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    Union City

    The area of what is today Union City was originally inhabited by the Lenape, but was later settled by Germans in 1851, who moved across the Hudson River from New York City in search of affordable land and open space. The area between what is no...

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    Jersey City

    The land comprising what is now Jersey City was wilderness inhabited by the Lenape, a collection of tribes (later called Delaware Indian). In 1609, Henry Hudson, seeking an alternate route to East Asia, anchored his small vessel The Half Moon a...

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    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, 1900, Secaucus was incorporated as a town, replacing Secaucus borough, based on the results of a re...

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    West New York

    West New York was incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on July 8, 1898, replacing Union Township, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier. West New York's Urban Enterprise Zone covers portions of B...

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    Weehawken was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1859, from portions of Hoboken and North Bergen. A portion of Weehawken was relinquished to Hoboken 15 years later. Its written history began in 1609 when H...

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    North Bergen

    North Bergen was formed, in 1842, from that part of Bergen north of the New Jersey railroad. It is bounded north by Hackensack and Lodi, east by Hudson River and Van Vorst, south by Bergen, and west by Passaic river, separating it from Harrison...

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    Our earliest settlers were of Dutch descent, but they arrived after the Dutch surrender of New Netherlands to the English in 1664. New Jersey was divided by Royal Grants. Modern Rutherford covers part of the adjacent lands granted to major Nath...

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    Lyndhurst was founded in 1917, originally a part of Rutherford that voted to become its own township. The first known families were of Dutch origin, but later when the railroads came through in 1872, Polish immigrants began to arrive for work. ...

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    On March 14, 1867, the NJ Legislature approved an Act creating the “Township of Kearny”, an area that already had played a substantial part in the early history of NJ. The 9.3 square mile area of this new Township had been part of the origi...

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