Jamaica Times

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

Far Rockaway

Victim refuses to give up headphones, punched: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police arrested a man last week for ruining another person’s earphones during an attempted robbery, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

Jamaica

Beep lauds SE Qns. kids keen on college

Borough President Helen Marshall addressed her Queens Youth Board and other youth Friday at York College in Jamaica during a day devoted to job skills and sexual health. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill teen steals condoms from store: DA

RICHMOND HILL — A teen boy was arrested last week for trying to steal some condoms from a drugstore, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

St. Albans

St. Albans man gets 12 years for killing baby son

KEW GARDENS — A 22-year-old St. Albans man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for killing his baby son when he was crying, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Rosedale

Halloween Festival held at Brookville Park

Costumed children flocked to Brookville Park for the Friends of Brookville Park’s third-annual Halloween celebration. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

St. Albans

NAACP looks at flooding

The Jamaica branch of the NAACP and elected officials are putting pressure on the city to step up its efforts to solve the chronic flooding problem they say is devastating southeast Queens. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Restored park honors civic from another era

Albert Montbellier dedicated most of his life to improving the quality of life in southeast Queens and the community has taken up his cause with an all-new, all different greenspace in the area. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Hindus celebrate Festival of Lights in Richmond Hill

Hundreds of people filled the streets of Richmond Hill Saturday for the annual Diwali Motorcade to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights. Comment.
Editorial

Taking on Cyberbullying

Elected officials held a news conference at a Queens high school that they hope will raise public awareness about cyberbullying. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Jamaica

Pols warn of spike in sex assaults at SE Qns station

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) joined southeast Queens elected officials at the Parsons-Archer subway stop Friday to distribute fliers warning residents about attempted sexual assaults, including one rape, in southeast Queens. Comment.
Jamaica

NYPD opens Bell cops’ trial

Two of the officers who opened fire at Sean Bell defended their actions again Monday at the start of their NYPD disciplinary trial. Comment.
Jamaica

LIRR issues riders’ rights after Sept. service outage

The Long Island Rail Road has issued a rider bills of rights after U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the transit agency to establish procedures for updating passengers and providing for their safety during service disruptions and delays. Comment.
Jamaica

DA indicts two on Jamaica prostitution charges

A pair of suspected pimps was indicted last week on charges of kidnapping a teenage girl and forcing her to work out of a Jamaica motel as a prostitute, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Jamaica

York’s urban swim trials

Swimming tryouts at York College have been a bit unusual this year compared to years past. A lengthy delay in the pool’s opening pushed tryouts back for almost two months and the presence of a new time system has been a pleasant surprise to all those associated with the program. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Laurelton

Seventh woman sexually attacked in Laurelton: Sanders

Another sex attack has taken place in Laurelton, according to City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), who is urging his constituents to remain vigilant and stop the crime spree from getting worse. Comment.
Jamaica

Jack the Cat found safe and sound at JFK

After spending two months prowling the ins and outs of John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jack the Cat was found safe and sound and is set to be returned to his owner. Comments (1).
Hollis

Hollis woman abandons son in boro street: Cops

HOLLIS — A 21-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after she abandoned her baby boy in the middle of the street, police said. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Springfield Gardens

Teenage suspect charged in two southeast Queens sex assaults

A Springfield Gardens teenage has been charged in connection with the two of the sex attacks that unnerved southeast Queens throughout the fall, investigators said. Comment.

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