Jamaica Times

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

Cambria Heights

Cambria Heights school expands to new building

Cambria Center for the Gifted Child & Cambria School of Excellence held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday evening for a new facility for students from fifth through eighth grade. The school expanded to a building next door to its original site.Photo by Nat Valentine Comment.
Editorial

The Electronic Nightmare

Cell phones play movies and music, send e-mail, access the Internet — and have turned South Jamaica into a war zone. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Jamaica

Wills agrees to pay restitution, perform community service in 1996 misdemeanor: DA

Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) ended the 15-year-old misdemeanor case against him Thursday at Manhattan Criminal Court, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich. Hill tenant admits fatal stabbing: Brown

A Richmond Hill man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday for fatally stabbing his roommate’s friend in the heart during an argument in January 2010, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Father killed unborn son and girlfriend: Jury

The Jamaica father who killed his girlfriend and her unborn boy on his due date three years ago was convicted last Thursday of her murder, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Jamaica

Thieves unsuccessful in stealing iPod: Brown

JAMAICA — A 20-year-old man was arrested last week after he tried to rob someone’s iPod, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Rosedale

Suspect held in slay of Rosedale teen

Police said they apprehended a suspect in the killing of a Rosedale teen who had sneaked out of her relative’s home and was stabbed late at night at a Brooklyn corner. Comment.
Jamaica

Jack the Cat loses recovery battle

Pet lovers from across the world are mourning the loss of Jack the Cat, who fought to regain his strength following a two-month disappearance at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and some are taking aim at the airline that had custody of him before he was to board the plane with his owner. Comments (4).
South Ozone Park

Aqueduct racino adds jobs for expansion phase

After a high-volume opening weekend in which 65,000 people visited Resorts World Casino New York, the company said Tuesday it plans to hire an additional 150 workers, bringing the total number of employees to 1,500 — a 76 percent increase from Resorts World’s original estimates. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Hillcrest gets A on progress report for biggest jump in boro

Hillcrest High School in Jamaica celebrated two achievements this year: its 40th anniversary and receiving an A on the city’s high school progress report for the 2010-11 academic year. Comments (2).
Jamaica

Pimp pleads guilty to taking advantage of runaway teen: DA

A Jamaica man who kidnapped a teen, used her as a prostitute and then went on the lam to escape charges will be facing serious prison time when he is sentenced next month for his crimes, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Bell shooters await verdict

The fates of two of the officers who killed Sean Bell in a hail of 50 bullets is now in the hands of the police commissioner, and the Rockaway bridegroom’s family is urging him to give them justice. Comment.
South Jamaica

Suspect charged with boro teen’s death: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police announced last week that they had arrested and charged a suspect in the murder of Patrick Dixon, the teenager from South Jamaica who was killed Oct. 28 when several young men attempted to steal his iPhone. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Jamaica

Queens landlord kills tenant with machete: Police

A Jamaica landlord killed his tenant with a machete before turning the blade on himself Tuesday morning after the two had a long quarrel over the rent, police and neighbors said. Comments (2).
Rosedale

Foot of baby cops now identify as bear’s paw

ROSEDALE — Police were looking for clues into the mystery surrounding a bear’s foot that was discovered near the trash at a man’s home. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Jamaica

Jack the Cat succumbs to injuries

Jack the Cat, the feline that touched the hearts of thousands of pet lovers across the world when he was lost at John F. Kennedy International Airport for two months, did not survive to be reunited with his owner and his cat siblings on the West Coast, his vets announced. He was 5 years old. Comments (5).

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

Jamaica

Jack the cat moved to Manhattan for further treatment

Jack the cat is moving on to the West Side of Manhattan from Queens as he continues to regain his strength for his return voyage to his owner in California. Comments (11).

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