St. Albans

Drag racers busted in Maspeth
Police Queens Courier Staff 4/08/2014 at 3:51PM

Cops slammed the brakes on illegal drag racing after an early-morning bust Sunday in Maspeth led to six men facing possible jail time, authorities said.

Arrest made in 2012 murder of Queens man
Police Cristabelle Tumola 3/28/2014 at 5:23PM

Authorities apprehended a man in Georgia and charged him with murder two years after he allegedly killed a 24-year-old in St. Albans, cops said.

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 [...]

New school opening in St. Albans
New school opening in St. Albans
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 8/27/2013 at 1:23PM

A new elementary school is coming to St. Albans to help alleviate overcrowding in the neighborhood’s existing schools. The current St. Pascal Baylon Roman Catholic Church on 112th Avenue is being renovated into the new school, P.S. 892, and will welcome about 380 students. “Once P.S. 892 opens, it will help relieve the overcrowding currently [...]

LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/26/2013 at 3:01PM

It’s not just Ladies who Love Cool James. The rapper and actor, whose real name is James Smith, was surrounded by hundreds of male and female fans and residents for pictures and hugs as he made his way through Daniel O’Connell Park to watch the games of his 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament on [...]

Cowboys ride into annual Jump and Ball Tournament
Cowboys ride into annual Jump and Ball Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/18/2013 at 12:30PM

LL Cool J’s ninth annual Jump and Ball Tournament in St. Albans had a dark horse. Cowboy Curly Hall and members of the Federation of Black Cowboys of Howard Beach mosied on to Daniel O’Connell Park on Saturday to meet young buckaroos and buckarettes, while the basketball games raged on. The tournament, an effort by [...]

Bill would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough
News Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 9:40AM

Queens shelters may soon be finding new homes. Councilmembers Ruben Wills and Leroy Comrie started work in 2011 on a bill that would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough. Wills said research revealed that Community Board (CB) 12 contains 10 of the 18 shelters in all of Queens. CB 12 includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. [...]