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Drafted Into a World That Would Forever Change Him

Written by Cyril Smith KBS Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

This is World War II Veteran Jim Gray’s Story of Survival

As 1944 started, Jim Gray was a young man of 19 years growing up in Queens Village. He had started to attend Queens College but when the draft notice arrived, Jim knew his world had changed. Just how much he never would have guessed. He would finish the war in a German Stalag POW camp, part of the largest surrender of American troops in the European theater.

 

Garden City Coaches Receive Top Sportsmanship Awards

Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Congratulations to the Garden City Public Schools’ coaching staff who were recently honored with two sportsmanship awards. Nassau County athletic officials from all sports annually choose 10 teams of the 57 competing Nassau County school districts to receive sportsmanship awards.

 

Police Need Your Help in Solving Garden City Homicide

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Garden City police are beefing up patrols on and around Meadow Street to help ease the concerns of residents there who have been on edge ever since a dead body was found on the front lawn of 65 Meadow Street.

 

Garden City Demands Repeal of MTA Payroll Tax

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 13 November 2009 00:00

Will Cost Village Approximately $100K Annually

As if things aren’t bad enough, local businesses, municipalities and school districts on Nov. 2 had to fork over 34 cents for every $100 of their payrolls to help dig the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) out of a $1 billion deficit.

 

GC Voters Approve School Investment Bond Referendum

Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00

By a vote of 1,140 to 829, voters approved the Garden City School District’s $36.5 million bond referendum Oct. 27. Work will now go forward on improvements at all nine of the district’s buildings.

 

Stab Victim Found on Front Lawn of Meadow Street Home in GC

Friday, 06 November 2009 00:00

The Homicide Squad is investigating an incident that occurred on Oct. 22 in Garden City.

 

Murray, McElroy Vie for Hempstead Town Supervisor Post

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00

Republican incumbent Kate Murray is seeking re-election to her fourth term as Hempstead Town supervisor. Challenging her this year is Garden City resident and Democratic candidate Kristen McElroy. They are seeking a two-year term as town leader.

 

Bonilla, Rattoballi Vie for Hempstead Town Clerk

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00

Republican incumbent Mark Bonilla is seeking re-election as Hempstead town clerk, which holds a two-year term. Challenging him this year is Garden City resident and Democratic candidate Anthony Rattoballi.

 

Grassroots Effort Under Way to Keep Business in GC

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

Merchants Trying to Survive Sluggish Economy

Business is difficult. Not just in Garden City but everywhere. Some experts predict an economic turn around is on the horizon. But right now, what are local merchants doing to keep their heads above water?

They are leaning on each other to survive.

 

Medical Center Parking Permit Fees Draw Criticism

Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00

Some Say They Will No Longer Dine, Shop in GC

Several employers and many of their employees who work at the Garden City Medical Center located at 520 Franklin Avenue are angered over a newly instituted $150 parking permit fee.

Many of these employees shop and grab lunch along 7th Street. But because they now have to pay the village $150 for parking, some say they will no longer dine or shop in the village.

 

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