Jamaica Times

Monday, April 16, 2012

South Jamaica

Police seek help in finding missing teen

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police have asked the community’s help in finding a 15-year-old girl who went missing from her home in January. Comment.
Letters

Allow Avella to speak on ICCC

I am in agreement with state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and other community leaders calling for a thorough investigation of the deliberate attempt to muzzle him from sounding off over a disputed land deal — concerning the Indian Community and Cultural Center— over what we all suspect might be foul play. Comment.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jamaica

Landlord admits misdeeds

Valerie Williamson smiled when she read the agreement her landlord had just signed in Queens Housing Court acknowledging he had illegally evicted her from his Jamaica boarding house. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man, 60, assaulted woman: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — The Queens district attorney charged a 60-year-old Far Rockaway man with sexual assault and robbery after authorities allegedly linked his DNA to evidence found at the scene of the crime. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Adams prodigy gets 15 Ks against LIC

Anderson DeLeon is only a sophomore, but the righthander baseball teammates call “Pedro” because he resembles Pedro Martinez with his slight build and winding motion, can do what most seniors can’t: relax easily excitable John Adams Coach Glenn Beyer. Comment.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Laurelton

Bodega adds safety measures to deter crime after shooting

A year and a half after Shawn Forde fatally shot Juan Torres during a robbery at the Lucky Deli, the Laurelton bodega has followed some of the advice offered in the wake of the violence to make itself safer. Comment.
St. Albans

Youngsters flock to St. Albans park for Easter Egg Hunt

The 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held in St. Albans Memorial Park Saturday. The event was hosted by Affinity Health Plan in conjunction with City Councilman Leroy Comrie. Comment.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rosedale

Rosedale man runs for seat held by Meeks

Before U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) decided to make a run at a U.S. Senate seat, he briefly flirted with the idea of challenging Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) on his home turf for the new 6th Congressional District. Comment.
Bayswater

Cops investigating death of man in Bayswater

BAYSWATER — Police said a black man was found dead at Battery Road and Chandler Street in Bayswater April 4 at around 11:30 p.m. Comment.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

South Jamaica

Cops find driver dead with gunshot wound in South Jamaica

Police responding to the sounds of gunshots in South Jamaica found a crashed car when they arrived, its driver dead behind the wheel with a gunshot wound in his side, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jamaica

Senior center faces shutdown after cuts

After lawmakers set aside $2 million to build a new home for a Jamaica program that provides services to adults with special needs, the city told the Friendship Center it would eliminate its funding next fiscal year — a move the center said will force the operation to end after more than 30 years in the neighborhood. Comment.
South Jamaica

Police search for Jamaica man’s killer

Police were still looking for the killer of Kareem Bandy, a 30-year-old South Jamaica resident who had previously lived in upstate New York. Comment.
St. Albans

Head-chef-turned owner offers soul food in St. Albans

After 16 years, her name is finally out front. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Garden City jockey races way to Kentucky Derby

Thousands of horse racing enthusiasts from the city and beyond converged on Aqueduct Racetrack Saturday to watch Gemologist and his jockey, Garden City, L.I., native Javier Castellano, take top honors at the Wood Memorial. Comment.
Dishing with Dee

Political season heats up with U.S. Senate, House races

The political races are beginning to gel. The campaigns are starting to form their strategies that they hope will result in a winner for their respective candidates. What would normally be a mild campaign season is turning out to be a rather riveting winner-take-all contest. Comment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Far Rockaway

Peninsula shuts its doors after rescue bids fail

Sources close to Peninsula Hospital gave a negative prognosis to the chances of the Far Rockaway facility ever opening its doors again as a hospital after they were shut for good Monday. Comment.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

South Jamaica

Man found dead in South Jamaica home

Kareem Bandy, a 30-year-old South Jamaica resident, was found dead in the house where he was a tenant Friday evening with a gunshot wound to his head, police said. Comment.

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