A body shop in Queens is paying tribute to six firefighters who lost their lives there in 1962.
Some 100 family and friends packed the courtroom as Peter Rodriguez was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison for causing a deadly wrong-way crash on the LIE that killed George Gibbons.
The accident happened just after 7:30 a.m. near 68th Street and the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth.
Pastor Terrence Webber said when he arrived at Trinity St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Maspeth around 8 a.m. Wednesday, he noticed a Star of David with a swastika in the center painted on the Church office door.
A neighbor told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria that a man who died after jumping in front of a LIRR train Tuesday was the suspect police were seeking.
Around 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 15, police said Peter Rodriguez crashed into a livery cab on the Long Island Expressway service road killing 37-year-old George Gibbons who had just closed up his bar in Maspeth.
George Gibbons, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene after the cab he was in was struck by a wrong-way driver on the service road of the Long Island Expressway.
Screeching and speeding is out of control in one Queens neighborhood and residents are desperate and demanding action.
City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer and local residents want increased police patrols to stop the potentially deadly practice.
City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and Rep. Anthony Weiner cited damage in Middle Village following the September macroburst that struck the area as the reason for wanting to relocate the power lines.
Police said a 7-year-old girl told her mother she had been touched inappropriately on several occasions by her bus driver — 69-year-old Nelson Painchault, of Corona.