As 1944 started, Jim Gray was a young man of 19 years growing up in Queens Village. He had started to attend Queens College but when the draft notice arrived, Jim knew his world had changed. Just how much he never would have guessed. He would finish the war in a German Stalag POW camp, part of the largest surrender of American troops in the European theater.
Congratulations to the Garden City Public Schools’ coaching staff who were recently honored with two sportsmanship awards. Nassau County athletic officials from all sports annually choose 10 teams of the 57 competing Nassau County school districts to receive sportsmanship awards.
Garden City police are beefing up patrols on and around Meadow Street to help ease the concerns of residents there who have been on edge ever since a dead body was found on the front lawn of 65 Meadow Street.
As if things aren’t bad enough, local businesses, municipalities and school districts on Nov. 2 had to fork over 34 cents for every $100 of their payrolls to help dig the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) out of a $1 billion deficit.
By a vote of 1,140 to 829, voters approved the Garden City School District’s $36.5 million bond referendum Oct. 27. Work will now go forward on improvements at all nine of the district’s buildings.
The Homicide Squad is investigating an incident that occurred on Oct. 22 in Garden City.
Republican incumbent Kate Murray is seeking re-election to her fourth term as Hempstead Town supervisor. Challenging her this year is Garden City resident and Democratic candidate Kristen McElroy. They are seeking a two-year term as town leader.
Republican incumbent Mark Bonilla is seeking re-election as Hempstead town clerk, which holds a two-year term. Challenging him this year is Garden City resident and Democratic candidate Anthony Rattoballi.
Business is difficult. Not just in Garden City but everywhere. Some experts predict an economic turn around is on the horizon. But right now, what are local merchants doing to keep their heads above water?
They are leaning on each other to survive.
Several employers and many of their employees who work at the Garden City Medical Center located at 520 Franklin Avenue are angered over a newly instituted $150 parking permit fee.
Many of these employees shop and grab lunch along 7th Street. But because they now have to pay the village $150 for parking, some say they will no longer dine or shop in the village.
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