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Groceries are now available from eateries in town

Groceries are now available from eateries in town

In addition to our great supermarkets, local eateries are expanding offerings and specialty grocery items safely available for curbside pickup and delivery. Shop owners are going above what's "normal" to provide hard to find items such as toilet paper, flour and milk, fresh sliced bread and produce. 

Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery offers a wide variety of fresh roasted coffee beans and ground coffee, such as Columbian Supremo, Hawaiian Kauai and Kenya AA.  Buy online for curbside pick up or home delivery. 

Bovellas Bake Shoppe Call 908.232.4149 Tues – Sat 8 AM – 4 PM, Sun 8 AM — 7 PM. Deliveries daily or curbside pickup of gallons of milk, loaves challah, french and brioche loaves, kaiser, bagel, white & multigrain thick sliced bread, kosher baked products, limited Passover menu, baked products, Easter wheat pies, pizza rustica, Easter bread, fun decorated cupcakes. Lunch, brunch, breakfast, dessert and free delivery.

Boxwood Coffee Roasters  Call 908.228.5481 for milk and non-dairy milk: Farmland brand skim and whole milk and non-dairy alternatives: Barista brand cartons or soy, almond and oat milk. Online subscription for 7- and 14- day coffee drink home delivery subscription with pastry options.

Farinolio 908.325.2486 Order online for curbside or home delivery: flour, fresh bread baked daily: Tuscan baguette $5, Tuscan ciabatta $5, Tuscan unsalted bread $5, small Schiacciata bread $7 among other fine breads and gluten-free bread and pasta, pastries and savory items, assorted Italian prime cured meats, tuna, cheeses, marinated vegetables, chips, quality chocolates, Easter chocolates, boxes of cookies, orange jam, onion jam, extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar, truffle cream, truffle risotto, gourmet salts, hand soaps, candles, olive wood cheese board, and kitchen items. Large selection of prepared foods.

Manhattan Bagel Order online for curbside delivery: bagels, butter, cream cheese, orange juice, milk, chocolate milk, fruit bowls, yogurt.

Ono Bowls 908.588.2087 Order online for curbside delivery. Produce boxes for fruit & veggies, just fruit or just vegetables. Each with two rolls of toilet paper.

Patricia and Paul Artisans of Fine Oil and Balsamics. 908.232.3866 Order online for free home delivery or curbside pickup:  Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, gluten-free items, local honey, elderberry and honey tonic infused with 12 herbs, roots & spices, kosher items, specialty foods. Spring gift items. Zoom party packages.

 Westfield Seafood Call 908. 233.3042 Order online for curbside delivery: Fresh fish, frozen fish, prepared foods.

Donate or Apply to the "We Love Local" Fund

Donate or Apply to the "We Love Local" Fund

WE LOVE LOCAL!

 

5 Simple Ways to Support Local Businesses

  • Order locally twice a week, or more, for meals, groceries, personal products, toys, crafts, clothes and shoes—for curbside pickup or delivery.
  • Contribute to the #WeLoveLocal fund that helps independent Westfield businesses.
  • Round up your order: Add to an order for tomorrow’s meal, pay for essential workers’ meals or buy food for an elderly neighbor.
  • Maintain your class subscriptions and buy gift cards for future use.

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NJ.com Article by Katie Kausch Concerning Takeout Safety

NJ.com Article by Katie Kausch Concerning Takeout Safety

NJ.com article
posted Updated 7:18 AM; March 19, 2020 at 6:36 AM

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Yes, it’s safe to order restaurant takeout during coronavirus outbreak, expert says

By Katie Kausch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

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Take Care of Yourself

Take Care of Yourself

Health & Wellness

Harmony Meditation Interactive special lecture and guided meditation sessions for connectivity like you’ve never experienced before with benefits for you, your family and your loved ones. Guests and non-members are welcome to this donation special event to help further fund online meditation courses and events. Sunday, April 19, 2020,  3 pm - 3:30pm. To register, visit: https://harmonymeditation.com/

Open Door Therapy virtual relationship counseling HIPAA-compliant, confidential session from their phone or laptop. 908-403-9300

The Oils Room Offering online classes and 1:1 consultations via online conference. Westfield area local delivery or mail out oil samples to enhance the class experience.

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Athleta Instagram Live free classes called Power Hour Monday - Friday 7PM on @Athleta

The Bar Method Live streaming for Active Members begins Monday, March 23. Off Peak Members may take certain classes! Check The Bar Method website. New to The Bar Method? You can also try Bar Online. 908-232-0746

Brassy Buddha Yoga online classes 908-230-4047  

  • Offering live streamed classes daily.  Once a week they offer a FREE class to either adults, kids, or for family meditation.
  • Class schedule can be found on Mindbody and classes can be booked directly through this link.  Class packages are less now in hopes that they keep everyone healthy at this time- MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT.
  • Kids classes area at 2 PM & 3 PM. A Unity Meditation at 8:15 PM Wednesday nights...for the entire family!  And a variety of classes sprinkled throughout each day for all levels of practitioners.

Club Pilates GO Free live classes daily on Facebook. Check the link for the schedule. 

CrossFIt 908 Central Four live workouts through Zoom each day at 7am / 9am / 12pm / 6pm. Anyone with the link can join for no cost. The link can be found daily on our website www.crossfit908.com. Workouts are scalable for all levels and there is no equipment required. 908-347-6812

Kika Stretch Westfield Private Virtual Stretch Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-7pm. Text 908.376.9680 for FREE first session, Book Online www.kikastretchstudios.com

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic will be offering private and group Gyrokinesis classes live online at this time. 908-288-7551

Satsang Yoga Studio online class schedule available 908-789-7203

Westfield Fitness Studio has an one to one private classes and online training program, delivered through Skype and supplemented with pre-recorded videos and programs. The programs are individually tailored based on your assessment and the equipment you have in your home, whether that's a full gym or no dedicated fitness equipment at all. 908-487-7244

 

Skin Care and Beauty

Blende Beauty Will create and deliver, or curbside delivery, custom makeup. 908-588-2094

Blue Mercury Order online.

Facial Reality Spa & Salon Spa Pat is available to talk to you about your skin care questions and make appropriate recommendations and to order products. Give her a call or text her at 908-727-5406. Curbside pickup by appointment or free shipping. Follow them on Facebook so you can see Pat's Spa at Home videos for helpful skin care tips.

Guillotine Salon and Spa Email or call retail products you might need. 908 654-8686 info@guillotinesalonandspa.com

Elegant Image Salon Visit their online store for products. Soon curbside haircolor will be available!  Your formula will be waiting! 908-232-4900

Online Classes from your Favorite Westfield Fitness Studios

Online Classes from your Favorite Westfield Fitness Studios

Many Westfield Fitness Studios holding online classes! Call for more details!

FITNESS CLASSES

Athleta Instagram Live free classes called Power Hour Monday - Friday 7PM on @Athleta

The Bar Method Live streaming for Active Members begins Monday, March 23. Off Peak Members may take certain classes! Check The Bar Method website. New to The Bar Method? You can also try Bar Online. 908-232-0746

Brassy Buddha Yoga online classes 908-230-4047  

  • Offering live streamed classes daily.  Once a week they offer a FREE class to either adults, kids, or for family meditation.
  • Class schedule can be found on Mindbody and classes can be booked directly through this link.  Class packages are less now in hopes that they keep everyone healthy at this time- MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT.
  • Kids classes area at 2 PM & 3 PM. A Unity Meditation at 8:15 PM Wednesday nights...for the entire family!  And a variety of classes sprinkled throughout each day for all levels of practitioners.

Club Pilates GO Free live classes daily on Facebook. Check the link for the schedule. 

CrossFIt 908 Central Four live workouts through Zoom each day at 7am / 9am / 12pm / 6pm. Anyone with the link can join for no cost. The link can be found daily on our website www.crossfit908.com. Workouts are scalable for all levels and there is no equipment required. 908-347-6812

Kika Stretch Westfield Private Virtual Stretch Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-7pm. Text 908.376.9680 for FREE first session, Book Online www.kikastretchstudios.com

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic will be offering private and group Gyrokinesis classes live online at this time. 908-288-7551

Satsang Yoga Studio online class schedule available 908-789-7203

Westfield Fitness Studio has an one to one private classes and online training program, delivered through Skype and supplemented with pre-recorded videos and programs. The programs are individually tailored based on your assessment and the equipment you have in your home, whether that's a full gym or no dedicated fitness equipment at all. 908-487-7244

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Retail Therapy, Get Things Fixed & Things to Do at Home

Retail Therapy, Get Things Fixed & Things to Do at Home

Need something to do? Retail therapy

Check out these safe activities: books, arts and crafts, leveled up recipes and ingredients, and self-care with beauty products are available for delivery and curbside pickup. Online cooking classes, online music and voice lessons are coming soon.

The Town Book Store books available for curbside delivery. 908-233-3535

AR Workshop DIY art and crafts kits for curbside delivery. 908-367-9054

Farinolio Cucina Online cooking and language classes. 908-325-2486


The Savory Spice Shop Online Ordering and shipping.  

Patricia and Paul Artisan of Fine Oils & Balsamics Leveled up ingredients and cooking implements. Gifts. 908-232-3866

Learning Express Toys Call or Facetime with Allison (11am and 3pm), to pick out your favorite toys, games, puzzles, and crafts! Curbside delivery of your purchase! 908-233-1381

Valencia Music School Online music and voice lessons are coming soon. 908-967-0458

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Curbside doggie pickup. 908-264-7452

Ella Allure Redecorate with video walkthrough and online shopping and ordering of products. 908-654-3527

Golden Bee Antiques Ebay store is open with curbside delivery. 908-654-6824

Blende Beauty Will create and deliver, or curbside deliver, custom makeup. 908-588-2094

Blue Mercury Westfield is temporarily closed but you can order online.

Evalyn Dunn Gallery Choice of online ordering, pay by phone at 908-232-0412. Call to set up a Facetime appointment to view products. Gift certificates available.

Galleria West Curbside delivery and pick up. Call  908-301-9217 or 908-512-8827 to make an appointment.

Facial Reality Text or call 908-727-5406, to order your favorite Eminence products. Shipping is FREE and also limited curbside pickup.

Madeline Moss Ordering, design and search services continue from an off-site location. Phone and email client consultations. Delivery. madeline@madelinemoss.com. 908-400-4566

The French Martini Shop online. Curbside delivery, local front door delivery and shipping available. 

Sherwin-Williams can help you with that painting project you have been thinking about! Curbside pickup available. 908-232-8180

Get stuff fixed

The Device Shop will pick up and deliver for all repairs. Need extra computers, IPads or AirPod Pros headphones? They have them. 908-698-4589

Open Door Therapy virtual relationship counseling HIPAA-compliant, confidential session from their phone or laptop. 908-403-9300

Midas will continue car repairs while social distancing with a Key Drop Box and phone contact with the manager. 908-264-5002

Clothing, Jewelry & Shoe Stores

Many clothing, jewelry and shoe stores are open and happy to show you options online, by text or Facetime. Purchase over the phone and have it delivered to your doorstep or pick it up curbside.

Adlers Jewelers If you have an order or repair that is ready for pickup, we can make arrangements for you to have your items delivered to your home with complimentary overnight shipping or curbside delivery. 908-233-4760

N and C Jewelers Online and shop by phone. 908-233-3380

Sole Shoes Order & Delivery both online and phone, curbside and home non-contact delivery. Online and Video Services and youtube videos with different product categories daily. 908-654-7800. https://www.facebook.com/ItalianSOLE/

Jude Connally Shop online. 908-889-0900 or 855-222-JUDE (5833)

I'll take that to go

I'll take that to go

Delicious options for dining—even as we practice social distancing. 

Most downtown Westfield restaurants are open. Order and pay ahead they will deliver to your home or they'll bring it out to your car for curbside pick up. 

Amid the Covid-19 crisis most downtown Westfield restaurants are open — taking precautions and using social distancing — to deliver the food you want. Even restaurants that do not usually deliver are delivering now, to homes and for curbside pickup. 

16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro,

Addams Tavern

Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery 

Akai Lounge

Boxwood Coffee Roasters

The Brick Oven

Brunella Portuguese Coffee & Deli

Buddha Fish

Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe

Casa di Pizza

Chez Catherine

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Cinnaholic

Cold Stone Creamery

Di Farina Pizzeria

Evergreen

Farinolio

Feast Catering

Ferraro’s

Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza,

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

FroYo

Hershey's Deli

Hunan Wok III

Inspiration Roll

Jade Garden

Kilwins

Kings Bowl Cafe (open 5/5)

La'Vash - Mediterranean Grill 

Limani Seafood Grill

Liquor Basket 

Manhattan Bagel

Mulberry House Restaurant

Nos Vinos

NY Korean BBQ

Old Havana

Ono Bowls

Outta Hand Pizza

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse + Bistro

Roosterspin

Sichuan Dynasty

Spice Bazar - Modern Indian Dining

Splash of Thai

Starbucks 

Sweet Waters Steak House

The Salad House

Tinga Taqueria

Turning Point

Vicki's Diner

Westfield Diner

Westfield Seafood

Westfield Station Cafe

Westfield Wine & Liquor 

Xocolatz

 

 

 

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Covid-19 Update from Mayor Shelley Brindle

Covid-19 Update from Mayor Shelley Brindle

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM MAYOR SHELLEY BRINDLE: MARCH 26

▶️ CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 6,876 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. These include seven additional cases in Westfield -- two males (ages 59 and 22) and five females (ages 52, 45, 43, 32 and 20) -- all are managing symptoms at home. This brings the official count from the Board of Health to 26 cases. For a more detailed breakdown of statewide numbers, visit the NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard at https://www.nj.gov/health/…/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml.


▶️ FEDERAL AND STATE UPDATES
▪️Today, Governor Murphy announced that President Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Jersey. The declaration will provide federal assistance to supplement statewide recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020.

▪️In New Jersey, 155,000 workers filed for unemployment in the last week – 16 times the number who filed the week before.

▪️Governor Murphy signed legislation Wednesday evening to expand New Jersey’s Temporary Disability Insurance and Family Leave Insurance programs to provide more workers with access to paid leave benefits during public health emergencies.

▪️The Governor also indicated that he will not be prepared to revisit the closure of school districts until at least April 17, at the very earliest, and that such a decision will be based on careful discussion with public health and safety experts, educators, and districts.

▪️On Saturday, March 28, the COVID-19 testing sites at Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Arts Center will accept ONLY symptomatic health care workers and first responders. Beginning Sunday, March 29, the sites will move to a new schedule, which is posted on covid19.nj.gov.

▪️As part of the State’s Main Street Stimulus focus, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved an initial $75 million program to help stabilize small businesses. It is believed that this program will be able to provide direct financial assistance and support for between 3,000 and 5,000 small businesses: https://www.nj.gov/…/…/news/562020/approved/20200326b.shtml….

▪️A quick clarification on an error we made in a previous update: While the federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, New Jersey has not yet announced a definitive extension deadline for filing state income taxes. The state legislature passed a bill recommending a June 30 extension deadline, and we will communicate any updates about its progress from the Governor’s office as they become available.

▪️Congressman Malinowski is launching a food drive to help restock food pantries across the district and has established one of his collection boxes in Westfield (730 Lawrence Avenue). You can drop off supermarket gift cards, canned vegetables, beans and fruit, granola bars, crackers, bottled water, apple juice, coffee, cleaning supplies, diapers, and paper goods by April 6.


▶️ LOCAL UPDATES
▪️Who’s ready for an encore? Tune in to Live with Kelly and Ryan at 9am tomorrow on WABC7 to see Westfield neighbor and Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik reprise his porch performance to raise money for Westfield United Fund’s #welovelocal campaign to support our local businesses. And, in even better news, the Westfield Foundation has offered to match the next $30,000 in donations! We have already received more than 40 applications from local businesses who need our support -- please make your donation today at www.westfieldunitedfund.org.

▪️Although the Westfield Memorial Library remains closed until further notice, remember that online access will continue. For residents without a card, please request one on the library’s website (www.wmlnj.org). In addition, during the COVID-19 closure, no fines or DVD fees will accrue. Please follow the library on Facebook (@WMLNJ) to catch all of their virtual programming -- including storytime, virtual Lego club, crafting, daily teen writing classes, author readings, drawing tutorials, and more. As always, members can access movies, books and music through the library’s digital services, such Overdrive, Freading and Hoopla.

▪️Thanks to Westfield Police Officers Jackus, R. Johnson and Kenny, along with Chaplain Gibbons, for unloading four pallets of food for the Westfield Food Pantry from the Community Food Bank. In addition, Officer Kenny and Detective Savnik today delivered two full bins of donated masks to Overlook -- many thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

Thanks to each of you for your ongoing support and willingness to help. Stay well.

#flattenthecurve
#welovelocal
#togetherapart

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To make a contribution, please visit the Westfield United Fund website: https://www.westfieldunitedfund.org/what_you_ca…/donate.html

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Read Mayor Brindle's March 9 Remarks about Redevelopment in the Town's Growth Strategy

Read Mayor Brindle's March 9 Remarks about Redevelopment in the Town's Growth Strategy

A BOLD ACTION PLAN FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

In two weeks, we will be presenting our 2020 budget to the public. While the budget is still being finalized, I want to take this opportunity to provide some context behind the numbers, let you know what to expect in this year’s tax bill, and share our growth strategy for the future.

First and foremost, some background. For the past decade, the Town has taken a very conservative approach to budgeting which has effectively maintained the status quo while yielding a positive AAA bond rating and sizable surplus. It’s an approach that a financial advisor would apply to a couple in retirement, ensuring there is adequate funding to support basic needs for their remaining years, while leaving something for the grandkids.

For Westfield, this has resulted in a healthy nest egg, but has come at the expense of long term investment in roads, parks, infrastructure, and our downtown to adequately meet the reasonable expectations of taxpayers.

It’s a strategy that has also made us overly reliant on revenue sources that contradict good long-term policy, such as parking tickets and permits for tear downs, road openings, and construction. This not only undermines our neighborhood character, downtown vibrancy, and quality of life, but also makes us vulnerable to the whims of the economy, which has necessitated an excessive surplus as a safeguard.

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DWC Board Announces New Executive Director

DWC Board Announces New Executive Director

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) introduced the new Executive Director Robert Zuckerman at its Board meeting on February 24.

Mr. Zuckerman, who will start in his new post on March 23, has extensive experience in downtown organizations, Special Improvement Districts and Main Street Programs. He most recently headed the South Orange Village Center Alliance and is currently President of Downtown New Jersey, a statewide professional organization that advocates for downtowns.

In making the announcement, DWC Chair Patricia Hanigan noted that Bob’s vast experience, including business recruitment and serving on the Board of Governors for South Orange Performing Arts Center, innovative thinking and knowledge of municipal government made him a natural choice. “The DWC Search Committee spent a great deal of time reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates before making this recommendation to the full Board. We are very confident in our selection,” said Ms. Hanigan.

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