Jamaica Times

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

South Ozone Park

Resorts World Casino celebrates first year in business

The early returns are in and one year after officials rolled the dice on a casino at the long-fading Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, business is booming. Comment.
South Jamaica

Wills recognizes businesses in SE Queens for civic service

Keeping a small business running for 17 years is an achievement in and of itself, but for a South Jamaica barbershop’s successes to be measured in more than dollars and cents is an accomplishment worthy of recognition. Comment.
QueensLine

Jamaica-born author-composer Bowles lived in Morocco

Paul Frederick Bowles was a composer, author, poet and literary translator of multiple languages. Born in Jamaica, he spent most of his life in Tangier, Morocco, writing and composing. Comment.
Editorial

Why Vote?

The presidential election was over in Queens before it started. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn’t campaign here once. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Jamaica Hills

Tietz celebrates opening of fully kosher kitchen

The cafeteria at Margaret Tietz’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was packed with hungry people late last month as staff members, elected officials, rabbis and other community revelers gathered for the grand opening of the facility’s now completely kosher kitchen. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Cambria Heights

Crips guilty in Jamaica teen’s 2009 slaying: DA

Two members of the notorious Crips street gang were convicted Friday of killing a 13-year-old Jamaica boy, whose 2009 death from a stray bullet has been one of several in southeast Queens galvanizing the community against gun violence, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Jamaica

Dozens submit testimony on stop-and-frisk at York

Last year the NYPD stopped nearly 700,000 people across New York City — the majority of whom were young black and Latino men — but Manny Yusuf does not exactly fit that description. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man illegally fills gas buckets: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — A 47-year-old man was arrested and accused of filling buckets with gasoline over the weekend, the NYPD said. Comment.
From the Footlights

Entertainment tastes for all palates this season

Last week, the TimesLedger’s From the Footlights column featured a preview of the new Broadway and Off-Broadway seasons. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Cambria Heights

Support for Obama in SE Queens appears to remain strong in 2012

With key swing states such as Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in their crosshairs, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney seemed to assume New York was a lock for the Democratic candidate — and judging by the sentiments expressed by voters in southeast Queens on Election Day, they were right. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Neighbor saves Far Rock residents from fierce flooding

Far Rockaway resident Eric Curtis credits his quick-thinking neighbor with saving his life during Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Jamaica

Thousands line up in Jamaica for free fuel at Queens Armory

Leon Richardson, of Jamaica, was only one example of what so many others throughout the city endured over the weekend after he waited in line for eight hours to fill up his gas tank in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Power losses cripple Queens

A week after Superstorm Sandy plunged much of Queens into darkness, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority were estimating it could take another week to return power to thousands of customers in the borough, drawing scorn from places both high and low. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Far Rockaway

Rockaway recovery far off

More than a week after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the Rockaways, many areas of the peninsula were still reeling from the storm. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Far Rockaway

Desperation builds on Rockaways (Continuing Live Blog)

As Rockaway residents struggled to clean their homes and belongings, find food and stay warm, frustration continued to mount Sunday during the sixth day the area was without power with no end in sight. Comments (2).
Far Rockaway

Some Queens schools remain closed, other to be relocated

The majority of schools across Queens opened their doors Monday after a full week of being closed following Superstorm Sandy, though a number of schools in the borough remain closed until further notice or are being relocated. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Far Rockaway

Relief supplies slow to reach the Rockaways

Residents of the Rockaways braved dropping temperatures and a line that wound through Conch Playground and a block down the bordering sidewalk to receive food, water and other supplies at an aid distribution point Friday. Many said they were thankful to have help but also questioned why it started to arrive four days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. Comments (1).

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