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Conversations, CAKE and Canine Companions at Westfield's First Mental Health Fair

May 15, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s first Mental Health Fair on Sunday gave people hands-on connections with providers, education about mindfulness and other coping techniques and a relaxing walk in the park complete with furry friends and sweet treats. 

Attendees strolled through Mindowaskin Park during the Walk for CAKE, the Westfield Mental Health Council’s ongoing initiative ...

Find Tools, Resources to Make Life Sweeter at Westfield’s Mental Health Day Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — A stroll in the park, sweet treats, therapeutic art sessions, a chance to meet therapy dogs and more are slated for Westfield’s first Mental Health Day Sunday, May 15 in celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Month.

The day’s activities are for people of all ages, and you don’t have live in Westfield to attend, said Dominique Trott, a member of ...

Westfield Seeing ‘High’ Level of COVID Activity as Cases Rise Across NJ

WESTFIELD, NJ — With newly identified variants of the disease spreading, health officials are telling people to test early if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19, the mayor said Saturday.

In April, Westfield recorded 294 cases of COVID-19, marking an increase of 131% from the 127 cases identified in the month before, according to Mayor Shelley Brindle.

“Health officials ...

After CPR Saved Her Life, Local Cardiac Arrest Survivor Pays it Forward

GARWOOD, NJ — Jill Pall knows the importance of CPR. Not long ago, it saved her life.

In June, Pall joined friends at the dog park at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside for a planned afternoon “Littles Luau” for their dogs.

“My friend had gotten a Hawaiian shirt for her dog,” said Pall, who lives in Garwood. “It didn’t fit, so she asked if ...

Westfield Restaurant Readying to Establish Outdoor ‘Doggie Café’

WESTFIELD, NJ — A South Avenue restaurant is getting ready to convert a portion of its outdoor dining area into one that caters to canines, including with a “doggie menu.”

The board of health earlier this week considered 1958 Cuban Cuisine’s request to create what Health Officer Megan Avallone described as a “doggie café” by converting a portion of ...

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Free Webinar: Mental Health 101

May 16, 2022

In a resolution passed last week at the Union County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners designated May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, the Department of Human Service’s Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse in partnership with Atlantic Health System will host a free webinar titled, “Mental Health 101: How Do We ...

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Overturned Car Closes Intersection in Scotch Plains Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A car overturned in a crash near the corner of Forest Road and Westfield Avenue (near Fresh Mart) in downtown Scotch Plains on Monday afternoon. Police closed off the intersection around 5 p.m.

A witness who did not want to be identified said that the car sped around the corner and hit a parked car, then flipped and landed ...

A Letter From Westfield Citizens For Right Sizing The Prospect Street & Ferris Place Development

May 18, 2022

We are residents in Westfield asking the Town Council to reduce the size and scope of the proposed Sophia apartment development on the corner of Prospect Street & Ferris Place.

The proposed four-story development includes 64 apartments and 96 parking spaces on less than one acre of property. 

We are not opposed to redevelopment; rather, we ask that this project ...

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Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Westfield

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Welcomes Rev Anthony ...

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Motion is Lotion! Keep Joints Happy and Healthy

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Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Westfield

Holy Trinity Catholic Church Welcomes Rev Anthony ...

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Summer is Here and Ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

May 18, 2022

After a soggy spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship Bottom; ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

23 Homes Sold May 7 -14 in Westfield Area

Information provided by Susan Massa Broker Associate Keller Williams Premier Properties 908-400-0778.

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

EDISON, NJ -- Gurinder Singh of Carteret, a senior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, was among three local high school seniors to receive Good Citizen Awards from The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR).

Each school selected one Good Citizen from their senior class based on Dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality), Service (cooperation, ...

Facing the unknown – What parents can tell kids when answers fail

A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory.

Predictions are like opinions, everyone has one. When I signed on for parenthood, I tried to anticipate ...

Tips on Manifesting and Getting Stuff Done

Ever wonder how some people seem to get so many things done in a short period of time?  Well, they probably know the secret to quickly manifesting their goals. There are tons of books out there on manifesting, but the truth is, you only need to be in tune with your own body to really achieve your goals and dreams. 

In the above video, I give you some tips on how to super ...

Westfield 5th Graders Qualify for National Geography Bee

Franklin 5th graders Henry Tuttle, Karl Westerling, Matt Taormina, James Holleran and Shaan Patel (not pictured) made it to the final rounds of the regional competition of the International Geography Bee while qualifying to compete in Nationals in June.

Essential Summer Water Safety Tips From the Westfield Area YMCA

National Water Safety Month is in May and is a kick-off for the summer season. This is the perfect time for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of water safety and equip kids and adults with the essential skills to keep them safe in and around water.

As “America’s Swim Instructor,” the YMCA teaches more than 1 million children invaluable water safety and ...

Is the Spike in Commodity Prices Sustainable?

For a glimpse of just how volatile commodities currently are, look at nickel markets. Prices doubled in early March. Then they fell sharply. Then the London Metals Exchange halted trading. In late March, the market for nickel — a key component in electric vehicle batteries and stainless steel products — reopened but with strict trading limits.

It’s just one example of how the ...

Who is Holy?

Who is holy? Is it the mystic in the mountains, the monk in the monastery, or the guru in the garage? Perhaps it is the lady with the crystal ball or the meditating yogi?

People today have fallen in love with Spirituality, Mysticism and Kabbalah. Great. I’ve even given a whole series of Kabbalah classes myself. Judaism is certainly rich in spirituality and the mystical ...

How To Change When It Feels Impossible

As a mental health and pain management coach, I spend a lot of time talking to my clients about managing chronic pain, chronic illness, and mental health struggles like depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, bipolar disorder, etc. 

In the process, I often hear, "I want to change Christina, but I just can't." My response is always, "well…you get to decide that." ...

Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

May 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

Obituaries

Nov 28, 1931 - Jan 19, 2022
Austin George Habib, 90, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022, surrounded by his ...
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