Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

South Ozone Park

DOT plan narrows Lefferts

In an effort to make Lefferts Boulevard safer, the city Department of Transportation is considering taking away one travel lane in both directions between Rockaway Boulevard and 149th Street, a change the DOT says will not cause additional congestion but which the community fears will just move traffic to surrounding residential streets. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Missing Rich Hill teen last seen leaving home: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — Police released a photo of a missing Richmond Hill teen in the hopes the public can help locate his whereabouts. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Rochdale Village

Police release photo of missing Queens man

ROCHDALE VILLAGE — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Rochdale Village senior missing since last week. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Cambria Heights

Grant to bring diabetes prevention to high-risk in Cambria Heights

EmblemHealth last week announced a partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will allow the non-profit insurance company to provide a diabetes-prevention program for some of its members in Cambria Heights. Comment.
St. Albans

DNA convicts St. Albans teen in online rendezvous rape case

Prosecutors were able to use DNA evidence to convict a St. Albans teenager last week of raping a 21-year-old woman whom he met on the controversial adult-services directory website backpage.com inside a vacant neighborhood house in 2010, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Editorial

Keeping a Promise

When Resorts World Casino at the Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park was seeking public support to open the first casino in New York City, it promised locals would get 70 percent of the 850 jobs that would be created. With unemployment in this part of Queens at more than 10 percent, it sounded like a good bet. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Laurelton

Six vehicles in Belt Parkway accident: BNN

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Richmond Hill

Friends mourn teen killed in crash

Families and friends of a South Ozone Park teen, one of four Queens youths killed in a car crash in Long Island on Columbus Day, gathered at S.J. Romanelli Funeral Home at 114-30 Rockaway Blvd. for his service Friday. Comments (1).
Springfield Gardens

City begins sewer project’s long-awaited final phase

When Annette Jennings-Bradley moved to Springfield Gardens 25 years ago, there were 33 homes near Springfield Lake. Neighbors had told her the area was created from landfill, and if she built her house there, it would sink into the ground within 10 years. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jamaica senior housing draws closer

South Jamaica’s Calvary Baptist Church took one step closer Tuesday toward building a long-awaited residence for seniors who are taking on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren. Comment.
Jamaica

Queens woman dies after bus strikes her

The bus driver who fatally struck a Queens woman Saturday night in Jamaica has a clean record, according to the Nassau County bus company that operates the route. Comment.
Queens Village

Qns Village native nets Nobel Prize

Economist Alvin Roth, a Queens native who currently works as a professor at Stanford University, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Comment.
South Ozone Park

CB 10 questions site of home for teenagers

A new boarding home for delinquent teenagers has recently opened in South Ozone Park as part of an effort to keep rehabilitating youths close to their families, but residents who live nearby are annoyed the program failed to ask their views about the location of the home before it set up shop. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Jamaica

Neighbors in Jamaica knew little of alleged terrorist

The day after a young Bangladeshi man was arrested following his alleged attempt to detonate a phony bomb in downtown Manhattan, neighbors on the block where he lived in Jamaica said they knew very little, if anything at all, about him. Comment.
Jamaica

Meeks’ pal faces stiff sentence over bank fraud

One of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks’ (D-Jamaica) friends, a real estate agent who gave the congressman $40,000 in 2007, faces a hefty sentence after he pleaded guilty last week to a scheme in which he defrauded banks to secure mortgages for unqualified homeowners in southeast Queens. Comment.
St. Albans

Meeks has got Obama’s back

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) is fired up and ready to go, and he is on a mission to make sure others — especially minority communities — feel the same way. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica man wanted to “destroy America” by bombing Federal Reserve: U.S. Attorney

Federal investigators were probing a Jamaica man’s motives after he was arrested Wednesday in an alleged bomb plot that officials believe was intended to kill and injure scores of New Yorkers. Comments (6).
Jamaica

Boro electeds differ on stop/frisk bills

Queens last week was once again in the forefront on the debate over stop-and-frisk, but this time the heated words were not ringing out from the streets of Jamaica or Jackson Heights, but from City Hall. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Jamaica

Jamaica man arrested in Manhattan bomb plot: Feds

Federal investigators said they arrested a 21-year old Bangladeshi citizen who had been living in Jamaica since January after he allegedly tried to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan Wednesday morning with phony explosives he purchased in an FBI sting operation. Comment.
Arverne

Averne murder suspect apprehended in Maryland: Post

ROCKAWAY — The man wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Queens schoolteacher in the Rockaways was cuffed in Maryland, according to an NBC report.Cops had been looking for Keith Howard, 63, after a tenant of his was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment on Seaspray Avenue in Arverne earlier this month, according to the report. Howard was pulled over after his license plate was flagged, NBC reported. Comment.
Jamaica

Jacqueline Fogel, 83

Jacqueline Fogel died in Jamaica Sept. 22. She was 83. Comments (2).
Jamaica

Suspect sought in Jamaica rape of woman: NYPD

JAMAICA — The NYPD released a photo of the suspect wanted in connection with a rape last month in Jamaica. Comment.

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