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Citizen Spotlight

September 26, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Diane Zawadzki is a life-long resident of Hawthorne.  In fact, her roots to the borough stretch back to her great-grandparents who called the town home, making her one of the "most Hawthorne" residents one could ever come across.  Now, as the winner of the "Name the Park" contest, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor John Lane, accompanied by members of the borough council, the Hispanic Heritage Committee, and residents gathered in the drizzling rain outside the Volunteer Ambulance Building Monday evening to raise a flag on the borough's special purposes pole celebrating Hispanic Heritage ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks was recognized with respectful solemnity Sunday evening at the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance building.  The ceremony is traditionally held outside, in front of the borough's memorial which includes a piece of steel from the World ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When Ariana Sisco, 12, was brought to "Find the Hawthorne Bee"-participating businesses in town, she got her "passport" stamped at each.  In fact, thirty businesses had participated in what is a joint Hawthorne Green Team and Chamber of Commerce endeavor to promote local businesses.

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne said that Assemblyman Brian Bergen from neighboring LD-25 will return to Hawthorne as this year's special guest speaker at the annual 9/11 Memorial.  Bergen was the guest speaker at the 2021 Memorial Day service, when there was no parade held due to ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Visitors to Hofstra Park in Prospect Park will be greeted by a municipally-commissioned mural, a multi-flag art installation called "One Humanity" which was designed by Christopher Pico, a graduate of Eastern Christian High School. Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and the Borough ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - There was the doctor, the lawyer, the politician, the teacher, the stay-at-home mom, and many other residents with impressive titles who all adopted the role of concerned citizens when they gathered on Friday, June 24, for a procession and vigil to save lives from gun ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Friday, starting at 6 p.m., a procession will walk from St. Clement's Episcopal Church found at 271 Lafayette Avenue up to the Municipal Building for a 7 p.m. vigil.  The organizers encourage those attending to wear orange to recognize and remember the victims of gun violence ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Where Dixie Avenue meets Lincoln Avenue now bears the name of Private First Class James P. McGrath, a Hawthorne soldier who lost his life in France during the Second World War.  The McGrath family at the time lived on Dixie Avenue, and the Borough of Hawthorne memorialized him with ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – Pride Month was inaugurated in the borough of Hawthorne with the raising of the rainbow flag by the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Building Wednesday evening.  In the midst of a gentle drizzle, Mayor John Lane and Hawthorne Pride Alliance Chairman Mike Stracco raised the rainbow flag ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Joe Metzler said he waited three years to become Hawthorne’s Memorial Day Grand Marshall. “It's been three years since the first time I was supposed to be grand marshal, and now it finally came true. It really is an honor,” he said. Metzler was slated to serve as Grand Marshall ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Monday's noon Memorial Day Service at the borough hall will be followed by a parade at 1:30.  The parade will start at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Rea Avenue and see two Vietnam veterans, Ken Houstma and Joe Metzler, serve as the grand marshals.  Houtsma served in the US Air ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Friday evening, members of the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Borough Council, Mayor Lane, and community joined at the HVAC building on Goffle Road to raise a flag recognizing the commencement of EMS Week, which actually starts on Monday. The corps was named in honor of the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Almost 78 years after MoMM3c Francis Zinn's death in the Pacific Theater of World War Two, the borough of Hawthorne recognized and honored its lost son by dedicating the corner of McKinley Avenue and Lafayette Avenue in his memory with his family members.  Amid drizzly weather, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders. Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - When Sakaria "Zack" Tahhan, 21, identified the alleged Brooklyn subway shooter, Frank James, 62, while working on a security camera system in New York City, he wasted no time in alerting the NYPD.  The police had been investigating the mass shooting, which wounded many with ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Sakaria "Zack" Tahhan, a twenty-one year old New Jersey resident who is credited for helping identify the alleged perpetrator of a mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway on April 12, will be honored in Prospect Park Friday by Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and Montvale Mayor Mike ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Borough of Hawthorne has turned 124 and is as vibrant and active as ever.  Established during the "boroughitis" years in New Jersey, Hawthorne became a borough by an act of the State Legislature on March 24, 1898.  Hawthorne was created from a portion of the former Manchester ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff until Sunday, March 27 in honor of Madeleine Albright, President Biden announced.  "As a mark of respect for former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright and her life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As most of Hawthorne watched the war between Russia and Ukraine unfold, a few Hawthorne families followed the events with a more personal and keen interest. The Hawthorne families are directly from the affected countries of Ukraine and Russia and others still have friends and ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Pride Alliance/Foundation has unveiled their honorees in recognition of Women's History Month. "Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The flag of Ukraine now flies over Hawthorne. It was raised Thursday morning at 9 a.m. as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the war on Ukraine. Hawthorne residents Marie and Sharon Albin, mother and daughter respectively, donated the flag to the Hawthorne Borough Council ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On January 31, Eleanor Platz, a resident at Van Dyk Park Place on Goffle Road, turned 100-years-old.  Eleanor was born to immigrants Angela and Frank Marino, who left Italy and settled in Brooklyn.  According to her daughter, Barbara Conner, she was one of nine children in total, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Rayna Laiosa, who serves as Hawthorne's Ward 2 Councilwoman and the Chair of the Hawthorne Environmental Commission, has been appointed to the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) Board of Trustees. According to Laiosa, the Hawthorne Environmental ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The municipal flags have been ordered to half-staff by Mayor Mohamed Khairullah as the borough mourns the passing of Samir N. Hayek, a former councilman and businessman.  Hayek, who died on Saturday, aged 80, served on the borough council from 2009 until his resignation in ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Thursday at 12:30 p.m., under grey skies, Mayor Richard Goldberg left the Municipal Building amid a "clap out" of municipal workers, members of the borough council, police, fire officials, friends, and his wife Sharon. Goldberg concludes 24 years of public service as mayor and ...

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COLLEGE STATION, TX — Wreaths Across America and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and entry of the United States into World War II. "We will remember fallen Americans from the 'day that will live in infamy.' We will honor ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – On Friday afternoon, Mayor Richard S. Goldberg was honored at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawthorne for his many years of dedicated service.  Boys and Girls Club CEO John Bertollo hosted the luncheon event in the gymnasium which now bears the name of the mayor on the outside of the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At 7 a.m. Tuesday, the flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was raised on the borough's special purposes pole, fluttering in the crisp breeze by the Ambulance Building.  The flag was raised to recognize Dutch-American Heritage Day for the first time in the borough. "Hawthorne ...

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