GCHS Swimmers Swim In State Championship



Fresh off an undefeated season that saw them crowned as Nassau County Champions, six member of the high school swimming team headed to Rochester this past weekend to compete in the New York State HS Championships. The momentum continued, as each of the boys qualified for finals at this elite event. As always, the team was led by senior co-captains […]

School Board Discusses Tax Cert Ruling Implications



At its Tuesday work session, the Garden City Board of Education focused on the proposed 2013/14 budget implications of last week’s unanimous state appeals court decision that reinstates the county’s responsibility to pay tax certiorari refunds. “I think in all my years on the board, this has been one of the most difficult and volatile times for not only us […]

Village Hesitates To Provide Public Access To Budget



The Village of Garden City’s sluggish response to a Garden City News reporter’s request for the proposed 2013/14 Village budget violates the intent of the Freedom of Information Law. “The Village has stonewalled and unnecessarily delayed disclosure in a manner inconsistent with law,” said Robert J. Freeman, executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government (COOG). A […]

Board Discusses Public Works, Administration Budgets



Proposed 2013/14 budgets for the Department of Public Works and Administration were the focus of a February 28th Garden City Board of Trustees work session. Public Works Director Robert J. Mangan is in charge of several budgets, including highway, engineering, buildings, central garage, street administration, street maintenance, snow removal, street lighting and traffic control, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, refuse and […]

A Word From The Publisher



It was a little disconcerting this week to find that the Village was apparently reluctant to provide a copy of the budget which is being developed for the 2013-14 fiscal year. In the past, the Village used to have printed and bound copies of the proposed budget that it would distribute to the media and members of the Property Owners […]

Thank You



To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Garden City Police Department for their help, empathy, and consideration during these last few months as my husband’s health deteriorated, there were more emergency calls. It was at these times that the department demonstrated such great kindness and compassion. This little thank-you note can never come close […]

Help Pack 7 Help The Hungry



Cub Scouts of Pack 7 will hold their annual “Scouting For Food” community event this Saturday, March 9th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. behind Key Food on Seventh Street. Scouts will collect food for Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. The Boy Scouts of America started Scouting for Food in 1988 to address one of the four […]

Recreation And Parks Needs Assessment Focus Meetings Complete



The Department of Recreation and Parks along with the Board of Commissioners of Cultural and Recreational Affairs wish to thank the nearly 80 participants in the focus group meetings that concluded on Thursday February 28. Valuable input was shared with the village’s consultant, Dr. Ananda Mitra of Management Learning Laboratories Inc. covering a wide range of topics including, recreation interests, […]

“Tea And Your Health”



Dr. Jaime Bremnes will hold a discussion on tea and dental health at A New Leaf on Thursday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Bremnes practices general dentistry at Whitehall Dental Arts with a focus on cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry and restorative health in Garden City. “Tea and Teeth” is a presentation about the relationship of the ancient aromatic beverage […]

The View From Here . . .



Amity Shlaes’s interesting new biography, Coolidge (Harper Collins 2013), illuminates the life and presidency of a rather forgotten figure in 20th century history, Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President. In some ways, Coolidge was not a typical politician, with a very reserved demeanor (he was nicknamed “Silent Cal”) and not much of a glad hander. Nevertheless, Coolidge was regarded as honest […]