HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his second letter of the week addressing the borough in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Dear Resident,

The numbers as of this morning are 436 total positives with 20 fatalities and 1 active case.

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Our outdoor dining seems to be successful. We have revisited the restaurants with social distancing reminders and instructions. In the past week I’ve eaten outside in three different restaurants, had great meals, and helped support our local establishments.

People have been hearing a lot of fireworks well into the night and early morning. Most, we believe, are coming from Paterson, although I am sure some of our residents are doing it as well. Under the New Jersey Explosives and Fireworks Act: "It is unlawful to sell, offer to sell, possess or use fireworks. A person is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree if he or she sells, offers to sell, or exposes to sell, or possess with the intent to sell fireworks. A person is guilty of petty disorderly person’s offense if he or she purchases, uses, discharges, causes to be discharged, ignites, fires or otherwise sets in action, or possess fireworks without having the proper permit."

Again, I can’t stress enough the need for social distancing and wearing masks. We in Hawthorne are crushing the virus curve. Let’s keep up the good work.

On July 1st the County is holding a food giveaway for those persons who are in need. You will have to prove that you are a Passaic County resident. It will be in the pool parking lot from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

In addition, 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 hope to open the Municipal Building, with restrictions, after the July 4th holiday.

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

Sincerely,
Mayor Goldberg

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