Jamaica Times

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Richmond Hill

Ulrich, 24, sworn in as councilman by Bloomy

City Councilman−elect Eric Ulrich (R−Howard Beach) was ceremonially sworn into office Sunday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at PS 207, where nearly 500 people witnessed the occasion inside the school’s auditorium. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Ex−con gets jail time for Queens priest attack

A homeless ex−convict was sentenced to 13 1⁄2 years to life in prison last Thursday after he pleaded guilty to beating the priest at St. Anthony of Padua in South Ozone Park — the same church he set on fire eight years before, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Queens Village

Laurelton man’s scam bilked $16K: DA

A Laurelton man, who allegedly made a false insurance claim of being struck by a bus, was charged last week with swindling taxpayers out of thousands of dollars, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Richmond Hill

Teens learn civic duty in Richmond Hill HS Key Club

Inside Room 116 in Richmond Hill High School, a group of students plan projects for what they can do to help the community. Comment.
Queens Village

State submits redevelopment plans for Belmont Park

Following in the footsteps of Aqueduct Race Track, the state has submitted plans for the potential redevelopment at Belmont Park that would include video lottery terminals, retail shops and a hotel as possibilities. Comment.
Queens Village

Jury convicts Laurelton resident of sexually abusing stepdaughters

A Laurelton man was convicted Friday of sexually abusing his two stepdaughters over a six−year period, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Queens Village

SE Queens leaders rally for PAL

In southeast Queens, where the impact of the economic crisis has been hard felt, scores of Hollis residents rallied Sunday to save a community center that has been providing children with a safe haven for more than three decades. Comment.
Jamaica Times

Far Rockaway rapist gets 25 to life in ‘06 attack

A Far Rockaway man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday for raping a 37−year−old woman at knifepoint in 2006, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Jamaica Times

3 groups in running for Fineson conversion

Three organizations bidding on the contract to convert the Bernard Fineson Center in Howard Beach into senior housing submitted their plans to Community Board 10. Comment.

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