CEC 24’s Lucy Accardo steps down

Lucy Accardo, a longtime member of Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 and an outspoken parent leader, has stepped down from her position after eight years of service. Accardo, a former CEC 24 president, was honored at her last monthly meeting, which was conducted over Zoom due to the pandemic.. Councilman Robert Holden, who is seen in the photo above being honored by CEC 24 … Continue reading CEC 24’s Lucy Accardo steps down

Stop & Shop opens second pickup location in Queens

Stop & Shop has launched another pickup location in Queens, this one at 89-89 Union Turnpike in Glendale. This site joins the Maspeth location, at 74-17 Grand Avenue, where shoppers can place an order ahead of time and a Stop & Shop associate will load groceries right into their cars on site. Shoppers can place an order on the website or on the Stop & … Continue reading Stop & Shop opens second pickup location in Queens

Maspeth Library has opened with to-go service

Since November 30, Maspeth Library has reopened with limited “to-go” service six days a week, Queens Public Library announced. Throughout the borough, 35 branches are now open to the public for pickups in a designated area of the building. Each branch will also accept returns at their exterior return machines. Materials can be requested online, through the QPL app or by phone. All staff and … Continue reading Maspeth Library has opened with to-go service

Sinkhole swallows up car in Maspeth

A sinkhole opened up on 70th Street near 52nd Avenue in Maspeth on Thanksgiving, nearly swallowing up a parked car on the block. According to reports, city officials are investigating how the road fell apart, including the possibility of nearby tunneling. The orange car was eventually removed from the sinkhole, reports indicated. The mishap may be tied to the ongoing sewer construction happening in the … Continue reading Sinkhole swallows up car in Maspeth

Supplies & Services Offering Bactakleen Antibacterial Science in Queens Amid COVID-19

BY JOE JACKSON With a potential second lockdown looming, citizens and Queens-based businesses are turning to Bactakleen science to protect their private residences and establishments. “I was getting constant inquiries about disinfecting and protecting homes and offices,” said Supplies & Services owner, Mike Filacouris. “I did my research and partnered with Bactakleen to provide a safe and non-invasive service to the community.” Bactakleen is now … Continue reading Supplies & Services Offering Bactakleen Antibacterial Science in Queens Amid COVID-19

Holden to host “Hygiene Giveaway” for Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it’s more important than ever to have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving gathering. To facilitate this, Councilman Bob Holden’s office is hosting a “Safe Thanksgiving Hygiene Giveaway” at his Middle Village district office, located at 64-69 Dry Harbor Road. The event will take place on Friday, November 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Holden’s office will be giving away … Continue reading Holden to host “Hygiene Giveaway” for Thanksgiving

Possible murder after woman’s body found under a car

A woman’s body was found underneath a parked truck lying in a pool of blood on Monday morning in Maspeth, according to multiple reports. Authorities say the body was found near the intersection of Brown Place and 58th Road by both Mt. Olivet Cemetery and Frontera Park. The somewhat desolate area is typically a quiet place. According to reports, a knife was found near the … Continue reading Possible murder after woman’s body found under a car

Ivy’s Paranormal & Mike’s Comic Book Pop Shop Grand Opening

Ivy Silberstein, also known as Ivy Supersonic, a cartoonist of over 20 years, is opening her first store with her good friend, Mike Carbonaro who is the owner of Big Apple Comic Con. “It’s my first store in my 30 years as an artist and designer and I believe it’s possible that it’s the first paranormal shop of its kind ever,” said Silberstein. The store … Continue reading Ivy’s Paranormal & Mike’s Comic Book Pop Shop Grand Opening

CB5 meeting scheduled for November 18

The monthly meeting for Community Board 5 is set for Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom, but members of the public can watch the livestream here. The first item on the meeting agenda is a public hearing regarding a proposed citywide zoning text amendment for coastal flood resiliency. Joy Chen, the Queens planner from the Department of City … Continue reading CB5 meeting scheduled for November 18

Maspeth teen paints map of the world at St. Stan’s

Anthony Rivello, a student at Stuyvesant High School and a Maspeth resident, has completed his Eagle Scout project: a mural of the map of the world in the basement at St. Stan’s. A rising senior at Stuyvesant, Rivello has been scouting for the last decade. He started as just a kindergartener. He chose to paint a map in hopes of getting local students interested in … Continue reading Maspeth teen paints map of the world at St. Stan’s