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

Meet the Maspeth man running for City Council

Councilman Bob Holden has a challenger in the Democratic primary in 2021. Maspeth resident Juan Ardila, 26, is running to represent District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood. If elected, he would be the first Latino to represent the diverse district. Ardila is a product of St. Adalbert Catholic Academy, Archbishop Molloy High School, Fordham University and NYU. He has worked in … Continue reading Meet the Maspeth man running for City Council

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

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 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

CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Get ready for some fireworks. Community Education Council (CEC) District 24 is hosting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza for a town hall on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at IS 5, located at 50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. This town hall was originally scheduled for last December, but the chancellor had to cancel due to the recent death of a … Continue reading CEC 24’s town hall with Chancellor Carranza set for March 2

Crowley picks up key union endorsements in BP bid

Former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a candidate for Queens borough president, has earned the endorsements of two major unions in New York City. Last week, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 endorsed Crowley, with their president Tony Utano saying they’re confident she “has the best plan to protect and create thousands of transportation jobs.” In response, Crowley said she will prioritize new rail projects like the … Continue reading Crowley picks up key union endorsements in BP bid

Rep. Grace Meng hosts supply drive for Puerto Rico

From January 15 until February 5, Congresswoman Grace Meng is hosting an emergency supply drive to help the people of Puerto Rico following the devastating earthquake that recently struck the island. Meng is collecting basic necessities such as water, first aid kits, flashlights, non-perishable foods, batteries, baby formula, diapers and feminine hygiene products. Supplies can be dropped off at her Flushing district office at 40-13 159th … Continue reading Rep. Grace Meng hosts supply drive for Puerto Rico

Historic marker notes home of DeWeitt Clinton

A new historic marker noting the former location of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton’s mansion house in Maspeth has been installed. The Newtown Historical Society announced that it has replaced a long-lost roadside marker that was originally installed in the 1930s. The marker, located at the intersection of Maspeth Avenue, 56th Terrace and 58th Street, notes that Clinton worked on plans for the Erie Canal … Continue reading Historic marker notes home of DeWeitt Clinton

CEC 24 to host Chancellor Carranza at town hall

Community Education Council (CEC) for District 24 is hosting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. The town hall will take place in the auditorium at PS 58 School of Heroes, located at 72-24 Grand Avenue in Maspeth. Parents are encouraged to attend, as the chancellor will address issues and concerns regarding local schools and students. District 24 includes the following … Continue reading CEC 24 to host Chancellor Carranza at town hall