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With another day of stifling temperatures here, a total of 21 cooling centers are open in Hudson County to help residents beat the heat.
After the mercury reached 92 degrees yesterday, temperatures expected to once again reach 92 degrees today — though it is expected to drop slightly by tomorrow.
All residents, but especially the elderly, disabled people, pregnant women and children under the age of 2, are encouraged to stay indoors or take advantage of the cooling facilities if necessary.
Jersey City has three cooling centers, open today. The Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center at 140 Martin Luther King Drive will be open until 9 p.m., while the Joseph Connors Senior Center at 28 Paterson St. will stay open until 6 p.m. and the Maureen Collier Senior Center at 335 Bergen Ave., will be open until 6 p.m.
In addition, all Jersey City parks and pools are open for residents to enjoy. For a full schedule of pool and sprinkler locations, visit
Bayonne’s senior citizens can use the senior center located at 329 Ave. B as a cooling center.
Secaucus has opened four cooling centers at the Secaucus Public Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Road from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Secaucus Recreation Center, 1200 Koelle Blvd. from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Secaucus Senior Center, 101 Centre Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Secaucus Town Hall, 1203 Paterson Plank Road, all day and night.
Families can also cool off in the sprinklers in the parks located on Blondel Drive, Charles Street, Gail Place and Ninth Street, as well as the playground in Buchmuller Park.
East Newark has reserved the senior center at 37 President St. for heat emergencies. Contact East Newark police at 973-733-6000 or the clerk’s office at 973-481-2902 in case of emergency.
Meanwhile, Hoboken has also opened two cooling centers in the basement conference room of City Hall at 94 Washington St. and at the Multi-Service Center at 124 Grand St. The cooling centers will be open from noon until 6 p.m. tonight.
The town of Harrison‘s senior center at 41 Harrison Ave. will be open as long as the community needs it to use as a cooling center. It is open today as long as the community requires, according to the Mayor’s Office in Harrison.
North Bergen has cooling centers open at the two town libraries at 8411 Bergenline Ave. and at 2123 Kennedy Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and the North Bergen Recreation Center at 6300 Meadowview Ave. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Bergen has stated that if the heat continues its cooling centers will remain open.
West New York has one cooling center in operation on the second floor of the senior center at 6018 Hudson Ave. It is open today and tomorrow.
Weehawken has opened two cooling centers open at the Senior Nutrition Center at 201 Highwood Ave. and the Senior Housing Building at 525 Gregory Ave. They will remain open today from 9 a.m. until midnight.
Union City is offering the Bruce Walter Recreation Center at 507 West St. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and the senior center at 3700 Palisade Ave. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today as cooling centers.
Families in Union City can also cool down at the three pools in Union City located at the Bruce Walter Recreation Center, Firefighters Memorial Park and the Ronald Dario Swimming Complex.
The town of Guttenberg‘s cooling center is located in the municipal building at 6808 Park Ave. and will be open to residents from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.
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