Jamaica Times

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Advisory: U.S. flights to Israel canceled

KENNEDY AIRPORT - The Federal Aviation Commission has suspended all flights from the United States to Tel Aviv for at least the next 24 hours Comment.

Suspect tried to hold up worker at Sunshine Grocery at gunpoint: Police

JAMAICA — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to rob a grocery store at gunpoint on Parsons Boulevard. Comments (1).

MTA workers rescue mother, baby from Jamaica tracks

JAMAICA- A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said. Comment.

Stop going after Wall Street

Interestingly, on June 25, the City Council released a joint report — “Thousands of Homeowners Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages” — which found that private-labeled securitized mortgages, like high-interest and subprime, that contributed to the bursting housing bubble and economic collapse of 2008 are disproportionately high in African-American and Latino neighborhoods of New York City. Comments (2).

Monday, July 21, 2014


Affordable housing quest

Southeast Queens was hit hard during the housing crisis earthquake. Comments (2).
St. Albans

Miller gives $1 million to constituents to spend

How would you spend $1 million of tax money in your neighborhood? Comments (5).
South Jamaica

Cops looking for South Jamaica shooting suspect

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were searching for the gunman who opened fire during an early morning incident that left one man injured Monday. Comments (2).

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Downtown Jamaica wants to cultivate healthier community

The farmers market is back in Jamaica, and that means residents, tourists and workers in the downtown Jamaica area can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Comments (1).

Vanel drops out of state Senate race

Small businessman Clyde Vanel announced Monday he would not pursue the state Senate seat currently held by Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and sought by former City Councilman Leroy Comrie. Comments (3).

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Son gets life for killing parents

The Springfield Gardens man convicted of shooting his parents to death in 2011 as they slept will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comments (1).

Friday, July 18, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Construction to begin for nature center at Idlewild Park

The $5.3 million nature center projected for Idlewild Park will soon become a reality, with work for the environmental facility at the entrance of the Springfield Gardens park expected to start sometime this year. Comment.

Jamaica parents demand an end to gun violence

“Enough is enough” was the message of dozens of relatives who have lost loved ones to gun violence in Jamaica Saturday afternoon. Comments (12).

‘King Kong’ and other monsters threaten Jamaica parks

Get those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks — it’s summertime and that means the tradition of family and classic free movies at southeast Queens parks is back. Comments (1).
The Play’s the Thing

Summertime and boro theater choices are easy

Whether or not your daddy’s rich and your ma is good lookin’, check out Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of this ballad on YouTube, and put yourself in the mood for some summer fun. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jamaica Hills

Man held in Jamaica Hills apartment against will for two days: NYPD

An 18-year-old man escaped Thursday from a Jamaica Hills apartment where he was held against his will for two days, police said. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Queens mourns U.S. leader of Bangladeshi ruling party

A leader of the U.S. chapter of the Bangladeshi ruling political party died from a fatal beating on an Ozone Park street corner last week, the NYPD and a Queens’ leader said. Comments (1).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gds. man receives life sentence for killing his parents

The Springfield Gardens man convicted of shooting his parents to death in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comments (2).

Lindenwood says flood claim money slow coming

After a sewage treatment plant malfunction, Lindenwood says the city is not helping it emerge from the deluge. Comment.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Laurelton baby found dead in home: NYPD

Police were investigating the death of a 10-month-old Laurelton boy who was found unconscious and unresponsive in his home late Thursday night. Comments (1).

DEP set to relieve SE Qns. of flood problem

In the past decade, southeast Queens and the term “flooding” have become synonymous. Residents from Rosedale to St. Albans experience ponds, streams and rivers reminiscent of biblical plagues whenever it rains. Comment.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Richmond Hill

Man from Richmond Hill missing since June: NYPD

RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a man reported missing last month from his Richmond Hill home. Comments (1).
Jamaica Hills

Brunson preparing for hoops spotlight

MANHEIM, Pa. — Jasmine Brunson’s desire for better competition and a better education came with a price: It has left her as one of the city’s under-the-radar talents. But Brunson is ready to show people what she can do. Comment.

Friday, July 11, 2014


Comrie stockpiles support and money to unseat Smith

Leroy Comrie’s campaign for embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith seat is gaining momentum. He is accumulating support, endorsements and money. Comments (1).

Jamaica wants Albany to clean toxic waste sites

Downtown Jamaica is one of the neighborhoods benefitting from a state program that redevelops underused vacant lots, home in the past to gas stations, auto repair shops, junk yards, factories and similar poorly managed waste operations. Comments (1).

Lincoln Center makes a stop at Queens libraries

The Lincoln Center Local Live is back in Queens with nine shows to be performed throughout the summer at various branches of the borough’s library. Comment.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Sen. Smith missed 808 votes: Report

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) was absent in Albany more than all his colleagues in the chamber, except for Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights), who was mounting an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Comments (3).

Jamaican jerk festival returns

It’s back and jerkier than ever. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Police hunt for man who shot two people

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were searching for the gunman who opened fire and injured two people in the vicinity of 142nd Street and Rockaway Boulevard in South Jamaica. Comments (10).
Block Shots

Richmond Hill HS grad finds success in UFC ring

Uriah Hall and his broken toe silenced all of his critics. Comment.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


JFK construction to suspend AirTrain service

The Port Authority will suspend JFK AirTrain service from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday because of airport construction. Comment.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Far Rockaway

S. Ozone Park man dies in motorcyle crash

A 26-year-old South Ozone Park man died Friday evening after his motorcyle hit a street curb in Far Rockaway and then crashed into a wooden utility pole, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
South Richmond Hill

Three injured in borough blazes: FDNY

Firefighters had a busy July 4 weekend, with at least two fires sending Queens residents to the hospital. Comment.

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