Emotional Meeting at NJ Sharing Network Bonds Donor Family and Organ Recipient

January 17, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The Rodriguez family anxiously waited to meet Robert Fisher Saturday at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. 

When Nolman Vidal Rodriguez of Trenton died in 2016 at the age of 24, his family donated his kidneys, pancreas, liver, both lungs, heart and corneas. Fisher, who lives in Ocean Gate, NJ, was the recipient of ...

Video: Westfield Remembers MLK with 31st Annual Interfaith Commemoration Service

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Commemoration Service took place Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. The event kicked off with a march at 12:30 p.m. from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial at the south side traffic circle where attendees participated in a scripture reading, a song, and a prayer before ...

Westfield Area Teen Foundation Board Created to Teach Philanthropy to Young Adults

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area Youth Volunteer Experience program is currently seeking applicants to join its first Teen Foundation Board.

“We are looking for the next generation of leaders in our community,” Vicki Simpson, assistant program director of WAYVE, said.

The board will be made up of 15 teens who will participate in allocating foundation grants to ...

Westfield Resident Receives Scholarship from NJ Chinese Festival Organization

MONTVILLE, NJ – Westfield resident and NYU student Cindy Qiang received a $1,000 scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28.

The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the scholarships, according to festival chair Margaret Lam. Ten students are honored with the freshman scholarship, plus two scholarships for political science students ...

Westfield Businessman, Partner Hope to Save Rain Forests and Improve Lives with Global Ecology Corp.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Joe Battiato and Charlie Cacici are on a mission to save the rain forests and improve the lives of people living in developing nations. 

Cacici, a Westfield resident, founded Global Ecology Corp. in 2012 with Battiato, who lives in Woodbridge.

Both men are 63 and have spent 35 years on Wall Street — Cacici with Solomon brothers and American Express and ...

Heartwarming Holiday Stories from Members of Westfield Community

WESTFIELD, NJ – Many in Westfield, including some of its youngest residents, have been inspired to bring cheer to others during this season of giving. Here, a few shared their stories:

Santa is Coming to Town — on a Vespa

Rory Chadwick, the same resident and business owner who organized an effort to bring Christmas dinner to firefighters, police and members of the Westfield ...

Members of Westfield Community Plan Christmas Dinner for First Responders

WESTFIELD, NJ — About 25 people chipped in to provide Thanksgiving dinners to on-duty members of the Westfield Police Department, Westfield Fire Department and Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad in November. Now organizer Rory Chadwick hopes to do it again for Christmas.

“These men and women are out there protecting us and saving lives and on Christmas Day,” Chadwick said.

Westfield Resident, Former UC Prosecutor Grace Park Honored by Boy Scouts

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Former Union County Prosecutor Grace Park, a Westfield resident, was among a group of six local women recently honored as The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council held their 17th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.

Park was joined by Jennifer Colamedici of Clark, Jeanne Kingsley of Berkeley Heights, Katie Nolle of New ...

Westfield Woman Launches Animal Rescue Organization

WESTFIELD, NJ — Rosina Wissel, who has lived in Westfield her whole life, said it's her love of animals that motivated her to start her own non-profit rescue organization in town. Pop-Up Paws rescue specializes in helping animals who pose the greatest burden to traditional shelters. The primary focus is on infant kittens and cats, but organization also takes in the ...

March-a-Mile Event in Westfield Benefits Veterans in Need

WESTFIELD, NJ — American Legion Post 3 in Westfield held its second Annual March-a-Mile event in Tamaques Park Saturday to benefit homeless and in-need veterans.

“It was snowing and cold, but that’s one of the reasons why we chose December — it helps get the point across, ” American Legion Auxiliary Unit 3 President Sharon Knight said. “Thirty-two people ...

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Former Westfield Resident Claude Fusco Joins Imagine Board of Trustees

January 19, 2018

Claude had a 36-year career at Ernst & Young LLP including 25 years as a partner serving in various roles around the globe including an International Tax Client Service Partner, Director of Tax for Ernst & Young International, Global Chair of Expatriate Tax Services, and New Jersey Managing Partner.

Claude resided in Westfield with his family from 1986 to 2009. He was married to ...