Have you seen this Bayside bank robber?
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Detectives are looking for a man who used a verbal threat to obtain cash from a Bayside bank during a robbery Tuesday afternoon. The heist occurred at 5:46 p.m. inside the Chase bank at 61-03 Springfield Blvd. in the Oakland Gardens section of the neighborhood. According to police, the perpetrator walked up to the counter and demanded […]

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Suspect wanted in string of south Queens armed robberies
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The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual wanted in connection to a string of gunpoint robberies in South Ozone Park and Springfield Gardens dating back to December 2015. Officers from the 105th and 113th precincts reported five separate incidents where the suspect, often with an accomplice, approached his victims while they […]

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Southeast Queens street gang members guilty of murder plots

BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON Four alleged gang members were convicted yesterday of conspiring to murder two members of a rival gang. Justin Campbell, 19; Dane’e Cato, 23; Jahmarley Jones, 21; and Trevor Lucas, 23, are allegedly part of four affiliated gangs: SNOW, Loyalty Over Everything, Young Bosses and Mobbed Out Bosses, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. They […]

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Springfield Gardens honors MLK Day with park cleanup
Photo courtesy of state Senator James Sanders Jr.

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Led by a local lawmaker, volunteers in Springfield Gardens spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day in service to the community by sprucing up an area park. In Dr. King’s spirit of community coalition-building, state Senator James Sanders Jr. joined 74 volunteers and the Parks Department to clean up the Idlewild Park Preserve […]

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Springfield Gardens residents demand end to illegal truck activities
Photo by Brooke Smith

BY BROOKE SMITH Residents of Springfield Gardens living near John F. Kennedy Airport are demanding a crackdown on illegal truck activities and solutions to residential congestion and speeding. The Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted a public meeting Thursday to present possible solutions to transportation concerns raised in the previous meeting as well as discuss the findings of […]

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