Jamaica Times

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Editorial

Illegal Guns Are the Enemy

The debate over stop-and-frisk tends to become theoretical. Percentages show that young black men are more likely to be the targets of stop-and-frisk than white or Asian-American men of the same age. Comments (2).

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cambria Heights

Lubavitchers visit Rebbe’s grave site

The word on the streets of Cambria Heights over the weekend was “Shalom!” as thousands of Hasidic Jews from all over the world made the trek to the Ohel Chabad Lubavitch to mark the 18th anniversary of the death of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Walcott meets the graduates

No one will ever accuse city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott of reusing a keynote graduation speech. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Queens students showcase hard work in and out of school

TimesLedger Newspapers prints a special feature every two weeks called “Student of Distinction.” Here are some of its features. Comments (1).

Friday, June 29, 2012

South Jamaica

Wills discusses public safety in South Jamaica

The South Jamaica community feels as though it is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Man dies in motorcycle crash on Nassau border

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — A man died in a motorcycle crash in Cambria Heights near the Queens-Nassau County border Sunday, police said. Comment.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hollis

Families march for slain kin

About 40 people, most of whom lost a friend or a family member to gun violence, marched in Hollis Saturday in honor of victim Terrell Fountain, 18, who was shot to death in June 2011, two days after his graduation from high school. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Alban’s Allen Christian School closes after 30 years

Students at St. Alban’s Allen Christian School spent their final day in class last week because due to financial difficulties, the school is closing after 30 years, at 171-10 Linden Blvd. Comments (14).
Jamaica

York grad has Olympics in his sights

One of the most accomplished track-and-field athletes to come out of York College is trying for a chance at glory as he attempts to make the Jamaica National Olympic team. Comments (3).
Jamaica

U.S. Senate’s Farm Bill reduces food stamps for thousands in Queens

More than 20,000 Queens households saw their food stamp benefits threatened last week when the U.S. Senate passed its Farm Bill. Comment.
South Jamaica

Response lower than expected in South Jamaica gun buyback

A gun buyback in southeast Queens Saturday collected only about 25 percent of the weapons for which funds had been allotted. Comments (2).
Cambria Heights

Man, 39, found dead on sidewalk in Cambria Hts

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police responding to a 911 call in Cambria Heights early Friday morning said they found an unidentified 39-year-old black man dead on the sidewalk. Comment.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lindenwood

Jeffries and Velazquez get nods in primary victories

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Ridgewood) notched a victory in the 7th Congressional District, defeating her opponents in a hotly contested race. Comment.
St. Albans

Meeks takes Democratic primary in a landslide

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) handily warded off his three Democratic primary challengers Tuesday, making his ninth term representing southeast Queens all but assured. Comment.

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