Hawthorne Top Stories

June 23, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne High School Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation on June 18. This was Hawthorne High School's eighty-seventh commencement ceremony and took place outside on the Allison N. King Athletic Field. Hawthorne High School's 2021 valedictorian is Kayla Brad, while the ...

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Hawthorne now has a food delivery service, focused on supporting local restaurants. Foodie Taxi began delivering food from Hawthorne-area restaurants in October 2020, as an alternative to higher-priced national alternatives. “The big third-party restaurant delivery apps are gutting ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A traffic collision occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Third Avenue and Rea Avenue.  Roughly half an hour earlier, a transformer blew out which did not result in a fire but did cause a power failure for some businesses on Lafayette Avenue.  Both the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough Monday, the contents of which are found below. Dear Resident, Our numbers as of yesterday are 2,576 total cases since March 2020, 47 fatalities and 3 active case. We, as a community, seem to have defeated this virus.

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The honor rolls for the last marking period of the 2020/2021 school year have been released by Hawthorne High School.  The students who achieved the high honor roll and honor roll are listed below. Freshman High Honor Roll Kaleb Ambrose   Carlo Araya Barrantes    Jack ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne residents interested in running for the Board of Education have an opportunity to do so, according to Business Administrator Gertrude Engle. The board will have three open seats headed into the annual election on Tuesday, November 2.  A term on the board is three ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Drivers traveling down Diamond Bridge Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares in Hawthorne, will have to plan for a detour while the railroad crossing is being worked on.  Work will begin at the crossing at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, June 21, and continue until Friday, June 25, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - History and Hawthorne-related trivia was the name of the game when the Hawthorne Democrats held a free Trivia Night event on the outdoor dining patio of Puzo's Family Restaurant on Thursday. Approximately 35 individuals participated in the event, broken up into seven teams of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Farmers Market is set to return for the 2021 season.  The Farmers Market will start on June 27, held on Sundays in the parking lot of the Louis Bay 2nd Library.  The market will open at 10 a.m. and close at 1:30 p.m., continuing through October 24. The Hawthorne ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Four years ago, teacher Danielle Forshay teamed up with Superintendent Richard Spirito and Director of Special Education Jessica Pignatello to fill a need she saw while working as a life skills teacher at Hawthorne High School. With her help, graduates with IEP's could benefit from ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne celebrated its 10th anniversary of street dedications by honoring Private Joseph Gatto, USMC, who was killed in action on September 17, 1944. Private Gatto’s name will be remembered on the corner of Columbus and Lincoln Avenues as Pvt. Joseph Gatto, USMC Way. “This is ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough, found below. Dear Resident, The numbers as of this morning are 2,573 total cases since March 2020, 46 fatalities and 2 active cases. These numbers are great news. Masks are only encouraged for non-vaccinated ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At about quarter to seven this morning, a truck headed down Wagaraw Road collided with the railroad overpass at carries NJ Transit over the street along Lincoln Street.  The truck turned over and a large quantity of fuel spilled out.  The Hawthorne Fire Department reported that ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On June 14, 1966, Lance Corporal William "Billy" Dutches, USMC, was killed in Quang Nam, Vietnam.  Only 21 years old, he had been a graduate at St. Anthony School and Hawthorne High School, joining the Marine Corps in 1964.  He first saw combat in the Dominican Republic in 1965.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Saint Anthony's School has announced their honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2020-2021 school year.  8th Grade First Honors Fiorella Del Orbe Robbie Elko Gianna Nelson Justin Pidane Second Honors Haley Meza Jack Mulholland Alexis ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne Superintendent of Schools Richard Spirito was recognized Friday morning as the Passaic County Superintendent of the Year for 2020-2021 by the Passaic County Association of School Administrators. Spirito received a handsome award in recognition of his stellar service to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Board of Education meeting held in the auditorium of Hawthorne High School recognized outstanding educators from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year.  The honorees received certificates from the Governor's Educator of the Year Program. The program, "was developed for the ...

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Editor's Note - This article has been updated to reflect new information. HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the unofficial results, "Team Lane" which consists of incumbent Republican councilmen Bruce Bennett and Dominic Mele along with Anna Marie Sasso, defeated their challenger opponents, Michael ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At the last meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hawthorne, Mayor Goldberg filled an appointment to the Board of Health when he swore in Danilo Ramirez to serve. "I would like to thank Mayor Goldberg and the council of the town," Ramirez said via the virtual ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough, found below. Dear Resident, Yesterday marked the anniversary of D-Day. The Allied forces stormed the beaches on June 6, 1944. We remember the courage and sacrifices made that day under horrific conditions. Veterans of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Sunday evening the Hawthorne Police Department advised residents to be aware of a black bear seen in the area of 90 Pasadena Place.  The police recommended that residents simply leave the bear alone and not to call the police unless it was seen behaving erratically or getting ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A crowd of approximately 75 people gathered under the blazing sun on the verdant grounds of the Ambulance Corps Building in Hawthorne to celebrate the first official Pride Day in town, the product of a partnership between the mayor, council, administration, and the Hawthorne Pride ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Homero Mendoza of Hawthorne, 32, father of two and boyfriend to Erica Torres, suffered a tragic accident on June 2 whole working as a foreman on a Mahwah family's pool, according to Troy Longo of Acqua Pools. The pool filter explosion sent Mendoza into emergency brain surgery after ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Mayor and Borough Council have been meeting virtually since May 6, 2020, but thanks to an improving situation with respect to the coronavirus pandemic, that will come to an end after 13 months. The borough council meetings have been held using the GoToMeeting platform, ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Ready to shop as local as local gets?  The Borough of Prospect Park will be having their annual borough-wide garage sale on Saturday, June 5, with a rain date scheduled for Saturday, June 12. A borough-wide garage sale covers a large area, so to help shoppers and residents ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Borough Council was in agreement with the objections from a caller regarding the nature of the development of the area of 530-558 Goffle Road and 18 Lynack Road.  The council was voting to adopt Ordinance 2273-21 which alters the zoning for "the Ronson site" and allows ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - June is officially Pride Month in Hawthorne, following a proclamation by Mayor Richard S. Goldberg at the Wednesday, June 2 council meeting. The proclamation comes a year after the founding of the Hawthorne Pride Alliance, an advisory committee to the mayor established last June ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough Tuesday, the day after the borough's Memorial Day service.  Throughout the pandemic, the mayor has encouraged residents to get vaccinated and continue safe practices to stay healthy.  He announced that the borough will ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At noon in front of the Municipal Building, the Memorial Day ceremony was held to recognize and remember the fallen American servicemen and women. The service included music performed by the Amy Hamilton-Soto String Quartet and the attendees were welcomed by VFW 1593 Commander ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – After thirteen years of planning and wrangling, ground was finally broken for the commencement of construction at 204 Wagaraw Road.  The Bedrin Organization, which owns the Hawthorne Center (known informally to some locals as “The Rag Shop Center”) at 111 Wagaraw Road, will finally ...

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