June 28, 2014

Haledon Recognizes 150th Anniversary of Circassian Genocide

June 19, 2014 - The Borough of Haledon Recognizes the 150th Annivesary of the Circassian Genocide

Many Circassian families reside in Haledon and the surrounding areas. For many years, Circassians contributed to the community and are a part of the civic sectors and law enforcement, and own small businesses in the community.

About Haledon, New Jersey

Haledon (pronounced HALE-dun) is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,318, reflecting an increase of 66 (+0.8%) from the 8,252 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,301 (+18.7%) from the 6,951 counted in the 1990 Census.

Haledon was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1908, replacing the now-defunct Manchester Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 21, 1908.

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