WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 8-K/A

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 8, 2004

                                BCB Bancorp, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   New Jersey                       0-50275                     26-0065262
 --------------------             --------------              --------------
(State or other jurisdiction     (SEC File Number)           (I.R.S. Employer
   of incorporation)                                         Identification No.)

                   104-110 Avenue C, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (201) 823-0700

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

                           CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K

Item 6.   Resignation of Registrant's Directors

          By letter  dated  March 8,  2004,  Directors  Donald  Cymbor,  Phyllis
          Garelick,  Kenneth Poesl and Joseph  Tagliareni stated that each would
          decline to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at the 2004
          Annual  Meeting  of  Stockholders.  In their  letter  to the  Board of
          Directors dated March 8, 2004, directors Cymbor,  Garelick,  Poesl and
          Tagliareni  stated that each would decline to stand for  reelection as
          nominees of the Board of  Directors,  claiming  that they believed the
          Board acted  arbitrarily  regarding its consideration of Board matters
          relating to  strategic  alternatives  and  disagreeing  with the Board
          regarding the classification and composition of the Board.

          The Company  strongly  disagrees with the  characterizations  of Board
          actions  contained in the March 8, 2004 letter and  believes  that the
          actions  undertaken to date by the Board of Directors  have been taken
          after deliberation and consideration of available information, and are
          believed  to  be  in  the  best  interests  of  the  Company  and  its

Item 7    Exhibits

Exhibit 17    Letter dated March 8, 2004 is included as an exhibit.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

                                           BCB Bancorp, Inc.

DATE:  March 15, 2004                  By: /s/ Donald Mindiak
                                           Donald Mindiak
                                           President and Chief Executive Officer

                                                                      Exhibit 17

March 8, 2004

Mr. Donald S. Cymbor, Secretary
Board of Directors
BCB Bancorp, Inc.
104-110 Avenue C
Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

Dear Mr. Cymbor:

     The undersigned  Directors of BCB Bancorp,  Inc. ("BCB"),  who the Board of
Directors  voted at its meeting on February 11, 2004 to nominate for  reelection
as Directors at the  forthcoming  Annual Meeting of BCB's  stockholders,  hereby
notify  the Board that we decline to stand for  reelection  as  nominees  of the

     We are taking this action because we believe the Board has failed to act in
accordance  with  sound  corporate  governance  principles.  In  particular,  we
perceive  that under the  direction  of a majority  of the Board,  the Board has
acted arbitrarily regarding its consideration of Board matters.

     We believe the best  interests of  stockholders  requires a full,  informed
evaluation and understanding by the Board of all strategic alternatives.

     Moreover,  actions  at the  last  Board  meeting  to  seek to  establish  a
classified  Board  and to reduce  the  number  of  Directors  by four and not to
renominate  four Directors who we believe have provided  extremely  valuable and
insightful services to the Board, appear, in our view, to be efforts to entrench
the  Board in a manner  that  could be  contrary  to the best  interests  of the

     In  view  of our  conclusion,  we  believe  that we can  best  serve  BCB'S
stockholders by opposing the reelection of the remaining Board nominees for
reelection, and possibly seeking the election of Directors who we believe would
be more responsive to the overall best interests of stockholders.

Board of Directors
BCB Bancorp, inc.
March 8, 2004
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     In light of these  matters,  we  request  that our  action and its basis as
outlined above be disclosed to BDB's  stockholders  in BCB's proxy statement for
the forthcoming Annual Meeting.

                                                Very truly yours,

/s/Donald Cymbor
Donald Cymbor

/s/ Phyllis Garelick
Phyllis Garelick

/s/ Kenneth Poesl
Kenneth Poesl

/s/ Joseph Tagliareni
Joseph Tagliareni

cc:      Robert Ballance
         Judith Bielan
         Joseph Brogan
         James Collins
         Thomas Coughlin
         Robert Doria
         Mark Hogan, Chairman
         John Hughes
         Joseph Lyga
         Gary Maita
         H. Mickey McCabe
         Donald Mindiak, President
         Alexander Pasiechnik
         August Pellegrini