By Councilman Russ Graham, Garwood Candidate for Council Last month, my wife Julie and I went for a COVID-19 test that was conducted by the Union County Mobile Testing Unit. The tests were given at the Garwood Firehouse and were available to everyone. Although they accepted reservations, we
By Vincent Kearney We are now seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic here in Garwood, and I know everyone is tired and just wants to get back to “normal” or our “new normal.” And I hear you. I’ve commended how we in Garwood have handled the ongoing pandemic, but we are not out of the […]
Thank you to Mayor Sara Todisco for her endorsement and support for Russ Graham and Vincent Kearney! We look forward to continuing to make Garwood stronger from Day #1!
Why does Garwood Council Candidate Vincent Kearney think government transparency is so important? And why did he think Garwood LIVE would help increase transparency? Join him and his running-mate Councilman Russ Graham for a deep dive into increased transparency.
By Vincent Kearney I am approaching this topic as someone who has been involved with numerous aspects of public safety for over 20 years. I began my career as a 9-1-1 dispatcher right where I grew up, in Union Township. I also volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician for
This article was originally published in the Westfield Leader on October 8, 2020. A few weeks ago, the Graham/Kearney campaign for Borough Council released our Four Point Plan for a Strong Garwood. While all four components are critical to effective local government, increasing transparency
By Russ Graham and Vincent Kearney One candidate’s attendance at the 1/9/2020 Council meeting doesn’t address what’s really inexcusable. Neither of the candidates attended any meeting since, including the meetings where important topics such as the budget or road repaving were
It is now October, and we are less than one month away from Election Day. And I am disappointed that neither of the Republican candidates for Garwood Council, Mr. Joe Nicastro and Mr. Jesse Wilson, have attended a single meeting of the Mayor and Council since January. I understand that we are
By Vincent Kearney For over two years, Garwood LIVE has now brought local government directly to the residents in just this way as a volunteer and self-funded service. While Garwood is well known for its volunteer spirit, some things require more support than volunteers alone can provide. And
During the COVID 19 crisis, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has taken several initiatives in light of the challenges presented by the virus. Union County is deeply concerned about the safety of all Garwood voters and well as their democratic right to vote. Every registered voter in Garwood