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

Maspeth Parade Group Hosts Holiday Event Monday

The United Veterans & Fraternal Organizations Group is the association of volunteer organizations in Maspeth that make sure the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade goes off every year. Anyone can lend support by attending their holiday party this Monday, December 9th from 7-9PM at the Kowalinski Post at 61-57 Maspeth Avenue. Come and make a donation or come on in and just say hello and thank-you … Continue reading Maspeth Parade Group Hosts Holiday Event Monday

Holiday Festival at Maspeth Library this Saturday

The Friends of the Maspeth Library is hosting a holiday festival at the library on Saturday, December 7, starting at noon. Festivities will include a magic show in the meeting room, holiday face painting and crafts in the children’s room and a holiday concert starting at 2:30 p.m. The NYPD will also be providing Safe Child ID’s. You won’t want to miss this fun and … Continue reading Holiday Festival at Maspeth Library this Saturday