Local pol opposes liquor license for Maspeth’s Knockdown Center


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Photo courtesy of The Knockdown Center/Ariana Page Russell

The Knockdown Center in Maspeth again seeks a full liquor license — and again faces strong opposition from a local politician and Community Board 5.

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Fired trash hauler workers win back their Maspeth jobs


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Photo courtesy Teamsters Joint Council No. 16

Two private sanitation workers fired last Friday for testifying before the City Council’s Sanitation Committee got their jobs back Monday morning thanks to community and labor pressure on the company that let them go.

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Junior’s moving its Maspeth cheesecake baking operation to New Jersey


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Property Shark/Scott Bintner

Junior’s, the famous Brooklyn cheesecake institution, is moving its baking operation from 58-42 Maurice Ave. in Maspeth to Burlington, New Jersey, according to the company.

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Maspeth man with alleged mob ties charged in World Trade Center fraud scheme


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Photo courtesy of The Durst Organization

A Maspeth man and silent partner at a construction company involved in the World Trade Center’s reconstruction was indicted Tuesday on federal money laundering and tax crimes, prosecutors announced.

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Renewed push to pass Maspeth pol’s Child Victims Act


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Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Margaret Markey

Four times since 2006, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey’s Child Victims Act — which extends the criminal and civil statute of limitations to punish sexual predators — passed the Assembly, but never made it to the state Senate floor for a vote.

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Maspeth High School boys win championship


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Photo courtesy Maspeth High School

The Maspeth High School boys basketball team completed their quest for a perfect season when they defeated Frederick Douglass Academy III, 57-42, on Saturday, March 21, in the finals of the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) B Division championship tournament.

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Kiwanis koalas to ‘tie knot’ at ‘beary’ sweet Maspeth fundraiser


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Photo courtesy of J.P. DiTroia

Kiwanis Queens West is hosting a special “mascot wedding” fundraiser to support the Eliminate Project, which hopes to end maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) by providing immunization shots to mothers and infants in need.

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Maspeth High School basketball makes the finals


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Photo: Courtesy Maspeth High School

The Maspeth High School Argonauts boys varsity basketball team continued its roll in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) B-division championship tournament by defeating South Bronx High School on Sunday, March 15, at Queens College by a score of 71-64, advancing to the tournament finals.

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