The last date for putting leaves at the curb is the 13th of December. Any leaves you have left after this date must be put in cans or bio-degradable paper bags, and they will be picked up in March on your recycling day.
If you wish to make a donation to assist in the recovery efforts in the Philippines, you can provide your donation to the Amercian Red Cross Typhoon Appeal at www.redcross.org.
Various local efforts are also being coordinated at this time. Monetary donations are currently being accepted by St. John the Evangelist Church, located at 29 N. Washington Avenue in Bergenfield. Please make checks payable to St. John the Evangelist Church and write Philippine Relief on the memo line.
The Bergenfield 1st Annual Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.; Bergenfield High School Track, 80 South Prospect Avenue. The event is open to runners, walkers, and dogs are welcome, too! T-shirts for the first 100 people to register at turkeydayfunrun.eventbrite.com.
Each participant must donate one non-perishable canned good. All goods will be donated to the Red Cross. The more non-perishable goods you bring gets you more raffle tickets for raffle prizes!
Brought to you by the Bergenfield Department of Health / Mayors Wellness Campaign, in cooperation with Bodyworks Bergenfield.
The Flu season is approaching as summer comes to a close. The Bergenfield Health Department is offering two dates for the 2013 seasonal flu vaccination clinics for adults ages 18 years and older. The vaccine clinic will be held on Thursday, September 26th from 1:30pm until 3:30pm at Brookview Gardens located at 293 Murray Hill Terrace, Bergenfield. The clinic is for Bergenfield residents only by appointment. There will be a $15.00 fee for the vaccination. An evening vaccine clinic will be held on October 7th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm at the Bergenfield Borough Hall. Home bound residents can receive the flu vaccine by scheduling a home visit with the town nurse. A mutually agreeable vaccine date can then be scheduled. Please contact the Bergenfield Health Department by calling 201-387-4055 option 5 to reserve your appointment.
The Bergen County Department of Health Services
The Bergen County Office of Emergency Management
are reminding you to
To prepare yourself, your family, your home, your business, and your community for an emergency.September is National Preparedness Month
Bergen County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) & the Hurricane Sandy Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) operate the Storm Recovery Information Center at the Moonachie First Presbyterian Chuech, 221 Moonachie road, Moonachie. A network of voluntary organizations is ready to help Bergen County residents with Hurricane Sandy recovery needs. Call 201 470-3143, or visit www.bergenvoad.org for information on days and hours of operation.
What New Jersey Homeowners Need To Know About The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Elevation ProgramIn order to protect New Jersey communities from future storms, Governor Christie today launched a $100 million grant program to assist homeowners elevate their homes. Targeted at homes in the nine counties hardest hit by Sandy, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program provides up to $30,000 of reimbursement for eligible homeowners to elevate their primary single-family residences. Elevation will both lower the risk of flood damage and reduce flood insurance premiums. The program is being paid for by FEMA funds.
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.
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.
Neighborhoodscout based their rankings on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research consisted of 1) the number of total crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.
For more information on Neighborhoodscout's list of the 100 safest cities in America go to www.neighborhoodscout.com. For more information and answers to FAQ on neighborhoodscout ranks the safest cities in America go to http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100safest/.
Starting January 2, 2013, the Bergenfield Library is offering Bergenfield residents access to MANGO Languages, the remarkable new online language learning tool, suitable for travelers, business people, students, and English as a Second Language learners.