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

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

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

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

Queensborough President looking for new Delegates onto for the 2021 Queens General Assembly – Application link here.

Seeking high school teens, college students and young adults…… –  The Borough President’s Queens General Assembly is a “leadership enhancement” project.  It is a diverse network of community leaders and advocates who meet on a monthly basis for dialogues, discussions, and forums.  The members learn valuable facilitation skills, and they build relationships with each other to expand their own networks.  The Queens General Assembly is available … Continue reading Queensborough President looking for new Delegates onto for the 2021 Queens General Assembly – Application link here.

First new community board meeting of 2021 set for January 13

The first Community Board 5 monthly meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom, but the public can watch the meeting unfold on YouTube or on the CB5 website. Anyone who wishes to speak during the public forum portion of the meeting can submit a typed statement to qn05@cb.nyc.gov by 2 p.m. on … Continue reading First new community board meeting of 2021 set for January 13

Crafty Maspeth Man Lights Up Empty Bottles of Booze with His Bright Ideas

BY MATT CAPUTO  Jeff Madlinger, a Maspeth resident, has trouble parting with a bottle of booze even after the last drop. “Some of the bottles are so good looking that you hate to throw them away and I would always try to find something to use it for,” said Madlinger. “So, about eight years ago I started turning them into lamps and people really liked … Continue reading Crafty Maspeth Man Lights Up Empty Bottles of Booze with His Bright Ideas

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

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