Middlesex County, New Jersey
Middlesex County is a county located in north- central New Jersey, United States. In 2017 the Census Bureau estimated the county's population at 842,798, making it the state's second-most populous county, an increase of 4.1% from 809,858 in the 2010 census. Middlesex is part of the New York metropolitan area, its county seat is New Brunswick; the center of population of the state of New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, in East Brunswick Township, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike. The 2000 Census showed that the county ranked 63rd in the United States among the highest-income counties by median household; the Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the county as having the 143rd-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States as of 2009. Middlesex County holds the nickname, "The Greatest County in the Land"; the county was settled due to its ideal location near the Raritan River and was established as of March 7, 1683, as part of the Province of East Jersey and was partitioned as of October 31, 1693, into the townships of Piscataway, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge.
Somerset County was established on May 1688, from portions of Middlesex County. The county's first court met in June 1683 in Piscataway, held session at alternating sites over the next century in Perth Amboy and Woodbridge before relocating permanently to New Brunswick in 1778. Middlesex County hosts an extensive park system totaling more than 6,300 acres. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 322.83 square miles, including 308.91 square miles of land and 13.91 square miles of water. The county is named after the historic English county of Middlesex. Bisected by the Raritan River, the county is topographically typical of Central Jersey in that it is flat; the elevation ranges from sea level to 300 feet above sea level on a hill scaled by Major Road/ Sand Hill Road near Route 1 in South Brunswick Township. Union County, New Jersey – north Monmouth County, New Jersey – southeast Mercer County, New Jersey – southwest Somerset County, New Jersey – northwest Richmond County, New York – northeast As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 809,858 people, 281,186 households, 203,016.292 families residing in the county.
The population density was 2,621.6 per square mile. There were 294,800 housing units at an average density of 954.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 58.60% White, 9.69% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 21.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.99% from other races, 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.40% of the population. There were 281,186 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.8 and the average family size was 3.29. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years.
For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 94 males; as of the 2010 Census, there were 170,070 people of Asian descent in Middlesex County accounting for 21% of the county's total population. At 61.57% of the population of Asian descent, Indian Americans accounted for a majority of the county's Asian population or 12.93% of the county's total population in 2010, increasing to 119,579 by 2015, more than that of the other sub-groups combined. Middlesex County had the largest population of Asian Indians of all counties in New Jersey. In Middlesex County, election ballots are printed in English, Gujarati and Punjabi. Middlesex County has the largest and fastest growing population of Chinese Americans of all counties in New Jersey, in places such as East Brunswick. Edison is developing a sprawling suburban Chinatown, with other Chinese communities spread out over the county; as of the 2000 United States Census there were 750,162 people, 265,815 households, 190,855 families residing in the county.
The population density was 2,422 people per square mile. There were 273,637 housing units at an average density of 884 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 68.42% White, 9.13% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 13.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.71% from other races, 2.60% from two or more races. 13.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Among residents listing their ancestry, 16.1% were of Italian, 13.8% Irish, 10.2% German and 9.8% Polish ancestry according to the 2000 Census. There were 265,815 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.20% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 32.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
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Governor of New Jersey
The Governor of the State of New Jersey is head of the executive branch of New Jersey's state government. The office of governor is an elected position. Governors cannot be elected to more than two consecutive terms, but there is no limit on the total number of terms they may serve; the official residence for the governor is a mansion located in Princeton, New Jersey. The first Governor of New Jersey was William Livingston, who served from August 31, 1776, to July 25, 1790; the current governor is Phil Murphy, who assumed office on January 16, 2018. The governor is directly elected by the voters to become the political and ceremonial head of the state; the governor performs the executive functions of the state, is not directly subordinate to the federal authorities. The governor assumes additional roles, such as being the Commander-in-Chief of the New Jersey National Guard forces. Unlike many other states that have elections for some cabinet-level positions, under the New Jersey Constitution the governor and lieutenant governor are the only officials elected on a statewide basis.
Much like the President of the United States, the governor appoints the entire cabinet, subject to confirmation by the New Jersey Senate. More under the New Jersey constitution, the governor appoints all superior court judges and county prosecutors, although this is done with strong consideration of the preferences of the individual state senators who represent the district where vacancies arise; the governor is responsible for appointing two constitutionally created officers, the New Jersey Attorney General and the Secretary of State of New Jersey, with the approval of the senate. As amended in January 2002, state law allows for a maximum salary of $175,000. Phil Murphy has stated. Jon Corzine accepted a token salary of $1 per year as governor. Previous governor Jim McGreevey received an annual salary of $157,000, a reduction of 10% of the maximum allowed, while Chris Christie, Murphy's immediate predecessor, accepted the full gubernatorial salary; the governor has a full-time protective security detail from the Executive Protection Unit of the New Jersey State Police while in office.
A former governor is entitled to a 1-person security detail from the New Jersey State Police, for up to 6 months after leaving office. On Tuesday, November 8, 2005, the voters passed an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution that created the position of Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, effective with the 2009 elections. Before this amendment was passed, the president of the New Jersey Senate would have become governor or acting governor in the event that office of governor became vacant; this dual position was more powerful than that of an elected governor, as the individual would have had a major role in legislative and executive processes. As a result of the constitutional amendment passed in 2005, Governor Richard Codey, serving from November 2004 to January 2006 as governor, was the final person to wield such power. Kim Guadagno, a former prosecutor, was sworn in as New Jersey's first lieutenant governor on January 19, 2010 under Governor Christie. Succeeding Guadagno, former assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was sworn in on January 16, 2018 under Governor Murphy.
The Center on the American Governor, at Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics, was established in 2006 to study the governors of New Jersey and, to a lesser degree, the governors of other states. The program features extensive archives of documents and pictures from the Byrne and Kean administrations, video interviews with many members of the respective administrations, some information on other American governors, news updates on current governors; the project is in the process of creating new archives, similar to the Byrne and Kean archives, for administrations. "I, A. B. elected governor of the State of New Jersey, do solemnly promise and swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, to the governments established in the United States and in this state under the authority of the people, that I will diligently, impartially, to the best of my knowledge and ability, execute the said office in conformity with the powers delegated to me, that I will to the utmost of my skill and ability, promote the peace and prosperity and maintain the lawful rights of the said state, so help me God."
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Gateway Center (Newark)
The Gateway Center is a commercial complex in Newark, New Jersey. Located downtown just west of Newark Penn Station between Raymond Boulevard and Market Street and pedestrian malls interconnect all of the office towers, a Hilton Hotel, the train station, the Newark Legal Center. Built in phases in the late 20th century the complex comprises some of the tallest buildings in the city, two designed by Victor Gruen Associates and two by Grad Associates; the Gateway Center was conceived as part of the "New Newark". Built in an urban renewal area, considered blighted it was an early attempt to restore the reputation and rejuvenate business in Newark which had experienced severe urban decay in the previous decade. Prudential Insurance committed $18 million of long-term financing; the first phase included Gateway One, a concourse and shopping mall, the Downtowner Motor Inn, which became a Hilton hotel. The second phase, Gateway Two, was offices of Western Electric Company; the complex was self-contained, allowing visitors to remain within the interior.
A pedestrian mall one level above the street connected all parts of the complex connected to Penn Station by a glass-enclosed skywalk that extended over Raymond Plaza. Another skywalk extended across McCarter Highway to connect Gateway Two; the skywalks were intended to separate vehicular and pedestrian traffic and provided safety and security to wary commuters. These were completed by 1972. Gateway Three and Gateway Four were completed in 1988, respectively. Original plans called for a Gateway Five and a Gateway Six, but are unbuilt, the available land leased as parking areas near the Prudential Center and Mulberry Commons. 2 Gateway is a Class A office building on the corner of Market Street and McCarter Highway in the heart of Newark's "Billion Dollar Triangle". The 18-story building was completed in 1972 and underwent renovations in 1994 and 2015 The building totals 832,550 square feet, it is the first building in New Jersey to earn the Platinum certification from WiredScore for its best-in-class infrastructure and connectivity.
The building has been awarded U. S Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR label for its superior environmental protection. Tenants have access to a wide array of on-site amenities, including a fitness center, banking facility, café and conferencing center. In Spring 2015, The Gateway Project, a gallery space, rentable artist studio and work spaces opened as a permanent fixture in 2 Gateway's concourse. NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, relocated its headquarters to 2 Gateway Center in May 2015. NJTV's Agnes Varis Studio allows people and commuters passing through the concourse to view into the studio which will be home to NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. List of tallest buildings in Newark
Jersey Girl (2004 film)
Jersey Girl is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written, co-edited and directed by Kevin Smith. It stars Liv Tyler, George Carlin, Stephen Root, Mike Starr and Raquel Castro; the film follows a young man who must take care of his precocious daughter in the midst of a family tragedy. It was the first film written and directed by Smith not to be set in the View Askewniverse as well as the first not to feature appearances by Jay and Silent Bob, although animated versions of them appear in the View Askew logo. At $35 million, it is Smith's biggest-budgeted film, went on to become a box-office bomb, grossing just $36 million. Ollie Trinké is a powerful media publicist in New York City whose wife, dies during childbirth with an aneurysm. To avoid his grief, he buries himself in his work and ignores his new daughter, while his father, whose own wife died many years earlier, takes a month off from work to take care of her returning to work to force his son to live up to his responsibility as a single parent.
Under the stress of a botched diaper change and a baby who will not stop crying, he insults his client, Will Smith, his soon-to-be released film, Independence Day, in front of assembled reporters. He is sacked as a result, moves back in with Bart in New Jersey, he apologizes for ignoring Gertie, attributes his public outburst to his grief. Blacklisted by all of New York City's public relations firms, Ollie has to work as a civil servant in the borough where he now lives. Seven years Gertie, now in elementary school coaxes him to rent films to watch. At the video store, they meet Maya, a graduate student and one of the clerks, whose uninhibited probing into Ollie's love life leads to them having sex, she soon becomes a part of their lives. As part of his job in the borough, Ollie speaks to a group of outraged citizens to win over their approval for a major public works project that will temporarily close a street in the neighborhood, his successful and enjoyable interaction with them leads him to realize how much he misses the public relations work.
He contacts his one-time protégé, who sets up a promising interview. The prospect of moving back to New York City creates tension among Ollie, Gertie and Maya when he says that his interview is on the same day as Gertie's school talent show, she yells at him, saying that she wishes he had died instead of her mother. He claims he hates her too, says she and her mother Gertie took his life away and he just wants it back, he tries to apologize, but she angrily pushes him away and runs to her room, crying. A few days they patch things up, she accepts that they will be moving to New York City. While waiting to be interviewed, he has a chance encounter with Will Smith. Smith has no idea who Ollie is, but they have a conversation about work and children that persuades Ollie to skip the interview and leave. Ollie rushes to make it to Gertie's Sweeney Todd performance at the last moment; the film ends with him, Bart and the rest celebrating at the bar. He and Maya hint at possible feelings for each other before being interrupted by Gertie.
He holds her in his arms and says that they are staying in New Jersey because he decided to not take the job. She asks, he says that he thought he did, but he loves his new life more because being a father to her was the only thing that he was really good at. Ben Affleck as Ollie Trinké Liv Tyler as Maya Harding Raquel Castro as Gertie Trinké George Carlin as Bart Trinké Jennifer Lopez as Gertie Steiney Stephen Root as Greenie Mike Starr as Block Jason Biggs as Arthur Brickman Will Smith as himself Jason Lee as PR Exec. 1 Matt Damon as PR Exec. 2 S. Epatha Merkerson as Doctor Paulie Litt as Bryan Harley Quinn Smith as Trace Colelli Matthew Maher as Delivery Guy The film's budget included $10 million for Affleck and $4 million for Lopez. In the original draft of the script, Bruce Willis rather than Will Smith was the cause of Ollie's problems. Smith wrote the first fifty pages of the script with Joey Lauren Adams in mind; the film was shot in Highlands, New Jersey. Academy Award-winning Vilmos Zsigmond, its director of photography, was said by Smith to have been "an ornery old cuss who made the crew miserable."
Paulsboro, New Jersey served as another of the shooting locations. Cut from it were scenes at Paulsboro's St. John's Little League Field; the scene in the church was to show the marriage between Gertie. It is the first major theatrical release to include a joke about the September 11 attacks: when Gertie asks to see Cats, Ollie refuses on the grounds that it is "the second-worst thing to happen to New York City." On the second episode of the podcast "Blow Hard with Malcolm Ingram", Smith tells a story of Malcolm sending him lyrics to "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac, trying to apologize for an earlier incident. He was so touched by the email. Jason Mewes, who plays Jay in the View Askewniverse films, was to have a part in the film as "Delivery Guy", but Kevin Smith had temporarily severed ties with him as part of a "tough love" approach to get him to quit using heroin; the role was given to Matthew Maher. Everyone's A Kid At Christmas - Performed by Stevie
Shadow Divers is a non-fictional book by Robert Kurson recounting of the discovery of a World War II German U-boat 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey, United States in 1991. In 1991, a group of divers, including John Chatterton, set out on Seeker to explore an unknown object lying 230 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean and discover an apparent historical impossibility: a World War II German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey. Amazed at this discovery and his fellow divers make a pact to keep the U-Boat a secret until they can discover its identity and claim credit for its discovery; this is to prevent "wreck-jumping". This pact is broken immediately by a couple of members of the team who decide to tell close friends, the secret is let out. Consulting both the United States Navy and the German Navy yields denials of the possibility of a World War II-era U-boat wreck in that area. Historical records claim the closest U-boat wreck to be hundreds of miles away; the book chronicles the seven year quest to learn the identity of the mysterious wreck, dubbed U-Who by the dive team, the identities of the men aboard her, how she came to rest on the ocean floor near New Jersey.
Over the length of the quest several members of the original dive team quit, either because their lives lead them elsewhere or over concerns for their safety. Several new members were brought in, including Richie Kohler, a member of the notorious "Atlantic Wreck Divers" club that had the reputation of being pirate-like and reckless in their diving philosophy; this philosophy is the complete opposite of Chatterton's, Chatterton dislikes Kohler. However, during the course of the quest the two men discover qualities in each other they both admire and respect. Kohler himself is driven not by monetary desires but the history behind the wreck, the personal connection he feels as his family is of German descent, he and Chatterton become close friends. The quest for the identity of the U-Boat and its occupants pushes the dive team to the limits ending Chatterton's and Kohler's marriages, the lives of three divers, including Steve Feldman, the father-son team Chris Rouse, Sr. and Chris "Chrisy" Rouse, Jr. Gary Gentile's self-published, non-fiction book Shadow Divers Exposed: the Real Saga of the U-869 challenges some of the facts about the sinking of the U-869.
Gentile, a noted wreck diver and author refutes Chatterton and Kohler's theory of how U-869 sank. Gentile cites attack logs and eyewitness accounts from the crew of two destroyer escorts that suggest the U-boat was damaged with a hedgehog launched by the USS Howard D. Crow and subsequently damaged with a depth charge by the accompanying USS Koiner. Gentile contradicts the events on deck after the Rouses' fatal dive; the PBS NOVA episode, "Hitler's Lost Sub", followed Chatterton and Kohler in their quest to identify the sub. American Booksellers Association's Non-fiction 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Award American Library Association Alex Award New York Times Best Seller listThe song Brielle by Sky Sailing The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths Bernie Chowdhury. Harper Paperbacks, 2002. 384 pp. ISBN 0-06-093259-7. Interview with Robert Kurson on Shadow Divers at the Pritzker Military Library Booknotes interview with Kurson on Shadow Divers, July 11, 2004
Staten Island Advance
The Staten Island Advance is a daily newspaper published in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. The only daily newspaper published in the borough, the only borough to have its own major daily paper, it covers news of local and community interest, including borough politics; as of April 25, 2007, Monday-Friday circulation was down 3.9% from the previous year, to 59,461. Sunday dropped 4.6% to 73,203. It is the namesake and nominal flagship publication of Advance Publications; the Advance was created in 1886 by printer John J. Crawford and businessman James C. Kennedy as the Richmond County Advance; the name was changed to the Daily Advance. When the Advance began, there were nine competing daily newspapers in Staten Island; the circulation of the Advance surpassed these early competitors. Its circulation grew from 4,500 in 1910 to over 80,000 by the mid 1990s. In 1908, Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. started working for New Jersey Democratic machine politician, Bayonne Times newspaper owner, Judge Hyman Lazarus's law office as an office-boy and rent-collector.
By the time Samuel Newhouse Sr. was 21 in 1916, his boss, Judge Lazarus rewarded him with a salary of around $30,000 per year, 25 percent ownership of the Bayonne Times, for loyal service. Newhouse purchased the Staten Island Advance with Judge Lazarus in 1922; this was one of the first newspapers. When Lazarus died in 1924, Newhouse bought his family's share of Staten Island Advance stock. During the 1920s, the Newhouse family loaned money to Henry Garfinkle, which enabled him to open newsstands that increased sales of the Newhouse family's Staten Island Advance at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island, opened newsstands throughout Manhattan, as well as LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport, the Port Authority Bus Terminal. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Newhouse family had enough money to buy the Long Island Press in Jamaica and competitors Long Island Star, North Shore Journal and Nassau Journal, as well as the Newark Ledger, the Newark Star and newspapers in Syracuse.
The Newhouse family paid its non-unionized newsroom employees at the Long Island Press, one third less than the unionized New York Times and New York Daily News paid its reporters for similar work in the 1930s. Newhouse paid himself a salary greater than the total of all the salaries paid to the 65 newsroom employees there; the Newhouse family purchased newspapers in Syracuse, Jersey City and Harrisburg in the 1940s, in St. Louis and Alabama in the 1950s; some began to wonder. The Newhouse family's wealth approached $200 million in the late 1950s, enabling it to purchase Vogue and other Conde Nast magazines. Author Richard Meeker describes the mounting suspicions about the Newhouse family's source of wealth in "Newspaperman: S. I. Newhouse And The Business Of News": "Newspaper analysts were so suspicious of the source of Newhouse's funds that they discussed the possibility that he was laundering money... Some went so far as to suggest that his newspaper operations had been used as a front for the notorious Reinfeld mob, a group of booze-peddling hoodlums whose boss had made millions during prohibition."
One way the Newhouse family was able to accumulate so much money so during the 20th century was by hiring accountants and lawyers who figured out unique ways for the Newhouse dynasty to avoid paying a fair share of taxes on their growing family wealth. As Newspaperman reported: "‘They played every tax game there was’, recalled one man who once served as publisher for several Newhouse newspapers; that meant that every cost that could conceivably be written off as a business deduction was, that assets were depreciated as as possible, that new acquisitions were ‘written up’ as high as the law allowed... Where Newhouse developed a special advantage was in the way he avoided paying taxes for the profits that remained to him after the payment of corporate taxes... "Thanks to an ingenious device created by his accountant, Louis Glickman, implemented by his attorney, Charles Goldman, Newhouse was able to avoid paying taxes on accumulated earnings and, thus, to multiply the value of his earnings several times.
Doing so involved the creation of a special corporate structure for the various newspapers... Because the Goldman-Glickman construct kept the various enterprises separate--for tax purposes at least--each could claim the right to its own surplus. Taken together, the accumulation that resulted was many times what the IRS would have allowed had Newhouse treated all of his operations as a single corporation." Meeker characterized the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation as "a charity his Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr.'s lawyers had created as an additional tax dodge", charged that Newhouse Foundation funds were used by the Newhouse family to finance its $18 million purchase of Alabama's Birmingham News in 1955. After Samuel Newhouse Sr. died in 1979, his two sons, Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr. and Donald Newhouse, were accused of tax evasion by the IRS in 1983. While the IRS dropped tax fraud charges against them in the 1980s, it increased the Newhouse family tax delinquency bill to $1.2 billion, asserting that the Newhouse estate was worth $2.2 billion—not $1.2 billion—when Samuel Newhouse Sr. died in 1979, according to the March 13, 1989 issue of The Nation.
One year after Newhouse's death in 1979, the Advance Group purchased Random House, but sold it to Bertelsmann in 1998. The original office of the Staten Island Advance was located on Castleton Avenue in the West Brighton neighborhood. In 1960, the paper moved to the current office on West Fingerboard Road in Grasmere; this is also
George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor and social critic. He was known for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology and various taboo subjects, he and his "seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U. S. Supreme Court case F. C. C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. Regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics of all time, Carlin was dubbed by one newspaper to be "the dean of counterculture comedians"; the first of Carlin's 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin's routines focused on sociocultural criticism of American society, he commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975.
Carlin's final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death from cardiac arrest. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him second on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. In 2004, he placed second on the Comedy Central list of "Top 10 Comedians of US Audiences". George Denis Patrick Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, in Manhattan, New York, the younger son of secretary Mary Carlin and The Sun's advertising manager Patrick John Carlin, his father was an Irish immigrant from County Donegal. Carlin's maternal grandfather, Dennis Bearey, was an Irish immigrant. Carlin recalled that his grandmother's maiden name was O'Grady, but it was changed to Grady before she reached the U. S, he joked that they "dropped the O in the ocean on the way here". He named his character on The George Carlin Show O'Grady as an act of homage to her, his parents separated. Mary raised his older brother, Patrick Jr. on her own.
Carlin said that he picked up an appreciation for the effective use of the English language from his mother, though they had a difficult relationship, he ran away from home. He grew up on West 121st Street, in a neighborhood of Manhattan he said he and his friends called "White Harlem" because that "sounded a lot tougher than its real name" of Morningside Heights, he attended Corpus Christi School, a Roman Catholic parish school of the Corpus Christi Church in Morningside Heights. He went to The Bronx for high school but, after three semesters, Carlin was expelled from Cardinal Hayes High School at age 15, he attended Bishop Dubois High School in Harlem and the Salesian High School in Goshen, New York. He spent many summers at Camp Notre Dame on Spofford Lake in Spofford, New Hampshire, won the camp's drama award. Much in life, he requested that a portion of his ashes be spread at the lake after his death. Carlin trained as a radar technician, he was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
He began working as a disc jockey at radio station KJOE, in nearby Shreveport. Labeled an "unproductive airman" by his superiors, Carlin received a general discharge on July 29, 1957. During his time in the Air Force, he had been court-martialed three times, received many nonjudicial punishments and reprimands. In 1959, Carlin met a fellow DJ at radio station KXOL in Fort Worth, Texas, they formed a comedy team and after successful performances at Fort Worth's beat coffeehouse called The Cellar and Carlin headed for California in February 1960. Within weeks of arriving in California and Carlin put together an audition tape and created The Wright Brothers, a morning show on KDAY in Hollywood. During their tenure at KDAY, they honed their material in beatnik coffeehouses at night. Years when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Carlin requested that it be placed in front of the KDAY studios near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. Burns and Carlin recorded their only album and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight, in May 1960 at Cosmo Alley in Hollywood.
After two years together as a team, they parted to pursue individual careers, but "remain the best of friends". In the 1960s, Carlin began appearing on television variety shows, where he played various characters: The Indian Sergeant – "There will be a rain dance tonight... weather permitting..." Stupid disc jockeys – "The Beatles' latest record, when played backwards at slow speed, says,'Dummy! You're playing it backwards at slow speed!'" Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman – "Tonight's forecast: Dark. Continued dark tonight, changing to scattered light towards morning."Variations on these routines appear on Carlin's 1967 debut album, Take-Offs and Put-Ons, recorded live in 1966 at The Roostertail in Detroit and issued by RCA Victor in 1967. During this period, Carlin became a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar as host, with Johnny Carson. Carlin became one of Carson's most frequent substitutes during the host's three-decade reign. Carlin was cast in Away We Go, a 1967 comedy show that aired on CBS.
His material during his early career and his appearance, which consisted of suits and short-cropped hair, had been seen as "conventional" when contrasted with his anti-establishment material. Carlin was present at Lenny Bruce