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Six Garden City Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Written by Garden City Life Editorial Staff Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

Congratulations to six Garden City High School students for being named as 2010 National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Pictured here with high school Principal Nanine Cuttitta are this year’s finalists (left to right): Michael Abatemarco, Brendan Catalano, Thomas Elustondo, Victoria Seskin, Allison Shen, and Emily Tudisco. Of the 1.5 million entrants taking the PSAT/NMSQT, some 50,000 with the highest selection index scores (critical reading and mathematics and writing skills) qualified for recognition in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program. As finalists, these students are part of a group of 15,000 from across the nation honored for their academic scholarship.


GC Residents Elect Community Agreement Candidates

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

Highest Voter Turnout in 10 Years

The Garden City Village Election was held on Tuesday, March 16. Polls were open from noon until 9 p.m., as residents turned out in record numbers to elect the Community Agreement candidates over two write-in candidates, Ronald Tadross and Raymond Rudolph.


An Unconventional Election for Village of Garden City

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

Write-In Candidates Receive Showing of Support

What was thought to be an uncontested village election in Garden City turned dramatic when Ronald Tadross and Raymond Rudolph announced their candidacy days before the election on March 16. Despite a last-minute campaign using the Internet and email, all four Community Agreement candidates prevailed. Tadross and Rudolph’s message resonated with the Garden City residents who came to the polls to write the candidates’ names on the ballot.


Superintendent Concludes 2010-11 Budget Presentations

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Parents Speak Out About Class Size Increases and Intramural Cuts

It was standing room only on Tuesday, March 9, for the Garden City Board of Education work session. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Feirsen presented the fourth and final portion of the budget and recommendations to the board of education. The high school library was filled with residents and parents who came to speak out about the proposed budget cuts during the meeting that lasted more than three hours.


Mangano to Speak at Chamber Luncheon

Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce invites members of both the business and residential community to hear – for the first time in Garden City, the newly elected County Executive Edward P. Mangano, keynote speaker at the chamber’s luncheon program on Thursday, March 25 at the Garden City Hotel. The county executive’s address will focus on his central campaign promise: to reform the County’s property tax assessment system.


Superintendent Feirsen Presents 2010-11 School Budget

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

Reductions in Staff and Intramurals Proposed

It was a full house on Tuesday, March 2, for the Garden City Board of Education budget work session. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Feirsen presented the continuation of his budget and recommendations to the Board of Education. The 2010-11 budget numbers were clearly influenced by the current state of the economy, with proposed reductions for nearly 11 teachers and 10 percent of middle and high school clubs.


GC Woman Charged for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Kill Her Husband

Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00

Rice: Williams Agreed to Pay $20K in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Garden City mother of four has been arrested after agreeing to pay a hitman $20,000 to kill her husband. In reality, the man posing as hitman was actually an undercover Nassau County Police detective.


Garden City Board of Ed Working on a ‘Treading Water Budget’

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Bus Purchases and Capital Spending to Be Reduced

The Garden City Board of Education held its second budget work session on a rainy Feb. 23 evening. During the presentation, Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen and Assistant Superintendent and Treasurer Al Chase presented a continuation of the budget review process, offering a series of recommendations from the administration to the Board of Education.


Trustee Episcopia Clarifies ‘Excessive’ Debt Burden

Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

(Editor’s Note: This statement is written by the Board of Trustees’ Public Information Committee Chairperson Nicholas P. Episcopia.)

Recently, the village’s debt burden has been discussed in Letters to the Editor in the local newspapers as well as on a website created by a village resident. All too often, however, the writers present their comments in a context that would have readers believe that the village is accumulating too much debt that will result in an “unsustainable” future burden on village finances.


GC Board of Trustees Hail Storm Cleanup Efforts

Written by Melissa Argueta Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

Mayor Thanks Department of Public Works

Snow removal was the top order of business at the most recent Garden City Board of Trustees meeting held on Feb. 16 at Village Hall.

Trustee Dennis Donnelly reported that the Department of Public Works had a “spectacular January.” The department saved over 1,000 hours of overtime, for a total savings of nearly $40,000 as compared to the same time last year.


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