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The Borough of Schraalenburgh, New Jersey was formed during the Boroughitis phenomenon of 1894, joining the twenty-five other areas to be formed into boroughs during that year. Only four years later, the name would officially be changed to Dumont, after the borough's mayor, Dumont Clarke. The area is almost two square miles, housing over seventeen thousand residents. These two square miles are accessible via car and public transit. New Jersey Transit provides service to Dumont and Manhattan at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, as well as the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. Local service is also available via Routes 753 and 772. There are almost fifty miles of roadway within the borough of Dumont, including the two main roads of Madison Avenue and Washington Avenue Within the borough are two main parks. Twin Boro is a large field used primarily for football and soccer, and it is adjacent to softball fields, playgrounds, a roller hockey rink, and the Dumont Swim Club. Memorial Park is larger, with a pavilion, athletic courts, and five athletic fields. Both of these parks are locations for Dumont Recreation programs, including the Dumont Swim Team, Basketball Team, Little League, Softball Team, Soccer Team, Football Team, and Roller Hockey League. There are five public schools located within the borough of Dumont, New Jersey: Selzer School, Lincoln School, Honiss School, Grant School, and Dumont High. Dumont High School has an enrollment of almost one thousand students, while the schools that educate the lower grades hold between two hundred and seven hundred local children. The Dixon Homestead Library serves the borough of Dumont. The library holds events daily for members of all ages. Toddlertime and Storytime are available weekly. Every month, you can attend the Afternoon Adult Book Club. In addition to these regular programs, the library also brings in outside authors and speakers for presentations, discussions, and book signings.

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