CTK inducts 2017 Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame 2017

Christ the King installed the 2017 Hall of Fame members last Saturday.

More than 200 people attended the event to celebrate the nominees:

  • Thomas V. Ognibene (posthumously), Vice Chairman of the Christ the King Board of Trustees
  • Maureen Murphy Blaine, Class of ’67
  • Sharon Manning Beverly, Ph.D, Class of ’72
  • Charles D’Ambra (posthumously), Class of ’94
  • Kathleen Travers Norman (posthumously), faculty
  • Gary Giordano (community award), District Manager of Community Board 5

Serphin Maltese, chairman of the board of trustees, congratulated all of the Hall of Fame inductees.

“They have all given their time, efforts and energy to make Christ the King a model of excellence in Catholic education while fostering a true sense of community across all aspects of our campus life, activities and resources,” Maltese said. “We are an organization that has been blessed to have their guidance and experience, and it is fitting to recognize their selfless efforts.”

Penelope Ave. Sewer Project Meeting


Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is hosting an informational meeting delivering updates about the Penelope Avenue Sewer Project on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be at PS/IS 128, located at 69-10 65th Drive.

Crowley and representatives from the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will be there to take your questions.

RSVP at 718-366-3900 or at ecrowley@council.nyc.gov.

Go Fund Me Page Set Up For Local Student Hit By Car

Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 3.40.54 PM Nicholas Naumann Medical Fund

On May 15th, a parent’s worst nightmare began when Erich & Joanne Naumann received the devastating news that their youngest son Nicholas was hit by a car and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital with a severe brain injury and multiple bone fractures.

Nicholas Naumann, freshman at Christ the King High School was crossing the street near his school when he was plowed down by a minivan driven by an unlicensed driver. He was transferred to Cohen’s Children’s Hospital, where he has undergone brain surgery for a severe brain bleed and hematoma. Nicholas also sustained a broken shoulder, broken clavicle, a broken nose as well as a bruised lung and fractured ribs. As of right now the neurological extent of his injuries are still unknown.

What we do know is that Nicholas and his family need our help and prayers during this difficult time. His road to recovery will be a long one and as we all know medical bills will quickly start to add up. Let’s help ease that burden so that they can focus all of their energy and attention on caring for Nicholas. The Naumann’s have always shown love for their community and now is the time to show our support for a family that has always been there to help others. Please share and let’s help get the word out. Your donations and prayers are much needed and are greatly appreciated.

Please consider donating to the Nicholas Naumann Medical Fund.  https://www.gofundme.com/nicholas-naumann-medical-fund


Haircut fundraiser for Relay For Life


Heritage Salon is hosting a haircutting fundraiser for American Cancer Society’s annual¬†Relay For Life at Juniper Valley Park.

All of the money raised will be donated for the cause. You can get a haircut, blowout, waxing or other beauty needs to help raise money for a good cause.

The fundraiser will take place on Sunday, May 21st from 4 to 8 p.m. at 53-03 65th Place in Maspeth.

Middle Village Prep to host parent forum

Screen shot via Google Maps

Screen shot via Google Maps

Board members and leaders from Middle Village Preparatory Charter School is hosting a parents forum on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the recent news concerning the Brooklyn Diocese.

MVP says the Brooklyn Diocese has gone to court to have MVP evicted from the space they rent at Christ the King’s campus.

“If the Diocese is successful and MVP is evicted, the highly successful school very well need to close its doors due to lack of space in the already overcrowded School District 24.

Addabbo introduces legislation for more crossing guards


State Senator Joseph Addabbo is introducing legislation in Albany that would require crossing guards to be placed on every corner that has a public or private New York City school during arrival and dismissal times.

“During the academic year, the lives of well over 1 million New York City school children hang in the balance as students travel back and forth for classes on local streets,” Addabbo said. “Crossing guards are absolutely invaluable to ensuring the safety of these young people.

Addabbo is also a co-sponsor of legislation to increase crossing guards around elementary and middle schools. His new bill would cover students in grades 9 to 12 as well.

“This bill would not only improve the safety of our high school students, but would also create jobs,” he added. “It’s a win-win for our city.