HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his second letter of the week bringing the borough up to date as to events affecting the town.  His letter reads below:

Dear Residents,

As of this morning there are 452 confirmed positive tests. There have been no fatalities since May, so we are holding at 20; we have 7 active cases. The last time our numbers were this high was June 14th when we had 10 active cases. Do not become complacent. Wear a mask, wash your hands often, and continue to practice social distancing. We must actively work at driving down these active numbers.

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Last night at the Council meeting I announced that Captain James Knepper will succeed Chief Richard McAuliffe on his retirement. I have known Captain Knepper for 23 years, and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead this department.

The Municipal Building is currently closed. We hope by Monday to be open by appointment only. The Borough is staffed every weekday, but if you need to get in touch with someone at the Borough after hours or on a weekend, I invite you to reach out by email. Please go to the Borough website www.hawthornenj.org and search in the top right for “Staff”. The directory will show our email addresses.

Please remember that the Borough has a non-perishable food pantry that is available to those in need. Please call our Health Department at 973-427-4011 or 973-427-4012 for more information.

Later this month on August 26 we will Light up Hawthorne, which is a fundraiser for a family battling cancer. I urge you to participate and show your support and Hawthorne pride. You can find details on the Borough’s Facebook page.

Remember to support our local restaurants by partaking in outdoor dining or purchasing takeout. While doing that, remember to shop local.

This Saturday at 10 AM we will cut the ribbon for the “Pathway to the Passaic River.” We will gather in the auxiliary parking lot on Wagaraw Road.
Stay safe and check on your elderly family and neighbors. Continue to show what a caring community we are. We are Hawthorne Strong.

Sincerely,
Mayor Richard Goldberg