Jamaica Times

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jamaica

Meeks calls on Congress to keep interest rates from doubling

With interest rates on federal subsidized student loans set to double at the end of the month if Congress does not act, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) convened a panel of experts at York College last week to inform borrowers of their options. Comment.
Rosedale

Man, 50s, found dead in house after fire put out

BROOKVILLE — Firefighters responding to a 911 call of a small fire on 230th Place the morning of June 13 found a man in his 50s dead in an adjacent building, the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Spring Gardens teacher’s aide cleared of molestation charges

A teacher’s aide was cleared of charges Monday that he had inappropriately touched several students at the Springfield Gardens elementary school where he worked, although his future in the classroom remains unclear as the city Department of Education conducts its investigation. Comment.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lindenwood

Brooklyn man, 27, dies after vehicle hits curb

LINDENWOOD — A 27-year-old Brooklyn resident died in Lindenwood Sunday after he lost control driving an all-terrain vehicle northbound on 77th Street, police said. Comment.

Friday, June 22, 2012

South Ozone Park

Resorts World tops all casinos in slot revenue

The casino generating the most money for its state is not in Las Vegas or Atlantic City — it is in Queens. Comments (9).
Jamaica

Jamaica’s hungry urged to apply for food stamps

Many of the hungry in southeast Queens are not aware of the food programs available to the community, and those who are aware often find it difficult to determine which program is right for them. Comments (2).
St. Albans

113th Precinct to hold gun buy-back

Borough President Helen Marshall, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Community Board 12 Chairwoman Jacqueline Boyce announced Tuesday that southeast Queens will host a gun buy-back event Saturday. Comments (4).
Jamaica

Football big weighs options

Ebenezer Ogundeko is ready to end the suspense. Comment.
Editorial

Church, State and Scrambled Eggs

The lines separating church and state in southeast Queens have always been blurred. The black churches and their pastors continue to be powerful influences in the community. Comment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hollis

Comrie slams cuts to Hollis Head Start

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) joined more than 100 young children and their teachers from the Committee for Early Childhood Development Head Start in Hollis Friday to protest the mayor’s proposal to cut the organization’s funding amid negotiations over the city’s fiscal year 2013 budget. Comment.
Jamaica

Stop and frisk works in SE Queens: Flake

The Rev. Floyd Flake, the influential pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, recently said that while he believes the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program should be open to scrutiny, overall it has been effective in reducing crime in southeast Queens. Comment.
Hollis

Families of slain youths to march against violence

Brigitte Hoggard, Capri Pillow and Shenee Johnson have all lost loved ones to gun violence on the streets of southeast Queens in the past few years, and this weekend they plan to stand together and call for an end to the violence. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

One dead in nightclub shooting

A Queens man was shot and killed outside a South Jamaica nightclub early Sunday morning, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

South Jamaica

Cops search for LaGuardia student’s killer

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were looking for whoever killed a 22-year-old LaGuardia Community College student in South Jamaica last week. As of Tuesday, there had not been any arrests in the case. Comment.
Jamaica

Cops seek four in death of man from Jamaica

JAMAICA — Police were looking for four men believed to be responsible for the death of Jamaica resident George Ayala earlier this month. Comment.

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