Secaucus (/ˈsiːkɔːkəs/ SEE-kaw-kəs) is a town in Hudson
County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States
Census, the town's population was 16,264, reflecting an
increase of 333 (+2.1%) from the 15,931 counted in the 2000 Census,
which had in turn increased by 1,870 (+13.3%) from the 14,061 counted
in the 1990 Census.
Located within the
New Jersey Meadowlands, it is the most suburban of
the county's municipalities, though large parts of the town are
dedicated to light manufacturing, retail, and transportation uses, as
well as protected areas.
Secaucus is a derivation of the Algonquian words for "black" (seke or
sukit) and "snake" (achgook), or "place of snakes", or
sekakes, referring to snakes.
2.1.1 North End
2.1.2 Harmon Cove
3.1 2010 Census
3.2 2000 Census
5.1 Local government
5.1.1 Fire Department
5.2 Federal, state and county representation
7.1 Roads and highways
7.2 Public transportation
9 Notable people
10 See also
12 External links
Sikakes, once an island, was part of the territory purchased by
Director-General of New Netherland,
Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. The
territory was part of what is considered to be the oldest municipality
in the state of
New Jersey which was first chartered in 1660 as
Bergen in the province of
New Netherland and, in 1683, became
Settlement had begun by at least 1733 by the Smith family, whose
Abel I. Smith Burial Ground
Abel I. Smith Burial Ground is part of the lore of Secaucus.
Secaucus was originally formed as a borough by an act of the New
Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1900, from portions of North
Bergen. On June 7, 1917, Secaucus was incorporated as a town,
replacing Secaucus borough, based on the results of a referendum held
on June 5, 1917.
Secaucus was originally an agricultural community specializing in
flowers. It later became known for its pig farms in the first half of
the 20th century. In the early 1900s the town was home to
approximately 55 pig farms, which housed nearly 250,000 pigs, which
outnumbered humans 16 to 1. These farms served the meat demands of
Newark and New York, and made the farmers wealthy. Many of them were
local politicians, most notably pork peddler Henry B. Krajewski, who
New Jersey senator, three times for governor and twice for
U.S. President. The town's pig farms, rendering plants, and
junk yards gave the town a reputation for being one of the most
odorous in the New York metropolitan area. In the 1950s the
pig farms began to dwindle, partially due to construction on the New
Jersey Turnpike, which would carry tourists who would not appreciate
the odor. In 1963, debris from the demolition of Pennsylvania
Station was dumped in the Secaucus Meadowlands. In later decades
Secaucus became more of a commuter town. In a non-binding referendum
in 1969, 90% of voters in Secaucus chose to leave Hudson County and
join Bergen County, as that county was more similar in character and
had lower taxes. However, only the state has the authority to change
county lines, so it never came to fruition. Today it remains the
most suburban town in Hudson County.
On February 9, 1996, two
NJ Transit commuter trains collided at Bergen
Junction in Secaucus when a train operating on the
Bergen Line ran a
signal and sideswiped a train running on the Main Line. The accident
occurred during the morning rush hour just south of the current
Secaucus Junction station. With three fatalities, the incident is NJ
Transit's deadliest accident and was the first to involve fatalities
of the passenger and crew on NJ Transit.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Secaucus as its 182nd best place to
live in its 2010 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey,
after ranking the borough 11th in its 2008 rankings.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town had a total
area of 6.599 square miles (17.090 km2), including 5.822 square
miles (15.078 km2) of it is land and 0.777 square miles
(2.012 km2) of water (11.77%) is water.
At the southern end of Secaucus is
Snake Hill (officially known as
Laurel Hill), an igneous rock diabase intrusion jutting up some 150
feet (46 m) from the Meadowlands below, near the New Jersey
Being partly surrounded by the Hackensack Meadowlands, Secaucus
provides opportunities to observe the recovery of natural marshes in
the town's post industrial, post agricultural age. Some marsh areas in
the northeast part of town have been filled to provide a new
commercial area, and some to build footpaths for nature walks with
signs illustrating birds and other wildlife to be seen there.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located
partially or completely within the town include:
County Avenue – from Municipal Building to Secaucus Junction
Harmon Cove – along the
Hackensack River and Meadowlands Turnpike
Harmon Meadow – site of
Mill Creek Mall
Mill Creek Mall and Meadowlands Convention
Little Snake Hill
North End – north of
New Jersey Route 3; home of Secaucus High
School, Schmiddt's Woods, and Mill Creek Marsh
Riverbend – a wetlands preserve at the meander in the Hackensack
Secaucus Junction – NJ Transit's central rail hub
Secaucus Plaza Central Business District at
Paterson Plank Road
Paterson Plank Road south
of Route 3
Snake Hill – site of Laurel Hill County Park
Secaucus Recreation Center
As its name suggests, the North End in Secaucus, New Jersey, is the
section of town north of
New Jersey Route 3 and the Secaucus Plaza
Central Business District, to which it is connected by Paterson Plank
Hackensack River and its tributary Mill Creek create the
other borders for the district.
The North End is one of the older, traditional residential
neighborhoods of Secaucus which itself has been transformed to a
commuter town and retail and outlet shopping area in the late 20th
century. It is home to Secaucus High School, whose athletic fields are
used by the Bergen County Scholastic League. Nearby Schmiddt's Wood is
one of the last original hardwood forests in urban North Jersey. As
part of the
New Jersey Meadowlands District, the areas along the river
are characterized by wetlands preservation and restoration areas. Mill
Creek Marsh  is park administered by the
New Jersey Meadowlands
Commission and will eventually connect to the Secaucus Greenway. It
southern counterpart is known as Riverbend. The Mill Creek Mall,
also north of Route 3, but on the other side of Mill Creek close to
New Jersey Turnpike Eastern Spur is part of Harmon Meadow
Hackensack River looking east
Harmon Cove is the western section of Secaucus,
New Jersey along the
Hackensack River, south of
New Jersey Route 3. The name is portmanteau
taken from Hartz Mountain, a corporation that owns much land in the
New Jersey Meadowlands, which originally developed the area as a gated
community in the 1970s with townhouses and highrise residential
buildings. Part of the
Hackensack RiverWalk Secaucus
Greenway passes through the neighborhood, which is north of Anderson
Marsh and Snake Hill, home to Hudson County's Laurel Hill Park.
NJ Transit maintained a
Harmon Cove station from 1978 until the
re-routing of the
Bergen County Line
Bergen County Line and the opening of Secaucus
Junction in August 2003. The
HX Draw is used by the line to cross
NJ Transit bus 329 serves the area. The Meadowlands
Hospital Medical Center and several hotels are located in Harmon
Cove, whose main thoroughfare is Meadowlands Parkway,
along which office and manufacturing buildings are found. The Harmon
Cove Outlet Center is an outlet shopping district further inland
from the Hackensack riverfront.
Hartz Mountain Industries
Hartz Mountain Industries operates
many facilities and properties in Harmon Cove.
Population sources: 1900–1920
1930–1990 2000 2010
About 20% of the town's employed residents commute to
New York City
New York City to
As of the 2010
United States Census, there were 16,264 people, 6,297
households, and 4,112 families residing in the town. The population
density was 2,793.7 per square mile (1,078.7/km2). There were 6,846
housing units at an average density of 1,175.9 per square mile
(454.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 68.40% (11,125) White,
4.11% (668) Black or African American, 0.20% (32) Native American,
20.40% (3,318) Asian, 0.04% (6) Pacific Islander, 4.38% (713) from
other races, and 2.47% (402) from two or more races. Hispanic or
Latino of any race were 18.60% (3,025) of the population.
There were 6,297 households out of which 27.9% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living
together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and
34.7% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of
individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of
age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average
family size was 3.09.
In the town, the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of
18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and
15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.2
years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100
females ages 18 and older there were 90.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010
American Community Survey
American Community Survey showed that
(in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was
$82,289 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,523) and the median family
income was $96,475 (+/- $10,189). Males had a median income of $58,902
(+/- $7,548) versus $54,665 (+/- $4,626) for females. The per capita
income for the town was $38,375. About 4.7% of families and 6.6% of
the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those
under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
According to the 2000
United States Census there were 15,931
people, 6,214 households, and 3,945 families residing in the town. The
population density was 2,706.7 people per square mile (1,044.3/km2).
There were 6,385 housing units at an average density of 1,084.8 per
square mile (418.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 78.54%
White, 4.45% African American, 0.11% Native American, 11.80% Asian,
0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 2.26% from two or
more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.26% of the
There were 6,214 households out of which 25.7% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living
together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and
36.5% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of
individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age
or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family
size was 3.08.
In the town, the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of
18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and
16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years.
For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age
18 and over, there were 94.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $59,800, and the
median income for a family was $72,568. Males had a median income of
$49,937 versus $39,370 for females. The per capita income for the town
was $31,684. About 3.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were
below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 9.0%
of those age 65 or over.
Harmon Meadow Plaza
There are several large retail areas in Secaucus. Secaucus Plaza is
the "downtown" area of Secaucus, just off of Route 3. The Outlets are
a collection of outlet shops selling discounted name-brand merchandise
in southwest Secaucus. Many factory retail outlets are scattered
Harmon Cove industrial section, often located in
warehouses or converted factories.
Harmon Cove Outlet Center is the
largest outlet mall, on Enterprise Avenue. The
Mill Creek Mall
Mill Creek Mall is a
mall on Route 3 on the west side of the Turnpike. Harmon Meadow Plaza
is a large hotel, restaurant and shopping complex that features gyms,
a pool hall, the Meadowlands Convention Center, a 14-screen Showplace
Theatres and a
Sam's Club located east of the New Jersey
Turnpike, near Route 3 and Interchange 16E. Best Buy, Raymour &
Flanigan, Ashley Furniture,
Home Depot and Daffy's are located on
Paterson Plank Road
Paterson Plank Road off Interchange 16E. National Retail Systems
is another large employer. Secaucus is home to several corporate
headquarters, including The Children's Place, FiberMedia and
Hartz Mountain Industries.
Goya Foods previously had its
headquarters there. According to a 2016
Fundera study, Secaucus
ranked as the best city in
New Jersey for entrepreneurs.
In 2011, two companies announced that they would be leaving Secaucus.
Manischewitz Company announced that it would relocate its
administrative offices to Newark after being located in Secaucus for
seven years. Panasonic's North American headquarters, with 250,000
square feet (23,000 m2) of offices and 500,000 square feet
(46,000 m2) of warehouse space, had been located in Secaucus
since 1973. After considering new locations in New York,
California and Georgia, the company announced it would relocate to
Newark and would receive an Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit of $102
million from the State of
New Jersey for the relocation 8 miles
(13 km) from its Secaucus location. The company also cited
the environmental benefits possible by reducing the need of 1,000
employees to drive to work.
As of the 2014–15 NBA season, Secaucus became the official review
headquarters of the National Basketball Association. All reviews of
controversial calls and plays take place in the replay center.
Referees consult the headquarters for guidance on the correct call.
The high-tech center features over 94 HD televisions, with multiple
feeds of every live NBA game.
Sports companies headquartered in Secaucus include Red Bull New
York, Major League Baseball's MLB Network, </ref>
National Hockey League's NHL Network, and NBA Entertainment/NBA
TV (whose studios are also the site of the NBA Draft
Lottery). It is also home to men's soccer team Secaucus FC, which
is part of the Garden State Soccer League, and was founded in 2003 by
Secaucus was the headquarters of
Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse for the first
four seasons of the league. The headquarters have since moved to
Secaucus held a pre-Super Bowl "Winter Blast" party during the first
weekend of February 2014 to celebrate
Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII being played
in New Jersey. The party featured a number of activities, including an
ice skating rink. The town had planned for large crowds, even planning
special court sessions in advance to handle the projected surge of
potentially disruptive visitors. The turnout was much lower than
Mayor Gonnelli citing the NFL's focus on activities in
Manhattan aimed at visitors.
Secaucus is governed under the Town form of
New Jersey municipal
government. The governing body consists of a
Mayor and a Town Council
made up of six council members elected from three wards. A
elected at-large directly by the voters. The Town Council consists of
six members elected to serve four-year terms on a staggered basis,
with three seats up at the same time as the mayor and three seats the
following year, followed by two years with no elections.
As of 2018[update], the
Mayor of Secaucus is Independent Michael
Gonnelli, whose term of office ends December 31, 2021. Members of the
Town Council are James J. Clancy Sr. (I, 2018; Ward 2), Robert V.
Constantino (I, 2021; Ward 1), Mark Dehnert (I, 2021; Ward 2), John
Gerbasio (I, 2018; Ward 1, elected to serve an unexpired term),
William McKeever (I, 2021; Ward 3) and Orietta Tringali (I, 2018; Ward
Orietta Tringali was chosen in January 2018 to fill the Ward 3 seat
expiring in December 2018 that had been held by Susan Pirro until she
resigned from office.
In October 2016, Gary Jeffas resigned from office to fill the position
as Town Administrator; his Ward 1 seat expiring in December 2018 was
filled by John Gerbasio, who served on an interim basis until the
November 2017 election, when he was chosen to serve the balance of the
term of office.
Richard Steffens was chosen unanimously by the council in August 2009
to step in as mayor to finish the term of Dennis Elwell who resigned
amid corruption charges on July 28, 2009, and was later convicted.
Michael Gonnelli then won a full four-year term in November 2009 and
was re-elected to another 4 years in 2013.
Washington Hook & Ladder Co. # 1 Firehouse
Secaucus is served around the clock by five volunteer fire companies
that make up the Secaucus Fire Department, with a combined fire
apparatus fleet of five Engines, two Trucks, one Rescue, one Squad
(utility unit) and one boat, operating out of five fire stations
located throughout the town.
Federal, state and county representation
Secaucus is located in the 9th Congressional District and is part
of New Jersey's 32nd state legislative district.
New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill
Pascrell (D, Paterson).
New Jersey is represented in the United
States Senate by Democrats
Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021)
Bob Menendez (Paramus, 2019).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 32nd
Legislative District of the
New Jersey Legislature is represented in
the State Senate by
Nicholas Sacco (D, North Bergen) and in the
General Assembly by
Angelica M. Jimenez (D, West New York) and the
other seat is vacant.
Vincent Prieto (D, Secaucus) resigned
from office in March 2018 to head the
New Jersey Sports and Exposition
Authority. The Governor of
New Jersey is
Phil Murphy (D,
Middletown Township). The Lieutenant Governor of
New Jersey is
Sheila Oliver (D, East Orange).
Parts of the town are in Hudson County's 8th and 9th freeholder
districts. Freeholder District 8, comprising North Bergen, the North
End of Secaucus and northernmost tip of Jersey City near Transfer
Station. is represented by Anthony Vainieri. Hudson
County Board of Chosen Freeholders District 9, comprising the West
Hudson towns of Kearny, Harrison, and East Newark and most of
Secaucus, is represented by Albert Cifelli. The Hudson
County Executive, elected at-large, is Thomas A. DeGise.
According to The Hudson Reporter, Secaucus is "arguably Hudson
County's most conservative town." As of March 23, 2011, there
were a total of 10,298 registered voters in Secaucus, of which 5,886
(57.2%) were registered as Democrats, 876 (8.5%) were registered as
Republicans and 3,531 (34.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There
were 5 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat
Barack Obama received
61.1% of the vote (4,188 cast), ahead of Republican
Mitt Romney with
38.1% (2,609 votes), and other candidates with 0.8% (56 votes), among
the 6,893 ballots cast by the town's 10,819 registered voters (40
ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 63.7%. In the 2008
presidential election, Democrat
Barack Obama received 53.0% of the
vote here (3,889 cast), ahead of Republican
John McCain with 45.6%
(3,348 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (63 votes), among the
7,344 ballots cast by the town's 10,650 registered voters, for a
turnout of 69.0%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat
John Kerry received 50.6% of the vote here (3,460 ballots cast),
George W. Bush
George W. Bush with 48.6% (3,320 votes) and
other candidates with 0.3% (33 votes), among the 6,838 ballots cast by
the town's 9,767 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican
Chris Christie received
54.5% of the vote (2,214 cast), ahead of Democrat
Barbara Buono with
42.8% (1,738 votes), and other candidates with 2.7% (108 votes), among
the 4,376 ballots cast by the town's 10,966 registered voters (316
ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 39.9%. In the 2009
gubernatorial election, Democrat
Jon Corzine received 50.7% of the
vote here (2,959 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie
with 35.9% (2,096 votes), Independent
Chris Daggett with 5.4% (315
votes) and other candidates with 2.3% (132 votes), among the 5,833
ballots cast by the town's 10,158 registered voters, yielding a 57.4%
Students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are educated by the
Secaucus Public Schools. As of the 2011–12 school year, the
district's four schools had an enrollment of 2,156 students and 148.2
classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of
14.55:1. The schools in the district (with 2011–12 enrollment
data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are
Clarendon Elementary School (grades K-5; 610 students), Huber
Street Elementary School (K-5; 654), Secaucus Middle School
(6–8; 309) and Secaucus High School (9–12; 583).
The athletic teams of
Secaucus High School
Secaucus High School are nicknamed the
Immaculate Conception School, the town's only Catholic private day
school, serving grades pre-K through 8th grade, closed in 2008.
The Nicholas G. Hayek Watchmaking School, established in 2005, offers
a two-year training program that prepares students to service
Former trolley station, now a park
Secaucus contains a wide variety of road and rail transportation.
Because of its central location, many shipping warehouses and truck
freight transfer stations are located in Secaucus, both for shipping
companies such as UPS and for numerous retailers. For example, Barnes
& Noble's "same day delivery" service to
Manhattan operates from a
warehouse in Secaucus. The town also has a large rail yard and
multimode terminal run by CSX and
Norfolk Southern where loads are
switched between trains or transferred to or from trucks.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the town had a total of 47.16 miles
(75.90 km) of roadways, of which 38.08 miles (61.28 km) were
maintained by the municipality, 2.56 miles (4.12 km) by Hudson
County and 1.75 miles (2.82 km) by the
New Jersey Department of
Transportation and 4.77 miles (7.68 km) by the New Jersey
The town is roughly divided into four parts by the intersecting roads
of Route 3, which runs east and west, and the Eastern Spur of the New
Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95), which runs north-south. Two turnpike
interchanges are located within the town: Exit 16E/17 for Route 3 and
Route 495 (which leads to the Lincoln Tunnel), and Exit 15X for the
Secaucus Junction station (which opened in late 2005).
Secaucus is the site of NJ Transit's
Frank R. Lautenberg
Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus
Junction train station. As the station is in the south end of
Secaucus, access from the rest of Secaucus is limited via County
Avenue, Meadowlands Parkway or NJ Turnpike Interchange 15X. The
station opened in December 2003, with a 1,100-spot parking lot that
allows commuters to park and ride. Discount curbside intercity
bus service is also provided outside the station by Megabus, with
direct service to
Boston and Philadelphia, among other locations.
NJ Transit buses serve Secaucus, including the 124, 129, 190
and 320 buses to the
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan,
the 78 bus to Newark, the 2 and 85 routes to Jersey City and local
service provided on the 772 route. There is a bus park-and-ride
at the northeast corner of Secaucus.
In the first half of the 20th century the Jersey City, Hoboken and
Rutherford Electric Railway operated a trolley line through the then
main business district of Secaucus, on
Paterson Plank Road
Paterson Plank Road from Jersey
City and across the
Hackensack River to East Rutherford.
The closest airport with scheduled passenger service is Newark Liberty
International Airport, which straddles Newark and Elizabeth.
Secaucus is located within the New York media market, with most of its
daily papers available for sale or delivery. Local, county and
regional news is covered by The Jersey Journal, the daily newspaper
that relocated its offices to Secaucus in 2014 from Jersey City's
Journal Square, an area of the city that was named for the newspaper
that operated there for 90 years. The
Secaucus Reporter is part
The Hudson Reporter
The Hudson Reporter group of local weeklies.
Locally, Secaucus is covered by weeklies the
River View Observer and
El Especialito. The town had been served by the Secaucus Home
News, a weekly newspaper that published for 107 years before abruptly
shutting down in 2017.
WWOR-TV, channel 9, is a television station licensed to Secaucus,
serving the New York metro area television market as the flagship
station of the
MyNetworkTV programming service. Its studios and main
offices are located in Secaucus. The 1987–89 talk show The
Morton Downey Jr. Show was among the
WWOR-TV programs filmed in
The warehouse at 10 Enterprise Avenue was used as the primary filming
location for the hospital drama Mercy, which aired on
See also: Category:People from Secaucus, New Jersey.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated
with Secaucus include the following:(B) denotes that the person was
Robert John Burck (born 1970),
Times Square street performer known as
the Naked Cowboy.
Jerry Casale (born 1933), former
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball starting
pitcher for the
Boston Red Sox,
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels and Detroit
Dave Draper (born 1942), bodybuilder.
Dennis Elwell (born 1945), mayor of Secaucus from 2000 until 2009,
when he resigned after allegations of political corruption.
Bryan Haczyk (born 1987), professional hockey player.
Paul Iacono (born 1988), actor known for the 2009 film Fame, and the
TV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger.(B)
Anthony Impreveduto (1948–2009), served on the Town Council from
1981 to 1992 and in the
New Jersey General Assembly from 1987–2004
until he was forced to resign after pleading guilty to corruption
Henry B. Krajewski (1912–1966), pig farmer and frequent political
Margarita Levieva (born 1980), actress.
Mark Lukasiewicz (born 1973), former MLB pitcher who played two
seasons for the Anaheim Angels.
Blaine Morris, cast member on the
MTV drama Skins.
Vincent Prieto (born 1960), member of the
New Jersey General Assembly
since 2004 who was chosen as Assembly Speaker for the 2014–2015
Dan Resin (1931–2010), actor known as Dr. Beeper in the film
Caddyshack and as the Ty-D-Bol man in toilet cleaner commercials.
Anthony Rinaldi (born 1965), businessperson, builder and,
founder-president of The Rinaldi Group, a general contracting and
construction management company.
Ian Roberts (born 1965), founding member of the Upright Citizens
Brigade improv troupe.
Bart Shatto, actor.
Seven Volpone (born 1972), entrepreneur, business executive, singer,
songwriter and record producer.
Charles Bissell (born 1964), musician/singer-songwriter of formerly
The Wrens 
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22, 2015. Accessed July 12, 2016. "Secaucus, however, is 'The Jewel of
the Meadowlands,' as seen on a welcome sign topped by an egret in the
Hackensack River community.
Mayor Michael Gonnelli says
the slogan predates his tenure, but agrees wholeheartedly with the
message. 'We have a lot going here. I think everybody that lives here
is happy to live here,' he says — even the egrets."
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emphasis on the next-to-last syllable, they say they live in
see-KAW-cus – although the ones who fear their friends might recall
that Secaucus used to be pig-farming country might say they live in
South Carlstadt, which doesn't exist. If I said 'see-KAW-cus' to
someone local, they'd think I didn't know what I was talking about,
said Dan McDonough, the municipal historian. Of course it's
SEE-kaw-cus. Everybody knows that."
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being closest to Bergen County), not surprisingly boasts the most
spacious facility. Sporting four distinct pools (an Olympic-sized
pool, a diving tank, a lap pool, and a wading pool for the kiddies the
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Hackensack River now has its
own major train station (Secaucus Transfer Station) and several
massive developments under way."
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Accessed December 25, 2011. "Encouraged by this success, Amico began
to look across the Hackensack River. 'The makeup of Secaucus is very
much unlike most of Hudson County,' he said. 'It's much more like
Bergen County. We did some analysis about what taxes were like in
other counties, and Bergen County had the lowest. Bergen County would
have accepted us back in 1969.... We had a non-binding resolution that
approved secession by 90 percent.'"
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Secaucus on the morning of Feb. 9, 1996, killing three people and
injuring 168 of the 400 passengers. The near head-on collision
happened after a
Bergen Line train to Hoboken went through a stop
signal and hit a Main Line train en route from Hoboken, according to a
National Transportation Safety Board report on the crash."
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when what was left of the mountain – a geological marvel, a pristine
example of igneous diabase nearly a quarter billion years old and as
tall as a 20-story building – became a canvas for college students
spray-painting their fraternity letters. But, no, Dan McDonough said
as he stared at the once-great peak known as Snake Hill, the familiar,
graffiti-scarred outcropping of rock beside the
New Jersey Turnpike,
between Exits 15W and 16W, those indignities are not in the forefront
of his mind."
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train station closing this coming July, the Town Council voted Feb. 11
to hire George Jensen as its transportation coordinator. He will
handle scheduling and other issues involving shuttling passengers from
Harmon Cove and other areas to the new $450 million Secaucus Transfer
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seven years in Secaucus, the company is moving its administrative
offices out of Harmon Plaza on Meadowlands Parkway, and taking 76
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an underlying fiber-optic network to provide refs across the land with
faster instant replays."
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Secaucus' form of government, residents elect a mayor every four
years, along with two council people from each ward. Secaucus has
three wards. Three of the council people are up for re-election with
the mayor this year, and three council people will be up for
re-election next year."
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^ Villanova, Patrick. "Secaucus councilwoman resigns amid breast
cancer fight", The Jersey Journal, December 26, 2017. Accessed
February 17, 2018. "Citing her ongoing battle with breast cancer,
Councilwoman Susan Pirro has resigned from her post on the town's
governing body.... Her resignation is effective Jan. 1, 2018.... Mayor
Michael Gonnelli has announced Orietta Tringali, second grade teacher
at Huber Street School, is his choice to fill the third ward vacancy."
^ Meyers, Samantha. "Replacement for Drumeler found; Gary Jeffas to be
Town Administrator, John Gerbasio may be new councilman", The Hudson
Reporter, October 23, 2016. Accessed February 7, 2018. "
Gonnelli and the Town Council have announced that Councilman Gary
Jeffas will have to resign to replace Town Administrator David
Drumeler this January.... Also in the announcement, Gonnelli said that
current Board of Education President John Gerbasio will be considered
to fill Jeffas’s term."
^ Pries, Allison. "Trustee hopeful to quit race, join Secaucus
Council", The Record (Bergen County), October 12, 2016. Accessed
February 7, 2018. "Gerbasio and First Ward Councilman Gary Jeffas are
part of a role shuffling that will occur at the start of 2017. Jeffas
will resign his elected position and be hired as town administrator
and Gerbasio will be appointed to Jeffas' council seat,
J. Gonnelli said."
^ Kim, Jennifer. "Richard Steffens gets sworn in to fulfill former
mayor Dennis Elwell's term", NJ.com, August 26, 2009. Accessed
September 1, 2014. "With his wife Kathleen Steffens, former Secaucus
library director, by his side Richard Steffens, a former two-term
Democratic councilman and a former board of education trustee, was
sworn in by Assemblyman
Vincent Prieto with a 6–0 vote at last
night's council meeting as mayor to succeed Dennis Elwell."
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wake of corruption scandal", The Jersey Journal, January 2, 2010.
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Secaucus today, starting a new era for the town in the wake of former
Mayor Dennis Elwell's arrest as part of the massive New Jersey
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Hudson County's most conservative town, has had a few same-sex
weddings since the 21st, according to
Mayor Michael Gonnelli."
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how to keep time ticking", The Hudson Reporter, December 14, 2006.
Accessed July 15, 2012. "To help address this occupational gap, the
Swatch Group opened the school named after Hayek in Sept. 2005. The
school strictly adheres to the curriculum established by the
Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program, or WOSTEP.
Completion of the two-year, 3,000-hour training program enables
graduates to get a job servicing watches anywhere in the world. There
are only four other schools like the one in Secaucus in the U.S."
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New Jersey Turnpike, will open to
motorists Thursday night."
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ceremony on June 1 to celebrate the opening of the long-anticipated
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into new 10,000-square-foot Secaucus headquarters", The Jersey
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Hudson County's 147-year-old daily newspaper, officially moved into
its new headquarters in Secaucus yesterday, starting what the paper's
publisher calls 'a new era.' The paper called
Journal Square home for
more than a century and was at 30
Journal Square for nearly 90 years.
In fact, that area of Jersey City was named after The Jersey Journal."
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2017. Accessed February 26, 2018. "The Secaucus Home News, a weekly
newspaper that launched in 1910, published its final issue this week,
a former reporter has confirmed. 'It is done,' said Louise Rittberg,
who reported for the paper from 1980 to 2001. 'One hundred and seven
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show host of today", Chicago Tribune, August 17, 2015. Accessed
February 26, 2018. "Taped in front of a live and loud audience in
studios in Secaucus, N.J., the Morton Downey Jr. Show was an immediate
ratings success, moving into national syndication in 1988."
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shades of Morton Downey Jr. in so much of the political environment
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26, 2018. "Smerconish on seeing Downey Jr.’s influence on Trump’s
presidential campaign: 'I think that the Trump appeal is likely to
some of the same people, those 20- and 30-somethings who would show up
in Secaucus and applaud Morton Downey when he would do this nightly
television program. I think it’s the same mentality and frankly that
it plays to the very lowest common denominator.'"
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Detractors As 'Punk Faggot'", The Smoking Gun, December 16, 2010.
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Morton Downey Jr., the acerbic, chain-smoking talk show host, promises
a meditation on the progenitor of trash TV, whose eponymous 1980s
program was filmed in Secaucus,
New Jersey and whose audience was
filled with current and future probationers."
^ Wright, E. Assata. "Getting the film crews back to NJ; Gov. to
decide future of tax credit that benefited Hudson County", The Hudson
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had been instrumental in attracting several TV productions to Hudson
County, including the
NBC hospital drama Mercy, which was shot in
Secaucus, and NBC's Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit, which
filmed throughout the county but was primarily shot in a studio in
^ Maurer, Mark. "Secaucus' Naked Cowboy: Bring back House Committee on
Un-American Activities", The Jersey Journal, November 11, 2010.
Accessed December 25, 2011. "Anyone who has spent a moment in the
presence of the
Naked Cowboy in
Times Square as the busker strums a
guitar clad in nothing more than cowboy boots, a hat and underpants
would assume he's a free-wheeling spirit. The truth is Robert John
Burck, of Secaucus, swings to the right politically."
^ Wright, E. Assata. "A MLB player in winter; Former Red Sox pitcher
reflects on the game, past and present", The Hudson Reporter,
September 26, 2010. Accessed November 20, 2013. "One of six children
in a tight-knit Italian family in south Brooklyn, Casale, who now
lives in Secaucus, said 'there was a lot of tragedy for us.'"
^ Hanc, John. "Lifting for Life: Dave Draper, a 1960s bodybuilding
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Bulletin, October 2006. "Except the muscles: they were real. Draper
had been developing those since he was 12, not on a West Coast beach
but in the basement of his parents' home in Secaucus, N.J."
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Dave Draper hasn't been to his old
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the place where he was born and raised."
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175-pound forward who was born in Secaucus, N.J., and learned to skate
in Jersey City at age 3."
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obvious status as a loser, RJ – played by Secaucus native Paul
Iacono, 21 – is a loveable square everybody can relate to."
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teacher and Hudson County Assemblyman for 17 years, died today at
Hackensack University Medical Center after a battle with cancer.
Impreveduto was forced to resign, fined $10,000 and placed on five
years' probation after pleading guilty to using campaign funds for
income taxes, a daughter's wedding and sports memorabilia. He got his
start in politics as a councilman in Secaucus, serving from 1981 to
1992. He got elected to the state Assembly in 1987 and served eight
^ "Poor Man's Candidate", Time March 17, 1952. "Massive (6 ft., 240
Henry B. Krajewski of Secaucus, N.J. has a five-acre farm with
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High School to study dance, she attended public high school in
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his release from the
Anaheim Angels last fall,
Mark Lukasiewicz had a
handful of offers to choose from over the winter.... For now, he's
back home in Jersey, hurling in front of family and friends. People
from Secaucus are venturing out to Somerset County, to support their
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controversial teen drama", The Hudson Reporter, February 20, 2011.
Accessed September 1, 2014. "Blaine Morris was born with the perfect
stage name and the talent to match. She grew up in Secaucus and
attended Hudson County's High Tech High School because they have a
'good musical theater program,' she said, 'and it was cool that you
could have a major in high school.'"
^ Zeitlinger, Ron. "Vincent Prieto, New Jersey's new Assembly Speaker,
is second Cuban-American in post", The Jersey Journal, November 8,
2013. Accessed November 20, 2013. "As expected, the incoming Assembly
Democratic majority yesterday morning chose
Vincent Prieto of Secaucus
to serve as the new Assembly Speaker."
^ Maurer, Mark. "Actor Dan Resin, who died Friday at 79, was a former
longtime Secaucus resident", The Jersey Journal, August 3, 2010.
Accessed December 25, 2011. "Best known as Dr. Beeper in golf comedy
Caddyshack and the Ty-D-Bol man in toilet cleaner commercials, actor
Dan Resin, formerly of Secaucus, died of complications from
Parkinson's disease Friday. He was 79."
^ Baird-Remba, Rebecca. "Meet Anthony Rinaldi, the Contractor Building
the World’s Tallest Modular Hotel", Commercial Observer, October 18,
2017. Accessed December 7, 2017. "One of the contractor’s early
memories involves his mother, who panicked after not being able to
reach his father and drove into the middle of a race riot in Hoboken
in 1970.... Later that year, their family decamped to Secaucus, N.J.,
where Rinaldi has lived ever since."
^ Wright, E. Assata. "Players shoots for laughs; Secaucus native
creates, stars in new sitcom", The Hudson Reporter, March 14, 2010.
Accessed November 20, 2013. "Players, the new Spike TV sitcom
co-starring and co-created by Secaucus native Ian Roberts, follows the
lives of brothers Ken and Bruce Fitzgerald who own a sports bar in
^ Orel, Gwen. "Montclair Times Intereview: Luna Stage's Tar Beach",
The Montclair Times, April 16, 2015. Accessed October 2, 2015. "Dad,
played by Secaucus' Bart Shatto, drinks too much and blusters, but
loves his family."
^ Sullivan, Al. "Local boy makes good CAST star makes splash on pop
scene", The Hudson Reporter, August 9, 2002. Accessed October 17,
2017. "But only a handful of local residents know who the lead singer,
Seven, really is, or the fact that he grew up in Secaucus and that he
had been a star on stage here during high school in the late 1980s."
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