Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:00
Police Commissioner Kenneth Jackson and Garden City Police alert all residents of the escalation of phone scams. During these scams, victims are financially targeted by phone callers who make false statements and promises in an effort to manipulate the victims to send them money by way of Green Dot Money Packs, Money Grams, Western Union and prepaid money cards. Legitimate agencies and companies do not ask for this type of payment. Examples of phone scams include:
• Prize or Lottery Winners
The callers advise the victims that they have won a monetary prize but need to send money to the caller to cover the shipping and processing for the delivery of the winnings.
• Utility Companies
The callers state they are from a utility (gas, electric, water) and require money be sent to them so to prevent the victim’s service from being disconnected.
• Government Scams
Victims often receive a call from persons stating they are from Nassau County and advise the victim that they must pay a fine for not reporting for jury duty.
• Kidnapped/Arrested Family Members
The victim receives a call from a person claiming to be a family member who advises the victim they were arrested or kidnapped in another state or country and money needs to be sent to a location for bail or ransom.
These are often foiled when the victim contacts the family member, particularly by cell phone.
If you think you have been a victim of a phone scam, please call the police by dialing 911. Submitted by the Garden City Police Department
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
Long Island University (LIU) today announced that Garden City native Dr. Kimberly R. Cline has been honored as a 2014 Distinguished Leader in Education by Education Update.
Past recipients of the publication’s Distinguished Leader in Education awards include: Harold (Terry) McGraw III, chairman of the board and former president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies; Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, Columbia University; and Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of The City College of New York.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
The Stewart Manor Board of Trustees began its most recent meeting in high spirits, presiding from the newly-renovated, cherrywood justice’s bench in village hall.
Mayor Tangredi offered up thanks to the court system for providing the grant that paid for the improved bench. Trustee John R. Egan also was in fine fettle in his return after missing previous meetings due to health issues.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
The FLG 2018 girls have established themselves as one of FLG’s premier teams of the summer. Garden City’s Julia Kavan and Anna Mandaro at the midfield and Megan Sprotte and Ann Sullivan defensively led their team to three championships this summer. The girls “really started to gel and play as a unit,” said Coach McGinty, successfully executing new plays, transitioning well and crashing on defense. With the improvements across the board, the team hasn’t lost a game since the first tournament of the summer. These girls were leaders on and off the field and are taking FLG Girls Lacrosse to the next level.
Thursday, 07 August 2014 09:11
The other day I woke up to this text from my Garden City friend, Claire LoRusso: “I need help. I am running a half marathon in October. I have not run in years. Where do I start? Miss you.” I got giddy, in a dorky way, because I always get excited when someone wants to run.
In this case, however, it was more of a “Welcome back, Claire.”