HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg has released the first of his twice-a-week letters to the borough.  It is found below:

Dear Resident,

On March 13th Hawthorne recorded it first-COVID 19 positive case. After 4 months, 437 positive cases and 20 fatalities, I am happy to report today that there are no active cases in Hawthorne. You crushed the curve by socially distancing, wearing masks and in the beginning staying home.

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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, but the battle is not over. We must remain vigilant.

Our outdoor dining is doing well, and we are expanding the closing of Diamond Bridge Avenue to include Sundays. It appears those outside the street closure are doing well; I saw that the Goffle Grill has added outside seating, and Blackjack Mulligan’s is opening on Wednesday. I urge you to support our restaurants by outside or takeaway dining.

This morning we have opened the Municipal Building to the public from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. As you enter the Municipal Building, the receptionist will take your temperature, your name and what department you are going to. You can still use the rear vestibule for drop offs if you are uncomfortable coming inside.

The pool is open, and I’m hearing only good things. There is an adult swim for the first hour before we allow children into the pool.

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. 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 to serve you at the Municipal Building; please call us if you have any questions or concerns at 973-427-5555.

Mayor Goldberg


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