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Memorial Day Ceremonies & Parade - Monday, May 31, 2021

10:00 a.m.  - Bergenfield Fire Department Ceremony
Borough Hall 
 
11:00 a.m. - Veterans Advisory Committee Ceremony 
Borough Hall 
 
2:00 p.m. -  Memorial Day Parade 
The parade will begin on Church Street by Coopers Pond, travel down Prospect Ave. and New Bridge Road, and will end at Memorial Park. 

Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy to Join Bergenfield in Memorial Day Celebration

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will be joining Bergenfield in celebration of Memorial Day at its parade on Monday, May 31 at 2pm. The parade will begin on Church St. by Coopers Pond Park and will end at Memorial Field Park via N. Prospect Ave. and New Bridge Rd. 

Also in attendance will be Congressman Josh Gottheimer and other dignitaries including State Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblyman Chris Tully, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Bergen County Surrogate Judge Michael R. Dressler, Bergen County Clerk Joe Hogan and members of the Bergen County Commissioners. 

“It is an honor for us to welcome the Governor, the First Lady and all elected officials to Bergenfield and join us in commemorating the men and women that have paid the ultimate price defending our country,” said Mayor Amatorio. “This Memorial Day we will have events throughout the day that honor these sacrifices and I look forward to seeing Borough families on Monday. Last year, we were unable to hold our traditional celebrations as a result of COVID-19 but I am grateful that we can begin to get back to normal this year.”

The Borough will begin Memorial Day celebrations with two events at Borough Hall.  There will be a ceremony honoring the Bergenfield Fire Department at 10am followed by a ceremony honoring veterans at 11am.

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Bergenfield to Restart Community Transportation Program in Stages

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- The Borough of Bergenfield will soon restart its community transportation (mini bus) program in stages. Stage one of the program will pick residents incapable of driving themselves up at their homes and bring them to and from a local grocery store.

The program had been suspended in March 2020 as a result of COVID-19. The bus can accommodate up to 16 senior and or disabled residents at a time and everyone on the bus will be required to wear a mask. 

“Our community transportation program is critical for getting residents that are incapable of driving themselves to and from important destinations that they need to get to and I am thrilled that we are able to restart this now,” said Mayor Amatorio. “We will be reopening this in stages to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible out of respect for other passengers.” 

The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. However, the resident will need to be able to move their wheelchair on and off of the lift themselves or bring an aide with them to assist. When signing up for the food shopping bus pick up list, the resident would need to sign up their aide as well. For safety reasons, the driver of the bus would need to remain behind the wheel while the bus is in operation.

Interested residents should contact the DPW Office Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm by phone at 201-387-4055 option 3 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be placed on the food shopping pick up list ahead of time. Sign up for the food shopping pick up list is easy – just call the Bergenfield DPW Office, give first and last name, home address to be picked up at, and contact phone number. Once the resident signs up for the food shopping pick up list, the Bergenfield DPW Office will coordinate with the resident on which day, time, and food store they will be going to. Sign ups in advance are necessary so that the Bergenfield DPW Office does not over-occupy/over-book the number of residents on the bus at any one time.

If there is sufficient interest and sign ups in the next few days beginning on Thursday May 27, then the first food store shopping trip could occur as early as next Thursday June 3 and Friday June 4 with pickups beginning at approximately 9:00am on each day. 

The bus would stop in front of the addresses of residents who have called the DPW Office ahead of time to be placed on the sign up list to be picked up by the bus. Based on feedback from when those residents sign up, the Borough will determine which local food shopping store it will go to on which day. Once residents complete their food shopping, the bus will drop them back off at their home address.

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Bergenfield High School Students hold Mock Council Meeting with Assistance from Mayor Amatorio, the Borough Council and the Bergenfield Elks

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- In celebration of National Youth Week, Mayor Amatorio and the Borough Council hosted a mock council meeting in the council chambers. The Bergenfield Elks worked with Bergenfield High School students so that they could learn more about local government. 

 

“This yearly tradition of having Bergenfield High School students come to our council chambers to learn more about how local government works is a tremendous learning opportunity for the students,” said Mayor Amatorio. “The Council and I love meeting the students and watching them run a mock meeting every year. This is only possible  thanks to the help of the Bergenfield Elks and our Municipal Clerk Marie Quinones.”

 

The students were assigned to the roles of Mayor, Councilmember, or Clerk and they had the opportunity to sit on the dais and run a public meeting. This year, the Mayor was Aiden Boyce, and Axel Chavez and Justin DeJesus served as Councilmembers.  

 

Bergenfield Municipal Clerk Marie Quinones served as their Clerk preparing the agenda and calling the roll when requested by Mr. Boyce. They approved items such as testing at Memorial Park and a vaccination clinic at Conlon Hall. This program has been running for several years and BHS students have always done an incredible job filling the role as Mayor and Council.

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Bergenfield Seniors Receive Free Meals

BERGENFIELD, NJ --  Last week, free meals were once again delivered to Bergenfield seniors at the Murray Hill Senior Center. As part of this weekly tradition, elected officials greet residents and provide them with delicious food. 

These food deliveries are made possible thanks to donations made by Bergenfield's community partners which include Ridgewood Feed the Front Lines, the Health Barn Foundation and the Bergen County Food Task Force. 

 

Pictured from left to right: Councilman Buddy Deauna, BC Commissioner Tracy Zur,  Councilman Rafael Marte, Mayor Arvin Amatorio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Bergen County Lynn Bartlett, Tenant Service Coordinator for the Bergen County Housing Authority Joy Lannaman and Commissioner of the Housing Authority of Bergen County Michael Apicella.

 

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Memorial Day 5/31/21: DPW Garbage & Recycling Holiday Pickup Schedule

Please review your 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar for changes in the pickup schedule during the week of 5/31/21-6/4/21. The Borough Hall Offices and the DPW are closed on Monday 5/31/21 in observance of Memorial Day. Changes in the pickup schedule are highlighted in yellow on the garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar.

To view your quadrant's 2021 garbage & recycling pickup schedule calendar, please click your quadrant's calendar link below:

Quadrant 1 (Northeast)

Quadrant 2 (Northwest)

Quadrant 3 (Southeast)

Quadrant 4 (Southwest)

Earn $200 Working as a Poll Worker for the June 8 Primary Election

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Poll workers are needed for the June 8 primary election in Bergen County. Poll workers will be paid $200 for a day of work from 5:30am to 8:30pm. 

The qualifications to be a poll worker are that you are a Bergen County resident, registered to vote, at least 18 years old and you must be able to attend a training webinar. If you are interested in being a poll worker, contact the Bergen County Board of Elections at 201-336-6225 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy to Join Bergenfield in Memorial Day Celebration

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will be joining Bergenfield in celebration of Memorial Day at its parade on Monday, May 31 at 2pm. The parade will begin on Church St. by Coopers Pond Park and will end at Memorial Field Park via N. Prospect Ave. and New Bridge Rd. 

 

Also in attendance will be Congressman Josh Gottheimer and other dignitaries including State Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblyman Chris Tully, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Bergen County Surrogate Judge Michael R. Dressler, Bergen County Clerk Joe Hogan and members of the Bergen County Commissioners. 

 

“It is an honor for us to welcome the Governor, the First Lady and all elected officials to Bergenfield and join us in commemorating the men and women that have paid the ultimate price defending our country,” said Mayor Amatorio. “This Memorial Day we will have events throughout the day that honor these sacrifices and I look forward to seeing Borough families on Monday. Last year, we were unable to hold our traditional celebrations as a result of COVID-19 but I am grateful that we can begin to get back to normal this year.”

 

The Borough will begin Memorial Day celebrations with two events at Borough Hall.  There will be a ceremony honoring the Bergenfield Fire Department at 10am followed by a ceremony honoring veterans at 11am.

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Cub Scout Pack 95 Bags 155 Pounds of Garbage during Litter Cleanup

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Cub Scout Pack 95 is continuing to do an outstanding job helping to keep our community clean and free of litter, while also helping to raise awareness about the dangers of littering. 

Last month, Pack 95 picked up 155 pounds of garbage in four hours during a litter cleanup of the Green Acres area adjacent to Vivyen Field, around Twin Boro Park, and around the Bergenfield dog park. The Cub Scouts earned Messenger of Peace awards for their excellent community service. 

Together they picked up cups, cans, glass and plastic bottles, clothes, shoes, plastic bags, fishing rod, gloves, masks, large plastic computer chair mats, toys, ropes, scraps of metal, plastic pipes, 5-gallon buckets, medication bottles and many pet waste bags. 

When asked about their experience, Jasmine Paes, (2nd grader at Franklin School) said, “I felt happy saving the wildlife. We collected 10 big garbage bags of trash!” 

In addition, Isaiah Boodhoo (1st grader and former Bergenfield resident) stated, “I felt sad for the animals in the forest because people’s trash can harm them.” 

James Paes (Kindergartener at Franklin School) concluded that it was the best and most exciting award he has ever earned. 

To continue doing their part to help sustain the environment, Pack 95 also visited the Bergenfield Recycling Center last week. They were given a tour with an opportunity to ask questions and learn about Bergenfield’s current recycling program. Any groups that are interested in scheduling a short, educational tour of the Bergenfield Recycling Center are encouraged to contact the DPW Office Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm by phone at 201-387-4055 option 3 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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