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Police To Receive Grant

The Garden City Police Department is one of just three departments across Long Island to receive a crime-fighting grant administered by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Intended to help reduce, solve and prevent crime, the $30,000 grant will specifically enable the department to fund special patrols and purchase equipment to more effectively target car larcenies and burglaries.

“We place a high emphasis on these crimes and this will assist us in our ongoing efforts to make the community safer,” Garden City Police Commissioner Kenneth O. Jackson said.  “I’d like to thank Inspector Michael Doyle and Sergeant Bill Grimes for their assistance in the preparation of a thorough and comprehensive application.”

Mayor John J. Watras and Deputy Mayor Nicholas P. Episcopia added, “We are pleased to receive this supplement as we are most diligent in preventing and fighting crime in this Village.”

The state grants, which total nearly $1 million, were awarded to 27 police departments and four sheriffs’ offices in 21 counties throughout New York.

Department of Criminal Justice Services Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green said, “Crime doesn’t stop at a county, city, town or village border, and giving assistance to smaller agencies that otherwise wouldn’t have the resources like this is crucial to public safety.”

The Rockville Centre Police Department and the East Hampton Police Department were the other two agencies on Long Island to receive grants.

News

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

A Map Of Artistic Inspiration

Saturday, November 1



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