St. Stan’s, Transfiguration get funding for food pantry

Some funding from the latest city budget is coming to St. Stan’s and Transfiguration. Last week, Councilman Bob Holden announced that 10 food pantry sites in his district will receive a slice of the $95,595 total allocation. The funding will go toward helping pantries that serve families in need. Among the sites funded was Transfiguration Church and St. Stan’s. “Many people fall on hard times … Continue reading St. Stan’s, Transfiguration get funding for food pantry

PS 58 to open new playground on 9/11

PS 58 is renovating its school playground, thanks to funding from local politicians and the Trust for Public Land. The community playground will have features like a running track and turf field, basketball hoop, volleyball court, ping pong tables, play equipment and more. According to Principal Adeline Tripoli, the grand opening will be fittingly on September 11, as the school is named the “School of … Continue reading PS 58 to open new playground on 9/11

Maspeth Book Festival on May 18

The 1st annual Maspeth Book Festival is approaching quickly on May 18. The event, hosted at the Martin Luther School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature panels, workshops, book signings, giveaways and more. Young writers will also get to participate in a writing workshop to have their work critiqued by professional authors Alex Shvartsman and Ian Randal Strock. The event director is Carl … Continue reading Maspeth Book Festival on May 18

Pro Trump Rally Planned For Maspeth Square Saturday

A group of political supporters of the president, called “America First In Queens,” have obtained a sound permit from the 104th Precinct to hold a rally from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. in Maspeth Memorial Square at the corner of 69th¬†Street at Grand Avenue. Claiming they were inspired by President Trump and the ‘Maspeth Is America’ mural on the square, “What better place is there … Continue reading Pro Trump Rally Planned For Maspeth Square Saturday

Principe (Maurice Park) Sees First Turf

Two artificial turf baseball/softball fields and a soccer field are being installed and are well on their way to being finished as the first sign of green turf hit the ground on July 4th. Maspeth resident Frank Principe, the former chair of Community Board #5 who was once¬†president of the New York Concrete Industry Association, was known to have taken good care of the park … Continue reading Principe (Maurice Park) Sees First Turf