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Notice: 2015 Final/2016 Preliminary Tax Bills

Please be advised that the 2015 Final/2016 Preliminary Tax Bills will be mailed the first week of August.  The grace period to pay the 3rd quarter of 2015 will be extended to September 4, 2015.

Cholesterol, Blood Glucose, Hypertension and Skin Cancer Education Screening Day - August 19, 2015

The Bergenfield Health Department will host an Adult Health Screening Clinic for Bergenfield residents at no cost. The public health nurses of Bergenfield and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Outreach staff will screen each participant for hypertension, high blood sugar and cholesterol levels. In addition, skin cancer education will be discussed. The date of this health promotion will be Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Appointments are being scheduled between the hours of 10am to 2pm for residents 18 years old and older. The screening will be located in the Community Health Rooms located on the second floor of Bergenfield Borough Hall, 198 N. Washington Avenue. Please call the Health Department to schedule your screening: 201-387-4055 ext. 5.

Bergen County Cooling Centers to help residents stay cool during heat wave

Hackensack, NJ - Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has opened several cooling centers throughout the county to help residents stay cool during the current heat wave which is supposed to last until Wednesday, July 22. Temperatures are expected to climb over 90 degrees and the accompanying humidity will make it feel closer to 100 degress.

There are several designated cooling centers open throughout the county. Additionally, public libraries, shopping centers, recreation and senior centers can also provide respite from the high temperatures.

Bergen County has established four regional cooling centers. The following will be open these next couple of days from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:


  • Bergenfield Senior Center (239 Murray Hill Terrace, Bergenfield) - (201) 387-7212
  • County Administration Building (One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, 1st Floor) - (201) 336-7300
  • Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center (46-50 Center Street, Midland Park) - (201) 445-5690
  • Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center (147 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford) - (201) 935-8920


It is recommended that residents stay indoors if possible when the sun is at its strongest and burns and heat strokes are more likely to occur. All age groups are at risk for heat stoke so place take necessary precautions if your have to be outdoors, including wearing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and staying properly hydrated.

It is NOT okay to leave your child or pet in a locked vehicle even for a moment as temperatures can rise quite quickly. It is also imperative to lock all parked vehicles so children cannot accidentally lock themselves inside while playing games like hide and seek. Also check on elderly family, friends, and neighbors, to assure their well-being.

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Dog/Cat Census 2015

Census workers will be going door to door during the month of August in Bergenfield searching for unlicensed cats and dogs.  The information will be collected and returned to the Bergenfield Health Department for follow-up. The census workers will have identification and can provide licensing forms as they canvas the town.

All dogs and cats must be licensed in the Borough of Bergenfield as a precaution against rabies.  All dogs and cats should have already been licensed for 2015. If you failed to do so, please comply as soon as possible. The licensing period runs from January 1st through December 31st each year.

For further information, please contact the Bergenfield Health Department at 201-387-4055  Ext. 5.

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Bergenfield listed among "100 Safest Cities in America"

The SafeWise Report released its “100 Safest Cities in America” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2013 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 10,000 people.

“Widening the safest cities concept from a state-by-state analysis to include all of America seemed like the next logical step at SafeWise,” SafeWise security analyst Mike Strayer said. “That said, I think it’s safe to say we didn’t expect to see so many innovative, community-safety programs thriving all around the U.S. independently of one another.”

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Bergenfield, NJ Ranks in Safest Cities of America

Bergenfield has just been ranked one of the 25 Safest Cities in America with a Safety Course of 94.4! (ADT Authorized Dealer) analyzed data from the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report to assemble the list of the 25 safest cities in the U.S.A. Each city received an overall Safety Score based on the number of violent crimes and property crimes, weighted accordingly and relative to population.

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Bergenfield Ranked Among State's 10 Safest Towns!

In the article "Six Bergen County Towns named among State's 10 Safest Municipalities," Stefanie Dazio lists the towns that were ranked by the consumer finance website, ValuePenguin. In the midsize municipality category, Bergenfield came in seventh (7).

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Trash & Recycling Calendar for 2015

The 2015 Trash & Recycling Calendar (all 4 quadrants) is now available for download:


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Bergenfield ranked among the best of 540 New Jersey municipal websites

The Monmouth University Polling Institute and Graduate Program in Public Policy recently announced the results of their New Jersey E-Government Municipal Website Evaluation. The project assessed 540 municipal websites in New Jersey for both content and ease of use.

The Borough of Bergenfield's website was ranked in the top 20 as one of the best municipal websites.

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Bergenfield ranks #2 on NeighborhoodScout's Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Neighborhoodscout recently ranked Bergenfield, New Jersey, as the 2nd safest in the nation on their list of the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people.

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