Queensborough President looking for new Delegates onto for the 2021 Queens General Assembly – Application link here.

Seeking high school teens, college students and young adults…… –  The Borough President’s Queens General Assembly is a “leadership enhancement” project.  It is a diverse network of community leaders and advocates who meet on a monthly basis for dialogues, discussions, and forums.  The members learn valuable facilitation skills, and they build relationships with each other to expand their own networks.  The Queens General Assembly is available … Continue reading Queensborough President looking for new Delegates onto for the 2021 Queens General Assembly – Application link here.

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

Emma and Liam were the most popular baby names in 2019

Out of more than 110,000 babies born in New York City in 2019, the most popular names were Emma and Liam. Liam has been the most popular boy name since 2016, wile Emma has been the top name for girls since 2017. According to the health department’s birth certificate records, 497 Emma’s and 764 Liam’s were born in the Big Apple last year. Here are … Continue reading Emma and Liam were the most popular baby names in 2019

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

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