Virtual CB5 meeting set for July 8

Community Board 5 is set to meet virtually for the fourth month in a row on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. While only board members will be on the Zoom, you can watch the meeting live on YouTube by clicking here. Members of the public who want to submit any statements or announcements to the board can do so by emailing qn05@cb.nyc.gov before 2 … Continue reading Virtual CB5 meeting set for July 8

Maspeth High School graduation to go virtual

The sixth commencement ceremony at Maspeth High School will be virtual this year. The graduation of the class of 2020 will be pushed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All schools have been closed since late March. They have been instead used as food hubs, where local families can get a free meal. The virtual graduation will be hosted on June 23 at 7 p.m. … Continue reading Maspeth High School graduation to go virtual

St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic and food insecurity throughout the borough, local neighborhood organizations are stepping up to fill the need for families. The food pantry at Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka parish is one avenue where people can get food. Run by the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, the pantry is providing all sorts of non-perishable goods. Those in need can simply … Continue reading St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

Residents complain of mail service issues

For the last few weeks, Maspeth and Middle Village residents have been complaining about mailing issues. Some locals say they’re only getting mail a few times each week when they usually receive mail everyday. The issue was brought up in this month’s Community Board 5 meeting. Congresswoman Grace Meng has said she is in touch with the U.S. Postal Service to address the problem. A … Continue reading Residents complain of mail service issues

All Catholic academies and parish schools closed until April 20

On Monday, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced that all elementary Catholic academies and parish schools in Brooklyn and Queens will remain closed until April 20. That follows last week’s announcement that schools were closed from March 16 to March 20 out of an abundance of caution due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. It mirrors the decision that the Department of Education made regarding public schools … Continue reading All Catholic academies and parish schools closed until April 20

Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

  The Renaissance Charter School will be having an Open House this Thursday, March 12th from 9-11am for our new Maspeth location. The Open House will be held at our Jackson Heights location, which is at 35-59 81st Street. We are accepting applications for all grades as well as applications for TRCS 2, Kindergarten and 1st grade. For more information, go to www.renaissancecharter.org.  To contact us … Continue reading Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon, MIBA has postponed its business breakfast originally scheduled for Wednesday morning “until further notice.” As a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the group is taking extra precautions. They will send an updated invitation once a date is confirmed, MIBA said.   The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) will host its Business Breakfast on Wednesday, March 11 from 8 to … Continue reading MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Get ready for some fireworks. Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 is hosting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for a town hall on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at IS 5, located at 50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. This town hall was originally scheduled for last December, but the chancellor had to cancel due to the recent death of a … Continue reading CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Three recent connected robberies in Maspeth

The 104th Precinct is sharing information on three recent robberies and attempted robberies in Maspeth from multiple perpetrators acting in concert. They all took place on Friday, February 7 after 9 p.m. The first incident took place near 71st Street and Grand Avenue. The suspects assaulted a man and attempted to remove property from his pockets. The perps fled in an unknown direction. A canvass … Continue reading Three recent connected robberies in Maspeth

Community board application deadline extended to March 13

If you haven’t sent in your community board application yet, don’t fret! Acting Borough President Sharon Lee has extended the deadline for qualified and civic-minded applicants to Friday, March 13. That means you’ll have six additional weeks from the original January 31 deadline to submit completed, signed and notarized applications to the BP’s office. “The extension is to ensure that the pool of applicants is … Continue reading Community board application deadline extended to March 13