Virtual CB5 meeting set for July 8

Community Board 5 is set to meet virtually for the fourth month in a row on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. While only board members will be on the Zoom, you can watch the meeting live on YouTube by clicking here. Members of the public who want to submit any statements or announcements to the board can do so by emailing qn05@cb.nyc.gov before 2 … Continue reading Virtual CB5 meeting set for July 8

Meng tops challengers in primary, Richards leads BP race

Though the Democratic primary was relatively quiet for Maspeth, the neighborhood’s congressional representative topped two challengers vying to unseat the incumbent. Congresswoman Grace Meng, who is seeking re-election to her fifth term in office, defeated candidates Melquiades Gagarin and Sandra Choi. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Meng received 15,181 votes, nearly 61 percent of the district. Gagarin, a progressive activist, won 5,261 votes, or … Continue reading Meng tops challengers in primary, Richards leads BP race

Maspeth High School graduation to go virtual

The sixth commencement ceremony at Maspeth High School will be virtual this year. The graduation of the class of 2020 will be pushed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All schools have been closed since late March. They have been instead used as food hubs, where local families can get a free meal. The virtual graduation will be hosted on June 23 at 7 p.m. … Continue reading Maspeth High School graduation to go virtual

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

St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic and food insecurity throughout the borough, local neighborhood organizations are stepping up to fill the need for families. The food pantry at Transfiguration-St. Stanislaus Kostka parish is one avenue where people can get food. Run by the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, the pantry is providing all sorts of non-perishable goods. Those in need can simply … Continue reading St. Stan’s and Transfiguration church collecting non-perishable goods

Residents complain of mail service issues

For the last few weeks, Maspeth and Middle Village residents have been complaining about mailing issues. Some locals say they’re only getting mail a few times each week when they usually receive mail everyday. The issue was brought up in this month’s Community Board 5 meeting. Congresswoman Grace Meng has said she is in touch with the U.S. Postal Service to address the problem. A … Continue reading Residents complain of mail service issues

Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

  The Renaissance Charter School will be having an Open House this Thursday, March 12th from 9-11am for our new Maspeth location. The Open House will be held at our Jackson Heights location, which is at 35-59 81st Street. We are accepting applications for all grades as well as applications for TRCS 2, Kindergarten and 1st grade. For more information, go to www.renaissancecharter.org.  To contact us … Continue reading Renaissance Charter School Open House Thursday, March 12th!

MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon, MIBA has postponed its business breakfast originally scheduled for Wednesday morning “until further notice.” As a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the group is taking extra precautions. They will send an updated invitation once a date is confirmed, MIBA said.   The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) will host its Business Breakfast on Wednesday, March 11 from 8 to … Continue reading MIBA Business Breakfast postponed due to COVID-19