Bergenfield, New Jersey
|Bergenfield, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||June 25, 1894|
|• Mayor||Carlos Aguasvivas (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Clerk||Colleen Naumov|
|• Total||2.885 sq mi (7.473 km2)|
|• Land||2.876 sq mi (7.448 km2)|
|• Water||0.009 sq mi (0.024 km2) 0.33%|
|Area rank||344th of 566 in state
30th of 70 in county
|Elevation||66 ft (20 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||89th of 566 in state
7th of 70 in county
|• Density||9,306.5/sq mi (3,593.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||39th of 566 in state
11th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885157|
Bergenfield is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 26,764, reflecting an increase of 517 (+2.0%) from the 26,247 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,789 (+7.3%) from the 24,458 counted in the 1990 Census.
Bergenfield was formed on the basis of a referendum held on June 25, 1894, from portions of Englewood Township and Palisades Township at the height of the "boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Bergenfield as its 211st best place to live in its 2010 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey. The magazine ranked Bergenfield as its 231st best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live".
Bergenfield is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.885 square miles (7.473 km2), of which, 2.876 square miles (7.448 km2) of it is land and 0.009 square miles (0.024 km2) of it (0.33%) is water.(40.922334,-73.998001). According to the
1900-1990 2000 2010
Bergenfield has been called the "Little Manila" of Bergen County. Of the 14,224 Filipino population in the county as a whole enumerated in the 2000 Census, 3,133 (22% of the county total) lived in Bergenfield. By the 2010 Census, 4,569 Bergenfield residents (17.1% of the population) listed themselves as being of Filipino ancestry.
Census 2010 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 26,764 people, 8,852 households, and 6,816 families residing in the borough. The population density was 9,306.5 inhabitants per square mile (3,593.3 /km2). There were 9,200 housing units at an average density of 3,199.1 per square mile (1,235.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 52.42% (14,029) White, 7.70% (2,060) Black or African American, 0.31% (84) Native American, 25.60% (6,851) Asian, 0.05% (13) Pacific Islander, 10.12% (2,709) from other races, and 3.80% (1,018) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.52% (7,097) of the population.
There were 8,852 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.46.
In the borough the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.0 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $82,546 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,568) and the median family income was $99,963 (+/- $5,602). Males had a median income of $52,891 (+/- $2,058) versus $50,443 (+/- $2,598) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,034 (+/- $2,133). About 3.9% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
Census 2000 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 26,247 people, 8,981 households, and 6,753 families residing in the borough. The population density was 9,065.4 people per square mile (3,494.5/km2). There were 9,147 housing units at an average density of 3,159.3 per square mile (1,217.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 62.90% White, 6.90% African American, 0.24% Native American, 20.41% Asian (5,357 Asian), 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.47% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.05% of the population.
There were 8,981 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.41.
In the borough the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $62,172, and the median income for a family was $71,187. Males had a median income of $42,074 versus $35,137 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,706. About 2.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Bergenfield is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.
The mayor of Bergenfield, Timothy J. Driscoll (D), died on March 19, 2013. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Ora C. Kornbluth (2013), Carlos Aguasvivas (2014), Hernando Rivera (2015), Charles K. Steinel (2013), Thomas A. Lodato (2012) and Chris Tully (2014). On April 18, 2013, Carlos Aguasvivas was sworn in as the new mayor and will serve until the November 2013 election.
Federal, state and county representation 
Bergenfield is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 38th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Bergenfield had been in the 37th state legislative district.
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 38th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert M. Gordon (D, Fair Lawn) and in the General Assembly by Tim Eustace (D, Maywood) and Connie Wagner (D, Paramus). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2013[update], Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn), Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee), Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2013; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2013; Franklin Lakes), John D. Mitchell (R, 2013; Cliffside Park), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale).
As of Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 12,988 registered voters. Of registered voters, 4,846 (37.3% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 2,171 (16.7%) were registered as Republicans and 5,962 (45.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 9 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 57.6% of the vote here, defeating Republican John McCain, who received 41.3% of the vote, with 82.0% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 election, Democrat John Kerry received 55% of the vote here, defeating Republican George W. Bush, who received around 45%.
Emergency services 
The Bergenfield Police Department provides police services to the Borough of Bergenfield. As of 2010, there are a total of 46 sworn officers in the department, 8 civilian telecommunicators, and 3 civilian Records Bureau employees.
The force is responsible for all aspects of policing in the borough, including responding to fire and medical emergency calls. Each patrol car is equipped with a first aid kit, oxygen tank, and an Automated external defibrillator.
Started in 1905, the Bergenfield Fire Department (BFD) has three independent fire companies and a career staff.
The Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. (BVAC) was formed in 1941 as the "Bergenfield Volunteer Firemen's Ambulance Corps." Renamed the "Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc." and established as an organization independent of the Bergenfield Fire Department in 1981, BVAC is located at 1 Froelich Street in Bergenfield. The BVAC is a volunteer independent public emergency medical service. As such, they do not bill for services. BVAC is funded by donations from the public as well as limited funding from the borough.
The corps provides basic life support, and is staffed by certified Emergency Medical Technicians. BVAC has three ambulances and one fire-rehabilitation unit. Dispatching is provided by the Bergenfield Police Department's 9-1-1 center.
The BVAC is a member of the New Jersey State First Aid Council.
Students in grades Kindergarten through 12 are educated by the Bergenfield Public Schools which serve a total of nearly 3,800 students. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are five elementary schools serving Kindergarten - 5th grade — Franklin School with 375 students, Hoover School with 194 students, Jefferson School with 223 students, Lincoln School with 417 students, and Washington School with 264 students — Roy W. Brown Middle School with 819 students in grades 6 - 8, and Bergenfield High School with 1,251 students.
New Jersey Transit bus service is available from Bergenfield to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 166, 167 routes and the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on the 186 route; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 753, 756 and 772 routes. Until 1959, the New York Central Railroad operated passenger service through town on the West Shore Railroad. Service operated north along the Hudson River to Albany, New York and points west; and south to Weehawken Terminal.
Main roads include Washington Avenue, Main Street and New Bridge Road.
Bergenfield is one of a growing number of districts to form a SID (Special Improvement District). Bergenfield’s Special Improvement District stretches a mile along Washington Avenue from Teaneck to Dumont has been promoting the local businesses for several years. Its mission is to inform people that Bergenfield has over 50 international restaurants and food stores within one mile, and in recent years that Bergenfield has become know as an international dining and shopping destination for Bergen County. The organizations website can be located at www.gobergenfield.com
On May 4, 2006, the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came to Bergenfield to build a home for the Llanes family on New Bridge Road. The episode aired as the pre-season two-hour special originally broadcast on September 17, 2006.
On July 22, 2007, the Team Bergenfield Roller Hockey Club, won the NARCh National Roller Hockey Championship defeating the Nor-Cal Patriots 6-5 in Estero, Florida. Team Bergenfield went 6-0-1 in the tournament en route to winning the Men's Silver Championship. The team formed in Bergenfield in 1994 and is currently one of the longest running roller hockey clubs in the United States.
In 1954, several scenes for the Harlem Globetrotter movie, Go, Man, Go! were filmed at Franklin School, and along nearby Prospect Ave. The actors Dane Clark (Abe Saperstein) and Patricia Breslin (Sylvia Saperstein) were involved. Many of the school's 5th grade boys were used as extras.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of Bergenfield include:
- Chris Brantley (born 1970), former NFL wide receiver.
- Michelle DellaFave (born 1950), singer-actress, cast member of The Dean Martin Show, and performer with musical groups The Golddiggers and The Dingaling Sisters
- Tanya DellaFave (1953–84), singer-dancer who performed with musical groups The Golddiggers and Today's Children (the latter led by Doc Severinsen)
- Al Di Meola (born 1954), a highly technical, jazz fusion guitarist, attended Bergenfield High School.
- Frank Eufemia (born 1959), Major League Baseball, pitcher.
- Thom Fitzgerald (born 1968), filmmaker, The Hanging Garden, 3 Needles.
- George Gately (1928–2001), creator of the Heathcliff comic strip.
- Bob Gaudio (born 1942), from the Four Seasons.
- Bob Guccione (born 1930), founder and former owner of Penthouse.
- The Knickerbockers, 1960s band took their name from Knickerbocker Avenue in Bergenfield.
- Eugene Korn, Orthodox rabbi who has focused on Jewish-Christian relations.
- David Lat (born 1975), blogger.
- Jimmy Lydon (born 1923), who played Henry Aldrich in the movies, honored in the Bergenfield Hall of Fame.
- Mucky Pup (1985–1996; 2009–2011), hardcore and heavy metal band.
- Tom Reilly, actor who played Bobby Nelson on CHiPs.
- Vincent Scuro (born 1951), author.
- Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University.
- Floyd James Thompson (1933–2002), America's longest held prisoner of war.
- Ron Villone (born 1970), Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the New York Yankees in the 2006 season.
- Jacklyn Zeman (born 1953), actress who has played Barbara "Bobbie" Spencer on General Hospital since 1977.
Corporate residents 
- Peter "Produce Pete" Napolitano (born c. 1941), grocer best known for his long-running television news produce segments and as a spokesman for the Pathmark supermarket chain who owns Napolitano's Produce in the borough.
- Prestige Records, a major producer of jazz recordings that was established in 1949, had its offices located here from the mid-1960s until its sale in 1972.
Popular culture 
- Singer Tom Russell wrote a song called Bergenfield, discussing the suicide via carbon monoxide of four teenagers in the borough in 1987. There is also a book written about the teenage suicides called Teenage Wasteland.
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- Al Di Meola, Telarc International Corporation. Accessed September 20, 2007. "“In the ‘60s, if you didn’t play like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page, you weren’t accepted,” he recalls of his high school years in Bergenfield, New Jersey."
- Hertzel, Bob. "EUFEMIA PLAYING FOR PUREST MOTIVES", The Record (Bergen County), March 2, 1995. Accessed June 24, 2007. "Frank Eufemia once was a major league pitcher. Today the right-hander from Bergenfield becomes a replacement pitcher."
- Loos, Ted. "Where Death Shall (or Shall Not) Have Dominion", The New York Times, May 10, 1998. Accessed May 16, 2012. "Mr. Fitzgerald grew up mostly in Bergenfield, N.J. He attended Cooper Union in Manhattan, but at the age of 19, he transferred to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax."
- Hernandez, Cava. "GEORGE GATELY : Creador del gato Heathcliff", El Mundo (Spain), October 6, 2001. Accessed November 20, 2007. "George Gately Gallagher nació en Queens Village, Nueva York, en 1928, meses antes de que estallase la Gran Depresión. Pero, a todos los efectos, hay que considerarle un habitante de New Jersey, en cuya localidad de Bergenfield es donde transcurrieron su infancia y su adolescencia."
- Park, Eunnie. "An original 'Jersey Boy' returns to Bergenfield", The Record (Bergen County), March 31, 2007. Accessed October 9, 2007. "Before "Jersey Boys" and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bob Gaudio was a 15-year-old musical whiz from Bergenfield who had to decide between staying in school and touring with Chuck Berry."
- Rotella, Mark. "Straight Out of Newark", The New York Times, October 2, 2005. Accessed October 9, 2007. "Originally from the Bronx, Mr. Gaudio had, at age 15, written the hit "Who Wears Short Shorts," which he made up while driving with friends along the main drag in Bergenfield."
- "Caligula: Special 20th Anniversary - Cast and Crew of Caligula". Penthouse. Archived from the original on January 24, 2001. "Coming from a conventional background--he was born in Brooklyn, raised in Bergenfield, New Jersey, and educated at Blair Academy--Guccione became interested in less than conventional activities after he left school."
- Mr. G, where might you be? Nary a peep on Penthouse publisher's eviction, Media Life August 11, 2003, "Guccione, who is originally from Bergenfield, N.J., bought his 45-room, 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) mansion back in Penthouse’s 1970s heyday. Located on East 67th Street between Central Park and Madison Avenue, its décor includes a swimming pool modeled on a Roman bath and a collection of paintings by the likes of Picasso and Matisse."
- Staff. "Land of a thousand laments - So far, 1119 letters and e-mails", The Star-Ledger, June 13, 2005. Accessed October 25, 2009. "The Liverpool sound by way of Bergenfield, NJ, the home of the one-hit wonders the Knickerbockers."
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- Miller, Jonathan. "He Fought the Law. They Both Won.", The New York Times, January 22, 2006. Accessed January 17, 2011. "The child of Filipino doctors, Mr. Lat grew up in blue-collar Bergenfield and well-to-do Saddle River, where his neighbors included former President Richard M. Nixon."
- Feldberg, Robert. "HOW WE HAD FUN", The Record (Bergen County), May 7, 1995. Accessed October 25, 2009. "And Bergenfield-bred Jimmy Lydon, who played the eternal teenager Henry Aldrich on radio and in B movies, had married his high-school sweetheart."
- Mucky Pup, last.fm. Accessed October 25, 2009. "Mucky Pup was a hardcore band formed in Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA in 1985."
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- Martin, Douglas. "F. J. Thompson, 69, Longtime P.O.W., Dies", The New York Times, July 18, 2002. Accessed May 16, 2012. "Floyd James Thompson was born in Bergenfield, N.J., on July 8, 1933, the son of a bus driver. He worked in a grocery store and graduated from Bergenfield High School in 1951."
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