All Catholic academies and parish schools closed until April 20

On Monday, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced that all elementary Catholic academies and parish schools in Brooklyn and Queens will remain closed until April 20. That follows last week’s announcement that schools were closed from March 16 to March 20 out of an abundance of caution due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. It mirrors the decision that the Department of Education made regarding public schools … Continue reading All Catholic academies and parish schools closed until April 20

Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

  The Renaissance Charter School will be having an Open House this Thursday, March 12th from 9-11am for our new Maspeth location. The Open House will be held at our Jackson Heights location, which is at 35-59 81st Street. We are accepting applications for all grades as well as applications for TRCS 2, Kindergarten and 1st grade. For more information, go to www.renaissancecharter.org.  To contact us … Continue reading Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon, MIBA has postponed its business breakfast originally scheduled for Wednesday morning “until further notice.” As a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the group is taking extra precautions. They will send an updated invitation once a date is confirmed, MIBA said.   The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) will host its Business Breakfast on Wednesday, March 11 from 8 to … Continue reading MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Get ready for some fireworks. Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 is hosting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for a town hall on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at IS 5, located at 50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. This town hall was originally scheduled for last December, but the chancellor had to cancel due to the recent death of a … Continue reading CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Three recent connected robberies in Maspeth

The 104th Precinct is sharing information on three recent robberies and attempted robberies in Maspeth from multiple perpetrators acting in concert. They all took place on Friday, February 7 after 9 p.m. The first incident took place near 71st Street and Grand Avenue. The suspects assaulted a man and attempted to remove property from his pockets. The perps fled in an unknown direction. A canvass … Continue reading Three recent connected robberies in Maspeth

Community board application deadline extended to March 13

If you haven’t sent in your community board application yet, don’t fret! Acting Borough President Sharon Lee has extended the deadline for qualified and civic-minded applicants to Friday, March 13. That means you’ll have six additional weeks from the original January 31 deadline to submit completed, signed and notarized applications to the BP’s office. “The extension is to ensure that the pool of applicants is … Continue reading Community board application deadline extended to March 13

Crowley picks up key union endorsements in BP bid

Former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a candidate for Queens borough president, has earned the endorsements of two major unions in New York City. Last week, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 endorsed Crowley, with their president Tony Utano saying they’re confident she “has the best plan to protect and create thousands of transportation jobs.” In response, Crowley said she will prioritize new rail projects like the … Continue reading Crowley picks up key union endorsements in BP bid

Rep. Grace Meng hosts supply drive for Puerto Rico

From January 15 until February 5, Congresswoman Grace Meng is hosting an emergency supply drive to help the people of Puerto Rico following the devastating earthquake that recently struck the island. Meng is collecting basic necessities such as water, first aid kits, flashlights, non-perishable foods, batteries, baby formula, diapers and feminine hygiene products. Supplies can be dropped off at her Flushing district office at 40-13 159th … Continue reading Rep. Grace Meng hosts supply drive for Puerto Rico

Queens Bus Route Re-design Looks OK For Maspeth – so far

Citing the need for fewer turns, fewer bus miles and better, more direct connections to subways, the MTA and DOT have unveiled a plan with longer distances between stops and what they claim to be ‘straighter paths’ along what appears to be busier streets. The plan is being scoured by Community Boards. Community Board #5 meets on Wednesday evening at 7:30 @ Christ The King … Continue reading Queens Bus Route Re-design Looks OK For Maspeth – so far

Water Service Shutdown on 69 St. today 8-5

The Department of Design and Construction says that there will be water service interruption today, Thursday, January 2, beginning at 8AM for homes on 69 St. near Calamus. The water main needs to be shut so that watermain ‘offset work’ can be done. Call 347-782-3885 – Pauline Chan at DDC, for questions. Please follow and like us: Continue reading Water Service Shutdown on 69 St. today 8-5