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
By Councilman Russ Graham Recently, Mayor Todisco notified me about a problem in our community: an organized group using the Hartman Park basketball court and possibly sending Garwood residents away, claiming they had a permit to occupy the park. I heard nothing about a permit being issued for
This article was originally published in the Westfield Leader on October 1, 2020. One of my favorite quotes is from H.E. Luccock: “No one can whistle a symphony, it takes an orchestra to play it.” To get things done, it takes a team. Garwood deserves elected officials who will work together.
By Russ Graham & Vincent Kearney Garwood won an award for innovation in budgeting for our shared services agreement with Fanwood. The Municipal Innovation Award was presented by the Municipal Innovation Summit, a nonprofit organization that educates municipal officials on innovative best
Councilman Russ Graham has listened to many residents who are struggling financially due to COVID-19. That’s why he supported cutting nearly $200,000 from the 2020 budget, resulting in a 0% increase.
By Vincent Kearney Many things have been disrupted this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the grass did not stop growing in Garwood, and residents still put their garbage out for pickup every week. Through it all, our amazing essential workers at the Garwood Department of Public Works
This article was originally published on September 25 on Patch.com. By Russ Graham It’s that time of year again – election time. It’s the time when the Garwood Republicans promise to lower your taxes by getting rid of what they deem unnecessary spending. Therefore, it seems only