Jamaica Times

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

South Jamaica

Two cops injured in police car crash

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012

Jamaica

Jamaica tenants sue over poor conditions

A group of Jamaica tenants has taken its landlord to court on grounds that the company left them in intolerable conditions despite numerous complaints and calls for help. Comment.
Jamaica

Hempstead man robbed 7 people of phones: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — A Long Island man was charged with seven robberies in a one-month period, all similar in nature and focused on one area in Long Island City, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Queens Village

Man holds up boro gas station with toy gun: DA

QUEENS VILLAGE — A 24-year-old Long Island man was arrested nearly two weeks ago for holding up a gas station with a fake gun, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Bonaventure’s giving spirit

Tatiana Wilson saw something first on Facebook. There was a fire back home at her house in Far Rockaway. The St. Bonaventure freshman guard called her mother, Temeka, who didn’t really go into details. Then she spoke to her sisters, Shaina and Kema. They broke the bad news to her. Comment.
Editorial

CB 12 Wrong on Group Home

Community Board 12 members are up in arms over an application by Birch Family Services to open a group home. Birch is seeking to create a home for six autistic 21-year-olds. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

South Jamaica

Jamaica man who changed lives has own taken

Shakim Fields worked at a Jamaica nonprofit helping at-risk youth and adults on the fringe of society to find jobs. He was baptized, not as a child but by choice as an adult, and had later studied to become a minister. Comment.
Jamaica

Southeast Queens schools lose fight to save their future

It was a down year for parents, students and teachers at Jamaica High School and three other southeast Queens schools after the city finally moved ahead with its plan to shut down the institutions, but their supporters said they will continue to fight in 2012. Comment.
Letters

Guv must restore funding for state child care program

Created by the state Office of Children and Family Services in 2006, the state Kinship Caregiver Program was meant to provide vital funding and services to grandparents and other familial caregivers who find themselves tasked with raising young children. It is supposed to help children stay in loving environments by maintaining a sense of stability and the familiar and preventing them from entering foster care. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Queens Village

Sister wants justice to heal

Lystra Huggins still remembers the day her mother came home with one pair of roller skates for her to share with her brother Leslie. She was 9, Leslie 10, and it was the day their family moved into a new house in Trinidad. Comment.
St. Albans

Facebook likes Comrie for boro prez

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) has been gearing up to make a big run during the 2013 election season, according to records, and the southeast Queens elected official is getting some major support online. Comment.
St. Albans

113th Precinct holds holiday party for kids

The 113th Precinct held this year’s Holiday Party at Thomasina’s in St. Albans. Comment.
Rosedale

Three men apprehended in Rosedale shooting: Cops

ROSEDALE — Police arrested three men following an afternoon shooting Friday, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Richmond Hill

Police seek suspect in boro cab cash-and-rob

RICHMOND HILL — Police were on the hunt for a suspect who they said crashed and robbed the driver of a cab that he was riding in less than two weeks ago. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

Jamaica

Jack the Cat charity advocates for pets as passengers

Jack the Cat may have gone to that big sandbox in the sky nearly two months ago, but that has not stopped his supporters from spreading his story to prevent future pet tragedies. Comments (1).

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