CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Get ready for some fireworks. Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 is hosting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for a town hall on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at IS 5, located at 50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. This town hall was originally scheduled for last December, but the chancellor had to cancel due to the recent death of a … Continue reading CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Crowley picks up key union endorsements in BP bid

Former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a candidate for Queens borough president, has earned the endorsements of two major unions in New York City. Last week, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 endorsed Crowley, with their president Tony Utano saying they’re confident she “has the best plan to protect and create thousands of transportation jobs.” In response, Crowley said she will prioritize new rail projects like the … Continue reading Crowley picks up key union endorsements in BP bid

Rep. Grace Meng hosts supply drive for Puerto Rico

From January 15 until February 5, Congresswoman Grace Meng is hosting an emergency supply drive to help the people of Puerto Rico following the devastating earthquake that recently struck the island. Meng is collecting basic necessities such as water, first aid kits, flashlights, non-perishable foods, batteries, baby formula, diapers and feminine hygiene products. Supplies can be dropped off at her Flushing district office at 40-13 159th … Continue reading Rep. Grace Meng hosts supply drive for Puerto Rico

Historic marker notes home of DeWeitt Clinton

A new historic marker noting the former location of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton’s mansion house in Maspeth has been installed. The Newtown Historical Society announced that it has replaced a long-lost roadside marker that was originally installed in the 1930s. The marker, located at the intersection of Maspeth Avenue, 56th Terrace and 58th Street, notes that Clinton worked on plans for the Erie Canal … Continue reading Historic marker notes home of DeWeitt Clinton

CEC 24 to host Chancellor Carranza at town hall

Community Education Council (CEC) for District 24 is hosting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. The town hall will take place in the auditorium at PS 58 School of Heroes, located at 72-24 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. Parents are encouraged to attend, as the chancellor will address issues and concerns regarding local schools and students. District 24 includes the following … Continue reading CEC 24 to host Chancellor Carranza at town hall

Author talk with local author at Maspeth Library

Come out to Maspeth Library on Saturday, September 21 at 3 p.m. to hear a free “Author Talk” by Dina Santorelli. Santorelli is a Ridgewood native who recently authored the thriller novel “In The Red.” She has also written the popular “Baby Grand” trilogy, and will discuss it at the Author Talk. The Friends of the Maspeth Library, meanwhile, will host its group meeting tonight … Continue reading Author talk with local author at Maspeth Library

Maspeth Federal to award $500 to 5 local teachers

Back to school is approaching, and Maspeth Federal Savings wants to make this school year extra special! The beloved Maspeth bank is helping 5 local teachers get ready for the school year by holding an ‘outstanding teacher contest’. From now until August 30th, Maspeth Federal Savings wants you to nominate your favorite teacher so that they $500 grant.  It’s easy as 1,2,3… Click on this … Continue reading Maspeth Federal to award $500 to 5 local teachers

A legacy as tall as a skyscraper

James F. Lomma was responsible for building the modern New York City. And while his untimely passing surprised all who knew him, he leaves behind an impressive life with skyscrapers as testaments to his legacy.  Lomma owned numerous successful and respectful crane companies, including J.F. Lomma Inc., TES Inc, and the Maspeth-based New York Crane. His life in the crane industry began as an independent … Continue reading A legacy as tall as a skyscraper