The tax collector’s office will have extended hours on Monday, Feb. 12. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Note that Feb. 12 is the last day to pay your first quarter 2018 taxes without interest penalties.
The tax collector’s office is located in Municipal Hall, 4233 Kennedy Blvd.
Free rabies clinic will be Feb. 22
Attention dog and cat owners: Mayor Nicholas Sacco has announced the township will hold a free Rabies Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the EMS building, 1812 43rd St. (corner of 43rd and Tonnelle Ave.).
Animal licenses can only be issued with a rabies vaccination certificate. The license fee is $8 if spayed/neutered or $11 if unaltered. Cash, checks, or money orders will be accepted. Checks must be made payable to the Township of North Bergen. Contact the North Bergen Health Department at (201) 392-2084 for further information.
Annual Dr. Seuss Celebration coming to both libraries in March
It’s time for the North Bergen Public Library’s annual Dr. Seuss Celebration. Enjoy “Storytime with Mayor Sacco” and a fun-filled magic show, and receive goodie bags and more.
The Dr. Seuss Celebration takes place at both the uptown and the Kennedy Branch libraries to ensure everyone can participate. The first event will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the main library, 8411 Bergenline Ave. This will be followed at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at the Kennedy Branch, 2123 Kennedy Blvd. For more information, contact the library at (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org.
Registration for swim team conditioning opens Feb. 20
The township has announced that registration for swim team conditioning for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 will be open from Feb. 20 through March 29. This is a program to improve competitive swimming skills, racing starts, flip turns, and stroke technique. Children must be able to swim and pass a swim test. This is NOT a learn-to-swim program.
Register between 2 and 9 p.m. Monday to Friday at the North Bergen Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave. Practice will be held on Tuesday evenings from April 3 through May 22. Proof of residency is required, along with a birth certificate/passport, and a non-refundable $35 registration fee. All forms of payment are accepted. For more information call (201) 861-9601.
Food and Shelter Coalition Meeting set for March 13
All interested persons are invited to attend a Tuesday, March 13 meeting of the Food and Shelter Coalition to discuss food and shelter concerns and share ideas. The meeting is an opportunity to advocate to state and federal lawmakers to promote responsible public policies to improve quality and access to food for thousands of people.
The National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty currently estimates that each year at least 2.5 to 3.5 million Americans sleep in shelters, transitional housing, and public places not meant for human habitation.
At least 7.4 million have lost their own homes and are doubled-up with others due to economic necessity.
The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at Old Bergen Church, 1 Highland Ave., Jersey City (take the elevator and press 1). For more information contact chairperson La-Trenda Ross at (201) 618-5745 or (201) 420-3000 ext. 2543, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers
Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives.
They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures. For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.