Jamaica Times

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014


New Q114 bus line ready for first riders

The commute to work will never be the same for some southeast Queens riders. Comments (2).

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014


SE Queens men petition city for more class time

They are incensed by the reception at the 113th Precinct, disturbed by the unemployment among young black men and concerned about health disparities. Comment.

Wills’ bill seeks to protect jailed voters’ ballots

Although jail detainees are kept behind bars, City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) says their votes should not be. Comments (5).
South Ozone Park

Sneakers, wallet stolen in S. Ozone Park: NYPD

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man accused of tugging off a 23-year-old’s sneakers and wallet and running away from the South Ozone Park block, the NYPD said. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

South Jamaica

Son fatally shoots his father in car: Police

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man has been charged with shooting his father to death Tuesday as he sat in a parked car, police said. Comment.

Voter apathy in electing de Blasio will ruin city

New Yorkers enjoyed a delightfully balmy summer with pleasant temperatures, but a major storm is brewing in New York, thanks to the apathy of the voters who allowed a radical minority of New Yorkers to determine the fate for all of us. Comments (10).

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014


Updated: Mom arrested in toddler’s tumble in Hollis: NYPD

Police arrested a Hollis mother who allegedly left her 4-year-old alone Sunday morning and returned to find the child had fallen from the fire escape, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill clubhouse offers teens safe space

Perhaps it was the art room with walls covered in whiteboard, the computer stations for training new drivers or the outdoor play area. Comment.

Liu ad a turnoff in upcoming election

Like many other Queens residents, I recently received a horrific campaign advertisement from John Liu’s Senate Election Committee. Comments (4).

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014


Richards shows constituents how to spend $1M

There is nothing like a good experience to push one to repeat it. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans opposes new housing plan

The city Board of Standards and Appeals is in the final stages of reviewing the application presented by the St. Albans Presbyterian Church and a Westchester-based developer to erect an affordable housing building on Farmers Boulevard. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014


Jamaica tackles obesity

Help is on the way to fight chronic diseases in downtown Jamaica and St. Albans, two areas that are hit hard by obesity and diabetes. Comments (6).

Free screenings at Jamaica health expo

Hundreds of people are expected to participate Sunday in the annual End It Now walk and health expo, an initiative that seeks to create new policies to better protect women and girls. Comments (1).

DC 37 backs Smith

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) got a big boost for his re-election campaign. Comments (1).

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014


Four shot in Jamaica drive-by: Cops

Four people were wounded, two critically, after a dispute between two men led to a shooting in the Baisley Park section of Jamaica early Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
South Richmond Hill

Attempted robbery sends senior to hospital: Cops

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a man wanted in an attack and attempted robbery that sent a senior in South Richmond Hill to the hospital Aug. 6, the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014


York chapel honors 19th century sisters

A Jamaica father devastated by the deaths at a young age of three of his four daughters in the 19th century decided to build a chapel in their memory. Comments (1).

Cap the Van Wyck with parkland deck

In lieu of the present Kew Gardens interchange project on the Van Wyck Expressway in Briarwood and the present and future negative environmental impact of this widening construction, such as air and noise pollution, I propose that a landscape architecture design firm be consulted on the feasibility of a capping project for a parkland deck over the expressway from Hillside to Hoover avenues within the borders of Briarwood. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014


Jamaica Center BID dismisses director

The Jamaica Center BID is looking for a new executive director after Felicia Tunnah was let go over differences with the BID’s board on how to promote downtown Jamaica. Comment.
South Jamaica

Councilman urges MTA to build Jamaica bus depot

It already has the land, but it is missing the money. Comments (3).

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014


Judge on Queens Library lawsuit removes herself amid whistleblower investigation

A federal court judge has removed herself from the court battle over the firing of six Queens Library trustees because of her friendship with a justice the nonprofit hired to conduct an internal whistleblower investigation. Comment.
St. Albans

Smith’s allies throw support behind Comrie

Leroy Comrie won the battle of the endorsements. Comments (1).

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014


Hollis Library to close temporarily Friday

HOLLIS- Hollis Public Library will close this Friday after business hours for a makeover until sometime in October. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Head of Richmond Hill’s Indo-Caribbean Alliance leaves post

Richard S. David, executive director of the Richmond Hill-based Indo-Caribbean Alliance, has stepped down. Comments (7).

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