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Westfield Health Board Assessing Local Impact of Opioid Abuse

November 7, 2018

The Westfield Rescue Squad plans to equip its ambulances with the opioid antidote naloxone.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Looking to focus efforts on better fighting the opioid epidemic, local health officials are seeking statistics to help evaluate the extent to which opioid abuses are impacting residents.

Westfield Regional Health Department officials said at the Westfield Board of Health ...

How Safe is The Turf at Westfield’s Gary Kehler Stadium?

Glaring examples of the field's age show.

WESTFIELD, NJ – Installed 13 years ago, the turf field at Gary Kehler Stadium is set to be resurfaced as part of a $3.03 million renovation of the stadium set to start in April.

But with five months of play remaining before the stadium’s anticipated overhaul starts, the question remains: is the existing field safe?

School ...

Online Survey Queries Westfield Senior Citizens On Services

Updated at 6:58 p.m. Oct. 19

Print Options For Answering Questions Also Offered

WESTFIELD, NJ – Do senior citizens use ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, or do they take the senior bus? How many senior citizens surf the Internet? Do senior citizens access the web from their cell phones?

These are among the questions the Lifelong Westfield Advisory Council is ...

Volunteers Sought for Westfield Task Force to Tackle Mental Illness

WESTFIELD, NJ – A newly formed task force of local officials and volunteers has been charged with identifying best practices for handling mental illness, reducing the stigma surrounding it and heightening awareness of resources available for treatment.

The 10-member Westfield Youth and Family Mental Health Commission to be directed by Mayor Shelley Brindle, Schools Superintendent ...

Grand Opening at Arbor Terrace Mountainside was Indeed Grand

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's.

It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and others who helped turn Arbor Terrace Mountainside from a dream into a ...

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 ...


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On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 15, 2018

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy administration.

Johnson also announced the Department will be surveying mental health and substance ...