Springfield Gardens

Man gets 50 years for killing pregnant girlfriend, son
Police Maggie Hayes 3/13/2013 at 6:15PM

Jimmy Humphrey admitted to murdering his pregnant girlfriend, then setting fire to her Springfield Gardens apartment and killing her two-year-old son. He now faces life behind bars. “[Humphrey] stands convicted of first strangling the mother of his unborn child and then, without the slightest regard for human life, attempted to cover up his crime by [...]

City Council replacement to be decided in special election today
City Council replacement to be decided in special election today
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/19/2013 at 1:33PM

Decision day has arrived, and one of eight candidates for southeast Queens’ 31st District will sit upon the City Council. The council hopefuls hit the ground running just over a month ago when James Sanders vacated his seat and moved to the Senate. The campaign stretch, although short, has been heated. Michael Duncan, Marie Adam-Ovide, Saywalah [...]

Man dies in Rockaway Boulevard hit and run
Police Cristabelle Tumola 2/15/2013 at 9:20AM

A 65-year-old Queens man died early Friday when a car struck him on Rockaway Boulevard and fled the scene, said police. Carlos Carlo was crossing the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and 137th around 12:30 a.m. when a dark colored sedan traveling northbound on Rockaway Boulevard hit him. Carlo was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/15/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 46. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 34. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Emilio Solla [...]

Queens gang members sentenced to 50 years for shooting death of 13-year-old
Police Cristabelle Tumola 2/14/2013 at 1:49PM

After killing a 13-year-old boy and injuring another innocent bystander during a rival street gang shooting in Queens, two Crips members have each been sentenced to 50 years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced. “Without the slightest regard for human life, the defendants recklessly turned the streets of Queens County into a deadly [...]

Police search for suspects in 15 Queens armed robberies
Police search for suspects in 15 Queens armed robberies
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 1/21/2013 at 11:08AM

The NYPD is looking for two men wanted in a string of commercial gunpoint robberies around Queens. During each incident, the suspects, wearing masks and displaying firearms, entered the location and removed cash and property, said police. No one was injured during any of the robberies. The first incident occurred on November 29 at a [...]

Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/10/2013 at 5:25PM

A vacant seat has been left in the 31st Council District by James Sanders’ ascent to the State Senate, and more than one candidate hopes to slide into the spot. A special election is set to be held on February 19 for the coveted Council seat, covering parts of Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and Rosedale. The [...]

Flood relief may be on way for Springfield Gardens
Flood relief may be on way for Springfield Gardens
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/16/2012 at 5:29PM

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 [...]

Four schools in Queens on the chopping block
Four schools in Queens on the chopping block
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 10/10/2012 at 8:31AM

Four Queens schools are on the chopping block after receiving poor marks on the Department of Education’s (DOE) progress reports. The four — I.S. 59, J.H.S 8, P.S. 140 and P.S./M.S. 156 — are from a list of roughly 40 borough schools that received low grades. Their fate was finalized after the department reviewed grades; [...]

State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads not guilty to conspiracy and tampering charges
State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads not guilty to conspiracy and tampering charges
News Terence M. Cullen 8/27/2012 at 4:17PM

State Senator Shirley Huntley pleaded not guilty to three charges relating to a Long Island nonprofit after turning herself in this morning. The southeast Queens politician helped cover up nearly $30,000 in public funds steered from Parent Workshop, Inc. to the senator’s aide, Patricia Savage, and to the senator’s niece, Lynn Smith, according to the indictment. The [...]