HAWTHORNE, NJ - Over the weekend, which culminated in Father's Day on Sunday, the borough enjoyed a period of warm, at times humid, summer weather. With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, residents visited the Diamond Bridge Dining Plaza, the area between Lafayette Avenue and Grand Avenue, to take part in some open-air dining for the local restaurants, while others made the most of the park. Wildlife was in full form at Arnold's Pond, with ducks and geese raising families and rabbits spotted throughout the borough.
TAPinto Hawthorne contributor Judy Kopitar noted that families were fishing and getting ice cream to beat the heat. The picnic tables, which had been closed off with the start of the pandemic, are available once again. The county, however, continues to encourage the wearing of masks and social distancing behavior to help prevent against the spread of the coronavirus. According to reports, New Jersey is one of three states in the union whose efforts to combat the virus have resulted in a strong decline, although officials, including Mayor Goldberg, urge locals to remain vigilant and prevent that work from being undone.
During the evenings and nights over the weekend, several residents complained about fireworks being shot off, sometimes quite late. Often times pets and individuals suffering from PTSD can be adversely affected by the noise of these seemingly random fireworks bursting.
Judy Kopitar contributed to this report.
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