Nutley, New Jersey
Nutley, New Jersey
|Township of Nutley|
Nutley Memorial Parkway
Census Bureau map of Nutley, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||February 18, 1874 as Franklin Township|
|Reincorporated||March 5, 1902 as Nutley|
|• Type||Walsh Act|
|• Body||Board of Commissioners|
|• Mayor||Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli (term ends May 19, 2020)|
|• Municipal clerk||Eleni Pettas|
|• Total||3.428 sq mi (8.878 km2)|
|• Land||3.384 sq mi (8.764 km2)|
|• Water||0.044 sq mi (0.114 km2) 1.28%|
|Area rank||316th of 566 in state|
13th of 22 in county
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||79th of 566 in state|
10th of 22 in county
|• Density||8,384.1/sq mi (3,237.1/km2)|
|• Density rank||43rd of 566 in state|
7th of 22 in county
|Time zone||UTC−5:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||1729715|
Nutley is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 28,370, reflecting an increase of 1,008 (+3.7%) from the 27,362 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 263 (+1.0%) from the 27,099 counted in the 1990 Census.
What is now Nutley was originally incorporated as Franklin Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 18, 1874, from portions of Belleville Township. Nutley was incorporated as a Town on March 5, 1902, replacing Franklin Township. In 1981, the town was one of seven Essex County municipalities to pass a referendum to become a township, joining four municipalities that had already made the change, of what would ultimately be more than a dozen Essex County municipalities to reclassify themselves as townships in order take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies that allocated townships a greater share of government aid to municipalities on a per capita basis.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Parks and recreation
- 6 Government
- 7 Education
- 8 Transportation
- 9 Operation Nutley Cares
- 10 Notable people
- 11 Cultural references
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Nutley grew slowly as Newark developed. The first European settler in the area, recorded in the minutes of a Newark town meeting in 1693, was a Dutch painter named Bastian Van Giesen. His house, known as Vreeland Homestead, still stands today on Chestnut Street and is the location of the Nutley Women's Club. John Treat and Thomas Stagg purchased lots adjacent to Van Geisen's in 1695 and 1698 respectively. The Van Riper House is another building from the era.
The first brownstone quarry in Nutley is believed to have been in operation by the early 18th century and was the town's first major industry. Jobs at the brownstone quarry in the Avondale section of Nutley provided work for many Italian and Irish immigrants. Mills situated along the Third River in the area now known as Memorial Park I became Nutley's second major industry.
John and Thomas Speer, Joseph Kingsland, and Henry Duncan all operated mills in the town during the 1800s. Current streets in Nutley are named after these mill owners. Henry Duncan built several mills throughout the town and established the village of Franklinville consisting of 30 homes and a few small businesses which later became the center of Nutley. One of Duncan's buildings has been modified and now serves as the town hall. Kingsland Manor is a national historic place.
During the late 1880s, painter Frank Fowler founded an artists' colony on The Enclosure, a dead-end street that is near the Third River, a stream that runs through the town's parks. Later artist residents of the street included Frederick Dana Marsh, Reginald Marsh and muralist Michael Lenson.
Nutley's town historian, John Demmer, is the author of the book in the "Images of America" series titled Nutley; Demmer is also part of The Nutley Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serve the educational, cultural and historical needs of the community. The Nutley Historical Society manages the operation of The Nutley Historical Museum, housed in a former town schoolhouse at 65 Church Street.
Several other historical works on Nutley have been written by local historians, notably the late Ann Troy's Nutley: Yesterday - Today; "Nutley" by Marilyn Peters and Richard O'Connor in the "Then and Now" series; and books about the Nutley Velodrome. Local resident Chris Economaki wrote extensively about the Nutley Velodrome in his autobiographical racing history Let Them All Go! as the Velodrome was the first racetrack he had visited as a child.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 3.428 square miles (8.878 km2), including 3.384 square miles (8.764 km2) of land and 0.044 square miles (0.114 km2) of water (1.28%).
1890-1900 1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,370 people, 11,314 households, and 7,659.578 families residing in the township. The population density was 8,384.1 per square mile (3,237.1/km2). There were 11,789 housing units at an average density of 3,484.0 per square mile (1,345.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 82.50% (23,405) White, 2.21% (628) Black or African American, 0.13% (36) Native American, 9.95% (2,824) Asian, 0.01% (4) Pacific Islander, 2.97% (842) from other races, and 2.22% (631) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.82% (3,354) of the population.
There were 11,314 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the township, the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.0 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $76,167 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,896) and the median family income was $98,042 (+/- $4,394). Males had a median income of $64,736 (+/- $4,840) versus $52,410 (+/- $3,558) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,706 (+/- $1,918). About 3.1% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 27,362 people, 10,884 households, and 7,368 families residing in the township. The population density was 8,123.0 people per square mile (3,134.9/km2). There were 11,118 housing units at an average density of 1, 273.8/km2 (3,300.6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the township was 87.95% White, 1.87% African American, 0.05% Native American, 7.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.69% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 36.0% of town residents were of Italian ancestry, the 12th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and fifth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.
There were 10,884 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% 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 3.11.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $59,634, and the median income for a family was $73,264. Males had a median income of $51,121 versus $37,100 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,039. About 3.4% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
Nutley had been the U.S. headquarters of Hoffmann-La Roche and was the site of the creations of the medications Valium and Librium, later becoming one of the major R&D sites for Roche, hosting major research areas in oncology, virology and inflammation. Roche announced in June 2012 that operations at the site would end in 2013, leading to the elimination of 1,000 positions at the company, and that the facility would be shuttered by year end 2015. Located in Nutley since 1929, the company had reached a peak of 10,000 employees on the site, and the $9 million paid by the company in local property taxes accounted for 9% of the township's tax revenues.
Parks and recreation
Nutley's parks include Booth Park, DeMuro Park, Father Glotzbach Park, Msgr Owens Park, Flora Louden Park, Kingsland Park, Memorial Park I, II, III, Nichols Park, and Rheinheimer Park. They offer fields for baseball, football, basketball, lacrosse, roller hockey, and soccer among other sports. The township hosts a weekly Market Walk and Talk beginning and ending at the township farmer's market where participants take a one-hour loop through the local scenic parks.
Nutley has operated a Commission form of government under the Walsh Act since 1912. Each of the five commissioners is elected on a nonpartisan basis to serve four-year concurrent terms. The commissioners also serve as department heads in addition to their legislative functions. The Commissioners elect one Commissioner as Mayor. Historically the Commissioner that receives the most votes is appointed Mayor. The mayor is only responsible for his or her departments and serves as the chair of the commission. The Nutley Police Department provides law enforcement services.
As of 2019[update] and continuing through May 19, 2020, members of Nutley's Board of Commissioners are Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli (Commissioner of Public Works), Thomas J. Evans (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance), Alphonse Petracco (Commissioner of Public Safety), Steven L. Rogers (Commissioner of Public Affairs) and Mauro G. Tucci (Commissioner of Parks and Public Property).
Federal, state and county representation
Nutley is located in the 11th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 28th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Nutley had been in the 36th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Nutley had been part of the 8th 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.
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Mikie Sherrill (D, Montclair). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 28th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Ronald Rice (D, Newark) and in the General Assembly by Ralph R. Caputo (D, Nutley) and Cleopatra Tucker (D, Newark).
Essex County is governed by a directly-elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. As of 2018[update], the County Executive is Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (D, Roseland). The county's Board of Chosen Freeholders consists of nine members, four elected on an at-large basis and one from each of five wards, who serve three-year terms of office on a concurrent basis, all of which end December 31, 2018. Essex County's Freeholders are Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill (D, at-large; Montclair), Freeholder Vice President Wayne L. Richardson (D, District 2 – Irvington, Maplewood and Newark's South Ward and parts of West Ward; Newark), Janine G. Bauer (D, District 3 - East Orange, Newark's West and Central Wards, Orange and South Orange; South Orange, appointed to serve on an interim basis), Rufus I. Johnson (D, at large; Newark), Lebby C. Jones (D, at large; Irvington), Leonard M. Luciano (D, District 4 – Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Millburn, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange; West Caldwell), Robert Mercado (D, District 1 – Newark's North and East Wards, parts of Central and West Wards; Newark), Carlos M. Pomares (D, District 5 – Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Nutley; Bloomfield) and Patricia Sebold (D, at large; Livingston). Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin (West Caldwell; D, 2020), Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura (Fairfield; D, 2018) and Surrogate Theodore N. Stephens II (D, 2021).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 18,833 registered voters in Nutley, of which 5,737 (30.5%) were registered as Democrats, 3,753 (19.9%) were registered as Republicans and 9,327 (49.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 142 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, incumbent Democrat Barack Obama received 50.33% of the vote (6,507 votes), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 48.52% (6,273 votes) and other candidates with 1.14% (148 votes), among the 12,928 ballots cast by the township's 19,623 registered voters, for a turnout of 65.88%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 52.4% of the vote (7,325 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 45.6% (6,374 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (163 votes), among the 13,985 ballots cast by the township's 18,853 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.2%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 54.5% of the vote (7,579 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 43.8% (6,099 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (106 votes), among the 13,914 ballots cast by the township's 18,087 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.9.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 57.4% of the vote (4,497 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 41.3% (3,234 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (100 votes), among the 7,950 ballots cast by the township's 19,559 registered voters (119 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 40.6%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 52.9% of the vote (4,684 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 38.6% (3,416 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.8% (601 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (92 votes), among the 8,859 ballots cast by the township's 18,793 registered voters, yielding a 47.1% turnout.
The Nutley Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2017-18 school year, the district's seven schools had an enrollment of 4,135 students and 330.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.5:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics), are Lincoln Elementary School (479; K-6), Radcliffe Elementary School (354; K-6), Spring Garden Elementary School (362; PreK-6), Washington Elementary School (554; K-6), Yantacaw Elementary School (497; K-6), John H. Walker Middle School for grades 7 and 8 (608) and Nutley High School for grades 9-12 (1,218). John H. Walker Middle School, formerly Franklin Middle School, was renamed in 2009 to honor John H. Walker who was a long-time educator and principal in the township.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 67.94 miles (109.34 km) of roadways, of which 57.00 miles (91.73 km) were maintained by the municipality, 7.71 miles (12.41 km) by Essex County, 2.45 miles (3.94 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.78 miles (1.26 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
The Garden State Parkway clips the southwest corner of the township, entering in the south from Bloomfield before reentering Bloomfield in the north. Route 21 follows the township's eastern border.
NJ Transit provides bus service between the township and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 192 route, to Newark on the 13, 27, 72 and 74 routes, with local service on the 709 route.
Until 1966, the Newark Branch of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad served the township with stations at Walnut Street, Highfield Street and at Franklin Avenue. The Newark Branch tracks are now used for freight only, operated by Norfolk Southern.
Operation Nutley Cares
After Hurricane Katrina devastated the central gulf coast region on August 29, 2005, Mayor Joanne Cocchiola and Commissioner Carmen A. Orechio reached out to local residents who wanted to help victims of the devastation, and formed the Operation Nutley Cares Committee. A decision was made to adopt Bay St. Louis, Mississippi as a sister city, Bay St. Louis, population 8,500, which sits just northeast of New Orleans, and had at least 60% of the community completely destroyed by Katrina and another 20% condemned. Monetary donations are still being accepted to help fund efforts to assist Bay St. Louis.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Nutley include:
- Alaa Abdelnaby (born 1968), former NBA basketball player.
- Dorothy Allison (1924–1999), psychic.
- Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale (1895–1977), socialite, amateur singer and aunt of former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; featured along with her daughter, also named Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, in the 1975 documentary film Grey Gardens.
- Julian Bigelow (1913–2003), pioneering computer engineer.
- Phyllis Birkby (1932–1994), architect and feminist.
- Julian "Bud" Blake (1918–2005), cartoonist (Tiger).
- Robert Blake (born 1933), actor (Baretta), born Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi.
- Carol Blazejowski, (born 1956), General Manager of the WNBA's New York Liberty.
- Ray Blum (1919–2000), speed skater who represented the United States at the 1948 Winter Olympics.
- Alan Branigan (born 1975, class of 1993), Ivorian-born professional soccer player.
- Jonathan Budine (born 1967), film director, producer and editor.
- Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855–1896), novelist.
- Barbara Buono (born 1953), New Jersey State Senator who has represented the 18th Legislative District since 2002.
- Jane Burgio (1922–2005), member of the New Jersey General Assembly who served as Secretary of State of New Jersey.
- Tina Cervasio (born 1974), sportscaster, best known for her work as the Boston Red Sox sideline reporter on NESN telecasts.
- P. C. Chang (1892–1957), Chinese academic, philosopher, playwright, human rights activist, and diplomat.
- Clams Casino (born 1987 as Mike Volpe), hip hop producer.
- Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (born 1952), County Executive of Essex County since 2003.
- Gary T. Erbe (born 1944), self-taught oil painter, best known for his trompe-l'œils, who maintains his studio in Nutley.
- Mary Sargant Florence (1857-1954), British painter of figure subjects, mural decorations in fresco and occasional landscapes in watercolour and pastel.
- Philip Sargant Florence (1890–1982), economist.
- Frank Fowler (1852–1910), painter.
- Ron Fraser (1933–2013), "Wizard of College Baseball", Baseball coach at University of Miami.
- Garry Furnari (born 1954), politician who served in the New Jersey Senate and in New Jersey Superior Court and was Mayor of Nutley from 1996-2003.
- Paul Goldberger (born 1950), Pulitzer Prize winner and architecture critic for The New Yorker.
- Frances Goodrich (1890–1984), dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett.
- Al Haig (1922-1982), jazz pianist, best known as one of the pioneers of bebop.
- Ben Hawkins (1944-2017), professional American football wide receiver who played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns, and for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League.
- Lloyd Huck (1922-2012), business executive, philanthropist and aviation enthusiast, who was chairman of pharmaceutical firms Merck & Co. and of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company.
- John V. Kelly (1926–2009), served in the New Jersey General Assembly and elected as Mayor of Nutley in 1988.
- Frank Kirkleski (1904–1980), football player who played in the early years of the National Football League.
- Frank Lautenberg (1924–2013), United States Senator.
- Michael Lenson (1903–1971), painter and muralist.
- Anne Steele Marsh (1901–1995), painter and printmaker whose watercolors, oil paintings and wood engravings were widely exhibited.
- Frederick Dana Marsh (1872–1961), illustrator.
- Reginald Marsh (1898–1954), painter.
- Frank McDonald (born c. 1933), football player who played as an end for the Miami Hurricanes football team.
- Abram Molarsky (1880–1955), Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painter best known for his landscapes.
- Annie Oakley (1860–1926), sharpshooter.
- Carl Orechio (1914-1991), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1972 to 1982.
- Carmen A. Orechio (1926-2018), President of the New Jersey Senate who spent 40 years as a commissioner in Nutley.
- Carlo Jackie Paris (1926–2004), jazz singer and guitarist.
- Andrew Pecora (born 1957), hematologist and oncologist who has been involved in the research on the use of stem cells and oncolytic viruses to treat diseases, including cancer.
- William Pène du Bois (1916–1993), author, artist.
- Stephen Petronio, choreographer.
- Eileen Poiani, mathematician who was the first female mathematics instructor at Saint Peter's University.
- Mark Radice, singer, musician and producer.
- Kevin J. Ryan (born 1969), former member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Frederick Scalera (born 1958), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2003 to 2011 and serves on the Board of Education of the Nutley Public Schools.
- Raphael Sonenshein (born 1949), executive director of the Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission and chairman of the political science department at California State University, Fullerton.
- Frederic Dorr Steele (1873–1944), illustrator.
- Martha Stewart (born 1941 as Martha Helen Kostyra), author, magazine publisher and television personality.
- Frank R. Stockton (1834–1902), writer, best known for his short story "The Lady or the Tiger?"
- Alix Strachey (1892–1973), psychoanalyst, born Alix Sargant-Florence, translated Sigmund Freud's works into English.
- Sharon Van Etten (born 1981), singer-songwriter.
- Geerat J. Vermeij (born 1946), professor of geology at the University of California at Davis.
- Frank Vincent (1937-2017), actor who played prominent roles in the HBO series The Sopranos and in several films for director Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995).
- Nick Zano (born 1978), actor.
- Aerosmith played at the Nutley prom in the 1960s.
- George Dorn, in The Illuminatus! Trilogy, is described as having grown up in Nutley, with references to his childhood illustrating that the authors had more than a passing familiarity with the town.
- Antiwar activist and Quaker Carl Hinke became the last American arrested for the Vietnam War draft Opposition to the Vietnam War on December 12, 1976. He had moved to Canada due to his pacifist convictions after being offered a one-way ticket to North Vietnam by Nutley's American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters. Hinke was pardoned by Jimmy Carter on January 21, 1977, in his first official act as president.
- Weird NJ runs regular features on past and present Nutley destinations such as Franklin Avenue beat coffee house, Angelo Nardi's Villa Capri which town council tried to close for decades and various Nutley "old man" bars such as the Old Canal Inn Nutley was also used as a shooting location for the 1999 film Weird N.J.
- The courtroom in NBC's television show Ed was an exact replica of Nutley's municipal courtroom, and various locations in the township were used during filming, including the outside of the Public Safety building.
- The short-lived Fox television show Quintuplets was set in Nutley.
- Celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart, has shared her childhood memories of Nutley on her television shows, and had a "Nutley Day" on her talk show Martha, in 2006.
- Nutley was referenced in the Futurama episode #210 "Put Your Head on My Shoulders" as the destination of the bus stop where Bender found all of the undesirable Valentine's Day dates for his dating service customers ("Can't hon', I gotta catch my bus back to Nutley.", "Excuse me, did you say '10:15 to Nutley'?" and "Anybody else for Nutley?"), in "The Beast with a Billion Backs" ("This place makes Nutley look like crap.") and in "Into the Wild Green Yonder" ("Beats Nutley on a Saturday night.").
- Nutley was frequently mentioned and featured in HBO's hit series The Sopranos, and Soprano family associate Furio Giunta purchased a home in Nutley.
- Nutley was also referenced by Archie Bunker a number of times on the TV show All in the Family (it's where Edith's family is from)--as in "I don't want to take the bus all way to Nutley, NJ to see your ......Family", spoken in the Archie Bunker whine.
- ECW wrestler Balls Mahoney was billed as being from Nutley.
- In the 2012 film, People Like Us, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Chris Pine, Pfeiffer's character states that she is from Nutley, New Jersey.
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