The last words from a 20-year-old resident came from a text message sent to his dealer. It read, “i’m diggin’ this — my dude, best I had in a while. 4 real. Save my number, peace.” That was sent before he was found by his mother dead in the bathtub.
During an investigation with the Nassau County Police Department, Garden City Detectives developed information of drug activity in Parking Field 9E. During this investigation, it was determined that three individuals from Suffolk County (a 20-year-old female, a 21-year-old male, and a 23-year-old male) were in possession of numerous glassine bags of alleged heroin.
Angry residents from Mineola showed up at the Garden City Board of Trustees meeting on February 4 to voice their complaints about the neighboring Verizon building that has been under construction. Mineola residents who live on 13th Avenue, which borders the Verizon site, claim that there has been a lot of noise coming from this building, especially late at night.
Mayor Robert Rothschild stated that this Verizon building, which is within the boundaries of Garden City, is being updated and there was an issue during the first week of February about noise emanating from the location. “There are generators being started at obviously the wrong time of day,” Mayor Rothschild said. “We have made contact with Verizon to make sure that they understand that it is unacceptable when they turn on the generator in the middle of night. We have told them that they will not do that again.”
The secretary and the Nominating Committee of the Central Property Owners’ Association (CPOA) are seeking candidates for the positions of officers, directors and Nominating Committee members. The terms of office commence following the election at the annual Association Meeting on Tuesday, May 11.
The Garden City Hotel’s signature restaurant, Rein, in support of Haiti earthquake relief efforts, will donate all of its February breakfast menu profits to the Nassau County Chapter of the American Red Cross (www.nassau.redcross.org).
This past Dec. 14, members and guests of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club celebrated the holidays at their annual holiday luncheon at the Garden City Hotel.
The Second Annual Winterfest Celebration at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary brought a good number of neighbors and friends to the community nature preserve on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Several Garden City residents spoke about their growing concern over NextG at the most recent Village Board of Trustees meeting, since NextG has been installing temporary antennas on residential utility equipment. One resident questioned if the board had given permission to NextG to take measurements and whether this was an anticipation of anything to come.
At the Jan. 14 Board of Trustees meeting, the Garden City Village Board discussed the possibility of charging a fee to organizations who hold events such as races and parades within the village in order to cover a percentage of the additional costs associated with these events. These additional costs include overtime fees for police protection and cleanup by the Department of Public Works.
(Submitted by the Garden City Historical Society.)
Recognizing the need for support for the protection and reuse of historic resources and building on other state and national models, the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) launched its inaugural program, Long Island’s List of Endangered Historic Sites for 2010. In late December 2009, SPLIA announced the names of its first five sites, all threatened by adverse conditions that result from a variety of complex issues.
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