Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
Seeking to provide increased housing options and recognizing the economic benefits of new construction projects, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby announced that the town board has approved a zoning application that will clear the way for an innovative homes development adjacent to Nassau Community College in East Garden City.
Throughout the holiday season, people celebrate the great traditions of these solemn days. When it is mentioned that the Garden City Bird Sanctuary (GCBS) will be celebrating the traditions of their own holiday, Winterfest, on Saturday, Jan. 9, people usually raise their eyebrows. How can a two-year-old celebration be considered a holiday, or have traditions? You simply “manufacture” a holiday?
The Garden City Merchants Group, a committee of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce, has announced the winners of the raffle prizes donated by eight Garden City merchant participants in the Chamber’s newly formed Merchants Group. Entry forms for the prizes were available in the establishments of 31 merchants who participated in the Merchant Group’s recent efforts to promote shopping in Garden City.
The Joint Conference Committee of the four Property Owners’ Associations in the Village of Garden City are seeking candidates to serve on the Citizens’ Budget Review and Advisory Committee.
Recently, the Garden City Community Church was filled to capacity with the Christmas Vespers & Candlelight Dinner Program. This year’s theme was “Candles & Carols,” featuring all the choirs of the Community Church.
The Evening Walking Tour of Historic Homes, sponsored by the Garden City Historical Society, was held on Dec. 3. Maureen Clancy, a past president of the society, said, “I am delighted with the ‘reinstatement’ of a previous holiday tradition, the Walking Tour of Historic Homes.”
New York State Senator Kemp Hannon and Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, call upon the generosity of all Long Islanders to help those in need enjoy a brighter, more nutritious holiday season and to keep food pantries stocked throughout the winter months ahead.
An eminent group of Garden City officials and civic leaders met with local clergypersons at the annual Garden City Clergy Fellowship (GCCF) holiday breakfast meeting. This meeting took place on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Garden City Hotel.
Residents expressed concern over the proposed plan from NextG Networks and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. at the Garden City Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3. The proposed plan would install distributed antenna systems into 15 light poles throughout Garden City. Additionally, NextG would install taller light poles that do not retain the look of the current light poles in the village.
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