Springfield Gardens

Neighbors knew nothing of Springfield Gardens kidnapping
Neighbors knew nothing of Springfield Gardens kidnapping
Police Terence M. Cullen 7/31/2012 at 3:12PM

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 [...]

Two arraigned for kidnapping at NYPD detective’s home
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/30/2012 at 11:30AM

Two men were arraigned in connection to a kidnapping that involved the home of an NYPD officer in Springfield Gardens. Hakeem Clark and Jason Hutson were charged Saturday with kidnapping Brian Karikari and holding him for ransom. Karikari was walking to his car in front of 119-45 234 Street early in the morning of July [...]

Queens weekend roundup
Queens weekend roundup
News Billy Rennison 7/28/2012 at 3:06PM

‘Bom’ scare at JFK Airport If only spotting a real bomb were this easy. Hundreds of passengers yesterday were evacuated from JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 at 1:43 a.m. after one of them spotted a suspicious package with the words “Bom to USA” scrawled on it. Read more: NY Post Van Bramer set to wed longtime [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/09/2012 at 7:39AM

DOH to begin spraying for West Nile Virus Monday Starting Monday, the city Health Department will be spraying parts of the five boroughs to fight the West Nile virus. Helicopters will spray larvicide on marshes and other non-residential areas of Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx. Read more: [NY1] Hallets Point project could break ground as [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/19/2012 at 8:00AM

Korean grocer H Mart to replace closing Waldbaum’s in Bayside Korean grocery chain H Mart has secured a deal to replace a Bayside Waldbaum’s that is set to close in July, the Daily News has learned. It is the second property in Queens owned by the A&P supermarket chain that has hit the market in [...]

9 year old allegedly stabbed by mother
9 year old allegedly stabbed by mother
News Toni Cimino 5/29/2012 at 6:58PM

A nine-year-old girl remains in stable but guarded condition after she was allegedly stabbed by her own mother. The incident happened on Tuesday, May 29 in a Springfield Gardens home where the pair, from Suffolk County, had been visiting. “We’re still trying to sort out the facts, the reason why this happened,” Police Commissioner Raymond [...]

Queens Teaching Aide Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Six Female Students
Queens Teaching Aide Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Six Female Students
News Jay Lane 2/24/2012 at 9:36AM

Queens Teaching Aide Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Six Female Students A full-time paraprofessional working in an art class at P.S. 52 in Springfield Gardens, Queens has been arrested and charged with sexual conduct with six female students. Brett Picou, 30, who worked as a teacher’s aide and a substitute at P.S. 52 since 2008, [...]

Rockaway Park charter school might close
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/07/2011 at 11:33AM

The final dismissal bell may soon ring for six underperforming charter schools in the city — including one school in Queens. According to officials, Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School in Rockaway Park joins 46 other struggling schools on the list for potential closures released by the Department of Education (DOE) on November 2. Of the [...]

Two Queens schools may be targeted for closure
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 10/05/2011 at 2:17PM

A month after new Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott put underperforming middle schools on notice, a list of 20 schools targeted for potential closure was released. Every school but one on the list received a “D” or an “F” on the school progress reports that were released in September. Two Queens schools find their name on [...]