Congratulations to Garden City High School senior Brandon Choi for being named a 2015 Intel Science Semifinalist. Brandon is pictured here with (left to right) Principal Nanine McLaughlin, guidance counselor Patrick Doyle, science coordinator Dr. Elena Cascio, and science research teacher Dr. Steven Gordon. According to the website, “The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious […]

Meet Dr. Christine Riordan, incoming Adelphi president

On December 2, Adelphi University’s board of trustees unanimously named Christine Riordan, Ph.D as the 10th president of the 118-year-old private institution. Reached for a telephone interview the day after Christmas, Riordan spoke with The Garden City News about her career arc, important objectives for the job, and her enthusiasm to come aboard. Dr. Riordan, provost at the University of […]


Celebrate all religions

This week’s letters to the editor column contains quite a few letters of interest, including a discussion about whether a menorah should be included in the holiday display on public land in Garden City. We have to agree with those who would like to add the menorah. In this day and age it shouldn’t even be a question that all […]

Religious symbols

To the Editor: I agree with Mr. Lamberti and Ms. Minor that Garden City should display a Menorah to compliment the Creche during the holiday season. As a Catholic, I would find it unwelcoming and offensive to live in a town where a Menorah was displayed without a representative symbol of my faith. Although I applaud Ms Minor’s intention to […]


To the Editor: It is outrageous for Tara Christie Miner to suggest that residents of Garden City are anti-Semitic. Many, if not all, of us have friends, family, coworkers and classmates that are Jewish. People that we love and admire and respect. I can answer her son’s question: “Mom, does Garden City hate Jews?” Of course not! Anne Butler

Right this wrong

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Tara Christie Miner’s mission to add a menorah to the religious holiday display by the Village of Garden City. I cannot even imagine what excuse the Board of Trustees can legitimately make to exclude a menorah. Believe it or not, Jewish people do live, work and shop in Garden City. Jewish […]

Vote for Episcopia

To the Editor: Why is the junior trustee from the East running for mayor? Why is he violating the spirit of the Community Agreement that has served this village so well? Last year, after brazenly proclaiming to some residents that he was going to be the next village administrator, he was not selected for the position. In fact, he wasn’t […]

A shakedown

To the Editor: Garden City is a community of nice, intelligent people. I am sure your Mayor and Trustees are also well-intentioned, good people. Like all New Yorkers they are savvy with some scars to show for their experience but what they are dealing with in the Acorn/Mhany case is a horse of a different color. It is not the […]

Farewell and good-by to a hero

To the Editor: I promised to myself that nothing would jeopardize or stand on the way to prevent me from taking part and honoring the memory (although far away) at the funeral of NYPD officer Wenjian Liu. My wish was to travel to Brooklyn, to be present and able to silently look at the hearse and to say: ‘Thank you […]

March for Life

To the Editor: The Knights of Columbus St. Joseph- Bishop Baldwin Council invites you to be part of a special, 45-member delegation to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, January 22, 2015. This will be the 42nd March for Life which is held each year to memorialize the tragic Supreme Court decisions of January 22, 1973, Roe […]