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Private Sector Shift

Michael Furdyna joins

Goldberg Segalla

Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce Michael P. Furdyna has joined the firm as an associate in its Garden City office. He is a member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and General Liability Practice Groups. Previously, he was an associate at Morrison Mahoney LLP.

Furdyna represents large insurance companies, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation and general liability matters. He has handled a variety of workers’ compensation claims, including matters involving fraud allegations, World Trade Center claims, claims for death benefits, and subrogation issues at all levels of litigation including appeals to the New York Appellate Division.

He also has significant experience with respect to medical issues and the Workers’ Compensation Board’s Medical Treatment Guidelines, New York’s workers’ compensation laws, and New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). Furdyna’s general liability claims experience includes cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and negligence. He has handled all stages of litigation, from initial discovery to trials, appeals, and settlements.  

Furdyna’s past experience includes assisting the counsel to the Kings County Public Administrator.

News

School board shows off improvements at Stratford

This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.

Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.


Sports

Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.


Calendar

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, December 1

AARP Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, December 2

Here Comes Brother Sun

Friday, December 5



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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