|City of Elizabeth|
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|State||23x15px New Jersey|
|Incorporated||March 13, 1855|
|Named for||Elizabeth, wife of Sir George Carteret|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Body||City Council|
|• Mayor||J. Christian "Chris" Bollwage (D, term ends December 31, 2020)|
|• Administrator||Bridget Anderson|
|• Municipal clerk||Yolanda Roberts|
|• Total||13.464 sq mi (34.873 km2)|
|• Land||12.319 sq mi (31.907 km2)|
|• Water||1.145 sq mi (2.966 km2) 9.51%|
|Area rank||180th of 566 in state|
1st of 21 in county
|Elevation||16 ft (<span data-sort-value="Script error"></span>Script error m)|
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The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $43,770 (with a margin of error of +/- $1,488) and the median family income was $46,891 (+/- $1,873). Males had a median income of $32,268 (+/- $1,205) versus $27,228 (+/- $1,427) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,196 (+/- $604). About 14.7% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 120,568 people, 40,482 households, and 28,175 families residing in the city. The population density was 9,865.5 inhabitants per square mile (3,809.5/km2). There were 42,838 housing units at an average density of 3,505.2 per square mile (1,353.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 55.78% White, 19.98% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 2.35% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 15.51% from other races, and 5.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.46% of the population.
The nation where the highest number of foreign-born inhabitants of Elizabeth were born was Colombia, which was the birthplace of 8,731 Elizabeth residents as of the 2000 Census. This exceeded the combined total of Mexico and Central America of 8,214. It also far exceeded the next highest single nation count of Cuba at 5,812. The largest number for a non-Spanish speaking country and third highest overall was immigrants from Portugal numbering 4,544. The next largest groups were Salvadoran immigrants numbering 4,043, Peruvians 3,591 and Dominican immigrants, of whom there were 3,492.
There were 40,482 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.45.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,175, and the median income for a family was $38,370. Males had a median income of $30,757 versus $23,931 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,114. About 15.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.
Since World War II, Elizabeth has seen its transportation facilities grow; the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal is one of the busiest ports in the world, as is Newark Liberty International Airport, parts of which are actually in Elizabeth. Elizabeth also features Little Jimmy's Italian Ices (since 1932), the popular Jersey Gardens outlet mall, Loews Theater, and the Elizabeth Center, which generate millions of dollars in revenue. Companies based in Elizabeth included New England Motor Freight.
Together with Linden, Elizabeth is home to the Bayway Refinery, a Phillips 66 refining facility that supplies petroleum-based products to the New York/New Jersey area, producing approximately Script error per day.
Celadon, a mixed-use development containing 14 glass skyscrapers, offices, retail, a hotel, boardwalk and many other amenities is proposed to border the east side of the Jersey Gardens mall, directly on the Port Newark Bay. Groundbreaking was scheduled for the summer of 2008 on the ferry, roads and parking, and construction will continue for at least twelve years.
Portions of the city are covered by the Urban Enterprise Zone, one of 27 zones in the state. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment within the zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3.3125% sales tax rate (versus the 6.625% rate charged statewide, effective January 1, 2018) at eligible merchants. Established in 1992, the city's Urban Enterprise Zone status expires in November 2023.
The City of Elizabeth is governed within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government. The city government of Elizabeth is made up of a Mayor and a City Council. The Elizabeth City Council is made up of nine members, who are elected to serve four-year terms of office on a staggered basis with elections held in even years. The three Council members elected at-large and mayor come up for election together in leap years and two years later the six members who are elected from each of Elizabeth's six wards are all up for election.
As of 2018[update], the city's Mayor is Democrat Chris Bollwage, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth who is serving his seventh term as Mayor, serving a term of office that ends December 31, 2020. City Council members are Council President Manny Grova Jr. (at-large; D, 2020), Carlos Cedeño (Fourth Ward; D, 2018), Frank J. Cuesta (at-large; D, 2020), William Gallman Jr. (Fifth Ward; D, 2018), Nelson Gonzalez (Second Ward; D, 2018), Kevin Kiniery (Third Ward; D, 2018), Frank O. Mazza (Sixth Ward; D, 2018), Patricia Perkins-Auguste (at-large; D, 2020) and Carlos L. Torres (First Ward; D, 2018).
Bollwage, who has served as mayor of Elizabeth since 1992, was paid an annual salary of $152,564 in 2016, placing him among the three highest-paid mayors in the state and the only mayor in Union County to earn annual compensation in excess of $100,000.
Federal, state and county representationEdit
Elizabeth is located in the 8th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 20th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Elizabeth had been split between the 10th Congressional District and the 13th 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.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 44,415 registered voters in Elizabeth, of which 24,988 (56.3% vs. 41.8% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 2,430 (5.5% vs. 15.3%) were registered as Republicans and 16,985 (38.2% vs. 42.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties. Among the city's 2010 Census population, 35.5% (vs. 53.3% in Union County) were registered to vote, including 47.8% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 70.6% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 24,751 votes (80.8% vs. 66.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 5,213 votes (17.0% vs. 32.3%) and other candidates with 166 votes (0.5% vs. 0.8%), among the 30,640 ballots cast by the city's 50,715 registered voters, for a turnout of 60.4% (vs. 68.8% in Union County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 23,524 votes (74.3% vs. 63.1% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 7,559 votes (23.9% vs. 35.2%) and other candidates with 202 votes (0.6% vs. 0.9%), among the 31,677 ballots cast by the city's 48,294 registered voters, for a turnout of 65.6% (vs. 74.7% in Union County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 18,363 votes (67.2% vs. 58.3% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 8,486 votes (31.0% vs. 40.3%) and other candidates with 144 votes (0.5% vs. 0.7%), among the 27,334 ballots cast by the city's 45,882 registered voters, for a turnout of 59.6% (vs. 72.3% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 63.2% of the vote (7,804 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 35.5% (4,379 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (163 votes), among the 13,592 ballots cast by the city's 49,515 registered voters (1,246 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 27.5%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 10,258 ballots cast (66.8% vs. 50.6% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 4,386 votes (28.6% vs. 41.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 376 votes (2.4% vs. 5.9%) and other candidates with 131 votes (0.9% vs. 0.8%), among the 15,355 ballots cast by the city's 46,219 registered voters, yielding a 33.2% turnout (vs. 46.5% in the county).
The Elizabeth Police Department was established in May 1858.
The current Police Director is James Cosgrove and the Chief of Police is John Brennan.
Template:Infobox fire department The Elizabeth Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Elizabeth. The Elizabeth Fire Department was established as a volunteer organization in 1837 when Engine Company # 1 was organized. In 1901, the volunteer department was no longer adequate and the department reorganized into a paid department on January 1, 1902.
The department is part of the Metro USAR Strike Team, which consists of nine North Jersey fire departments and other emergency services divisions working to address major emergency rescue situations.
Fire station locations and apparatusEdit
|Engine company||Ladder company||Special unit||Command unit||Address|
|Engine 1||Air Cascade Unit||24 S. Broad Street|
|Engine 2||651 S. Broad Street|
|Engine 3||Ladder 2 (Tiller)||Haz-Mat. 1, Haz-Mat Decon. Trailer||442 Trumbull Street|
|Engine 5||QRV 1 (Quick Attack Response Vehicle), Foam Unit1, Fire Boat 1(Docked At The Port)||147 Elizabeth Avenue|
|Engine 6||Tower Ladder 3||472 Catherine Street|
|Engine 7||Ladder 1||Rescue 1, Rescue 2 – (Metro USAR Collapse Rescue Strike Team Unit), Special Operations Vehicle 1||Car 42 (Deputy Chief), Car 43 (Battalion Chief)||411 Irvington Avenue|
|Engine 8||Tactical Support Unit 1||524 W. Grand Street|
Emergency medical servicesEdit
Emergency medical services are provided by the Elizabeth Fire Department's Division of Emergency Medical Services. This is a civilian division of the fire department and handles approx 20,000 calls a year. The division is made up of an EMS chief, 5 supervisors, 28 full-time emergency medical technicians, and approximately 12 per-diem EMTs. The division, at its maximum staffing, aims to operate five ambulances and a supervisor on days (7am-7pm) and three ambulances and a supervisor on nights (7pm-7am). The Hatzolah Of Union County provides EMS primarily to the Elmora Hills neighborhood of Elizabeth, and certain sections of Hillside, Union, and Roselle Park.
The city's public schools are operated by Elizabeth Public Schools, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.
With 5,300 students, Elizabeth High School was the largest high school in the state of New Jersey and one of the largest in the United States, and underwent a split that created five new academies and a smaller Elizabeth High School under a transformation program that began in the 2009–10 school year. The school was the 294th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 302nd in 2008 out of 316 schools. Before the 2008–09 school year, all of the district's schools (except high schools) became K–8 schools, replacing the middle schools and elementary schools. SchoolDigger.com ranked Elizabeth 449th of 558 districts evaluated in New Jersey.
These and other indicators reveal a seriously declining performance standard in the city's schools. Data reported by the state Department of Education showed that a majority of students in a majority of the Elizabeth public schools failed basic skills tests.
In the 2008–09 school year, Victor Mravlag Elementary School No. 21 was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. For the 2006–07 school year, William F. Halloran Alternative School #22 was one of four schools in New Jersey recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award. William F. Halloran Alternative School #22 earned a second award when it was one of 11 in the state to be recognized in 2014 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
Elizabeth is also home to several private schools. The coeducational St. Mary of the Assumption High School, which was established 1930, and the all-girls Benedictine Academy, which is run by the Benedictine Sisters of Saint Walburga Monastery, both operate under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The Newark Archdiocese also operates the K–8 schools Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy and St. Genevieve School, which was founded in 1926.
Saint Patrick High School was closed by the Newark Archdiocese in June 2012 due to increasing costs and declining enrollment. Administrators and parents affiliated with the defunct school came together to open an independent non-denominational school on Morris Avenue called "The Patrick School" in September 2012.
The Benedictine Preschool, operated by the Benedictine Sisters, is housed at Saint Walburga Monastery.
The Jewish Educational Center comprises the Yeshiva of Elizabeth (nursery through sixth grades), the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy (for boys in grades 6-12) and Bruriah High School (for girls in grades 7-12).
The Elizabeth Public Library, the free public library with a main library, originally a Carnegie library, and three branches had a collection of 384,000 volumes and annual circulation of about 115,000 in 2016.
Roads and highwaysEdit
Elizabeth is a hub of several major roadways including the New Jersey Turnpike / Interstate 95, Interstate 278 (including the Goethals Bridge, which carries Interstate 278 over the Arthur Kill between Elizabeth and Howland Hook, Staten Island), U.S. Route 1/9, Route 27, Route 28, and Route 439. Elizabeth's own street plan, in contrast to the more usual grid plan, is to a large degree circular, with circumferential and radial streets centered on the central railroad station.
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There are numerous crossings of the Elizabeth River. The city was once home to several smaller bascule bridges. The South First Street Bridge over the river, originally built in 1908, was replaced by a fixed span. The South Front Street Bridge, built in 1922, has been left in the open position since March 2011. A study is underway to determine if the bridge can be rehabilitated. The bridge is notable in that it is the only remaining movable road bridge in Union County (movable railroad bridges still exist).
Elizabeth is among the U.S. cities with the highest train ridership. It is serviced by NJ Transit on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Line. There are two active stations in Elizabeth. Elizabeth station, also called Broad Street Elizabeth or Midtown Station, is the southern station in Midtown Elizabeth. The other train station in Elizabeth is North Elizabeth station.
NJ Transit has planned a segment of the Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link (NERL), designated as the Union County Light Rail (UCLR). The UCLR was planned to connect Midtown Station with Newark Liberty International Airport and have seven or eight other stations in between within Elizabeth city limits. A possible extension of this future line to Plainfield would link the city of Elizabeth with the Raritan Valley Line.
NJ Transit provides bus service on the 111, 112, 113 and 115 routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, on the 24, 40, 48, 59 and 62 routes to Newark, New Jersey, with local service available on the 26, 52, 56, 57 and 58 routes.
News 12 New Jersey offers weather and news channels with coverage of the city.
Residents of Elizabeth can tune into the public-access television cable-TV channel at any time to view public information, the city bulletin board, live meetings, important health information and tips. This service is provided by Optimum on channel 18. The channel also features the top ten ranked television shows, educational facts, quote of the day, gas price statistics, and tips for keeping the city safe and clean.
In popular cultureEdit
In the opening credits of The Sopranos, part of the city is shown. The city is the focal point of Elizabeth native Judy Blume's 2015 novel In the Unlikely Event, the backdrop for which was three incidents that involved the crash of three commercial airliners in Elizabeth—1951 Miami Airlines C-46 crash, American Airlines Flight 6780 and National Airlines Flight 101—that took place within a period of two months in late 1951 and early 1952.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Elizabeth include:
- Asad Abdul-Khaliq (born 1980), starting quarterback for the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 2000 to 2003
- A. Bernard Ackerman (1936–2008), physician; a founding figure in the field of dermatopathology
- Ryan Adeleye (born 1985), Israeli-American professional soccer defender who has played for Hapoel Ashkelon
- Matthias W. Baldwin (1795–1866), inventor and machinery manufacturer, specializing in the production of steam locomotives, whose machine shop, established in 1825, grew to become Baldwin Locomotive Works
- John D. Bates (born 1946), Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
- Stephen Bercik (1921–2003), politician; mayor of Elizabeth from 1956 to 1964
- Benjamin Blackledge (1743–1815), educator and public official
- Judy Blume (born 1938), author
- Elias Boudinot (1740–1821), President of the Continental Congress; early U.S. Congressman
- Todd Bowles (born 1963), former NFL defensive back with the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers; current Head Coach of the New York Jets, starting in the 2015 NFL season
- David Brody (born 1930), historian; professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Davis
- Hubie Brown (born 1933), former basketball coach and current television analyst.
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825–1921), first woman to be ordained as a mainstream Protestant minister in the U.S.
- Robert Nietzel Buck (1914–2007), broke the junior transcontinental air speed record in 1930; youngest pilot ever licensed in the U.S.
- N. J. Burkett (born 1962), news correspondent for WABC-TV
- William Burnet (1730–1791), physician who represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1781
- Arthur Leopold Busch (1866–1956), submarine pioneer who constructed the USS Holland SS-1
- James G. Butler (1920–2005), trial lawyer who was known for winning many large verdicts for plaintiffs in civil litigation, including the first in a thalidomide case
- Nicholas Murray Butler (1862–1947), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; a founder of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Elias B. Caldwell (1776–1825), Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States
- Joan Carroll (1931-2016), actress, known for films such as Meet Me in St. Louis and The Bells of St. Mary's
- Rodney Carter (born 1964), former NFL running back/3rd down receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Al Catanho (born 1972), former linebacker in the NFL for the New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins
- John Catlin (1803–1874), acting Governor of Wisconsin Territory
- Gil Chapman (born 1953), running back and return specialist for the University of Michigan and New Orleans Saints
- Michael Chertoff (born 1953), United States Secretary of Homeland Security; was born and raised there
- Abraham Clark (1725–1794), Member of the Continental Congress; signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Amos Clark Jr. (1828–1912), politician and businessman who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 1873 to 1875.
- Freddie 'Red' Cochrane (1915–1993), professional boxer in the welterweight (147 lb) division who became World Champion in 1941 in that class
- Jim Colbert (born 1941), golfer and multiple winner on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour
- Tom Colicchio (born 1962), restaurateur, chef, and judge on reality-TV program Top Chef
- Tom Coyne (1954-2017), mastering engineer.
- Joseph Halsey Crane (1782–1851), Congressional representative from Ohio
- Elias Dayton (1737–1807), elected to the Continental Congress; served as mayor of Elizabethtown from 1796 to 1805; father of Jonathan Dayton
- Jonathan Dayton (1760–1824), signer of the United States Constitution and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; born there; Dayton, Ohio is named for him
- John De Hart (1727–1795), delegate to the Continental Congress; was born and lived there
- DeCavalcante crime family, one of the biggest mafia families in the U.S., is based here
- Tom DeSanto (born 1968), film producer
- Thomas G. Dunn (c. 1921–1998), seven-term mayor of Elizabeth whose 28 years in office made him the longest-serving mayor of a U.S. city with more than 100,000 people
- John J. Fay Jr. (1927–2003), member of the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate
- Chuck Feeney (born 1931), businessman, philanthropist and the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world.
- Charles N. Fowler (1852–1932), represented 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1895 to 1911
- Ron Freeman (born 1947), winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City; raised there and attended Thomas Jefferson High School
- Stanton T. Friedman (born 1934), professional ufologist
- Minna Gale (1869-1944), Shakespearean actress
- Chris Gatling (born 1967), NBA player for the Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, and the Cleveland Cavaliers
- William Halsey Jr. (1882–1959) "Bull" Halsey, World War II five-star Fleet Admiral
- Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1755–1804), lived here as a young man upon first arriving in America
- Kyrie Irving (born 1992), a McDonald's All-American basketball player; attended St. Patrick High School; plays professionally for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets
- Raghib Ismail (born 1969), former NFL and CFL player
- Horace Jenkins (born 1974), former NBA player for the Detroit Pistons
- Marsha P. Johnson (1945-1992), LGBTQ activist.
- Phineas Jones (1819–1884), represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district from 1881 to 1883
- Michael Kasha (born 1920, class of 1937), physical chemist and molecular spectroscopist who collaborated with Andres Segovia in the 1960s and 1970s to create the Kasha Design classical guitars.
- John Kean (1852–1914), represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1899 to 1911; served two separate terms in the United States House of Representatives, from 1883 to 1885, and from 1887 to 1889, representing New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
- James C. Kellogg III (1915–1980), Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
- Daniel Hugh Kelly (born 1952), stage, film and television actor; was born and raised there
- Daniel C. Kurtzer (born 1949), United States Ambassador to Egypt from 1997 to 2001 and United States Ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005.
- Chauncey D. Leake (1896–1978), pharmacologist, medical historian and ethicist
- Jay Lethal (born 1985 as Jamar Shipman), professional wrestler in Ring of Honor
- William Livingston (1723–1790), signer of the United States Constitution and the first elected Governor of New Jersey, he lived there and built his home, Liberty Hall
- Zenaida Manfugás (1932–2012), Cuban-American pianist who was considered one of the first black pianists in Cuba.
- James P. Mitchell (1900–1964), served as United States Secretary of Labor from 1953 to 1961; ran unsuccessfully for Governor of New Jersey
- Thomas Mitchell (1892–1962), Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor; was born there
- Hank Mobley (1930–1986), hard bop jazz saxophonist
- John Morris (1926-2018), film, television and broadway composer, dance arranger, conductor and trained concert pianist, best known for his collaborations with filmmakers Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder.
- Don Newcombe (born 1926), pitcher who spent most of his career with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
- Marissa Paternoster (born 1986), artist, singer and guitarist in the bands Screaming Females and Noun
- Elizabeth Peña (born 1959–2014), actress
- Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838), Italian-born librettist and poet
- Franklin Leonard Pope (1840–1885), telegrapher and inventor; lived there as a young man and befriended Thomas Edison
- Ahmad Khan Rahami (born 1988), naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan and Elizabeth restaurant worker charged in the 2016 New York and New Jersey bombings.
- Ron Rivers (born 1971), running back in the NFL for six seasons
- Jon Rua (born 1983), actor, singer and choreographer who appeared in the Broadway hit Hamilton.
- Jonal Saint-Dic (born 1985), NFL player with the Kansas City Chiefs
- Sidney M. Schreiber (1915–2009), Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1975 to 1984.
- Debralee Scott (1953–2005), actress, known for her role in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
- Martin J. Silverstein (born 1954), attorney and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Uruguay under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.
- Mickey Spillane (1918–2006), writer
- Joseph Stamler (1911-1988), New Jersey Superior Court judge and professor at Rutgers University.
- Leo Steiner (1939–1987), co-owner of the Carnegie Deli
- Edward Stratemeyer (1862–1930), creator of the Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, and Nancy Drew, he was born and resided there
- William Sulzer (1863–1941), U.S. Congressman and impeached governor of New York
- Craig Taylor (born 1966), former running back for three seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals
- Alan Veingrad (born 1963), NFL football player
- Dick Vosburgh (1929–2007), comedy writer and lyricist working chiefly in Britain
- Bernie Wagenblast (born 1956), broadcaster and journalist
- Bill Walczak, community activist who ran for mayor of Boston in 2013.
- Mickey Walker (1903–1981), boxer; held the Welterweight and Middleweight titles; was born and raised there; ranked #10 on Sports Illustrated's list of The 50 Greatest New Jersey Sports Figures
- Joe Weil (born 1958), writer and active member of the New Jersey poetry scene
- Sam Woodyard (1925–1988), jazz drummer best known for his association with the Duke Ellington orchestra
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- Template:Flagdeco Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan, signed on June 12, 1969
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- ↑ South Front Street Bridge, BridgesNYC, December 20, 2011. Accessed March 16, 2015.
- ↑ about the project, South Front Street Bridge LCD Study. Accessed March 16, 2015.
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- ↑ North Elizabeth station, NJ Transit. Accessed August 14, 2014.
- ↑ Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link (A New Jersey Urban Core Project), November 1998. Accessed December 21, 2011.
- ↑ Union County Light Rail Proposal Takes A Step Forward: NJ Transit Board Approves Contract for Preparatory and Design Work of Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link's Elizabeth Segment, NJ Transit, July 11, 2001. Accessed December 21, 2011.
- ↑ Union County Bus / Rail Connections, NJ Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 26, 2010. Accessed December 21, 2011.
- ↑ Board in New Jersey and Get off in Latin America, Avianca. Accessed January 27, 2009.
- ↑ WJDM-AM 1530 kHz, Radio-Locator. Accessed August 23, 2015.
- ↑ Strum, Charles. "With Local News and Memories, a Paper Ends Its Run", The New York Times, January 4, 1992. Accessed October 13, 1992. "The oldest newspaper in New Jersey, founded by a group of Revolutionary patriots in 1779, has died, and for the first time in 212 years, Elizabeth is without its own newspaper. The paper has had a series of owners and had a peak circulation of just over 60,000."
- ↑ Roth, Philip. American Pastoral, p. 408. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997. ISBN 9780547415970. Accessed September 19, 2016. "I'm Mary Dawn Dwyer of Elizabeth, New Jersey. I'm twenty-two years old. I love your son. That is why I'm here."
- ↑ The Sopranos: Behind the Scenes – Inside the Opening Credits, HBO. Accessed September 19, 2016.
- ↑ Hyman, Vicki. "How three planes crashed in three months in Elizabeth in '50s", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 29, 2015. Accessed December 27, 2015. "One plane crash is a tragedy. Two in the same city is a catastrophe. And three is simply unfathomable. But that is just what happened in Elizabeth over a 58-day period in the early 1950s, a turbulent time for the historic city in the shadow of Newark Airport, and one that serves as the backdrop for Judy Blume's new novel In the Unlikely Event."
- ↑ Moran, Malcolm. "Minnesota keeps its cool with Abdul-Khaliq", USA Today, October 6, 2003. Accessed January 28, 2011. "Abdul-Khaliq, a senior from Elizabeth, N.J., and Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, has started 29 games."
- ↑ Hoffman, Jascha. "Bernard Ackerman, 72, Dies; Expert at Skin Diagnosis", The New York Times, December 11, 2008. Accessed May 4, 2015. "Albert Bernard Ackerman was born on Nov. 22, 1936, in Elizabeth, N.J. He earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton and his medical degree at Columbia."
- ↑ Americans Playing Abroad, Soccer Times, as of September 15, 2013. Accessed November 1, 2013. "Ryan Adeleye – defender – Hapoel Ashkelon – Elizabeth, N.J."
- ↑ Calkins, Wolcott. Memorial of Matthias W. Baldwin, p. 12. Accessed May 4, 2015. "He was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, the tenth day of December, A. D. 1795."
- ↑ "Judge John D. Bates: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know", Heavy.com, August 3, 2018. Accessed August 13, 2018. "Bates was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1946. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1968 and got his law degree from the University of Maryland in 1976."
- ↑ Devine, James. "City Mourns Former Mayor & Judge; Steve Bercik Meant Business For Elizabeth", News Record, June 25, 2003. Accessed May 4, 2015. "As mayor of Elizabeth from 1956 through 1964, Judge Bercik established the Elizabeth Human Relations Commission and led an unprecedented initiative to attract business to the city."
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