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Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade - Monday, May 25, 2015

The Borough of Bergenfield Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will be taking place on Monday, May 25th.  Please join us for the following events:

10:00 a.m. - Ceremony hosted by the Bergenfield Fire Department in front of Borough Hall.

11:30 a.m. - Ceremony hosted by the Veteran's Committee in front of Borough Hall.

2:00 p.m. -  the Annual Parade will travel on WASHINGTON AVENUE, starting at Sylvan Ave. and ending at Borough Hall.

Please note, since the parade will be traveling on Washington Avenue, the NJTransit Bus route has been directed to Prospect Avenue.  Please contact NJTransit directly or check their website with any questions regarding their bus schedule.

For more information regarding the parade, please continue to check the Borough website or sign-up for Nixle alerts.

Sanitary Sewer Line Cleaning Project Updates

Please be advised National Water Main Cleaning Co. will continue the cleaning and televising of sanitary sewers on Friday, May 22nd during the daytime hours.  The starting location will be at Clinton Ave. and continue towards Haring St.

The project will continue next week in the following areas:  
Tuesday, May 26th: North Franklin Avenue & W. Church St. 
Wednesday, May 27th: River Edge Rd. & N. Prospect Ave.
Thursday, May 28th: the project will continue in the areas left off, and continue on N. Prospect Ave. until Locust Ave. is completed.


Residents should expect sporadic road closures and lane diversions throughout the Borough. United Water stated that residents may experience brown water coming from their sink faucets if they live in the area where the sewer work is being performed. Residents are advised that if they experience brown water conditions in their homes, they should open their faucets and run the water until the water runs clear.  United Water stated there should be no need to boil any water prior to use.

Please sign-up for Nixle alerts and check the website for further updates on the project.

Recreation Summer Camp Registration

Registrations will take place in the Memorial Park Pavilion during the following dates and time:

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Summer Camp starts on June 24, 2015 and ends on August 7, 2015.  The hours of the program are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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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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SafeWise is a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness. We help our users compare security options in an informative and pressure-free environment so they can make the choice that’s right for their family. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the safest cities reports, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

2015 Bergenfield Municipal Budget

Notice is hereby given that the 2015 budget was appoved by the Council of the Borough of Bergenfield on April 7, 2015.  A hearing on the budget and tax resolution will be held at Borough Hall on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., at which time and place objections to the budget and tax resolution for the FY 2015 may be presented by taxpayers or other interested persons. Copies of the budget are available in the office of the Borough Clerk and under finance documents on the Borough website.

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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MOODY'S Upgrades Bergenfield Borough GO to Aa3

NEW YORK, December 23, 2014-- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the Borough of Bergenfield's (NJ) general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) debt rating to Aa3 from A1. 

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Swift911 Emergency Phone Notification System

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents [and Businesses] in the borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider.

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Trash & Recycling Calendar for 2015

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


Ebola information

24/7 information available on EBOLA from NJPIES at 1-800-962-1253.

Residential Special Needs Assistance Registry

The Barrier Free Advisory Committee of Bergenfield has established a Residential Special Needs Assistance Registry for residents who may require special assistance during an emergency. The information will be entered into the Police Department database.

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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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Local assistance for Bergenfield residents in need

The Bergenfield Food Pantry has canned and boxed goods for anyone needing food. Also available are winter coats. The food pantry is open 9:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Please see Sue Muller or Anne Marie DelaCruz in the Borough Clerk's Office, Rm. 21 at the Municipal Building.


Contact CSX with any Railroad Concerns
Emergency: 1-800-232-0144
Non-Emergency: 1-877-835-5279



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