Bergenfield, New Jersey, a borough in Bergen County, is home to 25,575 residents (2009 U.S. Census). Families make up 75% of the households in Bergenfield Borough, a primarily residential community in the center of Bergen County. As the gateway to New York City, the densest portion of Bergen County’s population is centered in the urban communities in the southeast along the Hudson River. The northwest portion of the Bergen County, where the Rampo mountain range is located, is the least populated portion of the county. Between the two is a mix of urban centers and suburban communities where Bergenfield is located.
As part of the New York City metropolitan area, Bergenfield residents take advantage of the many cultural and employment opportunities of nearby New York City. The main roadways in Bergenfield are Washington Avenue, Main Street and New Bridge Road. Bergenfield, along with the rest of northern New Jersey, experienced unparalleled growth with the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931. The George Washington Bridge, connecting Fort Lee in Bergen County across the Hudson River to the Upper Manhattan section of New York City, is the world’s busiest motor vehicle bridge per the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge.
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, twenty-six people were fatally injured in vehicle crashes in Bergen County during 2009. Eight fatalities occurred as the result of vehicle accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers, and twelve pedestrians were killed as a result of vehicle accidents.
For borough residents, Bergenfield provides emergency services such as the Bergenfield Police Department, the Bergenfield Fire Department and the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Area hospitals serving Bergenfield include the Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, which is both the largest hospital with 1,070 beds and the largest licensed nursing home in New Jersey, and the Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, which is a 361-bed acute care medical center.
New Jersey’s ratio of primary care doctors to patients is 36 percent below the national average. A recent study by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH) has warned of a shortage of doctors in New Jersey. The NJCTH also states an estimated 98,000 deaths occur annually from preventable hospital mistakes or mishaps.
The structure of New Jersey’s court system is among the most simple in the nation. The state has only the following types of courts: Municipal courts, Tax Court, state Superior Court, which includes the trial courts, an Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court. Bergenfield Municipal Court is held at 198 North Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bergenfield, NJ 07621. The Municipal courts in New Jersey are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle and parking tickets, minor criminal offenses and municipal ordinance offenses. Bergenfield also utilizes the trial court in Bergen County, which is located at the Bergen County Justice Center, 10 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Both criminal and civil cases are heard at the trial court level. Typical civil cases involve contracts, personal injury, automobile accidents, employment and discrimination cases.
We are especially proud of our two partners Samuel L. Davis and Garry R. Salomon that grew up in Bergen County and attended local high schools.
Additional Bergenfield, New Jersey Resources
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- Kessler Rehabilitation Center is New Jersey’s premier provider of comprehensive outpatient services.
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