North Bergen and Union City announce cooling centers to help fight heat wave


With temperatures expected to come close to triple digits this week, North Bergen and Union City have announced cooling centers to help fight the current heat wave.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The three cooling centers designated for North Bergen are the uptown library at 8411 Bergenline Ave., the downtown library at 2123 John F. Kennedy Blvd., and the recreation center at 6300 Meadowview Ave.

For hours of availability and more information, call the North Bergen Free Public Library at 201-869-4715 or go to, or call the recreation center at 201-861-9601 or go to

As for neighboring Union City, their two cooling centers will remain open through at least July 29th.

Those locations are the Bruce Walter Recreation Center, located at 507 West St., and the
Senior Citizens Building, located at 3700 Palisade Ave. Both locations will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

The city is urging residents to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat, urging the homeless to seek shelter at a cooling center and for residents to also check on the elderly and pets.

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