Residents across Nassau County are being hit with sharp school tax rate increases, leaving politicians pointing fingers and school administrators blaming a broken property assessment system and specifically, valuation reductions on commercial properties.
The latest school tax bills, reflecting the higher rates, were mailed to Garden City residents last month.
Muscarella has served in the Nassau County Legislature since November 5, 1995. The incumbent 8th Legislative District representative serves constituents in Garden City, Garden City South, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, Franklin Square and portions of Elmont and Floral Park. Legislator Muscarella was re-elected by wide margins in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. Prior to his election to the Legislature he served for four years as State Assemblyman representing the 22nd Assembly District.
The Garden City Trojans took to the field against Conference rival South Side to cap an exciting and memorable Fall Festival. The Trojans ran their record to 6-1 with a dominating 42-7 victory. The day included a visit from the NFL’s Huddle Shuttle Super Bowl Exhibit, the annual Homecoming Parade and a fantastic Street Fair along 7th Street.
Editor’s note: The following are bios submitted to Anton Community Newspapers from the candidates participating in the Hempstead Town election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at local polling locations.
Kate Murray (R), incumbent
“Helping people and reducing the tax burden for those who call America’s largest township home have been key priorities for Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. Tough and accountable, the first woman supervisor in the town’s 369-year history has earned the highest Wall Street credit ratings available, testament to her superlative financial stewardship.
1. Report the noise: If you don’t call, you don’t count. Report airplane and helicopter disturbances around JFK, LaGuardia (LGA), Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), Teterboro (TEB) and Stewart International (SWF) Airports by calling 1-800-225-1071 or file an electronic noise complaint online at http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/ Without your voice, we have no voice. Please notify the FAA and Port Authority (PANYNJ) about unsafe and uncomfortable noise incidents over your home, school or workplace.
The Hempstead Town unanimously adopted its 2014 fiscal budget at a public budget hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 15; Supervisor Kate Murray touted the $431.9 million spending plan, which shows a reduction in property taxes, as a helping hand extended towards residents dealing with multiple financial issues.
“Homeowners are confronting extensive financial and personal hardship, rebuilding their homes and their lives in the wake of Superstorm Sandy,” she said. “Still other residents are coping with the effects of a prolonged economic downturn. In times like these, local governments have an obligation to help ease the burden borne by local taxpayers. Indeed, my 2014 budget proposal reduces town taxes.”
Forty Years of Connecting People to Information was the theme for the anniversary celebration at the Garden City Public Library. More than 70 residents, dignitaries and staff members enjoyed the ceremony and party that was held on Sunday, Oct. 20. The event took place on the first of many Sundays the library will be open again.
From The Garden City Police Department
This the final part of the four-part series of articles by the Garden City Police Department addressing back to school safety issues. In the previous three newspaper articles we addressed Safe Driving Practices, School Bus Safety and Pedestrian/Bicyclist Safety. This week’s article will cover Stranger Danger. Parents, grandparents, guardians and teachers are encouraged to use this article to help teach their children about Stranger Danger.
With Election Day around the corner, voters going to the polls are looking for candidates that will follow through on campaign pledges to fix problems and admit accountability when situations go south. Among the myriad taxpayer problems are the continuing soap opera that developing the Nassau Coliseum has become, the lack of governmental transparency that became evident in recent events including a lawsuit filed by banned workers at the animal shelter and ongoing aircraft noise that has been severely affecting quality of life.
Lake Success-based GiGGo Toys is preparing to enchant a generation of youngsters with a fresh take on children’s entertainment: that acceptance goes hand-in-hand when it comes to fun and friendship.
GiGGo Toys started up on Jan. 3, when it acquired a business representing a toy manufacturer in China. Neither GiGGo Toys’ CEO, Diana Brobmann of Floral Park Centre, nor Florence Palomo, the company’s head of public relations and customer service, had any previous experience in the toy industry. Brobmann was in licensing at the time, and Palomo was a researcher.
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