Jamaica Times

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015


Man shoots, kills three family members in Rosedale: Cops

Three members of a family in Rosedale were shot and killed in a rampage that left a 12-year-old girl fighting for her life at Long Island Jewish Hospital, police said Saturday. Comments (2).
Springfield Gardens

Tuskegee Airman’s story inspires the young

The unassuming Dabney Montgomery entered Merrick Academy’s auditorium supported by a dark cane and made his way toward the empty seats behind the podium. Comment.

NY1 anchor learns ancestor was a slave

The Jamaica Performing Arts Center celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with community leaders and officials, poets, dancers, musicians and keynote speaker Cheryl Wills, a television anchorwoman for NY1 local news channel. Comments (2).

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015


Katz donates African-American books to Queens libraries

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz made a special donation of books honoring the African-American experience at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Queens Central Library in Jamaica Saturday afternoon. Comment.
St. Albans

Hundreds turn out for job fair in St. Albans

As the economy gains momentum, the unemployment rate in Queens and New York state has also dropped steadily over the last few years. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Jamaica Hills

CB8 wants more information on T-Building proposal

Although the developers for a proposed mixed use housing development at the Queens Hospital Center’s 1930s-era T-Building have revised their proposal to address community concerns, Queens Community Board 8 says it needs more information. Comment.

Transparency best disinfectant for Library: Katz

A month after firing Thomas Galante as CEO and president of the Queens Library and the recent resignation of five of his top aides, the nonprofit is writing a new chapter. Comment.

Rosedale driver charged with hitting boy as he got off school bus

A Rosedale resident has been charged with assault, driving without a license and several other counts after allegedly hitting a 6-year-old boy leaving a stopped school bus and then fleeing the scene, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Springfield Gardens

Malcolm X’s daughter speaks on her father’s legacy at Merrick Academy

As the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm X approached, his daughter, author Ilyasah Shabazz, gave words of wisdom to students on the importance of education and enunciated her father’s legacy at the Merrick Academy in Springfield Gardens Saturday. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015


Cuomo taps Floyd Flake for Public Service Commission spot

Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated influential Rev. Floyd Flake to serve as a member of the Public Service Commission, the agency that regulates the state’s utilities. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

South Ozone Park

Opinions on police must be balanced

I felt compelled to respond to the TimesLedger’s current edition with an article titled, “Time to end the war on NY police” by columnist William Lewis. Comments (2).

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Cambria Heights

Haitians respond to slow recovery five years after earthquake

It is the five-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that changed the lives of Haitians everywhere around the world when the 7.0 magnitude temblor’s epicenter rippled from the capital of Port-au-Prince across the impoverished island nation. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015


Leroy Comrie begins new chapter as state senator

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-Hollis) had a busy week. The newly elected lawmaker was sworn-in during Albany’s first day of session Jan. 7 and then had his official inauguration at the York College campus Sunday. Comments (1).
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens man guilty of tax fraud: DA

A Queens man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion for failing to pay more than $185,000 in taxes due to New York City in case a that the Queens district attorney’s office pursued for one year. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015


Katz appoints two more trustees at Queens Library

Borough President Melinda Katz appointed two more trustees to the Queens Library’s board after firing six of them last summer for failing to oust its then president, Thomas Galante. Comment.
Queens Village

Boro GOP factions mum on future

Chivalry appears to be coming back in style in the borough’s Grand Old Party. Comment.

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