HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his second letter of the week to the borough, which is found below:

Dear Resident,

Today’s numbers, as of this morning, are 492 total positives with 20 fatalities and 9 active cases. Now is not the time to let our guard down or return to risky behavior. We are doing a great job of flattening the curve, but the battle is not over. We must remain vigilant, wear masks, maintain social distancing and wash hands.

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Chief Richard McAuliffe will leave the building officially at noon tomorrow. Join with your fellow residents as we clap him out as his final act as Chief. Thank you, Chief, for your service to the community.

Thank you to the Hawthorne Pride Alliance for a great kick-off event last night. I am looking forward to their next program in October.

Thanks to all of you for supporting our local restaurants. Your participating in outdoor dining or ordering take-out has helped tremendously. Don’t forget our other local businesses, our farmers market is in its last month, ending late October. Shopping local helps us all. Please remember that this is the last week for the closing of Diamond Bridge Avenue. We will re-examine next summer if we do it again.

My request to the County for a mid-block crosswalk on Rea Avenue has been approved. It will include flashers, and the work is scheduled for next year when they redo the ballfield and sidewalks. Remember, this is government and it moves slowly.

We are expecting our ballot box tomorrow. It will be located outside in the rear of the Municipal Building. It will be under camera surveillance 24 hours per day.

Don’t forget to fill out your census form. It takes so little time and can provide so much to the Borough, County and State.

For those of you not 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.

We are here at the Municipal Building, and 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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