Holiday Inn Maspeth Offering Local Mother’s Day Experience Package

By Burlington Tifa The Holiday Inn Express (HIEX) Maspeth wants to reward moms with a free stay in their recently fully renovated hotel.   “Mother’s Day is here and we want to offer a special Mom a free stay in our hotel and some local treats,” says Francisco Victoria, the HIEX Maspeth’s general manager. “We want people throughout the entire region to know that our … Continue reading Holiday Inn Maspeth Offering Local Mother’s Day Experience Package

Sign up now for the virtual Queens jobs recruitment fair

Borough President Donovan Richards is continuing the series of virtual jobs recruitments fair for borough residents. The next fair is set for Thursday, February 18 at 2 p.m., and will be hosted in partnership with 10 featured employers, which can be seen above. “Our ultimate recovery and rebuild as a borough must center on connecting our unmatched talent with available employment opportunities as quickly and … Continue reading Sign up now for the virtual Queens jobs recruitment fair

Holden calls for indoor dining at 50 percent capacity

Maspeth Councilman Bob Holden wants New York City restaurants to be allowed to restart indoor dining at 50 percent. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that starting Valentine’s Day, restaurants can allow diners to eat indoors at 25 percent capacity. Holden said that’s not enough. In a letter to the governor, Holden said he was disappointed by the decision. “You hold the faith of thousands of business … Continue reading Holden calls for indoor dining at 50 percent capacity

Holiday Inn Maspeth Offering Local Valentine’s Day Experience Package

BY BURLINGTON TIFA Looking for a sweet deal on a Valentine’s Day getaway? The Holiday Inn Express (HIEX) Maspeth is offering a special rate on a nearby getaway in a package that includes some local goodies.  “We know people are looking to get out of the house for Valentine’s Day but they don’t neccessarily want to travel far,” says Francisco Victoria, the HIEX Maspeth’s general … Continue reading Holiday Inn Maspeth Offering Local Valentine’s Day Experience Package

Join the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board now

Borough President Donovan Richards is now accepting applications to serve on the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board. QSWAB is tasked with advising the borough president on issues such as waste, recycling, resiliency and environmental equity. Find the QSWAB application online at queensbp.org/swab. The application deadline is February 26. QSWAB will meet monthly. The group must consist of no fewer than 20 members chosen by the … Continue reading Join the Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board now

Church deacon tries to have oral sex with “teen” he met on Grindr

A Maspeth man was charged with attempting to have oral sex with a 14-year-old that he met on the app Grindr. If convicted, 50-year-old Rogelio Vega of 59th Drive faces up to seven years in prison. According to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, Vega began using the app last July to communicate online with a detective undercover as a teenage boy. Vega used sexually-explicit language … Continue reading Church deacon tries to have oral sex with “teen” he met on Grindr

Replacement running track, soccer field at Juniper delayed

Last September, the city was supposed to start the replacement of the running track and the turf/soccer field at Juniper Valley Park. That project was delayed, according to Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano, due to a contractor issue. At this month’s CB5 meeting, Giordano said the original contractor who was awarded the project pulled out at the last minute. As a result, the … Continue reading Replacement running track, soccer field at Juniper delayed

Ardila announces raising $40K in City Council race

City Council candidate Juan Ardila has raised over $40,000 in his campaign to unseat incumbent Councilman Bob Holden. According to the latest filings, Ardila has raised nearly $41,000, and received another $74,000 in matching funds. Holden, by contrast, has also raised nearly $43,000, putting the two campaigns in good positions moving forward in the race. According to Ardila’s campaign, he had over 500 individual donations … Continue reading Ardila announces raising $40K in City Council race

Temporary barrier on Metro causes traffic concerns

On Metropolitan Avenue in front of the Metro Mall, fences and a barrier erected onto the sidewalk and part of the road has created a potential problem for motorists. At last week’s Community Board 5 meeting, board members brought up a complaint that the temporary barriers are blocking too many lanes along the thoroughfare. The Rentar Plaza site is notably where Amazon will take up … Continue reading Temporary barrier on Metro causes traffic concerns

No Curbside Parking – 70 St Wednesday & Thursday

No Curbside Parking, Driveway and Roadway Lane Access Restrictions 70th Street between 54th Ave and 52nd Ave subgrade improvements – excavation, compaction, backfilling and restoration – 100 to 150 feet at a time No Parking on residential street…. east side of 70th Street between 53rd Road and 53rd Ave Beginning January 19th Tuesday – January 21st Thursday 7am – 6pm Residents are advised to move vehicles by 7:00am on January … Continue reading No Curbside Parking – 70 St Wednesday & Thursday