2020-01-03

CELEBRATING CHANUKAH

The Garden City Jewish Center celebrated Chanukah with its annual Latke and Dessert Party on the first night onf Chanukah. Almost 90 attendees enjoyed food and fun.

Board of Ed President Heineman to step down at end of term


At the Central Property Owners’ Association meeting and holiday season gathering on Tuesday, December 10 at the Garden City Senior Center School Board President Angela Heineman updated neighbors on school district happenings and the schedule of Board of Education meetings and presentations, starting with the Tuesday, January 7 work session featuring the annual Student Achievement Report for the district. She […]

Trustees provide a sneak peek at capital projects, budget priorities for 2020


A Board of Trustees’ work session on December 12th previewed priorities for the 2020-’21 Village of Garden City budget. Topics highlighted included resuming a vigorous street and road paving program; the continuing need for additional patron parking along the south side of the 7th Street shopping hub between Franklin Avenue and Hilton Avenue, plus addressing infrastructure upgrades for Garden City […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

From our mailbag

In this week’s letters to the editor column, a letter from writer George Salem raises many concerns over the Village of Garden City’s potential new debt load, especially as the village must finance some costs related to removing contaminants from the water supply, as well as potential costs for rehabilitating St. Paul’s. (In a bit of late news at Christmas, […]

5G is coming to our neighborhoods

To the Editor: Watching the Verizon trucks roaming around my neighborhood in the western section of town has me feeling terrified about the impending rollout of 5G wireless technology. 5G is being touted by the telecomm giants as being the next generation of wireless, where everything will be bigger, better and faster, but some scientists are saying it could be […]

Financial challenges to the Board

To the Editor: On Dec. 12, I attended a Garden City Board of Trustees meeting, at which I heard some disturbing comments from some of our trustees. This letter is being written a few weeks after the meeting so as not to be buried by the busy holiday season. As background, one of my primary concerns, over the last two […]

Board asks state to modify changes to discovery laws


In December the Village of Garden City Board of Trustees approved a resolution calling for modifications of New York’s new ‘Discovery Reform Law’ which took effect on January 1. The law overhauls rules governing the sharing of evidence with defense in criminal casesl. Under the new laws, law enforcement and prosecutors must turn over all “discoverable” materials within 15 days […]

Gas station armed robbery

On December 30th at 9:30 PM, Garden City Police responded to the Mobil Gas Station on Franklin Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. The clerk at the station reported that a man entered the store displaying a black handgun and ordered the clerk to give him all the money from the cash register or he would be shot. […]

THIS WEEK AT ROTARY

Mineola Mayor Strauss to Report at 2020 Kick-off Lunch Meeting

On Monday, January 13, noon, at the Garden City Hotel, the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club will welcome Mayor Scott P. Strauss to kick off the Club’s 2020 season with a report on current happenings in the Incorporated Village of Mineola, our neighboring village abutting Garden City to the north. Scott Strauss has served as Mayor of Mineola for the past […]

THE MAYOR’S UPDATE


The Board of Trustees and staff continue to work on numerous projects, including preparation of the 2020/21 Village budget, treatment at Village water wells, the stabilization plan for the former St. Paul’s School and other matters. I encourage you to attend Village Board of Trustees meetings; the schedule can be found on the Village’s website, www.gardencityny.net. Grant to offfset cost […]