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Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 6:03PM

For the past few years teary eyes and frowns were a familiar sight when talking about the hit-and-run murder of Maspeth resident George Gibbons. Gibbons, who owned Gibbons Home bar on 69th Street, was killed in a 2011 traffic accident and it took a month-long manhunt to catch his murderer, Peter Rodriguez. But at a [...]

Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
News Billy Rennison 5/08/2012 at 3:00PM

The trial of the man that killed George Gibbons may have concluded, but friends and family are ensuring that Gibbons’ legacy will live on. More than 100 supporters, all donning green in solidarity, gathered on the steps of Queens Criminal Court on Monday, May 7 following the sentencing of Peter Rodriguez, who last month pleaded [...]

‘Justice for George’
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 4/25/2012 at 11:32AM

Though nothing will bring him back, we hope that George Gibbons’ family can sleep a little easier at night knowing that the man responsible for his death will face the maximum sentence allowed under the law. It was last October that Gibbons, 37, was killed heading home from work when the livery cab he was [...]

Peter Rodriguez, driver in fatal hit-and-run pleads guilty
Peter Rodriguez, driver in fatal hit-and-run pleads guilty
News Billy Rennison 4/24/2012 at 2:48PM

Peter Rodriguez, the driver in a wrong-way accident that took the life of a beloved Maspeth bar owner, pleaded guilty recently to criminally negligent homicide and now faces up to seven years in jail, though that is of little solace for his family. George Gibbons, owner of Gibbons’ Home, was killed on the morning of [...]

Gibbons’ Home reopened
Gibbons’ Home reopened
News Billy Rennison 3/13/2012 at 12:41PM

When George Gibbons was killed on his way home from his bar, Maspeth not only lost a beloved friend, but also a popular pub. Nearly five months after the fatal accident that took his life, Gibbons’ Home reopened its doors at the end of February. “The reopening was a huge success. I think that the [...]

[UPDATE] Suspect arrested for George Gibbons’ hit-and-run
[UPDATE] Suspect arrested for George Gibbons’ hit-and-run
News Billy Rennison 11/15/2011 at 5:39PM

Only two days after Maspeth residents rallied demanding “Justice for George,” the suspect wanted in connection with the hit-and-run that killed George Gibbons was apprehended in Connecticut, according to police. Peter Rodriguez was taken into custody in Connecticut by the Regional Fugitive Task Force one month to the day after the accident.  The suspect was [...]

[UPDATE] Peter Rodriguez apprehended in Connecticut
[UPDATE] Peter Rodriguez apprehended in Connecticut
News Billy Rennison 11/15/2011 at 3:10PM

[UPDATE] According to police, Peter Rodriguez has been apprehended in Connecticut by the Regional Fugitive Task Force. They came to demand “Justice for George.” On Sunday, November 13, over 100 members of the community, many wearing “Justice for George” T-shirts, gathered at 69th Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth — just blocks from Gibbons’ Home bar [...]

Police seek driver in crash killing Maspeth bar owner
Police seek driver in crash killing Maspeth bar owner
News Billy Rennison 10/26/2011 at 12:24PM

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a car that was involved in an accident that took the life of a Maspeth bar owner. The accident occurred on at approximately 6:45 a.m. Saturday, October 15, when a 2002 Sebring traveling in the wrong direction on the Long Island Expressway service road [...]