Hawthorne Top Stories

August 14, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When the coronavirus pandemic began, the Louis Bay 2nd Library closed its doors on March 16.  Services were still on-going, however, with curbside pick up for books and media starting in June.  The library also hosted virtual programming, and free book giveaways have been available ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough announced that TTP Liquidation, a Paterson-based business, has partnered with the municipality to provide up to three surgical masks for Prospect Park households at no cost to residents. The donations are a limited supply and thus "first come, first served," ...

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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 ...

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Schools must certify to the DOE that they are able to meet health and safety standards "We know the first day of school is not going to be like any other." -- Gov. Phil Murphy TRENTON -- At his COVID press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would sign an Executive Order ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday afternoon, members of the Hawthorne community banded together yet again to raise money and awareness for resident Diane Vigilanti who is fighting a battle with metastatic breast cancer. Despite the August heat, friends of the Vigilanti family set up a lemonade stand and ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his Monday letter to the borough which reads below. Dear Resident, Last week we had a weather event that came with very strong winds and soaking rain. It caused trees and branches to fall and, in most cases, a power failure. According to PSE&G, this ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Mayor Mohamed Khairullah announced that the borough has joined with the Palestinian American Community Center to give away boxes containing produce on Tuesday, August 11, between noon and 4:00 p.m. Those in need must register by visiting www.tinyurl.com/produce2020 There ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah hailed Officers Ariosto Rodrigues and Kurtis Reed on Friday, August 7.  "Congratulations to Officers Rodrigues and Reed on graduating the Class II Police Officer class at Passaic County Public Safety Academy," Khairullah said.  "We are ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Friday, August 21, the Hawthorne Police Department and Vitalant services will be hosting a blood drive at the Hawthorne Ambulance Building found at 970 Goffle Road. The blood drive, which is by appointment only, will be running from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  According to a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Sunday morning a young boy walking with his family near the park bridge by the outfield section of the park was hit by a softball. The softball game was immediately stopped and Passaic County Parks Department workers on a golf cart responded to the scene, according to witnesses.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A Hawthorne woman was "fine, only shaken" after a man entered the backseat of her car on August 6.  The resident, who did not wish to be named, said that she was driving alone to run an errand and stopped at an area restaurant for a take-out to bring home. In what she described ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Saturday. In New Jersey, there were 379 new cases reported, with 9 new deaths. Statewide, there are 184,429 positive cases and 14,016 deaths, and 1,853 probable COVID-19 fatalities.   According to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Community Shred Day held at the Municipal Building's parking lot Saturday morning drew much larger numbers of people than were expected, according to sources.  Cars began lining up as early as 8:00 a.m. although the collection trucks were scheduled to arrive at 9:00 a.m.  Given ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A one-time branches collection has been announced by the Borough of Hawthorne for collecting tree and yard waste as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias which struck the borough on Tuesday. A statement from the borough said that branches "will be collected at curbside" listing the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias is still very much evident as one ventures around Hawthorne, a town that was named Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2018. While there are endless benefits to having the picturesque Goffle Brook Park in town, Tuesday's storm reminded ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the Hawthorne Police Department, on Friday, July 31, at 4:39 p.m., a resident at a Royal Avenue apartment reported suspicious broken glass.  When the police arrived, it was determined that two bullets had been fired through a window and that the bullets originated from ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Following the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias, strong winds and rain battered Hawthorne.  The winds ravaged the borough so proud of its trees, with branches and in some cases whole trees collapsing during the storm.  Large segments of Hawthorne were without power and, as of the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released a letter to the borough updating the residents of the situations ongoing.  He indicated that his next letter would come on Monday, instead of his usual twice-a-week schedule.  His letter reads below: Dear Resident, Late this afternoon I had to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne announced on Tuesday that the Municipal Building would be closed on Wednesday "until further notice" as a worker tested positive for COVID-19.  The borough said that the building, which has only recently been opened on a limited basis, will undergo a "deep ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches from the south, a number of branches and trees were damaged by strong winds overnight.  Rains are expected to accumulate as the quick-moving storm draws closer and Governor Phil Murphy called a state of emergency for New Jersey, effective 5:00 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hurricane Isaias, dogged by dry air, wind shear, and land interactions, has struggled to remain an organized storm. However, over the last 24 hours, the structure of the system has improved and intensified on approach to North Carolina. Weather models now show the hurricane merging ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Three seats on the Hawthorne Board of Education are expiring this year and five candidates will appear on the ballot on Election Day.  Each of the current incumbents are seeking re-election: current president Mr. Michael Doyle, Mr. Anthony Puluse, and Mr. Joseph Carr.  ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne will be holding another Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 8, according to borough officials. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Municipal Building between 9:00 a.m. and noon, and residents can bring up to four banker boxes or four ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Martha’s Pantry started from humble beginnings less than a year ago, yet in that time they have become a staple of Hawthorne’s community. On Saturday morning, the food pantry was open once again, with volunteers from St. Clement’s Episcopal Church giving bags of necessities to local ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - On Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Charlie Atie ended 29 years of police service with a public celebration that could be described as nothing less than an outpouring of community love.  Atie, who attended school in the borough he has served almost three decades with the police, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Despite reporting that there were no in-hospital COVID-19 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 10:30 p.m. last night for the first time since March 10, Gov. Phil Murphy expressed disappointment over the increase in the positivity rate in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Agriculture offered advice Wednesday after it got reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. “Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants or be harmful to livestock,” the NJDA said in a ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Wednesday, Mayor Richard Goldberg swore in Lieutenant Benjamin Veenema, Sergeant Nicholas Robert, and Police Officer Jason Minch at a socially-distant ceremony outside the Municipal Building. "I think the public will find they are quality officers who will make the borough ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his Thursday letter to the borough which reads below. Dear Resident, Just a reminder that next week there will be only one letter on Tuesday, August 4th. If anything urgent happens, we will notify you via nixle. Today’s numbers, as of this morning, are ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Environmental Commission Chairwoman Rayna Laiosa announced that the Commission and Green Team will be hosting the grand opening of the "Gateway to the Passaic River" - a project which has taken the time and effort of dedicated volunteers and the support of the borough. Since ...

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