Temporary barrier on Metro causes traffic concerns

On Metropolitan Avenue in front of the Metro Mall, fences and a barrier erected onto the sidewalk and part of the road has created a potential problem for motorists. At last week’s Community Board 5 meeting, board members brought up a complaint that the temporary barriers are blocking too many lanes along the thoroughfare. The Rentar Plaza site is notably where Amazon will take up … Continue reading Temporary barrier on Metro causes traffic concerns

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

Maspeth Rep. Grace Meng sworn into fifth term in Congress

For the fifth time, Congresswoman Grace Meng was sworn into office on January 3rd. “I am honored to return to Washington and represent my constituents’ voices and interests in Congress,” Meng said. “As we commence the new 117th Congress, I am ready to immediately get to work to help American workers and families who have struggled and faced such unimaginable pain and loss throughout this … Continue reading Maspeth Rep. Grace Meng sworn into fifth term in Congress

Three charged for stealing tires, rims from cars in Queens

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that three people were charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly swiping tires and rims from cars parked all over the borough. Jonathan Pacheco, Fabian Rodriguez and Jacob Martinez were all arrested for the alleged crimes, which took place between November 2019 and May 2020. According to the charges, Pacheco was seen on video surveillance removing he … Continue reading Three charged for stealing tires, rims from cars in Queens

Holden announces he’s running for re-election

Councilman Robert Holden wants a shot at four more years in office. Holden announced that he’s running for re-election in 2021, hoping for a chance to represent District 30 (Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood) again in the City Council. In a video announcement released Tuesday, Holden said the city has lost its way, and many elected officials have abandoned the policies that kept the streets … Continue reading Holden announces he’s running for re-election

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

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

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