Jamaica Times

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Jamaica

York alumnus urges youth to make a political difference

A political consultant who helped put major political figures into office is urging York College’s students to make their own mark in the future of the nation’s politics. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

St. Albans

SE Qns. leaders help residents fight back

While the police continue to search for the suspects involved in the string of sexual attacks in southeast Queens, women in the area are learning how to fight back. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man, 69, missing from hospital

RICHMOND HILL — Police were seeking help in finding a 69-year-old Richmond Hill man who went missing from New York Hospital Queens last Thursday. Comment.
Letters

City must tap into minority, women businesses

With the passage of Local Law 129 in 2005, the City Council created the Minority and Women-owned Businesses Enterprise Certification Program, which at its core was designed to encourage a bit more fairness for businesses owned and operated by women and people of color in their dealings with the city. It was supposed to give minority businesses a more level playing field to compete for city contracts, and in so doing promote their own businesses while contributing to the city’s economy. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Cambria Heights

Cambria Hts. senior, 77, missing cane

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police were searching for a 77-year-old Cambria Heights man who disappeared from his home Nov. 9. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

Far Rockaway

Rockaway Beach resident dead from gunshot: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police said Sean Mack, a Rockaway Beach resident, was found in Far Rockaway early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to his lower torso and was later pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Greenwood’s passing lifts Campus Magnet

Antoine Allen didn’t have to hope or pray. He might not have seen the football, but he knew Kahlik Greenwood’s pass would find him somehow. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Jamaica

Sutphin LIRR gets new, safe cab stand

Commuters who frequent downtown Jamaica now have a new, safe transportation option. Comment.
Jamaica

OWS rallies Elmhurst, Jamaica for fight against city

Although the crowds in Queens could not hold a flame to the thousands who were marching up and down the streets in Lower Manhattan Thursday, borough members of the Occupy Wall Street movement tried to rally more people to their cause. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Aqueduct brings in millions in revenue: Racino operator

The new Aqueduct racino made more than $1 million a day in the first nine days of operation, according to the company’s latest financial report. Comment.
St. Albans

DEP responds to flooding

Southeast Queens residents vented their frustration last Thursday with the city over the chronic flooding problems that have bedeviled the area over the years and pushed the city Department of Environmental Protection to get a move on with a solution. Comment.
Jamaica

Wills admits ‘96 break-in, pays restitution

Nearly 48 hours after he sealed his future in City Hall, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) ended the 15-year-old misdemeanor case against him at Manhattan Criminal Court last Thursday by admitting to his past wrong doings, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Jamaica

Judge declares mistrial in parking assault case

A jury could not come to an agreement Monday about the fate of a Jamaica livery cab driver who assaulted a woman over a Manhattan parking spot, but prosecutors said they will try to make their case again. Comment.
Edgemere

Cab driver found in taxi shot to death: Police

EDGEMERE — Fernando Mateo, of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, is offering a $1,000 reward for the murder of a livery cab driver in Edgemere which he believes was an illegal street hail that went bad. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Driver dies in Rich Hill after car slams into tree

RICHMOND HILL — A motorist was killed early Sunday morning after crashing into a tree at a high rate of speed at the corner of Van Wyck Expressway State Road West and 91st Avenue, police said. Comment.
Letters

Hillcrest High School scores an A

Everyone at Hillcrest High School should be proud of our most recent accomplishment. We were officially informed that the city Department of Education has designated Hillcrest HS as an “A” school on the 2010-11 Progress Report. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Hollis

Boro activist Pat Dolan, 72, dies after being hit by car

Pat Dolan, a longtime Queens activist who was president of the Queens Civic Congress, head of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy and involved in numerous other civic activities, died Tuesday night after she was struck by a car on her way to a transportation meeting, police said. She was 72. Comments (11).

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