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Huddling Up At Homecoming

Written by Ed Rotondo, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:37

Solid turnout for 34th Fall Festival Street Fair

The Garden City Trojans took to the field against Conference rival South Side to cap an exciting and memorable Fall Festival. The Trojans ran their record to 6-1 with a dominating 42-7 victory. The day included a visit from the NFL’s Huddle Shuttle Super Bowl Exhibit, the annual Homecoming Parade and a fantastic Street Fair along 7th Street.


Hempstead Town Election Candidates

Written by Garden City Life Staff, Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:00

Editor’s note: The following are bios submitted to Anton Community Newspapers from the candidates participating in the Hempstead Town election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at local polling locations.

Town Supervisor

Kate Murray (R), incumbent

“Helping people and reducing the tax burden for those who call America’s largest township home have been key priorities for Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. Tough and accountable, the first woman supervisor in the town’s 369-year history has earned the highest Wall Street credit ratings available, testament to her superlative financial stewardship.


Call To Action

Written by Trustee Bob Bolebruch, Friday, 25 October 2013 00:00
You can make a difference on airplane noise. The following are some actions that can be taken regarding this situation.

1. Report the noise: If you don’t call, you don’t count. Report airplane and helicopter disturbances around JFK, LaGuardia (LGA), Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), Teterboro (TEB) and Stewart International (SWF) Airports by calling 1-800-225-1071 or file an electronic noise complaint online at Without your voice, we have no voice. Please notify the FAA and Port Authority (PANYNJ) about unsafe and uncomfortable noise incidents over your home, school or workplace.


Planning For The Future

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Town Of Hempstead officially adopts 2014 budget

The Hempstead Town unanimously adopted its 2014 fiscal budget at a public budget hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 15; Supervisor Kate Murray touted the $431.9 million spending plan, which shows a reduction in property taxes, as a helping hand extended towards residents dealing with multiple financial issues.

“Homeowners are confronting extensive financial and personal hardship, rebuilding their homes and their lives in the wake of Superstorm Sandy,” she said. “Still other residents are coping with the effects of a prolonged economic downturn. In times like these, local governments have an obligation to help ease the burden borne by local taxpayers. Indeed, my 2014 budget proposal reduces town taxes.”


More Than Just Books

Written by Suzie Alvey, Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:35

Library celebrates four decades as communal hub  

Forty Years of Connecting People to Information was the theme for the anniversary celebration at the Garden City Public Library. More than 70 residents, dignitaries and staff members enjoyed the ceremony and party that was held on Sunday, Oct. 20. The event took place on the first of many Sundays the library will be open again.


Back to School Safety Series: Part IV

Saturday, 19 October 2013 00:00

From The Garden City Police Department

This the final part of the four-part series of articles by the Garden City Police Department addressing back to school safety issues. In the previous three newspaper articles we addressed Safe Driving Practices, School Bus Safety and Pedestrian/Bicyclist Safety. This week’s article will cover Stranger Danger. Parents, grandparents, guardians and teachers are encouraged to use this article to help teach their children about Stranger Danger.


Election Issues

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio, Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00

With Election Day around the corner, voters going to the polls are looking for candidates that will follow through on campaign pledges to fix problems and admit accountability when situations go south. Among the myriad taxpayer problems are the continuing soap opera that developing the Nassau Coliseum has become, the lack of governmental transparency that became evident in recent events including a lawsuit filed by banned workers at the animal shelter and ongoing aircraft noise that has been severely affecting quality of life.


Local Entrepreneurs Tackle Toy Market

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

GiGGo to debut

character products

next year

Lake Success-based GiGGo Toys is preparing to enchant a generation of youngsters with a fresh take on children’s entertainment: that acceptance goes hand-in-hand when it comes to fun and friendship.

GiGGo Toys started up on Jan. 3, when it acquired a business representing a toy manufacturer in China. Neither GiGGo Toys’ CEO, Diana Brobmann of Floral Park Centre, nor Florence Palomo, the company’s head of public relations and customer service, had any previous experience in the toy industry. Brobmann was in licensing at the time, and Palomo was a researcher.


Procacci: Seeking Transparency

Written by Christy Hinko, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:20

Republican Felix Procacci, of Franklin Square, is running on the Democratic ticket this election season, challenging Republican incumbent, Kate Murray, for the position of supervisor for the Town of Hempstead. Procacci, a computer programmer, is basing his campaign on increasing town government transparency.

“For me this campaign is not political; it is a continuation of my efforts to reform town government, an effort that began almost three years ago when I attended my first town board meeting,” said the challenger. “Sixty-two consecutive meetings later, and with a greater understanding of town government, my goal remains the same: the reform of town government.”


See You In November

Written by Christy Hinko, Saturday, 12 October 2013 00:00

Town residents vie for seats

Two local town residents are presently in the running, seeking the election to seats in the Town of Hempstead in November.

Jasmine Garcia-Vieux

Jasmine Garcia-Vieux is the Democratic and Working Families Party candidate seeking the position of town clerk. She is a managing attorney at Smith & Brink, P.C. and a member of the firm’s complex business litigation group, with a focus on investigation of insurance fraud in the state. If elected, Garcia-Vieux would be the first Hispanic woman to hold office in the town. For campaign information please call 516-341-7880.

Felix Procacci

Franklin Square’s Felix Procacci is a registered Republican running on the Democratic ticket this election season. He is seeking the position of supervisor for the Town of Hempstead. Procacci, a computer programmer, will base his campaign on increasing town government transparency.


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