Jamaica Times

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

St. Albans

City teaches boro tree care

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults should drink about 56 glasses of water a week and more when the temperature rises. The city Parks Department recommends that on those same hot, dry summer weeks trees should get up to 20 gallons of water. Comment.
Jamaica

Two-time gunman gets 25 years in Jamaica hit

A Queens judge threw the book at a borough man last week who was involved in the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn cop just a day after he nearly killed a man during a Jamaica robbery, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

South Ozone Park

Soccer star helps youngsters get kicks at Resorts World

An international soccer star from across the pond landed in the city last week to help youngsters get their kicks in South Ozone Park Comment.
Editorial

GOP Drops the Ball

If there is reason to believe the microstamping of guns can save lives, why would anyone oppose it? Why should legislation requiring microstamping in New York state be controversial? Comments (3).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jamaica

Police look for suspect in five Queens robberies

JAMAICA — The New York Police Department was looking for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with five robberies in Queens, police said. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis guard leads Heat in loss

YORK, Pa. — For the most part, it was a good performance by the NYC Heat, but there were a few key moments Coach Kevin White would like back. Comment.
Editorial

Queens Loses a Champion

Apostle John Boyd Sr., who started the New Greater Bethel Ministries under a tent in Cambria Heights, died earlier this month of natural causes at 85. By 2012 his church was 2,000 strong and his radio ministry reached an estimated 150 million each week. Comment.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jamaica

Bronx family had just left Nigerian gathering at Richmond Hill hall before crash

Oby Okoro, the woman the NYPD identified as the driver in a gruesome accident Sunday morning in Jamaica that left five passengers dead, told police she lost control of her Mercedes-Benz because the brakes failed, according to a report. Comment.
Jamaica

Far Rock man pleads guilty to lifting JFK luggage: DA

A Far Rockaway man faces up to six years in prison after he admitted to walking off with passengers’ luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Rosedale

Thomas steps up game, commits to play serious ball

READING, Pa. — Jevon Thomas walks under the hoop, inbounds the ball and playfully shoulder-bumps Wings Academy Coach Billy Turnage. He does the same to another familiar face, smiling at each one. Comment.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jamaica

Workers march in Jamaica for living wages

Protesters marched in Jamaica last week to bring attention to a new report highlighting the plight of low-wage workers in the city and one that named a few Queens businesses as some of the biggest offenders. Comment.
Jamaica

Cops nab man after chase in car, on foot

JAMAICA — A routine traffic stop July 17 turned into a car chase, then a foot pursuit and then finally a major arrest for officers in Jamaica. Comment.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

St. Albans

St. Albans shooting kills one teen, injures another

A St. Albans teen was shot and killed in front of his home early Tuesday, and his family believes he might have lived if taken to the hospital sooner. Comments (45).
Jamaica

Cop in Bell shooting sues city to get job back

William Bell said Tuesday he did not believe Gescard Isnora, the former NYPD detective who was fired for his involvement in the deadly 2006 shooting of his son, Sean Bell, should get his job back. Comments (1).
South Ozone Park

One man arrested in South Ozone car theft

SOUTH OZONE PARK — An off-duty FBI agent opened fire on three would-be car thieves after they tried breaking into his car, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica man dies in accident riding his ATV

JAMAICA — A Jamaica man was killed after his all-terrain vehicle struck a metal pole over the weekend, police said. Comment.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jamaica

Police release names of victims in SUV crash

The NYPD Monday released the names of the three survivors and five people who died in the fiery SUV crash in Jamaica over the weekend. Comment.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Jamaica

Five family members die in SUV crash near Van Wyck

An SUV packed with family members on their way home from a Nigerian benefit early Sunday morning flipped over in Jamaica, killing five passengers and leaving three others in stable condition, police and family members said. Comment.

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