Wanted cocaine smuggler nabbed in Springfield Gardens shootout with U.S. marshals: reports


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of DEA

In a scene straight from an action movie, U.S. marshals serving a warrant at a home in Springfield Gardens exchanged shots with their suspect late Tuesday night, according to published reports.

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Man kills brother, wounds mother in Springfield Gardens stabbing: cops


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A 27-year-old man killed his brother and injured his mother in a stabbing at their Springfield Gardens home Wednesday night before turning the knife on himself, according to police.

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Springfield Gardens celebrates the holiday season


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the Office of Councilmember Donovan Richards

The holiday spirit is alive in Springfield Gardens. The Christmas tree in Springfield Park lit up for the season on Wednesday, December 11 with residents and community leaders watching. “This is a great event for the whole family,” said Councilmember Donovan Richards, who hosted the tree lighting along with the Parks Department, Friends of Brookville […]

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Pedestrian struck and killed in Springfield Gardens


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Updated Monday, December 2 12:08 p.m. A man is dead after he was hit by a car on Rockaway Boulevard Tuesday morning. The victim was crossing the roadway at Farmers Boulevard around 6:15 a.m. when a Subaru Impreza traveling eastbound on Rockaway Boulevard struck the man, said police. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where […]

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29-year-old fatally shot in Springfield Gardens


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A 29-year-old man is dead after he was shot multiple times in Springfield Gardens Saturday. Cops found the victim in front of 184-09 140th Avenue around 1:30 a.m. with five gunshot wounds to the body, said police. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests at this time […]

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


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

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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Community wins fight against liquor store near Springfield Gardens school


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

The southeast Queens community has successfully shut down a proposal to put a liquor store mere steps from Springfield Gardens High School. The shop was set to move into a new building on North Conduit Avenue, right across the street from the high school. Councilmember Donovan Richards, State Senator James Sanders and the community rallied […]

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Springfield Gardens doesn’t want liquor store near school


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Springfield Gardens wants to make sure the area around its high school stays dry. A construction site across the street from Springfield Gardens High School could be the new home for a liquor store. But the community is calling for its owner to put a cork in it. “We are not going to get drunk […]

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Flood relief may be on way for Springfield Gardens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

Officials are hoping that relief is on the way for Springfield Gardens residents, who have long suffered from the deluge of downpours. On Tuesday, October 16, city and local officials broke ground on the fourth phase of a project to upgrade sewer and water infrastructure in the southeast Queens community. “For years, heavy rain in […]

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Neighbors knew nothing of Springfield Gardens kidnapping


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THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

People living on 181st Street in Springfield Gardens said the residents of the home where a man was held hostage in a garage last week kept to themselves and never really raised any eyebrows. Hakeem Clark, 30, and Jason Hutson, 27, were arrested on Friday, July 27 at the home of NYPD veteran Ondre Johnson […]

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Arrest In Shooting In Springfield Gardens


By Queens Courier Staff

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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113th Precinct
Springfield Gardens
Man Arrested In Shooting


By Queens Courier Staff

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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