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Bergenfield Council Members Deliver Food to Bergenfield Seniors at Murray Hill Senior Center

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Bergenfield seniors had hot meals delivered to them again this Wednesday by members of the Borough Council. These deliveries take place every Wednesday thanks to the generosity of Ridgewood Feed the Front Lines and the Health Barn Foundation as well as resource coordination by the Bergen County Food Task Force led by Marisa Tugultschinow and Commissioner Tracy Zur. 

 

“The Council and I are extremely grateful to our community partners for working with the Borough to ensure that our seniors get free hot meals delivered to them every week,” said Mayor Amatorio. “Without these outstanding organizations, none of this would be possible. It is critical that we take care of our senior residents and help them in any way that we can especially during this health crisis.”

 

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Bergenfield Museum to Display Teddy Bears During the month of May

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- The Bergenfield Museum, located at 100 Cooper Street, will be displaying teddy bears throughout the month of May for children to enjoy. Admission will be free and children are welcome to come with their teddy bears on Tuesdays, Saturdays and the last Sunday of the month between 1-3pm. The museum is open only on those days and times. 

 

“The Bergenfield Museum is a hidden gem in our community and is something that families should experience this spring,” said Mayor Amatorio. “Throughout the year, our museum has various displays and events for the community to enjoy and it is a fantastic educational opportunity for our children.” 

 

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Mayor Amatorio and Bergenfield Health Department Launch Wellness Campaign to Promote Healthy Living

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Amatorio in partnership with the Bergenfield Health Department is launching a wellness campaign to combat COVID-19 and promote healthy living. This program will include daily wellness activities over an eight week period, starting with Zumba at Memorial Park on Monday, April 19 at 6:30pm.

 

“As we begin to turn the corner on COVID-19 by ramping up vaccinations, it is critical that we turn the focus towards healthy living,” said Mayor Amatorio. “We are launching this campaign to get Bergenfield on a path to good health by providing these daily wellness activities that I hope residents will continue to do even after this program ends. Thank you to our phenomenal sponsors, volunteers and the Bergenfield Health Department for helping us to make this possible. Also a special thanks to Mayor’s Wellness champion Priscilla Pascual who is coordinating the events.”

 

For more information, interested participants, sponsors, vendors, and businesses who would like to join the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign should contact Priscila and Councilman Marc Pascual at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the Bergenfield Health Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mayor Amatorio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to the sponsors of this campaign including:

Bergenfield Sariling Atin, Newbridge Garage, Dumont EyeCare, UMA United Martial Arts, West Main Luncheonette, Saladmaster, Mary Kay Cosmetics and all volunteers.

Activity schedule: 

MONDAYS

Zumba 

6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Memorial Park

TUESDAYS

Cooking Lessons

6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Memorial Park

Zumba

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Cooper’s Pond 

WEDNESDAYS

Yoga 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Cooper’s Pond 

THURSDAYS

Introduction to Skin Care 

6:30pm -7:30pm 

Memorial Park 

Line Dancing 

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Conlon Hall 

FRIDAYS

Fun Walk with Mayor AA, Council, BPDChief, 

organizations, all are welcome to join 

6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Meeting place: Memorial Park

SATURDAYS

UMA Taekwondo Free classes 

12:00pm - 12:40pm

United Martial Arts Washington Avenue

Register with Master Hong or on-site

210-370-9726

SUNDAYS

Biking 

9:00am - 10:00am

Meeting place: Memorial Park 

Additional activities will be planned in addition to those listed. 

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Mayor Amatorio, Borough Council Encourage All Residents to Sign up for COVID-19 Vaccine

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- On Monday, April 19, COVID-19 vaccination eligibility was opened up to all people ages 16 and older. Mayor Amatorio and the Borough Council are urging all residents to register to get the vaccine as soon as possible in order to flatten the curve in Bergenfield. 

 

“As of today, anyone 16 or older is eligible to get vaccinated and it is imperative that you do so,” said Mayor Amatorio. “We are doing everything in our power to flatten the curve and keep Bergenfield families safe and that starts with ensuring that our population is vaccinated. We have worked incredibly hard to provide residents with a number of options to register for the vaccine, which has proven to be safe and extremely effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19.” 

 

Bergenfield residents that wish to be vaccinated in the Borough at Conlon Hall may register at https://bergenfield.com/vaccine. If you or someone you know is homebound and needs to register for the vaccine, contact the Bergenfield Health Department by phone at 201-387-4055, extension 5 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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BCUA (County) Recycling Event Sunday 4/25/21 at Bergen Community College in Paramus

BCUA (County) Tire Recycling, Electronics Recycling, Mobile Paper Shredding & Unwanted Medication Collection Event

Sunday 4/25/2021

9:00am-2:00pm (rain or shine)

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

For the 2021 BCUA Recycling Collection Events flyer with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

For the 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection events with locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, click HERE.

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PLEASE NOTE:

Due to the COVID-19 safety restrictions that will be implemented to ensure the safety of employees and residents attending BCUA collection events, please be advised that there may be wait times. Please plan accordingly.

Drivers must wear a face covering and items can only be stored in trunk or cargo area of the vehicle.

We ask all participants to be patient while we continue to conduct this important program while at the same time implement safety procedures for employees and participants.

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Did you know? The BCUA (County) reopened their Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot on 8/20/2020 at the BCUA's Little Ferry/Moonachie facility.

The BCUA operates a NJDEP approved Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot for all Bergen County residents. All types of computer and electronic equipment are collected for recycling. The Computer and Electronics Recycling Depot is open Monday through Friday by appointment between the hours of 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Contact the BCUA Environmental Programs Hotline at 201-807-5825 for more information.

Please note, all COVID-19 safety restrictions must be followed. Masks must be worn.

For the BCUA contact page: CLICK HERE 

Quadrant 3 (Southeast) Bulk Pickup Wed 4/21/21

There is bulk garbage pick-up in Quadrant 3 (Southeast Quadrant) this Wednesday 4/21/2021.

Bulk garbage pick-up is on schedule for all quadrants as listed on the 2021 garbage & recycling pick-up schedule calendars. Please reference your 2021 pick-up schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pick-up day in your quadrant. 2021 garbage & recycling pick-up schedule calendars may be found by clicking HERE.

As a reminder, please note:

- Bulk pickup is for residential properties ONLY.

- The DPW does NOT pickup contractor debris, concrete, bricks, asphalt, rocks, mortar, stone, cultured stone, or any stone-like material, wet paint, chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, printers, fax machines.

- The limit per bulk day is 4 pieces of household furniture, 2 household appliances (ex. air conditioning (AC) unit, oven, washer, dryer, refrigerator - DOORS MUST BE OFF), and 1 carpet or rug that does not exceed 12 feet in length and/or 1 foot in diameter (including the pad) or a mixture of fragments from a carpet or rug of said size. The DPW will not collect carpets removed professionally.

- Water heaters must have a Borough-issued inspection sticker on them, or they will not be picked up. Please call the Building Department to schedule an inspection: 201-387-4055 option 4.

- Bulk may not be placed at the curb any earlier than 6:00pm the night before bulk pick-up collection in your quadrant. Bulk may be placed at the curb after 6:00pm the night before bulk pick-up collection day in your quadrant. Bulk must be placed at the curb at least before 6:00am on the bulk pick-up collection day in your quadrant.

- There is bulk pick-up on scheduled bulk pick-up days only. There are no special pick-ups. Please reference your 2021 pickup schedule calendar for the bulk (B) pickup day in your quadrant by clicking HERE.

- Please take the following items to a BCUA collection event: wet paint, chemicals, tires, fluorescent lightbulbs, vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, propane/fuel tanks, fire extinguishers, electronics. For 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2021 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Events locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, please click HERE.

The DPW does NOT collect brick, mortar, stone, concrete, cultured stone, or any stone-like material; the homeowner must dispose of these privately. All bulk refuse generated by a private contractor (contractor debris), or trade waste generated by any business, shall be removed at their own expense and risk.

- The following electronics ONLY are accepted at the Bergenfield Recycling Center: TVs, computer monitors, computer towers/computer CPUs, laptops, tablets, printers, fax machines. The Bergenfield Recycling Center is located at 198 N. Washington Ave, behind the DPW building (the DPW building is the building behind Borough Hall). The Bergenfield Recycling Center hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm, Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm (closed on holidays).

- PAINT must be dried solid & put out at curb on bulk (B) pickup day ONLY with the lid off. Wet paint must be taken by the resident to a BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. For 2021 BCUA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events & BCUA 2021 Tire Recycling/Electronics Recycling/Mobile Paper Shredding/Unwanted Medication Collection Events locations, dates, times & list of accepted items, please click HERE.

- Vegetative waste (grass, leaves, shrubs, branches, yard waste) is NOT collected on bulk day. Please reference your 2021 pickup schedule calendar for the vegetative waste (V) pickup day in your quadrant by clicking HERE.

- Recycling (paper, cardboard, cartons, bottles, cans, plastic #1/#2/#5) is NOT collected on bulk day. Please reference your 2021 pickup schedule calendar for the recycling (R) pickup day in your quadrant by clicking HERE.

For reference: Ord. No. 17-2517

If you have any questions, please call the DPW Office at 201-387-4055 option 3, Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm (except for holidays as marked on your 2021 pickup schedule calendar), or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To add your cell phone number and/or your home phone number to the Borough's "robo call" important announcement phone call list, please email your name, address, and phone number to the Bergenfield Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vaccine Appointments Available Now

BERGENFIELD, NJ -- Appointments are available for tomorrow and next week at the Alternative Care Facility at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. You may schedule an appointment at bergencovidvaccine.com. If you are 55 and over and need assistance scheduling an appointment you can call 201-967-4070 on Monday through Friday between 9am and 6pm. Please have all health insurance information available if you call. 

 

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Relaxing Rules on Commercial Vehicle Parking and Addressing Quality of Life Concerns

The Borough of Bergenfield is in the process of relaxing rules on commercial vehicle parking on residential property. Under current zoning law, it is against the law to park commercial vehicles overnight in a residential area, meaning residents that are doing this are in violation of the law. Under a new ordinance aimed at both addressing quality of life concerns of residents and helping small business owners, these rules would be relaxed by the Borough. 

 

Over the last year, Bergenfield residents have had to overcome a great deal of adversity as a result of COVID-19. Some residents have lost their jobs or had their hours cut back, while some have either had Coronavirus or known someone close to them who got it. 

 

The small business community in the Borough has likewise faced a great deal of hardship due to public health rules that were put in place to keep people safe. The Mayor and Council worked incredibly hard throughout the health crisis to lessen the burden for families and small businesses by opening a food bank, testing and vaccinating residents in town and loosening some restrictions on businesses, like allowing outdoor dining and holding events on Washington Avenue during the summer. 

 

For years, some businesses have parked multiple commercial vehicles in residential areas along with trailers and other commercial equipment. During the health crisis, this has become a greater issue for residents because they are spending more time at home, with many even working and schooling from home. Not only is this in violation of current residential zoning law, but it is unfair to families to have to deal with the noise and aesthetics of these things being in a residential neighborhood. 

 

The Borough has received many complaints from concerned residents who want the administration to address this issue. In order to improve the quality of life of Bergenfield families while demonstrating an understanding for the hardships of small businesses during COVID-19, the Mayor and Council introduced an ordinance at the last council meeting that would relax rules on the parking of commercial vehicles and address neighborhood quality of life concerns. This compromise measure was crafted to be able to address residents’ concerns while still offering a helping hand to our small businesses. 

 

This ordinance would allow for one commercial vehicle to be parked at a residential property provided that it is the primary residence of the person utilizing the vehicle and it that it is no more than a single rear axle, is less than 22 feet in length from bumper to bumper and that it is less than eight feet in width and eight feet and 6 inches in height. 

 

If the vehicle meets those requirements, the resident utilizing the vehicle would then need to provide proof to the Borough Code Enforcement Department with a photocopy of the vehicle registration, proof that the location is a primary residence for the person using the vehicle and the person is gainfully employed at the company the vehicle is registered to. Upon approval the resident will receive a sticker that must be displayed on the passenger side rear window. No commercial trailers may be parked in a residential neighborhood whatsoever. 

 

“When creating this ordinance, we considered the needs of both Bergenfield residents and Bergenfield business owners. We met and spoke with members of both groups in order to come up with a solution that would be beneficial for all,” said Borough Administrator Corey Gallo. “It is our goal to deliver an outcome that provides some level of flexibility to small business owners that use commercial vehicles, while addressing the legitimate quality of life concerns of our neighbors.”

 

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