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Wed, October 24, 12:00 PM

Youth & Family Counseling, Westfield


Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 10/24/2018 12:00pm 10/24/2018 1:00pm America/New_York FREE PARENT EDUCATION GROUP: DRUG ADDICTION


Learn the facts about drugs

Start a discussion with your kids about drugs

What parent’s must do to keep kids safe

Wednesday October 24th 2018 6:00-7:00

233 Prospect St., Westfield

Facilitated by Todd Loffredo, LPC, LCADC (Licensed Addiction Counselor)

Assistant Director of Youth & Family Counseling ...

233 Prospect Street Westfield, NJ 07090

Fri, October 26, 5:30 PM

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with Jammin Jenn, Plainfield

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy ...

Health & Wellness

Add to My Calendar 10/26/2018 5:30pm 12/28/2018 5:30pm America/New_York WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Music Therapy with JamminJenn

WallynZavy's Autistic Kids Can Do! Inc. is a non-profit 5013c tax-exempt organization that supports families that have autism and special needs through advocacy, social play dates, resources, seminars and workshops. Family counseling is available. Their website is

Jammin Jenn Music Therapy is a program that goal is to capture the power of music at work during the ...

631 E. Front St Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Hit-And-Run Reported Near Holy Trinity School in Westfield

October 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are looking into a potential hit-and-run involving a 17-year-old struck in a crosswalk near Holy Trinity School on Monday.

The youth was not injured in the morning incident during which the driver of a Jeep SUV gave the signal for the teenager to cross, but then struck the youth’s backpack as she was exiting a parking lot on Watterson Street near Rahway ...

Addictive Behaviors That Affect Self-Esteem

Any activity, substance, object, or behavior that becomes the major focus of a person’s life to the exclusion of other activities or has begun to harm the individual whether it be physically, mentally or socially is considered an addictive behavior. A person can become addicted to anything whether it be shopping, surfing the internet, food, alcohol, drugs, compulsive gambling, sex, work, ...

What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Most children who are bullied keep quiet about it and do not tell an adult or parent. It is embarrassing for the child to admit that they are being bullied. Some signs to look out for include doing poorly in school, having low self esteem, being depressed, having sleep problems, withdrawing from school or social activities, being reluctant ...

Red Flags in New Relationships

The first stage of dating begins with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn about each other. Many of us enter into a relationship with the hope that this “may be the one.”

There are many internet dating services that make promises of finding the right partner for you. This can certainly happen and for a few, it’s been a very successful way of finding “the ...

Rose Checchio Served Her Community with Grace and Poise

October 22, 2018

To the Editor:

Today, we join with so many across the Scotch Plains and Fanwood communities to mourn the passing of our dear friend Councilwoman Rose Checchio.

Rose filled many roles; daughter, mother, wife, friend, businesswoman, and community leader. But she was so much more than her titles, life’s challenges only refined her character and taught her to focus her strong spirit ...

Phobias – What Do You Fear?

October 14, 2018

While doing research on phobias, I expected to find the usual ones such as fear of spiders, clowns, water, and driving over bridges. However, I was amazed at the number of phobias out there, the odd names that they have and the specific fears mentioned.


For example, did you know that some people fear peanut butter sticking to the roofs of their mouths? ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Recognizes Alumni at Awards Ceremony and Reception

October 22, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- Three individuals and one team were honored at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Award winners: Khalid Latif of Manhattan (Distinguished Alumnus), Rhona Eserner of Edison (Distinguished Faculty Member), Brian Fraser of Jersey City (Athletic Hall of Fame) and the 1978 ...