment, one he says fills him with pride, joy, and a bit of anxiety about long hours at work and responsibilities at home in Englewood."]
* Clyde Otis (1924-2008), American music industry executive. [Jaeger, Barbara. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22545984.html "REBUILDING A FOUNDATION"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", May 22, 1994. Accessed October 20, 2007. "Veteran songwriter, record producer, and music publisher Clyde Otis of Englewood, whose song "Take a Look" won a Grammy this year for best jazz vocal performance by Natalie Cole, has announced the reactivation of the Take a Look Foundation."]
* Bill Parcells (born 1941), NFL Head Coach, formerly of the New York Giants and New York Jets. [Puma, Mike. [http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=1316007&type=story "Parcells made struggling franchises into winners"] , "The New York Times", January 23, 2002. Accessed July 4, 2008. "Ironically, Parcells was born in Englewood, N.J., where Lombardi's coaching career started (on the high school level)."]
* Wilson Pickett (1941-2006), singer.
* Sarah Jessica Parker (born 1965), actress, best known for her starring role in HBO's "Sex and the City". [Klein, Alvin. [http://select.nytimes.com/search/restricted/article?res=F40614F7385F0C738FDDA90994DB484D81 "ACTRESS, 18, HAS SOME REGRETS"] , "The New York Times", October 30, 1983. Accessed December 27, 2007. "Before attending Hollywood High School, she was a student at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood.... After living for a while on Roosevelt Island, between Manhattan and Queens, Mr. and Mrs. Forste bought a house in Englewood."]
* Clarke Peters (born 1952), actor; currently Det. Lester Freamon on HBO's "The Wire". [Chollet, Laurence. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22626900.html "THE MORE MOES THE MERRIER, HE SAYS "] , "The Record (Bergen County)", April 8, 1992. Accessed September 9, 2008.]
* Sylvia Pressler, was the Chief Judge of the Appellate Division the New Jersey Superior Court for 5 years, officially retiring from the bench in 2004. [ [http://www.bu.edu/alumni/bostonia/2004/fall/awards/index.html Award-Winning Alumni] , "Bostonia", Fall 2004. Accessed September 20, 2007. "Sylvia Pressler (CAS’55) of Englewood, N.J., received the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Medal of Honor for her contributions to improving the justice system."]
* Aidan Quinn (born 1959), actor.
* Sylvia Robinson (born 1936), singer, record producer, and co-founder of Sugar Hill Records and All Platinum Records. [Daly, Steven. [http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-11870365_ITM "Hip-Hop Happens; Released in 1979, the single "Rapper's Delight" launched hip-hop as a multi-billion-dollar phenomenon."] , "Vanity Fair (magazine)", , November 1, 2005. Accessed July 4, 2008. "One evening in late June 1979, she found herself attending a party in Manhattan, 30 minutes from her home in Englewood, New Jersey, at an uptown club named Harlem World. Sylvia Robinson is now retired from the music game, but she will never forget the sights and sounds that assailed her senses when she took her seat in the club's balcony."]
* Steve Rothman (born 1952), Congressmen representing Englewood, was Mayor of Englewood from 1983-1989. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=r000462 Steven Rothman biography] , United States Congress. Accessed June 7, 2007.]
* Brooke Shields (born 1965), actress. [Nieves, Evelyn. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E4D91F3BF934A25752C1A960958260 "It Takes a Lot More Than a Mall to Make a Real Jersey Girl"] , "The New York Times", November 17, 1996. Accessed October 19, 2007. "Jersey girls will often stay in Jersey even after they've made it big, like Whitney Houston, who'd rather buy half of Mendham Township than quit the state, or Brooke Shields, who commutes to work from Englewood."]
* Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), author; established a commune called Helicon Home Colony in 1906 with proceeds from his novel "The Jungle"; it burned down in 1907. [ [http://englewood-chamber.com/wordpress/englewoods-story/ Englewood’s Story] , Englewood Chamber of Commerce. Accessed July 4, 2008. "Novelist and reformer Upton Sinclair had a 62-member commune in a former school on North Woodland Street, which burned in 1907 after only five months in operation."]
* Sister Souljah (born 1964), rapper/activist. [Brody, Leslie. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22636737.html "SOULJAH'S ROOTS REACH ENGLEWOOD"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", June 18, 1992. Accessed November 11, 2007. "Sister Souljah, the rap singer who accused Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton of racism, began her activist days as a student in Englewood."]
* Gloria Swanson (1897-1983), actress.
*Susan Thomases (born 1944), attorney. She served as personal counsel and informal adviser to Hillary Clinton during the Clinton Presidency.Auster, Elizabeth. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22637616.html "SOME BAD BLOOD IN THE CLINTON CAMP"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", June 28, 1992. Accessed April 21, 2008. "Some of the gossip from the Clinton campaign these days could be mighty interesting to New Jersey Democrats -- especially those acquainted with Susan Thomases, formerly of Englewood, and Rep. Robert Torricelli, currently of Englewood."]
* Today (band), Late 80s-Early 90s New Jack Swing R&B group.
* Tony Tolbert (born 1967), Former NFL Player Dallas Cowboys. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22528334.html "TOLBERT WINS FIRST TRIP TO HONOLULU"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", December 13, 1996. Accessed July 4, 2008.]
* Robert Torricelli (born 1951), former U.S. Senator; resided in Englewood throughout his career of elective political office.
* Joey Travolta (born 1950), actor.Fact|date=August 2008
* John Travolta (born 1954), actor. [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,914419,00.html Sweathog Heartthrob] , "Time", July 26, 1976. "The urge to perform runs in the Travolta family. John's mother, Helen Burke, an actress in Englewood, N.J., urged all her six children to take part in local theater."]
* Alexander Buel Trowbridge (1929-2006), former United States Secretary of Commerce. [Saxon, Wolfgang. [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/28/us/28trowbridge.html?scp=1&sq=Alexander+Buel+Trowbridge&st=nyt "Alexander Trowbridge, 76, Ex-Secretary of Commerce, Dies"] , "The New York Times", April 28, 2006.]
* Matt White (born 1980), singer-songwriter.Fact|date=September 2008
* Eric Williams, singer and member of Blackstreet. [ [http://www.laurentpons.com/blackstreetdisc.htm Blackstreet] , laurentpoms.com. Accessed June 7, 2007. "BLACKSTREET est un groupe américain de heavy-r'n'b et de hip-hop-soul fondé en 1992 à New York par TEDDY RILEY (chant, né le 08/10/1967 à Harlem, ex-GUY), MARK MIDDLETON (chant, né un 4 juin à Brooklyn), CHAUNCEY "BLACK" HANNIBAL (chant, né un 24 novembre à Patterson) et ERIC WILLIAMS (chant, né un 6 janvier à Englewood)."]
* John T. Wright, First African American Councilman in Bergen County-Elected to City Council in 1952, his memory lives on in the dedication of the "John T. Wright" Arena located in Mackay Park.
* Tom Wright (born 1952), actor; born and raised in Englewood.Fact|date=September 2008

Points of interest

*Brookside Cemetery
* [http://stceciliachurch.com Saint Cecilia's Church] , located 55 West Demarest Avenue, was completed in 1910 as a Carmelite church in the Gothic tradition, built for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark based on a design by Thomas Henry Poole.

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofenglewood.org/ Englewood official website]
* [http://www.michaelwildes.com/ Englewood Mayor Official Website]
* [http://www.epsd.org/home.asp Englewood Public School District]
*NJReportCard|03|1370|0|Englewood Public School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404740 Data for the Englewood Public School District] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.geocities.com/ebgold/ History of Englewood school desegregation]
* [http://www.englewoodvac.com Englewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc.]
* [http://www.d-e.org Dwight-Englewood School]
* [http://www.theenglewoodreport.com/ The Englewood Report]
* [http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/planning/data/census/HistoricalPop.pdf Historical Population Trends in Bergen County 1990 - 2000]
* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=&_cityTown=&_state=&_zip=07631&_lang=en&_sse=on&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010 Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights for Englewood]


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