Eastern POA To Hold Runoff Election

By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese The runoff election in the Eastern section of Garden City scheduled for February 3rd has proven to be quite controversial. Lifelong Garden City resident Alison Downing Metzler recently announced that she would challenge Dennis Donnelly, who was selected by the 10-member Nominating Committee of the Eastern Property Owners’ Association to be their candidate for the Board […]

Village Plans Uses For Federal Funds

By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese The Village of Garden City is just one municipality hoping to receive some financial assistance from President Barack Obama’s proposed federal economic stimulus plan. One component of the plan, which is currently waiting for Congressional approval, provides funding for “shovel-ready” projects, which is defined as those projects which have successfully passed the design and permit phases […]

Garden City Students Watch Presidential Inauguration

Students throughout the district watched the historic swearing in of the 44th President of the United States, Barak Obama, on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Video streaming and cable feeds were set up in central locations in each of the buildings so students could view the ceremony. Pictured here, students at the Stewart School joined together in their school library to […]

Board Of Ethics ToMull Code Change

By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese The Village of Garden City’s Board of Ethics will consider whether the Village’s Code of Ethics should be changed to prohibit a volunteer serving on one Village board from appearing before any other Village board. The BOE will deliberate and issue a non-binding recommendation to the Garden City Board of Trustees. No deadline was set but […]

Family/Caregiver Support Group

The Long Island Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in collaboration with Winthrop University Hospital Division of Oncology & Hematology is offering a FREE family/caregiver support group. These meetings are facilitated by an oncology nurse and social worker. The group will meet on Monday, February 9, from 10 am – 11:15 pm at Winthrop University’s lower level conference room. […]

Garden City Senior News

Senior walking program Our Senior walking group has become so popular that we are adding a day! Our group will now meet at Cluett Hall at 2:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and walk for at least 20 minutes. Felicia will moderate this program, which will take place rain or shine! Dress for the elements but if it rains or […]

Interview Committee Training Opportunity

The Garden City PTA and Assistant Superintendent Mr. Fino Celano are pleased to provide an Interview Training Workshop for any parent interested in serving on a school district interview committee. Interview committees represent the initial phase of the district’s hiring process for teachers and administrators. Although training is not mandatory prior to service on a committee, it is strongly recommended. […]

Garden City Budget News

By Roy S. Ryniker and Bob Sundius The Board of Trustees has reauthorized the Garden City Citizens’ Budget Review Committee (CBRC) to assist them in their review of the Village’s budget for fiscal year 2009-2010. Those of us who have served in this capacity over the last two years are pleased to receive this endorsement of our independent status and […]

Estates Nominates Rob Rothschild For Mayor

The Resident’s Electorate of Garden City Estates and the Estates POA approved the Estates Nominating Committee nomination of Mr. Robert Rothschild for Mayoral Candidate for the Incorporated Village of Garden City for a Two Year term ending March 2011. The nomination was made and accepted at the Electors’ Meeting held on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Rob has lived in Garden […]

Bronx Man Gets 15 Years For Home Invasion

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has announced that Luis Cortez has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a 2007 home invasion in Garden City that saw one resident tied up while another was forced at gunpoint to open safes in the home. Cortez, 32, of the Bronx was convicted by a jury of Robbery […]