Jamaica Times

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

South Jamaica

Liu’s interns lend a hand at Sean Bell community center

Summer interns from City Comptroller John Liu’s office brightened smiles on a rainy day last week when they stopped by South Jamaica to donate some much-appreciated sports equipment to the Sean Elijah Bell Community Center. Comments (1).
Jamaica

York welcomes new women’s volleyball coach

The York College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley Greene, the new women’s volleyball head coach at York College. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Parks alliance wants to put brakes on JFK runway plan

The public comment period on a proposal to extend a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport closer to Idlewild Park closed two months ago, and one open-space group is calling on the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to halt its plans until its voice is heard. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Culture delights at JAMS

Thousands of revelers braved the heat and soaked up the fun as the cultural diversity of southeast Queens spilled out onto the streets at the 16th annual Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival Saturday. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man gets 18 years in woman’s death

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal July 2010 assault of a Good Samaritan who attempted to halt an attack on a transsexual woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Queens Village

Hunt looking to finally get his chance at the bigs

Kyle Hunt is used to going unnoticed. The 6-foot-10 power forward was unheralded coming out of Martin Van Buren high school, far from a New York City basketball power. Comment.
Editorial

A Better Solution

City Councilman Leroy Comrie has taken on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on soft drinks of more than 16 ounces. He’s right when he says there ought to be a more effective way to limit the amount of calories children consume. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 10, 2012

South Jamaica

Police ID suspect wanted in Jamaica cop shooting

The NYPD is offering a $22,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of John Thomas, wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a Queens anti-gang sergeant who was shot Wednesday night in South Jamaica. Comments (7).
South Ozone Park

Racino rob suspect nabbed

Millions of gamblers walked into Resorts World Casino to try their luck last month, but one high roller will likely end up behind bars. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

South Jamaica

Officer shot chasing suspect in South Jamaica

An NYPD sergeant assigned to an anti-gang unit was recovering from non-life-threatening wounds Thursday after he was shot in the leg several times the night before by a suspect he was chasing in South Jamaica, police said. Comments (8).
Richmond Hill

Queens Sikhs stunned by Wisconsin rampage

Mayor Michael Bloomberg assured the Sikh community in Queens Monday that the city would protect them after a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killed six worshipers. Comment.
South Jamaica

South Jamaica’s JHS 8 added to ‘dangerous’ list

The state Education Department in June retroactively placed South Jamaica’s Richard S. Grossley JHS 8 on its list of persistently dangerous schools for the 2011-12 school year. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Flake endorses Sanders in state Senate bid

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. (D-Laurelton) announced last week he had picked up the endorsement of the influential spiritual and political leader the Rev. Floyd Flake in his bid to replace state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) in Albany. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill dead man hid secret in house attic

The rotting remains of an unidentified woman were found in the attic of a Richmond Hill residence Saturday — weeks after a man killed himself in the same house, according to police. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Jamaica HS lacking: State

Critics of the city Department of Education’s plan to phase out Jamaica High School say a recent state report confirms their worst fears that the city has abandoned the students at the embattled institution. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

St. Albans

Malcolm Smith eyes GOP run for mayor

The head of the Queens GOP said Tuesday he had not spoken to Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith about a possible run for mayor as a Republican, but he did give his prospects a slim chance. Comments (1).

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Richmond Hill

Relative of Richmond Hill Sikh leader killed in Wisconsin shooting

The Sikh community in Queens reacted with shock and mourning in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., that killed six people, including the uncle of a leader of the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Dead woman’s body found in Rich Hill attic

The rotting remains of an unidentified woman were found in the attic of a Richmond Hill residence Saturday — weeks after a man killed himself in the same house, according to police. Comment.

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