Jamaica Times

Monday, June 18, 2012

St. Albans

Boro clergy hear Thompson

Bill Thompson picked up the check for breakfast early Tuesday morning in St. Albans, where he stopped by to gather the support of community leaders in his bid for the 2013 mayoral election. Comment.
Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica Music Festival

A performance, entitled “Jazz Night,” kicked off the Downtown Jamaica Music Festival last Thursday. The concert series is co-sponsored by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. Comment.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jamaica

Daughters of the American Revolution at Prospect Cemetery Chapel in Jamaica

Officers for the newly-formed “Increase Carpenter Chapter” of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) were installed during a ceremony at the historic Prospect Cemetery Chapel of the Sisters on the campus of York College. Comment.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

South Ozone Park

Wills gives District 27 distance learning tool

MS 226 in South Ozone Park received a visit from two heavyweight educators — one in person and one virtually — last week as the school showed off a piece of new technology that City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) secured for his district. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Mother gets 10 years for shaking baby to death

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway mother was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violently shaking her 7-month-old daughter, who later died of the injuries she sustained, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Ex-Far Rock man faces 25 years in robbery

FAR ROCKAWAY — A former Far Rockaway man was convicted of attempted murder and other charges for the shooting and robbery of another man in July 2007, the district attorney said. Comment.
Editorial

The Nanny State

Sitting inside one of the more popular fast food restaurants in the city, a reader watched as a young girl danced to the music playing over the eatery’s sound system. The child was happy and full of life. Comments (3).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Queens Village

Union Rags wins 144th Belmont Stakes

It took Union Rags just over 2 minutes 30 seconds to win the Belmont Stakes, but for both aficionados and casual race fans alike, the 144th edition of the “Test of the Champion” provided an entire day’s worth of spectacle. Comment.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jamaica

Councilman Wills in hot water over AG probe

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) was banned from dishing out funds to his district Monday amid claims by state investigators that he failed fully cooperate with a probe of a $33,000 state grant that has allegedly gone missing after it was given to a nonprofit headed by the council member. Comments (1).
Laurelton

Laurelton woman shares in ‘Porgy and Bess’ Tony award

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy for one Laurelton musician whose adaptation of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” is enjoying a run on Broadway by winning the coveted Tony Award for the best revival of a musical. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Officials believe Queens has convention potential

Developers have begun to make pitches to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a new casino and convention center in the state, but officials still want Queens to be a viable option. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Candidates for Congress spar

A little more than two weeks before the June 26 Democratic Party primary, the three challengers for southeast Queens’ congressional seat gathered last week in Springfield Gardens, where they laid out their platforms. Comment.
Rosedale

Group stands on guard for geese throughout city parks

The roar of giant passenger planes landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport continuously interrupts the relative quiet of a fresh water pond in Brookville Park in Rosedale. Comments (23).
Jamaica

Cuomo brings job fair to York College

Job seekers lined up at York College last week to take advantage of one of the 11 job fairs held across the state under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NY Works program. Comment.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jamaica

Queens art festival to shape our world

What if artists were asked to solve some of society’s most vexing problems from housing and health care to fixing the economy? Comment.
South Jamaica

Two men dead in separate South Jamaica shootings

Police were searching for clues Tuesday as they investigated two deadly South Jamaica shootings. Comments (4).
Far Rockaway

Teen swimmer dies off coast of Rockaways

FAR ROCKAWAY — A swimmer off the beach in Far Rockaway drowned last weekend after a 40-minute search, police said. Comment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jamaica

Tip of the week

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.

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