(Editor’s Note: This begins a series of focused articles examining the proposed bond work at each of the district’s nine buildings. It has been submitted by the Garden City School District.)
On Oct. 27, the Garden City community will be asked to vote on a school investment bond to address substantial needs throughout the district. Each of the district’s nine buildings will be impacted by the bond proposal. The cost of the proposed bond is $36.5 million, which includes renovation costs to meet present day health and safety code requirements, as well as to reclaim and add learning space for academic program growth. The total amount of the projects will be partially offset by the use of $1.3 million in capital funds and an estimated $1.35 million in New York State EXCEL aid (the district must spend the money before being reimbursed by the state).
Much like at the first Lighthouse public hearing the Town of Hempstead held on Hofstra University’s campus, Garden City officials made a good showing at a follow up one, this time about zoning, held Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Garden City’s “shoe doctor” is officially closing up shop Sept. 30.
Robert Cangemi has been the owner and operator of the Garden City Shoe Shop, one of the village’s longest retail businesses, since 1969. He was 39 years old when he purchased the already existing shop on Seventh Street.
Residents living within blocks of the popular Nassau Boulevard eatery, La Bottega, and its sister restaurant, Caffe Barocco, are fed up with the traffic and parking problems they claim the restaurants are causing in their neighborhood.
A newly approved fee schedule will affect residents and commercial establishments alike in Garden City, charging anywhere from $100 impound fees to $75 residential burglar alarm registration fees to $500 incident fees if a resident is found at fault for causing an accident on a public street or right of way or utility easement in the village.
The new school year got off to a shaky start for some in town when an unanticipated snag in the newly implemented Garden City School District transportation policy, which affects a total of 118 district students, suddenly left another 22 students residing in the Estates section without any bus transportation to Stratford School.
An appeal by the Garden City Bird Sanctuary was recently sent out for help in funding the purchase of a new riding mower\tractor and responses from the community are positive!
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that she will call upon the Hempstead Town Board to schedule a much-anticipated public zoning hearing on the proposed Lighthouse Project on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Barbara Rodman Wilson can still remember each detail from the most harrowing experience of her life nearly 70 years ago, including what the dinner was that night and the exact time it happened.
Assemblymen Tom McKevitt and Dave McDonough (19th A.D.) co-sponsored a Women of Distinction ceremony Aug. 22 at the Merrick Library. Five of Garden City’s own were recognized during the festivities, including Suzie Alvey, Helen Mary Tyszka, Colleen Foley and Maureen Clancy, who was unable to attend the event.
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