WESTFIELD, NJ — To help honor those in Westfield taken by the coronavirus, TAPinto Westfield has joined Loved and Lost, a statewide media collaborative with a goal to name and celebrate the life of every New Jersey resident who died of COVID-19. Nearly 16,000 New Jersey residents have succumbed to the disease.

Loved and Lost is being coordinated by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University and is funded in part by a grant from The Nicholson Foundation. News outlets and freelance journalists all across the state are participating. 

Use this online form, or the one below this text, to submit the name of a New Jersey resident who died of COVID-19; the Loved and Lost team will add their name to the wall of names on LovedAndLostNJ.com. Currently, the project does not include former New Jersey residents.

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If you have any questions about the project, email the project team at info@lovedandlostnj.com. TAPinto Westfield hopes to tell the story of many of the area residents taken from us during this pandemic.

The project originally began as an effort led by NorthJersey.com and The Record. As the number of deaths increased in our state, the Center approached NorthJersey.com about establishing a statewide partnership in order to make the project more feasible, more inclusive and ultimately more successful.

Email Matt Kadosh at mkadosh@tapinto.net | Twitter: @MattKadosh