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Breast cancer awareness walkathon on October 18, 2015

The Bergenfield Health Department needs your help! The Department is planning to raise awareness in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are working with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for a walkathon, in hopes of raising awareness as well as funds to support those affected by Breast Cancer.

The walkathon will take place on October 18, 2015 at 10am at the New Overpeck Park, 199 Challenger Road in Ridgefield Park, NJ. Wearing something pink at this event is encouraged! This event is a great family outing too. Music, exercise and helping raise funds for a good cause leads to a sense of wellbeing for all. This event may qualify as community service hours for your school age child. Check with your school to verify. A letter of participation at the event can be obtained at the Health Department if needed for your child.

To sign up with Bergenfield’s Health Department use the link: and select ‘Team Bergenfield Health Department’. Residents from all over Bergen County are invited to participate in the walk. Donations to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society are not required, but are much appreciated.

Please contact our Health Department public health nurse Patricia August, RN if there are any questions pertaining to the walk-a-thon and the Bergenfield Health Department’s upcoming events. Contact number: 201-397-4055 option 5.

We hope you, friends, and family members join us for the walkathon on the October 18th to support the cause and help spread awareness on Breast Cancer amongst members of our community.

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Water Supply Drought Watch issued for three New Jersey regions; residents asked to voluntarily conserve water

September 23, 2015 - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today issued a drought watch for New Jersey’s Northeast, Central, and Coastal North water supply regions, urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather and above-average temperatures.

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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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