Candidate Statement: Crossing Guards — Putting Safety First and Budget at Strong Second

Read this candidate statement as it appeared in TAPinto Westfield on September 7, 2021.

Believe it or not, the first day of school is this week! As one of your Ward 1 Council representatives, I am often asked about school-related topics. I defer all these questions to the Board of Education except for those related to getting to school. It is the Town Council who has responsibility for ensuring that our kids get to school safely.

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Candidate Statement: Brightwood Park Update From Councilwoman Linda Habgood

Read this article as it originally appeared in TAPinto Westfield on July 29, 2021

Brightwood Park is one of Westfield’s only natural parks—replete with historical significance, original forest, native flora, migratory birds and walking and biking paths. It was also a favorite Saturday classroom location of beloved science teacher, Noel Taylor, who is memorialized in the Park.

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Westfield Students Volunteer to Help Promote Mental Health Council’s CAKE Trail

This story originally appeared in TAPWestfield on May 24, 2021

Westfield High School students were at the farmers market in Downtown Westfield Saturday to help get the word out about the Westfield Mental Health Council's CAKE Crumb Trail.

To reinforce the commitment to being a stigma-free community, the CAKE Crumb Trail invites residents and visitors to participate in a self-guided tour of the downtown area with stops designed to highlight the importance of compassion, acceptance, kindness and empathy as part of an ongoing focus on mental wellness and behavioral health.

For full details and a guide map, visit westfieldnj.gov/mentalhealthevents.

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Programs Planned to Mark Mental Health Awareness

This was originally published May 6, 2021 in the Westfield Leader

WESTFIELD – The Town of Westfield will recognize Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May by launching The CAKE Crumb Trail — a free, month-long, outdoor event for
participants of all ages organized by the Westfield Mental Health Council.

The CAKE Crumb Trail invites residents and visitors to participate in a
self-guided tour of the downtown area with stops designed to highlight Westfield’s commitment to being a stigma-free and inclusive community.

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Video: Councilwoman Habgood Joins Brightwood Park Cleanup

Councilwoman Habgood joined with volunteers on Sunday, May 2, 2021 to help clean up Brightwood Park. 

"It is really great to be out here, especially with so many volunteers...and we are finally getting to get to the parts of the park that are not well-traversed and trying to clean up this area: the glass and the other trash out of the way so we can make it safer and more accessible for everyone in town," said Councilwoman Habgood.

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Letter: She's Thankful for Councilwoman Linda Habgood

This letter originally appeared in TAPintoWestfield on April 26, 2021 and the Westfield Leader on April 29, 2021. 

As a resident of Ward 1, I am so happy to hear that Councilwoman Linda Habgood is running to be our Town Council representative again. She has been such an asset to our town and our community over the last three and a half years.

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Letter in Support of Town Council Candidacy of Linda Habgood

This letter to the editor originally appeared in TAPintoWestfield on April 15, 20201 and The Westfield Leader on April 22, 2021.

To the Editor:

As a resident of Ward 1, in Westfield for more than 37 years, I am delighted to support Councilwoman Linda Habgood’s reelection to the Town Council as our Ward 1 representative. 

I first learned that Councilwoman Habgood was head of the Town Finance Committee at a 2018 Town Council budget meeting that I attended in order to hear from and evaluate the new administration that had been sworn in earlier that year.

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Linda Habgood: Fierce Advocate for Smart Fiscal Management & More

I am excited to announce my decision to run for re-election to Westfield’s Town Council.

My work on the Council over the last 3+ years has enabled me to play many impactful roles, and I look forward to continuing my work to make Westfield a better place—for everyone.

I ask for your support, and I share below just some of the work I have done and will continue to do as your Ward 1 Councilmember and Deputy Mayor.

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