HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne's Mayor Richard Goldberg released his first letter of the week, addressing the updates facing the borough as the pandemic continues.  His letter is below.

Dear Resident,

With summer vacations planned for the next couple of weeks, my next letter will be published this Wednesday and then next Tuesday, August 4th. If anything urgent happens, we will notify you via Nixle.

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Today’s numbers as of this morning are 441 total positive cases, with 20 fatalities and 2 active cases. These actives are new cases, as you can see the total was raised by 2.

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. Keep wearing your mask and practice social distancing - this not only protects you, but those around you.

Remember, the Census is taking place this year. It will decide things like Congressional representation, funding, and grant opportunities. We need for everyone in Hawthorne to be counted. As of today 73.10% of residents have responded. The State average is 64.30%. If you don’t respond, eventually someone will call or knock on your door for the information.

Thank you for supporting our restaurants; they need our help. People have enjoyed the closing of Diamond Bridge Avenue for dining, but remember that there are other businesses on Diamond Bridge Avenue that could use our help as well. I urge you to shop local to help all the businesses in the Borough, not just food establishments.

We are in the middle of a heat wave. Check in on your elderly neighbors to make sure they are okay. Take advantage of the pool to cool off.
I’ve noticed on social media people doing food drives for their neighbors or people they know are struggling. Please be aware that the Borough has a fully-stocked, 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 we are open. If you have any questions, please call us at 973-427-5555 or my office directly at 973-427-1168.

Sincerely,

Mayor Goldberg

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