New Charter School in Maspeth Has Openings For K and 1st Graders

A Few slots available …… Start School in September The renowned Renaissance Charter School, the k-12 Charter school located in Jackson Heights first opened in 1993. It became one of the city’s first charter schools in 2000 and now has a location in Maspeth for Kindergarten and first graders. Admissions personnel at the school tell is they have open spots for children entering kindergarten and … Continue reading New Charter School in Maspeth Has Openings For K and 1st Graders

Public Schools To Open With Sweeping Changes

As public elementary and highschools plan to open for the 2020-21 school year the Department of Education (DOE) reports they have developed test and trace protocols for all schools at the start of the school year. They have been developed in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Health + Hospitals, the NYC Test + Trace Corps, and labor. The protocols will apply to all school communities and are … Continue reading Public Schools To Open With Sweeping Changes

Maspeth Pizza House – not Maspeth Pizzeria – has liquor license suspended

New York State has suspended 27 liquor licenses and brought 410 charges against restaurants and bars across New York for what Governor Andrew Cuomo says is a “dangerous situation” for failing to enforce social distancing guidelines and face masks. Despite published reports that Maspeth Pizzeria at 71st Street and Grand Avenue lost its liquor license, according to State Liquor Authority records (see below) it appears … Continue reading Maspeth Pizza House – not Maspeth Pizzeria – has liquor license suspended

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

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

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