WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield man beat coronavirus. Now, the owner of Sheelan’s Crossing Pub & Bistro is working to keep his bar afloat.

Nearly half of the coronavirus deaths to occur in Westfield have been at the two nursing homes in the town. At one of the homes 25 residents and seven staff members have tested positive. The other home declined to provide a count of cases.

But don’t think everything is about coronavirus. The town this week moved toward a measure intended to incentivize development in the downtown. Read these stories, and more, at the links below.

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Pub Owner, a Westfield Resident, Beat COVID-19. Now He Faces Ailing Economy

Nearly Half of Westfield’s Known Coronavirus Deaths Have Been at Nursing Homes

Balloon Artist Filling Westfield With Positive Messages During Pandemic

Westfield Moves Toward Tax Incentives for Downtown Development

Coronavirus: Westfield Reports Two More Deaths, Town Events Canceled Through May

Westfield Woman, 75, is Town's 14th Coronavirus Death, Mayor Says

Westfield Coronavirus Deaths Surpass Local Number Who Died in 9/11

Westfield Schools Swapping Videoconference Platforms Amid Security Concerns

Westfield, Area Residents Come Together to Help Rahway Food for Friends

Pallet Paintings in Westfield a Boost for ‘We Love Local’ Coronavirus Campaign

Coronavirus: Westfield Mayor Calls on Public to Help Make Protective Gowns

Will Westfield Taxpayers Get a Property tax Extension Due to Coronavirus?

Westfield Conservation Center Sees Opening Day Rush. Town Limiting Permit Sales.

Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week: Isabel Boufarah

NJ Service Workers Hit Hard in Pandemic Getting Some Relief in Online Tips

Gov. Murphy on Returning to Normal Soon: ‘I Just Don't See It’

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