104 Pct. Community Affairs Detective Bell Retires

Today, July 31, Tommy Bell, the long-time community affairs contact for the 104 Pct in Glendale retired. He has been a mainstay for the precinct at meetings throughout the past two decades in Maspeth. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and minimum occupancy in the Precinct, a traditional ceremony was not possible. We are certain he will be missed. Continue reading 104 Pct. Community Affairs Detective Bell Retires

SLA suspends liquor license for Maspeth Pizza

Maspeth Pizza, located at 59-60 55th Road, is one of three establishments in Queens to have their liquor licenses suspended for violating New York’s COVID-19 guidelines, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. On Tuesday, the governor announced that the State Liquor Authority suspended the licenses of Brik Bar (Astoria), Made In Astoria (Astoria) and Maspeth Pizza (Maspeth), as well as Secrets Gentlemen’s Club on Long Island. … Continue reading SLA suspends liquor license for Maspeth Pizza

Mazeau Street Water Shut Down Wednesday

A water test shutdown is necessary to confirm valves shut down so that watermain offset work can be performed on Mazeau Street between Grand Avenue and the LIE Wednesday, July 22, from 11am until 4pm. DDC says it will only last an hour, but will be sometime between those hours. Shut the water main at your house to avoid sediment entering your system. After the … Continue reading Mazeau Street Water Shut Down Wednesday

Meng tops challengers in primary, Richards leads BP race

Though the Democratic primary was relatively quiet for Maspeth, the neighborhood’s congressional representative topped two challengers vying to unseat the incumbent. Congresswoman Grace Meng, who is seeking re-election to her fifth term in office, defeated candidates Melquiades Gagarin and Sandra Choi. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Meng received 15,181 votes, nearly 61 percent of the district. Gagarin, a progressive activist, won 5,261 votes, or … Continue reading Meng tops challengers in primary, Richards leads BP race

Amazon Signs Super Lease in Maspeth

In 2016, the police department, through the city, put an application to Community Board 5 in Maspeth, looking to consolidate all storage warehouses into one 300,000 square foot facility, and they had found the place: The Star Corrugated Box Company warehouse on Grand Avenue and 55th Street in Maspeth. According to police sources, they take in 500,000 pieces of goods to be stored every year. … Continue reading Amazon Signs Super Lease in Maspeth

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

Catholic Charities continues to serve during COVID-19

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is asking the Maspeth community to support their programs that assist neighbors in need. Since 1899, CCBQ has helped build communities and serve neighbors in need with mercy and compassion. The organization sponsors more than 160 programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors. Their programs have helped those who are mentally ill, isolated or have developmental disabilities. CCBQ … Continue reading Catholic Charities continues to serve during COVID-19

Borough president announces appointments to community board

Acting Borough President Sharon Lee appointed 339 people to serve in Queens’s 14 community boards on Tuesday. Of the 399 appointees, 76 are first-time members who have never served on the board, but have shown a commitment and understanding to the community’s needs. The two-year term for these appointees run from May 31, 2020 to March 31, 2022. The office received 595 applications, including 252 … Continue reading Borough president announces appointments to community board

St. Stan’s students create cards for nursing home

Students from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy recently brought some joy for seniors living at the Dry Harbor Nursing Home. Last week, students safely dropped off colorful, homemade cards for the nursing home residents, who were badly affected by the lack of visitation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. When school leadership was informed that the residents needed their spirits lifted, St. Stan’s Principal Catherine Mangone … Continue reading St. Stan’s students create cards for nursing home