Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Queens Village

Queens Village brothers share $5M jackpot

A Queens Village immigrant who hit the jackpot will be sharing his Christmas winnings with his close brother. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

Richmond Hill

50-year-old man shot in leg, crashes into home

RICHMOND HILL — A 50-year-old man was shot in the leg at about 5:40 p.m. Monday while sitting in his car at 172nd Street in Jamaica, the New York Post reported. Comments (1).
South Ozone Park

Flushing’s King gets pigskin crown

For the first time in a long time, three Queens teams made the PSAL City Championship division playoffs. Comment.
Letters

City must do better in how it treats nonprofits

As many in Queens will tell you, there are many nonprofits throughout the borough that have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Nonprofits have traditionally been exempt from paying property taxes on buildings they own and provide services in, like churches and nonprofit affordable housing developers. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Queens Village

SE Queens kids shine as stars

Two budding performers from southeast Queens have hit it big this holiday season as they landed a major role in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Jamaica’s dollar vans alter routes to avoid jams

Dollar vans in downtown Jamaica will be traveling a new route that will not only make it safer for motorists who ride through the streets daily, but also pedestrians who use the vans to get home. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis gets ‘groove back’ against Bergtraum

Mary Louis can take a collective deep breath. Comment.
Editorial

Public School Hero

High school Coach Charles Granby last week became the first coach in the PSAL to win 700 games. It is a record likely to stand for many years. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Jamaica

Psychologist analyzes holiday handwriting

With each seemingly mindless cross of a “t” or dot of an “i,” the deepest psychological characteristics of the writer’s subconscious are revealed — at least that’s what Dr. Elias Samas will tell you. Comments (5).
South Ozone Park

Aqueduct racino opens 2nd floor of electronic gaming

Resorts World opened the doors of the second floor of its racino Friday that will allow players to dine in style and possibly break the bank. Comments (3).
Springfield Gardens

IS 59 students win battle over obesity

Cohen Children’s Medical Center received a large donation last week to boost its new program to fight childhood obesity and a group of Springfield Gardens students from IS 59 showed the hospital’s administrator a creative way of fighting the problem. Comments (1).
St. Albans

No more group homes: CB 12

The application of a possible group home in southeast Queens caused a huge stir during Community Board 12’s monthly meeting last week, after members protested the large number of shelters and other institutions in the area. Comment.
Far Rockaway

St. John’s hospital fails to meet blood work standards: State

The state has ordered St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway to stop its services related to blood work after the medical center’s lab failed to meet New York state health standards. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Boro Middle school teacher had affair with teen student: DA

A teacher at a Jamaica middle school was arrested last Thursday after investigators discovered he was allegedly carrying on a sexual affair with one of his students for more than a year, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Belt Parkway rollover claims South Ozone woman

SOUTH OZONE PARK — A 21-year-old woman was killed in a car accident in South Ozone Park Saturday, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Cambria Heights

Campus Magnet coach notches 700th victory

Like he has for most of his career, Charles Granby was more concerned about others on a day that was supposed to be all about him. Comment.

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