2006-03-24

Proposed Zoning Change Fuels Assisted Living Debate



Proposed changes in a local zoning law have reignited the debate over allowing assisted living in the Village of Garden City. If the changes are approved by the Board of Trustees, assisted living would be permitted anywhere in the village currently zoned for multi-family housing. The law would allow developers who want to convert current multi-family apartment buildings into assisted […]

Lord Mayor Presents Proclamation



Board Discusses County Hub Plan



Garden City Mayor Gerard Lundquist announced at the March 16th Board of Trustees meeting that village officials will meet with members of Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi’s office to discuss their concerns with the Nassau Hub plan. The plan, which is moving from a conceptual stage to development of the more-detailed Environmental Impact Statement, calls for a transportation link in […]

Firefighters Show Strength With Votes



Ninety volunteer members of the Garden City Fire Department, their families and relatives went as a group to the village voting booths during the trustee election on Tuesday to make a statement by only voting for the two trustees who supported the retirement benefit they proposed during a recent budget work session. The results show a marked difference: the two […]

Assessment Focuses On School Safety & Security By Stephanie Mariel Petrellese



The Garden City Police Department evaluated hazards in and around all Garden City School District buildings as part of a threat assessment survey and explained the emergency management process at Monday evening’s Board of Education meeting. “The goal was to take the ‘safety pulse’ of the school by looking closely at established emergency response protocols and indicators including, but not […]

Volunteer Firefighters Assist With Blaze



In the late night hours of Tuesday, March 14th, Garden City Volunteer Firefighters were called to assist the New Hyde Park Fire Department with a large blaze at a 500’x500′ Wooden Pallet Company located at Highland and Guildford Avenues. Garden City’s Volunteer Firefighters responded with an Engine Company and Heavy Rescue unit to the scene. Volunteer Firefighters, under the direction […]

GC Police Foil Robbers



Garden City police captured three men who allegedly robbed a woman in Hempstead on March 19th. According to police, four men approached a woman in a parking lot in Hempstead at 5:10 a.m. and one of them displayed a handgun. The woman handed over her purse to the men, who fled in a 2006 Nissan Maxima. The men were seen […]

Scout Weekend At Frost Valley A Success!



It has been a very busy 2006 for Cub Scout Pack 7. Though still young the year has already included a sleepover at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, the Pinewood Derby, and our Blue and Gold Brunch. During the weekend of March 17th through 19th Garden City’ Cub Scout Pack 7 visited Frost Valley in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Frost […]

Phantom Ball To Help Build Hope Lodge



Spring heralds the arrival of daffodils, mild weather, and the best party you’ve ever missed. On May 6th the Garden City Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold the 18th Annual Phantom Ball. This unique gala invites you to relax at home and save the costs of formal wear and babysitters, and instead support the fight against cancer. This […]

Live Falcons At TheGarden City Library



Falconry is an ancient sport and art form involving a unique bond between man and birds of prey. The Garden City Public Library at 60 – 7th Street, will be having a demonstration and talk on falconry on Thursday, March 30 from 7:30 to 9PM. The meeting is free, and is co-sponsored by the Garden City Bird Sanctuary and the […]