Jamaica Times

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jamaica

Brooklyn man charged in five Queens bank robberies: Cops

JAMAICA — A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with five bank robberies throughout the borough, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rosedale

Communities rally to create new 116th Pct.

With an area of nearly 13 square miles and 354 miles of roads, the 105th Precinct is the fourth largest in the city, snaking its way up along the Queens-Nassau County border. Community members in neighborhoods from Rosedale to Glen Oaks say the precinct is too big, so they are calling on the city to split it in half. Comment.
Queens Village

Reading program helps boost the skills of kids and volunteers

With a classroom that holds up to 15 students, PS 33 in Queens Village is now the new home to the Reading Partners program. Comments (1).
Jamaica

School safety agent charged with petit larceny: NYPD

An off-duty school safety agent — 32-year-old Nygay Harris — was arrested and charged with petit larceny in the 113th Precinct at about 9 p.m. Monday, according to the NYPD. Comment.
South Ozone Park

John Adams, LIC revv up for spring

Glenn Beyer won’t make a prediction about the regular season for one simple reason: The longtime John Adams baseball coach isn’t concerned about it. His only focus — the focus he’s always had in 18 years at the Ozone Park school — is on late May. Comment.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Laurelton

Sanders hands meeting on crime over to chief of staff

Donovan Richards’ political aspirations got a bit of a boost last week when his boss, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), handed over the reins of a crime summit he had convened to his young chief of staff. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis softball facing strong Molloy, Prep clubs

Mary Louis’ motto for this season is “respect all, fear none.” The Hilltoppers have been one of the city’s most talented squads, but have struggled against CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens leaders and rivals Archbishop Molloy and St. Francis Prep. Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Editorial

Final Chapter in Bell Case

Hopefully, this will be the final chapter in the saga of Sean Bell, who was fatally shot by the police. Comment.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

South Jamaica

Astoria leaders decry man’s death

Two days after a 23-year-old man was found shot in the head at Astoria Houses and his teenage neighbor charged with murder, community leaders and a city councilman pledged to fight the gun violence they said was plaguing their neighborhood. Comments (2).
South Ozone Park

Horse deaths prompt study at Aqueduct

An elevated number of horse deaths at Aqueduct has prompted an investigation into equine safety at the South Ozone Park racetrack. Comment.
South Jamaica

NYPD ousts cops in Bell shooting

It has been nearly 5 1/2 years since the killing of Sean Bell threw a spotlight on the tensions between the NYPD and the communities it serves, but voices from southeast Queens said the relationship still is strained after the firing of the detective who fired the first of 50 shots and the forced resignations of three other officers. Comment.
South Jamaica

Visit home claims young life

A young man left his troubles and his South Jamaica home to try to better himself, but his life was cut short when he returned briefly to visit his family last weekend, his grieving mother said. Comments (8).
Jamaica

Work begins soon on Rufus Pk. apts

Real estate planners are ready to begin construction in the spring on a nine-story, 65-unit affordable housing development near Jamaica’s Rufus King Park, and while they are confident there will be plenty of buyers, community members are not completely sold on the project. Comment.
South Jamaica

Troubled South Jamaica man kills himself in fiery roadside suicide

A troubled man stepped out of his South Jamaica home early last Thursday, crossed the street to his parked car, got inside and then set it ablaze in an apparent suicide, neighbors and the FDNY said. Comment.
Jamaica

Foreclosure auction nixed

Protesters looking to disrupt a foreclosure auction with song were tuned out when a sudden bankruptcy filing forced the cancelation of the auction at Queens Supreme Court in Jamaica Friday. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Boys and Girls star shines at MSG debut

In early November, Rashad Andrews was focused on helping St. Anthony repeat as mythical national basketball champion. Comment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Arverne

Peninsula Hospital to close its doors

Borough President Helen Marshall said there is a health-care crisis on the Rockaway peninsula, one she narrowly avoided being a part of herself. Comment.
South Ozone Park

S Ozone pimp pleads guilty

A 33-year-old South Ozone Park man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking in Queens Supreme Court Friday for pimping out an adolescent girl, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (2).
Jamaica

Pilot has meltdown aboard flight from JFK to Vegas

A JetBlue flight leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport for Las Vegas Tuesday had to be rerouted to Texas after eyewitness accounts and video evidence revealed the captain had to be restrained in the aisle by his own crew and passengers. Comment.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

South Jamaica

Officer who fired first bullet during Sean Bell shooting fired from NYPD

Four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell are being forced out of the NYPD, police said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

11 Unsung Heroines honored in SE Queens

In recognition of Women’s History Month, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) honored 11 women as Unsung Heroines last weekend at York College. Comment.

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