Hudson County Information

General Info

Incorporated as a township in 1843 by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, New Bergen was formed in Hudson County. Portions of the township have been taken to add to other townships, such as Hoboken, Hudson Town and Jersey City.

With a population of just over 58,000, New Bergen is a picturesque town with residents eager to meet their new neighbors and show them the sights. Come join us for such events as the Pirate Pool Party, Halloween Pumpkin Picking Party and other city wide events and you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave! To learn more about New Bergen, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Bergen,_New_Jersey


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In 1682, the East Jersey legislature created Bergen County out of all the land in the peninsula between Hackensack and Hudson River, and by 1693, Bergen County had been divided into two townships, Bergen in the south and Hackensack in the north. In 1838, Jersey City had been created from Bergen Township as well as Hudson County, which was formed out of the southern portion of Bergen County in 1840. When North Bergen was incorporated in 1843, it was created out of the northern portion of Bergen. By 1862, Bergen Township had been dissolved and only New Bergen was left, created by what is now north of Jersey City. To learn more, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Bergen,_New_Jersey#Etymology


Attractions & Activities

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

Located on the Kill van Kull and western shore of Upper New York Bay and Hudson River, this project was inspired by a New Jersey state mandated master plan to connect the municipalities from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.
For more details, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_Waterfront_Walkway

Central Park Zoo (3.2 miles from North Bergen)

Join the fun at Central Park Zoo and visit the sea lion pool, the polar circle and take a look at an actual snow leopard. There’s also a children’s zoo and a rainforest exhibit, so bring the family and spend the day having fun! To learn more, please visit: http://www.centralparkzoo.com/

Victorian Gardens at Wolloman Rink in Central Park
Live Performances and interactive shows are just some of the features of the Wollaman Rink. There’s roping with Cowboy Chris and so much more! To learn more, visit: http://www.victoriangardensnyc.com/

 


Parks and Recreation

With 18 parks on 280 acres of land, New Bergen has something to offer every member of the family when it comes to having fun in the park. Pack up a picnic basket and your favorite book and visit any one of them, and enjoy the day!

 


Events Calendar

Join us for our Safari Luau or the Free Family Movie Night! There’s always something going on in New Bergen for everyone to enjoy! For a detailed list of community events, please visit: http://www.northbergen.org/Calendar/

For more details about North Bergen, NJ please visit: http://www.northbergen.org/

 

Hudson County Relocation

Welcome to North Bergen!

We’re glad to have you and we’ve listed some key websites below to help with your move. Any of these links and their web sites will have information you’ll need to smooth the way, and we look forwarding to seeing you in New Bergen!


North Bergen, NJ Government & Public Safety Information

North Bergen, NJ Official Site
http://www.northbergen.org/

Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
http://www.hudsonchamber.org/

Police Department
http://northbergenpolice.com/resources.htm
(201) 392-2100

Fire Department
http://www.usafireandrescue.com/nj/f07047/index.html 
(201) 392-2075


Utilities

Electric/Gas
PSE&G
http://www.pseg.com/

Water
United Water
http://www.unitedwater.com/error.aspx

Telephone, Internet, and/or Cable
Cable Vision
http://www.cablevision.com/


North Bergen, NJ Transportation

North Bergen Free Shuttle Bus Service
http://www.northbergen.org/web_content/pdf/NB-LightRailScheduleShuttleFLYER.pdf


Demographics

US Census Bureau

MapQuest (for directions, distance, and estimated travel time; click here)
http://www.mapquest.com/


Newspapers

http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localProx.php?local=18584&locTGroup=Newspapers&searchStr=&parseMethod=any&dist=30&distLbl=miles&sec=0&Submit=Search

 

Hudson County Schools

North Bergen Public Schools are dedicated to their children with extensive programs for all children, including counseling and guidance services. Below are listing of public and private schools as well as links to nearby c olleges. Please use these links to assist you in finding the right school for your family members.


North Bergen, NJ Public Schools

North Bergen School District
For a complete listing of schools in North Bergen visit: http://www.northbergen.k12.nj.us/northbergen/site/default.asp

Aligned with the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Content Standards, North Bergen is a neighborhood based system serving the needs of students from Pre-Kindergarten to High School. Offering full academic and business courses for high school students with an emphasis on technology, art and home economics, the high school and elementary schools also offer clubs and after school activities including a wide curriculum of sports programs.

New Bergen also offers an extensive program for special needs children, including speech therapy, ESL/Bilingual Programs, Gifted and Talented Programs and community based, after school programs, which include DARE.


Nearby Private/ Charter Schools

St. John Nepomucene School

Step Ahead Pre-School & Day Care Center
Pre-school


Nearby Colleges/Universities

John Jay College-The City University of New York of Criminal Justice (3 miles in New York) To learn more, visit: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is a liberal arts college dedicated to education, research and service in the fields of criminal justice, fire science and related areas of public safety and public service. It strives to endow students with the skills of critical thinking and effective communication; the perspective and moral judgment that result from liberal studies; the capacity for personal and social growth and creative problem solving that results from the ability to acquire and evaluate information; the ability to navigate advanced technological systems; and the awareness of the diverse cultural, historical, economic and political forces that shape our society.

The College is dedicated to fostering an academic environment, to promoting scholarship and encouraging research, especially in areas related to criminal justice. The breadth and diversity of scholarship at the College reflect our continuing commitment to innovative analyses, interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives. The College offers its students a curriculum that balances the arts, sciences and humanities with professional studies. It serves the community by developing graduates who have the intellectual acuity, moral commitment and professional competence to confront the challenges of crime, justice and public safety in a free society. It seeks to inspire both students and faculty, to the highest ideals of citizenship and public service. Information from: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/

Barnard College (3 miles in New York) To learn more visit: http://www.barnard.edu/

Mission Statement

Barnard College aims to provide the highest quality liberal arts education to promising and high-achieving young women, offering the unparalleled advantages of an outstanding residential college in partnership with a major research university. With a dedicated faculty of scholars distinguished in their respective fields, Barnard is a community of accessible teachers and engaged students who participate together in intellectual risk-taking and discovery. Barnard students develop the intellectual resources to take advantage of opportunities as new fields, new ideas, and new technologies emerge. They graduate prepared to lead lives that are professionally satisfying and successful, personally fulfilling, and enriched by love of learning.

As a college for women, Barnard embraces its responsibility to address issues of gender in all of their complexity and urgency, and to help students achieve the personal strength that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encounter throughout their lives. Located in the cosmopolitan urban environment of New York City, and committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, Barnard prepares its graduates to flourish in different cultural surroundings in an increasingly inter-connected world.

The Barnard community thrives on high expectations. By setting rigorous academic standards and giving students the support they need to meet those standards, Barnard enables them to discover their own capabilities. Living and learning in this unique environment, Barnard students become agile, resilient, responsible, and creative, prepared to lead and serve their society.

— Approved by the Trustees of Barnard College, June 2000


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