HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg has released the second of his twice-a-week letters.  Ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, he has announced a change of format, since gathering is not possible, to request residents to engage in Memorial Day remembrance.  His letter reads below.

Dear Friends,

The number of confirmed cases as of this morning is 418, 20 fatalities and 24 active.  Numbers in Hawthorne, the County and State continue to have slowed. That just means social distancing, wearing masks and staying home is working. Let’s keep up the good work.

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Monday is Memorial Day, a day when we recall those who went to war never to return. These brave men and women paid the ultimate price, leaving behind loved ones and families, for our freedom and way of life. We are holding a small ceremony which we will tape for broadcast. I’m asking that we join a nationwide effort of honoring our fallen heroes by going outside on Monday at 10 AM and playing the National Anthem. I look forward to next year when we can have a public service and parade.

Our tennis courts will open tomorrow for singles play. It’s the first part on our return to normalcy. We are still waiting to hear from the Governor’s office on the Municipal Pool.

I want to thank all of you that have donated to our non-perishable food pantry. It shows our extraordinary community spirit. We are Hawthorne Strong. 

Thanks for supporting our Hawthorne restaurants by ordering food and buying gift cards. I’m hoping that they will reopen soon.Thank you all for doing your part in combating this virus; together we will prevail.If you have problems or concerns, please email me at rgoldberg@hawthornenj.org or call my office directly at 973-427-1168.

Sincerely,

Mayor Richard S. Goldberg

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