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Cancer Survivors Win At Westfield’s 10th Annual ‘Pink Out’ Volleyball Tournament

October 14, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — As important as the match was for both Westfield and Union Catholic, the cause both teams played for put the volleyball result in the back seat Saturday. 

Union Catholic captured a three-set win in a likely preview of the upcoming Union County Tournament final. But the Scotch Plains win wasn’t the main event at Westfield High School's ...

Westfield to Go Pink Saturday for Annual Volleyball Tourney for Breast Cancer Awareness

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School will make the switch to pink from its traditional color of blue this Saturday afternoon, as the Westfield girls’ volleyball program will host its 10th annual “Pink Out” tournament in accordance with October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

All three Westfield girls’ volleyball teams — Freshmen, JV, and ...

Westfield House Foreclosed, Mom With Breast Cancer Rides ‘Roller Coaster’; GoFundMe Set Up to Help

WESTFIELD, NJ — The 54-year-old single mom and longtime Union County resident didn’t think her life would get worse after her home in Westfield was foreclosed on.

Then Annie Vann-Ashkenazi, a mother of four, got the call from Overlook Medical Center.

“Two days after I got here, I received a call from Overlook Hospital that changed everything,” Vann-Ashkenazi, 54, ...

JCC Offers Free Cancer Recovery Fitness Program Thanks to Westfield-Based Charity

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — With a grant from the Westfield-based Stad’s Crabfest Foundation, the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains is offering an eight-week cancer exercise training/recovery program for six qualified individuals who are undergoing or recently underwent treatment for cancer.

The program, which will run from Oct. 23 until Dec. 11, will provide hands-on training with ...

Westfield Youth, 10, Scouts Will Walk To Fight Juvenile Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Can Be Be A Bear

WESTFIELD, NJ – A fourth-grader at Jefferson School, Jack Hamel has his blood sugar tested by the school nurse daily.

Each time he eats, the 10-year-old must take insulin shots. He has type 1, or juvenile, diabetes and hopes one day there will be a cure for the disease that prevents his body from producing the insulin needed to convert food into ...

Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle to be Honored at YWCA 40th Anniversary Gala

GARWOOD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle will be one of 16 women honorees to be recognized at the YWCA Union County’s 40th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Westwood in Garwood.

Brindle is also one of six mayors to be honored at the event, including mayors from Roselle, Union, Fanwood, Summit and Hillside.

“I’m thrilled to be included alongside ...

Wish Made True: Westfield Youth With Brain Cancer Goes to Galapagos

WESTFIELD, NJ — Maddie Sandford is battling a rare brain cancer doctors diagnosed her with nearly a year ago, on her 17th birthday.

The diagnosis was far from an ideal birthday gift for the Westfield teenager, but with the help of the Make a Wish Foundation of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Maddie and her mother, Alexandra, experienced an adventure in the ...

For Westfield Biz Magnate, Neighbors Were ‘Extremely Important’

WESTFIELD, NJ — A late New Jersey industrialist and his wife who both lived to 100 have been recognized for their quiet community contributions.

Town officials on Tuesday named a small island at the entrance to Watchung Fork after Patricia and Grover Connell, president of the Connell Co., a manufacturer of rice and sugar. Grover Connell died in October. His wife, Patricia, died in ...

Girl Scouts Build Bat Boxes for Westfield Bird Sanctuary

WESTFIELD, NJ — Mackenzi Higgins and Angela Nazzaro, members of Girl Scout Troop 40861 out of Westfield High School, presented their plan to install bat boxes in the Dunham Avenue Bird Sanctuary to Westfield’s town council recently.

The project, which will help the girls earn the Girl Scouts Silver Award, is designed to help bats and raise awareness about how the ...

Community and Cops Connect at Westfield PBA Car Show

WESTFIELD, NJ — Local car lovers enjoyed about 155 cars, Jeeps, trucks and motorcycles at the second annual Westfield Police Benevolent Association Car Show Saturday at the South Avenue train station parking lot. 

Adults and children alike viewed a variety of vehicles and enjoyed food from local vendors and food trucks.

“This event brought the police department and ...


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Thu, October 18, 4:00 PM

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New Jersey Hearing Project Audiologists Recognized for Helping Make Hearing Aid Program a Success

October 13, 2018

N.J. Human Services Commissioner Johnson Offers Thanks for Participating in Program that Helps Older New Jerseyans with Low-Incomes  

(MONTCLAIR) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Friday recognized and thanked audiologists who have participated in the New Jersey Hearing Project, which provides free refurbished hearing aids to eligible older ...