Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

South Jamaica

Hip boutique opens doors in S. Jamaica

A new boutique and jewelry store on Sutphin Boulevard in South Jamaica doubles as a showcase for independent designers, and should be on the radar for anyone wanting to pick up some unique fashion accessories, as the name implies. Comments (1).

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Jamaica

Jamaica teacher admits to sex act with student

A former eighth-grade teacher at Jamaica’s Susan B. Anthony School is facing a six-month prison sentence after he pleaded guilty last Thursday to having inappropriate sexual contact with a 13-year-old female student, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

South Jamaica

Father assaulted by son with meat cleaver: Report

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man who allegedly tried to hurt his father with a meat cleaver in their home at Guy R. Brewer Boulevard near Liberty Avenue was arrested, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Editorial

A Dollar and a Scheme

On the state government side alone, there is Lotto, Mega Millions, Power Ball, Take Five, Win 4 and more than 60 scratch-off games ranging from $1 to $20. They only make a profit for the state because people lose more than they win. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

South Jamaica

Man stabbed to death in S. Jamaica home: Police

A South Jamaica home with a history of domestic discord was the site of a bloody murder last week when a woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death in the house they shared with two young children, police and neighbors said. Comments (9).
Hollis

Missing boy, 15, from Hollis found: Police

HOLLIS — A 15-year-old boy who had gone missing in Hollis has been found, police said. Comments (3).
Editorial

Stop the Union Bashing

It could be dismissed as the kind of meaningless rhetoric that surfaces every four years at the Republican National Convention. Speaker after speaker came to the podium in Tampa to take pot shots at the nation’s labor unions. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

South Ozone Park

Sex offenders residing at shelter near PS 124

More than 20 sex offenders are living in a South Ozone Park shelter that is 1,000 feet away from PS 124, according to the New York state sex offender registry. Comments (7).
Jamaica

Sanders scores major victory over Huntley in Senate race

In a hotly contested race in southeast Queens, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) defeated state Sen. Shirley Huntley in the Democratic Party primary Thursday. She was seeking her fourth term when she was indicted on criminal charges last month. Comment.
Jamaica

Queens’ own Machado heads to join Jeremy Lin in Houston

Scott Machado, the former Iona College point guard who went undrafted despite leading the nation in assists, agreed to a partially guaranteed, three-year contract for the league minimum with the Houston Rockets last week. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gdns. man with knife killed by police

Relatives of a 27-year-old man, who the NYPD said had held a knife to his own neck before he was fatally shot by police, were still planning funeral arrangements Tuesday for the new father. Comment.
South Jamaica

Shooting suspect surrenders

The man accused of shooting a plainclothes police officer not far from the South Jamaica Houses last month was hit with an additional, unrelated attempted murder charge Monday after he turned himself in to authorities the night before. Comment.
Cambria Heights

City plans to add to Cambria Heights elementary school

For more than a decade now the pair of red, double-wide trailers perched alongside PS 176 in Cambria Heights has served as a sign of the school’s growth. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Jamaica

Passenger attacks two others with a knife in Jamaica subway station: MTA

An argument that started onboard the J Train ended when a disgruntled passenger slashed two others with a knife as they rode a crowded escalator inside the Jamaica subway station, according to the MTA. Comment.
Jamaica

Huntley supporter says case racially motivated

The primary election got a jolt Tuesday after a supporter of state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) distributed leaflets claiming the indicted senator is the victim of racially motivated actions by the state attorney general. Comment.
St. Albans

Senior week turns ten in SE Queens

Senior Appreciation Week is getting old. Comment.
St. Albans

Walcott visits Eagle Academy on first day of new school year

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott made a stop at a unique school in southeast Queens last week as he toured the five boroughs for the first day of school. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Jamaica

State Senate District 10 candidates

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) is seeking her fourth term in office. She sits on the Agriculture, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Codes, Consumer Protection, Education, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Social Services, State-Native American Relations and Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committees. She is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. Huntley had served as president of Community School Board 28. Comment.
Queens Village

Assembly District 33 candidates

Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) is seeking a 14th term in office. She serves as the Deputy Majority Whip of the Assembly and sits on the Education, Labor, Rules, Children and Families and Libraries and Education Technology committees. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

South Jamaica

Alleged cop-shooter surrenders in South Jamaica

John Thomas, the suspected cop-shooter police have been searching for over the last month, turned himself over to the authorities Sunday evening, the NYPD said. Comment.
Queens Village

Boro’s South Asian candidates still absent from ballots

Despite redistricting victories earlier this year that concentrated the voting powers of South Asian Americans in Queens in ways they had never been before, when voters go to the polls next week they will find no South Asian ethnic candidate on the ballot for either state Assembly, state Senate or district leader. Comments (1).

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens man with knife shot and killed by police: NYPD

A 27-year-old man, who had held a knife to his own neck, was fatally shot in his Springfield Gardens home by police Friday afternoon, the NYPD and the man’s relatives said. Comments (6).

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