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Village Code Changes Topic of Numerous Public Hearings

Written by Carisa Giardino Saturday, 08 August 2009 00:00

Trustee Brudie Thinks Some Not ‘Homeowner Friendly’

Seven proposed local laws will be the focus of public hearings scheduled for Aug. 13. Trustees are proposing village code changes for anything from sanitation removal and repair and maintenance of sidewalks and curbs to impound fees, alarm systems and corner lots in Garden City’s Central section.


Proposed Local Law Could Create Stricter Zoning in Central

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Public Hearing on Corner Lot Subdivisions August 13

To help alleviate the concerns of many living in Garden City’s Central section who fear corner lot subdivisions are threatening the village’s character, trustees are proposing a change in village code that would establish a Residence R-20C Corner Overlay District. The local law is being considered at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 at village hall at 8 p.m.


Lighthouse Project Could Give Garden City Run for Its Money

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00

Hundreds Expected to Attend August 4 Hearing

Hundreds are expected to attend the Aug. 4 public hearing on the proposed Lighthouse project, which intends to refurbish the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and develop the 150 acres surrounding the arena.


Government Consolidation Could Prove Costly for Villages

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

Only 1,708 Signatures Required to Impose Dissolution Process

As Governor David Paterson, June 25, signed into law legislation that would “streamline” New York’s local governments, touting reduced property taxes and waste, legislative sessions in Albany played out more like circus shows as senators struggled with a power shift that left both Dems and Republicans at a political stalemate for weeks.


Police: Man Preys on Joggers, Dog Walkers

Friday, 24 July 2009 00:00

A 28-year-old Hempstead man was busted last week for public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a minor when he allegedly exposed himself while performing a lewd act to a 9-year-old Garden City girl walking her dog.


1981 Time Capsule Found – Looking for Participants!

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

During the current construction project at Village Hall, a time capsule buried in 1981 was found! The time capsule was buried by a local Girl Scout Brownie Troop who invited the community to write letters to themselves. The letters were to be mailed when the time capsule was dug up. There are over 140 letters and we’re trying to track down the current addresses of the recipients. If you think you, or someone you know, may have written a letter that was included in the time capsule, please contact Kerry Couture, chair of Association Volunteers of the Garden City Association of Girl Scouts, at 238-7377.


DiNapoli’s Office Audits Garden City School District

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

Officials Implementing Comptroller’s Recommendations

An audit of the Garden City School District has revealed school officials used available fund balance monies to increase the Employee Benefits Accrued Liability Reserve (EBALR) to $8.1 million as of June 2007 while the district’s EBALR liability totaled only $2.9 million. The district overfunded the liability by $5.1 million or 175 percent, according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.


Transient Criminals Commonly Known as ‘Gypsies’ Burglarizing Homeowners

Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

The Nassau County Police Department reports that a particular group of organized transient criminals commonly known as “gypsies” are perpetrating a series of burglaries and scams throughout Nassau County. The “modus operendi” of these mostly Eastern Europeans is to drive in groups in a particular residential area in a car or van usually with out-of-state registration plates. One subject portraying a surveyor or a contractor approaches the homeowners, at their residences. While engaging in distracting conversation, the subject diverts the homeowners into their rear yards providing a means for an accomplice(s) to surreptitiously enter the home and commit a burglary.


18 Eateries on Board for First Ever GC Restaurant Week

Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00

Russell Ciolli (Grimaldi’s Pizzeria), who is spearheading Garden City’s first Restaurant Week, July 20-23, 4-7 p.m., reports that there are now 18 Garden City restaurants offering three-course price fixed meals during Restaurant Week. Recent additions to the list of participants include Fianei’s Paninoteca Italiano, La Nonna Bella, New York Soup Exchange and Upper Crust Cafe.


First-Ever Restaurant Week in Garden City July 20-23

Written by Carisa Giardino Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00

Festival Will Add to Seventh Street Festivities

Because inclement weather forced the cancellation of this year’s popular Belmont Festival on Seventh Street, the Garden City Chamber of Commerce wants to make it up to disappointed residents.


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