Jamaica Times

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jamaica

Man who stole money from account sought

JAMAICA — Police were looking for help in finding a suspect wanted for grand larceny in Jamaica within the 102nd Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Laurelton

Cops seek man missing since Memorial Day

LAURELTON — The NYPD was looking for help in locating a missing man from Laurelton within the 105th Precinct, police said. Comment.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jamaica

Pond in Jamaica Bay yields great day for bird watching

It is a sunny, mild day at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, but there are few of the migrating birds I would expect to be here in mid-May. Comment.
Queens Village

Queens Village students get lesson in ‘Cerealism’

The works of Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso may be a bit too heady as a means to teach second-graders about the human condition, but for one Queens Village class, “cerealism” is the perfect way to learn their shapes. Comments (2).
South Ozone Park

Employees battle the bulge on the way to healthy living

Any extra weight shed at casinos traditionally comes out of the customers’ wallets, but employees at an area gambling establishment are now getting in on the act and placing their bets on healthy living. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Motorcyclist, 39, loses control and dies: Cops

SOUTH OZONE PARK — A 39-year-old man died after he suffered severe body trauma last weekend while driving a motorcycle, police said. Comment.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Editorial

‘Ghost’ Busters

Hardly a week goes by that we don’t report on a gang-related shooting or homicide in southeast Queens. Often the victims are innocent people who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Comment.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Laurelton

Race for Council heats up

The Democratic campaign trail in southeast Queens is starting to get crowded with two new candidates ramping up to join Donovan Richards in the race to represent the District 31 seat that will be vacated by his boss, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton). Comment.
Queens Village

105th’s top April cops busted rim thieves: Courtesis

Two 105th Precinct officers were recognized last week for arrests they made that helped bring down the precinct’s grand larceny numbers. Comment.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jamaica

Queens South ranked No. 2 in pupil arrests

The NYPD’s Queens South patrol borough ranked second in the city, behind the Bronx, in the number of students arrested at public schools during the first three months of 2012, according to an NYPD report released last week by the New York Civil Liberties Union. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica man trashes leaders over garbage

Joe Moretti’s pride in his neighborhood becomes apparent when he starts to list all of Jamaica’s best attractions. Comments (1).
Jamaica

York graduates largest class in ‘12

Through his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, which included two tours of duty in Iraq, Tony Wan faced and conquered challenges many of his York College classmates have never experienced. Comment.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

South Ozone Park

Convention spot talks stall with gaming giant

The governor’s plan to build the country’s largest convention center in Queens fell apart after negotiations between the state and the potential developer broke down. Comment.
Jamaica

Library supporters rally against proposed cuts

Supporters of the Queens Library stood outside the central library on Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica Tuesday to rally against a proposed $26.7 million funding cut from the city that administrators said would be detrimental to services. Comment.
South Ozone Park

DeLeon delivers wallop, boosts Adams to top seed

In late March, Glenn Beyer was with everyone else who considered William Bryant the favorite in Queens A West baseball. He figured his John Adams team was No. 3 in Queens, behind Bryant and Cardozo in Queens A East. Comment.

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