Springfield Gardens

Cabbies arrested after fight at JFK
Cabbies arrested after fight at JFK
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2014 at 4:43PM

Two livery cab drivers were arrested after a man accused one of them of trying to stab him as the three fought at John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday afternoon, Port Authority police said.

Springfield Gardens celebrates the holiday season
Springfield Gardens celebrates the holiday season
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/16/2013 at 12:24PM

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 [...]

Pedestrian struck and killed in Springfield Gardens
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2013 at 10:44AM

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 [...]

Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 2:52PM

The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television [...]

Queens elementary school teacher sentenced to 35 years for sexually abusing students
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/07/2013 at 9:13AM

A Queens elementary school teacher who was convicted of sexually abusing five of his students has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, according to District Attorney Richard Brown. In June, Simon Watts, 42, of St. Albans, was found guilty of sexual abuse, sexual conduct against a child, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of [...]

29-year-old fatally shot in Springfield Gardens
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/05/2013 at 9:21AM

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 [...]

Two more schools may move into I.S. 59
Two more schools may move into I.S. 59
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 9/09/2013 at 1:25PM

Make room – one Springfield Gardens school could be the home for hundreds of more students come next fall. Intermediate School 59, located at 132-55 Ridgedale Street, is currently under capacity, utilizing about 60 percent of the building, according to enrollment statistics compiled by the Department of Education (DOE). This year, the school will begin [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 31
Primary guide: City Council District 31
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/07/2013 at 4:11PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 31 primary candidates (Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, the Rockaways), who they are, what they stand [...]