Jamaica Times

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Queens Village

105th’s Finest recognized

Four officers, including three who were struck by a suspect’s car as they tried to make an arrest in August, were given a stirring round of applause last week as they were honored at the 105th Precinct’s community council meeting. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Wills hosts quality-of-life forum in Richmond Hill

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) invited representatives from a number of city agencies to Richmond Hill last week to hear residents’ concerns and help them find the most effective ways to find satisfying resolutions to their complaints. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

St. Albans

College-bound youngsters get advice on their next step

Young people from southeast Queens exploring their academic options got a visit, and plenty of advice, from city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott at a college fair in the St. Albans Congregational Church Saturday. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man shot and killed after billiards fight in Richmond Hill: NYPD and witnesses

One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting that took place in Richmond Hill early Saturday following a fight at a billiards hall, police and witnesses said. Comments (7).
South Ozone Park

S. Ozone man charged in doctor fraud scheme

A 50-year old South Ozone Park man may find 15 years a bitter pill to swallow after he allegedly passed himself off as a Harvard grad with intentions of opening a medical facility in order to steal the identities of six doctors and cash in on their lines of credit, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Jamaica

Landing gear kicks in at nick of time over JFK

JAMAICA — Passengers aboard TAM Flight 8078 from Rio de Janeiro got the scare of their lives as their plane prepared to land at John F. Kennedy International Airport last Thursday, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Jamaica

Woman found with cocaine sewn in hair: Customs

JAMAICA — A woman from Guyana came to New York with more on her mind than jet lag. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis works to overcome early season slump

The plight of the early soccer season for Mary Louis has been to find the scoring complements around star Therese Boyle. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Rochdale Village

Rochdale LL coach sentenced to 18 yrs.

The 54-year-old man who admitted to using his position as a Little League coach at Rochdale Village to sexually abuse his young players was sentenced to 18 years in jail last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police searching for suspect in A train rob

ROCKAWAY — The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery Friday. Comment.
On Point

Use your voting power can clean up Albany of corruption

The depth of corruption in New York politics is unfathomable, so let’s summarize and review the last few months of corruption du jour. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

Jamaica

State fights foreclosures in Qns.

Four Queens nonprofits will receive a share of more than $16 million the state attorney general’s office has set aside this year to assist homeowners in avoiding foreclosure, though it was not certain whether the grants would allow the groups to expand their services or simply compensate for other sources of funding that have run dry. Comment.
Queens Village

NYPD warns about burglary patterns in 105th

With the 105th Precinct experiencing a surge in burglaries, authorities are warning neighbors to be on the lookout for two sets of suspects operating on opposite ends of the command’s territory. Comment.
Jamaica

JFK terror scare turns out to be fishermen: Post

JAMAICA — A terrorism scare at John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday was just another case of accidental trespassing, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.
Editorial

Depends on What He Means

Depends on What He Means Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

South Ozone Park

State wants overhaul in vet practices at Aqueduct

A task force investigating a spike in horse deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park last winter is calling for widespread rule changes in veterinary structure and the prohibition of certain drugs. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Men admit to forcing 14-year-old into prostitution

Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of forcing a 14-year-old girl to work as a prostitute, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Cops seek suspect in Resorts World armed robbery

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a gunpoint robbery in the Resorts World Casino parking garage Sept. 16. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Rosedale

Port Authority to discuss JFK runway extension at meet

A southeast Queens environmental group with a backyard view of John F. Kennedy International Airport has successfully lobbied Port Authority officials to hear the public’s comments on a plan to extend one of the airport’s runways closer toward protected wetlands and residential neighborhoods. Comment.
Jamaica

JetBlue breaks ground on expansion at JFK

JetBlue Airways broke ground Monday morning on an extension project to its terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Sick dolphin dies on Rockaway Beach: Post

ROCKAWAY — The New York Post reported an emaciated dolphin that washed up on Rockaway Beach Friday died from its injuries the next day. Comment.

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