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October 2, 1998

  • NEWS: Adelphi University President Addresses Chamber of Commerce

    Dr. Matthew Goldstein began his address at the Garden City Chamber of Commerce's fall kickoff luncheon at the Garden City Hotel by joking, "I'm not just another academic who has written books and articles; I was once a small businessman, who realized I should do something else." After the laughter from the assemblage of merchants and business people quieted, Goldstein explained that when he was a boy growing up in Manhattan, he had planned and saved to open a shoeshine stand in Union Square Park. He laughed and said, "My calculations were right on the mark," but unfortunately he "didn't do a customer survey" to determine if the public would respond well to the new liquid shoe polish he intended to use. After his first customer kicked his little stand up into the air after seeing the liquid shoe polish, instead of the traditional polish he expected to get, Goldstein says he decided to go into education. FULL STORY

  • NEWS: Traffic and Facilities Presentations Made at Board of Ed Meeting

    Director of Operations and Facilities Tim Almeida presented the Board with a list of the accomplishments of his department over the last year at the last Board of Education meeting. Almeida reported that he has reviewed service contracts and has "streamlined" them, "eliminating duplicity." "Coming from the private sector," accountability of staff is a major issue with him. To that end, he says he has instituted monthly meetings with his staff, each department having their own. The head custodian at each building now walks the school and turns in a report daily. Weekly, reports are turned in on maintenance, reporting the condition of such things as the ventilation, mechanics, etc. The purpose, according to Almeida, is to provide a constant knowledge of the conditions of each building so that the work can be done immediately, and it also provides a "good benchmark for the insurance companies." Also, substitutes have been recruited to help eliminate overtime, and all overtime must be approved with a signature from either the school principal or Almeida. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Garden City Athletics Games Schedule
  • OPINION: From the Mayor's Office: Fire Prevention Week
  • OPINION: Political Debate Need Not Be Strident

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