Commitment to serve: BP’s appointments to CB5

Community board members are appointed for two-year terms by either the borough president or the council member for the district. Earlier this month, Borough President Melinda Katz announced her appointments to all 14 Queens community boards. Here are the BP’s appointments for the 2019-2021 term for Community Board 5, which serves Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood: Vincent Arcuri Jr. Walter Clayton Brian Dooley Jerome … Continue reading Commitment to serve: BP’s appointments to CB5

Petro Home Services Supports Small Business Event

Last week local businesses including Maspeth’s own Petro Home Services attended a networking event held by BQE Media and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at St. John’s University’s Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall with over 100 business and community leaders there. The attendees would later move to Carnesecca Arena to watch the St. John’s Red Storm’s final home game against Xavier.   … Continue reading Petro Home Services Supports Small Business Event

Northern Queens Precincts to host Prom Dress Drive

High school students are getting help from local law enforcement to look their best on prom night this coming Spring. Eight NYPD precincts in Patrol Borough Queens North are accepting gently used formal dresses, suits, belts, and shoes to be donated to students in need. The prom dress drive was established by Assistant Chief Martin Morales is also running a similar event for students in NYPD Queens … Continue reading Northern Queens Precincts to host Prom Dress Drive

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Is A Revocable Or Irrevocable Trust Right For You?

Many residents planning their estate in Maspeth that are approaching their golden years want to know if there is a chance for them to get Medicaid coverage in the coming years. Before their inquiry can be answered an attorney must sit down with them and assess whether a revocable or irrevocable trust is right for them. In the event they are willing to go irrevocable … Continue reading Is A Revocable Or Irrevocable Trust Right For You?

Maspeth House of the Week 1/26/19

The Maspeth House of the Week is a beautiful one-family brick tudor with a big front yard. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in addition to a large, bright living room, a formal dining room, a modern kitchen, stainless steel appliances,all wood floors and decorative molding throughout. There’s also a fully finished basement and parking for three cars. The property is listed by … Continue reading Maspeth House of the Week 1/26/19

Photo Reveals Decades-Long Principe / Maurice Park Flooding Answer

Anyone who has played ball in the soft fields of Maurice Park (now Principe Park) since the early 1960s, knows that after it rained, the western part of the ballfileds were under water, sometimes as deep as three feet. This year, following another multimillion dollar renovation of the fields, there was still flooding in the southwest corner of the park. Water would protrude 30 feet, as … Continue reading Photo Reveals Decades-Long Principe / Maurice Park Flooding Answer

Friends of Maspeth Library Ramp Up For Meeting Tonight

Crystal Wolfe has been a familiar face around here, especially at Community Board #5 meetings over the past two years. Her work in trying to feed the homeless turned into a passion and a book. The Maspeth resident is rallying support for the Maspeth Library, in particular, invigorating the Friends of The Maspeth Library Group. The meeting tonight, Monday, January 14, from 6:30 until 8 … Continue reading Friends of Maspeth Library Ramp Up For Meeting Tonight

DOT Takes Away Parking Spots, but PO Trucks OK With It

The DOT recently took 2 parking spots on 69 St. at 55th Avenue away for what is called ‘daylighting.” Essentially it’s taking parking away from corners so that drivers coming out of side streets have a better view of approaching traffic, thus avoiding a collision.   Makes sense. It is quite difficult to inch out into traffic on 69 St. because it’s so difficult to … Continue reading DOT Takes Away Parking Spots, but PO Trucks OK With It