Jamaica Times

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Queens Village

United Negro College Fund holds event to honor MLK

The Greater New York Inter-Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund presented its 22nd-annual MLK Jr. Awards Breakfast at Antun’s. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

Jamaica

First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica celebrates 350 years

When the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica was established in 1662, the area was a New Netherland settlement called Rustdorp, meaning “Quiet Village.” Comment.
Richmond Hill

Group rallies to unite SW Queens in Assembly

A group of Richmond Hill and Ozone Park residents, most of them South Asian and West Indian, met inside Villa Russo Monday night to shape their future. Comment.
Jamaica

MLK’s legacy honored at event sponsored by Comrie

Councilman Leroy Comrie sponsored an event entitled “A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center Monday afternoon. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

Queens Village

Stalker harasses woman with car, pistol: Post

QUEENS VILLAGE — Hell hath no fury like a stalker scorned. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

MLS JV girls win 8 in a row, defeating GNYA

The wins keep coming for the junior varsity girls at Maspeth’s Martin Luther School. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

Laurelton

King’s legacy honored in southeast Qns.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent quest for racial equality has left an indelible mark on the nation and Queens residents kept his memory alive Monday by honoring the Nobel Peace Prize winner at a community-focused event. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill family gets 418 years in fraud

A Richmond Hill man, wife and daughter have been sentenced to prison in the defrauding of fellow immigrants in what District Attorney Richard Brown said was about “a family who threw away their future to satisfy greed.” Comment.
Far Rockaway

Woman found dead in Far Rock by the shore

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police said they responded to a call in Far Rockaway Saturday where they found a woman dead outside near Beach 17th Street and the shoreline. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Junior guard leads Bayside to victory

Austin Williams was convinced this team wasn’t going to give another lead to Campus Magnet before ensuring it. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

South Richmond Hill

Man slays wife in front of kids: Cops

Three young children saw their mother murdered by her estranged husband in South Richmond Hill Sunday, sources said. Comment.
St. Albans

Rebuild VA hospital: Meeks

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) described 2012 as a year of promise as he met with reporters in his Jamaica district office Tuesday. Comment.
South Ozone Park

57% in poll say no to Aqueduct convention center

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to build the nation’s largest convention center near Aqueduct Race Track is not sitting well with state voters, according to a Siena College poll released Monday. Comment.
South Jamaica

Crash sends school bus spiraling into home’s South Jamaica lawn

A 59-year-old pedestrian sustained serious injuries to her legs after she was struck by a school bus that plowed through a brick fence and into a home in South Jamaica during a two-vehicle collision in South Jamaica last Thursday afternoon, authorities and witnesses said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Bravest saves man from blaze in S. Ozone Park

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Firefighters braved heavy smoke and flames Monday night to save a man in his 40s who was found with no pulse from a fire at the Executive Motor Inn, at 138th Avenue and Cranston Street, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

No Holds Barred

Write to elected officials in favor of money-making execution plan

Some of you may have noticed that I did not emphasize in my last blog what public executions could do for the economy of Queens. Let me rectify that immediately, lest you think this is a matter of no concern to your pocketbook and mine. Comments (6).

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