Video: ‘Sandwichfest’ in Westfield this Weekend Will Benefit Local Charities

April 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — This Sunday, from noon until 4 p.m., head to The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield to taste sandwiches from some of the area’s best-loved restaurants and vote for your favorites.

Proceeds from the event will go to Greta’s Run (benefiting people with special needs) and A Birthday Wish (benefiting children in foster care).

Participating restaurants ...

Athletes of All Abilities to Participate in 5th Annual Greta’s Run in Westfield April 22

WESTFIELD, NJ — The fifth annual Greta’s Run 5K will be held on April 22 at Roosevelt Intermediate School at 11 a.m. The 5K is a fundraiser for participants of all ages and abilities to help raise money for people with special and adaptive needs in the Westfield area.

The event is held in memory of Greta Schoenemann, a Westfield High School student who died in September 2002 ...

Foodie Event in Westfield to Benefit Project for People with Special Needs

WESTFIELD, NJ — Savory Spice Shop in Westfield and Chef Christine Migton of Chez Catherine will team up on Monday, April 16, from 7 p.m.  to 9 p.m. for a night of food, wine and giving. The event will benefit the John M. Migton Foundation's Boxwood Junction, an organization striving to provide an inclusive community for people with disabilities.

Attendees will ...

Westfield Middle Schooler Starts Organization to Help Kids with Orthopedic Sports Injuries

WESTFIELD, NJ — When Michael Siroty, now a seventh grader at Roosevelt Intermediate School, was 9 years old, everything changed when he threw a pitch in a baseball game. He felt a pop in his knee. After he was misdiagnosed by a local orthopedist, Siroty went to Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a second opinion and was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and ACL. He had two ...

Westfield Students Create ‘Snack Packs’ for Kids in Need

WESTFIELD, NJ — Three eighth graders at Roosevelt Intermediate School have turned their independent study project into an opportunity to give back.

Margaret Ferris, Meagan Sandstedt and Sarah Kennedy put together more than 600 snack packs to be distributed to children who receive food assistance through school programs. The snack packs will be discreetly placed in children’s ...

Westfield Boosters Donate $6K for New Wrestling Mat

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Boosters Association recently presented a check for $6,000 to the Westfield High School athletic program for a new wrestling mat.

Head WHS wrestling coach Glen Kurz asked the Boosters if they would co-support the new mat with the parents of wrestlers, Boosters President John Fuller explained.

“WHS hosts the Wrestling District Tournament every ...

Video: Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Honored by Town Council

WESTFIELD, NJ —  The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, now in its 67th year of service, was honored at last week’s town council meeting.

WVRS vice president Michael Besaw thanked the squad's dedicated volunteer members and the residents and business owners who provide financial support.

Members of the squad went out on 2,181 calls in 2017, according ...

Out Run Your Fork in Westfield to Host Workout for Autism Awareness

WESTFIELD, NJ — On April 28, Out Run Your Fork will host a morning of fitness to benefit Spectrum360, an autism education non-profit. The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is open to the public and 100 percent of donations from ticket sales and merchandise will go to Spectrum360. In addition to fitness classes such as bootcamp, yoga, metabolic workouts, spinning and ...

Westfield Residents Team Up to Bring Easter Meals to First Responders

WESTFIELD, NJ — Several Westfield residents chipped in to buy gourmet meals for on-duty members of the Westfield Police Department, Westfield Fire Department and Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Easter Sunday.

Leg of lamb, stuffed veal roast, baked ziti and salad were made for the first responders by Vine Ripe Markets, with the independent store’s owner, Frank Bruno, ...

March 30 Made ‘CASA of Union County Day’ in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle read a proclamation at Tuesday night’s town council meeting making Friday, March 30, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County Day. That date also is the 13th anniversary of the organization’s incorporation. There are nearly 30 Westfield residents who are active volunteers and board members, according to CASA of ...

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Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Tamaques Park, Brightwood Park & Mindowaskin Park, Westfield

Westfield 2018 Spring Clean-Up

Giving Back Government Green


Sun, April 22, 11:00 AM

Roosevelt Intermediate School , Westfield

Greta's Run

Giving Back Sports

Imagine Leadership Council Meets

April 20, 2018

Imagine Leadership Council members gathered for breakfast and strategizing at Imagine Wednesday morning, April 18.

“We are so grateful for this stellar and caring leadership team,” said Mary Robinson, Imagine Executive Director. “They all serve as wonderful Ambassadors for Imagine under the leadership of Mayor Paul Mirabelli of Mountainside who Chairs the ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

April 16, 2018

Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...