Beacon Eldercare Helps Families Navigate Complex Health Insurance and Generational Wealth Issues

For nearly two decades, Maspeth’s Beacon Eldercare has assisted families in the five boroughs and Nassau County in identifying the best course of action to take when a loved one is no longer able to care for themselves. Amid COVID-19, their services proved extremely vital to the Maspeth and surrounding Queens communities. “The challenges brought on by COVID-19 reinforced how important family planning for sudden … Continue reading Beacon Eldercare Helps Families Navigate Complex Health Insurance and Generational Wealth Issues

Holiday Inn Express Maspeth to Host First Responders, ‘Real Heroes’ at Special Rate

By Burlington Tifa The Holiday Inn Express Maspeth is opening their doors to first-responders and frontline workers who have been impacted by the pandemic. As COVID-19 restrictions soften, the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth is offering frontline workers discounted room rates at their newly renovated hotel. NYPD, FDNY, hospital and home healthcare workers, NYC DOE teachers, and those working in other vital areas are now … Continue reading Holiday Inn Express Maspeth to Host First Responders, ‘Real Heroes’ at Special Rate

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

Crowley jumps into Queens borough president race

Former Maspeth Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is running again for Queens borough president. After placing second last year to eventual winner Donovan Richards in the primary, Crowley has filed to run again in this year’s primary. Crowley lost by more than 12,600 votes last year. She received 28 percent of the vote, which fell short to Richards’s 36 percent. But Crowley led the field in fundraising … Continue reading Crowley jumps into Queens borough president race

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