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The North Bergen DPW recently replenished its salt coffers with 4,000 tons for future storms. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz)
The North Bergen DPW recently replenished its salt coffers with 4,000 tons for future storms. See briefs for more information. (Photo credit: Art Schwartz)
North Bergen ready for winter season with 4,000 tons of salt

After utilizing a substantial portion of the township’s salt supply to help clear the snow dumped during the recent “bomb cyclone,” the North Bergen Department of Public Works has fully replenished its coffers, with more than 100 trucks in a single day delivering enough to fill the DPW barn with 4,000 tons of salt.

North Bergen’s salt supply is used not only by the DPW, but by the school system, Parking Authority, Parks Department, Police Department, and other township entities. In addition the township provides salt as needed to Hudson County and Guttenberg.

DPW employees worked around the clock from Thursday to Monday during the storm and afterwards. In conjunction with municipal employees from other departments they not only spread salt and plowed streets extensively, but cleared crosswalks, shoveled sidewalks, emptied parking lots, dug out parking spaces, and much more.

North Bergen library’s winter programs beginning Jan. 16

Registration is still open for The North Bergen Free Public Library’s Children’s and Adult Winter Program. Programs will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Proof of age and residency are required. Registration is limited. For more information, contact the North Bergen Public Library at (201) 869-4715 or visit to view the program listings. The Main Library is located at

8411 Bergenline Ave., and the Kennedy Branch is at 2123 Kennedy Blvd.

Free Movie of the Month is ‘Despicable Me 3” on Jan. 20

Everyone is invited to come enjoy the family movie “Despicable Me 3” at the North Bergen Free Public Library at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20. Admission and refreshments are free.

The North Bergen Free Public Library is located at 8411 Bergenline Ave. Call 201-869-4715 for more details.

Meet the police in January

The North Bergen Police Department regularly hosts community meetings to get to know local residents.

This January they will host meetings at different locations throughout the township, where residents can meet the officers who patrol their neighborhoods, and share any local concerns.

The meetings are part of a program known as N.B. TAPS (North Bergen Township Alternative Policing Strategy), designed to enhance police-community relations in the township.

Residents get to meet and discuss issues face-to-face with the officers who serve their immediate community, and the officers get to learn about any matters of concern directly from the residents.

All meetings will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. The remaining dates and locations are on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Downtown Public Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd., and Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the North Bergen Town Hall Chambers, Lower Level, 4233 Kennedy Blvd.

Suez Water disruption to impact portions of township on Jan. 23

Suez Water will be performing system improvements on Palisades Avenue in Union City in January, which will impact customers in portions of North Bergen.

On approximately Jan. 23 (weather permitting), work will begin on a 30-inch main between 41st and 43rd Streets, and residents and motorists may experience parking disruptions in the vicinity of the work zone. The work will take approximately 18 hours and will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Customers may experience lower than normal water pressure south of the 43rd Street while work is being performed.

Should weather not permit work to be performed as scheduled, it will be rescheduled and the service disruption will occur on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Suez advises that residents may wish to store water prior to the interruption to satisfy basic needs.

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