Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00
Are you looking to get in shape this summer? The Town of North Hempstead offers boot camp and personal training at Gerry Pond Park and Michael J. Tully Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m.
The classes at Gerry Pond Park take place outside and the classes at Michael J. Tully will be held inside the fitness center.
Boot camp classes will feature a total body workout including calisthenics, battling ropes, TRX suspension training, and agility drills. Participants should bring a towel and water with them to workouts.
Single session classes are $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Ten sessions are $200 for residents and $240 for non-residents.
Personal training classes will be offered at Michael J. Tully Park by appointment only. The 50-minute training session is $80, and 10 training sessions are $750. A 30-minute session is $50, and 10 sessions is $450.
Participants are asked to call within 24 hours to cancel their appointment to avoid being charged. For more information, call 516-869-6311.
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.
The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00
Speaking for a group of local residents, Santo Cipolla is asking the Sewanhaka Central High School District to revisit a 28-year-old policy that allows one community to attend any of the five district high schools, including Floral Park Memorial High School.
“It was a policy that was created to desegregate South Floral Park and a portion of Floral Park called Jamaica Square,” Cipolla said at a school board meeting last week. “It is our belief that there is not equal access to the schools and violates the equal protection clause under the Fourteenth Amendment.”