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Press Release 2024 Reorganization

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Bergenfield, NJ - January 2, 2024

**Mayor Arvin Amatorio and Council Members Sworn in for New Terms, Outlining Vision for the Future of Bergenfield**

In a significant ceremony on January 2nd, 2024, Mayor Arvin Amatorio was sworn in for his second term as Mayor of Bergenfield. Councilman Marc Pascual, entering his second term, and Councilman Domingo Almonte, commencing his first term, were also sworn in during the ceremony. Bergen County Clerk John Hogan officiated the swearing-in, reading the election certification for the 2023 election.

State Senator Joe Lagana (LD38) had the honor of swearing in Mayor Amatorio. Senator Lagana praised Mayor Amatorio's unwavering dedication to Bergenfield, acknowledging his pivotal role in elevating the town to be a shining example within the legislative district.

Assemblywoman Lisa Swain administered the oath of office to Councilman Marc Pascual, commending his steadfast commitment to diversity and tireless efforts for the betterment of Bergenfield. Assemblyman Chris Tully, a former Bergenfield Councilman, swore in Councilman Almonte, expressing gratitude for Almonte's contributions to the community and recognizing his understanding of what it takes to make Bergenfield truly great.

Bergen County Commissioners Tom Sullivan, Germaine Ortiz, and Rafael Marte, alongside Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton presented the newly sworn-in officials with proclamations from their respective offices. The special guest, Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, extended her congratulations to the Mayor and Council, commending their dedication to diversity. Mayor Amatorio presented Mrs. Murphy with a ceremonial key to the city, symbolizing the strong partnership between state and local leadership.

Notable figures in attendance included Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Alpine Mayor Paul Tomasko, Bergen County Democratic Chairman Paul Juliano, Wood-Ridge Council President Ezio Altamura, and former Bergenfield Mayors Bob Gallione and Robert Rivas.

Mayor Amatorio took the opportunity to present his State of the Borough Address, outlining his vision for the upcoming term. Key initiatives include infrastructure upgrades, continued focus on road improvement, economic redevelopment, and ongoing enhancements to local parks such as Vivyen Field and the Recreation Center at Memorial Park. Reflecting on his first term, Mayor Amatorio highlighted accomplishments, including road improvements, the completion of a new borough hall, phase one of Vivyen Field, the acquisition of Conlon Hall for an indoor recreation area, an effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic, all achieved without property tax increases over the past three years.

“Bergenfield is an amazing place where our diversity is reflected in those elected to represent us, said Mayor Armatorio. “We express a great deal of gratitude to the First Lady Tammy Murphy for attending and acknowledging the great work we do here every day for our residents.”

As Bergenfield embarks on this new chapter, the community eagerly anticipates the positive changes and continued progress under the leadership of Mayor Arvin Amatorio and the dedicated council members.

2024 BCUA Program Dates

Please find listed below the confirmed dates for the BCUA’s 2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events and Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling and Tire Recycling Events.

2024 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event Dates:

 

Bergen County Utilities Authority

Foot of Empire Blvd., Moonachie

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Saturday, November 16, 2024

 

Bergen County Campgaw Reservation

200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • Saturday, September 7, 2024

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd., Paramus

  • Sunday, April 7, 2024
  • Sunday, June 9, 2024
  • Sunday, October 20, 2024

HHW event collection hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

 

2024 Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling and Tire Recycling Event Dates

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd., Paramus

  • Sunday, April 21, 2024
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024

Bergen County Campgaw Reservation

200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah

  • Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Sunday, October 6, 2024

Document shredding, electronics and tire recycling event collection hours are 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

Press Release Ribbon Cutting Culto Italiano

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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

**Ribbon Cutting Celebration Marks Grand Opening of Culto Italiano in Bergenfield**

*BERGENFIELD, December 9, 2023 — The Borough of Bergenfield celebrated the grand opening of Culto Italiano, a delightful addition to the local culinary landscape, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Arvin Amatorio and members of the Borough Council. The event took place at Culto Italiano's location at 49 W. Church St, Bergenfield.

Culto Italiano, specializing in Neapolitan Style Italian cuisine, sets itself apart by crafting delectable dishes from scratch, using authentic ingredients sourced directly from Italy. The restaurant's commitment to quality and tradition aligns seamlessly with Bergenfield's values of fostering community and celebrating diversity.

In attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Mayor Arvin Amatorio and members of the Borough Council, underscoring Bergenfield's dedication to supporting both new and existing businesses that contribute to the strength and vibrancy of the local community.

Mayor Arvin Amatorio expressed his enthusiasm for Culto Italiano's grand opening, stating, "We are thrilled to cut the ribbon at Culto Italiano's grand opening, where the richness of Italy meets our vibrant community. Bergenfield values the diverse businesses that contribute to the unique tapestry of our borough."

Culto Italiano's dedication to offering an authentic Italian experience is evident not only in its culinary creations but also in the warm and inviting atmosphere that welcomes guests. The restaurant currently offers catering and carry out food options..

The Borough encourages residents and visitors alike to explore the flavors of Culto Italiano and experience firsthand the passion and commitment to quality that the restaurant brings to Bergenfield.

Culto Italiano is located at 49 W. Church St, Bergenfield, and is now open to the public. For more information or takeout orders, please call (201) 648-0111.

*About Bergenfield:*

Bergenfield, known for its rich history and diverse community, continues to foster a welcoming environment for businesses that contribute to the borough's growth and vibrancy. The Mayor and Council are dedicated to supporting local enterprises that enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Press Release Rabies Clinic

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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**


**Bergenfield Partners with Local Agencies for Successful Annual Rabies Clinic**


*BERGENFIELD, December 10, 2023 — On Sunday, December 10th, the Borough of Bergenfield hosted a highly successful bi-annual Rabies Clinic. The event took place at the DPW garage from 10 am to 12 pm, providing a convenient and accessible venue for residents to ensure the health and well-being of their beloved pets.
A total of 50 cats and dogs from the Bergenfield community received the essential Rabies vaccine during the clinic, a testament to the borough's commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership and safeguarding public health.


Council President Marc Pasqual, who was present at the clinic, emphasized the importance of this free service to the community. "This is an important free service we can provide to residents of the community," Council President Pasqual stated. "Our pets are our family members, and they deserve to be healthy, and I am proud to be here today witnessing the positive impact on our community."
The clinic, organized by the collaborative efforts of the Bergenfield Borough, TYCO Animal Control, and Bergenfield DPW, demonstrated efficiency and care. Residents were able to drive in with their animals, where technicians administered the Rabies shots one by one. After receiving the vaccine, pets were safely loaded back into their owners' vehicles, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience for both pets and their caregivers.


Events such as the Rabies Clinic not only contribute to the health and well-being of pets but also foster a sense of community responsibility and compassion. The Borough of Bergenfield remains committed to providing valuable services that enhance the quality of life for its residents and their furry companions.


For more information on future community events and services, please visit the official Bergenfield Borough website www.Bergenfield.com. 


*About Bergenfield:*Bergenfield is a vibrant community that prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of its residents, including the four-legged members of the family. The borough continues to organize events and services that promote community engagement and responsible pet ownership.

Friday (12/8/23)-Daily Leaf Collection Update

Today, (12/8/23), the DPW leaf crews collected at the following:

West side of Borough, from Schoolcraft Rd to Anderson Ave.   

East side of Borough, from Porter Ave to Highland Ave.       

Monday, (12/11/23), the DPW leaf collection crews will continue in the following areas:

West side of Borough, from West Clinton Ave moving North. 

East side of Borough, from Brook Street to Smith St, moving South.  

 

Please remove cars from the streets that the DPW leaf crews are working on so that they can clear the leaf piles.

We will be doing another full pass through the town! 

Wednesday- (12/6/23)- Daily Leaf Collection Update

Today, (12/6/23), the DPW leaf crews collected at the following:

West side of Borough, from Briarcliff Rd to New Bridge Road.  

East side of Borough, from Palisades Ave to Madison Ave.      

Thursday, (12/7/23), the DPW leaf collection crews will continue in the following areas:

West side of Borough, from New Bridge Road, West of the railroad tracks moving South.

East side of Borough, from Grove Street moving South.  

 

Please remove cars from the streets that the DPW leaf crews are working on so that they can clear the leaf piles.

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