On Nov. 3, residents of the Nassau County’s 8th Legislative District will choose their representative in the Nassau County Legislature for the next two years. Incumbent Vincent Muscarella is being challenged by Gaspare Tumminello.
The district encompasses Franklin Square, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, Garden City and Garden City South as well as parts of Elmont and Floral Park.
Come on over and have a howlingly good time! The Third Annual Halloween Fest and Haunted Hikes are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary opposite 181 Tanners Pond Road.
Swipe tests performed inside the St. Paul’s Main Building have revealed high levels of lead dust, forcing village officials to immediately stop any groups interested in touring the former boys school and requiring any village staff that must enter the building to use proper breathing apparatus.
After recently enacting Local Law No. 4, which amends the Garden City village code to establish Residence R-20C corner overlay districts, which affect certain corner lots in Garden City, trustees have defined a corner lot or plot as it applies to these districts: “A lot or plot located at the point of intersection of two or more intersecting streets and having an interior angle at the point of intersection of less than 135 degrees. Any lot or plot abutting a curved street where the interior angle formed by the intersection of lines drawn tangent to the street at the points of intersection of street and lot lines does not exceed 135 degrees shall also be considered a corner lot or plot.”
(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.
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