HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his first letter of the week, updating the borough.  His letter is below:

Dear Friends,

I am proud of Hawthorne and its response to the virus. As of this morning we have 423 positive tests with 20 fatalities and 22 active. One week ago we had 413 positive cases. That means in the last week only 10 new cases. Back in March we were getting double-digit cases daily. Our last fatality was nearly 3 weeks ago. Masks, social distancing and limited trips are working.

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We are looking to reopening the economy. The Governor has increased the number of attendees to 25 for outdoor activities. People are beginning to socialize, but we must remain vigilant. Use common sense and remember that our elder population is the most vulnerable.

Just yesterday I phoned the Governor’s office to ask about opening our Borough pool. I was told that the decision has yet to be made and wasn’t sure when, but soon he said. It’s nice to know that the Governor is allowing us go to an archery range but can’t make a decision on public pools.

Hopefully your anxiety and fears about this virus are waning. I think the worst has passed; however, we need to remain aware and not put us or others in jeopardy.

Please remember that taxes are due no later than June 1; the grace period will end, and after June 1 interest on taxes reverts to May 1. Keep up the good work and God bless.
If you have problems or concerns, please email me directly at rgoldberg@hawthornenj.org or call my office at 973-427-1168.

Sincerely,
Mayor Goldberg

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