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Vacant Property to Temporarily House Car Dealership Overflow

Written by Carisa Giardino Monday, 15 June 2009 16:33

Property Owner: Lagging Economy Preventing Construction

550 Stewart Avenue, LLC, owners of the property north and south of Stewart Avenue near the Roosevelt Field Mall’s entrance, have entered into a month-to-month lease agreement with a Hempstead Nissan dealership to temporarily store cars on their south side property.


GC Residents Criticize St. Paul’s DEIS Draft Scoping Document

Written by Carisa Giardino Tuesday, 09 June 2009 15:29

Board of Trustees Holds June Scoping Hearing

Some residents criticized the draft scope for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed demolition of Ellis Hall and the Main Building at St. Paul’s at a June 4 scoping hearing.

Robert Grover, director of the consulting firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. out of Babylon, noted that the village board and members of the engineering and construction services firm’s consulting team have identified some issues in a preliminary list. “We’re all here to see if anything needs to be added,” Grover said at the scoping meeting.


Dissolving Villages, Towns and Special Districts

Written by Carisa Giardino Tuesday, 09 June 2009 15:26

Bill Passes Assembly, Senate, Awaiting Gov’s Signature

A frantic email made its way around Garden City Memorial Day weekend, urging residents to act and act fast. The email spoke of legislation that would streamline the process to dissolve villages, towns and special districts and pleaded with residents to contact their local assemblymen and senators to vote no on the proposed bills.
But on June 1, the Assembly approved the bill (#A8501) by a vote of 117 to 26. Days later, on June 3, the bill passed the Senate (#S5661) by a vote of 46 to 16. As of press time the legislation was waiting for Governor David Paterson’s signature.


Historical Society to Host Forum to Preserve St. Paul’s June 17

Monday, 01 June 2009 17:12

Submitted by the Garden City Historical Society

The Garden City Historical Society will host a free forum on the preservation of the former Cathedral School of St. Paul (known by its familiar name, St. Paul’s School), which is currently the subject of exploration for demolition by the Village of Garden City. The Society’s Forum, “Garden City to Become Anytown, USA?” will be held at Cluett Hall at the St. Paul’s Recreation Complex, on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m.

The Society has reached out to preservationists who can speak to the opportunities and satisfactions that preservation of historic structures afford to local communities and the need to preserve these structures that represent and epitomize the struggles and histories of the past. St. Paul’s School is currently listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places, and it was named by the Preservation League of New York State as one of its 2003 “Seven to Save.” Without these connections to the past, host communities risk becoming typical, non-descript, cookie-cutter communities, losing the unique identity that irreplaceable historic structures contribute.


Nine-Story Condo Complex Proposed for 250 Old Country Road

Written by Carisa Giardino Monday, 01 June 2009 17:07

Some Cherry Valley Apartment Dwellers Fear for Quality of Life

A developer hopes to knock down the former KeySpan building at 250 Old Country Road to make way for a nine-story, 257-unit condominium complex in Mineola that some nearby Garden City residents, particularly those living in the Cherry Valley apartments, fear will infringe upon their quality of life.

The existing office building, owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), stands five stories tall. The MTA purchased it as part of the Intermodal Center project but agreed to put the building back on the market. A developer, 250 Old Country Road LLC, has agreed to purchase it.


CSEA: Nassau County Should Take Back Control of Hospital

Friday, 22 May 2009 14:19

CSEA Nassau Local 830, Nassau County’s largest public service union, has called for the county to either take back control of Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) from its Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) or create a special taxing district to create a new revenue stream for the facility. The Nassau Health Care Corporation (NHCC) is comprised of NUMC, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility and several outlying clinics. The NHCC is a public multi-facility system that provides comprehensive, high quality health care to residents regardless of ability to pay.

According to CSEA Local 830 President Jerry Laricchiuta, changes need to be made in the way the hospital is funded in order to secure its future.


Female Jogger Attacked in Vicinity of Hilton Ave/Cedar Place

Friday, 22 May 2009 14:16

The Garden City Police Department and the Nassau County Police Special Victims Squad is investigating an incident where a male assailant attacked a female jogger in the vicinity of Hilton Avenue and Cedar Place on Sunday, May 17, at approximately 6:45 a.m.


Trustees Release Draft Scope for St. Paul’s Demolition

Written by Samantha Seide Wednesday, 20 May 2009 15:45

Public Hearing Set for June 4 at Village Hall

On May 7, trustees set into action a sequence of events that will eventually lead to the demolition of the historic St. Paul’s School. The building, which not only stands as a village landmark but also as a safety hazard, continues to stir debate among residents, some of whom are happy plans are finally under way.

The draft scope will ensure comprehensive environmental review in accordance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and its implemented regulations.


Garden City Fire Department Receives $11,269 Grant

Written by Samantha Seide Monday, 18 May 2009 16:51

New Equipment Purchases Will Strengthen Rescue Efforts

Trustees recognize the consistent hard work and efforts of the Garden City Fire Department. Thanks to an $11,269 grant awarded by Garden City-based The Signature Group of Companies and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, the Garden City Fire Department will be able to purchase new equipment to strengthen its rescue efforts. As part of a nationwide philanthropic cause, founders of the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company designed the grant to provide needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire departments.


Growing Concerns As Swine Flu Cases Widen

Written by Carisa Giardino Tuesday, 12 May 2009 18:06
Two Nassau County students associated with St. Francis Prep who both reside in Franklin Square and three other students residing in Woodmere, Hempstead and East Massapequa with no travel history to Mexico and no links to known clusters are the latest victims of H1N1, better known as swine flu.

All of these most recent cases, according to the New York State Department of Health, had mild illness and are recovering. This is the latest information on the outbreak as of press time. According to the county’s health department, this is a “rapidly evolving situation.”


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