Written by Donald T. Brudie Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00
I would like to remind you that the board of trustees will be conducting a work session to review the proposed 2013-14 village budget on Thursday, March 14, 7:30 at 10 p.m. and is the final Budget Study - Work Session. The session is currently scheduled to be held in the Board Room at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave., Garden City. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The annual village election will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from noon until 9 p.m. at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Village residents will be voting for the following candidates:
John J. Watras – Mayor – 2-year term
Dennis C. Donnelly – Trustee – 2-year term
John A. DeMaro – Trustee – 2-year term
Richard V. Silver – Trustee – 2-year term
Robert A. Bolebruch – Trustee – 1-year term
Allen S. Mathers – Justice – 4-year term
Since the incorporation of the village in 1919, members of the board of trustees in Garden City have been elected by a non-partisan vote of residents in accordance with the policies of the Community Agreement.
Absentee ballot applications to be used in conjunction with the general village election on March 19 are available at the Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave. Applications must be received by the village clerk by March 12 if the ballot is to be mailed. For personal application, the deadline is March 18.
The next regularly scheduled board of trustees meetings will be held on Thursday, March 7 and Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m.
During the weeks after Superstorm Sandy, the village’s primary means of communication with village residents was the village website (www.gardencityny.net). Village staff updated that website on a daily basis.
The village recognizes that after the storm most village residents did not have electrical power for an extended period of time and could not receive telephone calls placed to their home phone numbers. However, many residents had access to cell phones and smart phone devices. Others traveled to locations, (including their workplaces), which had power. Going forward, it is the village’s intention to utilize the Swiftreach (911) emergency notification system to communicate with residents during and after an emergency. This system can send alerts to phone numbers and deliver text messages and e-mails. To achieve the best results with this system, it is vital that residents provide up-to-date contact information. Therefore, we implore you to visit the Village’s website (www.gardencityny.net) and input (at the bottom, right hand side of the home page) your home phone number, cell phone number and provider, work phone number and e-mail address. The village will only use this information to communicate with you in an emergency and will not share this information with third parties.
Followers of the village on Facebook and Twitter will continue to receive updates.
If you have any questions, please call the village clerk, Brian Ridgway at 516-465-4053.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
Seven decades ago in January 1943, 27 young women entered a 30-month war emergency course for New York State Registered Nurse certification at Adelphi College. 70 years later at what is now Adelphi University, the School of Nursing officially became the College of Nursing and Public Health on June 10.
In regard to the changing of the longtime School of Nursing, “it’s very timely,” says Dean Patrick Coonan. “Public health and nursing are becoming more connected. Nursing is moving to other places than just hospitals including the community and the home.”
Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00
“The three airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) collectively represent the busiest airport system in the United States,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “The noise generated by all these overflights has increased steadily over time, and it’s incumbent upon the PA to conduct a noise study to ensure that aircraft noise is given proper consideration by airport operators when they determine which runways and approach paths to use.”
Hannon’s legislation, passed unanimously, is Senate bill 3841, which would require the PA to conduct a noise and land use compatibility study as set forth in 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 150. That report would then be submitted to the governors and legislatures of New York and New Jersey, and would require the PA to hold biennial public hearings at which the public would be heard regarding aircraft noise issues.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
The Garden City Centennials held their annual year-end Soccer Fest at St. Paul’s on Saturday, June 1. The day-long event is the culmination of the soccer season for the more than 2,100 young girls and boys that participate in one of the many programs the Centennials offer. Highlighted by the giving out of the annual awards to all players, the youngsters also enjoyed the fun games and activities throughout the day. Soccer Fest also represented the close of the travel season for the 41 girls and boys teams that compete in the Long Island Junior Soccer League. And with 39 travel teams, the Centennials have become one of the top programs not only on Long Island, but in New York State.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Not too many attorneys have made their way to glory in the boxing ring. Roseanne “Ro-Hammad Ali” Beovich hopes to become the first when she participates in the 10th annual Long Island Fight for Charity event on November 25 at the Hilton of Melville.
Beovich, an associate attorney at Genser, Dubow, Genser & Cona, LLP in Melville, has no formal boxing experience but “became interested in boxing because I like to try new sports and find activities that will challenge me.”