Vineland, New Jersey
Vineland is a city in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 60,724, reflecting an increase of 4,453 (+7.9%) from the 56,271 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,491 (+2.7%) from the 54,780 counted in the 1990 Census. Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton are the three principal New Jersey cities of the Vineland–Millville–Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses those three cities and all of Cumberland County for statistical purposes and had a population of 156,898 as of the 2010 Census.
Vineland, New Jersey
|City of Vineland|
"A Harvest of Opportunities in the Heart of the Northeast"
Location within Cumberland County
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||February 5, 1952|
|• Type||Faulkner Act Mayor-Council|
|• Body||City Council|
|• Mayor||Anthony Fanucci (term ends December 31, 2020)|
|• Administrator||Robert Dickenson|
|• Municipal clerk||Keith Petrosky|
|• Total||69.029 sq mi (178.785 km2)|
|• Land||68.424 sq mi (177.218 km2)|
|• Water||0.605 sq mi (1.568 km2) 0.88%|
|Area rank||16th of 566 in state|
2nd of 14 in county
|Elevation||98 ft (30 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||24th of 566 in state|
1st of 14 in county
|• Density||887.5/sq mi (342.7/km2)|
|• Density rank||398th of 566 in state|
2nd of 14 in county
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885428|
Vineland was formed on July 1, 1952, through the merger of Landis Township and Vineland Borough, based on the results of a referendum held on February 5, 1952. Festivities on July 1, 1952, when the merger took effect, included a parade and speeches from such notables as Senator Estes Kefauver. The name is derived from the plans of its founder to use the land to grow grapes.
Charles K. Landis purchased 30,000 acres (121 km2) of land in 1861 and another 23,000 acres (93 km2) in 1874, near Millville, New Jersey, and along the West Jersey railroad line with service between Camden and Cape May, to create his own alcohol-free utopian society based on agriculture and progressive thinking. The first houses were built in 1862, and train service was established to Philadelphia and New York City, with the population reaching 5,500 by 1865 and 11,000 by 1875.
Established as a Temperance Town, where the sale of alcohol was prohibited, Landis required that purchasers of land in Vineland build a house on the purchased property within a year of purchase, that 2 1⁄2 acres (10,000 m2) of the often heavily wooded land be cleared and farmed each year, and that adequate space be placed between houses and roads to allow for planting of flowers and shade trees along the routes through town. Landis Avenue was constructed as a 100-foot (30 m) wide and about 1-mile (2 km) long road running east-west through the center of the community, with other, narrower roads connecting at right angles to each other.
After determining that the Vineland soil was well-suited for growing grapes (hence the name), Landis started advertising to attract Italian grape growers to Vineland, offering 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land that had to be cleared and used to grow grapes. Thomas Bramwell Welch founded Welch's Grape Juice, and purchased the locally grown grapes to make "unfermented wine" (or grape juice). The fertile ground also attracted the glass-making industry and was home to the Progresso soup company. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, most of the city was involved in the poultry industry, which led to the city being dubbed "The Egg Basket of America."
Vineland Poultry Laboratories (operations were closed by Lohmann Animal Health in 2007) was started by Arthur Goldhaft. Dr. Goldhaft is credited with putting "a chicken in every pot" after developing the fowl pox chicken vaccine that saved millions of chickens from death. Dr. Goldhaft's work at Vineland Poultry Laboratories in Vineland, helped protect the world's chicken supply from the fowl pox disease.
Vineland had New Jersey's first school for the intellectually disabled, the Vineland Developmental Center, which now has an east and west campus. These institutions housed mentally handicapped women in fully staffed cottages. Henry H. Goddard, an American psychologist, coined the term "Moron" while directing the Research Laboratory at the Training School for Backward and Feeble-minded Children in Vineland. This facility was so sufficiently well known that one American Prison Association pamphlet in 1955 heralded Vineland as "famous for its contributions to our knowledge of the feebleminded".
The city of Vineland celebrated its 150th birthday in 2011. Mayor Robert Romano initially ordered a custom cake from Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken; the business is featured in the TLC reality television series Cake Boss. After outcry from local business owners, the order was canceled and five Vineland bakeries were commissioned to create elaborate cakes for the event.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 69.029 square miles (178.785 km2), including 68.424 square miles (177.218 km2) of land and 0.605 square miles (1.568 km2) of water (0.88%). Of all the municipalities in New Jersey to hold the label of City, Vineland is the largest in total area. (Hamilton Township in Atlantic County is the largest municipality in New Jersey in terms of land area. Galloway Township, also in Atlantic County, is the largest municipality in total area, including open water within its borders.)
Vineland borders Deerfield Township, Millville, and Maurice River Township. Vineland also borders Salem County, Gloucester County, and Atlantic County. The city is approximately 38 miles (61 km) from the Atlantic Ocean.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Clayville, Hances Bridge, Leamings Mill, Menantico, North Vineland, Parvins Branch, Pleasantville, South Vineland and Willow Grove.
|Population sources: 1870-2000|
1870-1920 1870 1880-1890
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,724 people, 21,450 households, and 15,229.500 families residing in the city. The population density was 887.5 per square mile (342.7/km2). There were 22,661 housing units at an average density of 331.2 per square mile (127.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.03% (40,703) White, 14.16% (8,600) Black or African American, 0.67% (406) Native American, 1.71% (1,036) Asian, 0.04% (24) Pacific Islander, 12.91% (7,841) from other races, and 3.48% (2,114) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.03% (23,093) of the population.
There were 21,450 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 23.3% 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 2.76 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.1 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $54,024 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,798) and the median family income was $64,185 (+/- $2,216). Males had a median income of $48,974 (+/- $1,402) versus $35,513 (+/- $2,565) for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,512 (+/- $895). About 11.0% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 56,271 people, 19,930 households, and 14,210 families residing in the city. The population density was 819.2 people per square mile (316.3/km2). There were 20,958 housing units at an average density of 305.1 per square mile (117.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.47% White, 13.62% African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 14.01% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.00% of the population.
There were 19,939 households out of which 80.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,076, and the median income for a family was $47,909. Males had a median income of $35,195 versus $25,518 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,797. About 9.8% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.
Portions of Vineland are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment within the Zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3½% sales tax rate (versus the 7% rate charged statewide) at eligible merchants.
The main street in Vineland is Landis Avenue. The traditional downtown area is located several blocks east and west of the intersection of Landis Avenue and the Boulevard. The Boulevard is a pair of roads that flank the main north/south railroad, which connected Vineland with Cape May to the south and Camden/Philadelphia to the north. After many years of decline there has been much recent activity to restore the vitality of "The Avenue" and the center city area. New construction includes a new transportation center, courthouse, post office, elementary school / community center and sidewalk upgrades. In 2005, Vineland was designated a Main Street Community and, through the work of this group, money has been earmarked to continue this improvement through property and facade improvements, business retention and marketing.
The City of Vineland is governed within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Mayor-Council (Plan A), implemented based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of July 1, 1952, months after the city's formation. The mayor serves as the city's chief executive, while the City Council is its legislative branch. The mayor and council are elected concurrently to serve four-year terms of office in non-partisan elections held in leap years as part of the November general election. An ordinance passed by the council in 2011 shifted elections from May to November, effectively extending the term of those members serving at the time by six months.
As of 2017[update], the Mayor of Vineland is Anthony Fanucci, a lifelong resident of the town. His term of office ends on December 31, 2020, along with those of all members of the City Council. Members of the Vineland City Council are Council President Paul F. Spinelli, Council Vice President David Acosta, Angela Calakos, Ronald John Franceschini Jr. and Albert Vargas.
In January 2013, Ruben Bermudez took office as the city's first Hispanic mayor.
Federal, state and county representationEdit
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Jeff Van Drew (D, Dennis Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 1st Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jeff Van Drew (D, Dennis Township) and in the General Assembly by Bob Andrzejczak (D, Middle Township) and R. Bruce Land (D, Vineland). The Governor of New Jersey is Phil Murphy (D, Middletown Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Sheila Oliver (D, East Orange).
Cumberland County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large in partisan elections to serve staggered three-year terms in office, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. At an annual reorganization meeting held each January, the freeholders select one member to serve as Freeholder Director and another as Deputy Director. As of 2018[update], Cumberland County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Joseph Derella Jr. (D, Millville, term as freeholder and as freeholder director ends December 31, 2018), Deputy Freeholder Director Darlene R. Barber (D, Upper Deerfield Township, term as freeholder ends 2019, term as deputy freeholder director ends 2018), George Castellini (D, Vineland, 2020), Carol Musso (D, Deerfield Township, 2020), James F. Quinn (D, Millville, 2018), Joseph V. Sparacio (R, Deerfield Township, 2019) and Jack Surrency (D, Bridgeton 2020). The county's constitutional officers are Clerk Celeste Riley (D, Bridgeton, 2019), Sheriff Robert A. Austino (D, Vineland, 2020) and Surrogate Douglas M. Rainear (D, Upper Deerfield Township, 2018).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 37,583 registered voters in Vineland, of which 10,388 (27.6%) were registered as Democrats, 6,109 (16.3%) were registered as Republicans and 21,059 (56.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 27 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 64.9% of the vote (15,299 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 34.2% (8,074 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (218 votes), among the 23,880 ballots cast by the city's 39,605 registered voters (289 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 60.3%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 62.6% of the vote (15,743 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received 35.2% (8,862 votes), with 25,144 ballots cast among the city's 39,098 registered voters, for a turnout of 64.3%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 53.8% of the vote (12,506 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 43.6% (10,131 votes), with 23,253 ballots cast among the city's 35,943 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 64.7.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 55.5% of the vote (7,171 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 42.8% (5,527 votes), and other candidates with 1.7% (221 votes), among the 13,243 ballots cast by the city's 37,789 registered voters (324 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 35.0%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 52.2% of the vote (7,457 ballots cast), ahead of both Republican Chris Christie with 40.1% (5,725 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 4.8% (681 votes), with 14,289 ballots cast among the city's 37,092 registered voters, yielding a 38.5% turnout.
Vineland Public Schools serves students in public school for 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 that the state cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 17 schools had an enrollment of 9,734 students and 895.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.88:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Casimer M. Dallago Jr. Preschool Center / IMPACT (230) and Max Leuchter Preschool Center (202) for preschool, Dane Barse School (396), D'Ippolito Elementary School (696), Marie Durand School (565), Johnstone School (458), Dr. William Mennies School (653), Petway School (571), Gloria M. Sabater School (575), John H. Winslow School (554) for grades K-5, Landis School (487), Anthony Rossi School (550), Veterans Memorial School (521) and Thomas W. Wallace Jr. School (492) for grades 6-8, Vineland High School (2,717) for grades 9-12 and Cunningham Alternative School for students with "personal or academic challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential" (68) in grades 7-12.
The Cumberland County Technology Education Center is a four-year vocational education program open to students from across the county in grades 9-12, operating as part of the Cumberland County Vocational School District. The school relocated starting in the 2016-17 school year to a 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) campus in Vineland constructed at a cost of $70 million and located next to Cumberland County College. The school initiated a new full-time high school program that included 240 students who will be part of the initial graduating class of 2020.
Cumberland Christian School is a private coeducational day school located in Vineland, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school, founded in 1946, has a total enrollment of over 1,000 students.
The city is home to two Catholic elementary schools, Bishop Schad Regional School (combining St. Francis and Sacred Heart Schools) and St. Mary Regional School Both schools operate under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Sacred Heart High School served grades 9-12 from 1927 until its closure by the Camden Diocese in June 2013 due to declining enrollment.
The Ellison School is a private, nonsectarian coeducational day school located on South Spring Road in Vineland. The school, with an enrollment of about 120 students in pre-K through 8th grade, is known for rigorous academics and a small (6:1) student/teacher ratio. The school was founded in 1959 and moved to its current site in 1968.
Points of interestEdit
- The Delsea Drive-In, located on Route 47 (Delsea Drive) north of County Route 552, is the only remaining drive-in theater in the state of New Jersey, the state in which they were first created in 1932.
- The Palace of Depression was built by the mustachioed eccentric George Daynor, a former Alaska gold miner who lost his fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929; the house was known as "The Strangest House in the World" or the "Home of Junk", and was built as a testament of willpower against the effects of the Great Depression. As of March 2018,[update] a full restoration, undertaken by The Palace of Depression Restoration Association, is ongoing.
- The Landis MarketPlace opened in 2011 as a two-level indoor public market and would go on to include several vendors on the upper level. In July 2015, the Amish vendors on the lower level departed and the market was purchased by the city the following month. As of 2016,[update] Spataro’s Pizza was the sole remaining tenant.
- The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society, a museum and research library that has been in operation since 1910 and holds a large collection exhibiting the city's history.
- In 2009, as much as $25 million in grants from the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 were allocated to help with the cleanup of the Vineland Chemical Company site. The company's owners had paid $3 million towards the cleanup of soil and water at the site polluted with arsenic and other toxic materials, though the United States Environmental Protection Agency has spent more than $120 million to remediate the Superfund site.
Clear Communications owns two locally-licensed radio stations; WVLT (92.1) and WMIZ (1270), with WPOV-LP (107.7) owned by the local branch of Calvary Chapel. Vineland is also the city of license for WUVP-DT (channel 65), Philadelphia's Univision station, which has studios in Franklin Township and their news operation and transmitter based in Philadelphia proper.
Roads and highwaysEdit
As of May 2010[update], the city had a total of 335.15 miles (539.37 km) of roadways, of which 234.73 miles (377.76 km) were maintained by the municipality, 80.54 miles (129.62 km) by Cumberland County and 19.88 miles (31.99 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.79 miles (4.49 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Route 47 (Delsea Drive) runs almost 9.5 miles (15.3 km) north-south in the eastern quarter of the city, connecting Millville in the south to Franklin Township in Gloucester County at the city's northern tip. Route 55 enters the city from Millville for 1.4 miles (2.3 km), heads back into Millville and re-enters Vineland, running along the western border for 8.8 miles (14.2 km) and heads north into Pittsgrove Township in Salem County. Route 56 (Landis Avenue) heads across the city from Pittsgrove Township to its eastern terminus at Route 47.
County Route 540 (Almond Road / Park Avenue / Landis Avenue) enters from the west in Pittsgrove Township and continues for 8 miles (13 km) to Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County, on the city's eastern border. County Route 552 (Sherman Avenue / Mays Landing Road) enters from Deerfield Township in the city's southwest corner and continues for 10.8 miles (17.4 km) into Maurice River Township. County Route 555 (South Main Road / North Main Road) enters from Millville extending for 8 miles (13 km) into Franklin Township.
NJ Transit provides bus transportation on the 313 route between Cape May and Philadelphia, on the 408 route between Millville and Philadelphia and on the 553 route between Upper Deerfield Township and Atlantic City.
Two general aviation airports are located nearby. Vineland-Downstown Airport is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of the central business district and Kroelinger Airport, 3 miles (4.8 km) north.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Vineland include:
- Hakeem Abdul-Shaheed (born 1959), convicted drug dealer and organized crime leader.
- Nelson Albano (born 1954), member of the New Jersey General Assembly who has represented the 1st Legislative District.
- Nicholas Asselta (born 1951), member of the New Jersey Senate, who served on the Vineland Board of Education (1993–96), Vineland Planning Board (1992–93) and Vineland Environmental Commission (1992–93).
- Johnny Austin (1910-1983), trumpeter who played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra before forming the Johnny Austin Orchestra in 1947.
- Herman Bank (1916-2012), mechanical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who oversaw the design of several early spacecraft.
- Obie Bermúdez (born 1977), Latin Grammy winner for Best Male Pop Vocal Album in 2005.
- Stanley Brotman (1924–2014), Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Robert Neil Butler (1927-2010), first director of the National Institute on Aging.
- Glenn Carbonara (born 1966), former professional soccer player.
- Thomas Chisholm (1866-1960), Christian songwriter who wrote Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
- Jamil Demby (born 1996), offensive tackle on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL.
- Dick Errickson (1912-1999), pitcher who played in MLB for the Boston Bees / Braves and the Chicago Cubs.
- Sam Fiocchi (born 1952), member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 1st Legislative District since 2014.
- Darren Ford (born 1985), a professional baseball outfielder currently on the San Francisco Giants roster.
- Ted Ford (born 1947), former MLB outfielder who played for the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers.
- Chris Gheysens (born c. 1972), president and chief executive officer of Wawa Inc.
- Henry H. Goddard (1866-1957), psychologist and eugenicist and author of The Kallikak Family, who headed the Vineland Training School for Feeble-Minded Girls and Boys, where he introduced the term "moron" to describe a mild form of mental retardation.
- Jeremiah Hacker (1801-1895), Quaker reformer and journalist.
- Barbara Kingsolver (1955-), author of novel Unsheltered set in Vineland.
- Alan Kotok (1941-2006), computer scientist known for his contributions to the Internet and World Wide Web.
- Lee Hull (born 1965), football coach and former player who was the head football coach at Morgan State University from 2014 to 2015.
- R. Bruce Land (born 1950), politician and former corrections officer who has represented the 1st Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2016.
- Charles K. Landis (1833-1900), founder of Vineland.
- Layle Lane (1893-1976), African American educator and civil rights activist.
- Miles Lerman (1920-2008), Holocaust survivor who fought as a Jewish resistance fighter during World War II in Nazi occupied Poland and helped to plan and create the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
- Matthew Lipman (1923–2010), founder of Philosophy for Children.
- Jillian Loyden (born 1985), soccer goalkeeper.
- Fred Lucas (1903-1987), MLB outfielder who played briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1935 season.
- Al Lukens (born 1872-?), pitcher who played in 1894 for the Philadelphia Phillies.
- Soraida Martinez (born 1956), artist, designer and social activist known for creating the art style of Verdadism.
- John Landis Mason (1832-1902), inventor of the Mason jar.
- Matthew W. Milam (born 1961), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2008 to 2013.
- Don Money (born 1947), professional baseball player.
- Lou Piccone (born 1949), wide receiver and kick returner who played in the NFL for the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, during his nine seasons in the league.
- James Louis Schad (1917-2002), auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden from 1966 to 1993.
- Jeret Schroeder (born 1969), former driver in the Indy Racing League.
- Chad Severs (born 1982), professional soccer player.
- Walter H. Seward (1896-2008), supercentenarian who was, at the time of his death at the age of 111, the third-oldest verified man living in the United States.
- Walter L. Shaw (1916-1996), telecommunications engineer and inventor who ended up supplying the Mafia with black boxes capable of making free and untraceable telephone calls.
- Young Steff (born 1988), R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop singer-songwriter.
- Marc Stern, attorney, business executive and philanthropist who serves as the chairman of the TCW Group.
- Pab Sungenis (born 1969), creator of the web-comic the New Adventures of Queen Victoria.
- Mary Treat (1830-1923), naturalist/botanist and correspondent with Charles Darwin, who was the author of Injurious Insects of the Farm and Field (1882).
- Gina Thompson (born 1973), R&B singer whose song "The Things That You Do" peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and number 12 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Chart.
- Mike Trout (born 1991), Major League Baseball outfielder was born in Vineland.
- Richard Veenfliet (1843-1922), painter.
- Vic Voltaggio (born 1941), Major League Baseball umpire from 1977 to 1996.
- John H. Ware III (1908-1997), member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
- Anthony Watson (born 1989), American-born skeleton racer who competed on behalf of Jamaica in the 2018 Winter Olympics, becoming the first athlete to represent the Caribbean nation in the winter sport.
- Mona Weissmark, psychologist who has focused on intergenerational justice.
- Thomas Bramwell Welch (1825-1903), discoverer of the pasteurization process to prevent the fermentation of grape juice.
- Elmer H. Wene (1892-1957), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1937 to 1939 and from 1941 to 1945.
- Freda L. Wolfson (born 1954), District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Clarence M. York (1867-1906), attorney who served as a law clerk to the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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- Schurman, Mike; and Gonzales, Patrisia. "The Downfall Of A Drug Kingdom In A.C.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 1989. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Like an imperial highness, Hakeem Abdul Shaheed was prone to wearing a St. Edward's crown, a bejeweled, gold crown around a red cushion that is a symbol of the British monarchy. And from his ranch home in Vineland, Shaheed, a.k.a. Robert 'Midget' Molley, ruled quite a kingdom - a drug kingdom that law enforcement authorities say spanned the clapboard housing neighborhoods of Mays Landing to the crumbling Atlantic City housing projects."
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- Nelson, Valerie J. "Herman Bank dies at 96; engineer designed collapsible surfboard; While working as a JPL 'rocket boy,' Herman Bank invented 'the suitcase surfboard' for easier transport. He also helped develop medical technology.", Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2012. Accessed November 10, 2013. "He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Vineland, N.J., to Max and Sophie Bank, Russian Jewish immigrants who later moved to Los Angeles and ran a small market in Hollywood."
- Jackson, Vincent. "Vineland's Obie Bermudez A Winner At Latin Grammys", The Press of Atlantic City, November 5, 2005. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Latin pop singer Obie Bermudez, a 1995 Vineland High School graduate, won his first Latin Grammy Award Thursday in the category of Best Male Pop Album, beating out Marc Anthony and three other vocalists."
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- Martin, Douglas. "Robert Butler, Aging Expert, Is Dead at 83", The New York Times, July 7, 2010. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Dr. Butler's mission emerged from his childhood, he wrote in his book. His parents had scarcely named him Robert Neil Butler before splitting up 11 months after his birth on Jan. 21, 1927, in Manhattan. He went to live with his maternal grandparents on a chicken farm in Vineland, N.J."
- Weinberg, David. "Carbonara Making Waves On Defense", The Press of Atlantic City, May 11, 2001. Accessed February 8, 2012. "Vineland native Glenn Carbonara is one victory away from adding another championship to his professional soccer resume."
- Staff. "Rev. Thomas Chisholm, 93, Dies; Wrote 1,200 Protestant Hymns", The New York Times, March 2, 1960. Accessed August 8, 2012. "Ocean Grove, N.J., March 1-The Rev. Thomas O. Chisholm, author of 1,200 Protestant hymns and devotional verse, died tonight at the Methodist Home here.... In 1916, Mr. Chisholm moved to Vineland, where he went into the insurance business."
- McGurk, Tom."Jamil Demby works out for two NFL teams in Vineland", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), April 4, 2018. Accessed May 27, 2018. "The National Football League came to Vineland on Wednesday. Later this month, a city native son hopes to go to the NFL. Jamil Demby, a star offensive lineman at Vineland High School and the University of Maine, worked out for coaches and scouts from the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers at the Joseph E. Romano Sports Complex."
- Dick Errickson, Society for American Baseball Research. Accessed October 25, 2018. "Born: 3 / 5 / 1912 at Vineland, NJ (USA) Died: 11 / 28 / 1999 at Vineland, NJ (USA)"
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- DiStefano, Joseph N. "The Long and Shorti of It", SJU Magazine, Summer 2012. Accessed October 8, 2015. "Wawa President Chris Gheysens '05 (M.B.A.) wakes up and smells the coffee every day, whether he's rallying management and store associates, sifting new-product sales and cost analytics, or pairing breakfast with a fresh-brewed cup.... Gheysens, a native of Vineland, N.J., whose father ran a chain of car washes, was taught compatible ideals in his own Catholic schooling — he graduated from St. Augustine Prep and Villanova University."
- Staff. "Veneerable Institutions Help Define Vineland", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), May 23, 2006. Accessed November 10, 2013. ""he building housed the famous Dr. Henry H. Goddard, a highly esteemed psychologist and one of the original directors. He was the first American academic to translate the Binet IQ test from French into English in the early 1900s."
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- Friedman, Josh. "Vineland grad named Indianapolis Colts' receivers coach", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), February 9, 2016. Accessed October 25, 2018. "Toward the end of their conversation, Chudzinski asked Hull, a 1984 Vineland High School graduate, if he’d have any interest in Indy’s vacant wide receivers coaching job."
- Staff. "2015 Election: 1st Legislative District Democrats", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), October 28, 2015. Accessed August 18, 2016. "Land, a Vineland resident, is a Millville native who picked up decorations for valor as a sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division in the Vietnam War."
- Schierenback, Jack. "Lost and Found; The Incredible Life and Times of (Miss) Layle Lane", American Educator, Vol 24, No 4, Winter 2000-2001. Accessed October 25, 2018. "What we do know is that a few years later Rev. Lane picked up the family and moved to Vineland, N.J. At Vineland High School, 13-year-old Layle had her first taste of integration. A good student, she was the school's first black graduate."
- Our People of the Century - Miles Lerman: A Holocaust Survivor Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Accessed August 27, 2011. "Miles Lerman, a Vineland businessman, traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe, collecting artifacts and money to build the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C."
- Martin, Douglas. "Matthew Lipman, Philosopher and Educator, Dies at 87", The New York Times, January 14, 2011. Accessed October 25, 2018. "Matthew Lipman was born on Aug. 24, 1923, in Vineland, N.J."
- via Associated Press. "Vineland native Jillian Loyden added to U.S. women's soccer training camp roster", The Press of Atlantic City, April 11, 2011. Accessed August 27, 2011.
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- Fred Lucas, The Baseball Cube. Accessed October 25, 2018. "Born Date: January 19, 1903; Place: Vineland, New Jersey"
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- Staff. "IRL: Jeret Schroeder Lands Tri Star Ride", Motrosport.com, December 6, 1999. Accessed June 26, 2017. "Larry Curry, Tony Stewart, Andy Card and Rick Ehrgott of Tri Star Motorsports announced today that they have signed Jeret Schroeder of Vineland, N.J., to drive one of their Dallara Auroras in Indy Racing League (IRL) events in 2000, including the Indianapolis 500."
- Staff. "Former Raider soccer star succeeding in the sales field for Red Bull", Ocean City Gazette, November 29, 2013. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Severs was born in Vineland and began playing soccer when he was 4 years old."
- Mueller, Mark. "Rutgers' oldest alumnus Walter Seward dies at 111", The Star-Ledger, September 15, 2008. Accessed November 10, 2013. "A native of Toledo, Ohio, Seward moved to New Jersey with his parents more than 90 years ago, settling in the southern New Jersey community of Vineland."
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- Staff. "At The Shore Today / Main Event / Young Steff in Vineland", The Press of Atlantic City, December 25, 2009. Accessed November 10, 2013. "What Is It: Celebrate the holiday in style with a show by R&B singer Young Steff. Born Stephen Goldsboro, he is a Vineland native who returns home for a show at Hangar 84 in Vineland."
- Marc Stern, The Los Angeles Coalition. Accessed October 18, 2015. "A native of Vineland, New Jersey, Mr. Stern holds degrees from Dickinson College, Columbia University Graduate School of Public Law and Government and Columbia University School of Law."
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- Van Embden, Edward. "Umpire makes Vineland fame wall", The Press of Atlantic City, June 1, 2009. Accessed November 10, 2013. "Behind that moment in history, and several others, was Vineland native Vic Voltaggio.... Voltaggio, 68, is being inducted into the Vineland Hall of Fame tonight at Vineland High School's all-sports banquet at Merighi's Savoy Inn in East Vineland."
- "Ware, John H., 3rd, (1908 - 1997)", Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed October 18, 2015. "Ware, John Haines, III, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J., August 29, 1908"
- Coppola, Anthony V. "Vineland native to compete in Winter Olympics", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), February 5, 2018. Accessed February 21, 2018. "Anthony Watson was content knowing he'd miss the Philadelphia Eagles play in Super Bowl LII. After all, Watson, a Vineland native and 2008 Cumberland Christian graduate, had a decent excuse for missing the big game on Sunday.... Watson, 28, is set to represent Jamaica in the Winter Olympics as the country's first-ever skeleton competitor."
- Biography, Mona Sue Weissmark. Accessed November 10, 2013. "Mona Sue Weissmark was born in Vineland, New Jersey."
- Ostling, Richard N. via Associated Press. "Q.: How much rigidity in communion liquidity?", The Daily Courier, May 17, 2002. Accessed January 20, 2011.
- N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 2, Page 981; Biographies Of Delegates, New Jersey State Library. Accessed November 10, 2013. "Elmer H. Wene, of Vineland, owns and operates the Wene Chick Farms Hatchery, the Wene Poultry Laboratories, also a general farm in Hunterdon County, and is the principal stockholder and president of two important radio stations in New Jersey. He resides on East Landis Avenue, Vineland."
- Freda L. Wolfson, New Jersey Law Journal. Accessed February 6, 2014.
- Peppers, Todd C. "The Supreme Court And The Curse Of The Gypsy; The Tragic Tale Of Clarence Melville York", The Green Bag, Vol. 13, No. 2. Accessed October 25, 2018. "My tale focuses primarily on York, who was born in Vineland on November 24, 1867 to Sidney P. and Elizabeth York."