Gyms have struggled throughout the pandemic, but for Glen Cove Fitness, things are finally looking brighter. After a challenging year, the gym marked its 20th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Members of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Business Improvement District and local elected officials congratulated the gym’s owner, Alvin Batista, for hitting this milestone, especially after a particularly difficult year.
Despite its attempt to have the annual state assessments for grades 3-8 waived this year, the Glen Cove City School District was informed last week that the tests must go on. On April 7, the New York State Education Department received word from the U.S. Department of Education that its request for a waiver was denied.
Local seniors will once again have a place to socialize with the anticipated reopening of the Glen Cove Senior Center on Monday. After a challenging year, the facility will welcome members on a limited basis.
Despite all of the hardships of the past year, there has been some good news amid the coronavirus pandemic. As they have adjusted to a new normal, many people have gotten creative, particularly in the ways they connect to others. Seeing a need for socialization and personal connection when everyone, it seemed, was staying at home, Glen Cove resident Eric Shuman created a website and began a free weekly online Bingo night that has continued to grow.
Spring is looking a little more normal than it did last year, with youth sports returning to Glen Cove. The Youth Bureau and Recreation Department has been hard at work preparing the fields, and the junior baseball, lacrosse and soccer leagues are all starting play this month. And while sports will help provide a sense of normalcy, there have been some changes to the programs that, directors hope, will be positive for both players and parents.
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After a challenging year for Glen Cove restaurant owners, things are starting to look a little brighter. Last Friday, restrictions for restaurants in New York were eased from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity for indoor dining. On the heels of a difficult winter, the timing couldn’t be better, and restaurant owners are also looking forward to the upcoming outdoor dining season.
St. Patrick’s Day was a quiet holiday for many this year, but for Glen Cove Police Detective Chris Albin, it was a bittersweet celebration. He retired from the Glen Cove Police Department after 27 years that day, greeted as he walked out the back door of the building by three pipe bands, members of various police departments and a Nassau County Aviation helicopter fly-by.
The departure of Ladder 5211, of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department’s Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1, was no ordinary event. The retired fire truck received a celebratory sendoff last week as it left the firehouse for its new venture in Ireland. The Seagrave Tiller, which served Glen Cove for 32 years, is now en route to Dublin, where it will spend its retirement involved in charitable work.
Early on Easter Sunday morning, nearly 150 people came together to celebrate the holiday in an outdoor, socially distanced ceremony at Glen Cove’s Morgan Memorial Park.
This month, a bill is being considered in the Nassau County Legislature to rename a portion of Forest Avenue, in Locust Valley, Sgt. Robert Hendriks Way. The measure would honor the life and service …
The Glen Cove City School District appointed Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez as the district’s new assistant superintendent for human resources, which was effective as of Jan. 19.
At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . .
Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast.
President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . .
My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived.
The potholes that used to greet us each spring, but now are with us year-round, remind us of the condition of our roads and bridges.