Martin Luther Students nominated for prestigious medical leaders award

Martin Luther School‘s very own Margaret Vera and Isabel Vera were nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders and the Congress of Future Science and Technology, an honors-only program for high school students interested in the Science, Medicine, & Technology Fields.

In June and July, the two students will attend events in Lowell, MA where other top students from across the country will participate in a three-day conference.

During the event, students have the opportunity to hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about their leading scientific research. “This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists who are even more prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” says Richard Rossi, who is the Executive Director for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Technologists.


Margaret Vera is a 10th grader and will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. She was nominated by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. She was nominated to represent Martin Luther School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.


Her twin sister, Isabel Vera, is a 10th grader and was nominated for the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. She was nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. Isabel was chosen based on her academic performance, leadership abilities, and passion for science and technology.



Both of the students will have access to leading research in their respective fields, online networks with future professionals, advice from Deans of the top universities, and true inspiration from the cutting-edge technology and education. We are so proud of Margaret and Vera for this incredible recognition, and we wish them luck as they plan their trips to attend these incredible events that will help shape their promising futures. Go Cougars!

10 Home Heating Safety Tips from Petro Home Services

Spring is in sight, but the cold is still here.

ai_whychoose1In order to survive weather like this, it is extremely important to have an effective and functioning heating system in your home. With all of these heating systems being utilized, it is also important to be aware of how to prevent heating hazards that could result in fires. The colder and snowier months are the ones with the highest rates of these incidents.


Read up on how to stay safe and warm in your home during this blizzard, brought to you by Petro Home Services, located on 58th St. in Maspeth.


10 Important Home Heating Safety Tips

  1. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment, like your furnace, fireplace or portable space heater.
  2. Plug only 1 heat producing appliance (such as a space heater or portable radiator) into one electrical outlet at a time.
  3. Keep portable generators away from windows and use them as far away from the house as possible.
  4. Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms monthly
  5. If you smell gas in your home or coming from your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave your home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.
  6. Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
  7. Install wood burning stoves following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  8. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  9. Make sure that your fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks flying into the room.
  10. Be cautious about your fireplace ashes by: making sure they are cool before placing them in a metal container a far distance from the house (never in a plastic container).


Petro Home Services provides home heating and cooling services in Queens. They cover everything from heating and cooling installations, to equipment repairs and plumbing. 

Petro is currently offering $100 in free heating oil.

You can call 1.888.735.5651 for a quote.

Martin Luther Spring Soiree to recognize distinguished alumni

sorig soireeJoin Martin Luther School in Maspeth for an evening of fun, food, & friendship as they recognize distinguished alumni.

The event will be held on March 13, 2018, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. at the Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378) .


This Year’s Honorees:

Mr. Steven Jones Jr. (ML ’73)

Schott in the Arm Award

Mrs. Phyllis (McGuirk) Yee (ML ’02)

Servant of Christ


You can purchase tickets here.

Email Chris Brown at for more information.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the event or making a donation, click here.

Gold Sponsor: $500

Silver Sponsor: $250

Bronze Sponsor: $100



Blue Bloods film shoot taking over Maspeth Avenue Thursday … ALL DAY and NIGHT!

The show ‘Blue Bloods’ will shoot inside and outside 56-01 Maspeth Avenue Thursday so parking will be scarce between 7am and 11pm. Police cars, ambulances and shooting as well as a chase scene is part of the action.

They are taking up parking on Page Place between Masepth Avenue and Grand Avenue. Also 56 Road between 49 St. & 56 Drive. Also Rust Street at 56 Drive.

In the morning shoot 2 detectives are sitting in a surveillance van parked in parking lot next to the warehouse.

In the afternoon shoot they will be working inside. Then later in the afternoon into the evening they will be shooting multiple scenes where police storm a warehouse and a shootout occurs. Paramedics rush into warehouse as detectives continue to pursue the criminals.

So there will be shots fired…… don’t be alarmed.