County and State Programs

As temperatures creep higher and closer to the 100 degrees expected on Saturday, Bergen County announced it is opening cooling centers to help residents beat the heat. Residents are encouraged to stay indoors if possible from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest. The following cooling centers will be open to the public:

One Bergen County Plaza (County Administration Building)

1st Floor, Hackensack 

Telephone number: 201-336-7300

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8:30 am to 6 pm

Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center

46-50 Center Street, Midland Park

Telephone number: 201-445-5690

Friday and Monday 8:30 am to 6 pm

Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center

147 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford

Telephone number: 201-935-8920

Friday and Monday 8:30 am to 6 pm

Bergenfield Senior Center

293 Murray Hill Terrace, Bergenfield

Telephone number: 201-387-7212

Friday and Monday 8:30 am to 6 pm

Bergen County Housing, Health, and Human Services Center

120 South River Street, Hackensack

Every day 9:30 am to 6 pm

Rochelle Park Proud to be Stigma Free
Click here for more information
A Stigma Free Community’s Goal aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Free Confidential HIV Testing

HMGP Elevations

Press release from the Governor’s office regarding HMGP elevations.
www.renewjerseystronger.org or
call  1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946).

Coyotes

Coyote are easily frightened through harassment methods but will quickly become emboldened and a nuisance if left alone.Residents should clap hands, bang pots, use whatever is available to make noise and frighten them off whenever seen.It is important to remember that coyote have a fairly large home range.A single family unit can be seen and thereby cause problems in several municipalities.  Removal of food sources and destruction of denning opportunities are necessary steps in reducing coyote/human interactions and problems.Their main natural diet consists of rodents, rabbits, and other small mammals.As they are opportunistic feeders, they will eat human garbage, carrion, cat/dog food left outside, and even feral cats or small dogs if available.As coyote are ubiquitous throughout all 21 NJ Counties, elimination or relocation is not conceivable.

Therefore, the ultimate solution requires your community’s involvement.

Click on the links below for more information.

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/coyrpt.pdf

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2006/digcoyote.pdf

House Forclosure

The Department of Community Affairs and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Recognize that many New Jersey Families are currently going through or facing foreclosure.

The State of New Jersey and the Federal Government provide a variety of programs to assist homeowners.

Need Information about Foreclosure: Read Foreclosure Fast Facts: Click here to download Foreclosure Fast Facts in English or Click here to read Foreclosure Fast Facts in Spanish.

For more information on foreclosure relief programs, please call 1-800-NJ-HOUSE.