Borough president announces appointments to community board

Acting Borough President Sharon Lee appointed 339 people to serve in Queens’s 14 community boards on Tuesday. Of the 399 appointees, 76 are first-time members who have never served on the board, but have shown a commitment and understanding to the community’s needs. The two-year term for these appointees run from May 31, 2020 to March 31, 2022. The office received 595 applications, including 252 … Continue reading Borough president announces appointments to community board

St. Stan’s students create cards for nursing home

Students from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy recently brought some joy for seniors living at the Dry Harbor Nursing Home. Last week, students safely dropped off colorful, homemade cards for the nursing home residents, who were badly affected by the lack of visitation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. When school leadership was informed that the residents needed their spirits lifted, St. Stan’s Principal Catherine Mangone … Continue reading St. Stan’s students create cards for nursing home

St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic and food insecurity throughout the borough, local neighborhood organizations are stepping up to fill the need for families. The food pantry at Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka parish is one avenue where people can get food. Run by the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, the pantry is providing all sorts of non-perishable goods. Those in need can simply … Continue reading St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

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

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

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

Maspeth Chamber hosts annual tree light ceremony

The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at Maspeth Memorial Square. The free event will includes all sorts of fun activities, such as free raffles, entertainment and even a visit from Santa. You won’t want to miss this holiday season event in the heart of Maspeth. Please follow and like us: Continue reading Maspeth Chamber hosts annual tree light ceremony