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

Ivy’s Paranormal & Mike’s Comic Book Pop Shop Grand Opening

Ivy Silberstein, also known as Ivy Supersonic, a cartoonist of over 20 years, is opening her first store with her good friend, Mike Carbonaro who is the owner of Big Apple Comic Con. “It’s my first store in my 30 years as an artist and designer and I believe it’s possible that it’s the first paranormal shop of its kind ever,” said Silberstein. The store … Continue reading Ivy’s Paranormal & Mike’s Comic Book Pop Shop Grand Opening

CB5 meeting scheduled for November 18

The monthly meeting for Community Board 5 is set for Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom, but members of the public can watch the livestream here. The first item on the meeting agenda is a public hearing regarding a proposed citywide zoning text amendment for coastal flood resiliency. Joy Chen, the Queens planner from the Department of City … Continue reading CB5 meeting scheduled for November 18

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

Health Department to spray to reduce risk of West Nile Virus

The Health Department is conducting aerial larviciding treatment to parts of central Queens to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of West Nile virus on Tuesday, August 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed for Wednesday, August 19. The department will use very low concentrations of DeltaGard or Anvil. The risks … Continue reading Health Department to spray to reduce risk of West Nile Virus

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

104 Pct. Community Affairs Detective Bell Retires

Today, July 31, Tommy Bell, the long-time community affairs contact for the 104 Pct in Glendale retired. He has been a mainstay for the precinct at meetings throughout the past two decades in Maspeth. Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and minimum occupancy in the Precinct, a traditional ceremony was not possible. We are certain he will be missed. Continue reading 104 Pct. Community Affairs Detective Bell Retires