HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his second letter of the week to the borough.  It reads below:

Dear Resident,

The numbers as of this morning are 484 total positives with 20 fatalities and 4 active cases. Two of our active cases are college students away at school, but since they list Hawthorne as their address, it goes in our numbers.

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I continue to be grateful for the support you have shown to our local restaurants. Please remember to support all of our local businesses; let’s help prevent empty store fronts.

We are planning on how to hold this year’s Halloween Parade so as not to cancel yet another event. We have no intention of canceling Trick or Treating since most, if not all, will be wearing masks.

There are two weekends left for the closing of Diamond Bridge Avenue, between Lafayette and Grand Avenues, for dining. We will reexamine this for next year.

Until a vaccine becomes available for the general public, the wearing of masks, social distancing and hand washing are our only defense. It’s inconvenient and sometimes a pain, but the effort is worth it.

Should you need assistance, please take advantage of the Borough’s non-perishable food pantry. Please call the Board of Health directly at 973-427-4011. Thanks to all of you for donating food to help keep our shelves full.

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

Mayor Goldberg

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