Health & Wellness

May 6, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — A restaurant at the South Avenue Circle has been ordered shut for four days after health inspectors discovered the latest in a series of health code violations. Principal Health Inspector Helen Mendez told the board of health Monday that an inspector found insect-covered ribs at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The owner of a Central Avenue restaurant known for ramen bowls and sushi burritos found himself in front of the Westfield Board of Health earlier this week, where he was called to answer for repeat health code violations including improper handwashing and inadequate sanitization of ...

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The mayor reported one new COVID-19 death Monday. WESTFIELD, NJ — In the town, 78% of adults have now been partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and 57% of adults are fully vaccinated, officials said Monday. The figures, which are as of April 23, include only people 18 and over. Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — Westfield High School freshmen Ava Aronowitz, Brooke Horowitz and Emily Constable, founders of the school’s mental health awareness club, Every Mind Matters, look to make a meaningful impact in their community one cookie at a time. Coming together after a club meeting in early ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department’s vaccine program for homebound people is on hold while authorities look into reports that have tied the more easily transportable one-shot vaccine to exceedingly rare but severe blood clots, the mayor said Friday. Earlier this week, the ...

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Trader Joe’s Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential undeclared milk allergen, parent company, Snak King Corporation announced. The recall includes the 9-ounce package with a sell by date of 8/09/21 and 08/10/21. The recalled products were ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Raw beef thawing in a mop-sink, visibly soiled food preparation surfaces and mold on a wall are among the conditions that health officials said have caused them to mandate training for a local restaurant repeatedly cited for health code violations. During a hearing before the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town reported three coronavirus deaths in March as total virus cases rose by 17% to 272 people, according to the mayor. Mayor Shelley Brindle had in March reported that a 78-year-old woman, a 90-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man died, bringing the number of Westfield ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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Updated at 12:35 p.m. UNION COUNTY, NJ — People eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 should get whatever vaccine they can as soon as possible, doctors and health officials said at a virtual forum co-hosted by the Westfield Regional Health Department and Overlook Family Practice Tuesday.  As ...

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Westfield's COVID-19 cases declined by about 50% in February, the health officer said. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s Board of Health on Monday faced a barrage of questions from parents seeking clarity on the local health department’s role in rolling out in-person public school instruction amid a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Meaghan B Murphy is a terrible cook. “Seriously awful,” is how the Westfield mother of three children — ages 7, 8 and 10 — describes her culinary skill set. And she’s OK with that gastronomic ineptitude. “I asked myself: Did it really matter whether I made dinner or Trader ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Sunday, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 984,737 first doses and ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — With the coronavirus pandemic highlighting mental health awareness, students attending the Union County Vocational Technical-Schools are educating their community about and advocating for better mental health. During the early stages of the pandemic, UCVTS students attending the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Japanese restaurant called in front of the board of health to answer for repeat health code violations has since passed inspection. Health Officer Megan Avallone reported that after Nagoya Japanese Restaurant’s board hearing for repeated health inspection failures resulting ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center will begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations at the Summit Community Center. The clinic starts Monday. Individuals in Phases 1A and 1B may register with Atlantic Health System to reserve an appointment to receive the COVID-19 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department director envisions her department’s role in distributing vaccines will focus on people unable to travel to vaccination sites and won’t begin until next month when the vaccine is anticipated to become more widely available. While the health ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s Board of Health has announced its meeting schedule for the year. The board of health is scheduled to meet on the first Monday of each month, except for July during which no meeting is scheduled. The meetings are open to the public. The meeting dates are as follows.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seeking answers that might help them navigate a complicated COVID-19 signup process for a vaccine that is in short supply, about 80 people gathered for a virtual Q&A session on the topic. A panel of four medical experts discussed a range of topics on the COVID-19 vaccine ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A group representing the town’s senior citizens has assembled a panel of medical experts to answer questions on the COVID-19 vaccine. Brad Chananie, co-chair of Lifelong Westfield, said the Thursday afternoon forum being billed as a virtual Q&A session will address a gamut of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield sushi restaurant that has repeatedly failed health department inspections must now submit a plan to the town detailing how the ownership will remedy the violations. Last week, the owner of Nagoya Japanese Restaurant appeared in front of the Westfield Board of Health, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Town resident Rob Naulty is in need of a live liver donor. “Some of you may know that I have liver disease. Over time, my liver disease has gotten worse causing my liver not to work well enough to keep me alive,” Naulty writes in a letter, shared with TAPinto Westfield by his ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The mayor on Friday reported two more Westfield COVID-19 deaths and also said the town saw 133 new coronavirus cases over a seven-day time frame. The newly dead were a 92-year-old man associated with a long-term care facility, and another 92-year-old man, who was hospitalized, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In an effort to boost COVID-19 immunizations, health officials in Westfield have formed a subcommittee to address questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The Westfield Board of Health approved the formation of the committee earlier this week as the town’s health officer discussed ...

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A 1-year-old baby is among the 137 new Westfield cases reported. WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle on Friday reported 137 new COVID-19 cases for the past seven days, reflecting the highest count of town residents infected in such a time frame. The people known to be newly infected Jan. 1 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — People who catch COVID-19 may not show symptoms for up to two weeks, meaning that they may not yet know if they caught it at a New Year’s gathering, health officials said. Westfield Regional Health Officer Megan Avallone told NJ Spotlight News that many people are unaware of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Rowdell’s Fitness held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this weekend with Councilwoman Dawn Mackey and representatives from the Downtown Westfield Corporation and the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The fitness center recently relocated from South Avenue to 411 North Ave.

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NEW JERSEY — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on Sept. 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of October ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department cleared 983 COVID-19 cases across the eight towns in its service area in November, comprising 27% of the cases that it has seen since the beginning of the pandemic, the department’s director said Monday. “November was by far the worst ...

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