Councilmember Richards refuses bribe to support liquor store near Springfield Gardens school


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A would-be business owner was recently busted for attempting to bribe a southeast Queens pol, according to officials. Tarsem Singh applied to open a liquor store on North Conduit Avenue, right across the street from Springfield Gardens High School. The proposal was heavily opposed by Councilmember Donovan Richards and the Springfield Gardens community. “Our children […]

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Arrest In Shooting In Springfield Gardens


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Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of an 11-year-old Springfield Gardens boy in his own home. According to reports, Tyshon Falconer answered the door of his two-story brick home at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 30. The suspect now in custody, Michael Peterson, 20, asked for Falconer’s older brother, Tony, […]

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No ‘yellow brick road’ for Springfield Gardens residents


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A freshly paved 176th Street in Springfield Gardens sits at the edge of town, but in the center of a firestorm for local residents. Some of the homeowners who live near the newly-created road said they are upset with the increase in traffic and the condition of homes built by United Homes. “We have to […]

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113th Precinct
Springfield Gardens
Man Arrested In Shooting


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A 38-year-old man was arrested on February 23 for allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the head. According to police, the alleged suspect, Rodney Greene, shot the 24-year-old victim, Vu-Ewa Prentice, twice in the head and blamed her injuries on a drive-by incident. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition. Greene has been […]

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