An update on the shooting threats at local schools

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As you may have heard, PS 58 in Maspeth, St. Adalbert in Elmhurst and Middle Village Prep in Middle Village were all targets of social media shooting threats.

In a letter written by St. Adalbert principal Sister Kathleen to parents, she said as of December 4, the situation remains under investigation.

The investigation has been taken up by the NYPD Intel Division.

St. Adalbert’s will have a security guard on school premises every day through the last day of school in June. The school has also purchased additional security cameras for all the staircases within the annex, main building, gym, cafeteria and he roof.

At the beginning and end of every school day, students, faculty and staff will pray to Saint Michael the Archangel, the patron saint for times of trouble.

“With our prayers, God’s intervention and the great work of the individuals conducting the investigation, hopefully closure to this situation will be reached soon,” Sister Kathleen says.

Beacon Eldercare to host grand opening event on Grand Avenue this Thursday

beaconopeningThis Thursday (11/30), join the Beacon Eldercare family as they celebrate the grand opening of their new office, located at 69-23 Grand Ave., Maspeth.

The ribbon cutting event is from 10AM – 3PM and will feature refreshments, live music, health screenings, giveaways and informational sessions.

Elected officials, local police dept., & other Maspeth businesses will be in attendance.

“We are proud to serve Maspeth and the surrounding communities in Queens, and hope the community will join us at this exciting event,” said Yvonne Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Beacon Eldercare.

Beacon Eldercare is a local business which has brought innovative solutions to the complex case management seniors need today. They have laid the groundwork to meet the needs of the active 21st century senior. With individualized care plans, Beacon creates a strong foundation to take seniors from independence to supportive care with a safety net in place.

Contact Lisa at 718-406-9500 or email for more information.

Martin Luther HS vs. McClancy HS varsity basketball game is this Thursday

High school basketball season is here, and if you are a fan of local high school basketball, this will be an exciting game to watch.

Msgr. McClancy high school varsity basketball program, with decades of success led by coach Anthony Olszewski, is hosting Martin Luther high school, a program that has been recently revitalized by varsity coach, John Sanchez.

mlsvmccThe game is this Thursday, November 30th, at 4:30pm at McClancy high school.

The game that boasts young talent and more than a few college level athletes. McClancy is located at 71-06 31st Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11370.

Coach Olszewski aka “Coach O”, has run McClancy’s strong program for nearly a decade and has had great success. Coach O is constantly improving his team’s “basketball IQ”, by running effective film sessions that analyze mistakes during their previous game. “This allows us to key in on specific areas of growth & improvement,” said coach O.

Sending student-athletes to play at the next level is a testament to the program’s strength. Graduates of McClancy’s program are currently playing at LIU Post, Sage College, Delaware Valley, SUNY Purchase, & Hunter College… just to name a few. Follow McClancy basketball on Instagram at @McClancyvbb.

Coach Sanchez, in his 3rd year as head of Martin Luther’s basketball program, has been attracting talent from all over Queens to join a program that is determined to develop student-athletes for the next level.

“We are establishing a winning culture by focusing on 3 main things; hard work, preparation, and accountability,” said Coach Sanchez. “These 3 things apply to both basketball and academics,” said Sanchez.

Coach Sanchez has sent graduates of MLS’ program to play at Concordia College, Mount Saint Vincent College, Paul Smith College, and Knox Preparatory Academy.

Follow Martin Luther Basketball on Instagram at @Heroes_Basketball.

The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce’s Business Card Exchange is tonight (11/16) at Peggy Dempseys

Tonight is the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce’s annual business card exchange. From 6 to 8pm, Maspeth business professionals will converge on Peggy Dempsey’s Bar and Restaurant at 64-14 Flushing Avenue to eat, drink, network, and have fun.

“The Maspeth Chamber’s business card exchange event is a great way for Maspeth business professionals to meet and promote each other’s businesses,” said Joe Papavero of Papavero Funeral Home and Treasurer of the MCC.

There is a $20 donation fee, and Peggy Dempsey’s will offer a buffet style dinner to all in attendance.

Dave Daraio, the Chair of the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce added that, “This fun event is a great way to network and meet other Maspeth residents & professionals who care about our neighborhood”.

“The collaboration of local businesses at this event and all Maspeth Chamber events is vital to the strength of Maspeth’s business landscape,” added John Sanchez, the Director of Marketing at the Queens Ledger Newspaper.

This is a unique opportunity for Queens business owners to promote their trade while having a great meal with like-minded individuals.

For more information contact Joseph A. Papavero at (718) 651 3535.