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
As we seek your support in this year’s election, we have developed a concrete plan to ensure Garwood stays strong by prioritizing public safety and fiscal responsibility as well as working to strengthen the connection with the residents through transparency and communication.
This article was originally published on September 24 in the Westfield Leader. When I ran for Mayor in 2018, I promised to provide leadership for a stronger Garwood for the challenges we could expect as well as those that would undoubtedly occur. We expected redevelopment and taxes to be top
This article was originally published on September 22 on TapInto.net. By Russ Graham and Vincent Kearney We believe Garwood is a wonderful small town, and we want to keep it that way. We also believe it is important to always try to improve. As we seek your support in this year’s