Maspeth Federal to collect retired American flags

If you’re looking to dispose of your retired American flag, look no further than Maspeth Federal Savings Bank. Maspeth Federal is teaming up with the Newtown Historical Society and Juniper Park Civic to place a flag collection box at the main branch of the bank, located at 56-18 69th Street. The flags will be collected monthly and destroyed in a dignified manner, representatives say. Continue reading Maspeth Federal to collect retired American flags

A legacy as tall as a skyscraper

James F. Lomma was responsible for building the modern New York City. And while his untimely passing surprised all who knew him, he leaves behind an impressive life with skyscrapers as testaments to his legacy.  Lomma owned numerous successful and respectful crane companies, including J.F. Lomma Inc., TES Inc, and the Maspeth-based New York Crane. His life in the crane industry began as an independent … Continue reading A legacy as tall as a skyscraper

Maspeth Federal sponsors Heroes Youth Basketball 2019

The Heroes Basketball League has been serving kids in Maspeth, Middle Village, Elmhurst, and neighboring Queens neighborhoods every spring since 1990. The league consists of 30 teams, ages 7-17, and games are played on weekdays at Frontera and Crowley Parks. This year, the league consisted of teams from Martin Luther School, Maspeth High School, McClancy High School, Metro High School, Grover Cleveland High School, Francis Lewis … Continue reading Maspeth Federal sponsors Heroes Youth Basketball 2019

Heroes Basketball League in Postseason

On Friday, action in the Boys 17s was hot, as Helms Brothers and Metro High School advanced….. The Jokers, coached by Phil Favata outlasted The Cathedral Crusaders in a see-saw game that saw The Jokers pull away. The Crusaders had a 6-point lead at half-time, but the Jokers had the rebounding power to make it to the semi-finals, to be played Monday.   <?php echo … Continue reading Heroes Basketball League in Postseason

A special graduation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy

Imagine graduating from a school that more than a dozen of your family members previously attended. For Alex Mansueto, he doesn’t have to imagine it. Mansueto graduated from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy this month as a member of the Class of 2019. But as it turns out, he is the last in a line of 13 family members who also received a diploma from … Continue reading A special graduation at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy

Participate in Relay For Life MV this weekend!

The annual Relay For Life of Middle Village is taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Maspeth native and lifelong resident, Leslie Orlovsky, first organized the inaugural event at Juniper Valley Park with local leaders back in 2003. While the event started out as a small event in the pouring rain, the event has grown larger every year since. Last year’s event drew dozens of survivors, … Continue reading Participate in Relay For Life MV this weekend!

PS 58 to open new playground on 9/11

PS 58 is renovating its school playground, thanks to funding from local politicians and the Trust for Public Land. The community playground will have features like a running track and turf field, basketball hoop, volleyball court, ping pong tables, play equipment and more. According to Principal Adeline Tripoli, the grand opening will be fittingly on September 11, as the school is named the “School of … Continue reading PS 58 to open new playground on 9/11

Grand Avenue Street Festival this Sunday!

Looking for a fun family event this weekend? Well, you’re in luck! The annual Grand Avenue Street Fair is taking place this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The street fair will feature rides, exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, food and more! The fair will run on Grand Ave. from 72nd to 69th Streets. The event is sponsored by the Maspeth Chamber of … Continue reading Grand Avenue Street Festival this Sunday!

Heroes Youth Basketball League Kicks off – Schedule for week of June 3

Here are some scenes from the league over the past weeks… Check out this link for the recent schedule:   http://www.queensledger.com/view/full_story/27643643/article-HEROES-Youth-Basketball-Schedule-2019-June-3—June-15?instance=home_news_1st_left There are divisions for Girls 17 & Under, Boys 17 & under, Boys 14 & under and Boys 10 & under.     Continue reading Heroes Youth Basketball League Kicks off – Schedule for week of June 3