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

Dear Resident,

The numbers as of this morning are 434 total positives with 20 fatalities and only 5 active cases. While our numbers are cause for celebration, we must remain vigilant.

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Yesterday we continued our tradition of naming street corners for those Hawthorne soldiers that died in service to our Country during either WWI, WWII, Korea or Vietnam. We started 9 years ago with Billy Dutches the first Marine from Hawthorne who died in Vietnam. Sunday we gathered at Royal and Diamond Bridge to honor Private Ray Inlow. Ray’s older brother unveiled the sign and gave a moving tribute to his brother. The next dedication will be on July 1st at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Short Street.

As you know, the Governor, as of today, is allowing outdoor dining. The Borough has applied and received permission to close Diamond Bridge Avenue from Lafayette to Grand Avenues from Friday at 5:00 PM until Saturday at 10:00 PM. This will allow the restaurants to put tables in the street to increase seating. We are also working with other dining establishments to enhance their outside space as well.
A week from today Passaic County will do free COVID-19 testing in the pool parking lot on May Street. It is a saliva test and is open to any Passaic County resident. Please bring your driver’s license as proof of residency. Also, on July 1st the County will be distributing food to needy families in the pool lot.

Keep using masks and practice social distancing. It has crushed the curve. Please don’t become complacent.

For those who 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. 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 and follow the prompts, or call my office directly at 973-427-1168.

Sincerely,
Mayor Goldberg

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