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

Residents complain of mail service issues

For the last few weeks, Maspeth and Middle Village residents have been complaining about mailing issues. Some locals say they’re only getting mail a few times each week when they usually receive mail everyday. The issue was brought up in this month’s Community Board 5 meeting. Congresswoman Grace Meng has said she is in touch with the U.S. Postal Service to address the problem. A … Continue reading Residents complain of mail service issues

Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

  The Renaissance Charter School will be having an Open House this Thursday, March 12th from 9-11am for our new Maspeth location. The Open House will be held at our Jackson Heights location, which is at 35-59 81st Street. We are accepting applications for all grades as well as applications for TRCS 2, Kindergarten and 1st grade. For more information, go to www.renaissancecharter.org.  To contact us … Continue reading Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon, MIBA has postponed its business breakfast originally scheduled for Wednesday morning “until further notice.” As a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the group is taking extra precautions. They will send an updated invitation once a date is confirmed, MIBA said.   The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) will host its Business Breakfast on Wednesday, March 11 from 8 to … Continue reading MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

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

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

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