HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his letter to the borough Monday following the noon Memorial Day service at the Municipal Building.  His letter reads below:

Dear Friends,

I write this letter after conducting a Memorial Day service remembering the men and women who paid the ultimate price defending us and our way of life. We remember the families that were and will never be the same. I invite you to visit our memorial in front of the Municipal Building and read the names of our Hawthorne residents who died since World War I. The video of today’s service should be posted on our website and Facebook page by tomorrow.

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I also want to thank those of you who went outside at 10 AM this morning to sing or play the National Anthem.

The numbers as of noon today are 420 total positives with 20 fatalities and 19 active cases.

For those of you 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. 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.

Memorial Day is normally the beginning of summer season. It is a little different this year, but there are signs that we are returning to some normalcy. Thank you for the encouraging emails and phone messages. We are Hawthorne Strong, and I know we will overcome.

We are here at the Municipal Building; if you have any questions, please call us at 973-427-5555 and follow the prompts. You can always call my office directly at 973-427-1168.

Mayor Goldberg

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