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Hamilton Township is a Township
Township (New Jersey)
A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. As a political entity, a township is a full-fledged municipality, on par with any town, city, borough, or village, collecting property taxes and providing...

 in Mercer County, New Jersey
Mercer County, New Jersey
As of the census of 2000, there were 350,761 people, 125,807 households, and 86,303 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,552 people per square mile . There were 133,280 housing units at an average density of 590 per square mile...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. As of the United States 2010 Census, the township had a total population of 88,464. The township is located immediately east of the city of Trenton
Trenton, New Jersey
Trenton is the capital of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913...

, the capital of New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

.

Hamilton was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature
New Jersey Legislature
The New Jersey Legislature is the legislative branch of the government of the U.S. state of New Jersey. In its current form, as defined by the New Jersey Constitution of 1947, the Legislature consists of two houses: the General Assembly and the Senate...

 on April 11, 1842, from portions of the now-defunct Nottingham Township
Nottingham Township, New Jersey
Nottingham Township existed almost 168 years in New Jersey from 1688 until it was dissolved in 1856.The Township was created on November 6, 1688, as a part of Burlington County in the Province of New Jersey. It was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature as one of the State of New...

. Portions of the township were taken to form Chambersburg borough
Chambersburg, New Jersey
Chambersburg was a municipality that existed in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, from 1872 to 1888. Chambersburg is now a section of Trenton....

 (April 1, 1872, annexed by Trenton
Trenton, New Jersey
Trenton is the capital of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913...

 in 1888) and Wilbur borough
Wilbur, New Jersey
Wilbur was a borough that existed in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, from 1891 to 1898.Wilbur was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 24, 1891 from portions of Hamilton Township, based on the results of a referendum held six days earlier. On February...

 (April 24, 1891, annexed by Trenton in 1898). Hamilton Township derives its name from the village of Hamilton Square, which was named for Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father, soldier, economist, political philosopher, one of America's first constitutional lawyers and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury...

.

In 2006, Hamilton Township was ranked by Morgan Quitno
Morgan Quitno
Morgan Quitno Press is a research and publishing company based in Lawrence, Kansas, which compiles books with statistics of crime rates, health care, education, and other categories, ranking cities and states in the United States...

 as the eighteenth safest "city" in the United States, out of 369 cities nationwide. In the company's 2005 survey, the Township was ranked 15th safest of 354 cities surveyed nationwide.

Geography


According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the township has a total area of 40.4 square miles (104.6 km²), of which, 39.5 square miles (102.3 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (2.28%) is water.

Although Hamilton is one of the largest townships in New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

 it doesn't have a true "downtown", but a number of former "villages" from smaller commercial centers. These include Hamilton Square
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Hamilton Square is a census-designated place, colonial village and suburban area in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Hamilton Square, New Jersey was founded in 1692. The Colonial Village is splendid and grand...

, Mercerville, Yardville, White Horse and Groveville.
Mercerville-Hamilton Square
Mercerville-Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Mercerville-Hamilton Square is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, USA...

, White Horse
White Horse, New Jersey
White Horse is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 9,373.-Geography:White Horse is located at ....

 and Yardville-Groveville
Yardville-Groveville, New Jersey
Yardville-Groveville is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 9,208.-Geography:...

 are all census-designated place
Census-designated place
A census-designated place is a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. CDPs are delineated for each decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places such as cities, towns and villages...

s and unincorporated areas located within Hamilton Township.

Demographics



As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 87,109 people, 33,523 households, and 23,667 families residing in the township. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 2,208.0 people per square mile (852.5/km²). There were 34,535 housing units at an average density of 875.4 per square mile (338.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 85.15% White, 8.16% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.19% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.13% of the population.

There were 33,523 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $57,110, and the median income for a family was $66,986. Males had a median income of $46,360 versus $33,673 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the township was $25,441. About 2.8% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

As of late 2005, much of the new residential development in Hamilton has been geared to accommodating the aging baby boomer generation. Retirement communities and assisted-living facilities outpace that of traditional residential communities. Such construction has been spurred by several factors. The first being that school budgets have always been kept low. Hamilton voters have a proven track record for vetoing school budgets in their yearly elections to keep taxes low. As a result, the planning board has been reluctant to authorize construction of housing that will increase the student population. Another reason is a series of improvements to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the clinical campus of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It provides a full range of health care services as Central New Jersey's only Level 1 Trauma and academic medical center. The hospital is a member of the Robert...

. The hospital is now a highly respected source of care in the state. It is situated next to where most of the under-developed land in the township used to be, land that is now home to the active older-adult communities.

Local government


Hamilton Township is governed under the Mayor-Council
Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
The Faulkner Act, or Optional Municipal Charter Law, provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council government.This form of government provides for election of a mayor and five, seven, or nine council members...

 system of New Jersey municipal government under the Faulkner Act
Faulkner Act (New Jersey)
The Optional Municipal Charter Law or Faulkner Act provides New Jersey municipalities with a variety of models of local government. This legislation is called the Faulkner Act in honor of the late Bayard H...

.

, the Mayor
Mayor
In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

 of Hamilton Township is John F. Bencivengo. Members of the Township Council are Council President Dennis Pone, Council Vice-President Kevin Meara, Edward Gore, David Kenny and Kelly Yaede.

Federal, state and county representation


Hamilton Township is in the 4th Congressional district.

Hamilton Township is in the

Education


The Hamilton Township Public Schools
Hamilton Township Public Schools
The Hamilton Township School District is a comprehensive community public school district, serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States....

 serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics is the part of the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences that collects, analyzes, and publishes statistics on education and public school district finance information in the United States...

 are 17 K-5 elementary schools:
Alexander (401 students),
Greenwood (225),
Kisthardt (247),
Klockner (266),
Kuser (354),
Lalor (283),
Langtree (425),
McGalliard (284),
Mercerville (408),
Morgan (418),
Robinson (432),
Sayen (277),
Sunnybrae (360),
University Heights (397),
Wilson (367),
Yardville (341) and
Yardville Heights (276);
Three middle schools serving grades 6-8:
Crockett Middle School (961),
Grice Middle School (963) and
Reynolds Middle School (1,201);
Three high schools for grades 9-12:
Steinert High School
Steinert High School
Steinert High School is a four- year comprehensive public high school, one of three secondary high schools that are part of the Hamilton Township School District, located in Hamilton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States...

 (East; 2,200),
Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School (New Jersey)
Nottingham High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in grades 9-12 located in Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Hamilton Township School District.As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,387...

 (North; 1,608) and
Hamilton High School
Hamilton High School (New Jersey)
Hamilton High School is a four-year comprehensive public highschool located in Hamilton, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Hamilton Township School District....

 (West; 1,405); and the Hamilton Educational Program (HEP) at Willey Campus.

Transportation



Situated right next to the New Jersey state capital of Trenton, Hamilton is a strategic town in New Jersey. As New Jersey's eighth-largest municipality, Hamilton Township is 65 miles (104.6 km) away from New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 and 35 miles (56.3 km) away from Philadelphia. Hamilton is also close to most points along the Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore is a term used to refer to both the Atlantic coast of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the adjacent resort and residential communities. . The New Jersey State Department of Tourism considers the Shore Region, Greater Atlantic City, and the Southern Shore to be distinct, each having...

. By car, Hamilton is about 80 minutes from New York City and 50 minutes from Philadelphia. The train ride to New York is slightly shorter than the drive into New York while the train ride to Philadelphia is slightly longer than the drive into Philadelphia. With nearly 90,000 residents and 40 square miles (103.6 km²) of land, it is contains a rich mix of neighborhoods. With a bustling, modern train station and major roads passing through, such as the New Jersey Turnpike
New Jersey Turnpike
The New Jersey Turnpike is a toll road in New Jersey, maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. According to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, the Turnpike is the nation's sixth-busiest toll road and is among one of the most heavily traveled highways in the United...

 (Interstate 95
Interstate 95 in New Jersey
Interstate 95 is a major Interstate Highway that traverses the full extent of the East Coast of the United States, from Florida to Maine...

), Interstate 295, Interstate 195
Interstate 195 (New Jersey)
Interstate 195 is an auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its western end is at I-295 and Route 29 just south of Trenton, New Jersey in Hamilton Township, Mercer County while its eastern end is at the Garden State Parkway, Route 34 and Route...

, U.S. Route 130
U.S. Route 130
U.S. Route 130 is a north–south U.S. Highway completely within the state of New Jersey. It runs from Interstate 295 and US 40 at Deepwater in Pennsville Township, Salem County, where the road continues east as Route 49, north to US 1 in North Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, where...

, U.S. Route 206
U.S. Route 206
U.S. Route 206 is a long north–south United States highway in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, United States. Only about a half a mile of its length is in Pennsylvania; the Milford-Montague Toll Bridge carries it over the Delaware River into New Jersey, where it is the remainder of the route...

, Route 33
Route 33 (New Jersey)
Route 33 is a state highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends , from Trenton at an intersection with U.S. Route 1 and Route 129 to an intersection with Route 71 in Neptune Township. The speed limit on Route 33 differs in zones. The highest is 55 mph in Zone 9...

 and U.S. Route 1
U.S. Route 1 in New Jersey
U.S. Route 1 is a United States highway which parallels the East Coast of the United States, running from Key West, Florida in the south to Fort Kent, Maine at the Canadian border in the north. Of the entire length of the route, of it runs through New Jersey...

 (which actually is immediately outside the township), it is a transportation hub. By chance, Hamilton is the only municipality in the state that hosts Interstate 95 and all its auxiliary routes: Interstates 295 and 195.

Major county routes that traverse through include CR 524
County Route 524 (New Jersey)
County Route 524 is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends from the Whitehorse Circle in Hamilton Township to Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights....

, CR 533
County Route 533 (New Jersey)
County Route 533 is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends from the White Horse Circle, in Hamilton Township to County Route 527 in Bound Brook. Route 533 shares a major concurrency with U.S...

 and CR 535
County Route 535 (New Jersey)
County Route 535 is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends from Logan Avenue , at the boundary between Trenton and Hamilton Township in Mercer County to the intersection of Main Street, Raritan Street and Washington Road in Sayreville in Middlesex County.The road...

.

With the addition of the modern Hamilton
Hamilton (NJT station)
Hamilton is a New Jersey Transit station on the Northeast Corridor Line, in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Also at this station is the NJ Transit Hamilton Township bus garage...

 train station located on Sloan Avenue just off I-295 at Exit 65B on New Jersey Transit
New Jersey Transit
The New Jersey Transit Corporation is a statewide public transportation system serving the United States state of New Jersey, and New York, Orange, and Rockland counties in New York State...

's Northeast Corridor Line
Northeast Corridor Line
The Northeast Corridor Line is a commuter rail operation run by New Jersey Transit along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. It is the successor to commuter services provided by the Pennsylvania Railroad along the section between Trenton, New Jersey and New York Penn Station...

, the township has attracted more New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

-based commuters to the area. The station offers service to Penn Station
Pennsylvania Station (New York City)
Pennsylvania Station—commonly known as Penn Station—is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. It is one of the busiest rail stations in the world, and a hub for inbound and outbound railroad traffic in New York City. The New York City Subway system also...

 in Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan
Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square...

 and to Trenton station. In Trenton station, there is a SEPTA
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is a metropolitan transportation authority that operates various forms of public transit—bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolley bus—that serve 3.9 million people in and around Philadelphia,...

 Trenton Line Regional Rail
SEPTA Regional Rail
The SEPTA Regional Rail system consists of commuter rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and its suburbs. Service on most lines runs from 5:30 AM to midnight...

 train to and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it is coterminous. The city is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. It is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States,...

.

Located in Hamilton Township is the neighborhood of White Horse
White Horse, New Jersey
White Horse is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 9,373.-Geography:White Horse is located at ....

, which includes the White Horse Circle, a traffic circle
Traffic circle
A traffic circle or rotary is a type of circular intersection in which traffic must travel in one direction around a central island. In some countries, traffic entering the circle has the right-of-way and drivers in the circle must yield. In many other countries, traffic entering the circle must...

 on U.S. Route 206.

The Turnpike's Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913...

 service area
Rest area
A rest area, travel plaza, rest stop, or service area is a public facility, located next to a large thoroughfare such as a highway, expressway, or freeway at which drivers and passengers can rest, eat, or refuel without exiting on to secondary roads...

 is located between Interchanges 7 and 7A northbound at milepost 58.7. The Richard Stockton
Richard Stockton (1730-1781)
Richard Stockton was an American lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.-Early life:...

 service area
Rest area
A rest area, travel plaza, rest stop, or service area is a public facility, located next to a large thoroughfare such as a highway, expressway, or freeway at which drivers and passengers can rest, eat, or refuel without exiting on to secondary roads...

 is located between Interchanges 7A and 7 southbound at milepost 58.7. No turnpike interchange is located in the township, but the closest exit is at Interchange 7A along I-195 in neighboring Robbinsville Township.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTPA) is planning to widen the Turnpike (with the "dual-dual" configuration) between Exit 6 (in Mansfield Township
Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 5,090 people, 2,077 households, and 1,561 families residing in the township. The population density was 234.3 people per square mile . There were 2,122 housing units at an average density of 97.7 per square mile...

) and Exit 8A (in Monroe Township
Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Monroe Township is a Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 27,999. Monroe was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1838, from portions of South Amboy Township, based on the...

). This widening would probably require the condemnation of part of the Richard Stockton Service Area and the Woodrow Wilson Service Area. New entrance & exit ramps would be constructed as well to access the service areas.

New Jersey Transit also provides public bus service in Hamilton Township.

In the news

  • The Megan Kanka case, for whom Megan's Law
    Megan's Law
    Megan's Law is an informal name for laws in the United States requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Individual states decide what information will be made available and how it should be disseminated...

     was named, occurred in Hamilton Township.
  • Some letters involved in the 2001 anthrax attacks
    2001 anthrax attacks
    The 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, also known as Amerithrax from its Federal Bureau of Investigation case name, occurred over the course of several weeks beginning on Tuesday, September 18, 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to...

     were processed through the United States Postal Service
    United States Postal Service
    The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States...

     Regional Mail Facility in Hamilton Township. The building was closed for four years while it was decontaminated, but an improvised post office was made from tents and canopys in the buildings vicinity.
  • The annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree chosen for 2008 was grown in Hamilton. It is a 77 year old Norway Spruce weighing 8 tons and rising 72 feet (21.9 m) that was located off the side of Klockner Road at the Tree King Tree Mart.

Points of interest

  • Hamilton hosts one of the largest recreational parks in the state, and borders another. Veterans Park is 350 acres (1.4 km²) and is housed entirely in the township. Mercer County Park borders the township to the North and encompasses 2500 acres (10.1 km²) of land that was shared from Hamilton Township along with neighboring Lawrence Township
    Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey
    Area residents often refer to all of Lawrence Township as Lawrenceville. Lawrenceville is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Lawrence Township...

     and West Windsor Township
    West Windsor Township, New Jersey
    -Demographics:As of Census 2010, West Windsor had a population of 27,165. The median age was 39.6. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 54.9% White, 3.7% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 37.7% Asian, 1.0% some other race and 2.6% reporting two or more races...

    . This park contains one of the largest man-made lakes in the state. The lake was built as a result of a Princeton University
    Princeton University
    Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

     grant as a place for the University's crew team to practice and compete.

  • The Grounds for Sculpture
    Grounds for Sculpture
    Grounds For Sculpture is a sculpture park and museum located in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds...

     is a 35 acres (141,640.1 m²) sculpture park which houses more than 230 sculptures, gardens, water features, and other nature scenes. The organization's mission is to promote the appreciation of arts and sculpture.
  • Sayen Park Botanical Garden
    Sayen Park Botanical Garden
    Sayen Park Botanical Garden , also known as Sayen House and Gardens, is a municipal park and botanical garden located at 155 Hughes Drive, Hamilton Square, an area within Hamilton Township, New Jersey...


Notable residents


Notable current and former residents of Hamilton Township include:
  • Samuel Alito
    Samuel Alito
    Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and has served on the court since January 31, 2006....

     (born 1950), Associate Justice
    Associate Justice
    Associate Justice or Associate Judge is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice in some jurisdictions. The title "Associate Justice" is used for members of the United States Supreme Court and some state supreme courts, and for some other courts in Commonwealth...

     of the Supreme Court of the United States
    Supreme Court of the United States
    The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases...

    .
  • Bill Baroni
    Bill Baroni
    William E. "Bill" Baroni, Jr. is an American Republican Party politician and law professor who was named by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in February 2010 to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the nation’s busiest airport...

     (born 1971), Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state port district, established in 1921 through an interstate compact, that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure, including the bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports, within the Port of New York and New Jersey...

    , former state senator and assemblyman.
  • Dan Donigan
    Dan Donigan
    Dan Donigan is a retired United States soccer forward who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League...

     (born 1967), retired soccer forward
    Striker
    Forwards, also known as strikers, are the players on a team in association football who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals...

     and current head coach of Rutgers University
    Rutgers University
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey, United States. It was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American...

     Men's Soccer team.
  • Colin Ferrell
    Colin Ferrell
    Colin Ferrell is an American football defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2008...

     (born 1984), defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts
    Indianapolis Colts
    The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis. They are currently members of the South Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League ....

    , who played collegiate football at Kent State University
    Kent State University
    Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States. The university has eight campuses around the northeast Ohio region with the main campus in Kent being the largest...

    .
  • Eddie Gaven
    Eddie Gaven
    Eddie Gaven is an American soccer player who currently plays for Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.-Youth:Gaven attended Steinert High School in New Jersey but did not play college soccer...

     (born 1986), soccer player who plays for the Columbus Crew
    Columbus Crew
    The Columbus Crew is an American professional soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio which competes in Major League Soccer , the top professional soccer league in the United States and Canada...

     of Major League Soccer.
  • Glen Gilmore
    Glen Gilmore
    Glen D. Gilmore is the principal of the Social Media Marketing firm, Gilmore Business Network . A practicing attorney , Gilmore also serves as the Senior Social Media Advisor to Memphis-based Howell Marketing....

    , former mayor of Hamilton Township.
  • Janice Harsanyi
    Janice Harsanyi
    Janice Harsanyi was a soprano singer and college professor.Janice was born in Arlington, Massachusetts, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister and lived in Hamilton Square, New Jersey at an early age. Harsanyi married Nicholas Harsanyi, a violist who went to school with Béla Bartók in Hungary...

     (1930–2007), soprano singer and college professor.
  • Peter Inverso
    Peter Inverso
    Peter A. Inverso is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1992 to 2008, where he represented the 14th Legislative District....

     (born 1938), former member of the New Jersey Senate
    New Jersey Senate
    The New Jersey Senate was established as the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature by the Constitution of 1844, replacing the Legislative Council. From 1844 until 1965 New Jersey's counties elected one Senator, each. Under the 1844 Constitution the term of office was three years. The 1947...

    .
  • Dahntay Jones
    Dahntay Jones
    Dahntay Lavall Jones is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA.Originally a student at Rutgers University, Jones transferred to Duke University...

     (born 1980), professional basketball player, currently playing for the Sacramento Kings
    Sacramento Kings
    The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California, United States. They are currently members of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association...

    .
  • Megan Kanka
    Megan Kanka
    The murder of Megan Kanka occurred on July 29, 1994 in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. The 7 year old Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbour Jesse Timmendequas...

     (c. 1987–1994), whose murder inspired Megan's Law
    Megan's Law
    Megan's Law is an informal name for laws in the United States requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. Individual states decide what information will be made available and how it should be disseminated...

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  • Tad Kornegay
    Tad Kornegay
    Tad Kornegay is an American Canadian football player for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Previously, Kornegay joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders just prior to the start of the 2007 regular season on June 24, 2007 via a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In 2011, Kornegay was traded...

     (born 1982) defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Saskatchewan Roughriders
    The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. They were founded in 1910. They play their home games at 2940 10th Avenue in Regina, which has been the team's home base for its entire history, even prior to the construction of Mosaic Stadium at Taylor...

     in the Canadian Football League
    Canadian Football League
    The Canadian Football League or CFL is a professional sports league located in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football, a form of gridiron football closely related to American football....

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  • Paul Kramer
    Paul Kramer
    Paul Kramer is an American Republican Party politician. He served four terms in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 14th Legislative District from 1992 to 2000.-Early career:...

     (born 1933), member of the New Jersey General Assembly
    New Jersey General Assembly
    The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature.Since the election of 1967 , the Assembly has consisted of 80 members. Two members are elected from each of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts for a term of two years, each representing districts with average...

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  • Chris Pittaro
    Chris Pittaro
    Christopher Francis Pittaro is a retired Major League Baseball infielder. He played during three seasons at the major league level for the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins. He was drafted by the Tigers in the 6th round of the amateur draft...

     (born 1961), former Major League Baseball infielder.
  • George R. Robbins
    George R. Robbins
    George Robbins Robbins was an American Opposition Party/Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859....

     (1814–1875), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district
    New Jersey's 2nd congressional district
    New Jersey's Second Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Frank LoBiondo.-Counties and municipalities in the district:...

     in the United States House of Representatives
    United States House of Representatives
    The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

     from 1855 to 1859.
  • Chris Smith (born 1953), member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey's 4th congressional district
    New Jersey's 4th congressional district
    New Jersey's 4th Congressional District elects one member of congress by the first past the post method, it is currently represented by Republican Chris Smith. He has represented the district since 1981....

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