Former Glen Cove mayor takes seat as Village Administrator

On Monday, March 31, former Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi will begin his new role as Garden City’s Village Administrator. He is set to replace Robert Schoelle, who retires after 34 years on the job. For a few weeks Schoelle is staying on as a consultant, and he will be paid on an hourly basis. Once, several years ago, they […]

Trustees approve bond resolutions for Ellis Hall demolition, Fire HQ renovations

The Garden City Board of Trustees, at its March 20 meeting, unanimously approved bond resolutions for the demolition of Ellis Hall and the renovation of Garden City Fire Department Headquarters at a cost of $750,000 and $900,000, respectively. Ellis Hall was completed in 1969 to provide additional classrooms, science labs and a library for St. Paul’s School. In December 2013, […]


A fond farewell

As Village Administrator Bob Schoelle steps down this week, we’d like to extend our personal thanks to him for all of his helpfulness and professionalism over the years. Whenever we’ve had questions about some aspect of Village operations, Mr. Schoelle has been extremely helpful in providing us with the information that we needed to report the news. On a personal […]

Shocking appointment

Dear Mayor Waltras; This mornings as I was reading the Friday, March 21, 2014, copy of Newsday, I was shocked at the headline reading -“Garden City gig for a Suozzi”. I knew that Mr. Robert Schoelle was retiring from his position as Village Administrator shortly and I expected that the Board of Trustees would have conducted a through search within […]

Common Core concerns

To the Editor: I would like to commend The Garden City News for your coverage of parental frustration concerning Common Core and of The Board of Education public hearings concerning the proposed school budget. Two important things that were announced at the end of the March 11th Board of Education meeting that have not been mentioned on your pages. An […]

Thank you

To the Editor: Thank you for prayers for the babies. St. Joseph’s Respect Life Society thanks parishioners and village residents who have recently enrolled in our parish novena to pray daily for children who are in danger of abortion. With a baby being aborted every 20 seconds, the urgency to pray for these babies is great. The “Spiritual Adoption Novena” […]

Buses replace trains at Country Life Press

On Saturday, March 29, buses will replace trains between Hempstead and Garden City for twelve hours. The substitution, which will last between approximately 1:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., is being made while track workers use the track between Garden City and Hempstead to prepare for concrete tie installation. Customers should expect up to an additional 13 minutes travel time depending […]

Clothes dryer causes basement fire

Jogger killed on Kensington Road

Garden City South resident Irene Puswald was killed while jogging on Kensington Road near the intersection of Salisbury Avenue on March 21 at 11:59 a.m. The 64 year old woman was accidentally struck by a 2003 Honda CRV driven by a 43 year old West Hempstead woman who was traveling northbound on Kensington Road. Police said the accident did not […]