Jamaica Times

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014


Meeks seeks ninth term in office against independent Steinhardt

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) is seeking his ninth term in office. And the only person who can stop that from happening is his independent challenger, Allen Steinhardt. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Queens Village

Woman, 66, stabbed to death in Queens Village

A 66-year-old Queens Village woman was stabbed to death in what police are calling a “possible home invasion” Friday morning. Officers from the 105th Precinct responded to a 911 call just after 3 a.m. Comment.

Two more trustees named to Queens Library

Two more trustees were named to the board of the Queens Borough Public Library this week. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014


Cops shoot and kill ax-wielding man in downtown Jamaica:NYPD

Police officers fatally shot a man who attacked them with a hatchet in a commercial strip in downtown Jamaica about 2 p.m. Thursday, said the NYPD. Comments (6).

Jamaica Development Corp. mulls artist lofts

Jamaica may provide the stage artists are scouring the city for, one study suggests. Comments (2).

W. Africa flights restricted to JFK and four other airports: Feds

Flights from West African countries ravaged by Ebola have been restricted to five airports, including Kennedy, where personnel screen passengers for symptoms of the disease, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014


Man punches another in Jamaica subway station

Jamaica- Police were searching for a suspect who punched and sprayed an unknown substance in the face of a rider at a Jamaica subway station last month. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014


Queens councilman pushes for faster Queens bus service

City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), with an enthusiastic crowd of transit supporters behind him, called Tuesday for installation of super express buses to what they termed underserved areas of southeast Queens. Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

St. Albans

St. Albans accident sends Queens resident to hospital: NYPD

A Queens man was fighting for his life Saturday morning after a bizarre car accident in St. Albans Friday night, police said. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

South Jamaica

Four new charter schools coming to Queens

The SUNY board of trustees has approved four new charter schools that will open in Queens. Comments (2).
New Voices

Hindu relics from Jamaica Bay featured in exhibi

Extended until Nov. 2 at the Queens Museum of Art is a unique exhibit that combines faith and environmentalism. The museum exhibit, “Sacred Waters,” is a display of some of Hindu religious icons pulled from the shores of Jamaica Bay and restored. Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus, was founded in October 2011 and includes members of the borough’s Indian and Indo-Caribbean communities. Comments (1).

Jamaica dad guilty in family deaths: Brown

Shortly before the Empire State Building was slated to glow violet in honor of domestic violence awareness month, Queens prosecutors heralded a guilty plea in one of the borough’s most notorious such crimes in recent memory. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014


Laurelton man accused of stealing house from 70-year-old woman

A Queens man has been charged with stealing the home of an elderly woman “with the stroke of a pen” by illegally transferring the deed on the house and moving into it, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4).

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Richmond Hill

Gas line workers dig up human bones: NYPD

RICHMOND HILL — The medical examiner’s office is studying five human bones police said gas line workers dug up in Richmond Hill last week. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014


The ‘men in blue’ crews coming to clean up Rosedale

The “men in blue” are coming to Rosedale. Comments (8).
Queens Village

GOP: Let’s get beyond partisan divide

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014


Retired Briarwood cop convicted of fatally shooting wife in Briarwood home

A retired cop has been found guilty of murdering his wife inside their Briarwood apartment, the borough’s top prosecutor announced last week. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014


Jamaica man pleads guilty in death of wife and toddlers: DA

A 28-year-old Jamaica man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing his wife to death as she slept and then fatally turning the knife on his two young daughters, the DA said. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014


Local jazz musicians greet Airtrain statio commuters and visitors

Every Thursday until Nov. 20 jazz will make a delightful sound in the mezzanine of Jamaica’s AirTrain station. After all, jazz is to Jamaica and Queens as Elvis is to Memphis. Comments (4).

Woman arrested in stabbing death of Jamaica man

JAMAICA- A 33-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death in southeast Queens, police said. Comments (2).

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014


Queens hospitals on high alert for Ebola virus

Elected officials at the city, state and federal levels are urging calm in the face of increased tension since the Ebola virus reached U.S. soil with the sole case in Dallas of a Liberian man who died Wednesday. Mayor de Blasio said Monday that he was “very confident” in the city’s preparation for an outbreak of the virus. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

St. Albans

Two young brothers dead in St. Albans blaze

Two young brothers were killed in a fire that broke out on the first floor of a two-story frame house on Tioga Drive near 188th Street in St. Albans Monday evening. Comments (2).

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