Heroes Basketball League Photo Slide Show May 17th

The 2018 Heroes Youth Basketball League got off to a wet and rainy start this week, but play was able to take place Monday and Thursday. In the 17 & Under Division the Crusaders of McClancy defeated th Cathedral Prep Crusaders Squad 56-45 and Queens Elite upended HANAC 49-31. Here are some pictures below from the games.

The league is presented by the Queens Ledger Weekly Newspaper Group and sponsored by Arby’s – Metro, Maspeth Federal Savings, Petro Home Services, Msgr. McClancy High School & Martin Luther School.


Here is the schedule


Water Shut Off 69th to 66th Street Near Jay

Photo courtesy of COMET

Photo courtesy of COMET

Apparently, an emergency situation has the city shutting off the water supply to hundreds in Maspeth this morning, Thursday, May 17th, for just today.

We’re not sure how long it will last, but at the Community Board 5 meeting last night, it was reported that some of the homes in the area between 69th Street, Jay Avenue, 53rd Avenue and 66th Street will not have water today.

We wish they would have given us the report yesterday morning when they knew about it so we could give you guys fair warning, but nonetheless, here it is.

The Maspeth Federal Savings $1,500 Small Business Grant winner is…



Mirror Mirror Salon is Maspeth Federal’s small business grant winner!

On May 23rd, the Maspeth Federal small business services team will present Mirror Mirror owner, Susan Sheane, with a $1,500 grant for her hair & beauty salon business.

“I am grateful for the support of Maspeth Federal Savings,” said Susan Sheane. “Many businesses talk the talk about helping the community… but Maspeth Federal actually walks the walk,” said Sheane, a longtime resident of Middle Village.

“We believe small businesses are the foundation of our local economy, and we are committed to supporting their growth and financial needs,” said Christina Zanca, Marketing Director of Maspeth Federal Savings.

“Thank you to everyone who voted. We are delighted to give back to a deserving business in our community,” added Kristen Sapienza, Bank Officer & Executive Assistant of MFS.

O’Neills Expansion Gets Nod From CB5 Land Use Committee

Conditions, Conditions, Conditions…

After three meetings, at which dozens of Maspeth Plateau residents attended, the Zoning and Land Use Committee at Community Board #5 gave O’Neills some good news last night at their committee meeting.

Their zoning change and expansion to have a 140-seat catering hall on the 2nd floor will get to the floor of the community board with unanimous support from the Zoning Committee.

The community board’s monthly meeting is next Wednesday, May 16th at 7:30 at Christ the King HS in Middle Village. But there will be conditions, which if not met, will not allow O’Neills to expand.

There are typically about 100 people in the room for the community board meeting and we will (of course) have some coverage of the results for this important issue for future of the Maspeth Plateau.

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The meeting on Monday night was mostly civil. The  committee of nine heard testimony from people who were against the proposal and people who were in favor of the rezoning and expansion of this restaurant.

It seemed that the properties around O’Neills were supportive, but a petition from those not in favor of the zoning change signed by more than 200 people was thrown into the mix on Monday, and was front-and-center in the discussion.

There was also a letter of opinion from a Whitestone resident, Paul Graziano, who says he was hired by some in the community to view this expansion. He was against the expansion.

The board also received personal letters from two dozen individuals who were in favor of the expansion, as well as a petition in favor of the zoning change allowing a second-floor commercial use expansion, from more than 200 people.

The two conditions the committee has put on the applicant is that they must get some parking lots in the area to agree to park cars there and to somehow legally agree that they can’t ever build higher than the second story.

Maspeth Federal Savings to award $1,500 grant to small business contest winner

Your favorite community bank is at it again!

logoThis Spring, Maspeth Federal Savings Bank will be awarding one small business a $1,500 grant, and it’s up to you to decide who will receive it.

Nominate your favorite small business in the Queens or Nassau area between now (April 26th) and Friday, May 4th, to give them a chance to win $1,500!

“We’re excited to give you – the community, an opportunity to get involved in our latest efforts by nominating a deserving business for our small business grant. Giving back is at the core of what we do, and has been for over 70 years, so vote today and be a part of something great,” said Christina Zanca, VP & Marketing Director of MFS.

Fill out this form to nominate a local business for the Maspeth Federal Savings $1,500 Community Small Business Grant!

The winner will be announced during the week of May 7th.

St. Stanislaus Hall of Fame Dinner A Success

Two-hundred people filled St. Stanislaus School Hall to celebrate the eight inductees to the St. Stan’s Hall of Fame. They were:

Brother Donald Sukanec – management committee,

John Sanchez – alum & Martin Luther Varsity Boys basketball Coach,

David Daraio – community activist – Maspeth Federal VP,

Joseph Grippo – Maspeth Lion – City Landlord,

Sharon Sperruggia – teacher at Stans,

Joseph Romano – Grand Knight K of C,

Maryann Todzia – Matthew’s Mission

Bill Donovan – coach 2 St Stans.

St. Stan’s Endowment Committee chair – Jill Nicholois was the emcee for the evening. Principal Cathy Mangone spoke about the bright students and the incredible graduating class at St. Stans, with record-numbers of scholarships to a dozen High Schools in the area this year.


Pictured below:

Members of the St. Stans Players performed. They put on ‘Alice In Wonderland’ this season.

Members of the Hall of Fame are pictured with the new inductees.

Brother Donald Sukanec

New inductees – Left to right: John Sanchez, Sharon Sperruggia, David Daraio , Joe Grippo, Jill Nicolois, Joe romano, Bill Donovan, Brother Donald Sukanec and Maryann Todzia.

Stans HOF 4-26 pic kids singing


Stans HOF 4-26 pic 50 people Stans HOF 4-26 pic Bro Donald
Stans HOF 4-26 pic group