Jamaica Times

Friday, Jan. 2, 2009

Richmond Hill

Murders up 700 percent in 102nd Precinct

Murders in the 102nd Precinct, which covers Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Ozone Park and Kew Gardens, skyrocketed 700 percent from 2007 to the end of last year, by far the largest increase in Queens, crime statistics showed. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Achievers of America celebrate the holidays with party

Holiday cheer came in the form of an Elvis impersonator named StingRay and a secret Santa Claus bearing gifts for The Achievers of America baseball team, a nonprofit program for handicapped and mentally challenged individuals, at the team’s 11th annual Christmas party at the Palace Diner in Flushing. Comment.
Jamaica Times

Murders double in 106th Precinct

Murders more than doubled in the 106th Precinct between 2007 and 2008, marking a more than 100 percent increase, according to crime statistics compiled by the Police Department. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009

Richmond Hill

Rich. Hill’s PS 66 up for landmark

A Richmond Hill elementary school may be the first in Queens to gain landmark status after the city Landmarks Preservation Commission considered the school’s case last week. Comments (1).
Laurelton

Spg. Gardens asks borough to stop motel construction

Springfield Gardens community leaders pleaded with the Borough Board’s Land Use Committee during a hearing last week not to allow construction to continue on a controversial motel on North Conduit Avenue, contending the site could pose potential dangers for students at nearby Springfield Gardens High School. Comment.
Jamaica Times

Bayswater man charged with postage forgery: DA

A Rockaway businessman faces up to 15 years in prison after he was charged with allegedly forging hundreds of postage labels to ship hundreds of items at no cost, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

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