2013-05-17

Proposed Hub transportation bypasses village



Although the transportation routes being considered for the Nassau Hub are not expected to directly impact the Village of Garden City, residents and members of the Garden City Board of Trustees plan to continue monitoring developments. Several concerned Garden City residents, mainly from the Eastern section, attended a stakeholder meeting on May 7 which focused on Nassau Hub transportation alternatives. […]

Garden City welcomes return of Belmont festival



Garden City will once again celebrate the final leg of the Triple Crown during the 16th annual Garden City Belmont Festival on Friday, June 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. Held on the eve of the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, the Garden City Belmont Festival will bring an evening of familyfriendly activities, live music, food […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Good ideas in the letters column

This week’s mailbag includes several interesting letters. Antonio Moreno urges the Board of Trustees to continue plans to renovate the senior citizen’s center. We have to agree with him that seniors should not be begrudged what is a very modest proposal to provide them with better space to hold events. Seniors comprise a very large portion of the community, and […]

Don’t ignore seniors



To the Editor: I attentively read the article published in your May 10th edition under the heading: “Mayor vows to address senior citizen’s concerns”. We seniors are worrying indeed that what was already approved by the Board of Trustees, namely the renovation, expansion of the existing facilities, may be in jeopardy due to a sudden change of heart of some […]

School tax calculator



To the Editor: Today, Tuesday May 14,2013, the County is now providing to the public a countywide School Property Tax Calculator. The press release, which I just received, states, “(Mineola, NY) To help homeowners obtain a better understanding of how the upcoming school district spending plans will affect their individual property tax obligations for the 2013-2014 tax year, Acting Nassau […]

Angelina and me



To the Editor: As the news of Angelina hits the media, I am reminded of my husband, children, family and friends, Bunko Babes, and the Garden City community and all the support I received when it was my turn, these wonderful people were the reason for my great recovery, thank you all. Although I always admired her beauty, and yes […]

Art teacher seeks info



To the Editor: I have been teaching Fine Art at GCHS for 26 years. During that time I have had no many wonderful students that have enriched my life. Over the years they have taught me many lessons and given me great experiences that I will cherish. Their art work has been memorable, inspired, and creative. I have saved many […]

Robotics team needed



To the Editor: A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a story in the Garden City News about the Garden City Robotics League (GCRL). The article was published shortly after the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) Robotics competition was held at Hofstra University from April 4-6. The driving force behind this competition is Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, […]

PGA Advertising



To the Editor: While watching the PGA’s Players Tournament on TV, I noticed all the advertising the golfers wore on their shirts and hats. Could someone answer a question? Does the PGA ban the advertising of charitable organizations (Wounded Warriors, Fight Autism, American Cancer Society, Red Cross Relief) to name a few? I guess charities can’t spend the money that […]

Revised HUB transportation study



Deputy Mayor Nicholas Episcopia attended the “HUB Stakeholders Meeting” held by the County’s consultants on the Transportation Project. He was joined by EPOA President Judy Courtney, Vice President Chris Mullaney, and Leo Stimmler, Director, as well as William Bellmer, a member of the Garden City Planning Commission, Dorothy Episcopia, past EPOA President, and Former Mayor Robert Rothschild. Bob Schoelle and […]