Jamaica Times

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Queens Village

NYPD, FBI on the hunt for boro bank robber

QUEENS VILLAGE — The FBI and the NYPD are trying to identify an armed man who allegedly robbed a Queens Village bank. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Jamaica

Man struck and killed in Jamaica

A pedestrian was stuck and killed by a motor vehicle in Jamaica just before 5 a.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD. Police from the 103rd Precinct responded to a 911 call and discovered a 53-year-old man with trauma to his body. The man was allegedly struck by a 2007 Dodge Charger as he crossed Liberty Avenue, near Tuckerton Street, in the vicinity of York College. The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Comment.
Hollis

State Senate hopeful Avery promises to end term limits

Queens Village attorney Munir Avery is a newcomer to politics, but he is not a stranger to government. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

South Jamaica

Motorcyclist dies on the Belt Parkway

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were investigating an accident on the Belt Parkway that left a motorcyclist dead. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Rosedale

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

Jamaica

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.
Jamaica

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.
Letters

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

Hollis

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.
Letters

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

Laurelton

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

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).
Jamaica

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).
Hollis

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

Jamaica

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).

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