HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his second letter of the week, announcing positive developments in defeating coronavirus spread, as well as a demonstration which will process through Hawthorne on Sunday.  His letter reads below:

Dear Residents,

Let me start this letter with good news. We haven’t added a new case of the virus since Saturday. Our numbers are 429 cases with 20 fatalities and 16 active cases. Great job to the Borough residents on crushing the curve. Don’t let up, keep practicing social distancing and wearing masks.

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The County is bringing free COVID 19 testing to Hawthorne at a date to be determined; this will be a drive through process, and you will need a driver’s license to prove you are a Passaic County resident. In addition, the County will also be distributing food to people who have the need or can’t get to a supermarket, again at a date to be determined. My hope is to be at each event to greet our residents and support and thank the County.

We are getting closer to reopening the economy with restaurants and non- essential retail opening on June 15th. Dining will be outdoors only, and we are working with our local eateries to help them open. Then the following week the barbers and hairdressers open. I can’t wait, because I definitely need a haircut.

The Borough is staffed every weekday, but if you need to get in touch with someone at the Borough after hours or on a weekend, I invite you to reach out by email. Please go to the Borough website www.hawthornenj.org and search in the top right for “Staff”. The directory will show our email addresses.

Please remember that the Borough has a non-perishable food pantry that is available to those in need. Please call our Health Department for more information at either 973-427-4011 or 973-427-4021.

Just a heads up: there is a march and protest scheduled for Sunday. The protestors will gather in the pool parking lot and walk to the Municipal Building. Our Police will be closing roads to ensure their safety. We expect a well behaved and respectful protest, and we celebrate First Amendment rights.

Stay safe and continue to check on your elderly family and neighbors. Continue to show what a caring community we are. We are Hawthorne Strong.

Mayor Richard Goldberg

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