104th Precinct Community Council will occur on May 21

The next 104th Precinct Community Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 21. During the meeting, which will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the community will hear updates and the latest news from Commanding Officer Victoria Perry. There will also be a brief COP of the Month Awards presentation and you will also have a chance to share any of your concerns. … Continue reading 104th Precinct Community Council will occur on May 21

Earth Day Recycle Event this Saturday

Earth Day might be over but you can still implement small practices that promote a healthy and clean living environment. Start by heading to the Earth Day Recycling Event on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot. There will be paper shredding, pet adoption, electronics collection, VIN etching and rain barrel giveaways. Register for your rain barrel by … Continue reading Earth Day Recycle Event this Saturday

Petro Home Services Supports Small Business Event

Last week local businesses including Maspeth’s own Petro Home Services attended a networking event held by BQE Media and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at St. John’s University’s Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall with over 100 business and community leaders there. The attendees would later move to Carnesecca Arena to watch the St. John’s Red Storm’s final home game against Xavier.   … Continue reading Petro Home Services Supports Small Business Event

Northern Queens Precincts to host Prom Dress Drive

High school students are getting help from local law enforcement to look their best on prom night this coming Spring. Eight NYPD precincts in Patrol Borough Queens North are accepting gently used formal dresses, suits, belts, and shoes to be donated to students in need. The prom dress drive was established by Assistant Chief Martin Morales is also running a similar event for students in NYPD Queens … Continue reading Northern Queens Precincts to host Prom Dress Drive

Photo Reveals Decades-Long Principe / Maurice Park Flooding Answer

Anyone who has played ball in the soft fields of Maurice Park (now Principe Park) since the early 1960s, knows that after it rained, the western part of the ballfileds were under water, sometimes as deep as three feet. This year, following another multimillion dollar renovation of the fields, there was still flooding in the southwest corner of the park. Water would protrude 30 feet, as … Continue reading Photo Reveals Decades-Long Principe / Maurice Park Flooding Answer

Friends of Maspeth Library Ramp Up For Meeting Tonight

Crystal Wolfe has been a familiar face around here, especially at Community Board #5 meetings over the past two years. Her work in trying to feed the homeless turned into a passion and a book. The Maspeth resident is rallying support for the Maspeth Library, in particular, invigorating the Friends of The Maspeth Library Group. The meeting tonight, Monday, January 14, from 6:30 until 8 … Continue reading Friends of Maspeth Library Ramp Up For Meeting Tonight

DOT Takes Away Parking Spots, but PO Trucks OK With It

The DOT recently took 2 parking spots on 69 St. at 55th Avenue away for what is called ‘daylighting.” Essentially it’s taking parking away from corners so that drivers coming out of side streets have a better view of approaching traffic, thus avoiding a collision.   Makes sense. It is quite difficult to inch out into traffic on 69 St. because it’s so difficult to … Continue reading DOT Takes Away Parking Spots, but PO Trucks OK With It

5 Money Saving Home Heating Tips from Petro

Winter is upon us! That means lower temperatures and higher heating bills. Take the initiative to save money this year with these five tips from Rob DiBona of Petro Home Services. 1. Set your ceiling fan to spin clockwise to blow hot air down. 2. Lower the temperature when you leave the house. People who lower their thermostat between 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a … Continue reading 5 Money Saving Home Heating Tips from Petro

Support the Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens this Christmas

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens currently sponsor over 160 programs and services for children and youth, adults and seniors, those who are struggling with mentally illness and the isolated.  This Holiday season, help your neighbors by giving generously to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens through the special collection at your parish on Christmas Day, or go to www.ccbq.org to donate online. Your gift provides help and hope to thousands of your neighbors … Continue reading Support the Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens this Christmas