HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his second letter of the week to the borough.  The contents of the letter are found below:

Dear Resident,

School opened this week, and the Library Board of Trustees voted to return to regular hours starting Saturday at the public library. Slowly we are returning to normal.

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Today’s numbers, as of this morning, are 477 total positives with 20 fatalities and 4 active cases.

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. I still wince when I open the obituary page hoping I don’t see any familiar names. Last week I got my flu shot, pneumonia vaccine and shingles vaccine. I’m trying to flatten my own curve.

I am so pleased with how you have been supporting our local restaurants; now with a combination of outdoor and indoor dining it is easy to help them. Don’t forget to shop local and go to the movies. Let’s help all our Hawthorne businesses.

I can’t stress enough the need for social distancing and wearing masks. Wearing a mask is inconvenient, hurts our ears, makes it tough to breathe, but the effort, however, is worth it - it is saving lives.

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our 9-11 observance. It will be held at 6:30 pm at our memorial on Goffle Road. Join your fellow residents as we honor the fallen and our heroic first responders.

Please remember that 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 at the Municipal Building. If you have any questions, please call us at 973-427-5555 or my office directly at 973-427-1168.

Mayor Goldberg

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