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Borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
Rutherford has been called the "Borough of Trees" and "The First Borough of Bergen County", and is known as well for its pedestrian-focused downtown area adjacent to the borough's Bergen Line (New Jersey Transit) railway station.
Part of the region was known as Boiling Springs for a powerful and ceaseless spring located in the vicinity. Despite its name, the spring actually consisted of cold groundwater seeps rather than hot springs.
The Erie Railroad built its Main Line from Jersey City across the Meadowlands in the 1840s. Daniel Van Winkle, a descendant of Walling, donated land in 1866 for a train station at Boiling Springs. Several resorts were built along the Passaic, with guests disembarking at Boiling Springs station and taking Union Avenue to the river. Later, the railroad opened a station closer to the river, at Carlton Hill, and a horsecar line (briefly on rails) along Jackson Ave took travelers to the resort area.
At the time, much of the property in Rutherford was farmland owned by the estate of John Rutherfurd, a former New Jersey legislator and U.S. Senator, whose homestead was along the Passaic River, near present-day Rutherford Avenue. Van Winkle opened a real estate office at Depot Square (now Station Square) to sell the land of the Rutherfurd Park Association, and began to lay out the area's street grid. The main roads were Orient Way, a wide boulevard heading south-southwest from Station Square, and Park Avenue, which headed west-southwest from Station Square to bring traffic to the new Valley Brook Race Course in what is now Lyndhurst.
In the 1870s, the area began to be called "Rutherford". The definitive reason for the change in spelling of the final syllable from "furd" to "ford" is unknown, though the change may have been the result of name recognition of the Ohio politician Rutherford B. Hayes, who was elected President in 1876, or could have been because of a clerical error by the United States Postal Service. The Post Office opened a facility called "Rutherford" in 1876. On September 21, 1881, the Borough of Rutherford was formed by formal vote of secession from Union Township. By then, the community had about 1,000 residents.
Iviswold - 223 Montross Avenue (added 2004). Located on the campus of Felician College, a $9 million renovation project of the Iviswold castle that took 14 years was completed in 2013. Originally constructed by Floyd W. Tomkins in 1869, the house was expanded to three levels, 25 rooms and 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) by textbook publisher David Brinkerhoff Iverson after he acquired the home in 1887, based on a design by architect William H. Miller.
Rutherford station - Station Square (added 1984). New Jersey Transit initiated a $1 million project in 2009 to renovate the station, which had been constructed in 1898, to restore the interior of the structure.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.89 square miles (7.49 km2), including 2.78 square miles (7.20 km2) of land and 0.11 square miles (0.29 km2) of water (3.88%).
As of the 2020 Census, Rutherford borough had a population of 18,834 with 6,835 households.
Of that population, 71.3% was white, 2.3% was black or African American, 0.2% was American Indian and Alaska Native, 16.2% was asian, 7.7% was two or more races, and 22.7% was Hispanic or Latino.
Of the total population, 50.6% were female. There were 455 veterans living in the borough and 24.5% were foreign born persons.
The median household income was $106,817 with a per capita income of $48,764. 5.8% of the population lived beneath the poverty threshold.
95.0% of persons 25 years and older had a high school diploma, or more. And 51.9% of persons 25 years and older had a Bachelor's degree or higher. 94.1% of the households had a computer and 89.8% had a broadband internet subscription.
Rutherford is the site of Architectural Window Manufacturing Corporation's plant and Blue Foundry Bank's (formerly Boiling Springs Savings Bank) corporate headquarters.
Rutherford, together with Lyndhurst and North Arlington, was the site of the EnCap project, an effort to remediate landfills on the 785-acre (3.18 km2) site and construct homes and golf courses on top of the remediated site. On May 27, 2008, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission terminated its agreement with EnCap Golf Holdings, the company that had the contract to redevelop the site, after the company had missed targets to clean up the landfills as part of the project.
The Highland Cross Development is a proposed project that is to consist of 800 units of housing, including 160 affordable units, two hotels and a large retail component. Rutherford officials have been working to get approval for the project in the face of opposition from the 14 mayors of the Hackensack Meadowlands Municipal Committee.
Arts and culture
William Carlos Williams, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who died in 1963, was born in Rutherford in 1883. For most of his adult life, he maintained a physician's office in the house in which he lived, at 9 Ridge Road, at the corner of Park Avenue, even as he continued his artistic endeavors.
The Rivoli Theatre was opened in 1922 as a vaudeville house but was quickly converted into a movie palace. It was known for a large crystal chandelier suspended from the center of the auditorium. On January 9, 1977, the Rivoli was severely damaged in a fire. Soon afterward, a plan was developed to restore the Rivoli and turn it into a performing arts center. The William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1981 and contains three movie screens as well as two performance halls. Since 1995, the Williams Center's primary focus has been on concerts, ballet, opera, and theater for children.
The Meadowlands Museum, which focuses on local history and began as a project of parents of children in the public schools in 1961 and was originally based in a room at Sylvan School, moved to the Yereance-Berry House at 91 Crane Avenue in 1974.
The GFWC Woman's Club of Rutherford is a non-profit volunteer organization that was organized in 1889. The club is located in the former Iviswold carriage house.
The Rutherford Community Band was founded in 1941 and performs free concerts at venues throughout the borough, including the Hutzel Memorial Band Shell in Lincoln Park.
Annual cultural events
Rutherford holds an annual street fair on Labor Day which is the longest running street fair in New Jersey and usually attracts 20,000 people.
The first annual Rutherford West End Festival was held October 3, 2009, in the West End section of town.
The Rutherford Multicultural Festival is an annual event that provides traditional entertainment and food from around the world.
In 2017, the first annual Rutherford Downhill Derby provided kids and adults with the opportunity to design, build and race gravity powered race carts.
In 2018, the Rutherford Pride Alliance was founded. A year later, the Rutherford council unanimously approved of raising the LGBTQ flag to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
Parks and recreation
Rutherford Memorial Park, in the northwest corner of town along the Passaic, was set aside as parkland by the voters in 1951. Its 30 acres (120,000 m2) include two baseball diamonds, five softball diamonds, a Little League Baseball field, a football stadium, six tennis courts, two basketball courts, and three playgrounds. Other active recreation parks include Tamblyn Field, near Route 3.
The borough also has several smaller passive parks, including Lincoln Park across from borough hall, which was renovated in 2004. It includes a band shell and several monuments, including a cannon dating to the Spanish-American War, and is home to the borough's 9/11 memorial, containing a piece of steel debris recovered from the site of the attacks. Sunset Park is located just north of the intersection of Union and Jackson Avenues and is on the western-facing side of a rather steep hill. A plan to redesign the park is currently being developed. Firefighters' Memorial Park is a pocket park located at the intersection of Park and Mortimer Avenues.
Lincoln Park has been host to town events, concerts, and memorials for decades. The Rutherford Community Band plays concerts during the summer. Other summer concerts are sponsored by the borough, as well as several movie nights in the park. In the fall, it has hosted the Bergen County Cultural Festival, which is funded and run by the Civil Rights Commission.
The Nereid Boat Club occupies a former boat sales building on the Passaic, at the foot of Newell Avenue. The rowing club, established in Nutley in 1875, relocated to Rutherford in 1996.
Rutherford is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Rutherford is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council. The Borough operates with numerous committees to assist the government in carrying out its responsibilities. In addition to statutory bodies such as the planning board and zoning board of adjustment, dozens of volunteers staff other committees appointed annually, providing recommendations to the council.
As of 2022[update], the Mayor of the Borough of Rutherford is Democrat Frank Nunziato, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. Members of the Rutherford Borough Council are Council President Mark Goldsack (D, 2022), Maria Begg-Roberson (D, 2024), Matthew Cokeley (D, 2023), Raymond L. Guzmán (D, 2024), Stephanie McGowan (D, 2023) and Thomas Mullahey (D, 2022).
In November 2019, the Borough Council selected Raymond Guzman from a list of three candidates nominated by the Democratic municipal committee to complete the term expiring in December 2020 that had been held by Frank Nunziato until he resigned from his council seat to take office as mayor.
Federal, state and county representation
Rutherford is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 36th state legislative district.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 10,609 registered voters in Rutherford, of which 3,436 (32.4% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 2,287 (21.6% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 4,875 (46.0% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 11 voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 58.7% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 74.3% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).
In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 4.796 votes (54.0% vs. 54.2% countywide), ahead of Republican Donald Trump with 3.681 votes (41.4% vs. 41.1%) and other candidates with 405 votes (4.6% vs. 4.6%), among the 8,978 ballots cast by the borough's 11,661 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.0% (vs. 72.5% in Bergen County). In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 4,771 votes (57.7% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 3,313 votes (40.1% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 111 votes (1.3% vs. 0.9%), among the 8,266 ballots cast by the borough's 11,229 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.6% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 4,824 votes (53.7% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 3,973 votes (44.2% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 117 votes (1.3% vs. 0.8%), among the 8,984 ballots cast by the borough's 11,275 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.7% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 4,539 votes (52.2% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 4,030 votes (46.3% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 96 votes (1.1% vs. 0.7%), among the 8,698 ballots cast by the borough's 11,077 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.5% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 56.6% of the vote (2,918 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 42.2% (2,174 votes), and other candidates with 1.1% (59 votes), among the 5,299 ballots cast by the borough's 10,653 registered voters (148 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 49.7%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 2,910 ballots cast (48.0% vs. 48.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 2,642 votes (43.6% vs. 45.8%), Independent Chris Daggett with 421 votes (6.9% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 32 votes (0.5% vs. 0.5%), among the 6,062 ballots cast by the borough's 10,957 registered voters, yielding a 55.3% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).
In 1948, a new bypass road along the southwest edge of the borough was built to bring traffic from Clifton and points west to the Lincoln Tunnel. The construction of the highway spur Route S3 (now Route 3) caused the demolition or relocation of numerous borough homes. In 2013, the Route 3 bridge over the Passaic River was replaced, and further improvements were made to the Rutherford section of the highway. The swing span of the Union Avenue Bridge over the Passaic was replaced in June 2002 as part of a $9.5 million project.
Thanks to its easy access to New York City by rail, Rutherford became an early bedroom community. Following the initial wave of settlement in the late 19th century, an additional building boom occurred in the 1920s, when the majority of the borough's current housing stock was constructed.
Two of Rutherford's firefighters--Edwin L. Ward in 1965 and Thomas E. Dunn in 1994--have died in the line of duty.
The Rutherford First Aid-Ambulance Corps is a volunteer service that was organized in 1949. The corp consists of 40 members that operate under the supervision of the Captain, First Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant. The corps provides basic life support, and is staffed primarily by certified Emergency Medical Technicians. CPR-trained drivers are also sometimes on duty. They operate three Type III ambulances.
Rutherford formerly had three "neighborhood" schools for grades K-5 (Washington, Lincoln, and Sylvan) which fed into two "magnet" schools for 6-8. The magnet schools also served as elementary schools for their neighborhoods. Sylvan School was closed at the end of the 2004-2005 school year and has become a handicapped preschool, as well as office space for the special services department.
In 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson University was founded in Rutherford as a two-year college, anchored by the Iviswold Castle on Montross Avenue, which was built in the 1880s as a summer home by David B. Ivison. After FDU expanded to a four-year college and then to offering graduate programs, it acquired other, larger campuses, and eventually left Rutherford, offering the campus for sale due to financial difficulties. In the fall of 1997, the Rutherford campus was purchased by Felician College, an independent private Roman Catholic institution, which often has cultural and community events.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Rutherford include:
Eddy Rolon (born 1973), a professional mixed martial artist and submission grappler, has lived in Rutherford since 1996. Rolon is one of the first state licensed MMA competitors in New Jersey as well as the 2001 IFC Battleground Heavyweight champion.
^O'Keefe, Daniel. "Fall colors may not be so bright", South Bergenite, October 7, 2010. Accessed February 2, 2012. "True to its name, the Borough of Trees is one of the better places in the South Bergen area to observe the change of seasons. For most people the two seasons that rival for favorite are autumn and spring: spring has all the pinks, whites and startling greens that appear after long months of cold, dead winter, but autumn has the brilliant oranges, reds and yellows of trees as they slowly start to shed their leaves in preparation for the lean months ahead.... New Jersey certified tree expert Bill Comery, who works part-time for Rutherford, said that means trouble for trees not just in the near future but for years to come."
^ abMayor and Council, Borough of Rutherford. Accessed May 20, 2022. "Rutherford was incorporated in 1881 under the Borough form of government, the most common type in New Jersey. With a seven member governing body, the mayor of the Borough is elected every four years and two council members are elected at large each year for 3-year terms."
^McDonald, Terrence T. "B.A., redevelopment chief departing Jersey City", The Jersey Journal, February 28, 2018, updated January 30, 2019. Accessed October 19, 2019. "Business Administrator Bob Kakoleski was appointed to that role soon after Fulop became mayor in July 2013. Kakoleski was hired as Rutherford's borough administrator on Tuesday night."
^2007 Master Plan - Final Draft 6.28.07, Borough of Rutherford, p. 47. Accessed February 28, 2013. "In the 1870s, the area came to be known as Rutherford. The spelling change is either a clerical error by the U.S. Post Office or a result of name recognition of the Ohio politician Rutherford B. Hayes who was elected President in 1876."
^Malysa, Matthew. "Days of grandeur here again for Rutherford's Iviswold Castle", South Bergenite, March 27, 2013. Accessed December 16, 2013. "The $9 million transformation of the historical Iviswold Castle on Felician College campus in Rutherford is finally complete-after nearly 14 years of careful, step-by-step restoration."
^O'Keefe, Daniel. "Historic sites incorporated into Master Plan", South Bergenite, January 27, 2011. Accessed September 17, 2015. "Up until this resolution was adopted, Rutherford's Master Plan only recognized seven sites in the borough that were already on the state or national register of historic sites. They include Iviswold Castle at Felician College, the Kip Homestead at 12 Meadow Rd...."
^O'Keefe, Daniel. "Officials meet for mediation over Highland Cross", South Bergenite, February 4, 2010. Accessed August 30, 2011. "Although the Hackensack Meadowlands Municipal Committee, the committee made up of the mayors of the 14 towns in the meadowlands district, has vetoed the Highland Cross development, the developers contend they will continue to work with the town to get the 800 units plus retail built."
^Emblen, Frank. "New Jersey Guide", The New York Times, September 18, 1988. Accessed August 29, 2011. "The Rivoli, a vaudeville theater that dates to 1922, had a glorious history until ravaged by a fire in 1977. The Williams Center is a modern performing-arts complex built around and under the scarred theater."
^Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair, Borough of Rutherford. Accessed November 21, 2011. "This high profile event is the largest and longest running street fair in New Jersey - attracting over 20,000 people every year - rain or shine."
^Grant, Meghan. "Rutherford to hold first Soap Box Derby in spring", South Bergenite, September 2, 2016. Accessed May 4, 2017. "Hoping to start a new community tradition, the Borough of Trees is planning on holding its first Rutherford Soap Box Derby next spring. The derby aims to give Rutherford kids and adults a chance to design, build and race cars."
^O'Keefe, Daniel. "Rutherford to renovate Sept. 11 monument for anniversary", South Bergenite, August 25, 2011. Accessed August 30, 2011. "As the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 quickly approaches, towns are preparing for the memorials that will mark the solemn day. In Rutherford, the council has made plans for the memorial that has marked Lincoln Park since 2004 to be renovated and restored in time for the anniversary."
^Biography, Congressman Bill Pascrell. Accessed January 3, 2019."A native son of Paterson, N.J., Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. has built a life of public service upon the principles he learned while growing up on the south side of the Silk City."
^Biography of Bob Menendez, United States Senate, January 26, 2015. "Menendez, who started his political career in Union City, moved in September from Paramus to one of Harrison's new apartment buildings near the town's PATH station.."
^Home Page, Rutherford EMS. Accessed December 28, 2008.
^Rutherford Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Rutherford School District. Accessed May 4, 2020. "Purpose: The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Kindergarten through twelve in the Rutherford School District. Composition: The Rutherford School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Rutherford."
^Winters, Jaimie Julia. "Iviswold restorer bringing back the bling", South Bergenite, July 28, 2011. Accessed August 30, 2011. "In 1942, Peter Sammartino bought the property and opened Fairleigh Dickinson College with the castle as its heart. Fairleigh Dickinson University closed the Rutherford campus in 1994 due to lack of space. The facilities and the castle were locked and unoccupied for three years until 1997 when Felician College purchased the entire 10.5-acre campus and acquired the castle."
^Staff. "Howard Crook", American Record Guide Volume 41, p. 26. Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1977. Accessed May 10, 2011. "Crook, from Rutherford, NJ, has a somewhat neutral and nondescript tenor coloring..."
^Melok, Bobby. "Where Are They Now? Crowbar", WWE, August 29, 2012. Accessed September 27, 2015. "Ford's love of wrestling began at childhood. A major fan of superheroes and comic books, the Rutherford, N.J., native was originally drawn to larger-than-life characters like Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior."
^O'Keefe, Daniel. "Pete Seeger comes to the Meadowlands", South Bergenite, November 11, 2010. Accessed August 19, 2013. "It isn't often one gets to meet a living legend, but on Nov. 20 people will get to do just that as Pete Seeger, an icon of American folk music whose career as a musician and an activist stretches back to the late 1930s, comes to the Williams Center to perform with local musicians in a concert to preserve the wetlands right here in our own backyard.... The concert has been spear-headed by Rutherford folk musician John Dull."
^Beckerman, Jim. "Fowler draws on salon ties for role", The Record, March 12, 2008. Accessed March 12, 2008. "Born in Jersey City, raised in Rutherford (she cut her acting teeth with the Bergen County Players in Oradell), she lived in Teaneck, Hawthorne and Glen Rock before settling, eight years ago, in New Milford."
^"Haggag and Akins", Art F City. Accessed November 18, 2017. "[Q] Are you from Baltimore? Are you still in school? D: We are not. I grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey and Cath grew up in Phoenix, Arizona."
^O'Keefe, Daniel. "Rutherford's WWI monument is ready for extreme facelift", South Bergenite, July 22, 2009. Accessed May 10, 2011. "He also wants to include additional information commemorating Sergeant John C. Latham, a man from Rutherford who enlisted in 1917 and went on to win the Congressional Medal of Honor, as well as honors from Great Britain and France."
^"Obituary: Pamela Ann McCordruck", The Santa Fe New Mexican, October 31, 2021. Accessed April 3, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The family resided in New Jersey near relatives until 1949 when they moved to the Bay Area. For a brief time in the late 50s, she and her family lived in Rutherford, New Jersey where she graduated from Rutherford High School at the early age of 15 before returning to the Bay Area where she attended the University of California Berkeley earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Composition and Literature in 1960."
^Staff. "Versatility marks actor's career", University of Delaware Messenger, Volume 6, Number 3, 1997. Accessed December 16, 2013. "He lives in Rutherford, N.J., with his second wife, Leilani, and their son, Danny. Rutherford is just 25 minutes from New York City, and close enough to the airports that jet him to Hollywood."
^Page, Tim. Charlie Morrow, A Portrait, Charlie Morrow. Accessed September 27, 2015. "Morrow, a warm, affable man who puts a visitor on a first name basis immediately, was born in 1942, the son of two New Jersey psychiatrists, and grew up in the New York suburbs of Rutherford and Passaic."
^Staff. "B-52s 'Party' lands close to hometown", The Record, August 15, 2009. Accessed January 14, 2012. "But Athens is a university town - cosmopolitan - with transplants from all over. Which is how Pierson (Weehawken-born, Rutherford-raised) and Schneider (Newark and Long Branch) came to be in the area, ready to join forces with several local musicians to create New Wave's quirkiest party band."
^Brian Kim Stefans, Poetry Foundation. Accessed November 19, 2017. "Brian Kim Stefans was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1969. He earned a BA from Bard College and attended the CUNY Graduate School for two years before earning an MFA in electronic literature from Brown University."
^Scannell's New Jersey First Citizens (1918) Accessed March 16, 2010.
^Speiser, Matt. "Rutherford Upbringing Inspires Young Author", Rutherford Daily Voice, April 21, 2016. Accessed November 18, 2017. "If you graduated Rutherford High School with Siobhan Vivian in 1997, you might find yourself as a character in one of her books. The author, who is about to publish her eighth young adult book, says her Rutherford upbringing serves as a 'deep well' of inspiration that she returns to time and time again."
^Nicholaides, Kelly. "Unique Rutherford artists' work to be exhibited in hometown", The Record, August 10, 2017. Accessed November 19, 2017. "Artist Victor Victori, known for his 'multiplism' paintings, neoclassical-inspired godly sculptures and presidential portraits, teams up with ceramics guru Lucille Scurti and the Potters Guild of New Jersey for an exhibit at Harpy Art Gallery in Rutherford. The Aug. 19-Sept. 8 exhibit will highlight both Rutherford residents' unique specialties."
^Kensik, Edward. "Rutherford native working out of the pen for Cleveland Indians", South Bergenite, June 17, 2010. Accessed May 6, 2012. "Well, it has been five years of hard work that finally paid off for Rutherford native and relief pitcher Frank Herrmann to make it to the Big Show of Major League Baseball as he pitched for the Cleveland Indians on June 4 in Chicago against the White Sox."
^Staff. "Percy Prince", The New York Times, December 5, 1973. Accessed November 19, 2017. "Percy Prince, who headed foodstuffs purchasing here for the Cunard Line at his retirement in 1952, died Monday in Bergen Pines Hospital, Paramus, N.J. He was 86 years old and lived at 65 Yahara Avenue in Rutherford, N.J."
^Recchia, Philip.; Susannah Cahalan. "Jint In Home Blitz; Strahan's $3m Pad-Buy Spree.", New York Post, June 25, 2006. Accessed August 29, 2011. "Closer to the Montclair, N.J., manse he and [Jean] called home for five years is [Michael Strahan]'s Rutherford, N.J., condo in a 16-unit complex called Park Avenue Townhouses. That spanking-new Colonial-style abode, which went for about $800,000, features a Jacuzzi, personal gym and view of Giants Stadium."
^Staff. "New Jersey Sports; Bengal Bodyguard", The New York Times, February 3, 1973. Accessed August 29, 2011. "The answer, of course, is a professional football lineman, and while members of that front wall usually don't rate headlines, Rutherford's Stan Walters is deserving of some attention fallowing [sic] his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals."
^Stan Walters, pro-football-reference.com. Accessed January 25, 2009
^Cimini, Rich. "Jets need D-line help on Day 2", ESPN, April 30, 2010. Accessed February 22, 2011. "If Rex Ryan wants a five-technique end for his 3-4 scheme, a candidate is Northwestern's Corey Wootton (6-6, 270). Like Wilson, he's a Jersey kid, born in Rutherford and a former standout at Don Bosco Prep."
Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties) prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.