Garden City High School Juniors and BSA Troop 45 Scouts Michael Bereswill, left and his brother, Joseph, spent part of their Memorial Day 2019 weekend honoring our country’s fallen heroes by placing flags on many of the nearly 45,000 veterans’ gravesites at Long Island (Pinelawn) National Cemetery in Farmingdale.

Village, police pleased with new ambulance service

At its May 23 meeting the Village Board of Trustees heard an update on the village’s contracted ambulance service from provider NYU-Winthrop University Hospital as Director of External Affairs Justin Burke addressed the Board. The village’s service agreement with NYU-Winthrop officially commenced on January 7, and Burke’s comments with ambulance data points collected after five and a half months were […]

Software contract, well rehabilitation approved

At its Thursday, May 23 meeting the Garden City Board of Trustees approved $25,000 for a professional services contract with H2M Architects & Engineers of Melville for GIS (Geographic Information System) support services related to the conversion of the village’s Department of Public Works’ comprehensive IT system. In January the Board approved a contract with vendor Tyler Technologies, Inc. of […]


A great time

This week’s issue is full of photos and stories about Garden City’s Memorial Day Parade and festivities celebrating the Village’s centennial and sesquicentennial. The celebration was a hit with residents, especially those with children, as there were lots of events for the whole family to enjoy. Kudos to the village for creating the event. n Next Friday night (June 7th) […]

Consider the residents’ finances

To the Editor: While preparing for the Public Hearing on June 6 on the Subject Pilot Program, may I respectfully request, if it becomes a fait accompli, that [the Board of Trustees] considers including an semi-annual payment option for the residents of Hilton Hall? i.e.: $140 on June 1, (or starting date) and $135 on Jan 1 (or six months […]

555 Stewart Kabuki Dance

To the Editor: So the kabuki drama starring the IDA, an outside developer and the Board of Trustees has ended with the IDA approving this financial fiasco. No surprise. This farce of public participation in the decision process is becoming rou- tine. You can be assured if it will cost the taxpayers of the Village, County and State, we’ll get […]

Preserving historic homes’ records

To the Editor: The Village has announced that homeowners can take possession of the original Building Department file pertaining to their property. Doing so is important. Although these records have been scanned, errors and omissions can take place when scanning so many pieces of paper and the original file may prove to contain papers not properly scanned or inadvertently not […]

Hearing on parking permit fee

To the Editor: Important public hearing regarding Parking Field 7N. Residents of Hilton Hall are directly impacted. Hearing will take place at Village Hall at 8 p.m. on June 6th to authorize a temporary pilot program of permit parking at G.C. Parking Field 7N at a fee of $276 for the duration of the pilot program. If you have any […]

Happy 44th anniversary, Mail & Ride

To the Editor: May 2019 is the 44th Anniversary for the successful Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road Mail & Ride ticket program. Over 160,000 Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County residents benefit from this program riding the LIRR on a daily basis to commute from home to work. As a long time Mail&Ride member starting in the class of […]

Go Green with Kelly & Colleen

Simple Tips for Family and Environmental Health

Safer Sunscreen Summer is here, bringing with it the joy of spending more time outdoors, and the concern of keeping yourself and your family safe from the sun’s harmful rays. While most of us understand the importance of preventing sunburn by using sunscreen and applying it frequently, there are health and environmental concerns with the composition of some products that […]