Martin Luther School Harvest Fest & Open House is this Saturday, October 14th, 11AM-4PM

mlsharvestfest2017WEBThis Saturday, join the Martin Luther School community at their annual Harvest Fest & Open house.

The whole community is invited to the School, located at 60-02 Maspeth Avenue in Maspeth, to partake in festivities, including:

Arts and Crafts, Basketball Clinics, Bounce House, Dance Performance (A Place to Dance), Face Painting, Food and Baked Goods (for sale), Games, Mr. Fred’s Wacky Science Experiment, Pony Ride (Available 2pm-3pm), & Raffles.

School Tours (Middle and High School) will be available to all families that want to learn all about the exciting Martin Luther School experience. Attendees will get a chance to see their new look, as the school recently underwent some new modern renovations.

98% of MLS graduates attend college is a statistic that open-house goers will learn this Saturday. Another nice fact is that MLS students can earn up to 36 college credits with MLS’ local college partners.

Join Varsity & JV Basketball Coaches, John Sanchez & Jon Kablack, for a fun basketball clinic from 12PM – 4PM in the gymnasium.

Families will also learn about scholarship and sponsorship opportunities that Martin Luther School has to offer.

Call Amanda Slinger, Director of Admissions, with any questions regarding the Open House / Harvest Fest: 718-894-4000

Police looking for man in connection with room for rent scam

A Maspeth man is wanted for questioning in connection with a room for rent scheme targeting Polish speaking individuals.

The suspect, 26-year-old, Karol Krzewski, is listed at approximately 5’10”, weighing 210 pounds. His last known address was 60-11 56th Road.

According to police, he advertises on the Polish website Bazarynka under the name “Karol” or “Filip.”

Anyone with information regarding Krzewski’s whereabouts is urged to contact Det. Filip Glowa, (718) 386-2723 or Detective Buruea Queens North at (718) 520-9200.

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Woman pepper sprayed during attempted robbery

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A pair of would-be burglars peppered sprayed a woman and her nephew in Maspeth according to Det. Thomas Bell of the NYPD 104th precinct.

According to Bell, two Hispanic males attempted to steal a woman’s purse in the area of 51st Road. When the woman’s nephew came to her aid, both victims were pepper sprayed. The assailants did not manage to steal the woman’s purse. The suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Maspeth man sentenced to nine years for break-ins

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After pleading guilty to a series of residential break-ins last month, a Maspeth man was sentenced to nine years in prison, District Attorney Richard Brown announced today.

Juan Cuervo, 54, was charged with burglarizing nine different homes throughout the borough, predominantly in Elmhurst and Flushing. In each incident, he allegedly ransacked the homes and stole various pieces of property including a camera, solver coins, jewelry and cash.

“The defendant broke into the homes of various people – victims who had their private and personal spaces invaded by a stranger – and ransacked their residences and stole their property,” Brown said. “The defendant admitted his guilt and has now been sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration.”

Maspeth man pleads guilty to 2016 burglaries

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A 54-year-old Maspeth man is facing nine years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary charges in connection with a series of residential break-ins.

According to Queens Country District Attorney Richard Brown, Juan Cuervo of 56th Street, is accused of burglarizing nine different homes in a number of Queens neighborhoods, including Elmhurst and Flushing.

“In pleading guilty, the defendant has admitted to brazenly breaking into several homes across a wide swath in Queens County,” Brown said in a statement. “The defendant not only invaded the victim’s personal and private spaces, but he ransacked their homes and stole their possessions. The defendant will be incarcerated for his actions.”

Police looking for suspected deli robber

2772-16-104-pct-robbery-9-29-16-photoThe NYPD 104th Precinct is looking into the whereabouts of a man they say is wanted in connection with a robbery at a Maspeth deli on Thursday, September 29.

According to police, at approximately 12:35 a.m., the suspect entered Grand Deli at 66-10 Grand Avenue, approached the 34-year-old male employee, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register. When the victim refused, police said, the individual took $150 from the register and subsequently fled the store.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, approximately 20-years-old, 6’1″ to 6’2″ and last seen wearing a blue hooded sweater, light blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Markey visits Queens Ledger office after being booed at shelter hearing

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Assemblywoman Marge Markey was booed by activists at the Maspeth shelter public hearing last night at the Knockdown Center. She immediately left the venue with these parting words: “Goodbye and take care.”

She stopped by the Queens Ledger office this morning to discuss what happened at the meeting where she told activists to stop bullying her.

“I think my opposition stirred them up,” she said. She was referring to her Assembly seat challengers and others who held up signs calling for her defeat.

Though she didn’t get a chance to deliver her statement at the hearing, she delivered a copy to the Queens Ledger. In the statement, Markey blames Mayor de Blasio for ignoring elected officials’ requests for a face-t0-face meeting and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) for not giving more details about the proposed shelter, including the financial arrangements between the city, the shelter operator Acacia and the hotel owner.

To read more about Markey’s comments and her statement, read the Queens Ledger story here.