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

Health Department to conduct adulticide treatment on Thursday

On Thursday, August 22 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, the Health Department is conducting another adulticide treatment to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus. Trucks will spray pesticides in sections of Queens, including Maspeth, West Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Blissville. In case of bad weather, the spraying will be pushed back to Monday, August 26 or … Continue reading Health Department to conduct adulticide treatment on Thursday

St. Stan’s, Transfiguration get funding for food pantry

Some funding from the latest city budget is coming to St. Stan’s and Transfiguration. Last week, Councilman Bob Holden announced that 10 food pantry sites in his district will receive a slice of the $95,595 total allocation. The funding will go toward helping pantries that serve families in need. Among the sites funded was Transfiguration Church and St. Stan’s. “Many people fall on hard times … Continue reading St. Stan’s, Transfiguration get funding for food pantry

Citi Bike is coming to Maspeth

Over the next five years, Queens residents will see more Citi Bikes on the street. The de Blasio administration and Lyft announced on July 16 that Citi Bike will expand its boundaries further into the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Sunnyside, Maspeth, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Corona will be part of the expansion through 2023. This third phase of Citi Bike’s NYC expansion represents a $100 … Continue reading Citi Bike is coming to Maspeth

No More Foam Cups for NYC: Sanitation

Starting this week, July 1, 2019, New York City establishments found in violation of the NYC Foam Ban will receive fines. NYC stores, food service establishments, and mobile food commissaries may no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls, trays, and coolers. Also, manufacturers, distributors, and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale … Continue reading No More Foam Cups for NYC: Sanitation

Maspeth dwelling ordered partial vacate for illegal apartment

A Department of Housing and Preservation Development order was slapped on a dwelling in Maspeth for an illegal basement apartment. Neighbors wondered whether this meant the city was serious about doing something to homeowners who put a dwelling in their basement. Something many seem to have been doing for decades might finally be coming to a head. The order, dated June 17th says they had … Continue reading Maspeth dwelling ordered partial vacate for illegal apartment

The Maspeth Pizza House reopens with 144 sqft. TV

“The Maspeth Pizza House is back and better than ever,” said Lou Selamaj, owner of the Maspeth Pizza House, located at 59-60 55th Road in Maspeth. Selamaj, a retired NYPD Sergeant with strong roots in Maspeth and Ridgewood is going ‘all-in’ on the bar and grill that opened in 2017 and developed a nice local following before going on hiatus for renovations. Selamaj renovated the … Continue reading The Maspeth Pizza House reopens with 144 sqft. TV

Heroes Basketball League in Postseason

On Friday, action in the Boys 17s was hot, as Helms Brothers and Metro High School advanced….. The Jokers, coached by Phil Favata outlasted The Cathedral Crusaders in a see-saw game that saw The Jokers pull away. The Crusaders had a 6-point lead at half-time, but the Jokers had the rebounding power to make it to the semi-finals, to be played Monday.   <?php echo … Continue reading Heroes Basketball League in Postseason