The city of Herzliya has decided to make sport of the hot summer nights by running a "Midnight Sports" program through the summer vacation for the seventh year in a row, reports www.local.co.il. The activities, aimed at teenagers, will run every Monday and Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the city's Sportek and Hakochav Hashmini youth club. Participants will be able to choose from a range of activities, including soccer, basketball, table tennis, backgammon and checkers.
Meanwhile, it appears that the summer heat has begun to fray more than a few tempers in Herzliya and other cities. According to reports in www.local.co.il, police are investigating an incident in which 12 cars were damaged on Herzliya's Rehov Rakefet one night after an argument over a noisy party broke out between unhappy residents and party-goers. And three young men have been arrested over two separate attacks at Herzliya nightclubs. In the first incident, two men, one of them armed with an iron bar, allegedly attacked a security guard and other people. In the second incident, a young man attacked a nightclub security guard, apparently after being refused entry.
And in Kfar Saba, residents of the City Heights building above Kikar Ha'ir are complaining that skateboarders and roller-bladers are disturbing their sleep by night and destroying their quality of life during the day, reports www.local.co.il. The residents say that despite repeated requests to the city, the problem has only grown worse since the beginning of the summer vacation.
According to the report, the residents are demanding that there be more stringent enforcement of noise, litter and vehicle laws at the plaza, saying that cars and motorcycles frequently drive onto it and disturb their rest, and that youngsters riding skateboards and rollerblades create noise, leave litter behind and scratch the plaza's surface.
A Kfar Saba municipal spokesman said the city invested "great efforts" to enforce the public order, and municipal inspectors visited the site regularly, while police had also been called in when required and had arrested several youths. The spokesman urged residents to help these efforts by calling the city's Moked service to report incidents.
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