Woman pepper sprayed during attempted robbery

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. … Continue reading Woman pepper sprayed during attempted robbery

Maspeth man sentenced to nine years for break-ins

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 … Continue reading Maspeth man sentenced to nine years for break-ins

Maspeth man pleads guilty to 2016 burglaries

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 … Continue reading Maspeth man pleads guilty to 2016 burglaries

Police looking for suspected deli robber

The 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, … Continue reading Police looking for suspected deli robber

Markey visits Queens Ledger office after being booed at shelter hearing

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. … Continue reading Markey visits Queens Ledger office after being booed at shelter hearing

Maspeth High School students get mock courtroom

Students at Maspeth High School opened a new student courtroom last week. The grand opening of the life-like room was attended by State Senator Joe Addabbo Jr., as well as representatives from the NYPD 104th precinct. The new court room will allow students to see what the inside of a court room is like and get first-hand practice on what it is like to have … Continue reading Maspeth High School students get mock courtroom

Vision Zero enforcement initiative coming to Maspeth

All next week, the NYPD 104th Precinct will be holding a vision zero program that will provide motorists with educational materials to help explain vision zero. The program also includes an enforcement portion that will target various hazardous violations that contribute to death and injury of New Yorkers. The first portion of the program, the education aspect, will take place at the intersections of Fresh Pond … Continue reading Vision Zero enforcement initiative coming to Maspeth

Street milling work scheduled for next week in Maspeth

Maspeth, get ready for the traffic and parking problems in a week from now as the New York City Department of Design and Construction prepares to do some work in the area. On Friday, September 18, the work being done will involve the milling of the streets listed below in preparation for resurfacing, which will be carried out by the Department of Transportation Roadway Repair … Continue reading Street milling work scheduled for next week in Maspeth

Community mourns loss of Tom Ripley

Sometimes on Sunday nights, after Tom Ripley had logged countless hours over the week at the first company he’d ever owned, Grand Avenue’s Maspeth Glass, he and his wife Lorraine would sail out to the Manhasset Bay with their two young children, and through binoculars look at the glittering homes across the water. “Wouldn’t it be nice to live there,” they’d say to each other, … Continue reading Community mourns loss of Tom Ripley

Councilwoman tours Maspeth Coca-Cola factory

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley toured the Maspeth Coca-Cola packaging facility this week. The site’s been open since 1946 and has over 450 local employees, shipping to vendors throughout the five-boroughs. “The jobs created here by Coca-Cola allow hundreds to sustain the lives of themselves and their families,” said Crowley. “It’s important to keep this vibrant, industrial community thriving. Coca-Cola invests so much in their local communities, … Continue reading Councilwoman tours Maspeth Coca-Cola factory