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2020 Census – Goal to Complete Count Bergenfield!

Census 2020 logoBergenfield is considered an undercounted, hard to count community. The population count impacts representation, federal and state funding, schools, housing, and neighborhood programs. It is imperative that everyone in Bergenfield is counted, especially the children in the community.

This year, every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. The 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond by mail on or between March 12th – 20th. For more information on the 2020 Census, please continue to visit our website or the links provided below.

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2019/comm/2020-everyone.html


Information on the 2020 Census

https://nj.gov/state/census.shtml

https://www.census.gov


Join the 2020 Census Team!

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Click here for details.

Why Apply?

Competitive Wages. Could you use extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.

Support Your Community. Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.

Fit Your Schedule. Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours—a perfect fit if you are looking to earn extra money, even if you already have other commitments.

Be a Part of History. Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population. This is your chance to play a role.

Take the next step - click here to complete your application today!

Senior Citizen Bus Drivers wanted (posted 2/20/20)

The Borough of Bergenfield, Bergen County, New Jersey, has multiple openings for part-time Senior Citizen Bus Drivers. The qualified applicants would be responsible for transporting seniors to and from their homes, to local shops, grocery stores, and doctor's offices. A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class C with Passenger (P) endorsement, is required for this position, at the time of hiring. The position is Per-Diem, with an hourly rate of $20.00 per hour. Benefits are excluded from this position. Please send a cover letter and resume, as well as a Borough Application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in the Office of Administration. The Borough reserves the right to review resumes and conduct interviews as they are received. Bergenfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

What You Should Know for the 2019 - 2020 Flu Season

Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October.

What is new this flu season?

  • Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating flu viruses
  • Any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccines are recommended
  • The nasal spray flu vaccine (LAIV) is again a vaccine option. Ask your health care provider about what vaccine is right for you.

Learn more about what’s new for the 2019-2020 flu season.

Fight flu this season by getting your flu vaccine and encouraging others to protect themselves and their loved ones by doing the same. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FightFlu.

 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/

Free Citizenship Exam Classes for Bergenfield Residents

The Bergenfield Public Library offers citizenship exam classes on a recurring quarterly basis. These classes are taught by ESL volunteer tutor Terry Wright along with course information provided by USCIS. The series is free to Bergenfield residents, though there is a $25 registration charge that is refunded once the student has a confirmed exam date. 

 

For more information about upcoming dates and times, contact Don Hansen, ESL Coordinator at 201-387-4040 x2837 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bergenfield Library Offers Museum Passes

The Bergenfield Public Library is pleased to offer its new Museum Pass Program. Passes are available to Bergenfield residents with valid adult cards (18 years+).  A valid card is one that has less than $10 in fines and no lost or overdue items. Passes can be reserved up to 60 days in advance online, by calling Reference or in person at the Reference desk. 

Please note that each museum pass has its own admission rules. One pass per museum may be reserved during a 30-day period. Only one pass per museum can be booked at one time as well as only one museum per household. Passes are loanable for 3 days and must be picked-up on the reserved date.

Current Museums include:

  • Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
  • Newark Museum
  • NY Transit Museum
  • Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

For more information, contact the Library at 201-387-4040 x2832

 

Site Plan Committee meeting on February 10, 2020

Please take notice that the scheduled Site Plan Committee meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm will take place at Borough Hall, 198 N. Washington Ave, Bergenfield.

The one matter that will be considered is:

1. South Presbyterian Church - 145 West Main Street, Bergenfield, NJ

2. JAH Realty Associates - 205-207 N. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ

Mayor’s Message - January 2020

Bergenfield Mayor Arvin AmatorioWelcome to the new Bergenfield Borough website. This site is designed to help both our residents and small business owners easily navigate through valuable information. On behalf of the Council and myself, I hope that our site is a useful resource.

This year, the Council and I, together with our engineers and DPW, identified the roads for immediate repairs. The majority of them are roads leading to our schools such as Highview, Melrose, Whitman, School Craft, East Englewood, part of Clinton, Grove, a portion of Windsor, Brookview Terrace and Sunset Place. We will also start renovating and improving all our 16 public parks.

Additionally, we are striving to make Bergenfield an excellent place for businesses to set up shop. We will work with developers and companies that may wish to relocate to Bergenfield while driving traffic to our downtown area.

I look forward to getting more grants this year so we can finance many of our infrastructure projects without affecting our budget and keep our property taxes stable.

I will continue my conversations with our neighbors, small business owners, seniors, veterans, borough hall employees, and members of all different religious faiths. I believe that it is crucial to work with all stakeholders to provide exceptional services to all that call Bergenfield home.

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Periodic messages from Bergenfield Mayor Arvin Amatorio

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