2019-07-26

25 WINS AND COUNTING

Congratulations to the Garden City “A” Swim Team on locking down its 25th consecutive win, a streak that began five years ago. Above, Coach Matthew Giordano poses with some of the swimmers.

Fence around St. Paul’s prompts inquiries, concerns


As eight-foot-high fence around the perimeter of the St. Paul’s property was erected in mid-July, several residents inquired about the initial scope of work planned for the 1880s building. At the Village Board of Trustees’ meeting on Thursday July 18, a contingent from the Garden City Historical Society (GCHS) including past president Brian Pinnola, and treasurer Maureen Dellacona, the former […]

School District vigilant on class sizes


After the reorganization portion of the Garden City Board of Education’s July meeting, the subject of class sizes, especially in the younger grades, was addressed by School Board President Angela Heineman and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kusum Sinha. Last December 11 at a school board meeting at Garden City Middle School, during public comments a half-dozen parents urged district leadership […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

Crime and Punishment

We were happy to hear that the Garden City Police Department has been cracking down on people who fail to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks on Seventh Street. As it is summer there are more children around during the day, and drivers failing to stop had become especially hazardous. So maybe handing out a few tickets will keep all […]

Not a practical suggestion

To the Editor: In his letter published last Friday, Nicholas Rigano suggested that Garden City might consider the water under the Pine Barrens as a future water source. I believe this suggestion is not practical. In January 1896, recognizing that Brooklyn’s water system was nearing capacity, the Commissioner of City Works, Alfred Treadway White, prepared a report which suggested three […]

Speeding solutions needed

To the Editor: I am writing to express a concern about our town streets, specifically fast cars. I believe that in the town of Garden City citizens can drive especially fast and sometimes recklessly. During the summer, and even year round, me and my neighbors love to play outside on our front lawns and occasionally a reckless driver, usually a […]

Questions on new station

To the Editor: Governor Cuomo claims it will only cost $105 million to pay for a new fulltime Elmont LIRR station between Bellrose and Queens Village on the Main Line and upgrades to the existing spur for part time events at Belmont Park Islanders Arena Station. How did he come up with this number? A reliable cost estimate takes more […]

Early childhood programs, summer hours at St. Joseph School

It may be the middle of summer but it is not too late to plan for the upcoming school year! Spots are filling up fast in all of St. Joseph School’s Early Childhood Programs so don’t wait till the end of summer to register! There are a wide variety of programs for the early childhood learner including: *Treasure Time (2-year-olds) […]

Water, water everywhere

Garden City was awash with flash flooding on Monday, July 22nd during a heavy downpour.

Four-day summer singing intensive for kids at Cathedral

This summer, the music program at the Cathedral of the Incarnation is offering a four-day intensive for kids aged 7 to 17 called Cathedral Chorister Academy. The program will take place Tuesday, August 27 to Friday, August 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids of all levels are welcome and no prior musical experience is necessary. Students will learn […]