HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg has released his first letter of the week, found below:

Dear Resident,

Today’s numbers, as of this morning, are 472 total positives, with 20 fatalities and 8 active cases. We seem to be in a pattern of adding one, subtracting one. While I would love to announce no active cases, as long as we stay below 10 I’m happy.

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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. We are closing in on four months without a new fatality, and for that I’m grateful.

Today the Governor announced indoor dining at 25% of capacity, with a limit of 150 people. Hawthorne restaurants can continue their outside dining, so pick the option that you are most comfortable with when dining out.

No one enjoys wearing a mask, but it is keeping people safe and alive.

We are looking to have the Mayor’s Halloween parade outside with social distancing. I think by then we will be ready for some community fun.

Our swimming pool closes on Monday. A big thank you to Rob Berger and his staff for an abbreviated but successful season.

For those that aren’t aware, 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. Again, 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.

Also remember that we are having our 9-11 observance at 6:30 PM on September 11th. Please join us, wearing masks, at our memorial located by the ambulance corps building on Goffle Road, as we remember and honor our first responders.

We are here at the Municipal Building, by appointment. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call us at 973-427-5555 or my office directly at 973-427-1168.

Sincerely,

Mayor Goldberg
 

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