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

Donate to Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens this Holiday Season

  Since 1899, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been changing lives and building communities while serving our neighbors in need with mercy and compassion. We currently sponsor more than 160 programs and services for children and youth, adults and seniors, persons with developmental disabilities, those who are mentally ill, and the isolated. In addition, we are one of the largest faith-based providers of affordable … Continue reading Donate to Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens this Holiday Season

Historic marker notes home of DeWeitt Clinton

A new historic marker noting the former location of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton’s mansion house in Maspeth has been installed. The Newtown Historical Society announced that it has replaced a long-lost roadside marker that was originally installed in the 1930s. The marker, located at the intersection of Maspeth Avenue, 56th Terrace and 58th Street, notes that Clinton worked on plans for the Erie Canal … Continue reading Historic marker notes home of DeWeitt Clinton

Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens on Friday

After decades of advocating, funding and construction, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Queens is finally here. On Friday, 10 a.m. at Elmhurst Park, at the corner of Grand Avenue and 79th Street, Borough President Melinda Katz will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The multi-million dollar memorial will feature the names of service members from Queens who died during the war. Another plaque pays tribute to those … Continue reading Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens on Friday