HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg has released the second of his twice-a-week letters to the borough in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  His letter can be found below.

Dear Resident,

We continue to crush the curve: 435 cases, 20 fatalities and 5 active cases. Keep up the good work wearing masks and socially distancing.

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Restaurants have opened for outside dining only. We are working with all of our restaurants to make sure they have tables outside, and we are closing Diamond Bridge Avenue from Lafayette to Grand Avenue.

On Monday salons and barbershops open. Many of us are looking forward to haircuts and hair treatments.

Approximately 72% of the Borough has filed their census forms. We need 100% to make sure Hawthorne gets their fair share. If you haven’t filled out your forms, please do so.

Yesterday I announced that this year there would be no Hawthorne Day. I know this is a disappointment for many, but unfortunately we had no choice. We are looking to have fireworks on an alternative date.

On Monday the County will be doing free COVID 19 testing at the pool parking lot on May Street. You will need to prove that you are Passaic County resident. It will be a saliva test. Then on Wednesday July 1st the County will have a food giveaway at the pool from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm for families in need.

As a reminder, 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 or 973-427-4012. 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 hoping to open the pool on July 2nd and will be charging the August 1st rates. The Municipal Building plans to reopen after the July 4th holiday. Access will be limited, and we will be taking temperatures.

We are here at the Municipal Building, and if you have any questions call 973-427–5555 or my office directly at 973-427-1168.

Mayor Goldberg

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