Jamaica Times

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

Richmond Hill

CB 9 cannot weather cuts: Manager

The Community Board 9 district manager is not taking Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed budget cuts lying down. Comment.
Queens Village

Sanders out of hospital after car accident

City Councilman James Sanders (D−Laurelton) will be spending his Thanksgiving holiday at home recovering from injuries he sustained in a car accident upstate, his office said. Comment.
Queens Village

Port Authority reduces queues on runways at JFK Airport

The Port Authority has approved $60 million for studies on the modernization of LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal building and a project to reduce delays at Newark Liberty International Airport. The PA, meanwhile, opened a new welcome center this week at LaGuardia to greet arriving passengers. Comment.
Queens Village

Street named for ‘Mayor of Cambria Heights’

He left his mark on Cambria Heights and now two years after his death Jack Thompson’s name will be remembered for generations after the street where he lived was renamed for the man known as the mayor of the neighborhood. Comment.
Queens Village

SE Queens reps call for new precinct

Even though the 105th Precinct’s substation in Rosedale has helped to lower crime in southeast Queens over the last 16 months, leaders from all levels of government and residents are still pushing for the Police Department to give the community its own separate command station. Comment.
Laurelton

Teen gets 10 years in Spg. Gdns. shoot

The Long Island teen who shot an 11−year−old Springfield Gardens boy at his doorstep will be spending the next decade of his life incarcerated, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

Richmond Hill

Weiner pledges more funding to preserve Jamaica Bay

For years, environmentalists have become increasingly worried over several ecological dangers threatening the future of Jamaica Bay, but last week they received a helping hand from U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D−Forest Hills). Comment.
Richmond Hill

S. Oz. Park mom−to−be slain by boyfriend: DA

After more than three weeks of investigating, prosecutors charged a Jamaica man Tuesday in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend on the day she was set to give birth, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Dist. 27 to get 2 new schools

The city Department of Education is planning to create two new schools in District 27 within the next five years, an official with the DOE’s School Construction Authority told Community District Education Council 27 Monday. Comment.
Queens Village

Teen’s killer still sought by police

More than a week after Sabrina Matthews was found dead by her father inside her Cambria Heights home, authorities have yet to arrest the 14−year−old high school freshman’s killer, police said. Comment.

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