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Tuesday-(12/5/23)- Daily Leaf Collection Update

Today, (12/5/23), the DPW leaf crews collected at the following:

West side of Borough, from Glenwood Dr to Norfolk. 

East side of Borough, from Deerfield toward E Main St.      

Wednesday, (12/6/23), the DPW leaf collection crews will continue in the following areas:

West side of Borough, from Briarcliff Rd moving North.

East side of Borough, from E Main 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.

Holiday at the Pond 12/2/23

Bergenfield Celebrates Annual Holiday at the Pond: A Showcase of Community Spirit

BERGENFIELD – Bergenfield Borough held its annual Holiday at the Pond on December 2nd at Cooper's Pond. This heartwarming community event, now a treasured tradition, drew residents together to celebrate the holiday season in a festive atmosphere filled with food, fun, and camaraderie.

The Borough served up hot chocolate and pretzels, adding warmth and delight to the crisp winter evening. In a special highlight of the event, Santa and his helpers were on hand to distribute gifts, pose for photos, and listen to children's Christmas wishes, creating unforgettable memories for the little ones.

This event is a testament to Bergenfield's strong community spirit and the tireless efforts of the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Recreation Committee. Their phenomenal work ensured the event ran smoothly and brought joy to all in attendance.

Council President Marc Pasqual commented on the event, saying, "This event shows how spectacular our community is that we can all come together to celebrate during the holidays." His words echo the sentiment of unity and shared joy that has always marked the Holiday at the Pond.

The Borough thanks everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the event and looks forward to continuing this tradition in the coming years. The Holiday at the Pond is more than just an event; it is a testament to Bergenfield's vibrant community spirit and the shared values that make our town a great place to live.

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Monday (12/4/23)- Daily Leaf Collection Update

Today, (12/4/23), the DPW leaf crews collected at the following:

West side of Borough, from Vreeland Ave to Gordon and Westview area.      

East side of Borough, a portion of the E. Church Ave.      

Tuesday, (12/5/23), the DPW leaf collection crews will continue in the following areas:

West side of Borough, from Glenwood Dr N. moving South.

East side of Borough, from Deerfield 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.

Safe Sitter Class

Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR.

Designed to prepare students to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. students even get to use mannequins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue!

To Register Contact Bergenfield Health Department

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(201) 387-4055

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Library Board Meeting (Rescheduled 12/21)

The 12/14 library board meeting has been rescheduled to 12/21. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The credentials are below. (no passcode  in the URL, interested participants must email the Library Director-directly for the passcode)

See below for the info. 

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BERGENFIELD LIBRARY is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Library Board of Trustees 12/21
Time: Dec 21, 2023 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 895 6072 7847
Passcode:  Email Library Director for passcode - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Congressman Gottheimer visits Bergenfield Food Pantry announcing additional SNAP Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bergenfield, NJ - November 28, 2023 Today, on Giving Tuesday, Congressman Josh Gottheimer visited the Bergenfield Food Pantry to announce new bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring SNAP recipients, including millions of children and seniors, have access to the nutritious foods they need to thrive.

In New Jersey alone, more than 800,000 people face hunger — including nearly 200,000 children. This equates to one in ten Jersey kids facing hunger. Recent reports found that one in nine people in Bergen County did not have appropriate access to nutritious food, with children making up 30 percent of this demographic.

The Bergenfield Food Pantry is dedicated to serving the needs of local residents and strives to eliminate food insecurity within Bergenfield.

Mayor Arvin Amatorio, who was among the attendees at the event, commended the initiative. His statement on the issue is as follows:

"We are so proud to welcome the Congressman today, our Food Pantry is a life line for those in need.” Mayor Amatorio continued, “We are currently low on food due to the holiday showing how important this institution is to the people. "

Other notable attendees included Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America, Commissioner Tracy Zur, Commissioner Rafael Marte, Councilwoman Ora Kornbluth, and Councilman Buddy Deauna.

Joel Berg CEO of Hunger Free America, “For a municipality to take personal responsibility and operate a food pantry is remarkable and not something we see in many municipalities in this country.”

In light of Giving Tuesday, this legislation serves as a reminder of the importance of access to nutritious foods and the community's collective responsibility to ensure no one goes hungry.

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About Bergenfield Food Pantry

The Bergenfield Food Pantry is a community-driven initiative dedicated to eradicating food insecurity in Bergenfield, NJ. Through various programs and initiatives, the pantry provides nutritious food options for families, children, and seniors who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

Bergenfield Football Wins Championship 2023!

BERGENFIELD, NJ, November 27, 2023 — The Borough of Bergenfield proudly congratulates the Bergenfield Junior Football & Cheer (Senior Division) team for their remarkable victory in the championship game against Lodi this past Saturday, November 25th.

In a thrilling competition that underscored the team's commitment, skill, and sportsmanship, the young athletes triumphed with a decisive 20-0 win. This achievement marks a significant milestone - the first time in many years that the Bergenfield Junior Football team has claimed the Bi County Junior Scholastic Championship.

"We are incredibly proud of our young athletes for this outstanding achievement," said Mayor Arvin Amatorio. "Their hard work, dedication, and teamwork have paid off, and this victory is well-deserved. They have brought honor to our community and set a fantastic example for the younger divisions. We can't wait to see what they do next."

The Borough of Bergenfield wishes to extend heartfelt congratulations to each team member, their coaches, and all the supportive parents and community members. This victory is a testament to the strength, resilience, and spirit of Bergenfield's youth.

"I am immensely proud of the Bergenfield Junior Football Team's unprecedented success this year. This victory is a testament to the dedication, skill, and teamwork of our young athletes and their coaches” said Recreation Director Ed Volmer. “Their success on the field is a reflection of the vibrant spirit of Bergenfield, and we look forward to their continued growth and achievements in the seasons to come."

The Bergenfield Junior Football & Cheer program is committed to instilling the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership in young athletes. The program encourages physical fitness, competitive spirit, and community involvement, shaping the youth of Bergenfield into future leaders.

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