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Weekly Recap: Bomb Threat, Highest Paid Superintendents

In case you missed it, here are some of Garden City's top stories from this past week.

A driver lost control of her vehicle in Parking Field 7N, behind Key Food Marketplace, Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Lou Minutoli)
A driver lost control of her vehicle in Parking Field 7N, behind Key Food Marketplace, Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Lou Minutoli)
Busy week? No worries. Patch highlighted the top stories of the week you may have missed:

School Immunization Requirements in NYS: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The Nassau County Department of Health reminds residents of New York State's school immunization requirements for school entrance/attendance.

Accident Shuts Down Franklin Avenue Early Wednesday: Franklin Avenue was closed in both directions early Wednesday after an SUV overturned between Sixth and Seventh streets.

Driver Loses Control in Parking Field 7N: A driver lost control of her vehicle in Parking Field 7N, behind Key Food Marketplace, Wednesday afternoon. The sedan left the lot, jumped the curb and passed through a row of shrubbery before coming to a stop by a large tree.

Senior Center Expansion Increased by 40 Feet: On Tuesday, the Garden City board of trustees released a statement regarding the expansion of the senior center facility on Golf Club Lane and the possible use of the Garden City Casino for senior activities.

Library Board Urges Village to Act on its Request: At Monday's library board meeting, the board urged the village board of trustees to act on a request to transfer a surplus in State Retirement System funds from the 2012-13 budget to the 2013-14 budget in order to restore Sunday hours come October and rescind its request to lay off two full-time maintenance workers.

Six Vacancies in Garden City: Empty storefronts still remain in Garden City. Check out six vacancies on Seventh Street and Franklin Avenue.

Top 10 Highest Paid Superintendents in Nassau County: Ever wonder how much a superintendent could make in Nassau County? The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently made available the pay for most of the superintendents in the state. The highest 10 wages in Nassau County all eclipse $350,000, with one nearly surpassing $550,000. See how Dr. Robert Feirsen's salary stacks up among the highest paid in Nassau.

Barclays Owner Ratner Tapped for Nassau Coliseum Revamp: Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano joined Bruce Ratner, the executive chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies, Friday to announce details regarding the new epicenter that will sit on the Nassau Coliseum property.

Ratner Reveals New Details on Revamped Coliseum Property: After bringing the Barclays Center to Brooklyn, developer Bruce Ratner will now have a hand in reinventing the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. In what Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said came down to the largest “economic benefit” to the county, Nassau Events Center (NEC), an affiliate of Ratner’s Forest City Enterprises, was chosen over the Madison Square Garden Company Thursday afternoon to redevelop the HUB.

Crime Blotter: Leandra's Law, Identity Theft: At approximately 8 p.m. Aug. 11, Officer Baker was on patrol when he observed a vehicle traveling north on Franklin Avenue make a left turn onto Stewart Avenue in violation of no left turn signs. The officer then observed the vehicle veering left over the center divider lines while traveling west on Stewart Avenue. Upon stopping the vehicle, Officer Baker determined the driver, a male 48-year-old from Hempstead, was intoxicated (.19 percent blood alcohol content). The officer also observed that there were four other occupants in the vehicle, including two children, ages 2 and 4. The subject was placed under arrest for two counts of aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law), two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two traffic violations and uninsured operation.

Adelphi Alum Announces Candidacy for County Legislator: An Adelphi University alumna is throwing her hat in the ring for Nassau County legislator. Laura Schaefer, a first time candidate, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines in the general election this November in hopes to represent the 14th district, which is now, after redistricting, composed of Garden City, Carle Place, Westbury, Old Westbury, Hicksville and Bethpage.

Bomb Threat Received at Hempstead Town Hall: A bomb threat was called into Hempstead Town Hall Friday morning, leading to an evacuation of the building at 11:47 a.m., a town spokesperson confirmed. Hempstead Village Police and Nassau County Arson/Bomb Squad responded to the scene.

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