Jamaica Times

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jamaica

Two women robbed nail salon, didn’t pay bill: DA

JAMAICA — Two women roughed up a nail salon worker, grabbed some cash and then skipped out on the bill on Jamaica Avenue earlier this month, according to a complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

South Jamaica

Huntley tackles stop-and-frisk

Jacques Leandre, a community attorney, told a group of about 15 people at the Springfield Community Church in South Jamaica Saturday that minority members of the community need to know their rights and become more active in community policing efforts to fight unreasonable stop-and-frisks. Comment.
Hollis

Malcolm Smith hears youths’ concerns on violence

Whether he did it intentionally or not, state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) chose a grimly appropriate setting for his forum on youth violence last week. Comment.
St. Albans

Man assaulted with pole in St. Albans: DA

ST. ALBANS — A Jamaica man has been arraigned on charges of attacking another man with a metal pole on a street in St. Albans in November, the Queens District Attorney’s office said. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Jamaica

JFK mail sorter accusing of stealing troop mail

The Invicta watch company plans to replace a timepiece that police said a mail sorter working at John F. Kennedy International Airport was wearing when he was arrested last week for allegedly pilfering packages that were headed for U.S. military troops in Germany, authorities said. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Cops nab dozens in SE Queens drug operation

His nickname was “The Ghost” and not even the people he worked with knew that his home was in Rochdale Village, police and prosecutors said. Comments (18).
Editorial

Stop and Frisk Uproar

Ray Kelly may be one of the best police commissioners this city has ever had. He has fought tirelessly to get guns and drugs off the streets in neighborhoods that have suffered from gang violence. Because of his leadership, violent crime has declined in every borough. Comment.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jamaica

Meeks lends a hand to help students with college loans

With student loan debt at an all-time high and the cost of certain federal student loans set to get even more expensive, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) announced efforts to make an affordable education available to southeast Queens students. Comments (1).
South Ozone Park

Cuomo plans NYRA shift

After ousting two top executives in the wake of a scandal that saw bettors cheated out of $8.5 million, the New York Racing Association’s decision to fill the spots from within is not sitting well with the governor. Comments (2).
St. Albans

Two men shot dead over weekend in southeast Queens

Police were still searching for suspects in two separate murders that occurred in southeast Queens over the weekend, but neither of the men who were shot had been identified by the authorities. Comment.
St. Albans

Parents call for ouster of PS 118’s principal

A group of parents and teachers at the Lorraine Hansberry elementary school in St. Albans said Principal Cynthia Ofori-Feaster promised to take their school from an A to an A-plus when she started in 2008. Comment.

Monday, May 21, 2012

St. Albans

Two men shot dead over weekend in southeast Queens

Two young men were murdered in southeast Queens neighborhoods over the weekend and in both cases the culprits had not yet been arrested, police said. Comment.

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