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Mayor Goldberg: Hawthorne Has 2 Active Virus Cases, WWII Hero Honored, Seniors Can Get Free Pool Membership

June 14, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough, found below.

Dear Resident,

The numbers as of this morning are 2,573 total cases since March 2020, 46 fatalities and 2 active cases. These numbers are great news.

Masks are only encouraged for non-vaccinated people, although in some places like public transportation and doctors’ offices they are still ...

Danilo Ramirez Sworn into Hawthorne Board of Health

HAWTHORNE, NJ - At the last meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hawthorne, Mayor Goldberg filled an appointment to the Board of Health when he swore in Danilo Ramirez to serve.

"I would like to thank Mayor Goldberg and the council of the town," Ramirez said via the virtual meeting.  "My wife, daughter, and son are very happy to be here and I look forward to ...

Mayor Goldberg Salutes D-Day Veterans; Thanks Residents' Kindness Displayed at Municipal Swimming Pool

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough, found below.

Dear Resident,

Yesterday marked the anniversary of D-Day. The Allied forces stormed the beaches on June 6, 1944. We remember the courage and sacrifices made that day under horrific conditions. Veterans of WWII are now in their mid-nineties. God bless them and those who didn’t survive that day.

I ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-driver ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

End of the Virtual Era: Borough Meetings to be in Person Again

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Mayor and Borough Council have been meeting virtually since May 6, 2020, but thanks to an improving situation with respect to the coronavirus pandemic, that will come to an end after 13 months.

The borough council meetings have been held using the GoToMeeting platform, sometimes affected by the technical issues that anyone who has worked remotely in the past year will ...

Mayor Goldberg Proclaims June as "Pride Month" in Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - June is officially Pride Month in Hawthorne, following a proclamation by Mayor Richard S. Goldberg at the Wednesday, June 2 council meeting.

The proclamation comes a year after the founding of the Hawthorne Pride Alliance, an advisory committee to the mayor established last June to educate the residents about matters related to the LGBTQ community.  The borough had ...

Mayor Goldberg Hails Hawthorne Memorial Day Success, Announces By-Appointment COVID Vaccinations for Monday

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough Tuesday, the day after the borough's Memorial Day service.  Throughout the pandemic, the mayor has encouraged residents to get vaccinated and continue safe practices to stay healthy.  He announced that the borough will be offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by appointment on ...

Gov. Murphy: Employers Can Allow Vaccinated Staff to Go Maskless, Bring Back Remote Workers

TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order.

The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum staffing levels in the workplace and allows employers to call back employees who have ...

Mayor Goldberg Hopes to Fully Open Town Hall June 1, Hails Upcoming Memorial Day Program

HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday, Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough, found below.

Dear Resident,

Today’s numbers as of this morning are 2,563 total positives since March 2020, with 47 fatalities and 15 active cases.  

We are anxiously awaiting word from the Governor on an ending of masks indoors for fully vaccinated people. He has already lifted the ...

Murphy Ends Indoor Mask Mandate for People Who Are Fully Vaccinated; Raises Gathering Limits

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend. 

Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance floors at bars and restaurants, along with the restriction on ordering and ...

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Summer is the Perfect Time at PCCC, Classes Start June 14 and July 7

Summer is the perfect time and Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is the perfect place to get started, get ahead, or catch up on your college education.

Two summer semesters are coming up with a wide range of courses in high-demand career fields including math, biology, technology, business, healthcare and much more.  

Are you a first-time college student? PCCC offers ...

Passaic County Community College Foundation Announces New Partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union

The Passaic County Community College (PCCC) Foundation proudly announces an exciting new partnership with Visions Federal Credit Union (Visions FCU), a New York state-based financial institution that recently established a local branch office and that maintains a commitment to supporting education, the communities they serve, and social justice. 

The partnership was inaugurated last ...

Thank you from Team Lane

June 9, 2021

Dear Editor,

The members of Team Lane - John Lane, Dominic Mele, Anna Marie Sasso, and Bruce A. Bennett - would like to thank the voters of Hawthorne who took time out from their busy schedules to go to the polls on primary day and make their voices heard. We would particularly like to thank all the residents who gave us their vote of confidence and with it the privilege of representing them ...

Foley: Young Parents Deserve A Voice On The Council

Dear Editor,

It is truly an honor to be on the ballot for council-at-large in the June Democratic primary.  As a life-long Hawthorne resident, and a first-time candidate, I'm excited to embark on this journey with my running mates on the Team Hawthorne Democrats 2021 slate. 

As a life-long Hawthorne resident, I know firsthand what a great town Hawthorne is for our young ...

Nutley Commissioners Say No to Cannabis for the Time Being and Pass Ordinance 3473

June 9, 2021

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Board of Commissioners unanimously passed Ordinance 3473 after holding a public hearing. While no one actually spoke during the public hearing, two residents came forward during the public comment portion of the meeting beforehand. Public Safety Commissioner Alphonse Petracco was absent-excused.

Mayor/Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci introduced the ...

The Pride Flag Flies at Wayne Town Hall For the First Time

WAYNE, NJ – For the first time in Wayne’s history, the pride flag was raised at Town Hall. It was first flown on June 1, the first day of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and will stay up till the end of June. Members of the LGBTQ community in Wayne are excited and proud that the flag is flying in their hometown.

The flag came from a request from Fifth Ward Councilwoman, Fran ...

Make the Call

A few days ago, I was looking through photos from my childhood and I started reminiscing about family members who have passed or with whom I’ve lost contact. One memory was front and center because it jarred strong emotions within me.

My father’s cousin was a wonderful man who was a high level production executive for the ABC television network. He started as an elevator operator ...

Anything is Possible

Memorial Day weekend, for many, signifies the unofficial start to summer. This past weekend, as I was looking at my swimming pool, I began to think about how I felt four years ago when I was able to make a dream a reality.

Four years ago, friends and family had to listen to me ramble on about the pool I just added to my backyard. Hearing me, one would have thought that I had the most ...

Prospect Park Advertisement for Bids

June 10, 2021

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed bids will be opened, read aloud and available for viewing by the public via live streaming using the web address https://www.prospectpark.net/pp/ , by the Borough Administrator in the Borough of Prospect Park, Borough Hall, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508 in the ...

Prospect Park Advertisement for Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK

PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that sealed bids will be opened, read aloud, and available for viewing by the public via live streaming using the web address https://www.prospectpark.net/pp/, by the Borough Administrator in the Borough of Prospect Park, Borough Hall, 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508 in the ...

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

My Own Private Ice Cube

Now that the economy is picking up and throngs of people are once again milling about freely, I’ve been thinking about buying an island.

Nothing too exotic. Just some beautiful water-lapped property of my own somewhere south of here where I can escape. Someplace private with pristine waters and spectacular 360 degree views. Someplace without neighbors who complain every time I crank up ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

NJ Dentist Uses Dental Lasers to Painlessly Treat Patients

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Joseph DalBon, DMD, spoke with TAPintoTV about the laser technology he uses at his practice, New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, and the many benefits this technology offers to his patients, notably the absence of pain for many dental procedures. “It’s probably the best technology that you could use in dentistry,” DalBon said. 

DalBon ...