HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his first letter of the week addressing the borough in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Dear Resident,

Our numbers are holding at 436 positives, 20 fatalities and 1 active case. Keep up the good work, continue to wear masks and socially distance.

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Restaurants have opened for outside dining only. We are working with all of our restaurants to make sure they have tables outside, and the closing Diamond Bridge Avenue from Lafayette to Grand Avenue appears to be a great success. The Governor has paused his decision on allowing inside dining due to the experiences of other states.

Last Monday salons and barbershops opened. I’m seeing more people with haircuts and trimmed nails.

Approximately 72.4 % of the Borough has filed their census forms. We need 100% to make sure Hawthorne gets their fair share. If you haven’t filled out your forms, please do so. It only takes a minute, and we need full compliance.

Unfortunately, Leadership Camp became the latest victim of the COVID-19 virus. It is a great program, and I’m sorry that this year’s incoming sixth graders won’t get to experience it.

On Monday the County did free COVID-19 testing at the pool parking lot on May Street. Nearly 500 people took advantage of this. The County is offering additional testing at various locations throughout the County. Please refer to our website and Facebook page for the flyer showing the locations through July. On Wednesday, July 1st the County will have a food giveaway at the pool from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm for families in need. You will have to prove you are a resident of Passaic County. Other than that, no questions will be asked. For those who aren’t aware, the Borough has a non-perishable food pantry. If you need food and can’t afford or can’t get to a supermarket, please call the Board of Health at 973-427-4011 or 973-427-4012. Many thanks to those people who have donated food to the Borough’s food pantry as well as supplies and food for our first responders.

On Wednesday, July 1, at 1 pm we will be dedicating a portion of Roosevelt Avenue, at the corner of Short Street, in honor of WWII Corporal Frank P. Boyd, U.S. Army. As always, the public is invited.

We are hoping to open the pool on July 2nd and will be charging the August 1st rates. The Municipal Building plans to reopen after the July 4th holiday. Access will be limited, and we will be taking temperatures.

We are here at the Municipal Building; if you have any questions, please give us a call at 973-427-5555, or call my office directly at 973-427-1168.


Mayor Goldberg


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